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While several organizations and entities host angel trees during the holiday season, Peaster ISD makes these acts of charity personal.

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Christopher Daniel McClory, 32, of Azle, was arrested Thursday and charged with continuous sexual abuse of a child under the age of 14, a first degree felony.

Meet Rainbow, the Weatherford Parker County Animal Shelter’s Pet of the Week.

Outdoor Adventures is a new class at Brock Junior High School that teaches eighth graders about how to ethically hunt, fish and survive outside.

Chandor Gardens has a new horticulturist, as Weatherford hired Stephen Haydon in October for the position and to do landscaping for city parks.

Texas Higher Education Commissioner Harrison Keller talked about his goals regarding accessing higher education pathways and partnerships to media last week.

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The Texas Department of State Health Services confirmed the state’s first child death of this flu season last month and local physicians offered advice to help prevent and treat the illness.

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There have been no arrests by the Parker County Sheriff’s Office since the grave of Vietnam War U.S. Air Force veteran Donnie Wright was defaced last month.

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Parker County officials, along with engineering firm Freese and Nichols, will be holding a transportation town hall at 6 p.m. on Dec. 10 at Weatherford College to review the county’s thoroughfare plan.

Peaster ISD's new Superintendent Lance Johnson wants to kick off his new job by building relationships and getting to know the staff.  

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Holiday cheer will continue over the next couple of weeks with a variety of family fun at local Christmas events.

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Another candidate has filed in the race for Parker County sheriff and Russell Hess, 48, Libertarian, said he has a plan to bring the county together and save taxpayer dollars.

The Weatherford Music Teachers Association Nov. 16 hosted its annual Fall Hymn Festival and Fall Solo Festival for young pianists in the area. Students came from Parker, Palo Pinto, Tarrant and Hood counties to perform.

DALLAS — Millsap High School’s Brendan Greer, Isabella Greer, Riley Barham, Tadley Pontremoli, Madison Magallon, Rachael Holdsworth and Makenzie Jones attended the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America 2019 National Fall Conference  in Dallas Nov. 15-17.  FCCLA’s 2019 NFC drew more…

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The Parker County Airport is home to Nationwide Aviation flight school, established in 2011 by pilot Trevor Hall, which was recently awarded the 2019 Best Flight School in the Central Southwest.

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After serving in the U.S. Army and having a firefighting career, Parker County resident Matt Drikas has thrown his hat in the ring for Precinct 3 commissioner, challenging incumbent Larry Walden.

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Parker County Precinct 3 Commissioner Larry Walden is seeking a third term after serving for the past seven years on the commissioners court.

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The cities of Hudson Oaks and Aledo are gearing up to celebrate the holidays with the events Christmas in CoHo and Christmas Tyme in Aledo.

A Parker County grand jury indicted Jerry Alton Benton, 26, of Fort Worth, on Nov. 21 for burglary of habitation after he robbed the home of a woman while she was at a funeral service.

Parker County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Jay Anthony Alcaraz, 46, of Arlington, for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after severely injuring his girlfriend early Wednesday morning, according to a release.

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Over the years, Parker County Sheriff’s Office and jail officials, along with trusty inmates, have lent a helping hand to the Senior Center when meals are unable to be provided.

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While Parker County residents plan the details of their Thanksgiving activities, Manna Storehouse is looking out for families in need.

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Furthering its move into the digital age of news, sports and feature coverage, the Weatherford Democrat released its first podcasts this week.

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After two former Parker County Precinct 4 employees filed discrimination claims with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, findings have come back from one case, which showed that not enough information was obtained to establish violations.

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Parker County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a woman who took the baby Jesus figurine and manger yard decorations from a nativity Christmas scene located in the 100 block of Miramar Circle.

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Brock High School challenged Millsap High School to a collective canned food drive that resulted in a total of 1,548 canned goods for the Parker County Center of Hope.

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Aledo ISD elementary campuses participated in the Aledo Reads event on Nov. 22 where each school dedicated the day to fun reading activities.

PARKER COUNTY — A Burleson man died at the scene after his vehicle crossed a center median and hit another vehicle head on around 3:15 a.m. Sunday on Interstate 20 near Hudson Oaks, according to a report from the Texas Department of Public Safety.

North Side Baptist Church in Weatherford will begin collecting Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts during National Collection Week Nov. 18-25 as part of the Samaritan’s Purse project.

The Weatherford Horseshoe Club closed its season with a Thanksgiving Black Saturday Tournament. A preliminary round robin of the pitchers set the final brackets with four seeded positions. 

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Foreigners settling in America celebrated the first Thanksgiving with the Native Americans who taught them how to survive. Weatherford College staff and volunteers are recreating this sentiment by breaking bread with international students this Thanksgiving season.

Pianist Joseph Fuller will be performing selections from his newly released “Christmas In The City” album Dec. 15, at First United Methodist Church of Weatherford, 301 S. Main St. Services are at 8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 11 a.m.

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Obituaries

Sharon Forbes, 76, of Weatherford, passed away Saturday, November 30, 2019. No services are scheduled at this time. Sharon was born June 20, 1943 in Borger, Texas to Odis Adkins and Ruby Malone Adkins. She was a devoted housewife and mother, and enjoyed spending time with her family. Sharon …

Gerald Deene Springer, 85, passed away Saturday November 30, 2019. A graveside service will be held at 2 P.M. Saturday, December 7th in Oakland Cemetery. Gerald was born October 7, 1934 in Alabama but was a longtime resident of Weatherford. He attended Weatherford High School and later atten…