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 Weatherford
Population: 27,080 Phone: 817-598-4000 Mayor: Craig Swancy
Council Members:
Heidi Wilder
Jeff Robinson (Mayor Pro
Tem) Curtis Tucker
Kevin Cleveland
City Manager:
Sharon Hayes
City Secretary:
Malinda Nowell
City Hall:
303 Palo Pinto Street Weatherford, Texas 76086
Council Meetings: 6:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesday of the month, Weatherford City Hall, 303 Palo Pinto Street, Weatherford
City Website: ci.weather- ford.tx.us
Trash and Recycling: City; call Sanitation Department at 817-598- 4145 for trash and recy- cling pickup schedule Water: City; call 817-598-4257
Electricity: City;
call 817-598-4257
Gas: Texas Gas www. texasgasservice.com 800-700-2443; Emergency number 800- 959-5325
The Parker County Courthouse at the center of Weatherford is surrounded by neighborhoods fea- turing more than 60 Queen Anne, Victorian, and other architecturally sig- nificant homes. RANDY KECK/
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    History is abundant in Weatherford, with the historic Parker County courthouse at its center, surrounded by neigh- borhoods featuring more than 60 Queen Anne, Victorian, and other architecturally significant homes. Weatherford College is
he oldest continuously operat- ed community college west of
he Mississippi River.
Weatherford is growing
by leaps and bounds, as rapid development along the I-20 corridor and outlying areas continues to expand the foot- print of the city. A tax incre- ment reinvestment zone along
he interstate has attracted businesses such as Academy, Hobby Lobby, and a Honda dealership.
“It’s been hugely successful for us,” Rexroat said. “Texas has a good economy right now, and it’s helping push growth west- ward from the metroplex.
180, which currently runs through the courthouse square. The goal is to make the city’s Heritage Square downtown area more walkable, part of
a project that includes the recently rebuilt Houston Place, a three-story building with a restaurant on the ground floor and office space above. The
city was awarded $11.5 million through a partnership from North Central Texas Council
of Governments and the Texas Department of Transportation to create a “north bypass” taking vehicles along a new route north of the square.
No through traffic would be allowed through the square, creating areas for parking, bik- ing, shopping, and dining.
- Rosealee Hoffman
Your Parker County
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“There’s a lot of people moving this direction, and there’s a lot of businesses real- izing that.”
Weatherford ISD is the largest school district in the county, serving 7,500 students across 254 miles and 11 cam- puses, and the school district continues to grow along with the city.
Growth is contributing to increased traffic, especially on Weatherford’s main arter- ies, and city leaders recently unveiled a plan to redirect east/west traffic on U.S. Hwy.























































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