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A new initiative has started at Weatherford College for faculty and staff to exercise wellness.

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The Veterans of Foreign Wars chapters in Mineral Wells and Weatherford recently gave awards to teachers and students.

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

Outdoor Adventures is a new class at Brock Junior High School that teaches eighth graders about how to ethically hunt, fish and survive outside.

Chandor Gardens has a new horticulturist, as Weatherford hired Stephen Haydon in October for the position and to do landscaping for city parks.

Texas Higher Education Commissioner Harrison Keller talked about his goals regarding accessing higher education pathways and partnerships to media last week.

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The Texas Department of State Health Services confirmed the state’s first child death of this flu season last month and local physicians offered advice to help prevent and treat the illness.

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There have been no arrests by the Parker County Sheriff’s Office since the grave of Vietnam War U.S. Air Force veteran Donnie Wright was defaced last month.

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Parker County officials, along with engineering firm Freese and Nichols, will be holding a transportation town hall at 6 p.m. on Dec. 10 at Weatherford College to review the county’s thoroughfare plan.

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Holiday cheer will continue over the next couple of weeks with a variety of family fun at local Christmas events.

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.

DALLAS — Millsap High School’s Brendan Greer, Isabella Greer, Riley Barham, Tadley Pontremoli, Madison Magallon, Rachael Holdsworth and Makenzie Jones attended the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America 2019 National Fall Conference  in Dallas Nov. 15-17.  FCCLA’s 2019 NFC drew more…

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The Parker County Airport is home to Nationwide Aviation flight school, established in 2011 by pilot Trevor Hall, which was recently awarded the 2019 Best Flight School in the Central Southwest.

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After serving in the U.S. Army and having a firefighting career, Parker County resident Matt Drikas has thrown his hat in the ring for Precinct 3 commissioner, challenging incumbent Larry Walden.

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Parker County Precinct 3 Commissioner Larry Walden is seeking a third term after serving for the past seven years on the commissioners court.

A Parker County grand jury indicted Jerry Alton Benton, 26, of Fort Worth, on Nov. 21 for burglary of habitation after he robbed the home of a woman while she was at a funeral service.

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Over the years, Parker County Sheriff’s Office and jail officials, along with trusty inmates, have lent a helping hand to the Senior Center when meals are unable to be provided.

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Furthering its move into the digital age of news, sports and feature coverage, the Weatherford Democrat released its first podcasts this week.

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After two former Parker County Precinct 4 employees filed discrimination claims with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, findings have come back from one case, which showed that not enough information was obtained to establish violations.

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Brock High School challenged Millsap High School to a collective canned food drive that resulted in a total of 1,548 canned goods for the Parker County Center of Hope.

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Aledo ISD elementary campuses participated in the Aledo Reads event on Nov. 22 where each school dedicated the day to fun reading activities.

PARKER COUNTY — A Burleson man died at the scene after his vehicle crossed a center median and hit another vehicle head on around 3:15 a.m. Sunday on Interstate 20 near Hudson Oaks, according to a report from the Texas Department of Public Safety.

North Side Baptist Church in Weatherford will begin collecting Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts during National Collection Week Nov. 18-25 as part of the Samaritan’s Purse project.

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.

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At Thursday’s regular city council meeting, Aledo officials expressed frustrations with $173,514.84 owed to the state in construction costs stemming from an overage with the Safe Routes to School 2015-16 project with the Texas Department of Transportation.

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Springtown ISD board of trustees discussed targeted improvement plans for Springtown High School, Reno Elementary School and Goshen Creek Elementary School during Monday’s meeting.

Marriages and deaths recorded from Nov. 13, 2019 to Nov. 20, 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…

This week, a Parker County commissioner and election worker expressed concerns they had with the voting machines following the Nov. 5 election. Parker County Elections Administrator Don Markum said this is new equipment and that they analyze every election to see what can be improved.

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Millsap ISD board of trustees approved covering the batting cages and adding storage space using Martco Manufacturing during their meeting on Monday evening.

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Aledo Children’s AdvoCats is a non-profit led by women volunteers that are dedicated to helping children and families with their unmet needs in the Aledo area and is once again holding its Angel Project.

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Weatherford College, the city of Weatherford and others welcomed the new roundabout at College Park and Martin drives on Tuesday afternoon. 

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