Weatherford Democrat

Local News

September 28, 2012

City approves agreement with Council of Governments

WEATHERFORD — Weatherford officials approved entering into an agreement with the North Texas Council of Governments for a mitigation plan for the city during Tuesday night’s meeting.

Fire Chief Paul Rust told the council there was no cost to the plan. The NTCOG does all the work after the city supplies the data and the NTCOG develops a plan, which will ultimately identify all hazards in the city and a way to alleviate those hazards, Rust said.

Federal monies are available for those cities that have a plan, Rust said. Quarterly progress reports will be provided to the city by NTCOG according to the agreement. The project is expected to be completed by February 2014.

In other news, the council put out a request for anyone wishing to be part of the Historic Preservation Commission to come forward.

Mayor Pro Tem Craig Swancy said three of the members have left the commission, which has left the commission without a quorum. Swancy said anyone with an interest in the history of Weatherford or the city development can take part.

He said the ideal candidates would live close to the downtown area but it’s not a requirement. Anyone with an interest is urged to contact City Hall.

Council members also approved:

• Awarding the bid for asphalt repairs to A-1 Concrete. The city is expecting $131,750 in repairs which will be paid out of the upcoming fiscal year budget. A-1 Concrete was also awarded the bid for concrete work on sidewalks, driveways approaches, curb and gutters, storm drains and handicap ramps.

• A resolution designating 3.047 acres of the Weatherford Town Center off Tin Top Road as a reinvestment zone. Weatherford Economic Development Authority Executive Director Dennis Clayton said the area must be designated as a reinvestment zone in order to enter into a tax abatement agreement.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • Springtown man gets 37-year sentence

    A Parker County jury Thursday convicted a Springtown man of continuous sexual abuse of a young child, giving him a 37-year prison sentence. 

    April 23, 2014

  • District XI Retired Teachers President Jo Ann Smith with Louretta Evans.JPG Parker County Retired Teachers conduct auction

    Professional auctioneer Randall McDaniel conducted his fourth annual PCRTA auction of items donated by members on April 1. Several paddle wars transpired for popular items. Additionally, members participated in a silent auction, a first for the group. A total of $1,400 from the auction was contributed to the PCRTA’s operating fund. McDaniel is a 1986 graduate of Weatherford High School. The auction was sponsored by the Community Service Committee, chaired by Barbara Rothrock.

    April 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • Grand jury indictments for April returned

    A Parker County grand jury on Thursday indicted a man accused of breaking into his neighbor’s home and threatening him with a BB gun before engaging in a brief standoff with deputies.

    April 19, 2014

  • eagle scout 2.jpg Weatherford freshman takes eagle project to vietnam museum

    As part of his Eagle Scout project, Andrew McNay traveled to the National Vietnam War Museum April 12 to build a steel foot bride to be positioned in the meditation garden of the museum.

    April 19, 2014 4 Photos

  • 0420 loc wumo.jpg WuMo comic strip coming to the WD

    Beginning May 1, the Weatherford Democrat will introduce a new comic strip – WuMo.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Event center hosts barn-raising

    Many businesses boast old-fashioned country charm, but one Weatherford event center is bringing back old farm traditions to assemble the newest addition to its property: a 19th century barn. 

    April 18, 2014

  • David May named Mineral Wells Index general manager-editor

    Weatherford Democrat Editor David May has been named general manager-editor for the Mineral Wells Index.

    April 18, 2014

  • Pair charged with assaulting kids

    Two Weatherford teens were arrested last week on charges of chasing down two bicycle-riding children in a car and assaulting them in a church parking lot, where the encounter was recorded.

    April 17, 2014

  • easter basket.jpg Easter egg hunt times, locations

    Following is information provided to the WD on four local Easter egg hunts and celebrations planned for Friday and Saturday:

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • 2014 ACSI High School District Art Show Winners.jpg Weatherford Christian announces ACSI Art Show winners

    April 17, 2014 2 Photos

Must Read
Top News
House Ads
AP Video