Parker County

Parker County, Texas

PO Box 819
Weatherford, TX 76086
Phone: (817) 594-7461
Fax: (817) 594-9540
www.co.parker.tx.us

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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    Larry Walden, a Parker County commissioner, remembers a public meeting at the time in which residents complained about cracked houses, damaged foundations and even a hen that had stopped laying eggs.
    This just makes this 10 times worse that a mother would actually do this kind of thing," Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler told the Star-Telegram in June.
    Well-known for his generosity, his keen business sense and his love for a good bottle of wine, in 2015 Mercer donated the land and $500,000 in founding Miracle League of Parker County, a baseball league for special needs children such as his son, Vincent, and young adults because he believed "everyone should have the chance to play a game of baseball.
    George Mercer died May 18, at age 56, in Parker County, TX.
    According to the Parker County Sheriff's Office, when asked how long the children might have been exposed to the high temperatures inside the car, Randolph responded immediately: "No more than an hour.
    Receiving a 5-star rating for 2016, Thurman Homes is a premier custom homebuilder in the Fort Worth, Parker County, Aledo, Azle and surrounding areas.
    Residents in Parker County with losses or damage from the severe storms and flooding of April 17-24 should register for federal disaster assistance with FEMA, even if they registered with the agency following the March storms.
    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.
    Throckmorton noted that court records in Parker County, Texas, show that Barton's suit against Smith was dismissed by Barton in April of 2012.
    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.
    A man named Ezra Sherman decided to take up farming in the western end of Parker County, Texas, and settled there with his wife, Martha, and three children.