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The Aledo ISD board of trustees unanimously approved the student code of conduct this week, which included the district’s new vaping policy.

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The Upper Trinity Groundwater Conservation District met this week and continued discussions about unpaid water use fees by Castle Water Inc. owner Butch Hardie.

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Weatherford ISD welcomed kids back to school on Thursday. WISD is the final Parker County school district to ring in the new academic year.

During the first budget workshop over Parker County’s proposed budget, the commissioners heard information about decisions that will have to be made for what capital projects may or may not be included in the 2019-20 budget.

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As part of the first budget workshop for the proposed 2019-20 county budget, Parker County commissioners heard presentations on salaries for non-elected employees as well as additional department purchasing requests.

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Earlier this year, the city of Weatherford named Kaleb Kentner the new Development and Neighborhood Services Department director. Kentner started his position at the end of July. 

DALLAS (AP) — Uber will receive a $24 million incentive package from Texas officials and open a new administrative hub in Dallas, bringing with it about 3,000 jobs, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday.

Marriages and deaths recorded from July 31, 2019 to Aug. 7, 2019. This information is being provided as a courtesy by the Parker County Clerk. Every effort is made to see that the information is correct and complete. The Parker County Clerk is not responsible should there be an error within …

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In the final days of his dental practice, Dr. Robert E. Phillips said his patients have been giving him hugs and saying that they’ll miss him.

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U.S. Rep. Kay Granger, R-Fort Worth, discussed with the Weatherford Rotary Club about some national issues she’s been involved with on Tuesday afternoon at North Side Baptist Church. 

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The East Parker County Chamber of Commerce held a groundbreaking ceremony to officially welcome the SpringHill Suites by Marriott hotel to Willow Park Tuesday morning.

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The Parker County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating suspects in connection with two theft and burglary cases in Aledo, according to a release.

A traffic light at the intersection of Farm-to-market Road 1189 and Eagle Spirit Lane by Brock Elementary School is expected to be installed after Labor Day.

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Candidates filed for the November election for mayor and city commissioner in Brock and Dennis. 

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In total, about 98 animals were adopted during Clear the Shelters Day on Saturday at the Weatherford Parker County Animal Shelter.

AUSTIN — As millions of Texas children return to school this month, the Texas Department of Transportation reminds motorists and parents to take precautions to prevent traffic crashes and injuries in and around school buses.

Texas Mutual Insurance Company announced that two employers in Parker County have been awarded the company’s top honor for workplace safety. Texas Mutual, the state’s leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance, recognized these companies for making safety a priority.

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It was a night of all things sweet Thursday at the Children’s Advocacy Center of Parker County’s Sugar Rush fundraiser at Stillwater Meadow.

Poolville ISD announced its policy for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under the attached current income eligibility guidelines. Each school/site or the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by anyone on request.

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Community members recently donated 233 pints of blood to Carter BloodCare for the Battle of the Badges Community Blood Drive — Weatherford fire versus police — to help with blood supply shortages.

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Peaster High School alumna Natalie Smith will be able to pay for the remainder of her tuition at Tarleton State University after receiving an additional $16,000 scholarship from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

Parker County – Weather permitting, Northeastern Pavers, LLC will begin repaving work on FM 730 from US 180 to SH 199 on Monday, Aug. 19.

With dry conditions worsening and the drought index increasing, Parker County Judge Pat Deen has ordered an additional seven-day emergency burn ban in place at the recommendation of Fire Marshal/EMC Sean Hughes.

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A Parker County grand jury indicted Gene Allen Stone, 39, of Poolville, for two counts of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance in Penalty Group 1, more than 4 grams, less than 200 grams.

Weatherford Planning and Zoning Commission passed a master plat for the 85-residential lot Montclaire subdivision at 722 W. Park Ave. during their meeting on Wednesday afternoon.

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A Parker County jury convicted David Shawn Minze, 39, of Springtown, of felony assault for heating up a belt buckle and branding his girlfriend, according to a release from Assistant District Attorney Jeff Swain.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A gunman holed up for 7½ hours in a Philadelphia rowhouse, firing on police and wounding six in a dramatic standoff that trapped two officers inside all while the commissioner and his attorney tried to negotiate his surrender.

Brock ISD board of trustees discussed the 2019-20 tax rate during their meeting on Monday evening at Brock Elementary School.

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While kids are returning to school, bulletproof backpacks may be on the minds of some parents.

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Aledo ISD administration recently recommended salary increases for employees for the 2019-20 school year.

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At the regular meeting of the Willow Park city council Tuesday night it was announced that the Texas Water Development Board unanimously approved funding for the Fort Worth water project for WP and Hudson Oaks.

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Weatherford City Council approved proposing a slightly decreased tax rate during their meeting on Tuesday evening at city hall.

HOUSTON (AP) — The images of children crying after their parents were arrested in a massive immigration raid in Mississippi revived a longstanding complaint: Unauthorized workers are jailed or deported, while the managers and business owners who profit from their labor often go unprosecuted.

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

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A ONEOK employee recently met with West Parker County residents to listen to concerns about the Arbuckle II Pipeline construction taking place on their properties.