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  • One injured after house fire near Springtown

    A man was taken to the hospital with minor burns and smoke inhalation following a house fire Tuesday evening near Springtown. 

    July 9, 2014

  • Sarra Lane bridge site Mom who admitted to burying toddler in creek bed arrested

    The Weatherford mother who, after allegedly watching her boyfriend brutally beat and kill her 18-month-old daughter, reportedly admitted to helping bury the girl under a bridge in northern Parker County was arrested Tuesday evening on warrants. 

    Alexis Botello, the 17-year-old mother of Tylea Moore, has been charged with tampering with evidence and injury to a child, according to Arlington jail records.

    July 8, 2014 4 Photos

  • Joshua Beard Toddler's body found in creek grave

    A 17-year-old Weatherford mother said she helped bury her 18-month-old daughter under a bridge in northern Parker County after watching her boyfriend beat and stomp the girl, killing her, according to Arlington police. 

    Authorities Monday reportedly recovered the body of a toddler believed to be Tylea Moore under a bridge in the 1900 block of Sarra Lane.

    July 8, 2014 4 Photos

  • 0708 one hutton peaches.jpg 5 Days of Peaches

    Peaches, especially during the summer time, are one of the biggest highlights of Parker County.

    July 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • Murder charge from 2008 dropped

    Nearly six years after the death of 51-year-old Arlin Terry Salter, prosecutors have dropped a murder charge against the neighbor who admitted to killing him.

    July 7, 2014

  • Company cited for water protection violation

    The Texas Railroad Commission June 30 cited CES SWD Texas Inc, operator of the Aledo Yard facility at Bear Cat Road and Interstate 20, for violating a state code governing water protection, according to a spokeswoman from the commission.

    July 5, 2014

  • Meth ring arrests 31 charged with meth trafficking

    Authorites Wednesday arrested sixteen people accused of drug trafficking in the Weatherford area. 

    The organized crime arrest warrants executed Wednesday bring the total number of people arrested in connection to an alleged Weatherford methamphetamine distribution ring to 31. 

    July 3, 2014 2 Photos

  • 0627 one dale fleeger.jpg Saying goodbye

    After 10 years with the Weatherford Public Library, Director of Library Services Dale Fleeger has decided to retire.

    July 2, 2014 1 Photo

  • Clayton Family Photo.JPG Putting him to rest

    WEATHERFORD – Members of the Abandoned Cemetery Association (ACA) recently placed a marker at the grave site of Bennie Clayton (1885-1886) in Murr Cemetery 128 years after his death.  His plot no longer needs to be listed as “child’s grave with iron fence.”

    July 2, 2014 1 Photo

  • Male Suspect Bearcat Burglary Aledo convenience store burglar sought

    The Parker County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating suspects who burglarized the Aledo Bearcat Cafe convenience store early Wednesday morning.

    July 2, 2014 4 Photos

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