The Weatherford Music Teachers Association Nov. 16 hosted its annual Fall Hymn Festival and Fall Solo Festival for young pianists in the area. Students came from Parker, Palo Pinto, Tarrant and Hood counties to perform.

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The Weatherford Horseshoe Club closed its season with a Thanksgiving Black Saturday Tournament. A preliminary round robin of the pitchers set the final brackets with four seeded positions. 

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Foreigners settling in America celebrated the first Thanksgiving with the Native Americans who taught them how to survive. Weatherford College staff and volunteers are recreating this sentiment by breaking bread with international students this Thanksgiving season.

Pianist Joseph Fuller will be performing selections from his newly released “Christmas In The City” album Dec. 15, at First United Methodist Church of Weatherford, 301 S. Main St. Services are at 8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 11 a.m.

When you think about servant hearts, Bob Glenn may be a name or face that comes to mind because that’s what the humble 77-year-old Weatherford man has dedicated his life to — serving his community.

The 2019 Ms. Senior Parker County pageant was held Oct. 26, with Barbara Owens - Ms. Blessings Recycled crowned as pageant queen. 

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.

Santa Fe Health & Rehabilitation has received the Nursing Home and Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Improvement Award from TMF Health Quality Institute. The award program recognizes facilities in Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas that have undertaken quality initiatives to improve o…

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Parker County will be offering the Do Well Be Well with Diabetes II class series Oct. 24, 31, 14 and 21.The classes will be from 10 a.m. to noon at the Parker County Agricultural Service, 604 N. Main St. in Weatherford. The cost to attend the class…

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Veal’s Station is the oldest community in Parker County, with the first settlers arriving in the early 1850s, and to this day has homesteads occupied by the original settlers’ descendants. 

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

The Weatherford High School class of 1969 will hold its 50th reunion Sept. 21 at Canyon West Golf Club. 

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Acme Pressed Brick Company was established in Parker County by George E. Bennett in 1891, and is still going strong in its operation 128 years later.

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.

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Sharon Forbes, 76, of Weatherford, passed away Saturday, November 30, 2019. No services are scheduled at this time. Sharon was born June 20, 1943 in Borger, Texas to Odis Adkins and Ruby Malone Adkins. She was a devoted housewife and mother, and enjoyed spending time with her family. Sharon …

Gerald Deene Springer, 85, passed away Saturday November 30, 2019. A graveside service will be held at 2 P.M. Saturday, December 7th in Oakland Cemetery. Gerald was born October 7, 1934 in Alabama but was a longtime resident of Weatherford. He attended Weatherford High School and later atten…