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Weatherford High School rodeo kicks off Friday | Sports  Weatherford Democrat

The Weatherford High School rodeo team will host its annual rodeo at the Parker County Sheriff's Posse Arena starting Friday.



WHS facilities near completion | Local News  Weatherford Democrat

Two construction projects at Weatherford High School will finish up in the months ahead.



Weatherford High School student arrested for making threats  FOX 4 News

A female student was arrested on Thursday at Weatherford High School for making threats on social media.



Three new members to take places in WHS Athletic Hall of Fame  Weatherford Democrat

The Weatherford High School Athletic Hall of Fame will induct three new members into its ranks at 9:45 a.m. Saturday at the school's Jerry Durant Auditorium.



WISD prepares for homecoming week | Local News  Weatherford Democrat

Weatherford ISD personnel and students are preparing for this year's homecoming, which will include activities for the Kangaroo Community.



Past meets the present for Weatherford's Gray | Sports  Weatherford Democrat

Weatherford running back Aeneaus Gray will be lining up against some familiar faces when the Kangaroos host the San Angelo Central Bobcats Friday.



WHS threat based on social media, PD says  Weatherford Democrat

Weatherford High School received another terroristic threat Monday.



WISD student dies after weekend wreck | News  Weatherford Democrat

Kaylee Marie Montgomery, a 16-year-old Weatherford High School student, died Sunday from injuries sustained in a Friday auto accident.



Police arrest teen they say impersonated student and made school threat  Weatherford Democrat

Weatherford police Monday arrested a 19-year-old Fort Worth high school student accused of making a threat against Weatherford ISD while impersonating a ...



WISD Graduation 2018 slated for Monday | Local News  Weatherford Democrat

On Monday, more than 500 Weatherford High School students will take to the stage for the Class of 2018 graduation ceremony.



WISD announces homecoming parade theme | News  Weatherford Democrat

The homecoming parade theme for Weatherford ISD aims to be magical with this year's theme being "A Disney Homecoming: The Most Magical Place on Turf."



Solorzano makes name for herself on the gridiron  Weatherford Democrat

Weatherford High School senior Guadalupe Solorzano is an avid sports lover.



WISD hears update on sports complex proposals | Local News  Weatherford Democrat

Editor's note: This story has been updated to correct that competitive sealed bids have not yet been released.



WISD trustees hear update on baseball, softball complex design  Weatherford Democrat

Weatherford ISD board of trustees heard a new report on the proposed baseball and softball complex design at Monday night's meeting.



Weatherford's Seals works with NFL heavyweights | Local Sports  Weatherford Democrat

Weatherford High School quarterback Ken Seals was one of 78 players nationwide to recently attend NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders and Under Armour's ...



As Weatherford ISD officials weigh campus security, armed teachers not a popular idea  Fort Worth Star Telegram

Weatherford school district leaders are studying ways to keep campuses safer, including whether to allow staffers to carry concealed handguns.



WHS student arrested after bomb threat | News  Weatherford Democrat

Weatherford ISD experienced its fifth terroristic student threat in recent weeks, with Weatherford PD arresting a student on a false alarm charge Wednesday after ...



WHS' Pope helps mentor future Kangaroos | Sports  Weatherford Democrat

Weatherford High School's boys' basketball camp entered its second of a four-day schedule Tuesday at WHS' gymnasium, with kids ranging from first graders to ...



Teen indicted in school threat | Local News  Weatherford Democrat

A Parker County grand jury Thursday indicted a teen accused of impersonating a Weatherford student and making a threat against Weatherford ISD.



Weatherford opens season with 23-20 victory over Granbury | Sports  Weatherford Democrat

The Weatherford Kangaroos held off a fourth quarter surge by the Granbury Pirates on opening night at home to walk away with a 23-20 win and move to 1-0.



Roos Eyes Open to empower students to report incidents  Weatherford Democrat

Keaton Martin remembers well the day his friend texted him from the school shooting at Aztec High School in New Mexico.



WHS grad realizing lifelong goal of playing professional soccer  Weatherford Democrat

Weatherford High School 2012 graduate Brandon Medrano dreamed about becoming a professional soccer player as a kid. Now playing in his first season as a ...



Long Ball Contest a home run for Weatherford  Weatherford Democrat

Weatherford High School baseball hosted its annual Long Ball Contest this past week, marking the beginning of the Kangaroos' 2018 season.



Weatherford Students Return To School After Classmate’s Death  CBS DFW

Students at Weatherford High School are returning to campus on Monday after the weekend death of a classmate. Ryan Segar was hit by a truck on Friday night ...



WISD staff to compete in cupcake-eating competition  Weatherford Democrat

In honor of National Bakery Day, Weatherford ISD faculty will attempt to devour six cupcakes each to win $500 for their respective campus.



WISD approves concealed carry | News  Weatherford Democrat

Weatherford ISD approved a concealed carry measure, along with other safety and security improvements, Monday evening at its monthly meeting.



WISD teachers honored at Teacher of the Year luncheon  Weatherford Democrat

Weatherford ISD celebrated teachers at the 2018 Teacher of The Year Luncheon at the Doss Heritage and Culture Center Tuesday.



Here’s why the spotlight is back on Weatherford QB Ken Seals  Fort Worth Star Telegram

Weatherford QB Ken Seals will play for Team USA in the International Bowl, after being ruled ineligible to play varsity this past season.



Parker County residents question state of public school issues  Weatherford Democrat

Only a few people raised their hand when asked if they were happy with the current state of public education in Texas at an open forum Tuesday evening.



WHS Rodeo Team continues to grow  Fort Worth Star Telegram

The Weatherford High School Rodeo Team has more than doubled in size in the past year, according to sponsor Laura Morris. The team has grown to 17 ...



Weatherford opens cross country season in Birdville | Local Sports  Weatherford Democrat

Weatherford High School's cross country team competed in the Birdville “Early Bird” Cross Country Meet Thursday at Tarrant County College, with the girls' team ...



New leadership headlines Kangaroo's offseason | Local Sports  Weatherford Democrat

Weatherford High School junior Jordan Wheeler said he has only known the Kangaroos' new boys' basketball coach, Kevin Pope for a few weeks, but that ...



Former Peach Queen to compete for Miss Texas  Weatherford Democrat

Miller, Weatherford High School alumna and Texas Christian University junior, will be representing Parker County in the Miss Texas USA Pageant.



Honda dealer to join Hobby Lobby, Academy Sports + Outdoors in Weatherford tax zone  Fort Worth Star Telegram

Honda of Weatherford recently broke ground at 851 W. Interstate 20, a couple hundred yards west of Weatherford High School.



WISD to consider concealed carry Monday | News  Weatherford Democrat

Weatherford Independent School District is slated to consider its concealed carry program at its next board meeting Monday at 7 p.m..



Weatherford police put out call for safety, peace of mind with blue line service  Star-Telegram

The Weatherford Police Department's new Blue Line Community Connection program checks in regularly on senior citizens and homebound residents to give ...



1987 cold case murder ends with 35-year prison sentence  Weatherford Democrat

A murder case that remained unsolved for 31 years concluded Thursday in Parker County district court when a 61-year-old Eastland man was convicted of the ...



Weatherford wrestling champ eyes future | Local Sports  Weatherford Democrat

Reaching the state finals of any high school sport is not usually a forgone conclusion.



Team USA's Seals ready to lead Kangaroos | Local Sports  Weatherford Democrat

Weatherford High School sophomore Ken Seals has not played a single down for the Kangaroos' varsity football team.



Weatherford soccer hosts Haitian amputees | Sports  Weatherford Democrat

Weatherford High School's Kangaroos and Lady Roos soccer teams hosted a joint practice with members of Haiti's men's and women's national amputee soccer ...



Parker County schools to honor Veterans Day | News  Weatherford Democrat

Parker County school districts are making plans to honor Veterans Day at their schools this week and next.



Local historian Mary Kemp dies Monday | Local News  Weatherford Democrat

Local historian Mary Kemp died Monday afternoon at Medical City Weatherford at age 91.



WISD considering more counselors in budget | News  Weatherford Democrat

As budget season approaches in August, Weatherford Independent School District is considering adding more mental health personnel, said Superintendent ...



2018 Peach Pedal preview | News  Weatherford Democrat

Saturday marked a great morning for a bike ride and numerous cyclists arrived at Weatherford High School for the annual Peach Pedal Bike Ride. See more ...



Parents unhappy with WISD threat response | News  Weatherford Democrat

A number of parents expressed their unhappiness Monday with the Weatherford Independent School District's response to a male student who recently made ...



Peachy events lined up for weekend | Local News  Weatherford Democrat

Weatherford will be the peach capital this weekend, with the 34th annual Parker County Peach Festival and Peach Pedal Bike Ride set for Saturday.



Baseball a family tradition in Weatherford | Local Sports  Weatherford Democrat

For seven of Weatherford High School's varsity baseball players, the look and smell of Raymond E. Curtis Field, home of the Kangaroos, is a familiar one.



Weatherford College honors outstanding alumni | Local News  Weatherford Democrat

Weatherford College recognized three alumni during the annual Alumni Awards Luncheon in the Doss Student Center.



Senior Spotlight: Francisco Franco | Lifestyles  Weatherford Democrat

During the school year, Weatherford High School and the Weatherford Democrat are spotlighting a deserving senior. This week's spotlight is on Francisco ...



Ken Seals caps busy week with MVP award  Weatherford Democrat

In the span of one week, Weatherford High School quarterback Ken Seals received a scholarship offer from the University of Texas at El Paso, was invited to ...



Aileen Akbar  The Community News

Aileen Akbar, age 60, of Weatherford, Texas died on May 29, 2018. She was surrounded by her loving family, and she was in the devoted care of the nurses of ...



Weatherford TIRZ projects continuing | Local News  Weatherford Democrat

Weatherford is still working toward obtaining approval to put ramps on Interstate 20 near Weatherford High School.



PeeWee leaving legacy at WHS | Local News  Weatherford Democrat

When Edward Wiltz was a child, he got the nickname “PeeWee” because of his size, and it stuck with him ever since.



WC board names Dr. Tod Farmer as lone finalist for president  Weatherford Democrat

The Weatherford College Board of Trustees voted Thursday to name Dr. Tod Allen Farmer as the lone finalist for college president.



Lady Roos XC excel in Keller meet | Sports  Weatherford Democrat

Weatherford High School's cross country teams recently competed at the Falcon Fast Invitational in Keller, with multiple WHS athletes posting new personal ...



WISD 2017 graduation | Local News  Weatherford Democrat

The newest graduates of Weatherford High School proudly turned their tassels and threw their caps high into the air Saturday at the Fort Worth Convention ...



Roger Williams Ballpark among finest in the country  Weatherford Democrat

Weatherford College's Roger Williams Ballpark was recently named one of the top 10 junior college stadiums in the country by the Juco Baseball Blog.



Paula Durant  Weatherford Democrat

Name: Paula Hawkins Durant. Occupation: Probate Auditor for Parker County. Education: Weatherford High School Graduate, Weatherford College-Computer ...



Area athletes receive academic honors  Fort Worth Star Telegram

Numerous area senior athletes earned academic all-state honors from the Texas High School Coaches Association. The list includes:



State XC meet up next for Lady Roos  Weatherford Democrat

Weatherford High School will be represented by two of its own at the upcoming state cross country meet on Nov. 3 at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock.



WISD approves new CTE, activity center | Local News  Weatherford Democrat

Weatherford Independent School District approved funding for a Weatherford High School Career Tech Center and Multipurpose Activity Center at a special ...



Theatre Off The Square to present 'The 39 Steps' | Local News  Weatherford Democrat

Theatre Off the Square in Weatherford presents the next production of their 2018 Season of Shows — “The 39 Steps.”



Comeback falls short for Weatherford | Sports  Weatherford Democrat

The Weatherford Kangaroos were defeated by the Haltom Buffalos, 39-29 Friday night on the road.



Local country singer making a name for himself  Weatherford Democrat

Wynn Williams was born and raised in Weatherford and is striving to make a name for himself in the country music industry performing in Italy, booking tours and ...



'Amazing kid' killed in interstate crash | Local News  Weatherford Democrat

A 15-year-old Weatherford boy was killed Friday night while trying to ride his bicycle across Interstate 20.



Student faces felony charges after tweets threatened Weatherford High School  Dallas News

A Fort Worth high school student is facing multiple felonies Monday after directing threats toward Weatherford High School on social media, police...



Grace House Ministries accepting applications for Pure Truth scholarship  Weatherford Democrat

Grace House Ministries is taking applications for the Pure Truth Scholarship, which awards $1000 college scholarships to deserving high school seniors.



Weatherford ISD hires Billy Mathis as head football coach  Fort Worth Star Telegram

Weatherford ISD school board members unanimously hired Billy Mathis as the new Head Football Coach and Assistant Athletic Director for the Weatherford ...



Police investigate after WHS lockdown | Local News  Weatherford Democrat

A report of a student with a weapon led to a lockdown at Weatherford High School Friday afternoon and an investigation by police.



Weatherford teen killed in head-on crash | Local News  Weatherford Democrat

A 17-year-old Weatherford girl died and two others were injured following a head-on crash Friday morning north of Weatherford.



Downtown Weatherford a staple of community activity | Local News  Weatherford Democrat

The Weatherford downtown square has served as a hub of activity, civic life and commerce for much of Weatherford's history.



Investigation leads to arrest of ex coach | Local News  Weatherford Democrat

A former Weatherford ISD employee was arrested Monday on allegations that he engaged in an inappropriate sexual relationship with a Weatherford High ...



Weatherford ISD details Rise Program | Local News  Weatherford Democrat

Weatherford Independent School District Thursday held a public hearing to discuss its newly approved proposal of the Rise Program, an Optional Flexible ...



Peacock will remain commissioner of Precinct 2 | News  Weatherford Democrat

The votes are in and Craig Peacock (R) will remain the Parker County commissioner of Precinct 2 after receiving 79.28 percent (8165) of the votes according to ...



Theatre Off The Square presents 'The Book of Everything' May 4  Weatherford Democrat

Theatre Off The Square in Weatherford presents the next production of 2018 and the 19th Season of Shows — The Book of Everything, written by Richard ...



TOTS presents 'Agnes of God' starting Friday | Local News  Weatherford Democrat

Theatre Off the Square in Weatherford presents the next production of 2018 and its 19th Season of Shows. Agnes of God is written by John Pielmeier and ...



Time changed for downtown traffic plan town hall  Weatherford Democrat

As a town hall discussing planned downtown square bypass nears, Weatherford City Manager Sharon Hayes Tuesday said that to protect its historic ...



WISD gets mixed scores from TEA | Local News  Weatherford Democrat

Weatherford Independent School District received mixed marks, but still met standard according to a Texas Education Agency provisional report released Friday.



FUN FOR ALL: Foundation helping medically fragile children with fellowship, expenses  Weatherford Democrat

The Joseph Thomas Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing assistance for medically fragile children and held its second annual Joseph ...



Heralded high school quarterback benched over UIL transfer rules  Fort Worth Star Telegram

Ken Seals' family will appeal the District 3-6A executive committee's ruling, which came down Thursday. He transferred to Weatherford from Azle.



Brass knuckles attack gets teen indicted Weatherford High School  Weatherford Democrat

A Parker County grand jury Friday indicted a teen accused of attacking a Weatherford High School student with brass knuckles at school.



Adult message removed from billboard near Weatherford school  Fort Worth Star Telegram

An adult message on a billboard promoting a sexually oriented business that was the focus of a video posted by the Parker County judge has been removed.



Mt. Pleasant School celebrates 110 years | Lifestyles  Weatherford Democrat

One hundred and ten years after it was built, the Mount Pleasant Colored School still stands tall on the hill at 213 Raymond George Way in Weatherford.



WISD asked to name facilities after BB Fielder  Weatherford Democrat

At the Weatherford Independent School District board meeting Monday, while a moment of silence was set aside in remembrance of those who perished on 9/11 ...



Nothing funky about new WHS principal  Fort Worth Star Telegram

A conversation with Dr. Doug Funk can whet one's appetite - for both the nearest deli and dealing with the challenges that face students and educators today.



Weatherford abuzz with homecoming activities | Local News  Weatherford Democrat

Weatherford High School kicked off its Homecoming festivities Thursday afternoon with its annual parade down South Main Street. Many of the groups and ...



Capital murder trial begins for Arlington man accused of stomping child's stomach  Fort Worth Star Telegram

Testimony began Tuesday in Fort Worth for an Arlington man accused of beating and stomping to death his girlfriend's child in 2014. The man and his girlfriend ...



Meet Roosie the Weatherford Roo mascot | Local News  Weatherford Democrat

Small packages can pack big punches and Weatherford mascot Mary Kate Riddle is no exception.



The '64 Kangaroos topped expectations for the season | Local Sports | weatherforddemocrat.com  Weatherford Democrat

STAFF REPORTS. The Weatherford High School Athletic Hall of Fame is annually an integral part of the WISD Homecoming Week activities. With the ...



Sports Notebook: WHS holds induction for athletic hall  Fort Worth Star Telegram

Some of the best athletes in the history of Weatherford High School were honored this past weekend as they were inducted into the WHS Athletic Hall of Fame.



TPW: Weatherford senior shot himself while hunting | News  Weatherford Democrat

A Weatherford High School senior killed in a hunting accident Monday morning apparently accidentally shot himself, according to information from the Wise ...



WC announces alumni honorees | Local News  Weatherford Democrat

Vickie Durant, Jamie Bodiford Brinkley, Kenton Harvey and Gary Snow will receive special recognition at the upcoming Weatherford College Alumni Awards ...



Weatherford ISD Board hires new high school head football coach  Weatherford Democrat

Weatherford ISD Board members unanimously hired Wimberley High School Athletic Director / Head Coach Weldon Nelms as the new head football coach for ...



RHP Beau Burrows of Weatherford (Texas) cried when he learned Tigers drafted him in first round  USA TODAY High School Sports

Beau Burrows, a right-handed pitcher from Weatherford (Texas) High School said he got emotional in front of family and friends after being selected 22nd overall ...



5 Dallas-area students arrested in gun or threat incidents a day after Florida school killings  Dallas News

Updated at 10:15 p.m. Thursday: Revised to include a fifth incident. Three North Texas high school students — one each at Marcus High in Flower Mound, Plano ...



WHS senior FB player killed in hunting accident  Weatherford Democrat

Weatherford High School senior football player Brennan Weikel was reported killed in a hunting accident Monday.



Parker, Ninemire graduate from basic training in San Antonio  Weatherford Democrat

U.S. Air Force Airman Jacob P. Parker graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.



WISD holds Teacher of the Year Luncheon | Local News  Weatherford Democrat

Weatherford Independent School district staff members erupted into applause for their nominated teachers at the annual WISD Teacher of the Year Luncheon at ...



Nelms announces retirement | Local Sports  Weatherford Democrat

Weatherford High School head football coach and Assistant Athletic Director Weldon Nelms announced his retirement from coaching on Friday, December 9.



SAYING NO TO TEMPTATIONS: Riley crusades against cabaret ad  Weatherford Democrat

County Judge Mark Riley said Friday a spokesman for a company advertising an adult cabaret club on a billboard near Weatherford High School told him the ...



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