Constable arrested on family violence charges

Parker County Precinct 1 Constable Charlie Hunt was arrested Monday and charged with continuous violence against a family member.

According to Parker County Today, Hunt is accused of assaulting his girlfriend at least twice within a 12 month period, the most recent being this past Sunday, when he allegedly hit the victim in the head at least three times and once in the nose. Hunt’s bail was set at $15,000.

Murder in Wise County

An ongoing feud between two Wise County men led to a murder Friday night.

The Wise County Messenger says Jordan Hall is accused of shooting Tommy Carlton at Hall’s house south of Bridgeport. Carlton was shot multiple times with a Glock 9mm semi-automatic pistol.

No arrests have been made. Investigators are still conducting interviews, but the sheriff’s office said the case will most likely be referred to a grand jury.

WISD hires new football coach

Weatherford ISD school board members unanimously hired Billy Mathis as the new Head Football Coach and Assistant Athletic Director for the Weatherford High School Kangaroos in a special meeting on Friday. Mathis is currently the defensive coordinator for Aledo High School.

“We are very pleased to announce Billy Mathis as Weatherford High School’s head football coach,” WISD Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Hanks said. “Coach Mathis is excited to be a part of our Kangaroo family and is committed to building a winning program.”

Weatherford ISD received over 100 applications from individuals vying for the WHS head coaching vacancy left by Weldon Nelms who announced his retirement in December. In January, the Weatherford Athletic office gathered feedback from student athletes, parents, and the community to develop a profile for the head coach position before beginning the interview process.

“Coach Mathis has been a life-long resident of Parker County and is committed to developing a championship football program at the high school and middle school levels,” WISD Executive Director of Athletics Richard Scoggin said. “His experience will help us take our football program to the next level.”

Coach Mathis was the defensive coordinator for Aledo’s state championship football teams in 2013, 2014, and 2016.

In the coming weeks, Coach Mathis will be visiting with coaches and students to prepare for the spring season.

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