The city of Mineral Wells’ Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone No. 2 boundary was expanded by 615 acres Tuesday night after unanimous approval by the council.
After a seven-month hiatus due to COVID-19, fine arts productions are returning to Weatherford College, but, for now, all productions and concerts will be streamed online.
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis became the first pontiff to endorse same-sex civil unions in comments for a documentary that premiered Wednesday, sparking cheers from gay Catholics and demands for clarification from conservatives, given the Vatican's official teaching on the issue.
Ada Davis, a 4-year-old from Austin, is either dressing up as Belle or Batman for Halloween. Or maybe a combination of both, said her mother, Jenn Deering Davis.
A pedestrian who, for an undetermined reason, was lying in on U.S. 180 in Mineral Wells was struck and killed by a passing vehicle Monday night.
MINERAL WELLS — National Earth Science week was celebrated by all ages Saturday, Oct. 17 at the 20th Annual Crazy Fossil Dig at the Mineral Wells Fossil Park, which included fossil displays and a scavenger hunt.
A local school district will not be reporting illnesses, including COVID-19 cases, out to the public “to respect the rights to privacy by those who are ill,” according to an email that was sent out to parents from Peaster ISD Superintendent Lance Johnson on Oct. 15.
AUSTIN — A weeklong effort by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission to enforce the state’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols resulted in emergency orders to suspend the liquor licenses of five businesses. As part of Operation Safe Open, agents inspected businesses across Texas to ensure…
The national Democratic super PAC Forward Majority is doubling its spending to flip the Texas House, bringing its commitment to over $12 million.
In a unanimous vote, the Aledo ISD 2020-21 calendar was amended Thursday night to include additional teacher workdays.
Marriages and deaths recorded from Oct. 7, 2020 to Oct. 14, 2020. This information is being provided as a courtesy by the Office of Lila Deakle, Parker County Clerk. Every effort is made to see that the information is correct and complete. The Parker County Clerk is not responsible should th…
At almost 100 years old, U.S. Army veteran Roy “Hank” Brooks has accomplished a lot, and even now, as a resident of Lakewell Place in Mineral Wells, is still sharp as a tack.
FFA and 4-H high school seniors in the Parker County area are completing their nomination applications for the 6th Annual AgYouth of the Month scholarship program, which has already awarded over $100,000 in scholarships. The online nominations are due Friday, Oct. 23.
On Friday night Oct. 16, 2020, Parker County discovered they were impacted by a computer security incident. Following the discovery, County IT staff quickly isolated the compromised systems to limit the spread of the attack.
Led by four pitchers, Knox City Team No. 1 took to the pits at Love Street Park’s Ringer Alley Oct. 10 to claim the 2020 Texas High School Horseshoe Tournament.
The Bionic Bullrider earned his nickname after a near fatal injury in a rodeo arena led to an extensive chest surgery to reattach his sternum. Barry Brown would go on to become the first recipient of the Comeback Cowboy of the Year award from the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association in 197…
Weatherford College has turned to former professional golfer Jesse Speirs to revive the school’s golf program when it returns to competition in the 2021-22 academic year.
PALO PINTO — The newly created Palo Pinto County First Responder Organization (FRO) started service this week in the Lake Palo Pinto Fire District.
Weatherford Fire Department Lt. Todd Helm, standing alongside Lt. Burt McFadden, discussed their deployment to battle the California wildfires in August.
The Parker County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating missing teenager, Tristan Cole Walker, 15, according to a release from the sheriff’s office.
With additional election costs related to an extended period of early voting this year because of the pandemic, Parker County will see a little bit of relief with the help of an almost $55,000 grant.
A coding error at an early voting site in Aledo Tuesday left one resident angry after she discovered the Aledo mayoral race was left off her ballot.
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler directed a search warrant Wednesday at a “game room” located in the 13000 block of North Farm-to-Market Road 730, Parker County.
A revision to the preliminary engineering report to show the Willow Park Baptist Church property as the preferred wastewater treatment facility site was unanimously approved by the council this week.
Tyler VanSant was appointed to place 2 of the Willow Park city council in a unanimous vote Tuesday night, following the resignation of previous Place 2 Councilmember Amy Fennell at the Sept. 22 meeting.
The Weatherford Fire Department is donating a retired truck, Engine 2, to the Weatherford High School Career and Technical Education program.
Following Gov. Greg Abbott's announcement last week giving counties the ability to opt in to reopening bars, Parker County Judge Pat Deen and Palo Pinto County Judge Shane Long announced that bars in their counties would reopen, effective today, Oct. 14.
Executive Director of Curriculum Carey Carter broke down the Mineral Wells ISD bilingual/ESL program evaluation, presenting information Monday night about testing, which was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Commissioners Tuesday approved the authorization of Parker County Judge Pat Deen to execute an interlocal agreement with local school districts for reimbursement of personal protective equipment.
The Palo Pinto County commissioners are planning to bring in some experts before going out for bid on the courthouse roof project following discussion at Tuesday morning’s meeting.
Parker County Sheriff’s Deputy Thomas Wolf was awarded the Purple Heart Commendation during the Parker County Commissioners Court proceedings Tuesday.
Safe Halloween at Weatherford College will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, as a “drive-thru” event at the Memorial Plaza Amphitheatre.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Scott McIlroy reached out with his left hand as a batting practice home run clanged off a railing and hit him in the palm, the ball popping in the air before settling back into his grip as he held a cell phone in his right hand.
Claudia Swisher loves casting her ballot in person on Election Day, but this year COVID-19 health concerns are keeping her away from the polls.
Early voting for the Nov. 3 election begins Tuesday and amongst other local elections includes the race for Parker County sheriff.
Roughly 30 individuals and residents waving Confederate flags took to the courthouse square Sunday afternoon, surrounding the Parker County Confederate monument.
Weatherford Christian School will celebrate the completion of the new Greg Welch Education Space with a ribbon cutting ceremony on at noon Saturday. Following the ribbon cutting ceremony, an open house will be held for attendees to tour the new facilities and fellowship with staff, friends a…
In an effort to comply with state-mandated safety requirements, CDC guidelines and to insure the safety and well-being of Parker County residents, the annual drive thru flu clinic scheduled at Senior Care at Holland Lake has been restructured.
Gov. Greg Abbott announced Saturday that Dec. 19 will be the date for the special election runoff to succeed state Sen. Pat Fallon, R-Prosper.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas on Sunday reported 2,262 new cases of the coronavirus as the state’s total since the pandemic began nears 800,000.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court issued a temporary order that blocks Texas counties from setting up multiple drop-off locations for mail-in ballots.
Serving in the U.S. Air Force for just under 20 years, Major Cody Wilton, a Mineral Wells native, has been flying high as part of the A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team out of Arizona.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge in Texas on Friday halted Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s order that shuttered dozens of mail ballot drop-off sites weeks before November’s election, authorizing only one for every county no matter the size.
Marriages and deaths recorded from Sept. 30, 2020 to Oct. 7, 2020. This information is being provided as a courtesy by the Office of Lila Deakle, Parker County Clerk. Every effort is made to see that the information is correct and complete. The Parker County Clerk is not responsible should t…
October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month and Gathering Hope of Aledo is gearing up for its annual event Wave of Light to support families who have experienced loss of a baby.
This Week's Circulars
- Pedestrian lying in roadway killed by passing vehicle
- Parker County impacted by computer security attack
- PISD reports zero cases of COVID; Super says district will not report illnesses out
- Sheriff’s office continues search for missing teen
- PCSO busts illegal game operation
- Weatherford rings L.D.’s Bell, Springtown melts Hirschi, Brock frolics and other football highlights
- Parker County sheriff's race heats up; Early voting for Nov. 3 election begins Tuesday
- CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION: Mineral Wells veteran, avid fisherman turning 100
- Six local volleyball teams rank among the best in Texas
- Aledo resident angry after not being able to vote on mayoral race