HUDSON OAKS — Gov. Greg Abbott, Sen. Drew Springer (R-Muenster) and Rep. Phil King (R-Weatherford) were greeted by residents Thursday afternoon at the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce luncheon.
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.
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…
AUSTIN — The U.S. Supreme Court appeared to lean in favor of Sen. Ted Cruz as a campaign finance case levied by his campaign went before justices Wednesday.
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.
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 — Texas A&M Forest Service readies firefighting resources today in anticipation of an increase in wildfire activity caused by pre-frontal conditions approaching the state.
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.
AUSTIN — Staffing issues left the Texas electric grid unchecked leading up to a historic winter storm last February, officials said.
ALEDO — Tri-County Electric Cooperative invites area high school students to touch the nation’s history, meet fellow students from all over the U.S. and see democracy in action this summer.
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.
Betty White would have been 100 years old on Monday, but even before that her legacy as an animal lover was benefitting cats and dogs in Weatherford and Mineral Wells shelters.
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.
COLLEYVILLE, Texas (AP) — The rabbi of a Texas synagogue says he threw a chair at the gunman and then escaped with two other hostages after 10-hour standoff.
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.
AUSTIN — Texas awarded $10 million in development funding to be used in establishing spaceports in the state, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Thursday.
Eggleston King, LLP has announced that the California-based law firm, Davis Trial Counsel, has merged into the Weatherford firm and it has rebranded as Eggleston King Davis, LLP.
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."
At the recent grand opening celebration of the Nan and Bob Kingsley Building, Weatherford College unveiled its new Presidents’ Hall, a display of portraits of the 20 individuals who have served as college president over the institution’s history.
WEATHERFORD – Jim Boyle, MSN, RN, CNML, has been named as the new chief nursing officer for Medical City Weatherford, effective Jan. 10.
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.
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.
MINERAL WELLS — School trustees learned Monday their agriculture building is steadily rising and should welcome students by spring.
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.
A 35-year-old Austin man pled guilty to murdering his girlfriend and was sentenced to 30 years in prison in district court in Weatherford on Thursday.
MINERAL WELLS — City council wards in Mineral Wells are largely unchanged after the council on Tuesday approved redrawn lines for its four single-member districts.
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.
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.
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.
MINERAL WELLS — The woman in charge of attracting visitors to Mineral Wells has added a certification to her skill set that aligns with the city’s past as a health destination and its recent revival of that moniker.
WEATHERFORD — A local working man who had a head-banging answer to the pandemic, staging free rock shows, is tuning up again with five rock and metal acts set for a Jan. 15 free show.
AUSTIN — Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judges signaled they may be willing to slow-play remaining legal challenges to Texas’s controversial and restrictive abortion ban after oral arguments in the case Friday.
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott kicked off his campaign for a third term as Texas governor Saturday making new promises should he be elected again in November.
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.
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.
MINERAL WELLS — Santo High School sophomore Tess Hall stood next to her dad, Corey, on Wednesday — and her sheep, Goliath — as she reflected on what’s fun about the Palo Pinto County Fair and Livestock Show.
This Week's Circulars
- Weatherford ISD to close due to rising number of COVID cases
- Manhunt underway for 22-year-old Burleson homicide suspect
- Austin man receives sentence for murder of girlfriend in Millsap
- Aledo FFA's Rohe wins $500 certificate in calf scramble
- Kuhn: MWISD's $1.5M ag facility could be ready to welcome students before end of academic year
- Weatherford mayor files for reelection
- British national ID'd as hostage-taker at Texas synagogue
- MW council to weigh expanded alcohol hours
- Betty White Challenge spurs donations, adoptions for animal shelters
- TEA issues updated staff guidance for COVID-19 cases in Texas schools
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