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Bankhead Celebration weekend kicks off Friday

The Historic Weatherford's Cruisin' Bankhead celebration kicks off Friday with a 1920's Speakeasy Stroll. The stroll will begin at 7 p.m. at Vintage Car Museum Media Center, 122 Fort Worth Highway. The event is expected to last until midnight, with tickets on sale for $30 per person. Admission enabl

WEATHERFORD DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-21 20:09:00

WISD's career training growing

Weatherford ISD students last year obtained more than 1,000 career certifications through the district's career and technical education program. Kady Donaghey, the new director of Weatherford ISD's career and technical education program, Thursday at a meeting of the Weatherford Economic Development

WEATHERFORD DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-22 00:28:00

'Smooth' comeback nets better results

First impressions can be lasting. But often they should not. Case in point is Rose Valley Ranch's three-year-old stallion Smoothtalknsonovagun. After a disastrous debut at the recent Cotton Stakes in Louisiana, trainer/rider Michael Cooper brought Smoothtalknsonovagun back for a second go Thursday a

WEATHERFORD DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-22 00:28:00

Campuses team up for Harvey relief effort

FLOOD RELIEF - Cindy Cox's class from Paradise Junior High School donated 11 buckets filled with cleaning supplies for Hurricane Harvey survivors. The school donated 34 buckets in total. Submitted photo While many relief efforts following Hurricane Harvey focused on sending bottled water and clothes

WCMESSENGER.COM - 2017-09-20 23:59:59

Hurdsman indicted for bank robbery

A Paradise man sentenced to 75 years for theft by a Wise County jury last week is also facing a new federal bank robbery charge. Rodney Adam Hurdsman According to federal court records that were unsealed Friday, Rodney Adam Hurdsman, 48, is one of three people indicted by a federal grand jury Sept.

WCMESSENGER.COM - 2017-09-20 17:58:44

National Guard's top officer views recent string of hurricanes as climate change

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WEATHERFORD DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-20 11:56:00

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

MINERAL WELLS INDEX - 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

Nothing funky about new WHS principal

A conversation with Dr. Doug Funk can whet one's appetite - for both the nearest deli and dealing with the challenges that face students and educators today. "In public education you just get pecans, cream, eggs, sugar, butter, all the ingredients. They may not be the best ingredients, but you don't

FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-19 14:16:00

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

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

Shootings that killed 1, wounded 1 in span of minutes are related, Fort Worth police say

Police believe the fatal shooting of a 37-year-old man Saturday in Fort Worth is related to another shooting incident that happened a few minutes later. Keddreco Davis was found fatally shot about 12:21 p.m. in the 3000 block of Van Horn Avenue. He was hospitalized and pronounced dead. Another sho

DALLAS NEWS - 2017-09-21 17:58:51

Snitch testimony sent innocent Fort Worth man to prison for 18 years. Lawmakers hope he's the last.

AUSTIN - John O'Brien worked in the Tarrant County jail library in 1997, and befriended a fellow inmate who asked for his advice. One day as they chatted about John Nolley's legal woes, the pet store clerk and small-time pot dealer confessed to savagely stabbing to death Sharon McLane in her Bedford

DALLAS NEWS - 2017-09-20 17:09:57

Deceased UNT employee, grad student identified

The 67-year-old University of North Texas employee and graduate student who died last week after being found unconscious on campus has been identified as Margaret King of Haltom City. University spokeswoman Julie Payne said King had worked as a custodian at the school since June 2016. She was also

DENTON RECORD-CHRONICLE - 2017-09-20 15:10:00

Teen critically injured at Fort Worth high school rodeo event

A Peaster teenager was critically injured at a high school rodeo competition in north Fort Worth over the weekend. The accident happened Sunday afternoon at the North Texas High School Rodeo Association arena on Windy Ryon Way, near North Main Street and Northwest Loop 820. Lexi Liles was riding her

WFAA - 2017-09-21 15:15:25

Schwab now expects to bring 2,600 jobs to new campus north of Fort Worth

Charles Schwab & Co. says its new campus now under construction in Westlake could house up to 2,600 employees, more than double the number it previously projected. The company's founder Charles Schwab, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and local leaders from Westlake and surrounding cities gathered earlier thi

FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-21 14:53:00

Fort Worth's Ed Bass donates $30 million to Biosphere 2

Billionaire Ed Bass is giving $30 million to Biosphere 2, the massive, futuristic earth science project he helped create in Arizona's Sonoran Desert more than 30 years ago. The University of Arizona announced the gift Wednesday, saying it is the third major commitment Bass's Philecology Foundation h

FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-20 23:25:00

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

MINERAL WELLS INDEX - 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

Becoming an American: Decatur woman celebrates new citizenship

NEW CITIZEN - Ivonne Fernandez received her naturalization certificate last week, making her an official U.S. citizen. Messenger photo by Joe Duty Ivonne Fernandez of Decatur has waited almost her entire life for the piece of paper she was given in a courtroom in Fort Worth last week. Fernandez, who

WCMESSENGER.COM - 2017-09-20 17:57:20