After being named the 2020 Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year, Weatherford ISD’s Karen Sams called the honor the biggest accomplishment of her 15-year career.
Local officials expressed their gratitude for Parker County after voters approving propositions related to state parks and the historical commission, and the adoption of law enforcement K9s.
Since it opened 16 months ago, the Children’s Advocacy Center of Parker County has served 309 children, but over the last six months, staff traveled to Italy and Colorado for a unique case involving the U.S. Air Force.
Trudy Fair purchased her Weatherford ranch in 1994, continuing her career in the music and acting industry that began in 1970 where she worked with many icons before settling down at the age of 65.
ALTO – A proposed $10.5 million bond package approved by Alto ISD residents during Tuesday's election is a vote of confidence for students and the district, said Superintendent Kelly West.
GEORGETOWN – A newly renovated football stadium that is the pride of Jacksonville residents has taken top honors at the 2019 Texas Downtown Association Presidents Awards Program.
Have you ever experienced a great victory in your life, spiritual or otherwise? You feel so good. Everything looks better, feels better, tastes better. Then it happens. One sad sack enters the room and tells you how bad everything is. One critic points out a flaw. One well meaning but misguided soul says, “but….”. You know what I’m talking about. All it takes is one nay-sayer. It happened to Elijah, only much worse.
Parker County voters decided on 10 constitutional amendments that were on the ballot including a continued ban on a state income tax, Proposition 4, to which 88.01% [17,528] voted for and 11.99% [2,389] voted against.
Final but unofficial results came in Tuesday night and Aledo ISD’s $149,950,000 bond was passed by its voters, with 61.75% [3,876] voting for and 38.25% [2,401] voting against.
Emergency Services District 1 Chief Stephen Watson discussed details about the sales tax proposition that was on the Nov. 5 ballot that voters rejected, 42.06% [3,525] voting for and 57.94% [4,856] voting against.
Since closing in 1972, The Baker Hotel and Spa has sat vacant, but an 11-year process has resulted in the start of a restoration project to bring it back to life by late 2022.
Parker County Assistant District Attorney Jeff Swain gave a presentation at Springtown High School on Monday to inform parents about how their kids can stay safe on the internet.
After casting calls were announced in March, “12 Mighty Orphans” has wrapped up filming in Weatherford and the cast and crew will be traveling around other parts of the state to finish the football movie, which is based on a true story.
TxDOT will host a public scoping meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Norman Activity Center in Jacksonville, presenting information on proposed alternative routes for a US 69 Jacksonville Relief Route.
I recently discovered a dish in a local restaurant that is simply marvelous. It incorporates eggplant and black olives into a creamy tomato sauce with fettuccini. The dish is so delicious it is one of those you almost wish you had not discovered; rich, flavorful and satisfying. And I know that while my mouth is savoring every bite, my heart and blood vessels are screaming for temperance. It is perfectly appropriate when following a healthy lifestyle to enjoy rich foods on a periodic basis. With the holidays approaching, this reminder is especially poignant.
The new Cook Children’s Walsh Ranch held an official grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday morning to let officials and the public know they are now open for the care of children in the area.
Colten Wayne Lackey, 20, of Weatherford, who was arrested for indecency with a child by sexual contact on Oct. 3, has had seven counts of possession of child pornography added to his charge.
Many of today’s teachers strive to connect what their students are learning in the classroom to the real world, so it’s especially encouraging to them when the students, themselves, take the initiative to apply something they’ve learned in a meaningful way.
After teaching at Weatherford ISD for seven years, Carrie Ellis decided to change the course of her career and is now attempting to keep the art of cursive alive through calligraphy.
The Parker County non-profit, Sanctified Hope, celebrated the start of its new educational center with an official groundbreaking ceremony Friday morning.
Weatherford’s Municipal Utility Board approved a contract with Devil Dog’s Concrete to construct three parking lots for the Lake Weatherford Boardwalk project last week.
Central Christian Church in Weatherford raised more than $1,000 for the Crossroads Youth Program by hosting a play about the Sandy Hook school shooting tragedy.
Congressman Louie Gohmert will serve as Chapel speaker at Jacksonville College on Wednesday, November 6 at 11:00 a.m. in Buckner Chapel. The Barnwell Anderson Chapter of the Walter Prescott Webb Society is sponsoring the event. Sponsors Brett Eckles and Dr. Patricia Richey invite community members to attend this free event and hear about Gohmert’s experiences in Washington D.C. as he represents the citizens of our district.
TYLER – A former Troup educator recently was tapped by Tyler ISD to be its interim assistant superintendent as it searches for a more permanent replacement.
After Mark Patterson was appointed the temporary manager over the Horseshoe Bend water system, a decision will need to be made in the coming months on whether he will continue in that capacity.
Weatherford City Council and the Planning and Zoning Commission discussed planning and zoning regulations that apply to density in residential neighborhoods during a joint work session on Tuesday evening at city hall.
The Aledo city council unanimously approved additional development on Bailey Ranch Road, a continuation of the Parks of Aledo and Point Vista subdivisions.
Millsap ISD board of trustees approved a resolution to pay off bond debt, totaling $735,000, during the school board meeting on Monday evening at Millsap Administration Board Room/Media Center.
The Upper Trinity Groundwater Conservation District presented information to the Parker County commissioners on the district rules that were adopted in August.
TROUP – City leaders recently inked an agreement between the cities of Troup and Arp for animal control services to be provided on an annual contract.
After it was discovered that more than 80 animal reports had been filed last year, the city of Aledo will keep Weatherford as its primary option for animal services.
Weatherford High School seniors Katlyn Don Carlos and Connor Bezio stood out among thousands in the country when their Preliminary SAT test results came out.
Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks announced at a press conference Monday that an arrest had been made in the shooting at the Party Venue west of Greenville that occurred late Saturday night.
DALLAS — For the second-consecutive year Jacksonville High School sophomore Taylor Gutierrez will be spending a couple of days in early November in Austin.
Parker County officials and residents shared their thoughts about a resolution designating the county as a second amendment sanctuary county at Monday’s commissioners court meeting, which was approved by the court.
Although they take up two display cabinets, one of the Vanishing Texana Museum’s most neglected areas in terms of research is our doll collection. A recent gift of a small doll by Paul and Sue Harris of Jacksonville sparked a flurry of research and united this new acquisition with an older one already on display. Another Mystery of the Museum has been solved!
This Week's Circulars
Renee Ozmore Chance passed away peacefully in her home during the evening of Tuesday, November 5th, 2019, due to complications following lung cancer. A memorial service is 2 p.m. Saturday, November 9, at Garner Baptist Church, 2304 FM Road 113, Weatherford, TX. Renee was born March 30, 1945,…
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