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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.

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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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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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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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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.

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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.

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Construction is underway for a new Cook Children’s pediatric facility located on eight acres off Interstate 30 across from the Walsh development.

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Before you ring in the new year, make a trip to the Weatherford Parker County Animal Shelter to pick up a 2019 calendar that’s now available to benefit the shelter’s Giving Second Chances Capital Campaign.

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The Weatherford Parker County Animal Shelter is receiving $500,000 toward the shelters Giving Second Chances capital campaign from The Rees-Jones Foundation to help fund the architectural designs and construction of the shelter’s new medical surgical center and classroom.

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Christmas Tyme in Aledo is coming back Saturday for its 18th year and will feature arts and crafts, the Christmas tree lighting, a skating rink, food trucks and other family-friendly activities.

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One of the biggest holidays of the year is approaching and folks are starting the annual tradition of holiday shopping, but local law enforcement and the Better Business Bureau urge residents to be cautious about scammers and thefts.

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The Parker County Commissioners met in regular session Monday morning and heard an update on the courthouse and transportation projects.

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The Parker County Commissioners approved a committee selected by County Judge Pat Deen that will be used to screen applicants for the Emergency Management Director/Fire Marshal position.

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The Parker County Heritage Society presents its 37th Home Tour from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m, Dec. 8. Tickets are on sale at the Weatherford Chamber of Commerce located in the old Santa Fe railroad depot located at 401 Fort Worth Highway just east of the Courthouse, at the Doss Heritage and Culture …

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A settlement in the federal lawsuit against Community Education Centers Inc. and other CEC employees by the parents of Charles “Charlie” Alvarez, 25, who died Feb. 7, 2015 in the Parker County Jail, has been finalized.

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Marco Tulio Garcia, 53, of Fort Worth has been indicted for intoxicated assault with a vehicle — a third degree felony — and driving while intoxicated, third or more, after hitting a motorcycle with his car and fleeing the scene in Parker County on Sept. 2.

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After it was determined that a Parker County deputy’s gunshot wound to the foot on Nov. 12 was caused by a backup weapon malfunction, Sheriff Larry Fowler said the investigation has been concluded and the only question left to answer is why the deputy’s gun went off that night.

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Parker County’s 32-foot tall Christmas tree will be back in the parking lot, off York Avenue adjacent to the square.

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When you think about Thanksgiving, a celebration with family and friends comes to mind, but some won’t be able to spend the holidays the way a lot of us do and the Parker County Jail staff discussed why it’s important to make the day as special as they can for their inmates.

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Children’s Advocacy Center of Parker County officials plan to break ground on their new 7,000-square-foot building on Nov. 30.

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Among the farms and ranches tucked away on Zion Hill Road sits Vanhoozer Farm — which was built in 1978 by Larry and Barbara Vanhoozer who handed over the duties to their granddaughter, Katelyn Vanhoozer, three years ago. 

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A juvenile curfew is a Texas ordinance that cities can choose to adopt or not, and in Parker County the city of Willow Park chooses to reinstate the ordinance every three years, while the city of Weatherford has not adopted the ordinance and the city of Hudson Oaks does not enforce it unless…

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The cities of Willow Park and Hudson Oaks approved an interlocal agreement this week that will — once approved by the city of Fort Worth — allow both cities to connect to Fort Worth’s wholesale water system. 

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The Parker County commissioners approved a contract this week to start the strategic planning process in preparation of growth.

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The holidays are upon us and Hudson Oaks is gearing up for its second annual CoHoHo Christmas Corridor light show at Gene Voyles Park open from 6-9 p.m. every evening from Nov. 22 to Jan. 1.

The Willow Park City Council met in regular session Tuesday night and honored Norman Hogue — Mayor Pro Tem and city councilman of Place 1 who passed away suddenly last month — with a proclamation before appointing Eric Contreras to fulfill the term of Place 1.

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President and CEO of the North Texas Commission, Chris Wallace, was the guest speaker at the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon and focused on what the NTC does of its 13 counties as well as the importance of engaging in the political process as the 86th Texas legislat…