BEAUMONT, Tex. -- A trembling toddler, clinging to the body of her drowned mother, has been rescued from a rain-swollen canal in the City of Beaumont in Southeast Texas, authorities reported today.
With uncertainty surrounding many events in the area amid the COVID-19 pandemic, cities have released preliminary information about what their Independence Day events will look like this year.
Following some pushback from residents, the Aledo city council took no action on a rezone request of a property at 325 Old Annetta Road from single family residential to commercial.
An official with the Parker County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Friday afternoon that one Parker County Jail inmate has tested positive for COVID-19.
The Aledo city council unanimously approved the final plat for Harvest of Aledo Senior Living, an assisted living and memory care center, which will also feature 20 cottages for a more independent lifestyle.
Heritage Park in Weatherford will soon get a partial facelift after the city council unanimously approved the construction of a concrete parking lot in the south lot for $730,000.
The city of Weatherford revised its ordinance pertaining to junk and abandoned vehicles to be in compliance with state law as well as simplify the interpretation for residents.
After continued discussions about the planned development, the Weatherford city council approved a zoning change for an 18.262-acre multifamily development off Interstate 20 East and Alford/Fuller Drives in a 4-1 vote.
The Parker County commissioners court denied moving forward with a Texas Water Development Board Infrastructure Fund that would have allowed for a 50/50 grant match to provide studies and identify mitigation strategies of flood-prone areas in the county.
Approximately 200 pounds of methamphetamine was found during a routine traffic stop by participating agencies of the North Texas Criminal Interdiction Unit early Wednesday.
Five of the six nursing homes in Parker County have had their residents and staff tested so far, Parker County Emergency Management Coordinator Sean Hughes told commissioners during Monday’s meeting.
Gov. Greg Abbott issued a proclamation on Tuesday announcing additional services and activities that can resume under his second wave of reopenings, allowing food courts in shopping malls to reopen immediately and giving the green light for water parks to begin operations with limited capacity starting Friday.Recreational sports programs for adults can restart Sunday, though games and similar competitions may not recommence until June 15. Abbott also permitted driver education programs to resume operations immediately.For food court dining areas that choose to reopen, Abbott is encouraging malls to designate one or more individuals who are responsible for enforcing social distancing and ensuring tables are cleaned and disinfected between uses.His announcement comes nearly a week after he announced his second wave of reopenings designed to kickstart the state’s economy during the coronavirus pandemic. Last week, child care facilities and bars at limited capacity were given the green light to reopen.The governor began a phased reopening of the economy in late April, letting the state’s stay-at-home order expire and allowing retail stores, restaurants, movie theaters and malls to operate at 25% capacity. He then allowed barbershops and salons to reopen May 8 under certain restrictions.Abbott’s proclamation Monday came a day after the total number of coronavirus cases in Texas increased to 55,971, including 1,527 deaths, according to the latest data from the Department of State Health Services. Out of Texas’ 254 counties, 228 are reporting cases.
The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles reopened some of its regional service centers beginning Tuesday, May 26, with new office health and safety procedures in place.
A stream of cars and trucks streamed into the parking lot of Cleburne’s Bethel Temple Assembly of God parking lot Friday morning where church officials and members greeted the passengers and loaded boxes of fresh fruits and vegetables into their vehicles.
COVID-19 antibody testing is available in Parker County and the Texas Department of State Health Services recently began publishing antibody test numbers separately on their coronavirus tracking site.
After the Centers for Disease Control issued considerations for schools reopening, Parker County school officials say their biggest concern is a lack of guidance from the state level.
After state officials announced that in-person graduation ceremonies would be allowed, Parker County schools have released information about their 2020 commencement ceremonies.
MINERAL WELLS — Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers investigated two fatal crashes early Sunday morning resulting in the deaths of a 22-year-old Santo man and 45-year-old Mineral Wells man.
The Way plans to play a free concert at 6:45 p.m. Friday at Texas Health Harris Methodist Cleburne Hospital in addition to prayer and a show of community support for hospital staff.
Each year, Americans come together on Memorial Day to honor the fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, and sons and daughters who have given their lives serving in the military, with the red, white and blue emblazoned across communities far and wide.
As we approach Memorial Day, we pause to remember those who paid the ultimate price. This American holiday officially established by Congress in 1971 had its beginnings in the years following the Civil War. Originally, it was known as Decoration Day when women’s groups began to place flowers at the graves of their loved ones.
Parker County Sheriff’s Posse officials announced Thursday night that the 2020 PRCA Frontier Days Rodeo is happening, moving from its original dates to July 7-11 at the PCSP Rodeo Grounds and Event Center.
After continued monitoring of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Weatherford Chamber of Commerce Friday announced that it had made the tough decision to cancel this year's Parker County Peach Festival.
With mass gatherings still discouraged in wake of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis this year’s Memorial Day celebrations required creative thinking, Past American Legion Auxiliary State President Marty Peters said.
Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals temporarily stopped this ruling from taking effect.
After being surrendered by his elderly owners earlier this month, Shelby the Australian shepherd mix was adopted and nursed back to health by his new owner, Elizabeth Wellner.
The Aledo ISD Bond Progress Committee presented an update to the board of trustees Monday night on how they felt the process has been so far on some of the big projects.
Bars in Cooke County can admit up to 50% of their occupancy limit starting Friday, May 22, state Rep. Drew Springer said this week in an email to constituents.
GORDON – Gordon ISD is looking for a new superintendent after Dr. Dewayne Wilkins on Monday was named lone finalist to become Early ISD's next superintendent, according to a report by the Brownwood Bulletin.
City officials are hoping to tap into more grants that, if awarded, will help the city perform millions of dollars in infrastructure repairs and upgrades at relatively little local cost.
Atmos Energy salutes healthcare workers’ heroic efforts by delivering more than 12,000 meals to healthcare heroes in the eight states the company serves.
After implementing the first phase of his executive order on May 1, Gov. Greg Abbott allowed additional businesses to open and increased capacity for others on Monday.
Last week brought National Police Week and, on May 15, National Peace Officers Memorial Day. For members of the Cleburne Police Department the week proved one of gratitude and somber reflection.
A Gainesville State School youth development coach is “resting comfortably at home” after she tested positive for the coronavirus Tuesday, May 19, officials with the Texas Juvenile Justice Department say.
With some concerns over sales tax revenue losses resulting from the COVID-19 economic impacts, Mineral Wells City Council members Regan Johnson and Doyle Light on Tuesday forwarded their recommendations for funding non-profit organizations in the 2020-21 fiscal year.
Opening the aquatics center for the summer swim season could happen around the third week of June, Mineral Wells City Council was told Tuesday.
Graduation will look a little different this year for all Johnson County graduates. Each district recently announced their plans for honoring the Class of 2020, which range from ceremonies at Globe Life Field to their own football stadiums.
After the devastating news that Weatherford High School seniors would not have a prom to attend, senior Tristen Spooner has taken it upon herself to create a special prom through fundraising efforts.
A change to the Gainesville Independent School District’s food service brought tears to the eyes of employees Monday evening, May 18.
The Aledo ISD board of trustees approved a partnership with Tarleton State University that will allow automatic admission for students in the top 33% of their class.
Community Christian School recently announced Faith Schoop as its Class of 2020 valedictorian, with Ethan Hobson and Luke Knowles sharing co-salutatorian honors.
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