The first day of early voting with the new equipment from Hart InterCivic carried on smoothly, according to Parker County Elections Administrator Don Markum.
Aledo ISD will be hosting a Parenting University vaping presentation at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Aledo High School to help educate parents about teen vaping and e-cigarette use.
Weatherford ISD board of trustees continued ongoing discussion about facilities and career technology programs during a work session last week.
On Thursday, a group from Weatherford College is heading to Austin to see if the Texas Board of Nursing approves the college’s online bachelor of science in nursing degree program proposal.
Marriages and deaths recorded from Oct. 9 to Oct. 16, 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 Weatherford ISD Education Foundation hosted its third annual A Taste for Education event on Saturday evening at Jerry’s Parking Garage in Hudson Oaks.
Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect quotes attributed to SouthWest Director of Operations Terry Benton.
Severe thunderstorms struck North Texas on Sunday night and left about 550 people in Weatherford without power, according to city staff.
For one day only, the familiar blue and green of Trinity Christian Academy gave way to a sea of pink as the school hosted its annual “Pink Out” Oct. 8 in support of cancer awareness. TCA hallways and classrooms turned pink as did the stands at the Lady Eagles’ junior varsity and varsity voll…
Mother and daughter, Rikki and Khris Jones, have shared a passion for animals and have now dedicated their lives to saving donkeys and horses since establishing their non-profit Hokey Pokey Ranch about four years ago.
The Parker County Soil and Water Conservation District is encouraging everyone to plant wildflower seeds during the months of October through November. While it may seem odd, many of those gorgeous wildflowers blooming beside the road in the spring got their start in the fall, especially Blu…
Millsap fourth graders got a taste of what life was like during the 1850s at the Millsap Heritage Society’s Log Cabin Day educational event Friday in Heritage Square.
Two candidates are running for election in the Brock mayoral race — Jay Hamilton and Steve Aue. The Weatherford Democrat reached out to each candidate for a bio and a 500-word answer to why they are running for office.
Four candidates are running for election in the Brock city commissioner race — Ben Davis, Matt Heistermann, Jowell Ranspot and Debbie Scrimshire. Two commissioner spots are available. The Weatherford Democrat reached out to each candidate for a bio and a 350-word answer to why they are runni…
Peaster ISD board of trustees decided to wait until at least 2022 to be aligned for UIL varsity football during their meeting Thursday evening at the Administration Building.
After founding its musical teaching experience, Are Uke Crazy?, Phoenix and Danielle Rose have expanded their program into the Weatherford Music Academy and are about to open a new location on Fort Worth Highway.
Brock Elementary School received a Star of Distinction in the 2019-20 Exhibit of School Architecture competition in the design category.
This week, Weatherford College’s organization Follow Our Lead partnered with Freedom House of Parker County to provide information about bullying and domestic violence.
Aledo ISD residents will soon head to the polls and cast their vote for or against a $149,950,000 bond, which was approved by the Bearcat Growth Committee as well as the AISD board of trustees in August.
Theatre Off the Square in Weatherford’s next production, “The Sunshine Boys,” kicks off at 8 p.m. Friday as part of the 2019 Season of Shows — 20th Anniversary.
The Aledo ISD board of trustees approved two nominations for the Parker County Appraisal District Board at a special meeting Tuesday morning.
Aledo Middle School will be getting a new gym floor following water damage that was caused by an overflowing toilet the day before school started.
Parker County residents can soon head to the polls to cast their votes in local races and state constitutional amendments when early voting begins Monday.
In addition to some local elections, Parker County residents will see 10 constitutional amendments on the Nov. 5 election ballot when early voting begins on Monday.
Weatherford ISD board of trustees denied an agenda item related to the procurement method for an entryway arch for the Weatherford High School baseball/softball complex during their meeting Monday evening at the District Services Building.
WASHINGTON — The judge took 130 pages to explain that Harvard’s “holistic review” admissions policies — which include ascribing particular attributes to certain ethnicities, such as Asian Americans, and assessing the value to Harvard of those attributes — are, considering 41 years of Supreme…
Weatherford resident Sharon Ryschon, 75, won first place in the crochet baby dress/ suit division of the needlework and sewing competition at the State Fair of Texas for a baby dress she made.
Since its inception in 2015, Sanctified Hope Home for Women has helped 32 women get back on their feet following incarceration.
Veal’s Station is the oldest community in Parker County, with the first settlers arriving in the early 1850s, and to this day has homesteads occupied by the original settlers’ descendants.
The annual Aledo Fest event is taking place from 1-5 p.m. on Oct. 19, and each year city staff tries to change things up to ensure fall fun for all families.
Poolville ISD board of trustees approved spending $40,000 for new internet connection switches during the meeting Thursday evening in the elementary building.
Weatherford College board of trustees approved a change to a policy related to employee fringe benefits during their meeting on Thursday afternoon in the Doss Student Center.
Marriages and deaths recorded from Oct. 2, 2019 to Oct. 9, 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 t…
Parker County Sheriff’s Office Cpl. BJ Sharp gave an active shooter presentation at the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce luncheon Wednesday afternoon.
The city of Weatherford will be conducting an emergency preparedness drill at Medical City Weatherford from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday. These drills aim to enhance the preparedness of city staff, hospital officials and first responders by providing real case scenarios to help be prepared and res…
Weatherford College Follow Our Lead organization is hosting depression screenings Thursday on campus in honor of National Depression Screening Day.
The Willow Park city council unanimously approved a rezone request as well as a site plan for an independent senior living facility at Tuesday night’s regular meeting.
Weatherford City Council approved a resolution to authorize the filing of eminent domain proceedings of property that the city is trying to obtain for easements during its meeting Tuesday evening at city hall.
Hearts Full of Love was established three years ago and is dedicated to helping the homeless people of Parker County get back on their feet.
Brock ISD board of trustees heard about the CLIMB class Brock Intermediate School during their meeting Monday evening in the elementary school cafeteria.
This Week's Circulars
Douglas "Doug" L. Edmondson, 84, of Weatherford, formerly of Burkett, Texas, passed away early on Sunday October 20, 2019. Visitation will be held from 10 until 11 a.m., on Friday, October 25, 2019 at the Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Chapel, 913 N. Elm Street, in Weatherford. Funeral services …
Edward Carroll Therens, a.k.a. Rabbit Therens, 65, of Weatherford, passed away October 16, 2019 at his home. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held from 6 until 8, Wednesday evening, October 23, 2019 at 1226 W. Ball Street, in Weatherford. Burial will be held at DFW National Ce…
WILLOW PARK - Walter Bock, Jr., 73, passed away Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Greenwood Chapel. Interment: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Greenwood. Walter was born May 5, 1946, to Walter W. Bock, Sr., and Kathryn Bock in Freeport, N.Y.…
Robert Wayne Elliott passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. Visitation: Ramsey Funeral Home in Georgetown Friday, Oct. 25, 6-8 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, at Ramsey Funeral Home, followed by a 4 p.m. Military Burial Service at Greenwood Community Cemetery in Weatherford. I…
- Parker County responds to Sunday storms
- Four candidates vying for two Brock city spots
- Bob Kingsley, celebrated country radio host, dies at age 80
- Voters to see 10 constitutional amendments on Nov. 5 ballot
- Single-vehicle wreck claims Mineral Wells man's life
- Local academy spreading a passion for music through education, opportunities
- Two running for Brock mayor seat
- Two arrested for indecency with child, drug possession
- Peaster ISD delays UIL varsity football alignment
- Weatherford rallies past Richland in five-set match