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Weatherford ISD board of trustees continued ongoing discussion about facilities and career technology programs during a work session last week.

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On Thursday, a group from Weatherford College is heading to Austin to see if the Texas Board of Nursing approves the college’s online bachelor of science in nursing degree program proposal.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' embattled GOP House speaker announced Tuesday that he won't seek re-election after a growing number of Republicans called for his resignation following the release of a secretly recorded conversation in which he sought help to oust members of his own caucus in 202…

ENID, Okla. – Garfield County in northern Oklahoma has agreed to pay $12.5 million to the estate of a county jail inmate who was restrained in a chair for more than 55 hours before he died from medical neglect.

Marriages and deaths recorded from Oct. 9 to Oct. 16, 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 the in…

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Severe thunderstorms struck North Texas on Sunday night and left about 550 people in Weatherford without power, according to city staff. 

DALLAS (AP) — Crews searched Monday through the rubble of homes and businesses torn apart by a tornado that ripped through the Dallas area the night before, and one person was killed by a falling tree in Arkansas as the storms moved to the northeast.

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For one day only, the familiar blue and green of Trinity Christian Academy gave way to a sea of pink as the school hosted its annual “Pink Out” Oct. 8 in support of cancer awareness. TCA hallways and classrooms turned pink as did the stands at the Lady Eagles’ junior varsity and varsity voll…

U.S. Air Force Airman Madison N. Cromer graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.

The Parker County Soil and Water Conservation District is encouraging everyone to plant wildflower seeds during the months of October through November. While it may seem odd, many of those gorgeous wildflowers blooming beside the road in the spring got their start in the fall, especially Blu…

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Millsap fourth graders got a taste of what life was like during the 1850s at the Millsap Heritage Society’s Log Cabin Day educational event Friday in Heritage Square.

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Two candidates are running for election in the Brock mayoral race — Jay Hamilton and Steve Aue. The Weatherford Democrat reached out to each candidate for a bio and a 500-word answer to why they are running for office.

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Four candidates are running for election in the Brock city commissioner race — Ben Davis, Matt Heistermann, Jowell Ranspot and Debbie Scrimshire. Two commissioner spots are available. The Weatherford Democrat reached out to each candidate for a bio and a 350-word answer to why they are runni…

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Peaster ISD board of trustees decided to wait until at least 2022 to be aligned for UIL varsity football during their meeting Thursday evening at the Administration Building. 

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This week, Weatherford College’s organization Follow Our Lead partnered with Freedom House of Parker County to provide information about bullying and domestic violence.

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Aledo ISD residents will soon head to the polls and cast their vote for or against a $149,950,000 bond, which was approved by the Bearcat Growth Committee as well as the AISD board of trustees in August.

The Weatherford College Fine Arts Department presents its fall jazz concert Oct. 24, in the Alkek Fine Arts Center.

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Bob Kingsley, a celebrated voice in country radio that impacted airwaves for 60 years, died Thursday at his home in Weatherford, Texas, after a battle with cancer. He was 80 years old. 

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The Aledo ISD board of trustees approved two nominations for the Parker County Appraisal District Board at a special meeting Tuesday morning.

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On Election Day, Brock voters have the opportunity to decide on the Brock ISD bond election.

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Weatherford Police Department hosted a presentation to educate the community on active attack events on Tuesday evening at North Side Baptist Church.

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Aledo Middle School will be getting a new gym floor following water damage that was caused by an overflowing toilet the day before school started.

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Parker County residents can soon head to the polls to cast their votes in local races and state constitutional amendments when early voting begins Monday.

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In addition to some local elections, Parker County residents will see 10 constitutional amendments on the Nov. 5 election ballot when early voting begins on Monday.

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Weatherford ISD board of trustees denied an agenda item related to the procurement method for an entryway arch for the Weatherford High School baseball/softball complex during their meeting Monday evening at the District Services Building.

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The city of Weatherford conducted an emergency preparedness drill on Tuesday morning at Medical City Weatherford.

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A former Fort Worth police officer charged with murder after shooting a black woman through a window of her home has been released on bond, and the department told a grieving community that investigators would ensure "no stone is left unturned" in the search for answers.

WASHINGTON (AP) — National security adviser John Bolton was so alarmed by Rudy Giuliani's back-channel activities in Ukraine that he described President Donald Trump's personal lawyer as a "hand grenade who is going to blow everybody up," according to a former White House aide.

Several Parker County churches will come together Saturday for the first One Night, One Voice, One God event at New River Fellowship in Hudson Oaks.

WASHINGTON — The judge took 130 pages to explain that Harvard’s “holistic review” admissions policies — which include ascribing particular attributes to certain ethnicities, such as Asian Americans, and assessing the value to Harvard of those attributes — are, considering 41 years of Supreme…

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Weatherford resident Sharon Ryschon, 75, won first place in the crochet baby dress/ suit division of the needlework and sewing competition at the State Fair of Texas for a baby dress she made.

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Local kids participated in the annual Parker County 4-H food show on Monday morning at the Parker County Extension Services Office.

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The inaugural Rayfield Wright Celebrity Golf Tournament, a fundraiser for the Willow Park fire and police departments, kicked off Tuesday at Squaw Creek Golf Course.

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A white police officer who killed a black woman inside her Texas home while responding to a neighbor's call about an open front door "didn't have time to perceive a threat" before he opened fire, an attorney for the woman's family said.

HOUSTON (AP) — A man who prosecutors say was driven by vengeance when he fatally shot six members of his ex-wife's family in Texas, including four children, was sentenced Friday to death, a decision the lone survivor of the attack says will help her let go of "hurt and anger."

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Douglas "Doug" L. Edmondson, 84, of Weatherford, formerly of Burkett, Texas, passed away early on Sunday October 20, 2019. Visitation will be held from 10 until 11 a.m., on Friday, October 25, 2019 at the Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Chapel, 913 N. Elm Street, in Weatherford. Funeral services …

Edward Carroll Therens, a.k.a. Rabbit Therens, 65, of Weatherford, passed away October 16, 2019 at his home. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held from 6 until 8, Wednesday evening, October 23, 2019 at 1226 W. Ball Street, in Weatherford. Burial will be held at DFW National Ce…

WILLOW PARK - Walter Bock, Jr., 73, passed away Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Greenwood Chapel. Interment: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Greenwood. Walter was born May 5, 1946, to Walter W. Bock, Sr., and Kathryn Bock in Freeport, N.Y.…

Robert Wayne Elliott passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. Visitation: Ramsey Funeral Home in Georgetown Friday, Oct. 25, 6-8 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, at Ramsey Funeral Home, followed by a 4 p.m. Military Burial Service at Greenwood Community Cemetery in Weatherford. I…

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