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Abbott demands probe into power outages after Hurricane Beryl

 More than 2 million Texans lost power when Hurricane Beryl hit the Texas coast, and Gov. Greg Abbott wants to know why. The Austin American-Statesman  reported Abbott has ordered the …

Longtime WC board member resigns: School receives update from OTA, PTA programs  

The Weatherford College Board of Trustees announced the resignation of longtime board member Mac Smith at their meeting on Thursday, July 11.     “Mac served for many years and …

Aledo City Council signs off on taking over library

The Aledo City Council officially signed off on becoming the new owner of the East Parker County Library at its meeting on June 27. Three residents rose to speak in favor of the proposal in …

Big is key word for 2024 Peach Festival

Each summer the Parker County Peach Festival is a destination point for folks who love to travel - and, of course, for those who love peaches. This year’s event takes place on Saturday, …

Proposed fed rule would protect workers from extreme heat

 A year after a new state law ended mandatory water breaks in Texas, a proposed federal rule would protect millions of workers from the risks caused by extreme heat,  The Texas Tribune …

Willow Park Police Department receives honor

For the second consecutive time, the Willow Park Police Department (WPPD) has been awarded Accredited Law Enforcement Agency from the Texas Police Chiefs Association Law Enforcement Program.   …
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Bearcats No. 1 in "Dave Campbell's Texas Football" magazine predictions

Being ranked No. 1 in the state is not surprising for those connected to or familiar with the Aledo Bearcats football team. And, sure enough, that's exactly where the team sits as they prepare …

Aledo duo second in North Texas PGA Junior Tour tournaments

Ainsley Henze and Harper Price of Aledo placed second in a pair of tournaments on the North Texas PGA Junior Tour recently. Participating in the Metro Tour, Henze was second at Bear Creek in …

Wild hosts second swim meet, regionals next

The Weatherford Wild Swim Team hosted its second meet of the summer recently at the Cherry Park Pool as they began final preparations for regional competition.   The Wild will compete in …

Mach I sending six to Junior Olympics

Continuing the club's long-standing tradition, the Mach I Track Club has qualified six of its members for the upcoming Amateur Athletic Union and USA Track and Field Junior Olympics. The list …
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Loving mother Phyllis Gebhardt passed away at the age of 67 on June 14, surrounded by her family. Phyllis was born July 15, 1956, in Long Beach, California. After moving to Texas, Phyllis …
Paula Nita Wylie, 80, peacefully departed on this life, Friday, May 31, 2024, surrounded by her loved ones. Paula Wylie was born October 27, 1943, in Fort Worth, Texas to parents, Arthur and …
Marvin Monel Glasgow, 83, of Willow Park, passed away on May 6, 2024. Marvin was born July 7, 1940 to parents Willie Andrew and Mary Ethel Glasgow in Tyler, Texas. After graduation, he served …
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Aledo second in prestigious Lone Star Cup competition

The University Interscholastic League announced Aledo ISD finished in second place among 5A schools in the state in its annual Lone Star Cup competition. The Lone Star Cup is annually one of the …

Million dollar donation aids Weatherford Christian School

Finding a high return on investment can be impossible in these uncertain economic times, but for Jim Bob and Kate Measures, there was no question where they wanted to donate their land sale for an …

New AHS/Daniel principal named

Aledo ISD has named Michael Martinak as principal at Aledo High School-Daniel Ninth Grade Campus beginning with the 2024-2025 school year. Martinak has spent his entire educational career - the …
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Popcorn Tradition Crosses State Lines

A popcorn tradition was born 50 years ago this summer in the garage of our home in southwest Fort Worth. That was some 26 tons of popcorn and four machines ago. It was sparked by the late Dr. …

A Holiday Afterglow

Afterglows are wonderful, but are waning of late. Many folks forfeit times of warm reflection, too busy in endless pursuits of whatever comes next. Oh, afterglows are still around for important …

The Hope Chest celebrates 10 years: Dressing the part for fighting poverty

Hope Chest volunteer Marilyn Morris and manager Heidi Hodosta help a customer. The Hope Chest is the Center of Hope’s resale shop that offers donated upscale items at a fraction of their original cost.

A decade back the people at Parker County Center of Hope - who were already doing a great job helping fight poverty in our area - came up with an idea to take the battle to another level. They …

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