As of Thursday, Parker County had 2,014 in phases 1A and 1B who had received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 83 who have now been fully vaccinated.
Parker County officials were sworn in Monday morning during a ceremony in the County Court at Law 2 courtroom, which was streamed live with limited attendance due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Below is a list of superlative awards as well as a roster that includes some of the top players from Parker County’s UIL-sanctioned high schools. The UIL All-Parker County team is determined by coaches’ nominations, all-district lists and input from Weatherford Democrat employees.
With the pandemic completely shifting the way students are learning, a new initiative has been launched to help ease the complications of virtual learning — an online tutoring website by the Texas Retired Teachers Foundation.
Doses of the COVID-19 vaccine began arriving in Texas in mid-December, marking a significant milestone in the battle against the virus. But it will be months before vaccine doses are widely available, and the rollout is leaving eligible Texans with more questions than answers.
The Parker County and Palo Pinto County hospital districts have been listed on Week 3 of the Texas Department of State Health Services COVID-19 vaccine distribution.
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler is issuing a public service announcement after two individuals and an animal control officer were attacked by a feral cat that later tested positive for rabies.
Editor's note: The year 2020 has been different, to say the least. As such, we decided to do our annual Year in Review a bit differently as well. This year provided some big issues, some less-than-pleasant news and some positive highlights sprinkled in between. While it isn’t our goal to remind you of the bad times, we wanted to use this opportunity as a final door-closing to 2020 and celebrate optimistic expectations for 2021. From all of us at the Weatherford Democrat, we wish you a bright, safe and prosperous New Year!
Springtown Police Department Sgt. Jason Cobb was recently awarded the Medal of Valor following actions he took during a shooting incident on July 9 in Reno.
The Texas Department of State Health Services rolled out its Week 2 recipients of the COVID-19 vaccine, which includes six locations in Parker County.
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has informed Weatherford College that the college's proposal to create a new Bachelor's of Applied Arts and Sciences Degree in Organizational Leadership has been approved at the staff level. College officials said this was a major step forward in the approval process.
American Legion Post 163, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4746, the local Daughters of the American Revolution, Boy Scout Troop 75 and community members participated in Wreaths Across America ceremonies at various cemeteries Saturday.
A Fort Worth man convicted of the killing of four Brock teenagers after hitting their car head-on in 1998 has been released from prison after serving a 20-year sentence.
The Parker County commissioners approved authorizing the IT department to hire third-party vendors to assist in work following a termination and resignation that occurred last week.
State Rep. Drew Springer of Muenster prevailed over fellow Republican Shelley Luther in a special election runoff for a state Senate seat that was animated by Gov. Greg Abbott and his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
Weatherford’s Brandon and Trevor Bass have a heart for serving, both through volunteerism and as part of their participation in Boy Scout Troop 303 of Springtown.
Bubba Jennings was walking toward his office at Peaster High School after watching his boys basketball team defeat Hirschi in the home gym, but he wasn’t done coaching for the night.
The Aledo Bearcats, like most teams, have battled COVID-19 issues along with opposing teams. The zigs and zags continued this week, with Athletic Director Steve Wood lacing up his sneakers and headset to fill in for a defensive coach under quarantine.
Early voting for the special runoff election between Republicans Rep. Drew Springer and Shelley Luther may have ended earlier this week, but there will be one more opportunity to cast your vote for the Senate District 30 seat.
AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott Thursday held a press conference where he provided an update on the statewide COVID-19 vaccine distribution at the UPS Distribution Center in Austin. The governor was joined for the press conference by Texas Division of Emergency Management Chief Nim Kidd and Texas Department of State Health Services Commissioner John Hellerstedt, MD.
Tattoo and body piercing studios in Mineral Wells will now be allowed to operate under a specific use permit following council approval of an amendment to the city's zoning ordinance.
Mineral Wells athletic director and head football coach Gerald Perry announced his resignation today after seven years at the school and four playoff visits.
Mineral Wells ISD Mental Health Counselor Charlena Priddy went over data Monday night saying there have been more than 300 sessions with students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
After a walkthrough last week of the repairs being done to the Parker County Jail, commissioners heard an update from County Building and Maintenance Supervisor Kevin Holloway on some items that the roofing company will need to come back and repair.
A heated meeting of the Parker County commissioners Monday morning resulted in the termination of the county's IT director, the public resignation of another IT employee and a request by one commissioner to look into the possible leak of private information.
Unsure of how the tradition exactly began, the Mineral Wells community has been participating in a unique way to say “happy holidays” with the tossing of Christmas potatoes.
The focus of everyone’s mind during a Confederate statue protest Saturday afternoon seemed to be the impact gatherings are having on small businesses in downtown Weatherford.
After reviewing three bids on the Palo Pinto County Courthouse roof repair or replacement, the commissioners court rejected those so the county could rebid for replacement only.
ARLINGTON – A night after winning the coveted all-around world championship, Stetson Wright returned to make his 2020 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo one for the ages.
ARLINGTON – The drama is over in the PRCA all-around world championship race. Stetson Wright took care of that with a go-round to spare.
With 1:12 remaining in the first half, Poolville’s junior varsity basketball team was up 29-13 during a home game against Hirschi earlier this week. Poolville Head Coach Steven Stegall told Allen Howell to hustle into the game and make a basket before the buzzer.
The Texas Department of State Health Services has published “Week 1” of its COVID-19 vaccine allocations, but as of that date, Parker and Palo Pinto counties have not made the list.
After her heroic efforts during a boat explosion that occurred on Lake Weatherford in August, Mineral Wells resident Telisha Calderon was surprised with a special award Thursday.
AUSTIN – The Texas Education Agency announced today that A-F ratings would be paused for 2020-21 school year due to the ongoing disruptions associated with COVID-19. The STAAR test will proceed for the 2020-21 school year in order to provide critically important information about individual student learning that teachers and parents can use to help students grow. For those schools that incorporate STAAR results into teacher evaluations, TEA is providing flexibility to allow them to remove that component this school year.
ARLINGTON – Veteran steer wrestler Clayton Hass, of Weatherford, had had a rocky 2020 Wrangler NFR, placing in just one of the first six rounds and registering two no times.
- Walmart to close temporarily for COVID-19 cleaning
- COVID-19 vaccinations begin in Rockwall County
- Another COVID-19 death reported in county
- Congressman condemns protest at Capitol Building
- Area post offices to be named for Hall, Murphy
- Here’s what you need to know about who is eligible and how to get the COVID-19 vaccine in Texas
- County’s COVID-19 death toll continues to rise
- Skywarn storm spotter training scheduled March 2
- Rockwall County reporting record unemployment
- Smith arraigned on intoxication manslaughter indictment
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