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Judge sentences Weatherford man to life in prison for 10th DWI 

January 23, 2016 by Randy Keck

From the Parker County District Attorney’s Office

District Judge Craig Towson sentenced a Weatherford man who pled guilty to his 10th driving while intoxicated offense to life in prison in a case that concluded late Wednesday afternoon in Weatherford.

“With a 0.303 blood alcohol test, you’re a second away from hurting someone really badly,” Towson told Ivy Ray Eberhardt, 62, as he announced the sentence. “Part of my job is to protect the citizens of Parker County and the only way that I can think of to do that from somebody that has 12 DWI arrests and 10 DWI convictions is to put you in a place that you can’t drive for as long as I possibly can.”

Commissioners Court names new Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace

January 4, 2016 by Rosealee Hoffman

The Parker County Court of Commissioners, after reviewing applications submitted to the county, has appointed Kirk Martin as Justice of the Peace for Precinct 4.

Martin, a former Weatherford area attorney, Assistant Palo Pinto County District Attorney, and current business owner, said he looks forward to getting back into public service.

“I am extremely proud that the Commissioners Court of Parker County has chosen me to serve as Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4,” he said. “I appreciate the opportunity and look forward to serving both the County as well as the residents of my precinct. Public Service in my opinion is one of the highest callings one can pursue and I will work each day to uphold the trust that has been given to me.”

Burn ban effective immediately for Parker County

October 16, 2015 by Rosealee Hoffman

Parker County Judge Mark Riley has ordered an emergency burn ban, effective 2 p.m. today, through 2 p.m. Oct. 23.

The warning applies to all incorporated areas and violators could face up to a $500 fine.

Additional photos released of vehicle burglary suspect

July 1, 2015 by Randy Keck

The Parker County Sheriff's Office has released three additional photos of a vehicle burglary suspect. For more information, see the story at

Suspects sought in vehicle thefts

June 30, 2015 by Phil Major

Parker County Sheriff’s investigators are seeking the public’s help in identifying and locating two suspects in connection with seven vehicle burglaries occurring last week.

Sheriff Larry Fowler said the suspects entered seven vehicles, taking personal items late Wednesday evening into Thursday morning, June 24-25.

Sheriff’s investigators said all seven vehicles were reportedly left unlocked. Items were taken from vehicles located on Cedar Bluff Court, Creek Side Drive, South FM 5 and Miramar.

Parker clerk to issue same-sex licenses

June 29, 2015 by Phil Major

The following was released late Monday afternoon:
The Parker County Clerk’s office in following the recent ruling from the Supreme Court of the United States will be issuing gender neutral marriage licenses later this week.

As an elected official, I have taken an oath to execute the duties of the office, and that I will preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution and the laws of the United States and of the State of Texas without subjecting those actions to my own personal values. I believe you want nothing more from your elected County Clerk.

Public hearing set for I-20 interchange

June 19, 2015 by Randy Keck

A high resolution PDF version of this map can be downloaded by clicking on the link at the bottom of this post.A high resolution PDF version of this map can be downloaded by clicking on the link at the bottom of this post.

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and Parker County will hold a Public Meeting to discuss the proposed IH 20 – Center Point Road Interchange improvements in the City of Hudson Oaks and Weatherford, Parker County, Texas. The purpose of the meeting is to offer an opportunity to discuss and make comments on the proposed interchange, local access ramp and frontage road improvements extending from E. Bankhead to Lakeshore Drive. The Public Meeting will be an open house format, allowing visitors to come and go at their own availability, and will be held on:

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

New crest of 27 feet expected in Brazos River

May 29, 2015 by Randy Keck

Officials urge evacuation along river; shelter set up in Weatherford

From the Parker County Judge’s Office

National Weather Service River Forecasters are predicting a second and much higher crest of the Brazos River in Parker County.

The river near Dennis in Parker County was at 21.57 feet Friday morning. With two flood gates open at Morris Sheppard Dam on Possum Kingdom Lake, waters are rising with a predicted crest nearing 27 feet expected Saturday night, May 30.

Parker County residents in flood prone areas along the Brazos River should evacuate and seek higher ground, according to Parker County Emergency Management officials. The river initially crested at noon on Thursday, May 28 at a level of 23.58 feet.

Warning issued for Horseshoe Bend

May 27, 2015 by Randy Keck

Parker County Judge Mark Riley has signed a disaster declaration, opening the door for state assistance as flooding along the Brazos River in Parker County is expected.

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for areas along the Brazos River in Parker County.

Parker County residents in Horseshoe Bend should seek higher ground and leave the Horseshoe Bend area by 8 p.m. on Wednesday according to Parker County Emergency Management officials.

The Brazos River is expected to crest at 25 feet, four feet above flood stage. The river is expected to spill out of its banks late Wednesday to early morning Thursday, with the crest forecast to occur Thursday night into Friday morning. As of Wednesday morning the Brazos River at Dennis in Parker County was at 16 feet.

Suspect sought in Briar robbery

December 5, 2014 by Phil Major

Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office Patrol deputies were dispatched to an aggravated robbery at the Briar Beer and Tobacco convenience store at 14634 FM 730 North, Suite 100 in northwest Tarrant County Friday, Dec. 5 at 7:15 a.m. A white male entered the store, assaulted the clerk and took an unknown amount of cash from the store’s cash register. The store surveillance video shows the actor fleeing the scene in a dark 4-door sedan displaying a third brake light in the upper center back windshield. The vehicle did not have tinted windows.
If you have any information on the identity of the male subject please contact Detective Pedraza with the Tarrant County Sheriff’s office at 817-999-5683 or dispatch at 817-884-1213.

Sports Calendar

Friday, February 5

  • AHS vs. Crowley at AHS;

    Varsity- 6:30 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

    9th A- 8 p.m.

  • AHS Ladycats vs. Crowley at AHS;

    Varsity- 8 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

    9th- 6:30 p.m.

  • AHS JV Ladycats scrimmage at L.D. Bell; 4:30 & 5:45

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats at Crowley; 6 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Crowley; 7:45 p.m.

Saturday, February 6

  • AHS 9th B vs. Burleson at AHS; 12 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats Scrimmage at L.D. Bell; 11 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

Monday, February 8

  • AHS vs. Mansfield Legacy Scrimmage at AHS;

    JV- 4 p.m.

    Freshman- 6 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Mansfield Legacy Scrimmage; 4 p.m.

  • AHS JV Ladycats at Crowley; 6 p.m.

  • AHS JV at Crowley; 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 9

  • AHS at Burleson;

    Varsity- 6:30 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

    9th A- 8 p.m.

  • AHS Ladycats at Burleson;

    Varsity- 8 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

    9th- 6:30 p.m.

  • AHS Ladycats scrimmage at Mansfield Legacy;

    Varsity- 6:15 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats vs. Burleson at AHS; 6 p.m.

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