Hopefully, we all have met some generous people in our lives. In my life, my grandparents on my maternal side were very generous people.
For what was Henderson County's most exciting game on the last day of the regular season, the Mabank Panthers, looking to clinch a playoff spot, traveled to Midlothian's Don Floyd Stadium to face off with the Heritage Jaguars.
One word comes to mind when watching the 2019 Dawson Bulldogs – methodical. The Bulldogs run the football extremely well, pass when they need to, and just pound on their opponent until the opponent wears down.
Just ask Dawson’s latest victim, the blue and white Bulldogs from Wortham. Dawson rushed for 223 yards on the night, completed only one pass on one attempt for 63 yards, and claimed the number two seed in District 11-2A DII, beating Wortham, 28-12, on Senior Night at Ed Mitchell Field in Dawson.
The Mildred Eagles played their hearts out Friday night in their final game of the 2019 season.
They went into the game not assured a playoff spot no matter what they did. They had opportunity after opportunity to give up, to quit, but they kept fighting until the bitter end. These Mildred Eagles lost tonight 41-33 to the Edgewood Bulldogs.
Defending state champions and 2A DII's No. 3 Mart Panthers rolled through District 11-2A undefeated with a 40-7 win against the Frost Polar Bears Friday to complete the regular season.
OAKWOOD -- Oakwood’s Panther six-man football team has big goals for this season -- the first of which was to repeat as District 13-1A-Div 2 champions. Standing in the way were the Trinadad Trojans, also ranked high in the six man polls. When the teams lined up Friday night at Panther Stadium, the Trojans had twice as many players suited up, and a decided advantage in size. But this game proved the old adage: It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog. The Panthers fought BIG, and ultimately whomped up on the larger team, 73-28, ending the game by the Mercy Rule with 1:18 left on the fourth-quarter clock.
CAYUGA – The Cayuga Wildcats handled business at home with a 34-14 victory over the winless Cross Roads Bobcats. The playoff scenario was simple for the Wildcats Friday night – win and they're in. The win sets Cayuga up with a matchup against the Alto YellowJackets next week.
ALTO — The Yellowjackets of Alto capped of their first undefeated regular season since 2007 on Friday night at Cam'Ron Matthews Field at Yellowjacket Stadium by blasting Union Grove, 50-15.
TYLER – For the first time in six years, the Palestine Wildcats are returning to the playoffs, a joyous occasion for the Palestine community.
Local officials expressed their gratitude for Parker County after voters approving propositions related to state parks and the historical commission, and the adoption of law enforcement K9s.
After years of working through, and resolving, countywide ambulance service, Emergency Services District No. 1 is embarking on an equally challenging task – restructuring countywide fire service.
Since it opened 16 months ago, the Children’s Advocacy Center of Parker County has served 309 children, but over the last six months, staff traveled to Italy and Colorado for a unique case involving the U.S. Air Force.
Trudy Fair purchased her Weatherford ranch in 1994, continuing her career in the music and acting industry that began in 1970 where she worked with many icons before settling down at the age of 65.
ALTO – A proposed $10.5 million bond package approved by Alto ISD residents during Tuesday's election is a vote of confidence for students and the district, said Superintendent Kelly West.
GEORGETOWN – A newly renovated football stadium that is the pride of Jacksonville residents has taken top honors at the 2019 Texas Downtown Association Presidents Awards Program.
Have you ever experienced a great victory in your life, spiritual or otherwise? You feel so good. Everything looks better, feels better, tastes better. Then it happens. One sad sack enters the room and tells you how bad everything is. One critic points out a flaw. One well meaning but misguided soul says, “but….”. You know what I’m talking about. All it takes is one nay-sayer. It happened to Elijah, only much worse.
Parker County voters decided on 10 constitutional amendments that were on the ballot including a continued ban on a state income tax, Proposition 4, to which 88.01% [17,528] voted for and 11.99% [2,389] voted against.
Final but unofficial results came in Tuesday night and Aledo ISD’s $149,950,000 bond was passed by its voters, with 61.75% [3,876] voting for and 38.25% [2,401] voting against.
Emergency Services District 1 Chief Stephen Watson discussed details about the sales tax proposition that was on the Nov. 5 ballot that voters rejected, 42.06% [3,525] voting for and 57.94% [4,856] voting against.
In 1982 a small group of American Legion members decided it would be a good thing to work with Mineral Wells ISD in a shared adventure to help young people understand more what being a veteran means along with being a good citizen.
GREENVILLE, Tex. – Authorities have dropped murder charges against the man arrested for the shooting deaths of two people and the wounding of six others at an Oct. 26 Halloween party on the outskirts of this northeast Texas city.
Mineral Wells Mayor Christopher Perricone has sued the City of Mineral Wells, citing a number of alleged wrongdoings by city council and officials including violating his constitutional rights to due process, his ability to set agendas and call special meetings and asking the court to define the word "deal."
Since closing in 1972, The Baker Hotel and Spa has sat vacant, but an 11-year process has resulted in the start of a restoration project to bring it back to life by late 2022.
Parker County Assistant District Attorney Jeff Swain gave a presentation at Springtown High School on Monday to inform parents about how their kids can stay safe on the internet.
Showing a firm commitment to continuing to provide the services to Mineral Wells it has for four decades, Pecan Valley Centers for Behavioral and Developmental Healthcare hosted an open house and ribbon cutting Tuesday for its new facility.
After casting calls were announced in March, “12 Mighty Orphans” has wrapped up filming in Weatherford and the cast and crew will be traveling around other parts of the state to finish the football movie, which is based on a true story.
TxDOT will host a public scoping meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Norman Activity Center in Jacksonville, presenting information on proposed alternative routes for a US 69 Jacksonville Relief Route.
I recently discovered a dish in a local restaurant that is simply marvelous. It incorporates eggplant and black olives into a creamy tomato sauce with fettuccini. The dish is so delicious it is one of those you almost wish you had not discovered; rich, flavorful and satisfying. And I know that while my mouth is savoring every bite, my heart and blood vessels are screaming for temperance. It is perfectly appropriate when following a healthy lifestyle to enjoy rich foods on a periodic basis. With the holidays approaching, this reminder is especially poignant.
The new Cook Children’s Walsh Ranch held an official grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday morning to let officials and the public know they are now open for the care of children in the area.
Colten Wayne Lackey, 20, of Weatherford, who was arrested for indecency with a child by sexual contact on Oct. 3, has had seven counts of possession of child pornography added to his charge.
Many of today’s teachers strive to connect what their students are learning in the classroom to the real world, so it’s especially encouraging to them when the students, themselves, take the initiative to apply something they’ve learned in a meaningful way.
After teaching at Weatherford ISD for seven years, Carrie Ellis decided to change the course of her career and is now attempting to keep the art of cursive alive through calligraphy.
- Malakoff residents take on chicken giant
- Henderson County vote on Constitutional Amendments
- Local volunteer fire departments desperate for recruits
- HCSO busts woman for meth, bong
- Sheriff enters drug test agreement
- Henderson County Grand Jury returns 38 indictments during the July term
- Sheriff’s Office busts two for meth, weed
- Inmate call review by sheriff leads to new meth charges
- Small profit, big impact-Athens Thrifty Christmas Store opens
- Dickey’s BBQ reaches out to those in need