Blaze Mayes is a familiar name in the Aledo ISD community and the 17-year-old Bearcat football player with big plans was recently awarded the Heart of a Champion scholarship.
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…
Jessica and Dan Pennington, of Aledo, have deep ties in the first responder community and two years ago decided to combine that passion with their skills of landscaping to create The Hurt and Fallen Foundation nonprofit organization.
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…
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.
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…
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,…
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…
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.
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.
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…
United Way of Parker County recently honored its top donors and awarded the Community Spirit award and Charitable Business of the Year at its annual Awards and Appreciation Reception. The event was held April 23 at 6 p.m. at the City of Hudson Oaks City Hall.
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.
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.
Braeden Lee, of Millsap, is a new junior member of the American Angus Association, reports Allen Moczygemba, CEO of the national organization with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo.
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.
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.
While reviewing her accomplishments, Weatherford College Artist in Residence and renowned pianist Hyeyoung Song teared up when she talked about teaching at a women’s prison while working on her doctorate degree.
This Week's Circulars
- Weatherford dentist retires after 61 years
- Close call: Multiple people walk away uninjured from major wreck
- Springtown man sentenced 70 years for branding girlfriend
- Poolville man indicted for multi-drug possession
- UDPATE: Weatherford man, Godley teen killed in Sunday night wreck
- Getting to know W'ford's new DNSD director
- Embezzling homebuilder's probation revoked; man sentenced to 50 years in prison
- SpringHill Suites by Marriott officially breaks ground in WP
- Weatherford to build new water tower
- Brock ISD approves calling bond election