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AUSTIN — The Texas primaries are 41 days away and top contenders for the state’s highest-ranking positions didn’t just out-raise opponents, they left them in the dust.

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FORT WORTH — Barrett Martin a member of Aledo FFA caught a calf during the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo’s Calf Scramble Jan. 15, earning a $500 purchase certificate for a show heifer and the chance for up to $16,000 in scholarship awards. He is the son of Jeanie Birdwell of Aledo. Marti…

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Springtown ISD has made the decision to cancel classes the rest of this week and resume Monday, Jan. 24, Superintendent Mike Kelley said in a letter issued Wednesday.

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FORT WORTH — Alexa Rohe, a member of Aledo FFA, caught a calf during the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo’s Calf Scramble, earning a $500 purchase certificate for a show heifer and the chance for up to $16,000 in scholarship awards. Rohe’s parents are Audra and Chris Rohe. Her award was spo…

Weatherford Mayor Paul Paschall filed for reelection Wednesday morning, the first day of filing for the May 7 municipal election.

The 22-year-old white male suspect, Nathan Wayne Spivey, is described as a white male, 5 foot, 8 inches tall, weighing 170 pounds. He has blonde hair and blue eyes and was last seen wearing a black/white camouflaged hoodie with blue jeans.

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WEATHERFORD — Weatherford ISD schools and facilities will close due to a rise in the number of COVID-19 cases and the impact on daily operations, the district said in a release Tuesday. All buildings will be closed Jan. 19-21 and reopen to staff and students Monday.

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Classes for the Spring 2022 semester begin this week, and enrollment at Weatherford College is slightly up from last spring according to the monthly report provided by President Tod Allen Farmer Thursday at the WC board of trustees January meeting.

MINERAL WELLS — Three incumbents up for re-election on the Mineral Wells city council have announced their intent to file for another two-year term, in current Mayor Regan Johnson, Ward 1's Jerrel Tomlin and Ward 3's Beth Henary Watson.

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MINERAL WELLS — Clubs in Mineral Wells could be allowed to sell drinks an extra hour under an ordinance the city council will consider during a 6 p.m. meeting on Tuesday.

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ATLANTA (AP) — Americans must commit to the unfinished work of Martin Luther King Jr., delivering jobs and justice and protecting "the sacred right to vote, a right from which all other rights flow,” President Joe Biden said Monday.

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AUSTIN — Texas awarded $10 million in development funding to be used in establishing spaceports in the state, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Thursday.

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COLLEYVILLE, Texas (AP) — Authorities on Sunday identified a 44-year-old British national as the man who took four people hostage at a Texas synagogue for 10 hours before an FBI SWAT team stormed the building, ending a tense standoff that President Joe Biden called “an act of terror."

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott laid out new senior-focused policies unveiling his Compact with Seniors at a campaign event Thursday.

The deadline to avoid additional property tax penalty and interest is fast approaching. Property tax statements were mailed to property owners in Parker County in October 2021. To avoid paying additional property tax penalty and interest, payments must be received or postmarked by Jan. 31, 2022.

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PALO PINTO — Conversion of an empty bank into the Palo Pinto Courthouse Annex in Mineral Wells is moving at a good pace after a bottleneck in electrical work last fall all but halted progress, commissioners learned Monday.

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AUSTIN — A lawsuit filed against the Federal Election Commission by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz’s campaign will reach the U.S. Supreme Court next week as his campaign attempts to overturn campaign finance laws in his favor.

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WEATHERFORD — The availability of box culverts has put the Parker County east annex project on hold, commissioners were told Monday.

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AUSTIN — As millions of Texas students return to campus for their spring semesters, the Texas Education Agency issued updated guidance Friday on how schools should best address COVID-19 and the highly contagious omicron variant among teachers and staff.

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. prosecutors charged a Texas man on Wednesday with providing performance-enhancing drugs to athletes competing in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, including the star Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare.

A Twitter meme posted on Friday by the Republican Party of Texas that compared waiting in line for COVID-19 tests to waiting in line to vote quickly provoked anger from the left, giddiness from the right, and rose to one of the top trending posts on the platform that day.

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WEATHERFORD — Very cold weather always seems to bring along an increase in house fires, as people try sometimes imaginative ways to stay warm or are careless with electric connections and space heaters.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bob Saget, the actor-comedian known for his role as beloved single dad Danny Tanner on the sitcom “Full House” and as the wisecracking host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” has died, according to authorities in Florida. He was 65.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer a two-day Certification Food Manager Course and Exam on Monday, Jan. 31 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and continued Tuesday, Feb. 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The ServSafe Certified Food Manager Exam will be administered on Tuesday immediately fol…

AUSTIN, Texas — Bryan James Lunceford, a trucking business owner from Greenville, loved to do anything on a tractor as long as he could wear overalls, according to his obituary. He is one of 75,000 Texans who have died from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic in March 2020.

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FORT WORTH — Rodeo fans, as well as thousands of Texas 4-H and FFA youth, are eagerly awaiting the kick-off of the 125th Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo as it begins its 23-day run Jan. 14. 

AUSTIN — As Texas officials continue to pursue compensation from opioid manufacturers and distributors, boots-on-the-ground advocacy groups are cautiously optimistic about what settlement money could mean in ending, or at least combatting, the opioid epidemic.

The Willow Park city council approved $5.5 million in funding for street improvement during the December council meeting, the largest street improvement project the city in the city’s history.

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