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Aledo ISD families and the community are mourning the sudden passing of Stuard Elementary School teacher Kathy Morehead after a medical emergency Monday night.

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Bomb threats were emailed out nationwide Thursday afternoon, some making their way to Parker County, and according to an Associated Press article, authorities are saying they appear to be a hoax. 

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Local and state officials confirmed Thursday morning that there is no threat after a 53-year-old man came into contact with a white substance at the Weatherford Post Office Wednesday afternoon.

Larry is the Weatherford Parker County Animal Shelter Pet of the Week. He seems to know what you’re saying when you talk to him. This boy is a smart one, and very eager to please. 

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Weatherford ISD Superintendent Jeffrey Hanks and Aledo ISD Superintendent Susan K. Bohn were the guest speakers at the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon and both discussed important and upcoming things going on at each district.

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Weatherford City Council approved a zoning change to allow for a business to sell tractors near Interstate 20.

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The Willow Park city council unanimously approved a special use permit and site plan for the Springhill Suites by Marriott 60-foot hotel that is proposed to be constructed behind The Shops at Willow Park.

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Weatherford City Council approved establishing Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone No. 2 at their meeting Tuesday at city hall.

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A three-vehicle wreck that occurred on Farm-to-Market Road 730 at County Road 4374 in Decatur resulted in the death of two individuals — Makayla M. Stoff, 18, of Azle and Seth A. Evans, 23, of Boyd — according to a report from Texas DPS.

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A water study was unanimously approved by the Parker County commissioners this week that will allow a partnership between the county, cities, water entities and others that have an interest in addressing water issues.

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The Parker County commissioners heard discussion on implementing a tax abatement policy, which the county does not have, and tabled the motion until a workshop is held to review details on the policy.

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Weatherford ISD board of trustees approved a change order to the baseball and softball complex contract, which will allow for covered batting cages.

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After seeing footage and hearing the news, an anonymous donor rewarded $1,000 to the Parker County Sheriff’s Office and $1,000 to a neighbor for their help in rescuing the Leonard family of eight, who’s home was destroyed by a fire last month.

Marriages and deaths recorded from Nov. 28, 2018 to Dec. 4, 2018. 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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The Parker County attorney office’s facility dog, East, was introduced during Monday’s commissioners court meeting and a state proclamation about Tree of Angels Week was approved unanimously.

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The Parker County commissioners court received draft summary reports from Baird, Hampton and Brown Monday morning of all 17 county building assessments that were approved in August.

Bradley O’Leary, of Weatherford, and WF Ranch, of Azle are new members of the American Angus Association, reports Allen Moczygemba, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo.

Weatherford Christian School Head Girls Basketball Coach Demetric Shaw recently began his first season leading the Lady Lions, a situation Shaw himself admits he did not expect to be in.

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Aledo ISD is launching a new program for community members ages 55 and older that will allow them to learn more about the district, have a chance to become mentors to students and receive free admission to all AISD events.

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Senior Care Centers LLC, based in Dallas, which owns Senior Care of Holland Lake in Weatherford, announced this week it is filing for bankruptcy, but according to the company officials, it will not have an impact on patients, residents or the care they receive.

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Weatherford Police are investigating an incident at the Weatherford ISD Ninth Grade Center involving a male student bringing a BB gun to school.

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The East Parker County Chamber of Commerce will hold it’s monthly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at New River Fellowship featuring Aledo ISD and Weatherford ISD superintendents Susan K. Bohn and Jeffrey Hanks. 

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A winter storm watch has been issued for parts of the Texas Panhandle and Oklahoma, but the majority of what Parker County residents will see Friday through Saturday will be cold rain, according to the National Weather Service Fort Worth.

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Weatherford ISD trustees approved a $4.1 million contract with JRJ Construction for the new baseball and softball complex at WHS during a special meeting Wednesday at the District Services Building.

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Children’s Advocacy Center of Parker County Executive Director Cheryl Bullock and Forensic Interviewer Brittany Norman were the guest speakers at the Weatherford Noon Lions Club meeting Wednesday and gave members a closer look into the organization.

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As part of the new Long-Range-Plan for Public Education, the State Board of Education is recommending state-funded full-day pre-kindergarten.

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Weatherford College is hosting a contest to choose a new school fight song.

All federal offices will be closed Wednesday to mourn the passing of President George H.W. Bush. Because of this, the Wednesday Democrat will be mailed out with the Thursday edition.

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George H.W. Bush is set to embark on his final tour of Washington as a nation prepares to bid farewell to its 41st president.

A school bus carrying the Bridgeport girls' basketball team was involved in a wreck on Farm-to-Market Road 51 Saturday night.

Theatre Off the Square in Weatherford presents the last production of 2018 and the 19th Season of Shows. “Over the River and Through the Woods” is written by Joe DiPietro and produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. The play is directed by Marilyn Sanderson, with Do…