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June 30, 2013

Change at the top, return of Sunday color comics begin today

The Weatherford Democrat in recent weeks has been striving to respond to reader comments and make changes based on those comments in order to better serve and represent our customers and communities.

For instance, recently we switched back to Sunday, rather than Saturday, delivery of the weekend paper. We continue to gather and pore over comments being provided in responses to a reader’s survey published recently in the Democrat and our Parker County Shopper.

One of the changes suggested by more than one reader was a return of color Sunday comics. That is an easy request to fulfill, so beginning inside today’s edition we gladly put the color back in the Sunday funnies. Enjoy, and thanks for the suggestion.

Another change in your local newspaper is one that is happening at the top – of the front page. If you haven’t yet noticed, there is a change in the newspaper’s name. No, not the name itself. We have been the Weatherford Democrat since the paper rolled out its first edition in 1895. The change is in the presentation of the paper’s name, one we think better reflects who we are as a community and one we hope many readers will like. This change will be seen in new logos as we make that transition across all of our product platforms.

While we are placing more emphasis on the “Weatherford” part of our nameplate, we want to make clear we are dedicated to serving all of Weatherford and Parker County as the county’s only daily newspaper.

Know, too, we are not done. Expect more positive changes in the coming days and weeks as we continue to listen, and respond, to you and your suggestions. We thank all the advertisers, subscribers and  readers of the Weatherford Democrat – be it the print, web or mobile editions, Your Family magazine, the Parker County Shopper or one of our other community news and information products and please keep the feedback coming.

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    Weatherford’s VFW Post 4746 R.D. Nelson Memorial and Guardians of the Children motorcycle club gave Hope for Tomorrow employee Heather Dezomits a helping hand Saturday when she introduced Operation Sweet Cases, a program designed to give foster kids a place to store their belongings as they travel from placement to placement.

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    In preparation for a bond election, the Weatherford ISD Board of Trustees Thursday approved contracting with a firm to conduct a survey of Weatherford ISD voters. 

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    Tag Hooks, 6, stands in front of Weatherford’s newest park facility, a dog park named after his grandmother, Patsy Hooks, who died in December.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0718 one weather forecast.jpg Wet weather

    Residents in Parker County experienced quite a bit of rain early Thursday morning.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • A need for funds

    Parker County Judge Mark Riley last week urged East Parker County business leaders to support a constitutional amendment that would provide more money for transportation projects in Texas. 

    July 17, 2014

  • Willow Park tackles 11-street project

    The Willow Park City Council last week picked a list of 11 streets they’d like repaired as part of the city’s next road repair project, a significant portion of the 17-road, $850,000 list of needed repairs. 

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  • ESD No. 1, Annetta South working on fire station site

    Parker County Emergency Services District No. 1 and Annetta South officials said Tuesday that the ESD is homing in on a site for a new fire station to serve residents in the Annettas and surrounding areas. 

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