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Meet Blue, the Weatherford Parker County Animal Shelter’s Pet of the Week.

AZLE — Abraham Anderson of Azle Scout Troop 334 was searching for a project to earn his Eagle Scout badge, the highest achievement awarded in the Scouts program. The Abandoned Cemetery Association needed a fence placed around the Crane-Crow Cemetery west of Azle to replace one that had falle…

Medical City Weatherford announced that is has been recognized with several 2019 Women’s Care Awards from Healthgrades, an online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Medical City Weatherford ranks among the top 10 percent of all hospitals evaluated for prov…

Paycen Lee Martin will graduate from Navy boot camp Aug. 16, where he will become a fourth generation sailor.

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The 35th annual Parker County Peach Festival kicks off in one week and the biggest provider of those peaches residents see overflowing crates each year is Hutton Peach Farm in Weatherford.

WACO — More than 4,100 Baylor University students have been named to the Dean’s Academic Honor List for the spring 2019 semester. Students honored on the Dean’s List are Baylor undergraduates with a minimum grade-point average of 3.7 while enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours.

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Not unlike other counties in the U.S., a “poor farm” was once implemented in Parker County to house indigent residents before the enactment of Social Security in 1935 and the land to this day still sits off Tin Top Road as a part of history. 

U.S. Air Force Airman Cameron A. Swanzy and U.S. Air Force Airman Juliana N. Woods graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.

Marriages and deaths recorded from June 5 to June 11, 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…

Summer is a time for fun, but local officials also want families to keep safety in mind when enjoying the water, outdoors and fireworks. 

U.S. Air Force Airman Anthony D. White graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.

The Parker County/Weatherford, TX NAACP Branch 6321 will be holding its 4th annual Juneteenth Celebration Saturday. This year’s event will be co-hosted by the Weatherford Public Library and will be held on the library grounds at 1014 Charles St., Weatherford.

Hummingbirds are on the move, flying north through Texas from their wintering grounds in Mexico and Central America. If you want to lure them to your yard, Audubon Society member Victoria Moore has lots to share about the hummers of Northeast Texas. She will be the speaker at the Cross Timbe…

The Walmart Foundation recently provided a $2,000 grant to Chandor Gardens Foundation to assist with the foundation’s goal to construct an Arts and Culture Center and other buildings on the 13.5 acres adjacent to the existing gardens. The Walmart Foundation supports and invests in community …

The Texas Federation of Music Clubs hosted its 2019 State Competition May 18, at Texas State University in San Marcos. Thirty pianists from the Burch School of Music chose to participate in this state competition from a pool of 55 pianists who had qualified in February at the local level of …

Each year the membership of the Millsap Neighborhood Home and Garden Club (Area Ladies’ Club) nominates and chooses an outstanding supporter of the causes untaken for the year. This year’s recipient for Woman of the Year is Dianna French. French has worked to raise money, publicize the club,…

Meet Bodacious, the Weatherford Parker County Animal Shelter’s Pet of the Week.

The Weatherford Music Teachers Association hosted its annual Spring Piano Solo Festival and a Pop Piano Festival at Lakeshore Baptist Church in Hudson Oaks last month. There were 84 participants in the solo festival, which required that students perform two solos by memory for a judge. One s…

U.S. Air Force Airman Alec G. Bays graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.

Phoenix Construction Founder and Chairman Kaleb Brewer recently announced the addition of Philip Newkirk to the Phoenix team. Newkirk will take the reigns as director of land development for Phoenix in the downtown Weatherford office. 

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After a woman in the Fire Marshal’s Office was in need of a kidney transplant in 2009, the Parker County Firefighter Benevolent Fund was established to support those who put their lives on the line for the community.

Grace First Presbyterian Church is pleased to introduce its new senior pastor, the Rev. Ashley Drake Mertz. Mertz arrived at Grace First in Weatherford on April 1, in time for the busy Easter season, and is settling in with her new duties and congregation.

The Adult Coloring Group that meets at Senior Care at Holland Lake honored Weatherford First Baptist Church volunteer Jean Buford May 13 with a placemat and bookmark for her 96th birthday that was May 12.

The Adult Coloring Group that meets at Senior Care at Holland Lake recently competed in a Mother’s Day Coloring Contest. The group chose to color whatever they liked in honor of their mother or being a mother.

Weatherford is full of skilled makers, bakers and producers, and the Weatherford Tractor Supply store is bringing these individuals and businesses together for a community-wide, family-friendly event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 18, during the store’s annual Market Day event.

Theatre Off the Square will be holding auditions for its youth production of “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe,” dramatized by Joseph Robinette, from the story by C.S. Lewis, presented by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Co., Woodstock, Illinois.

Meet Blue, the Weatherford Parker County Animal Shelter’s Pet of the Week.

Weatherford Rehabilitation Hospital, a 26-bed free-standing facility in Weatherford, recently joined ClearSky Health. The hospital provides rehabilitative services to patients living with disabling injuries or illnesses such as strokes, brain injuries, hip fractures, spinal injuries, Parkins…

Outskirts Press Inc. has published, “The Gospel Of John, One Day At A Time: A Seven-Week Guide for New – and not-so-new – Believers,” a book by Weatherford graduate and former Parker County minister Timothy C. McKeown.

Magaly Benavides, an eighth grader at Garner ISD, competed in the Jr. Visual Arts Scholastic Event competition on April 13 at the Bettye Myers Middle School in Denton. 

The Weatherford Music Teachers Association sponsored its annual master class April 13 at Grace First Presbyterian Church. Each year WMTA invites a distinguished teacher to teach selected students in a master class setting.

Monarch butterflies are on their way through North Texas this time of year, flying from Mexico in an annual migration that is unique among insects. Master Gardener Deborah Rollins will present “The Mighty Monarch Migration” — everything you want to know about monarchs — at the next meeting o…

The Adult Coloring Group that meets at Senior Care at Holland Lake enjoyed their Easter Coloring Contest last week. Administrator Donna Tillman provided prizes and all participants went home with a gift. Activity Director Mindy Brannon provided supplies for attendees.

The Burch School of Music sponsored its fourth of four recitals piano recitals of the school year April 5 at Bethel United Methodist Church in Weatherford. 

Fourth graders from Weatherford Christian private school traveled to Waco and Austin on an Education in Action Discover Texas Field Trip on April 2 to experience what they are learning in fourth grade Texas History. Students visited the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, the Texas State C…

Trinity Christian Academy secondary art students had a fantastic showing at the ACSI District Art Competition this week. The competition was held at Liberty Christian School in Argyle.

H&R Block united to give back to their communities by hosting local school supply drives to help teachers stock their desks and ensure they are well equipped enough to finish out the school year.

Beekeeping can be a hobby or a serious business. Texas even grants agriculture tax exemptions for serious beekeepers who meet certain criteria. Longtime beekeeper Nick Crites of Springtown will explain basic beekeeping at the April meeting of the Cross Timbers Chapter of the Native Plant Soc…

“Former Students of Texas A&M University will assemble in Weatherford on April 22 for the Parker County Texas Aggie Muster in honor of all Texas Aggies who have passed away within the last annual year,” Muster Chair Graham Quisenberry (’77) said.

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What began as a car ride conversation between DFW-based trainer Montrel Duckett and former Aledo High School running back Johnathan Gray quickly turned into the beginnings of the pair’s new youth mentoring and athletic training program, Beyond the Ball.

The Texas Federation of Music Clubs sponsored their annual Junior Festival on Feb. 23, at Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth.