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COLLEGE STATION — February 2021 will be remembered by Texans and by our trees as the year of the “Deep Freeze.” Multiple days with below-freezing temperatures resulted in the crowns of a noticeable number of trees turning brown and appearing as if the trees had died. As Texas A&M Forest …

AUSTIN — Texas A&M Forest Service urges all Texans, and especially outdoor enthusiasts, to help reduce the spread of oak wilt and wood borers by taking preventative measures and being cautious when collecting and purchasing firewood. As Texans travel for hunting or camping trips, they ma…


WEATHERFORD — It’s pretty rare to find an employee that gladly wakes up looking forward to work each day. But that tireless passion exemplifies Parker County’s Lisa Mehrhoff.


AUSTIN — There is a lot to be thankful for this year, and the Texas Department of Public Safety wants to ensure people are able to get to and from their holiday celebrations safely. Texas Highway Patrol Troopers will increase enforcement on the roads from Wednesday, Nov. 24, through Sunday, …


FORT WORTH — The North Texas Community Foundation announced the recipients of two recent grant cycles, awarding over $207,000 to area nonprofits, including five in Parker County

The last tournament of the year for the Weatherford Horseshoe Club ended with cash in hand as opposed to the usual trophy.

Aledo City Councilman Nick Stanley has announced his candidacy for mayor of Aledo. Aledo's current Mayor Kit Marshall will be running for State House District 60, making way for a Mayoral election in May of 2022.

The U.S. Attorney's Office Northern District of Texas announced the conviction of a Parker County man following an investigation sparked by Sheriff's Criminal Investigation Division earlier this year.

Weatherford College opera students invite the public to a free performance this Thursday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Alkek Fine Arts Center.


MINERAL WELLS — A patch of flat acreage on Mineral Wells southeast corner took center stage Wednesday as developers joined city promoters to cheer a first for the town that likes to call itself crazy.

PALO PINTO — Residents have the chance to add their two cents to newly redrawn Palo Pinto political boundaries on Monday, as the elected officials hasten to complete the realignment of political lines to reflect a decade of population shifts.

MINERAL WELLS — Roger Williams told supporters Wednesday that he isn’t about to force workers at his car dealership to be vaccinated against COVID, despite a federal rule set to take effect in January.

WEATHERFORD — The lyrics of Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the U.S.A.” wafted through speakers set up at the football field at Weatherford Christian School Tuesday, as staff and students packed into the stands and looked up in the air to catch sight of a helicopter.

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WEATHERFORD — Parker County commissioners Friday approved a retroactive order to have precinct boxes 405 and 425 renumbered to 260 and 265, following adoption of new precinct boundaries Nov. 8.

PEASTER — Peaster ISD students and staff stood up and applauded as hometown veterans were escorted into the Peaster High School gymnasium Thursday morning.

Halloween weekend held something more than ghosts and goblins — an old-fashioned horseshoe tournament hosted by the local Weatherford Horseshoe Club. 


MINERAL WELLS — Honorary Council Kid and third-grader Kayd Glover banged the gavel to launch a full agenda Tuesday as the Mineral Wells city council took actions speeding up downtown street work, improving parks and hiring a firm to find applicants to succeed their departing city manager.


PALO PINTO — County commissioners redrew their precinct lines on Friday and decided to consult Palo Pinto County's five justices of the peace and constables about eliminating one position for each under once-a-decade redistricting that got underway last week. The court ultimately backed off …

The 27th annual Coyote Chase Race 5K and 1-mile run will take place Saturday, Nov. 13, at Weatherford College after taking a year off in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


The Doss Cultural Center and Weatherford Art Association held their annual Spirit of the West Awards earlier this month featuring artists from around the North Texas area.

Kaitlynn Bradford, of Springtown, is a new junior member of the American Angus Association, reports Mark McCully, CEO of the national organization with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Missouri.


WEATHERFORD — Two major bridges in Parker County are scheduled for replacement by Texas Department of Transportation in coming years, TxDOT records show.

HUDSON OAKS — Hudson Oaks City Councilman Brian Lixey announced Thursday that he will seek to become the sixth mayor for the city of Hudson Oaks, following the announcement that Mayor Marc Povero will not seek a third term. 

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Retired U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Dana Bowman parachuted from a helicopter, bringing with him a large American flag as he landed on the Weatherford Christian School field Tuesday, Nov. 9 for a special ceremony in honor of Veterans Day.