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Around 2:30 p.m. Sunday, firefighters responded to a grass fire on Billings Road near Tolar, Wilson said. The fire spread to a load of round hay bales stacked on a tractor-trailer. Firefighters were able to save the tractor and trailer. The fire continued until early Monday morning.

HOOD COUNTY NEWS - 2017-09-18 21:50:13

Accident leaves vehicle on its side on Weatherford Highway

At least two vehicles were involved in an accident in the 5700 block of Weatherford Highway Tuesday afternoon. One vehicle landed on its side in the middle of the road. A second vehicle struck a tree head-on. Traffic was narrowed to one lane. Emergency personnel are on the scene. This story is devel

HOOD COUNTY NEWS - 2017-09-19 21:28:25

Drop off and pick up times cut at Coder

Drop off and pick up times at Coder Elementary are down by 50 percent since road work near the Aledo school was completed in late August, according to a news release sent by County Public Information Officer Joel Kertok. Aledo ISD Superintendent Derek Citty said the drop off and pick up times had be

WEATHERFORD DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-20 00:00:00

Top-ranked Bearcats down No. 10 Legacy

The top-ranked (AP) Aledo Bearcats (3-0) took care of the No. 10 Mansfield Legacy Broncos (2-1) Friday night 24-3 in an unusually low-scoring game at home. Friday's game was a battle of strong defenses and Aledo depth on offense eventually out-gained the Broncos for the win. Aledo sophomore quarterb

WEATHERFORD DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-19 11:00:00

WISD approves new CTE, activity center

Weatherford Independent School District approved funding for a Weatherford High School Career Tech Center and Multipurpose Activity Center at a special meeting Monday as part of an effort to prepare the high school for projected growth. The tech center will be funded by remaining 2015 bond funds, an

WEATHERFORD DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-19 23:03:00

WPL changes tactics for school year

Weatherford Public Library changes its customer approach during the school year to better accommodate youth and adult learners alike, said Gwendolyn Dowds-Nash, youth services manager. "Our objectives haven't changed," she said. "What we want to do is create life-long learning." "The tactics that we

WEATHERFORD DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-19 19:50:31

WC English instructor finds success as novelist

Weatherford College associate professor of English Lisa D'Amico had her first novel, Heart of Malice, published over the summer under the pen name Lisa Edmonds. Since its debut, Heart of Malice has found a home in the best-seller list on Amazon for fantasy and D'Amico has recently signed a contract

FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-19 14:11:00

Aledo football still No. 1 in Associated Press 5A state poll

The Aledo Bearcats kept their No. 1 position in The Associated Press Class 5A state poll, knocking off last week's No. 10 team Mansfield Legacy in the process. Aledo (3-0), which has won 22 consecutive regular season games, beat Legacy 24-3 in a final non-district contest for both teams. However, Le

FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-18 21:56:00

Fox Business Guest Says Rape Allegation Got Her Kicked Off Air

It's the latest in a slew of allegations made against men at Fox News A former Fox Business Network guest analyst is accusing the network of taking her off the air after she alleged she was raped by one of its hosts, NBC News reported. Scottie Nell Hughes sued two weeks after Fox cleared Charles Pay

NBC DALLAS-FORT WORTH - 2017-09-19 18:46:44

Woman uses car as deadly weapon

Cleburne Police Department officers arrested a woman on Monday for allegedly attempting to strike a person in another vehicle with her car. Officers responded to the hit and run call at 10:34 a.m. in the 1100 block of North Anglin Street. When officers arrived at the scene, they located the suspect,

CLEBURNE TIMES-REVIEW - 2017-09-19 22:00:00

Wheat Middle School Family Day for a family member

Sixth grade Building Club members Mia Perez, right, and Caylee Garver were among the participants in Wheat Middle School's Family Day, in which a WMS employee was surprised with a fresh coat of paint and some curb appeal for her home. Students and staff, partnering with members of Cleburne Bible Chu

MINERAL WELLS INDEX - 2017-09-19 11:59:00

HST program opens door for Weatherford student to medical field

Kylei Hopkins doesn't shy away from the sight of blood. The Weatherford High School - (WHS) senior doesn't flinch at things most ordinary people would cringe over. It's largely in part from the knowledge and training she's gotten from the courses she's taken in her Health, Science and Technology cl

FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-19 14:18:00

Joshua PD seeks witnesses to weekend motorcycle crash

On Sunday, Joshua Police Department officers were dispatched at 3:32 p.m. to the 300 block of North Broadway Street to a single-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle. The motorcycle operator, a 61-year-old male, was transported to a nearby hospital by CareFlite air in critical condition. A prelimina

CLEBURNE TIMES-REVIEW - 2017-09-18 21:21:00

Court approves new tax rate, 2017-18 budget

Johnson County Commissioners wrangled over the county's budget Monday for several hours before approving it and the county's tax rate. Commissioners unanimously approved the budget an unanimously approved increasing the tax rate from 0.459 per $100 of valuation to 0.472 per $100. This is a 2.48 perc

CLEBURNE TIMES-REVIEW - 2017-09-18 09:57:00

Teacher dresses up to put smiles on students' faces

Even before the sun rises for the day, students at the Academy of the Arts at Bransom in Burleson are greeted by a sparkling ray of light. That glimmer of sunshine is Minnie Mouse. "Good morning," she yells as the students run by. The character is special education teacher Cindy Matthews. "Have a go

WFAA - 2017-09-18 14:20:15

Crime up 83 percent, Deen says

Continuing with an aggressive push in his campaign for county judge, Hudson Oaks mayor Pat Deen said Monday the county's crime rate has risen by 83 percent since 2013. The numbers Deen mentioned during a meet and greet at Boo Ray's restaurant in Hudson Oaks came from the Federal Bureau of Investigat

MINERAL WELLS INDEX - 2017-09-19 02:31:00

Hurricane Maria aims at Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

Hurricane Maria barreled toward Puerto Rico on Tuesday night after wreaking widespread devastation on Dominica and leaving the small Caribbean island virtually incommunicado. As rains began to lash Puerto Rico, Gov. Ricardo Rossello warned that Maria could hit "with a force and violence that we have

FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-20 02:30:00

Plan on speaking to the City Council? What you need to know about the new rules

If you want your voice heard at a City Council meeting, sign up early and be prepared to shorten your remarks if asked. Council members voted 9-0 Tuesday to approve several changes to the rules of procedure covering how the public can address them. Under the new rules, residents will still be allo

FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-20 02:03:00

In citizenship message, Trump welcomes immigrants to America

In this undated image made from video released by the White House, President Donald Trump speaks during a video welcome message for new American citizens. The video will be played for more than 9,000 new citizens Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, at two naturalization ceremonies in Los Angeles. Former Pres

FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-20 07:11:00

Missouri governor put to the test by St. Louis protests

FILE- In this Sept. 11, 2017, file photo, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens speaks to the media after meeting with clergy at Washington Metropolitan AME Zion Church ahead of a verdict in the trial of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley in St. Louis. Greitens' campaign promises are being put to

FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-20 05:08:00