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Bottled water distribution continued in Mineral Wells Tuesday afternoon as the city makes repairs to increase its tank levels and water pressure.

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Filing came to an end on Feb. 12 for several city and school board races that will be on the May 1 election ballot in Parker and Palo Pinto counties.

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Mineral Wells said its system sustained water main breaks overnight Sunday, resulting in low water pressure and tank levels.

Freezing temperatures, little to no water and power outages wreaked havoc across the area this week, and even after temperatures reached the mid to high 30s Friday, many residents were left dealing with lingering issues caused by the winter storms.

Interim Springtown Police Chief Cres Salazar has been appointed the next police chief, Springtown City Administrator David Miller announced Friday.


Three cadets from the Weatherford Patriot Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol took advantage of the weather Jan. 26, flying out of Granbury Municipal Airport with instructor Col. Floyd Whitehouse.

The Weatherford College board of trustees approved moving forward with the issuance of revenue bonds in the amount of $29.5 million to fund the construction of the Workforce and Emerging Technologies Building during Thursday’s meeting.

FORT WORTH — Effective Jan. 28, Ed Watson is now executive vice president of operations for Acme Brick Company, in charge of all sales and production operations as well as supply chain and environmental, health and safety. 

Students from area high schools converged on the Weatherford College campus Friday, Feb. 5, for the 19th annual Coyote Area Math Championship to compete in precalculus and calculus competitions via written tests.

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The Garner Independent School District board of trustees voted unanimously Monday night to call for a $15.5 million bond election to be held on May 1.

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Palo Pinto County is trying to make its way through a 7,400-plus list of people signed up for the COVID-19 vaccine and will be getting some help from Parker County within the next week.

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Vinmark Roofing and Construction of Mineral Wells was awarded the Palo Pinto County Courthouse and Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace projects Monday morning.

AUSTIN — The Texas Department of Public Safety is reminding the public the waiver on expiration dates for driver licenses and identification cards ends on April 14, 2021. Customers who need to renew are urged to make an appointment or renew online today.

Friends and family of retired Weatherford College instructor Pat Cook are making plans to establish a permanent scholarship endowment in his name in the WC Foundation.

Mackenzie Lawhon, a member of the Mineral Wells High School, has earned the prestigious honor of being named a Texas All-State Musician. Despite the innumerable challenges encountered throughout this school year, 2021 All-Staters remained committed to their personal musical development. They…

Weatherford Christian School Board of Directors unanimously voted at last month’s meeting to induct two new members: Kali Jones and Alan Crawford. The board now consists of nine members and is led by board President Dr. Jeff Foland.

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More than 20 participants in the 2021 Palo Pinto County Area Spelling Bee received a few additional instructions than they have in past years. Along with the usual guidelines — speak clearly or repeat the word before spelling — participants in this year’s event had to keep in mind the new pr…

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After a vehicle crash resulted in significant damage to a historic building in downtown Weatherford last week, an arrest has been made.

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Edmonds and Associates was hired after unanimous approval of the Aledo city council last week to guide the city through the home-rule charter process.

BROCK — The Association of Texas Small School Bands announced the selection of the 2021 ATSSB All-State band last week, with Brock High School freshman clarinet player Annie Nash receiving the honor. 

Marriages and deaths recorded from Jan. 13, 2021 to Jan. 20, 2021. This information is being provided as a courtesy by the Office of Lila Deakle, Parker County Clerk. Every effort is made to see that the information is correct and complete. The Parker County Clerk is not responsible should t…

Bull rider Daylon Swearingen, who qualified for the National Finals Rodeo in 2019, is out the rest of the winter and much of the spring with multiple injuries. 

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With many questions still surrounding the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, Palo Pinto County officials are desperately reaching out for help to get more.

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Parker County Health Authority Dr. Steven Welch said they have made a good start on vaccinating residents, with about 4,000 receiving the first dose as of Friday.

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As a way to garner more feedback from the community on what transportation projects are of a priority to citizens, the city of Weatherford has launched a new online survey.

This Week's Circulars


Elton Hayes and Kevin Brockway discuss the status of the Big Ten as the Big Dance nears; Clay Horning suggests a new format for college wrestling and reflects on the Daytona 500; George Bremer and Bill Burt talk about the quarterback carousel in the NFL.