New band instruments will be in place for students when the 2021-22 school year begins in August after Weatherford ISD trustees approved more than $98,000 in purchases for the high school and Tison Middle School.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would make Juneteenth, or June 19th, a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.
Vice President Kamala Harris on Wednesday pointed to Texas Republicans’ push for sweeping new voting restrictions as a key illustration of the need to restore federal oversight of elections.
Two Weatherford College student-athletes were in third place in their respective College National Finals Rodeo events after Tuesday's competition at the Ford Wyoming Center in Casper, Wyoming.
WACO — Summer has arrived with its higher temperatures and water conditions suitable for the spread of an uncommon but usually fatal illness that can occur when water goes up your nose, after, for instance, swimming, diving, skiing or other water recreation.
When Gov. Greg Abbott announced last week that Texas would build its own border wall, one of the immediate questions was who would pay for it.
MINERAL WELLS — Following a 10-year lease of the former Texas National Guard facility, Perone Industries LLC has purchased the property from the Mineral Wells Industrial Foundation.
Marriages and Deaths recorded from May 19, 2021 to June 9, 2021. This information is being provided as a courtesy by the Office of Lila Deakle, Parker County Clerk. Every effort is made to see that the information is correct and complete. The Parker County Clerk is not responsible should the…
SPRINGTOWN — Parker County Sheriff’s Special Crimes Unit, Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team and patrol deputies executed a search warrant Monday stemming from a Fentanyl overdose case in April.
MINERAL WELLS– On June 14, 2021, Mineral Wells Police arrested Randy Wayne Ellerbrook, 60, of Mineral Wells for Possession with Intent to Promote Child Pornography, a second degree felony in the State of Texas.
ALEDO — After opening the Weatherford Music Academy less than two years ago, Phoenix and Danielle Rose have officially opened a second location in Aledo, teaching more than 600 students between the two locations.
PARKER COUNTY — The Upper Trinity Groundwater Conservation District is planning to take a hard look at areas of Wise and Parker counties for water resources in anticipation of increased growth and development.
AUSTIN – The Electric Reliability Council of Texas is asking Texans to reduce electric use as much as possible through Friday, June 18. A significant number of forced generation outages combined with potential record electric use for the month of June has resulted in tight grid conditions.
PALO PINTO — An individual has been approved to add finishing touches to the Mineral Wells Annex. However, due to a delay on the electrical, the completion date is unknown at this time.
When former President Donald Trump endorsed Gov. Greg Abbott for reelection last week, it was a boon to a governor who, by all appearances, has been working assiduously to neutralize any problems he may have in his next Republican primary.
Eva Guzman, the former justice on the Texas Supreme Court, has filed paperwork to run for state attorney general.
Gov. Greg Abbott announced Thursday that Texas will build a border wall along the state’s boundary with Mexico — but provided no details on where or when.
WASHINGTON (AP) — With abortion and guns already on the agenda, the conservative-dominated Supreme Court is considering adding a third blockbuster issue — whether to ban consideration of race in college admissions.
5P Ranch, of Poolville, is a new member of the American Angus Association, reports Mark McCully, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Missouri.
WILLOW PARK — For all of its 28 years of existence, Trinity Christian Academy has been without home fields for outdoor athletic programs. But not anymore.
Aaron Lopez has been promoted to chief executive officer of ClearSky Rehabilitation Hospital of Weatherford. The hospital offers specialized rehabilitation services to individuals recovering from disabling injuries or illnesses.
Riders and ropers of a different caliber entered the Parker County Sheriff's Posse rodeo arena Thursday to demonstrate their skills at the Exceptional Rodeo, sponsored by Greenwood Baptist Church.
A Parker County grand jury recently indicted Leland Darrell Speck, 62, of Springtown, for continuous sexual abuse of a child under the age of 14.
Following concerns that the Weatherford College Fire Academy might be in jeopardy, roughly 15 individuals — mostly current or former instructors and cadets of the Weatherford College Fire Academy — showed up at the college's monthly board meeting to express their support of the program.
MILLSAP — Parker County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies Cody Hodges and Cole Harwell rescued a family pet early Thursday morning during a house fire.
MINERAL WELLS — Mineral Wells residents had the chance to voice their concerns and questions on federal issues before U.S. Rep. August Pfluger as part of a town hall Wednesday morning at Brazos Market & Bistro.
WEATHERFORD — About 20 Weatherford ISD middle school students got quite the treat Wednesday when they participated in the first official Ford Automotive Career Exploration program in the state.
Spectators of all ages came to the Parker County Sheriff's Posse rodeo grounds Tuesday to attend the first night of the 74th annual PRCA Rodeo, Chick-fil-A Bulls Night Out. The rodeo continues through Saturday.
BROCK — The Brock ISD board of trustees, in a unanimous decision during a special meeting June 7, named Ron Holmgreen as the lone finalist for the position of Brock ISD superintendent of schools. He will replace Dr. Cade Smith, who left BISD last month after accepting the New Braunfels ISD s…
GAINESVILLE — Former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke said he doesn’t know if there is another political office in his future — for now, his focus is on voting rights and democracy.
Two- and four-year school leaders are looking to the upcoming special session for more support as the state decides how to spend $16 billion in federal stimulus funding.
Members of the Weatherford High School Class of 1956 held their first luncheon since the COVID pandemic June 2, at Flames Restaurant in Weatherford.
More than 700 people, a record, gathered in Heritage Park last Thursday for the 12th annual Taste of Parker County benefiting the Weatherford College Foundation.
The Weatherford Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution hosted their annual event last month at NorthSide Baptist Church in Weatherford.
WEATHERFORD — When COVID-19 had the world turned upside down a year ago, the folks in this part of the world shunned conventional thoughts of isolation and gathered together anyway.
PARKER COUNTY — The city of Aledo is working towards acquiring about 246 acres, a portion of Dean Ranch, that currently sits in Fort Worth’s extraterritorial jurisdiction.
MINERAL WELLS — Financial incentives and project details were revealed by officials Thursday on the historic agreement between local governmental entities and The Baker Hotel Development Partners.
This Week's Circulars
- MW man arrested in child pornography investigation
- BOUNCING BACK: Three more Kangaroos sign letters to toss the bean in college
- Springtown man indicted for continuous sexual abuse of a child
- Competitors see success at annual livestock show
- Landlocked resident still awaiting answers
- Gov. Greg Abbott says Texas will build a border wall, but doesn’t yet give details on cost or location
- UTGCD to study alternate water resources with expected growth
- Perone Industries purchases property following 10-year lease
- WC Fire Academy supporters urge college to support program
- Individual approved for interior design of MW annex
Bill Burt and George Bremer discuss the NFL schedule and Tom Brady's return to New England; Elton Hayes and Kevin Brockway reflect on Coach K's retirement; and Clay Horning breaks down the worst defensive play in baseball in recent memory.