WOMAN ACCUSED OF THEFT
A man living in the 200 block of College Park Drive said a woman, while at his residence Thursday morning, took his cell phone and a debit card, using the card several times to make unauthorized charges totaling $250.
DWI, RESISTING ARREST
A driver called Weatherford police Thursday to the 1700 block of South Main Street to investigate a possibly intoxicated driver who was reportedly swerving in the roadway and whose pickup nearly hit the caller’s vehicle. The suspect’s vehicle was stopped and the driver, James Vernon Smith, 49, of Weatherford, was determined to be driving while intoxicated. He also resisted offers, according to WPD reports. Smith remained in Parker County Jail on Saturday under bonds totaling $4,500 on charges of DWI and resisting arrest or transport.
DOMESTIC ASSAULT ARREST
Parker County sheriff’s deputies were called late Thursday morning to a residence in the 300 block of Pickard Lane in reference to a domestic disturbance. There deputies met with a 29-year-old man who said his girlfriend, Kati Jo Martin, 25, hit him in the head with an unknown object and scratched him in the face. Martin was arrested for misdemeanor assault causing bodily injury to a family member. She was placed in Parker County Jail under $2,500 bond on that charge and $2,000 bond on a theft charge filed in McLennan County.
WOMAN ACCUSED OF THEFT
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SPRINGTOWN – After finding that a breaker manufactured by a company with a history of issues contributed to a house fire Friday, Parker County Fire Marshal Shawn Scott is urging Parker County residents with Federal Pacific Electric Stab-Lok circuit breakers to call an electrician and get them checked for safety.
Fire destroys Dennis Road residence
A fire that destroyed a two-story house off Dennis Road around 10 p.m. Monday was ruled accidental by the Parker County Fire Marshal’s Office.
POLICE BLOTTER: A weighty theft
Weatherford police Monday investigated the reported theft of large, tractor tires used in physical training workouts along with a weight stand from a business in the 100 block of North Elm Street.
ASK A MASTER GARDENER: Is it too early to start a vegetable garden?
Considering our winter temperatures this year, that’s a good question. When it comes to a successful vegetable garden, timing is everything. The goal in Texas is to have most of your vegetable crops mature before the temperatures soar in mid-summer.
MILLSAP MATTERS: Kudos to Bulldogs hoops team
MILLSAP – As we begin daylight savings time today, our community is celebrating the accomplishments of some dedicated young men.
EXTENSION NEWS: Getting more zzzs could help you lose some lbs.
We spend about one-third of our lifetime sleeping. Sleep is important for learning and memory. Sleep also helps our immune system to resist illness and disease, increases response times in emergencies, improves our mood and feelings of wellness and gives us the energy we need to be more active and alert.
United Way dresses for success with third annual fashion event
One of the main missions of the United Way of Parker County is to support the community. Friday afternoon, it was the other way around, as close to 200 people filled up Central Christian Church for the third annual Compassion with Fashion lunch and fashion show.
VETERANS’ CORNER: Soldiers, families warned about latest Internet scam
The Army’s Criminal Investigation Command is warning about a new website scam in which criminals are attempting to take advantage of soldiers and their families.
NOW HEAR THIS: Put a muffler on it
I suppose I live a somewhat pampered life down on the “pore farm” – far away from the noise, traffic and hustle and bustle of urban life. For me it is a wonderful thing and a blessing to savor.
Library plans week of events
The Weatherford Public Library is offering several events for kids and parents during this week’s spring break.
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