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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    She's represented District 11, which covers Parker County and parts of Dallas and Tarrant counties, since she was elected in 2002.
    The taxpayers agree that land containing a saltwater disposal well commands higher market value, but the taxpayers complained that the Parker County Appraisal District (District) appraised the wells as separate units of real property apart from the land.
    The three other killings, all in North Texas on the same day in May 1983, included Bible's sister-in-law Tracy Powers and her 4-month-old son, Justin, in Parker County, and her roommate, Pam Hudgins, in Palo Pinto County.
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    "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."
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    Hundreds left their homes on Wednesday as the waterway began breaching its banks, Parker County officials said.
    "The river is coming up fast and flowing at dangerous volumes," Parker County Judge Mark Riley told a news conference, adding shelters were available.