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Witnesses Testify There Was No Reason for Texas Police to Fire Into Car Filled with Black Teens

FILE – This file booking photo provided by the Parker County Sheriff’s Office in Weatherford, Texas, shows Roy Oliver. (Parker County Sheriff’s Office via AP, File)

ATLANTA BLACKSTAR - 2018-08-20 16:30:00

Three arrested in connection with armed robbery Friday

Steven Crayton, 22, Markeisha Lashae Hodge, 23, and Bernard Darden, 20, were arrested on charges of aggravated robbery, WPD Sgt. John Rudolph said.

WEATHERFORD DEMOCRAT - 2018-08-20 22:00:00

Fighting back from ruin: A year later, Port Aransas still faces impact of Hurricane Harvey

PORT ARANSAS — On a recent sunny morning, the Polly Anna docked at the marina of one of Texas' favorite tourist destinations. On the deck of the shrimp boat sat two coolers of ice filled with plump shrimp selling for six bucks a pound.In years past, a throng of tourists and locals would quickly hav

DALLAS NEWS - 2018-08-20 11:00:00

Lady Blues notch first home win of season

Celeste Aguirre ripped a team-high 6 kills in Tuesday’s 3-0, (25-6, 25-20 and 25-15) sweep of Class 5A Wichita Falls Old High at Graham High School gym.

GRAHAM LEADER - 2018-08-20 15:26:17

OPEN LETTER: Watson thanks city employees for their hard work, positive impacts on community

Dear city employee,Whether you have been with the City of Mineral Wells for many years or just a short while, you are appreciated. Thank you for your desire to work for our city and commitment to do your part to keep Mineral Wells great.Many positive innovations have occurred at our city’s initiativ


Weatherford participates in Clear the Shelter, adopts out 92 pets

“Everybody comes in here for a different reason. They’re looking for that companion for one reason or another and I’ve heard stories of family member where their husband’s in hospice and they need some companionship, I’ve heard where somebody has lost one of their pets and they’re just excited and r

WEATHERFORD DEMOCRAT - 2018-08-20 21:30:00


A couple of weeks ago, our Wednesday night study group discussed spiritual gifts. We filled out the obligatory survey and shared our results. Some were surprised and others were affirmed. We are a body of believers who have many different spiritual gifts. After identifying our spiritual gifts, the q

MINERAL WELLS INDEX - 2018-08-19 10:30:00

Weatherford battles in Northwest ISD Tournament

The Lady Roos started strong, clinching wins against Mansfield Lake Ridge (2-1), Pasadena Memorial (2-0) and Red Oak (2-0) Thursday to win their pool.

WEATHERFORD DEMOCRAT - 2018-08-20 21:47:07

WF woman jailed for making false indecency with a child complaint

“In the end we believe the mother, who was about to go into a custody battle with the father, coached the victim and it was all false,” said Hanson.


Truck crashes into courthouse square building

Montague and Nocona firefighters battle a fire in a building on the courthouse square after a pickup crashed into it shortly before 9 am today. The driver is believed to still be inside.

BOWIENEWSONLINE.COM - 2018-08-19 00:00:00

RISKY REVENUE: PPGH officials uncover, deal with unapproved pass-through billings

Palo Pinto General Hospital in recent years has been a financially stable, profitable and even expanding rural hospital. But an unapproved pass-through billing operation has cost its previous CEO his job, has the FBI investigating and left hospital officials worried about financial repercussions.Pas


Pilot dies in plane crash; 2 passengers flown to local hospitals

An adult male passenger, identified as Brentley Smith, 35, of Azle, was flown by medical helicopter to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth. A juvenile passenger was flown to Cook Children’s in Fort Worth. Another juvenile was taken to Cook’s by ground ambulance.


Teen admits to sexually assaulting 7-year-old girl: Police

Dakota Hobbs, 17, is jailed on $950,000, $700,000 for aggravated sexual assault of a child and $250,000 on indecency with a child.


Bowie Meet the Teacher Aug. 20

While four area schools began the new year last week, the remainder of Montague County’s school districts will ring those opening bells this week.Gold-Burg, Montague and Saint Jo begin school on Aug. 20.Bowie ISD will start on Aug. 22. Meet the Teacher Night is on Aug. 20 from 5-6:30 p.m. for the el


Bittersweet blues for parents on first day

The kindergarten staging area was organized, as kids were sequestered into little winding rows along the gymnasium floor. Children made friends quickly, as parents lined the walls preparing for the final send off of the morning.


Another North Texas child dies after being pulled out of swimming pool

“She had been in the pool before with floaties on and with adults around,” Fowler said. “This time, there was no one around.”

FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM - 2018-08-19 09:31:00

Pilot who died and three others injured in Wise County plane crash identified

Curtis Moore, a Rhome resident who was flying three passengers in his plane, crashed at the end of a grass-covered runway while taking off in a Cessna 172, according to authorities.


Cities' storm sirens to be tested starting Wednesday

Sirens, however, are only part of a warning system that includes weather-alert apps and weather radio, officials said.

TEXARKANA GAZETTE - 2018-08-19 00:00:00

Rams turn the keys over to quarterback tandem

It's Déjà vu in Ram Country.Similar to the situation in Mineral Wells three seasons ago, the Rams return to the gridiron this fall with a talented tandem at the quarterback position.After months of practice, meetings, tests, and state 7 on 7, neither gunslinger was able to separate himself, and juni


First accountability ‘letter grades’ arrive

By BARBARA GREENeditor@bowienewsonline.comThe Texas Education Agency Wednesday released the controversial new A-F state accountability ratings for more than 8,700 campuses statewide, with the new letter grades going to the multi-campus districts.Those districts not labeled with a letter receive one