‘Larry Hagman Day’ declared in Weatherford

| |Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014

A bronze statue of the late actor was unveiled on his birthday, Sept. 21.

Sophie will definitely be your choice

Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

Meet Sophie, a friendly boxer-mix girl in need of a new home. Sophie will be your best friend. She likes, no LOVES, to sit very close to you. She is a snuggler and loves to be petted. She will wait for you to give her permission to sit next to you. She sleeps in her crate at night and goes in with the command, “Get in your den.” She also likes to sleep on the bed with you.

Rainfall and easy recipes make Dee Dee happy this week

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

We were blessed by a rainstorm a few days ago and I nearly forgot what thunder sounded like. And of course the best news of all, no watering for a few days.

Build Strong luncheon begins a new dream

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

On a day that is rightfully somber, Thurs., Sept. 11, took on a different meaning, one of hope as more than 100 gathered for the annual Trinity Habitat for Humanity Build Strong luncheon.

Parker County Historical Society’s Historic Home of the Month

Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

Known as the Rosa Current Home, current homeowner Barbara Blaisdell is the caretaker of this jewel -ox historic rock home that was built during the Depression. The rock fence that wraps the house is so interesting with found objects that have all been hand placed. This home is a large piece of art.

As summer winds down, Dee Dee helps with ways to cool off

| |Tuesday, Sep. 09, 2014

Included in today's column is a great and "cool" salad, which sounds very good to me right now.

Parenting classes offered

Tuesday, Sep. 09, 2014

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Parker County will offer parenting classes Monday and Wednesday, Sept. 29 and Oct. 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Parker County Agricultural Services Center. The classes will be $10 per person for the two-day class and will include lunch.

Bringing back the Texas horned lizard

Tuesday, Sep. 09, 2014

Horned Frogs, the purple kind, may be thriving in north central Texas, but the same can’t be said for the Texas Christian University namesake, the real Texas horned lizard. Once plentiful, Texas horned lizards are considered a threatened species in Texas, but researchers are trying to reintroduce them into their native habitat. Wildlife biologist Nathan Rains will outline those efforts at the next meeting of the Cross Timbers chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas on Thursday in Weatherford.

Pesticide private applicator training to take place Wed.

Tuesday, Sep. 09, 2014

To comply with current pesticide handling laws, those who use certain pesticides must receive training on the proper use, storage and disposal of these chemicals. A license is required of anyone who purchases and/or applies a restricted-use or state-limited use pesticide for the production of an agricultural commodity. Restricted-use pesticides are classified by the Environmental Protection Agency. The Texas Department of Agriculture classifies state-limited use pesticides. Product labels indicate restricted-use pesticides, while state regulations list state-limited use chemicals.

Appetizer, entree and dessert...Dee Dee has you covered this week

Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

The Mikester is in his "man cave" shelling black-eyed peas while I am freezing tomatoes, more okra and the peas.