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Peach Festival Food Contest

July 2, 2015 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Fri, 07/10/2015 - 4:00pm

The Annual Parker County Peach Festival Food Competition is Friday, July 10 and sponsored and coordinated by Holland Lake Nursing Center.
All proceeds from the competition will be given to United Way of Parker County.
Judging will take place at Barlow Hall (All Saints Anglican Church) at 123 S. Waco St. Winners will be announced at noon on Peach Festival Day (July 11th) at the Children’s Tent at the corner of York & Dallas Ave.
More information is available on Facebook:

Entry forms and rule sheets are available at the Weatherford Chamber of Commerce office, Holland Lake Nursing Center and by request to:
All entries must have some content of peaches. Entry fee is $3 or two for $5.

Peach Pedal alters routes

July 2, 2015 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Sat, 07/11/2015 - 7:30am

The 27th annual Peach Pedal Bike Ride in Weatherford is scheduled Saturday, July 11, and organizers have made a few changes to the back end of the route due to road construction.
In previous years, three of the four routes took riders eastbound on Old Brock Road, through Dennis Road, on to Dean Road and then south on Old Dennis. Because of construction on Old Brock, the ride will detour north on Dennis Road to Ranger Highway, northeast to the Ric Williamson Highway and then south back down to Dean Road. The routes continue on their normal path from that point back to the start/finish line at Weatherford High School.
Residents who live near Ranger Highway and the southern portion of Ric Williamson are asked to be cautious when driving in the area on the morning of the ride.

Veteran's Child Support Modification Clinic

June 24, 2015 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Fri, 07/10/2015 - 1:30pm

Metroplex Veterans Legal Services is conducting a Veteran's Child Support Modification Clinic at SMU-in-Plano at 1:30 p.m. on July 10, 2015. This clinic is a partnership with the HEROES program of the Attorney General of Texas, family law attorneys, and Metroplex Veterans Legal Services.

The Attorney General of Texas' Child Support Division HEROES program provides veterans and their dependants with enhanced, personalized assistance in addressing child support matters.

Iron Skillet to honor military, vets

June 19, 2015 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Sat, 07/04/2015 (All day)

The Iron Skillet in Weatherford would like to show its appreciation for the service given by veterans and active duty military with a free meal on the 4th of July. Present one of the following as payment: military I.D., retired military I.D., veterans organization card, DD214, photograph in uniform, citation or commendation. Enjoy a complimentary meal of your choice (up to $15 value) as our way of saying "Thanks!" The country cooking Iron Skillet Restaurant is located off I-20, Exit 409, 2001 Santa Fe Dr., inside Petro station. It is open 24 hours a day. For questions contact the manager, Gary, at 817-594-0245.

Public meeting set on Center Point interchange

June 19, 2015 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Tue, 07/14/2015 - 5:30pm

The Texas Department of Transportation and Parker County will hold a public meeting to discuss the proposed Interstate 20-Center Point Road Interchange improvements in the Hudson Oaks and Weatherford. 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 Tuesday, July 14 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Texas Church of God Convention Center, 146 Center Point Road.

Raffle to benefit Kayleigh Boling

June 18, 2015 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Wed, 07/01/2015 - 6:30pm

A benefit for Kayleigh Boling is planned Wednesday, July 1 at the Railhead Smokehouse BBQ in Willow Park.
A cowboy cooker is the prize to benefit young Kayleigh, who has already had two surgeries and is in need of more to repair her damaged heart. She is six months old.
She is the daughter of Meghan and Daniel Boling and the great-granddaughter of Kay Dixon.
Tickets, at $5 each or five for $20, can be obtained from Dixon at 817-929-5145 or Carol Ray at 817-688-4808.
The cooker was donated by Hub Machine and Tool in Graham.
Come to the Railhead from 6:30-9 p.m. July 1 for some great music and food and help out little Kayleigh.
Learn more about Kayleigh on Facebook at Kayleigh Opel Boling.

Weatherford Optimists hosting junior golf tourney

May 14, 2015 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Mon, 06/08/2015 - 1:00pm

The Weatherford Optimist Club hosts its annual junior golf tournament Monday, June 8 at 1 p.m. at Canyon West Golf Club.
Entry fee is $40, and divisions include boys and girls, 14-15 and 16-18. Registration is due June 3 at noon. For late registration call 817-992-1766; fee is $50.
Those 16 and older may use a golf cart with a valid Texas driver’s license. Those younger than 16 should have a parent/guardian drive them.
A short awards ceremony will follow the tournament, with prizes for first-third in each division.
Parents may follow on foot or in a golf cart but are not allowed to coach the players.
For more information call Nita Ellis at 817-598-2942 or 817-992-1766 or M.J. McDaniel at 817-266-8461.

Low cost spay, neuter clinic set

May 14, 2015 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Mon, 06/29/2015 (All day)

A low-cost spay and neuter clinic will be held Monday, June 29 at the Harberger Hill Community Center in Weatherford, by appointment only, by the Texas Coalition for Animal Protection.
Call 940-566-5551 to schedule or go to or the TCforAP Facebook page for more information.
Spay fees are $45 for cats, $55 for dogs under 50 pounds and $65 for dogs 50-80 pounds.
Neuter fees are $35 for cats, $55 for smaller dogs and $65 for larger dogs.
Additional charges apply for pain medication, antibiotics, Ecollar (included for male dogs), animals in heat or pregnant and male crypt orchid.

Pets West hosting adoptions

May 8, 2015 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Sat, 05/23/2015 - 9:00am

The Palo Pinto County Humane Society will be holding pet adoptions at Pets West, 102 Bearcat Road in Aledo, Saturday, May 23 at 9 a.m. There will be plenty of dogs and puppies available for adoption.

Gracefully Strong hosts inaugural fundraiser

May 4, 2015 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Thu, 05/14/2015 - 6:30pm

Gracefully Strong, the girls character-building program started last year by Stuard Elementary School counselor Heather Stark, will hold its inaugural fundraiser dinner Thursday, May 14.
“She Will Fly” will be held at the Cendera Center in Fort Worth from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Shawn Callaway, executive director of the Aledo Education Foundation, will serve as master of ceremonies, and Derek Citty, Aledo ISD superintendent, will give the welcome.
Lynn Johnson, Parker County justice of the peace; attorney Barbara Williams; and Shivuan Palmer, co-founder of Plaid for Women, will be the speakers’ panel.

Sports Calendar

Thursday, September 3

  • AHS at Gingerbread Jamboree at Denton; 8:30 a.m.

  • AHS JV at Burleson Centennial; 4 p.m.

  • TCA Varsity at Wylie Prep, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, September 4

  • AHS VS Colleyville Heritage at AHS

    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.

    JV, 5:30 p.m.

    9th A, 5:30 p.m.

    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity VS Noxubee Co. Tigers (Miss.) at Bearcat Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

  • TCA Varsity at CHANT, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 5

  • AHS at Chisholm Trail Freshman Tournament; TBA

Tuesday, September 8

  • AHS VS Richland at AHS

    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.

    JV, 5:30 p.m.

    9th A, 5:30 p.m.

    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Everman; 4 p.m.

  • TCA Varsity VS Waco Methodist at TCA, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 10

  • AHS at James Smith Invitational at Midlothian; 8:15 a.m.

  • AHS JV VS Everman at AHS; 4 p.m.

  • TCA Varsity at UME Prep, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, September 11

  • AHS at Granbury

    Varsity, 5:30 p.m.

    JV, 6:30 p.m.

    9th A, 6:30 p.m.

    9th B, 5:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity VS Monterrey Tech Boragos at Bearcat Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

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