Parker County

Parker County, Texas

PO Box 819
Weatherford, TX 76086
Phone: (817) 594-7461
Fax: (817) 594-9540

In north-central TX, west of Fort Worth; organized Dec 12, 1855 from Bosque and Navarro counties. Name Origin: For Isaac Parker (1793-1883), Republic of TX patriot and legislator

Area (sq mi):: 910.09 (land 903.51; water 6.58) Population per square mile: 113.80
Population 2005: 102,801 State rank: 37 Population change: 2000-20005 16.20%; 1990-2000 36.60% Population 2000: 88,495 (White 89.20%; Black or African American 1.80%; Hispanic or Latino 7.00%; Asian 0.30%; Other 5.30%). Foreign born: 2.60%. Median age: 36.50
Income 2000: per capita $20,305; median household $45,497; Population below poverty level: 8.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $28,548-$27,782
Unemployment (2004): 5.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.90% Median travel time to work: 32.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 59.40%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Weatherford County seat (22,343)

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    Lasts spring, the agency effectively shut the door on a high-profile case dating back to 2010 - once reopened - concerning methane-tainted wells in Parker County.
    Hundreds left their homes on Wednesday as the waterway began breaching its banks, Parker County officials said.
    People were told to stay away from more than 200 homes in Parker County where the Brazos River was poised to overflow its banks about 30 miles (50 km) west of Fort Worth on Wednesday night, county officials said.
    DALLAS, April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- National residential mortgage lender, PrimeLending, a PlainsCapital Company (NMLS: 13649), was voted the top mortgage company in the Weatherford Star-Telegram's Best of Parker County contest for the second year in a row.
    Throckmorton noted that court records in Parker County, Texas, show that Barton's suit against Smith was dismissed by Barton in April of 2012.
    Contract Awarded to Resurface and add shoulders to Farm-to-Market Road 1187 from FM 5 to the Tarrant County line in Parker County
    Similar to the Weld County cases in which the flammable water phenomenon predates hydraulic fracturing activity, photos of a flaming water well in Parker County.
    Properties were damaged but no one was injured in nearby Parker County, bordering Hood County, Parker County Judge Mark Riley said.
    An accused burglar is in the custody of the Parker County Sheriff's office today after he called 911 on himself.
    In the Azle and Fort Worth area, the Tri-County Amateur Radio Club and the Disaster Relief Emergency Communication Team will combine forces with the Parker County Baptist Disaster Relief Communicators, and will be demonstrating Amateur Radio at Ash Creek Park on June 23, 2012 from 1pm to midnight.
    The EPA said that a Range Resources' fracking operation in Parker County, Texas, had contributed to natural gas contamination in the Trinity Aquifer within the Barnett Shale region.
    It has been reported from adjacent Parker County (Turner et al 2003a).