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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Texas Department of Public Safety announced it will begin reopening driver license offices soon by appointment only and with limited services.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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After state officials announced that in-person graduation ceremonies would be allowed, Parker County schools have released information about their 2020 commencement ceremonies. 

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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.

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.

With uncertainty surrounding many events in the area amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Parker County Livestock Show will still go on from June 7-11.

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.

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.

Godley ISD is set to celebrate the district’s employees that are retiring, and the celebration will come in the form of a parade.

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.

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.

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