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Peach Festival winners of food contest

The 2024 Parker County Peach Festival is now past, but the taste of all of the luscious delicacies lingers. Once again the food contest was a popular part of the weekend’s festivities July …

PUC outlines consumer protection rules

As the dog days of August approach and electric bills soar, the Public Utility Commission is reminding consumers of rules in place to protect them from having their power disconnected due to …

Abbott demands probe into power outages after Hurricane Beryl

 More than 2 million Texans lost power when Hurricane Beryl hit the Texas coast, and Gov. Greg Abbott wants to know why. The Austin American-Statesman  reported Abbott has ordered the …

Big is key word for 2024 Peach Festival

Each summer the Parker County Peach Festival is a destination point for folks who love to travel - and, of course, for those who love peaches. This year’s event takes place on Saturday, …

Proposed fed rule would protect workers from extreme heat

 A year after a new state law ended mandatory water breaks in Texas, a proposed federal rule would protect millions of workers from the risks caused by extreme heat,  The Texas Tribune …

Aledo student dies in car crash

Kai Elliott, a 2024 Aledo High School graduate, died in an automobile accident on the evening of July 4. Aledo ISD Superintendent Susan Bohn released the following statement: "I am heavy-hearted …
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Weatherford Wild swim team has strong regional showing

The Weatherford Wild swim team placed fourth out of 14 teams at the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation Region 4 Swim Meet at the Southlake Natatorium on July 13-14. The Wild had a combined team …

Two Roos receive baseball accolades

Former Weatherford Kangaroos outfielder J.T. Cienaga has been a Class 6A Elite All-Star by the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association. Also, incoming junior catcher Jett Vindiola was named …

Courtney Hammett to lead Lady Roos volleyball program

Before entering the athletic fray as a varsity volleyball coach, Courtney Hammett was a varsity player for a very strong Peaster program before she graduated in 2009. Now, after coaching for Millsap …

Wild hosts second swim meet, regionals next

The Weatherford Wild Swim Team hosted its second meet of the summer recently at the Cherry Park Pool as they began final preparations for regional competition.   The Wild will compete in …
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Obituaries
Loving mother Phyllis Gebhardt passed away at the age of 67 on June 14, surrounded by her family. Phyllis was born July 15, 1956, in Long Beach, California. After moving to Texas, Phyllis …
Paula Nita Wylie, 80, peacefully departed on this life, Friday, May 31, 2024, surrounded by her loved ones. Paula Wylie was born October 27, 1943, in Fort Worth, Texas to parents, Arthur and …
Marvin Monel Glasgow, 83, of Willow Park, passed away on May 6, 2024. Marvin was born July 7, 1940 to parents Willie Andrew and Mary Ethel Glasgow in Tyler, Texas. After graduation, he served …
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Weatherford ISD

Longtime community member to fill unexpired term

When Weatherford’s Kindra Lucia was sworn in at the June 10 Weatherford Independent School District’s monthly meeting, it was a bittersweet moment. Lucia, who was approved at a …

Million dollar donation aids Weatherford Christian School

Finding a high return on investment can be impossible in these uncertain economic times, but for Jim Bob and Kate Measures, there was no question where they wanted to donate their land sale for an …

Board gets more info on budget

The Weatherford Independent School District got more clarity on the budget, and while the news could be better it certainly is less bleak than what some other districts are facing.   At its …

TEA approves teacher incentive program

The Weatherford Independent School District got welcome news recently when it received word from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) that one of its programs has been validated and approved.   …
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Lessons in Holding On

I’m not sure who the TV weather guy was, which city he served or exactly what he said, but if his observation passed down through the ages is even close to accurate, it still has wide …

Popcorn Tradition Crosses State Lines

A popcorn tradition was born 50 years ago this summer in the garage of our home in southwest Fort Worth. That was some 26 tons of popcorn and four machines ago. It was sparked by the late Dr. …

A Holiday Afterglow

Afterglows are wonderful, but are waning of late. Many folks forfeit times of warm reflection, too busy in endless pursuits of whatever comes next. Oh, afterglows are still around for important …

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