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Most Americans who haven’t been vaccinated against COVID-19 say they are unlikely to get the shots and doubt they would work against the aggressive delta variant despite evidence they do, according to a new poll that underscores the challenges facing public health officials amid soaring infe…

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SPRINGTOWN — A portable building and storage containers belonging to the Weatherford College Fire Academy will soon have a new home.

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WEATHERFORD — What do the Joker, the American flag and the Statue of Liberty have in common? The talented hands of DFW artist Christopher Gonzalez, otherwise known as C. Joseph.

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MINERAL WELLS - On July 23, 2021 at approximately 7:54 a.m., Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers were notified of a downed aircraft near Farm-to-Market Road 1195 and MH 379 in Mineral Wells.

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NASHVILLE — Peaster High School students Hadley Felts, Emily Galloway, Daisy Garcia, Macy Pennington and Hayley Rawlings donned their red blazers and represented the state of Texas and Peaster High School at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America’s National Leadership Conference…

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Parker County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Division investigators are seeking the identity and location of suspects involved in the theft of a motor home valued at $150,000. 

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MINERAL WELLS — The world of independent films and filmmakers will again be in the spotlight during the second annual Crazy About Film Festival taking place Aug. 20-22 in Mineral Wells.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday rejected two Republicans tapped by House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy to sit on a committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, a decision McCarthy denounced as “an egregious abuse of power.”

State Rep. Donna Howard, D-Austin, has tested positive for the coronavirus, marking the sixth case among nearly 60 House Democrats who traveled to Washington, D.C., last week to prevent the passage of a GOP election bill at the Texas Legislature.

AgTexas Farm Credit Services awarded $21,000 in scholarships virtually from the AgTexas corporate office in Lubbock on Facebook Live. The member-owned cooperative, which provides financial services to the agricultural community in 43 Texas counties, hosted a drawing for the scholarships on May 13.

VIRGINIA — The Truckload Carriers Association has named Ray Dooley, of Weatherford, as a Highway Angel for stopping to help a woman who had been abandoned in a remote area in the middle of the night. 

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PARKER COUNTY — Eight individuals, including seven juveniles, were transported to area hospitals for injuries sustained in a one-vehicle wreck Monday morning on Farm-to-Market Road 51 near Veal Station, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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More than 50 local high school students attended Weatherford College’s annual Upward Bound summer academy focused on providing higher education access to future first-generation college students from economically disadvantaged families.

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PARKER COUNTY — Every weekday morning at 6:30, Precinct 4 Commissioner Steve Dugan rolls up to his precinct barn. He has a cup of coffee or two with his crew before his foreman crews them out at 7 a.m. and Dugan retires to the office, chatting with staff and checking emails.

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TOKYO (AP) — Keigo Oyamada, a Japanese composer working on the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony, resigned on Monday after coming under fire for bullying classmates during his childhood.

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Theatre Off The Square in Weatherford presents its annual youth production, The Rainbow Fish Musical; book, music, and lyrics by Austin Zumbro; adapted from the book by Marcus Pfister; translated into English by J. Alison James; and presented by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama, Inc. 

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Junior Shorthorn enthusiasts gathering from 28 states competed in the 2021 National Junior Shorthorn Show and Youth Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, June 21-26. Juniors competed with their animals, and had the opportunity to compete in 15 individual, team or state contests.

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WHITE SETTLEMENT — The Aledo ISD school board has been selected as the 2021 Region 11 (north central Texas) winner of the School Board Awards program, sponsored by the Texas Association of School Administrators. This selection marks a district awards sweep for Aledo ISD after Superintendent …

A fugitive sought by several law enforcement agencies has been arrested in Parker County, after being located and taken into custody by Weatherford PD Thursday.

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In 2006, President George W. Bush signed the Secure Fence Act that led to the construction of 654 miles of fencing over nine years along the U.S.-Mexico border. President Donald Trump was even more ambitious, promising in campaign speeches that Mexico would pay for a wall along the 2,000-mil…

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DALLAS (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions that was enacted last year is scheduled to expire July 31, after the Biden administration extended the date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, has been the only tool keeping…

A Parker County jury Wednesday sentenced an Abilene woman to 99 years in prison and a $10,000 fine for possession of what she described in text messages as the “mother load” of a quarter pound of methamphetamine.

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Parker County Special Crimes Unit investigators arrested a man following a lengthy drug investigation in a cooperative effort with the United States Postal Inspection Service.

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While Weatherford ISD administrators are busy getting ready for the start of a new school year, the WISD board of trustees is planning for the future. During a work session held on July 13, school board members proposed and discussed areas of short-term and long-term need for the school district.

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BOSTON (AP) — The State Department will offer rewards up to $10 million for information leading to the identification of anyone engaged in foreign state-sanctioned malicious cyber activity, including ransomware attacks, against critical U.S. infrastructure. A task force set up by the White H…

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WEATHERFORD — The demolition of the old movie theater off the Weatherford downtown square will have to wait a bit longer.

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WEATHERFORD — Entities all over East Parker County and beyond remembered the life of Father Jay Atwood, who died Tuesday. His passing came after he suffered a stroke on July 8, according to the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth.

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BROCK - Ron Holmgreen has been begun his role as the new superintendent of Brock ISD.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Crown” tied with “The Mandalorian” for the most Emmy nominations Tuesday with 24 apiece, but the Marvel universe also got bragging rights with runner-up “WandaVision.”

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Joe Biden declared preserving voting rights an urgent national "test of our time” on Tuesday but offered few concrete proposals to meet it. Texas Democrats took their own dramatic action to stymie Republican efforts to tighten ballot restrictions in their state.

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