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WEATHERFORD — Commissioners Monday grudgingly approved a new formula for road and bridge allocation funding, ending arguments that had been ongoing for the past month.

In 1971, First National Bank began an annual teacher breakfast in which they provided coffee and donuts to Mineral Wells ISD staff. The breakfast grew in the hands of the Mineral Wells Downtown Merchants’ Association, which was then embraced by the Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce. The…

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MINERAL WELLS — City council members on Tuesday approved a $37 million budget for the fiscal year that begins on Oct. 1.

Weatherford College's mascot, Champ, visited the WC Board of Trustees during their board meeting Thursday afternoon as they were introduced to the college's new quality enhancement plan.

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MINERAL WELLS — School trustees on Monday approved agreements with the city of Mineral Wells for on-campus school resource officers for the new school year as well as for use of the city's gun range for school staff participating in the Guardian Program.

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PALO PINTO — County commissioners on Monday amended their hotel/motel tax collection agreements across the county to allow the levy collected from overnight visitors to be spent in support of tourism.

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WILLOW PARK — Willow Park Mayor Doyle Moss said he gets emotional every time the national anthem is played.

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Michael Balboni, who oversaw New York’s homeland security and criminal justice agencies during the administration of former Gov. Eliot Spitzer, said the attacks prompted a major emphasis on the need to bolster domestic security, in many different fronts and that those priorities continue to …

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Garner ISD trustees Tuesday passed a budget that includes 4% salary increases for teachers and staff and an increase to supply budgets to support the student population growth at the district. The tax rate adopted was lowered to just below $0.12, making the newly adopted tax rate $0.936096 p…

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To mark the somber anniversary of the 9/11 attacks 20 years ago, various entities will be holding community events Saturday.

Theatre Off The Square in Weatherford presents “The Addams Family, A New Musical,” book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa. The show begins Sept. 10 and runs weekends through Sept. 26. Show times are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. 

AUSTIN — The Texas Department of Public Safety encourages everyone to drive safely as they celebrate the unofficial end of summer during the long Labor Day weekend. The Texas Highway Patrol will be increasing enforcement from Sept. 3 through Sept. 6, looking for people not wearing their seat…

AUSTIN (AP) — The Supreme Court allowing a new Texas law that bans most abortions is the biggest curb to the constitutional right to an abortion in decades, and Republicans in other states are already considering similar measures.

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WEATHERFORD — As a Parker County commissioner, Precinct 3’s Larry Walden receives calls almost daily from residents, but not all requests are theirs to fulfil, he told Weatherford Noon Lions Wednesday afternoon.

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WEATHERFORD — After members of the Reno city council signed and delivered a letter to Police Chief Tony Simmons last week, Mayor Pro Tem Randy Martin said he thought Simmons should see it in private, look it over and make a decision.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday lambasted the Supreme Court's decision not to block a new Texas law banning most abortions in the state and directed federal agencies to do what they can to “insulate women and providers” from the impact.

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WEATHERFORD — When Hurricane Ida hit the coast of Louisiana this week, it was all hands on deck. In true first responder fashion, emergency crews, including several from Parker County ESD 1, loaded up and headed out to offer aid.

WEATHERFORD — After two non-native plant species were found on the shoreline of Lake Weatherford earlier this month, Texas Parks and Wildlife biologists and a rapid response team were able to remove them from the area and attempt to prevent their growth.

Clark Gardens’ fall opening will be celebrated with its annual model train show. The trains are coming to town from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 4, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 5.

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WEATHERFORD — Medical City Weatherford is a 5-star recipient in the 2021 Women's Care Awards by Healthgrades , the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. This 5-star rating indicates that Medical City Weatherford's clinical outcomes are statistically signifi…

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School trustees in Mineral Wells approved a balanced budget for the new school year on Thursday, dropping their tax rate by 11 cents thanks to new properties on the tax roll in the growing 4A district.

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WEATHERFORD — Weatherford city council members have proposed a tax rate of 45.81 cents per $100 valuation for fiscal year 2022, a decrease of 5 percent from the current rate.

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WEATHERFORD — A Weatherford firefighter this week was recognized for his bravery and life-saving efforts of a 19-year-old man last month.

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SANTO — Residents of three southern Palo Pinto County communities told the panel that governs their ambulance service on Tuesday they felt left out of the discussion, shortly before Emergency Services District No. 2 commissioners enacted a 10-cent tax that will apply to this year's levy.

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WEATHERFORD — After hearing some three-hour testimony and arguments from various attorneys and property owners, Parker County commissioners Monday voted to deny an application for a neighborhood road.

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ALEDO — The Aledo ISD board of trustees voted for a 4% general pay increase for Aledo ISD staff on Monday night while also decreasing the overall tax rate by nearly $0.09 in adopting the 2021-2022 fiscal year budget.

Prior to the start of the new school year Wednesday, several Aledo ISD parents expressed their concerns regarding COVID-19 safety and protocols.

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SANTO — The fire hall in Santo is likely to be standing room only Tuesday when residents of a three-community emergency services district are expected to face down five appointed commissioners who will decide whether to levy a 10-cent tax for ambulance services.

Families are the heart of our communities and educational programs serving the needs of Texas families are at the heart of the work carried out through Texas Extension Education Clubs that is a part of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Extension Education clubs provide members with o…

Although we have been experiencing a milder and wetter than normal summer, in Texas drought, which can have a long-lasting effect on many aspects of the environment — including our groundwater, always seems to be lurking around the corner.

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