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After the East Parker County Library’s donation jar was stolen last fall, the Weatherford and Aledo Rotary clubs have donated $500 each to help replace the funds, which totaled between $750-$1,000.

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Weatherford ISD trustees reviewed how the district matches up to the state academically, financially and staffing-wise during last week’s meeting.

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By chapter nine, the last chapter of Amos, God is through delivering His promises of judgment and punishment to His chosen people. The window of opportunity for repentance and restoration has closed. There is a lesson there for us. Do not presume upon the goodness, mercy, and grace of God Almighty. He is not obligated to withhold judgment for any length of time. Your opportunity to repent and call upon His Name could end at any second. That opportunity exists only by His good pleasure.

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Weatherford ISD is now reaching out to parents and guardians via phone and text to provide information on school lockdowns, lockouts and evacuations after a parent requested it at a school board meeting.

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A male pedestrian that was walking in the middle of the Interstate 20 West service road was struck and killed by a vehicle at about 6:10 a.m. Wednesday morning, according to the Weatherford Police Department. 

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ROCKWALL — Patriot PAWS Service Dogs, a national nonprofit based in Rockwall, that trains and provides service dogs for disabled veterans, recently received a $14,000 donation from Ascent Protein. Ascent is a family owned company based in Denver, Colorado, that is well-known in the fitness and sports industry for producing clean, pure, made-in-America protein and pre-workout products.

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Aledo High School teacher Terry Snow has been selected as a finalist for the Presidential Awards of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

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Weatherford College board of trustees reviewed proposed tuition and fees changes for the 2020-21 school year during their meeting last week.

Generations of families treasure their Texas State Railroad travel traditions and can continue to build memories during this brand-new decade. Highlighting the classic service and scenic beauty of the Piney Woods excursion experience aboard the Official Railroad of Texas, seasonal special event trains round-out this year’s calendar with opportunity for all ages and interests.

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Since December of 2019, local hospital officials have tallied up more than 600 flu-like visits and are sharing warning signs as well as measures to take if you suspect you have the flu. 

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Weatherford College board of trustees heard an update about the Workforce and Emerging Technologies Building on Thursday during the board meeting.

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United Way of Parker County’s Little Black Dress Fashion Show event raised more than $30,000 last week, which will help support 10 nonprofit organizations in the area.

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HALLSVILLE — Playing the defending District 16-5A champion Hallsville Ladycats on their home pitch seemed to fire up the Jacksonville Fightin' Maiden soccer team on Friday night.

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The Mineral Wells Index recently asked candidates running in the five contested county races to provide information and answer – within 300 words or less – questions in order to help voters decide who to support and vote for. The primary elections are March 3, and early voting begins February 18.

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With love being a popular subject this month, my boyfriend suggested I write about an actor he knows I love (not as much as him, of course): My all-time favorite actor is Humphrey Bogart, and if anybody is worthy of a column about them … it's him.

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Ryan Roach and David Hawes told those attending Friday’s annual State of the Community luncheon about the current endeavors and positive projects taking place. So Mineral Wells City Manager Randy Criswell spoke about something else.

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The mayors in Parker County provided updates about growth, economic development, infrastructure needs and how they’re working together to support residents and businesses at a recent forum.

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RUSK – Annual property study results recently released by the State Comptroller’s Office do not bode well for some Cherokee County taxpayers, said Cherokee County Chief Appraiser Lee Flowers.

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Weatherford ISD board of trustees held a work session on the preliminary 2021 budget on Monday evening.

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During Tuesday’s Weatherford City Council meeting, Lexie Lee was recognized for earning the DFW Directors Supreme Service Award.

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CHEROKEE COUNTY – A number of Cherokee County residents braved the cold rains Tuesday evening, nearly packing Jacksonville College's Buckner Chapel to hear what a dozen Republican candidates for the March 3 primary had to say.

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Rhett Warren is among those who believe the local trailway offers a path to economic development in Mineral Wells.

Republican primary candidates for Parker County sheriff, Precinct 3 commissioner, Precinct 2 constable and Precinct 3 constable discussed their platforms and answered questions during a candidate forum on Tuesday evening at the Doss Heritage and Culture Center.

After seven Aledo Rodeo Team members competed, two rose to the top at the first-ever North Texas High School Rodeo Association Scholarship Rodeo, recently held at Will Rogers Memorial Center.

Weatherford ISD board of trustees approved a memorandum of understanding with Tarleton State University for automatic acceptance of all WISD students who graduate within the top 25% of their classes from Weatherford High School during a special meeting on Monday.

Keeping your heart healthy is a lifelong journey that begins in childhood. Habits, both good and bad, and relationships with food and exercise begin early in life, which is why it’s every parent’s job to help their child stay healthy. Although this need is very serious, staying heart healthy can be as fun as you make it. Plus, both you and your child will reap the benefits from practicing heart healthy habits.

Weatherford’s Parks, Recreation and Special Events Department has made improvements to the Clearlake Greenspace, which includes a pond, and more are on the way.

The Parker County Economic Development Council could have an office inside the county courthouse following discussion during Monday’s regular meeting of the Parker County commissioners court.

Mikko Skalaaba — better known as Herbert “Chief” Johnson to the Jacksonville College family — was honored on Saturday (homecoming) as JC's Distinguished Alumnus for 2020.

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