It's all about the birds and the bees – hummingbirds, bumblebees, honeybees – as well as moths, wasps, small flies and beetles, creatures who play an important role in ensuring food is available for human consumption.

After receiving a thumbs up from the Huntsville Planning Commission two weeks ago, the developers of a proposed 5.26 acre mobile home complex are seeking final approval by the City Council. 

A Parker County grand jury indicted Christopher Earl Elliott, 44, on June 6 for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and assault to a family member by impeding breath or circulation.

The road to a college degree is unique to every student. There are challenges along the way that everyone will face, from academics to financial aid and more. However, the most dedicated Bearkats are able to improvise, adapt and overcome to make any situation seem simple. Transfer student Ray Yates epitomizes those qualities in and out of the classroom.

Hundreds of local students were among those named to the President's Honor Roll and Dean’s List for the 2019 spring semester at Sam Houston State University.

Kaylin M. Wells, 22, of Weatherford, and her unborn baby died after a two-vehicle wreck that occurred at about 4 p.m. Sunday on Farm-to-Market Road 51 North, just north of Bagget Road, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Parables are timeless, meaningful, and useful in structure and message. Parables are the golden theological nuggets we discover in scripture.

Americans for the Arts today honored Dixie Friend Gay for two different projects among 50 outstanding public arts projects created in 2018 through the Public Art Network Year in Review program, the only national program that specifically recognizes the most compelling public art. Chosen by public art experts, the roster of selected projects was unveiled this morning at Americans for the Arts’ Annual Convention in Minneapolis. This is the 18th year that Americans for the Arts has recognized public art works.

STEPHENVILLE – Professors from Tarleton State University are partnering with the Palo Pinto County Municipal Water District No.1 to conduct mitigation work for the planned expansion of Lake Palo Pinto known as the Turkey Peak Reservoir project, and explore methods to conserve the riparian habitat along the streams feeding the lake.

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Father’s Day is Sunday, a day to celebrate dads, and one dad to celebrate is Nick Bogner, of Aledo, who gave his daughter Cassidy her childhood back after donating his kidney to her.

The Willow Park City Council heard a presentation on the city’s debt as well as approved a $2,365,000 tax note at a 2.15 percent interest rate to fund street improvements, parks and drainage.

Poolville ISD board of trustees approved a contract for voice services and a one-time payment for installation of a new bell and PA system during their meeting on Thursday evening.

The Brook Hill School is proud to announce that Patti Eden has been named by the Executive Board of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools as the TAPPS Fine Arts Teacher of the Year for the 2018-2019 school year. Mrs. Eden has been the choral director for The Brook Hill School for 21 years, and has led her students to TAPPS vocal contests for sixteen years. During that time she has led her choirs to five TAPPS State Runner-Up titles including the 2019 school year. Her students have been awarded the “Superior Rating” over 125 times. In addition to her five state runner up titles, she has finished in the top four of all state choirs six other times.

Weatherford College board of trustees discussed the 2019-20 budget at their meeting on Thursday afternoon.

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HOUSTON — Gov. Greg Abbott signed four bills into law Thursday aimed at bolstering the state’s emergency preparedness and disaster relief programs, including framework that provides more than $1.6 billion for flood control projects and repairs across the state.

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The fourth day of the Parker County Livestock Improvement Association Livestock Show kicked off Thursday morning with the swine and rabbit shows.

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A funeral service for Weatherford community figure Roger Grizzard takes place on Saturday afternoon.

Sam Houston State University College of Business Administration has named Rhonda Ellisor as director of the university’s Small Business Development Center. She joins the center after serving at SHSU in the Office of University Advancement for 13 years as director for major gifts and recently development representative for the newly formed SHSU Center for Entrepreneurship.

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Samuel Adu-Prah, associate professor of geography at Sam Houston State University, has been awarded a fellowship by the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa –CODESRIA to travel to Ghana this summer to work with Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and Divine Odame Appiah to train graduate students and faculty on current applied geospatial technologies for social science research.

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Hundreds of scouts from across Southeast Texas are learning traditional scouting skills, archery, wilderness survival and fire starting as part of the Sam Houston Area Council’s annual day camp at Josey Lodge in Huntsville.

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Hundreds of scouts from across Southeast Texas are learning traditional scouting skills, archery, wilderness survival and fire starting as part of the Sam Houston Area Council’s annual day camp at Josey Lodge in Huntsville.

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Willow Park is one step closer to implementing a Hazard Mitigation Plan and Fire Chief Mike LeNoir presented information about the benefits of having the program at Tuesday night’s city council meeting.

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Parker County Livestock Improvement Association’s 70th annual Livestock Show continued Wednesday with market steer, breeding lambs and agriculture mechanics competitions.

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The Willow Park City Council unanimously approved the adding of an article for dangerous, substandard buildings to the city’s building and regulations code ordinance.

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Weatherford City Council approved a zoning change for a gas station with a convenience store and drive-thru restaurant in northwest Weatherford during their meeting on Tuesday evening. 

The following DBA's and Marriage Licenses were recorded by the Walker County Clerk over the month of May 2019.

Every year, Huntsville’s Juneteenth celebration gets bigger and better. That’s what organizers of the annual event that marks the anniversary of the abolition of slavery in Texas say. And that’s what they’re expecting for Saturday’s big event.

The Parker County commissioners Monday morning approved a bid to start a realignment project at the intersection of Farm-to-Market Road 730 and Stewart Street in Precinct 1 to improve safety.

Weatherford ISD board of trustees tabled the compensation increase in a 6-1 vote on Monday evening during the regular board meeting.

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Eladia Castillo Estrada, 77, returned to her heavenly home on June 14, 2019 at UT Health in Tyler, Texas after a long struggle with congestive heart failure. Eladia was born on February 18, 1942 in Lagunillas, Villa Hidalgo, San Luis Potosi, Mexico to Simona Vargas and Ambrosio Castillo. She…