Weatherford Democrat

Local News

March 3, 2013

Willow Park council OKs nursing home annexation

(Continued)

They expect to pay a total of more than $100,000 in taxes each year, according to Cramer.

The Weatherford facility has been open for four years and Cramer said they see a demand for rehabilitation services and long term nursing care in the area.

College Park Nursing and Rehab, one of several similar facilities in Weatherford, is full, has a wait list and has to send people to facilities in Fort Worth or other locations, Cramer told the council.

“The demographics are probably better here than any place we’ve built,” Cramer said.

Tami Fitzgerald, the facility administrator for College Park Nursing and Rehab since it opened and expects to be involved in opening the Willow Park facility, said they expect the business to add at least 120 jobs, most of them skilled, licensed staff.

They are ready to move forward with their plans and hope to begin adding residents in the building by December or January, Cramer told the council.

Dr. Sanjeeb Shrestha, a practicing gastroenterologist in Weatherford, told the council that he sees a great need for assisted-living facilities in the area as many residents are sent to other cities.

He hopes to build a smaller facility with total of 50 beds and expects the business to add 20 to 30 jobs in the area, Shrestha said.

“If we have the facilities here, our parents, grandparents can be in a very friendly environment,” Shrestha said.

He and other investors have been working on the assisted-living facility project for about a year and most of their plans were at a standstill because of the annexation issue, Shrestha said.

Willow Park Baptist Church’s treasurer and finance committee chair told the council that they purchased the 82-acre area to build a church campus and hoped to move forward with the annexation of the 10 acres Tuesday night, so the church could sell a portion of the property to help pay off the church’s debt.

Text Only
Local News
  • 0727 loc peaster ffa.jpg Peaster FFA students attend state convention

    The 86th Texas FFA Convention was recently held in Fort Worth. Peaster’s Hannah Ford completed her year of service as a state officer. 

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Parker County Heritage Society to meet Aug. 19

    Parker County Heritage Society will meet Aug. 19 in the home of Nathan and Abby Hamessely at 410 W. Spring St. at 7 p.m. 

    July 27, 2014

  • AgriLife to offer parenting classes Aug. 19, 21

    The Texas AgriLife Extension Service of Parker County will offer parenting classes on Aug. 19 and 21, 2014, at the Parker County Agricultural Services Center. The classes will be from 1-5 p.m. each day and will include lunch. The cost to attend the class is $10 per person for the two-day class. Scholarships are available.

    July 27, 2014

  • CASA receives national certification for its efforts

    WEATHERFORD – CASA Hope for Children of Parker and Palo Pinto County has just been awarded certification by the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association. This certification recognizes that CASA Hope for Children is in compliance with National CASA’s high standards for quality child advocacy.

    July 26, 2014

  • 0725 loc whs ffa.jpg Weatherford FFA attends state convention in Fort Worth

    Members from the Weatherford FFA chapter attended the 86th annual Texas FFA State Convention July 14-18 in Fort Worth.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • DAILY RECORD: Marriages and deaths

    Marriages and deaths recorded from July 16, 2014 to July 22, 2014. This information is being provided as a courtesy by the Parker County Clerk. Every effort is made to see that the information is correct and complete. The Parker County Clerk is not responsible should there be an error within the information provided.

    July 25, 2014

  • Dept. of State Health Services releases Aug. schedules

    Texas Department of State Health Services immunization clinics for August:

    July 24, 2014

  • 0723 loc WC upward bound.jpg Traveling the path to success

    Several factors aligned to set Louriann Villa on the path to success including a mother she considers a hero, the Weatherford College Upward Bound program and scholarship funds.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Weatherford DAR to host summer workshop

    Weatherford Chapter-DAR will be hosting the District II summer workshop with 94 members from across North Texas attending on Saturday, July 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at North Side Baptist Church.

    July 23, 2014

  • Painting with a Twist/Painting with a Purpose

    Looking for a fun night out? Join us for the Parker Paws Painting with a Purpose fundraiser from 7-9 p.m. 

    July 20, 2014

Must Read
Top News
House Ads
AP Video
Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow