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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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  • Richard Adams Sr. Firefighter arrested on child sex assault charges

    A volunteer Hudson Oaks firefighter is in the Parker County Jail on charges he repeatedly sexually assaulted two young relatives over a several year period. 

    Richard Frederick Adams Sr., 62, arrested Monday, faces two charges of continuous sexual abuse of a child under 14, a first-degree felony.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0723 one trooper.jpg Living up to his name

    For a dog that has survived all odds, Trooper, a three-legged dog that is now seen at fundraisers and other Weatherford events, really does live up to his nickname, Super Trooper.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Macedo, Kelly.jpeg Couple arrested for stealing from elderly woman

    A Weatherford man and woman were arrested last week on charges that they burglarized the house of a woman in a nursing home, making off with books of checks and a rifle found by police during a traffic stop in May. 

    July 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • 0723 one solar power car.jpg Powered by the sun

    About a half dozen solar-powered cars racing cross county began arriving in Weatherford late Monday afternoon. 

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Cole Pritchard.jpg Becoming tech savvy

    Monday afternoon, Weatherford Public Library was home to local teens with a “techie” appetite. As a part of the library’s Young Adult Summer Reading Club, the library hosted a Teen Tech Challenge was hosted to inspire teens with desires of becoming animators and designers. Beyond just technology as a draw, those with a creative mind or a passion for storytelling were also invited.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0722 one puppy bag bikers.jpg A case for comfort

    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.

    July 21, 2014 2 Photos

  • Purple Heart recipients wanted

    Parker County Judge and Commissioners Court are encouraging all local Purple Heart recipients to attend commissioners court on Monday, July 28, at 10 a.m., as the court designates Parker County a “Purple Heart County.”

    July 21, 2014

  • 0720 one swim rescue 2.jpg Safety first

    As has become a yearly routine, Cherry Park lifeguards and first responders teamed up Friday to conduct a safety drill in response to a simulated drowning.

    July 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • WISD board preps for bond survey

    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. 

    July 19, 2014

  • 0720 one dog park.jpg Open for doggy business

    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

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