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Republican primary candidates for Parker County sheriff, Precinct 3 commissioner, Precinct 2 constable and Precinct 3 constable discussed their platforms and answered questions during a candidate forum on Tuesday evening at the Doss Heritage and Culture Center.

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After seven Aledo Rodeo Team members competed, two rose to the top at the first-ever North Texas High School Rodeo Association Scholarship Rodeo, recently held at Will Rogers Memorial Center.

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Weatherford ISD board of trustees approved a memorandum of understanding with Tarleton State University for automatic acceptance of all WISD students who graduate within the top 25% of their classes from Weatherford High School during a special meeting on Monday.

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Keeping your heart healthy is a lifelong journey that begins in childhood. Habits, both good and bad, and relationships with food and exercise begin early in life, which is why it’s every parent’s job to help their child stay healthy. Although this need is very serious, staying heart healthy can be as fun as you make it. Plus, both you and your child will reap the benefits from practicing heart healthy habits.

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Weatherford’s Parks, Recreation and Special Events Department has made improvements to the Clearlake Greenspace, which includes a pond, and more are on the way.

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The Parker County Economic Development Council could have an office inside the county courthouse following discussion during Monday’s regular meeting of the Parker County commissioners court.

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Mikko Skalaaba — better known as Herbert “Chief” Johnson to the Jacksonville College family — was honored on Saturday (homecoming) as JC's Distinguished Alumnus for 2020.

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Hollywood’s biggest night is back this coming Sunday, and the race is on to take home the most important statue in the movie making business.

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Now in its 126th year, and one of the oldest active volunteer fire departments in Texas, Mineral Wells Volunteer Fire Department members recently voted overwhelmingly to fold into the operational oversight of the Mineral Wells Fire Department.

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A Weatherford man who walked up to the Parker County jail to turn himself in for pedophilia pled guilty to repeatedly molesting a 9-year-old girl in court Thursday and was sentenced to 40 years in prison without the possibility of parole.

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A shortened compilation video from a Granbury political forum followed by an Empower Texans article had Texas House District 60 Republican candidate Dr. Glenn Rogers this week clarifying his positions on two key issues and emphasizing his conservative values.

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Weatherford City Council and the Planning and Zoning Commission gave direction to city staff on development preferences during a joint meeting on Tuesday evening.

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A homicide case that went cold for 35 years will be cleared by exception by the Parker County Sheriff’s Office following the death of the offender. 

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On Wednesday, President Donald Trump won impeachment acquittal in the U.S. Senate, bringing to a close only the third presidential trial in American history.

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One hundred women giving $100 each to a Palo Pinto County non-profit organization is going to make for a great day for that agency – and an hour of fun for the donors.

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TYLER – Individuals desiring to minister one-to-one through Christ-centered care are invited to attend a Feb. 22 Stephen Ministry workshop at Marvin United Methodist Church in Tyler.

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The Christian life is first and foremost about having a relationship with your Creator. Without that relationship, nothing else matters. One cannot be a Christian unless he/she has entered into a relationship with Christ. One cannot live in an acceptable fashion before God, unless he/she treats other people in a Christ-like manner. The “social gospel” does not save anyone. Only entering into a personal relationship with Christ through His shed blood can bring about salvation. However, we must not ignore the heavy and recurring emphasis throughout the Bible on justice, mercy, and grace. Without justice, mercy, and grace from God, you and I would be doomed. We love to hear about God’s mercy and grace toward us, but I am not so sure about the requirement on us. God has called us to be like Him. We must do what He does. Freely we have received; freely we must give. There is nothing in the Bible taught any more clearly. Our treatment of the weak is a great indicator of the strength of our faith. God will hold us accountable. We will be judged for how we treat those who are weaker or disadvantaged. As a side note, let me be clear, I am not speaking of governmental policy; I am speaking of individual behavior. Most of what 21st century government does in an attempt to help the weak really hurts those it purports to help, but that is a discussion for another time.

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After setting a goal to provide veteran care, Stars and Strides Stables has been able to make it a reality partnering with an experienced veterans equine-assisted therapy operator who moved to Parker County from Waco.

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Garner ISD’s Citizens Advisory Committee unanimously approved recommending that the board of trustees call a $10 million bond election during a meeting Tuesday.

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The city of Hudson Oaks was recently awarded a $2.1 million Transportation Alternative grant from the Texas Department of Transportation that will be used for Phase 1 of its trail master plan.

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PALO PINTO – With a couple of wrinkles easily ironed out, Palo Pinto County commissioners on Friday approved a deal to acquire the former Bank of America building in Mineral Wells and begin turning it into a secondary government center, providing full county services.

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Weatherford High School Theatre is gearing up to open their production of “Matilda the Musical” this week.

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My wife Kathy relates a recurring scenario of coming home after a stressful day and craving macaroni and cheese. Psychologists tell us that when under stress, adults often choose comfort foods to “feel better.” Consuming high calorie, high fat, salty or sugary foods triggers chemicals in the brain’s pleasure center which provide a temporary sense of mood elevation. Comfort foods are foods that bring back feelings of home and security. We ate these foods as children when life was simpler. Some common comfort foods in the U.S. are macaroni and cheese, fried chicken, mashed potatoes, cupcakes and chocolate chip cookies.

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Tracey B. Kirsch, president of Mineral Wells-based Electromedical Products International Inc., was selected as a 2020 honoree of UNO 25, an initiative that identifies, recognizes and celebrates 25 high-impact businesses or organizations that are owned or led by University of New Orleans alumni.

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Author and speaker Tui Snider, of Azle, has spent some time researching the evolution of cemetery practices and symbolism, and recently gave a presentation at the Weatherford Public Library to share her knowledge with residents.

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The Weatherford Boardwalk project is about 61% complete, with the actual boardwalk itself 85% complete as of late last week.

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Starting Monday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services and the city of Weatherford are working together to abate black vultures in the downtown area, particularly at the downtown cell tower.

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Starting Monday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services and the city of Weatherford are working together to abate black vultures in the downtown area, particularly at the downtown cell tower.

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Obituaries

Funeral services for Curtis Corley, 70 of Athens have been scheduled for 1:00 P.M. Friday at Rock Hill Baptist Church in Brownsboro. Visitation will be held Thursday evening from 6-8 P.M. at Rock Hill Baptist Church in Brownsboro.