Now four years into their efforts, Envision Mineral Wells on Thursday took time to look back on accomplishments to date and ongoing projects, and look ahead at the next steps to keep their positive momentum moving forward.

Millsap High School students, staff and community members are participating in classes to teach leadership and communication skills in a new program called LeadR4Life: I Am The Message.

Seeking a balance between giving citizens a chance to address council and maintain decorum and civility during meetings, Mineral Wells City Council on Tuesday adopted formal speaker guidelines.

Former businessman and Colleyville City Council member Chris Putnam is running against Congresswoman Kay Granger for her district in the 2020 Republican primary.

Parker County Sheriff’s Office investigators from three divisions executed a search warrant in the 5000 block of Upper Denton Road Thursday evening, which resulted in the arrests of Colton Wayne Lackey, 20, and Amanda Nicole Fuller, 34.

After starting up during the summer, Weatherford College’s Flute Choir is preparing for their first performance on Saturday.

CHEROKEE COUNTY – Delightful scenes featuring colorful and creative scarecrows await public perusal during this year's Scarecrow Trail, slated Oct. 5-17 at the Ruth Bowling Nichols Arboretum in Jacksonville.

It was a award-filled night when the Weatherford Chamber of Commerce announced this year’s award recipients at the 99th annual chamber banquet at Dove Ridge Vineyard Tuesday night.

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History named Springtown Middle School history teacher Nancy Palmarchuk as Texas’ 2019 History Teacher of the Year.

As park weather approaches, Weatherford Police Department Sgt. John Rudolph offers some advice following two vehicle burglaries that occurred at Holland Lake Park Sunday afternoon.

Diane Taylor, owner of Reading Friends of Aledo, presented her Adopt-A-Sport proposal, that aims to rejuvenate a flowerbed, to the Aledo City Council last week, which was unanimously approved.

A week ago, State Rep. Mike Lang surprisingly announced he would not seek re-election to his Texas House District 60 seat, saying he was taking the “fight” home to “the front lines” to run for an open Hood County commissioner seat.

Dr. Ranjit Dhelaria, an associate professor of Medicine at UNT Health Sciences,  offers unfiltered expert advice on common questions related kidney disease.

Beginning day enrollment for the various public, private and upper education institutions operating in Cherokee County have remained equal to or are greater than the previous year, with the exception of one district, which is still dealing with loss due to a natural disaster in April.

In an effort to save costs on animal services, the Aledo City Council and staff approved an alternative animal control plan in a partnership with VCA Aledo Animal Hospital last week.

PALO PINTO COUNTY – Law enforcement was called to a large party involving high school students and alcohol Saturday night that resulted in two dozen citations issued and a lot of calls to parents, but no arrests.

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service takes research-based information directly to people, and three Parker County agents discussed their experience as well as the beneficial resources they can provide to residents.

Aledo ISD Superintendent Susan K. Bohn gave a presentation to the Aledo City Council on Thursday night over the $149,950,000 bond, which will be on the Nov. 5 ballot.

Fifth generation Palo Pinto County rancher and veterinarian Dr. Glenn Rogers was preparing to face two-term incumbent and Empower Texans-financed Mike Lang in the March Republican primary race for the Texas House District 60 seat.

Parker County 4-H members attended commissioners court this week and shared experiences about how the program has impacted their lives before a proclamation recognizing Oct. 6-12 as 4-H Week was approved.

Brock ISD Superintendent Cade Smith hosted the second of three meetings about the upcoming bond election and answered community questions on Wednesday at Brock High School.

The city of Hudson Oaks is once again kicking off its signature fall event, Craft and Cork, featuring wine and beer pairings, local food and live music from 7-10 p.m. on Oct. 12 at Gene Voyles Park.

City of Jacksonville officials are looking forward to the construction of a new public safety complex to be completed in 2021, according to Jacksonville City Manager Greg Smith.

The Willow Park City Council unanimously adopted the fiscal year 2019-20 budget and tax rate Tuesday night after holding a final public hearing.

Weatherford City Council approved the fiscal year 2020 tax rate and budget during its meeting on Tuesday evening at city hall.

Millsap ISD board of trustees heard a presentation from the elementary school on Monday during the school board meeting in the Millsap Administration Board Room/Media Center.

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Robbie D. Wilkins, 40, passed away on Oct 6, 2019. Service: Sat. Oct. 12, at 2pm at Gates Community International Church, 702 Tyler St. Athens, TX 75751. Burial at Sandflat Cemetery.