CHEROKEE COUNTY – Within a two-day reporting period, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has risen by 39.6 percent, going from 101 reported cases Friday evening to 141 Sunday evening.

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Long-time Mineral Wells resident, the late B.A. Crowder, will be honored Sept. 4 with the unveiling of a memorial plaque in his honor at the George H.W. Bush Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg. 

The Aledo city council denied a Taco Bell Thursday night that was proposed to be near the intersection of Farm-to-Market Road 1187 and Bailey Ranch Road in a 4-1 vote.

Rockwall County added almost 1,700 jobs between April and May, but the increase wasn’t nearly enough to alleviate the county’s record unemployment, according to a report issued June 19 by the Texas Workforce Commission.

Weatherford’s Director of Capital Projects Terry Hughes presented an update on the city's bypass project this week, saying they hope to secure some funding by November.

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After weeks of increases in the local numbers, Rockwall County appeared to be getting a bit of a breather earlier this week when it came to the COVID-19 virus.

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After weeks of increases in the local numbers, Rockwall County appeared to be getting a bit of a breather earlier this week when it came to the COVID-19 virus.

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The Fourth of July is a little more than a week away and officials are gearing up for a day packed full of community events to celebrate the 74th annual Frontier Days Rodeo as well as Independence Day.

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Jack Merrick passed away in 2018 after 97 long years. He served in World War II as an Army glider pilot and took part in D-Day.

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A Parker County grand jury has charged Hunter Charles LeBlanc, 18, of Dallas, and Israel Leon, 24, of Weatherford, with aggravated robbery stemming from the murder of a 19-year-old in Poolville.

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Texas education officials are envisioning a largely hands-off approach to helping school districts bring students back to campus this fall, imposing few mandatory safety precautions but recommending staff and students wear masks, hand sanitize regularly and stay six feet away from each other, according to draft documents found on the Texas Education Agency's website Tuesday.

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If Tetyana Klimenko could make a wish come true, it would be to rid the world of COVID-19, with which she has had an up-close experience, being a nurse in Tulsa.

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Bug Michael Hall-Barnett, 35, of Weatherford, was arrested on June 20 under suspicion of possession use inhale/ingest volatile chemical. 

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Summer officially begins today, and Cherokee County residents looking for ways to stay cool at home without sustaining too hard a hit on their wallets have several different energy-saving options to employ.

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With calls to “defund the police” following the death of George Floyd sparking nationwide protests, local law enforcement agencies shared their thoughts on the definition of the phrase, and outlined training and procedures each department has in place.

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A doctor who worked at the North Texas Medical Center Specialty Clinic has had his medical license temporarily suspended after hospital staff reportedly found him unresponsive.

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Summer classes may all be online, but employees in Weatherford College’s Student Services Office, Business Office and other areas of the college have returned to their stations on campus to assist students with Summer II and Fall 2020 semester registration.

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With two petitions circulating Parker County, a discussion surrounding the Confederate monument on the lawn of the county courthouse will take place at Monday’s commissioners court meeting.

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Grant Mills, outgoing student government president at Weatherford College and a member of the WC Class of 2020, is headed to the University of Texas at Arlington in the fall, where he plans to major in marketing administration with an emphasis on sports.

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During a town hall meeting held Monday evening, Aledo residents spoke out against a proposed Taco Bell being constructed in the “gateway” to the city.

The Community Garden of Jacksonville located at Nellie Crim Park will officially open this week, with a variety of produce available, said Sandra E. Fry, founder and executive director of YOU! Empower, which has coordinated the project.

Summer has officially begun and those who want to take a break from the Texas heat can engage in local reading programs throughout the the next couple of months.

United Way organizations across Texas, including Parker County and Palo Pinto County, are continuing to support those in need amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Willow Park city council heard an update on Cross Timbers Park Tuesday night and was presented two options to look over — one at the budgeted cost of $500,000 and another with added amenities for $1.1 million.

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Services for Bettie Louise Jones were held at 10:00 A.M. Monday, June 29, 2020 at her residence. Arrangements have been entrusted to Bailey & Foster Funeral Home. To view online leave condolences or sign the guest book go to www.baileyandfosterfuneralhome.com.