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The Parker County commissioners court denied moving forward with a Texas Water Development Board Infrastructure Fund that would have allowed for a 50/50 grant match to provide studies and identify mitigation strategies of flood-prone areas in the county.

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Gov. Greg Abbott issued a proclamation Tuesday announcing additional services and activities that can resume under his second wave of reopenings, allowing food courts in shopping malls to reopen immediately and giving the green light for water parks to begin operations with limited capacity …

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Five of the six nursing homes in Parker County have had their residents and staff tested so far, Parker County Emergency Management Coordinator Sean Hughes told commissioners during Monday’s meeting.

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COVID-19 antibody testing is available in Parker County and the Texas Department of State Health Services recently began publishing antibody test numbers separately on their coronavirus tracking site.

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After the Centers for Disease Control issued considerations for schools reopening, Parker County school officials say their biggest concern is a lack of guidance from the state level.

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After state officials announced that in-person graduation ceremonies would be allowed, Parker County schools have released information about their 2020 commencement ceremonies. 

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MINERAL WELLS — Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers investigated two fatal crashes early Sunday morning resulting in the deaths of a 22-year-old Santo man and 45-year-old Mineral Wells man.

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Each year, Americans come together on Memorial Day to honor the fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, and sons and daughters who have given their lives serving in the military, with the red, white and blue emblazoned across communities far and wide. 

Two local 4-H and FFA high school students were among five that received prominent recognition for their dedication to agriculture through AgTexas Farm Credit Services’ 5th Annual Ag Youth Scholarship Program and a $1,000 scholarship.

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Parker County Sheriff’s Posse officials announced Thursday night that the 2020 PRCA Frontier Days Rodeo is happening, moving from its original dates to July 7-11 at the PCSP Rodeo Grounds and Event Center.

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With uncertainty surrounding many events in the area amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Parker County Livestock Show will still go on from June 7-11.

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After continued monitoring of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Weatherford Chamber of Commerce Friday announced that it had made the tough decision to cancel this year's Parker County Peach Festival.

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After implementing the first phase of his executive order on May 1, Gov. Greg Abbott allowed additional businesses to open and increased capacity for others on Monday.

The Weatherford College board of trustees approved a resolution authorizing reimbursement for costs relating to the Workforce and Emerging Technologies Building during their meeting Thursday afternoon.

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After the devastating news that Weatherford High School seniors would not have a prom to attend, senior Tristen Spooner has taken it upon herself to create a special prom through fundraising efforts.

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The Aledo ISD board of trustees approved a partnership with Tarleton State University that will allow automatic admission for students in the top 33% of their class.

As businesses continue to reopen and restrictions on social gatherings and interaction gradually ease, healthcare workers with local nursing homes and assisted living centers said extensive challenges remain in regards to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, both for residents as well as…

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The last time bassist Jon Jones played a concert with his country group Eli Young Band was March 8. He hopes to hit the stage again in June to launch a new drive-in concert series in his first return to live music with fans since the devastating coronavirus.

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As businesses continue to reopen and restrictions on social gatherings and interaction gradually ease, healthcare workers with local nursing homes and assisted living centers said extensive challenges remain in regards to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, both for residents as well as…

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Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday announced his next wave of reopenings designed to restart the Texas economy during the coronavirus pandemic, saying child care facilities can reopen immediately, bars can open Friday with limited capacity and sporting events can return without fans at the end of th…

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A Weatherford man was arrested earlier this month for injuring a toddler after the Parker County Sheriff's Office was alerted to the child's injuries at a nearby hospital.

The Weatherford Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution has recognized the annual Good Citizens and scholarship winners from Parker County high schools. 

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Weatherford's Pinnacle Christian School seniors Brooke Souhrada and Traysen Crist played the role of pathfinders in front of friends, family and faculty Thursday morning in front of campus, officially becoming the first high school graduates of the hybrid school, which utilizes elements of b…

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Local residents sporting unwanted and unkempt hairstyles stemming from salon and barbershop closures related to the current COVID-19 pandemic can now make arrangements to take back control of their look, albeit with a few changes, after the recent reopening of the abovementioned businesses, …

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In the almost two weeks since restaurants were allowed to reopen under Gov. Greg Abbott’s orders, local restaurant owners said one of the initial challenges was implementing the 25% occupancy restriction.

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The latest information on COVID-19 in Parker County:

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Academic and athletic school programs have greatly been affected by COVID-19, and hundreds of those students making up the band programs from area schools are no different.

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Following pushback from residents and a council member, the Willow Park city council approved preliminary and final plats of a storage and retail addition in a 4-1 vote Tuesday night.

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The East Parker County Library and the Weatherford Public Library are operating with adjustments while complying with Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order of 25% capacity.

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FORT WORTH — Six school lunch programs and 10 food banks and pantries received donations this spring from Lone Star Ag Credit, a local rural financing cooperative.

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The Weatherford City Council, joined by new Place 3 member Matt Ticzkus, met briefly Tuesday night to go over and approve the adoption of an ordinance with amendments related to the city’s park regulations.

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Parker County is applying for a 20% match grant through a Texas Department of Transportation program and identified four roadways to put in the submission. 

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Weatherford College is assisting students in accessing CARES Act funding from the federal government in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Parker County commissioners held discussions on a new grant program, the Texas Water Development Board Infrastructure Fund, that would help pay to identify mitigation strategies of flood-prone areas in the county.

The mayors of Parker County have announced a food drive to help the Parker County Committee on Aging provide meals to senior citizens through Meals on Wheels.

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Willow Park Trinity Christian Academy’s educators were front and center at Friday afternoon’s Teacher and Staff Appreciation Parade, being received with cheers and words of thanks from students and their families alike who filled the campus’ parking lot (every other space) to show their support.