Perfect picnic fare or outside dining options offered by Dee Dee

Tuesday, May. 27, 2014

It's picnic time and we're finding so many ways to eat outside before the “real” heat kicks in, which is just around the bend. When fresh peaches make their debut, I am going to make the peach salad I am featuring today, as well as the cucumber and spinach salad. The big Crock-pot is coming off the rolling metal cart and I am making barbecued spareribs made in the slow cooker next week.

Hope Chest becomes reality after years of planning

| |Tuesday, May. 27, 2014

The upscale retail store is now open.

Taste of Parker County fills stomachs, raises about $40,000 for scholarships

| |Tuesday, May. 20, 2014

Two-year-old Bree Bennett wasn’t the only one enjoying Thursday’s Taste of Parker County event at Canyon West.

Grace First Presbyterian celebrates history with worship and historical marker

Tuesday, May. 20, 2014

Grace First Presbyterian Church, Weatherford, celebrated its 140th Anniversary on May 4 with a special day of worship, fellowship and the dedication of a Texas Historical Marker. The marker, given by the Texas Historical Commission in recognition of the long history of Presbyterians in Weatherford, was unveiled on the south lawn of the church at 606 Mockingbird Lane. Prior to the dedication, the congregation held a worship service which included special anthems commissioned for the occasion for the Sanctuary Choir and Sanctuary Handbells. The sermon was given by the Rev. Dr. Fred A. Ryle, Jr., Pastor of Grace First for 28 years, who was instrumental in organizing the church’s written history. A lunch for the congregation following worship included special guests and videos of church events from the 1940’s to the present.

Dee Dee gives tips, recipes on what to do with squash

Tuesday, May. 20, 2014

Hats off to Mike and Kathy Williams for the recipe of Ice Cream Cake. Kathy wrote it up and sent it to me and Mike and his sweet sister, Debbie Leland, have both experimented making this one a true masterpiece. Thanks for sharing (the recipe and a banana split cake for me)!

Weatherford Little League honors veterans

| |Thursday, May. 15, 2014

The Weatherford Little League honored veterans for Armed Forces Day and also awarded the Jack Knight Community Service Award to an active participant in the league on Saturday.

Festivities bring fun for Millsapians

Thursday, May. 15, 2014

Folks throughout Parker County enjoyed Millsap Log Cabin Days over the weekend.

Bentley is a beauty and at the right price

Wednesday, May. 14, 2014

Meet Bentley, a 20-month old beagle mix, surrendered with his brother, Shorty, to Parker Paws because their owners were moving to the East Coast and could not take the boys with them. Shorty has been adopted, now it's Bentley's turn!

Past yard work making garden bloom; tasty bean dip

Wednesday, May. 14, 2014

Our previous yard work is now paying off as we enjoy many perennials blooming and many more getting ready to spread their summer cheer. Thanks to Master Gardener Grenetta Bledsoe of Weatherford, who gave me "Tiger Butter" Iris and "Earth Song" roses last year. They are gorgeous this spring! Isn't it wonderful when friends share their garden beauties with other gardeners?

Family heritage at Texas Butane Co.

| |Tuesday, May. 13, 2014

Morris and Judy White have roots stretching far back into Parker County’s history, even having a relative who was present at the signing that brought the county into existence.