With the pandemic completely shifting the way students are learning, a new initiative has been launched to help ease the complications of virtual learning — an online tutoring website by the Texas Retired Teachers Foundation.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler is issuing a public service announcement  after two individuals and an animal control officer were attacked by a feral cat that later tested positive for rabies.

Editor's note: The year 2020 has been different, to say the least. As such, we decided to do our annual Year in Review a bit differently as well. This year provided some big issues, some less-than-pleasant news and some positive highlights sprinkled in between. While it isn’t our goal to remind you of the bad times, we wanted to use this opportunity as a final door-closing to 2020 and celebrate optimistic expectations for 2021. From all of us at the Weatherford Democrat, we wish you a bright, safe and prosperous New Year!

Springtown Police Department Sgt. Jason Cobb was recently awarded the Medal of Valor following actions he took during a shooting incident on July 9 in Reno.

A man wanted for murder and aggravated assault of a public was arrested by Fort Worth police Wednesday night after a days-long manhunt.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has informed Weatherford College that the college's proposal to create a new Bachelor's of Applied Arts and Sciences Degree in Organizational Leadership has been approved at the staff level. College officials said this was a major step forward in the approval process.

American Legion Post 163, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4746, the local Daughters of the American Revolution, Boy Scout Troop 75 and community members participated in Wreaths Across America ceremonies at various cemeteries Saturday.

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Early voting for the special runoff election between Republicans Rep. Drew Springer and Shelley Luther may have ended earlier this week, but there will be one more opportunity to cast your vote for the Senate District 30 seat.

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AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott Thursday held a press conference where he provided an update on the statewide COVID-19 vaccine distribution at the UPS Distribution Center in Austin. The governor was joined for the press conference by Texas Division of Emergency Management Chief Nim Kidd and Texas Department of State Health Services Commissioner John Hellerstedt, MD.

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Mineral Wells ISD Mental Health Counselor Charlena Priddy went over data Monday night saying there have been more than 300 sessions with students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

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After a walkthrough last week of the repairs being done to the Parker County Jail, commissioners heard an update from County Building and Maintenance Supervisor Kevin Holloway on some items that the roofing company will need to come back and repair.

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A heated meeting of the Parker County commissioners Monday morning resulted in the termination of the county's IT director, the public resignation of another IT employee and a request by one commissioner to look into the possible leak of private information.

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The Parker County Sheriff’s Posse may be known for their rodeos, parades and other events, but at the heart of it, the group is a big contributor to the community.

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After reviewing three bids on the Palo Pinto County Courthouse roof repair or replacement, the commissioners court rejected those so the county could rebid for replacement only.

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ARLINGTON – A night after winning the coveted all-around world championship, Stetson Wright returned to make his 2020 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo one for the ages.

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AUSTIN – The Texas Education Agency announced today that A-F ratings would be paused for 2020-21 school year due to the ongoing disruptions associated with COVID-19. The STAAR test will proceed for the 2020-21 school year in order to provide critically important information about individual student learning that teachers and parents can use to help students grow. For those schools that incorporate STAAR results into teacher evaluations, TEA is providing flexibility to allow them to remove that component this school year.

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ARLINGTON – Veteran steer wrestler Clayton Hass, of Weatherford, had had a rocky 2020 Wrangler NFR, placing in just one of the first six rounds and registering two no times.

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The city of Willow Park will hold a public hearing on Jan. 12 over its proposed stormwater utility rates to help fund drainage capital improvement projects.

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Parker County Sheriff’s Interdiction officers conducted a traffic stop Monday afternoon resulting in the seizure of a large amount of marijuana and illegal liquid Tetrahydrocannabinol.

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ARLINGTON – After experiencing a dry spell at the 2020 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, team ropers Clay Smith and Jade Corkill found glory Monday night.

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