It's all about the birds and the bees – hummingbirds, bumblebees, honeybees – as well as moths, wasps, small flies and beetles, creatures who play an important role in ensuring food is available for human consumption.

After receiving a thumbs up from the Huntsville Planning Commission two weeks ago, the developers of a proposed 5.26 acre mobile home complex are seeking final approval by the City Council. 

A Parker County grand jury indicted Christopher Earl Elliott, 44, on June 6 for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and assault to a family member by impeding breath or circulation.

The road to a college degree is unique to every student. There are challenges along the way that everyone will face, from academics to financial aid and more. However, the most dedicated Bearkats are able to improvise, adapt and overcome to make any situation seem simple. Transfer student Ray Yates epitomizes those qualities in and out of the classroom.

It’s official. It’s summer. We look out the windows of our air-conditioned homes, and hope that our lawn, trees, shrubs, flowers, etc. can take the heat that the next two months will be doling out. We wonder what we should put in our yards that will survive the heat with limited amounts of water.

Hundreds of local students were among those named to the President's Honor Roll and Dean’s List for the 2019 spring semester at Sam Houston State University.

Kaylin M. Wells, 22, of Weatherford, and her unborn baby died after a two-vehicle wreck that occurred at about 4 p.m. Sunday on Farm-to-Market Road 51 North, just north of Bagget Road, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Fathers, be assured, o what a happy day it is! This is the day that has been designed with you in mind, to honor and recognize your patriarchal role in the God given unit called family. Whether you are grandfather, biological father, step-father, god-father, brother, uncle, or pending father to be, you matter to us. On this sizzling, summer Sunday; with a mammoth embrace and smile, we dare not forget to say, Happy Father’s Day!

Parables are timeless, meaningful, and useful in structure and message. Parables are the golden theological nuggets we discover in scripture.

“Put that water on the fire,” said the Scoutmaster to the boy at the campsite, referring to a tin pot of water which he wanted the tenderfoot Scout to place on top of the grate covering the campfire. The boy hesitated: “Are you sure?”

The Jacksonville Fightin' Indians' 2019 football schedule appears to be a daunting one as two of the Tribe's three non-district games will be against opponents ranked in the top 10 in Dave Campbell's Texas Football, while District 9-5A-II rival Marshall has been slotted in the No. 4 position in the Class 5A-II preseason poll.

Americans for the Arts today honored Dixie Friend Gay for two different projects among 50 outstanding public arts projects created in 2018 through the Public Art Network Year in Review program, the only national program that specifically recognizes the most compelling public art. Chosen by public art experts, the roster of selected projects was unveiled this morning at Americans for the Arts’ Annual Convention in Minneapolis. This is the 18th year that Americans for the Arts has recognized public art works.

STEPHENVILLE – Professors from Tarleton State University are partnering with the Palo Pinto County Municipal Water District No.1 to conduct mitigation work for the planned expansion of Lake Palo Pinto known as the Turkey Peak Reservoir project, and explore methods to conserve the riparian habitat along the streams feeding the lake.

Father’s Day is Sunday, a day to celebrate dads, and one dad to celebrate is Nick Bogner, of Aledo, who gave his daughter Cassidy her childhood back after donating his kidney to her.

The Willow Park City Council heard a presentation on the city’s debt as well as approved a $2,365,000 tax note at a 2.15 percent interest rate to fund street improvements, parks and drainage.

Poolville ISD board of trustees approved a contract for voice services and a one-time payment for installation of a new bell and PA system during their meeting on Thursday evening.

The Brook Hill School is proud to announce that Patti Eden has been named by the Executive Board of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools as the TAPPS Fine Arts Teacher of the Year for the 2018-2019 school year. Mrs. Eden has been the choral director for The Brook Hill School for 21 years, and has led her students to TAPPS vocal contests for sixteen years. During that time she has led her choirs to five TAPPS State Runner-Up titles including the 2019 school year. Her students have been awarded the “Superior Rating” over 125 times. In addition to her five state runner up titles, she has finished in the top four of all state choirs six other times.

Weatherford College board of trustees discussed the 2019-20 budget at their meeting on Thursday afternoon.

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HOUSTON — Gov. Greg Abbott signed four bills into law Thursday aimed at bolstering the state’s emergency preparedness and disaster relief programs, including framework that provides more than $1.6 billion for flood control projects and repairs across the state.

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The fourth day of the Parker County Livestock Improvement Association Livestock Show kicked off Thursday morning with the swine and rabbit shows.

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A funeral service for Weatherford community figure Roger Grizzard takes place on Saturday afternoon.

Sam Houston State University College of Business Administration has named Rhonda Ellisor as director of the university’s Small Business Development Center. She joins the center after serving at SHSU in the Office of University Advancement for 13 years as director for major gifts and recently development representative for the newly formed SHSU Center for Entrepreneurship.

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Samuel Adu-Prah, associate professor of geography at Sam Houston State University, has been awarded a fellowship by the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa –CODESRIA to travel to Ghana this summer to work with Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and Divine Odame Appiah to train graduate students and faculty on current applied geospatial technologies for social science research.

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In Luke 10:25-37, Jesus tells the parable of the Good Samaritan in response to the question, “Who is my neighbor?” The good neighbor was the one who showed mercy to the injured man. The bad neighbors were the ones who ignored the man and failed to help him. The good neighbor helps, the bad neighbor ignores.

As Father’s Day approaches, I hope that you are making plans to attend church with your father. I also hope you are spending some time thinking about fathers and your father. Few would dispute the fact that our families and thus our society are riddled with significant and deeply rooted problems. Few would dispute the idea that those problems are dangerous to the point of threatening the very existence of society as we know it. Few would dispute the importance of biological fathers being real fathers to our cultural survival. There is some difficulty in getting people to agree on what exactly being a “real” or “good” father is. Once some consensus is reached on that, the greater difficulty is in getting people to agree on how to teach, train, encourage, or force that.

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Hundreds of scouts from across Southeast Texas are learning traditional scouting skills, archery, wilderness survival and fire starting as part of the Sam Houston Area Council’s annual day camp at Josey Lodge in Huntsville.

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Hundreds of scouts from across Southeast Texas are learning traditional scouting skills, archery, wilderness survival and fire starting as part of the Sam Houston Area Council’s annual day camp at Josey Lodge in Huntsville.

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Willow Park is one step closer to implementing a Hazard Mitigation Plan and Fire Chief Mike LeNoir presented information about the benefits of having the program at Tuesday night’s city council meeting.

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Parker County Livestock Improvement Association’s 70th annual Livestock Show continued Wednesday with market steer, breeding lambs and agriculture mechanics competitions.

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The Willow Park City Council unanimously approved the adding of an article for dangerous, substandard buildings to the city’s building and regulations code ordinance.

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Weatherford City Council approved a zoning change for a gas station with a convenience store and drive-thru restaurant in northwest Weatherford during their meeting on Tuesday evening. 

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A memorial service for Billy Wayne Knight will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, 2019, at Grace Community Church located at 3215 Old Jacksonville Hwy, Tyler, Texas. Bill was born in Athens, Texas in 1938 to parents, Wilson Knight and Mary Lou Knight. He was 80 years old at the time …