WISD board briefed on affect of HB5

| |Tuesday, Mar. 11, 2014

A new state mandate eliminating Algebra 2 as a basic high school graduation requirement, known as House Bill 5 (HB5), has “a lot more to it” and Weatherford ISD administrators think it opens up “a whole new world” for students.

Extra police patrol scheduled during spring break

Thursday, Mar. 06, 2014

With spring break just around the corner, the Weatherford Police Department would like to remind citizens to practice safe driving while behind the wheel.

Galbreaith-Pickard remains family business after 60 years

| |Thursday, Mar. 06, 2014

When J.V. Plowman was laid off in the 1950s, he found a job opportunity with the Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Chapel as an ambulance driver. That job would develop into a family-run business over the next 60 years.

Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3 headed for run-off; Riley wins

| |Monday, Mar. 10, 2014

The final results from last week’s Primary Elections were tallied but at first glance, there were two local run-offs scheduled on the horizon.

Festival to ‘jazz up’ Alkek Fine Arts Center

Wednesday, Mar. 05, 2014

The annual Coyote Jazz Fest is coming up on March 21, but before the day-long musical extravaganza, the Weatherford College Jazz Band will put on the Coyote Jazz Fest Concert on March 20 in the Alkek Fine Art Center at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Young mathematicians excel at annual math championship

Wednesday, Mar. 05, 2014

High school students from surrounding schools flocked to the Weatherford College campus for the 12th Annual Coyote Area Math Championship Friday, Feb. 21, where they showed off their brain skills in pre-calculus and calculus.

Victory Baptist Academy announces open enrollment

Wednesday, Mar. 05, 2014

Victory Baptist Academy in Weatherford has announced open enrollment to the public for the 2014-15 school year.

PCRW welcome ‘warrior’ as guest speaker

Wednesday, Mar. 05, 2014

The Parker County Republican Women are “excited” to have as their guest speaker for the March 13 luncheon meeting Loren Spivack.

‘Where have all the Asters gone?’ New names on shelves

Wednesday, Mar. 05, 2014

A rose may still be a rose, but some familiar plants in your garden and local nursery are now carrying new scientific names, thanks to recent discoveries using modern microscopy, genetics, DNA analysis, chromosome study and the like.

Council narrowly approves smoking-ban ordinance, 3-2

| |Wednesday, Mar. 05, 2014

At its meeting Feb. 25, the Weatherford City Council approved an ordinance banning smoking in Weatherford businesses where the sale or consumption of food takes place, approving the ban by a narrow 3-2 vote.