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Fantasy Forest Christmas Tree Decorating Contest

October 22, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

Local clubs and organizations are invited to submit entries to the annual friendly holiday rivalry of the Fantasy Forest Christmas Tree Decorating Contest and Silent Auction.

To register, call 817-598-4124, stop by 119 Palo Pinto Street at the Recreation Office or visit to download a form.

All clubs and organizations may register until Wednesday, Oct. 30. Setup and decorating is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 1, and Saturday, Nov. 2. Entries will be on display at City Hall, beginning Monday, Nov. 4, until Monday, Dec. 2. Each entry submitted will need to focus on a specific theme and is responsible for supplying all of the necessary items for decorating.

This year there will be two divisions: Standard Division (limited to first 15 entries) for trees between 60”-108” and Table-Top Division (limited to first 8 entries) for trees between 24”-36”. Each division will be voted separately in the People’s Choice contest. Clubs and organizations will receive all monies bid on their tree. The prizes for People’s Choice Winners are:  Standard Division - $200; Table-Top Division - $150.
The general public may bid on each entry and also vote for their favorite tree for the People’s Choice Winner. Silent Auction bids will close at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 4. Winning bidders and the People’s Choice Winner will be contacted on Thursday, Dec. 5, and trees can be collected at that time.

Weatherford spraying after West Nile case found

October 11, 2013 by Randy Keck

From the City of Weatherford

On Thursday, October 10, 2013, the City of Weatherford was notified that locally trapped mosquitoes tested positive for carrying West Nile Virus. The following information is provided to help our citizens understand the City’s course of action in light of these results.

In March 2013, the Weatherford City Council approved a Mosquito Surveillance and Response Plan. The plan emphasized the reduction of mosquito breeding sources, larviciding to help prevent larvae from becoming biting adults, and chemical treatment as a last resort. After entering into the contract, traps were placed in five strategic locations throughout the City. The plan included regular trapping of adult mosquitoes and testing for West Nile Virus. Chemical treatment, simply referred to as “spraying” was recommended only if or when trapped mosquitoes test positive for the virus.

Because we have received positive test results, the City has decided to ground-spray the affected area on Friday, October 11 beginning at 9:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. and on Saturday, October 12 beginning at 9:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m., weather permitting. This action is being taken in an effort to help prevent the possible spread of the West Nile Virus.

Weather permitting, spraying will occur according to the following schedule:
Friday, October 11 beginning at 9:00 p.m. and continuing through 5:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 12
Saturday, October 12 beginning at 9:00 p.m. and continuing through 5:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 13


Road rage almost ends in tragedy

October 16, 2012 by Katie Martinez

From the Parker County Sheriff's Office

Parker County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a road rage call Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said a Poolville man was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon stemming from the incident.

As of Monday morning, William James Carr, 60, remained incarcerated.
The victim dialed 9-1-1 around 1:15 p.m. Sunday. When deputies arrived on scene, Carr reported he intentionally shot out the window of a Ford Mustang, after the vehicle had “cut him off.”

During the incident, a Texas Parks and Wildlife game warden had detained Carr. The game warden reported he stopped at Ranger Highway and Jones Road, due to a subject holding Carr at gun point on the side of the road, in front of a vehicle.

The victim stated he made a lane-change near Ranger Highway and Bowie Drive, thinking he gave the truck behind him plenty of room.

Further down the road on Ranger Highway near Greenwood Road, he heard a loud popping noise thinking he had blown a tire, but realized his rear windshield had been shattered.

The victim told deputies he pulled over and dialed 9-1-1, when he observed Carr drive past him and pulled over ahead of the victim’s Mustang. The victim then stated he pulled a weapon out when Carr began approaching him.

The game warden then arrived on scene and ordered the victim to put the weapon down and detained the pair.

City of Weatherford Moving to Stage 2 of Drought Contingency Plan

August 24, 2011 by Anonymous

For Immediate Release
Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Due to the on-going drought conditions, the City of Weatherford will implement Stage 2 of the Drought Contingency plan on August 29th.

Stage 2 calls for mandatory water conservation. No outdoor watering will be allowed between the hours of 10:00 am and 6:00 pm on your designated watering days. Designated watering days for customers with an odd numbered address are Saturday and Wednesday. Designated watering days for customers with an even numbered address are Sunday and Thursday. Designated watering days for governmental entities are Tuesday and Friday.

Weatherford Special Session City Council Agenda August 2, 2011

July 31, 2011 by Randy Keck

Special Session Agenda
Weatherford City Council
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Weatherford City Hall – City Council Chambers
303 Palo Pinto Street

Road closure announced for July 27

July 24, 2011 by Randy Keck

The City of Weatherford announces a temporary road closure of the IH20 east bound frontage road at South Main Street/SH 171/FM 51 beginning Wednesday, July 27 at 9:00 p.m. and ending at 6:00 a.m. Thursday, July 28. The east bound U-turn bridge at South Main Street/SH 171/FM 51 will also be temporarily closed during this time. Detours for east bound IH20 access will be directed to BB Fielder Road.

In addition, the new Santa Fe/FM 2552 east bound 409 exit ramp from IH20 will be temporarily closed Wednesday, July 27 at 9:00 p.m. and ending at 6:00 a.m. Thursday, July 28. Exits 408 and 410 will be the alternate route for access during this time.

Swim Team Receives Donation

July 13, 2011 by Anonymous

Dr. Steve Wood recently donated some much needed workout equipment to the City of Weatherford Swim Team.

Pictured left to right: Dr. Steve Wood and Swim Team Coach Linda Williams accepting kickboards and pull buoys.
Photo provided by Suzanne Carlson

Access Road Closed Friday, July 15 and Monday, July 18

July 11, 2011 by Anonymous

The City of Weatherford announces a temporary road closure of the IH20 west bound frontage road at Santa Fe/FM 2552 beginning Friday, July 15 at 9:00 p.m. and ending at 5:00 a.m. Saturday, July 16. Detours for west bound IH20 access will be directed to east-bound IH20 through to Exit 410 Bankhead Hwy, and loop back to the west or by proceeding north on Santa Fe/FM2552 to Holland Lake Drive and west to the IH20 frontage road.
In addition, the frontage road at South Main Street/SH171/FM51 will be temporarily closed on Monday, July 18 at 9:00 p.m. and reopen at 5:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 19. Detours for east bound IH20 access will be directed to BB Fielder Road.

Hayes Receives Esteemed Award for Public Service

June 23, 2011 by Anonymous

At the 45th annual meeting of the North Central Texas Council of Governments luncheon on Friday, June 17, the City of Weatherford’s Assistant City Manager Sharon Hayes received the Linda Keithley Award honoring outstanding women in Public Management.

Established in 1986 by the North Central Texas Council of Governments, the award honors the dedicated professionalism of Linda Keithley, who served the Council of Governments for 17 years. The award recognizes women in Public Management who display the Linda Keithley traits of integrity, dignity, poise, loyalty, commitment, and dedication while serving as a faithful public servant.

Notice of Temporary I-20 & Bridge Closure

June 7, 2011 by Anonymous

Bridge at Clear Lake Road/Santa Fe Drive/FM 2552

The bridge at Clear Lake Road/Santa Fe Drive/FM 2552 over Interstate 20 will temporally close at 8:00 p.m. Monday, June 13 and re-open to thru traffic by 6:00 a.m. June 14. Motorist traveling south on Santa Fe Drive, headed east on I-20 or south on Clear Lake Road will be re-routed via I-20 to South Main Street for a re-direct to their destination. Motorist traveling north on clear Lake Road, headed west on I-20 or north on Santa Fe Drive will be re-routed via I-20 to Bankhead Hwy. for a re-direct.

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, December 1

  • AHS Ladycats vs. Springtown at Aledo;

    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.
    JV, 5 p.m.
    9th, 5 p.m.

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