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15 hrs ago | Wise County Messenger Online

Proposed changes link injection wells, earthquakes

The Texas Railroad Commission is proposing some rule changes to the permitting process for disposal wells - taking into consideration the possibility that those wells might play a role in earthquakes.The TRC is the state agency that regulates the oil and gas industry.Injection wells, used to dispose of fluid recovered from the hydraulic fracturing ... (more)


Related Topix: Texas, Azle, TX, Reno, TX, Geology, Science, Wise County, TX

19 hrs ago | The Community News

Roads set to open

If all goes according to plan, the construction barricades along FM 1187 and Aledo Trail should come down between 3-4 p.m. today .


Fri Aug 15, 2014

WFAA-TV Dallas

Flags donated after Weatherford crimes; reward upped to $13,000

Military mom Karmann Goff is quickly realizing no distance is too great when it comes to Old Glory.


Related Topix: Weatherford, TX, Old-Glory, TX, Prison

The Community News

Council approves zoning for fire station

The Annetta South City Council voted unanimously to approve re-zoning of property along FM 5 and Thunder Head Lane Thursday night, from residential use to community services use.


Related Topix: Annetta South, TX

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Railroad Commission may be more serious about quakes

After months of disappointing decisions - or mostly indecision - in response to a rash of seismic rumblings in North Texas that some studies have linked to hydraulic fracturing, the Texas Railroad Commission may be turning over a new leaf.


Related Topix: US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Geology, Science

Lake Country Sun

Parker County deputies arrest prolific burglary suspect

Parker County sheriff's deputies recover a large stash of alleged stolen items this week.


Wed Aug 13, 2014

Dallas Morning News

Reward offered for information on Weatherford flag burnings, thefts

Parker County Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help identifying the person or people responsible for seven flag burnings and four flag thefts in Weatherford.


Related Topix: Weatherford, TX

Tue Aug 12, 2014

News Max

Flag Burning in Texas Sparks Residents' Anger

Vandals have been desecrating American flags in a small Texas town, in many cases destroying flags flying on the homes of currently serving members of the armed services or U.S. veterans.


Related Topix: Texas, Weatherford, TX, US Military, US Army, Fire

Mon Aug 11, 2014

NBC Dallas

American Flags Set on Fire in Parker County

"It's like losing a loved one," said Linda Gilbert, of Weatherford. "It's the worst thing that ever happened to me in my life."


Related Topix: Fire, Weatherford, TX

The Community News

Postal service seeks identity thieves

The U.S. Postal Service is seeking information on two persons suspected of stealing identities in the East Parker County area.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Lughnasadh, White Settlement, TX, Fort Worth, TX

Sun Aug 10, 2014

Editorial: Fort Worth refocuses on its homeless

Homelessness in Fort Worth is a large and complex problem. We know that, and we've known it for a long time.


Related Topix: Fort Worth, TX, Tarrant County, TX, Opinion

Sat Aug 09, 2014

Wise County Messenger Online

Weatherford College board to meet Monday

The Weatherford College board of trustees will propose a tax rate of just under 11.5 cents in Parker County to support next year's operations when they meet at noon Monday, Aug. 11, on the Weatherford campus.For the current fiscal year, Wise County taxpayers paid a 4.6-cent branch campus maintenance tax, raising more than $3.5 million of the budget ... (more)


Related Topix: Weatherford, TX, Wise County, TX

Fri Aug 08, 2014

Places to go

Take a free, family-friendly hike with a naturalist at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at the River Legacy Living Science Center.


Related Topix: Arlington, TX, Fort Worth, TX, Cameras

Thu Aug 07, 2014

The Community News

Empty the shelter day planned

August is one of the most difficult months to adopt pets, but the Weatherford Parker County Animal Shelter has plans to make this August one of the hottest adoption months yet.


Mon Aug 04, 2014

State, local child advocates raise alarm about bed-sharing infant deaths

Nearly 400 babies in the state die in their sleep each year without a clear explanation or because of accidental suffocation or strangulation, according to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.


Related Topix: Texas, Fort Worth, TX, Tarrant County, TX, Denton County, TX

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Weatherford teen dies from car crash injuries

A Weatherford teen critically injured last week in a one-car crash in Parker County died Tuesday afternoon at a Fort Worth hospital, authorities said Wednesday.


Related Topix: Fort Worth, TX, Tarrant County, TX

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Country World News

Hydraulic fracturing has been dynamite for the U.S. oil industry, but ...

The most dramatic demonstration of water quality issues associated with fracking activities involves setting tap water on fire to demonstrate high levels of methane in the water.


Related Topix: Fort Worth, TX, Train Disaster, Agriculture, Science

Wed Jul 23, 2014

WFAA-TV Dallas

Woman recovering from teen rock-throwing spree in Weatherford

An Arizona woman said she required 21 stitches and must replace three broken teeth after at least one of two teens hit her in the face with a rock on July 15 while she was traveling through Weatherford.


Related Topix: Weatherford, TX, Criminal Defense Law, Law

NBC Dallas

Firefighter Arrested, Accused of Molesting His Grandchildren

A firefighter is behind bars in Parker County after being accused of sexually abusing two of his granddaughters, police say.


Related Topix: Weatherford, TX, Hudson Oaks, TX

Hudson Oaks firefighter arrested, accused of molesting young girls

A Hudson Oaks firefighter was in custody Wednesday after his arrest on charges that he repeatedly molested two young girls at Parker County homes.


Related Topix: Hudson Oaks, TX