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Coaches, AD react to expanded playoffs

Football has enjoyed two state championships in each classification for a long time. Now, more teams will get to share that experience following last week's ruling by the University Interscholastic …

Drought conditions ease slightly while heat dome returns

Drought conditions across the state dropped a percentage point in May compared to the previous month, with 26% of the state in some stage of drought, primarily in West and South Texas and parts of …

35 Texas counties eligible for individual disaster aid

Residents in a total of 35 Texas counties now qualify for individual disaster assistance following a series of severe storms and flooding that began in late April, The Dallas Morning News reported. …

Council approves language for drive-thrus

With many commercial additions to Hudson Oaks in recent years, one thing that city officials agreed needed updating was regulations regarding drive-thru facilities. After the Planning & …

Phelan wins re-election bid, seeks speaker post again

House Speaker Dade Phelan, R-Beaumont, narrowly won re-election in a hotly contested runoff race and has vowed to seek his third term as speaker, drawing threats from Texas Attorney General Ken …
Latest Sports Stories

TCU’s Morris ends stellar track career with PR

After starring on the track for the Aledo Bearcats, Gracie Morris initially went to the University of Texas in Austin to extend her running career. One year later, however, she took her talents 20 …

Coyotes continue CNFR streak with strong performances 

All three Coyotes representing Weatherford College at the College National Finals Rodeo placed in at least one round of their respective competitions this past week. This marked WC’s 19th …

Mach I athletes compete in AAU Qualifiers

Five members of the Mach I Track Club in Weatherford competed in a pair of Southwest Regional qualifying meets recently, one for the Amateur Athletic Union at Chisholm Trail High School in Fort Worth …

Wild opens season at home

The Weatherford Wild began the summer Texas Amateur Athletic Federation season by hosting their own meet on June 10. Leading the Wild performances was …
Community Life
Calendar of Events
40th Annual Candlelight Tour of Homes in Weatherford, TX. Presented by the Parker County Heritage Society. 6 Historic homes plus St. Stephens Chapel and Chandor Gardens will be on this year's tour. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the …
The Aledo Middle School volleyball team made short work of its host Brewer on Thursday, Oct. 19 as the Ladycats swept all matches in seventh and eighth grade. Brewer was unable to win a single game in any of the matches. Here are the …
Join us for the Fort Worth ISD Hiring Fair on Thursday, October 26, 2023, from 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm at the Fort Worth ISD Teaching and Learning Center located at 1050 Bridgewood Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76112. Participants will have the …
The GM Financial Parade of Lights will deliver the magic of the holiday season to Downtown Fort Worth for its 41st year on Sunday, November 19, at 6 p.m. With a sold-out crowd expected for this year’s “Holiday Magic”-themed parade, attendees …
Family fun - food and games! Lots of treats!!!
Obituaries
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 …
Joseph Patrick (Pat) Davis, 66, passed away on April 16, 2024, at his home in Aledo, after a two-year battle with cancer. Pat was born at Eglin Air Force Base in Valparaiso, Florida on September …
Education
Education
Jim Bob and Kate Measures

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 …

Board gets more info on budget

The Weatherford Independent School District got more clarity on the budget, and while the news could be better it certainly is less bleak than what some other districts are facing.   At its …

TEA approves teacher incentive program

The Weatherford Independent School District got welcome news recently when it received word from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) that one of its programs has been validated and approved.   …
Commentary
Columns

On Bubble-Blowing and Peace Pipes

Aunt Maude, wed to my Uncle Mort since Noah’s ark went into dry dock, says that her hubby regularly encounters premonitions while in dreamland. “When he says, ‘I’ll bet …

Aledo meter and billing audit complete

The City of Aledo’s upgrade to new automated water meters last fall provides greater accuracy and transparency for our customers, yet we recognize the transition to the new systems was not as …
Letters to the Editor

Christian Nationalism vs Christianity

Tim Dunn’s recent op-ed in the Midland Times denouncing his label as a Christian Nationalist was an amusing piece of gaslighting.   There is no man in the State of Texas who has …

Appalled

I was appalled at the article on the front page of The Community News on March 8, 2024. There was such a biased on Mike Olcott’s victory, and inaccuracies at every turn.   In the …

Truth in politics

In this place, we stand for God, Country, and Truth! You know that Parker County, Texas is one of the most conservative places in the country and I thank God for each of you as you work every day to …