Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler will remain in his position for another term after receiving 84.11% (59,710) of the votes Tuesday night in the general election.

Cleburne Mayor Scott Cain appeared assured of securing his fifth term on Tuesday night. Cain collected 6,391 votes, the totals of which included mail-in ballots and early voting. Election Day totals had not been posted as of 9 p.m.

Voting for the general election came to a close Tuesday night and the lines at polling locations dwindled in Parker County in the afternoon hours.

The presidential race in Texas looks more competitive than it has been in decades. More than 8 million Texans have already voted early. Many candidates will opt for social distancing instead of their normal results watch parties. And there's a decent chance we won't know many of the results by the time everyone goes to bed. If you're planning on watching the votes tick in, here are a few things to keep in mind.

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Parker County Judge Pat Deen described what is known about a cyber attack incident that occurred on Oct. 16, saying the county is doing everything it can to restore and put software in place for prevention.

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Volleyball practice was a half hour away at Weatherford Christian School on a recent afternoon, and several girls were helping Assistant Coach Kathy Goings set up a net in the school’s gym.

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Community feedback is being requested for two Aledo park concepts — Pine Street Trailhead Plaza and The Aledo Commons — which is being done by engineering firm Kimley-Horn.

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Last fall on a trip to Maine, Millsap resident Susie Schofield came up with the idea that Millsap should have a scarecrow contest.  Susie and her sister, Dianna French, saw the contest as a “non-contact” community event that might help uplift spirits, create family activities, and bring smiles to the faces of Millsap residents. With the help of the City of Millsap, a contest was created. Entries, rules and regulations were mailed to city residents and posted on social media. Entries had to be homemade, family friendly and displayed at the front of participants’ property. The city offered a first place award of $100, second place of $50 and third place of $25.  

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Hard-working and loving life are the words Marie Rollins used to describe her son, Zakary King, who was killed while driving his motorcycle Wednesday after a vehicle failed to yield to him.

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The Rockwall Police Department is investigating the early morning death of a juvenile woman who was reportedly driving a stolen pickup when it crashed following a chase out of Rowlett.

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With COVID-19 set to be a major topic in the Texas legislative session, an Aledo ISD subcommittee revealed a first draft of the district’s legislative priorities, saying local control will be a big focus.

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After a seven-month hiatus due to COVID-19, fine arts productions are returning to Weatherford College, but, for now, all productions and concerts will be streamed online.

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The City of Willow Park welcomed its newest council member Tyler VanSant on Oct. 13 to fill the vacant Place 2 position.

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MINERAL WELLS — Around 150 cyclists had a staggered take off Saturday morning for the annual Rotary Crazy Kicker Bike Ride. 

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FFA and 4-H high school seniors in the Parker County area are completing their nomination applications for the 6th Annual AgYouth of the Month scholarship program, which has already awarded over $100,000 in scholarships. The online nominations are due Friday, Oct. 23.

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On Friday night Oct. 16, 2020, Parker County discovered they were impacted by a computer security incident.  Following the discovery, County IT staff quickly isolated the compromised systems to limit the spread of the attack.

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The Bionic Bullrider earned his nickname after a near fatal injury in a rodeo arena led to an extensive chest surgery to reattach his sternum. Barry Brown would go on to become the first recipient of the Comeback Cowboy of the Year award from the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association in 1971 and a National Finals Rodeo qualifier in 1974.

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