After winning their first two district games, the Trinidad Trojans traveled to rival Oakwood for a showdown to determine the district champion.

The Cross Roads Bobcats closed their season with a game Friday at the Cayuga Wildcats.

The Eustace Bulldogs hosted the Madison Trojans for a district contest as the Bulldogs sought a playoff spot.

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.

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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. 

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.

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After being named the 2020 Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year, Weatherford ISD’s Karen Sams called the honor the biggest accomplishment of her 15-year career.

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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.

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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.

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This year, Peaster High School’s National Honor Society has decided to spruce up the outdoor classroom for their annual service project.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Brock ISD board of trustees plan to discuss bond projects plans moving forward at the school board meeting on Monday evening.

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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Weatherford ISD's board of trustees discussed reprogramming the Ninth Grade Center for technical education during a workshop on Monday evening.

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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.

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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.

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Millsap ISD Technology Director John Briese talked about implementing technology to help teachers and students at last week’s school board meeting.

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.

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.

Early voting ended Friday and those who didn’t vote will get one more chance to decide on local and state elections on Tuesday.

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A grave side service will be held for Glenn Eldon Wherley at 2 p.m. on November 3rd at Willow Spring Cemetery