Parker County Today August 2017 - Page 4

Founding Publisher : Stephen Markwardt Publisher / Editor In Chief Marsha Brown Managing Editor Misty Browning Writers Marsha Brown Emma Moorman Crystal Brown Melissa Moorman Mark Brown Scotlyn Ogle Misty Browning Mel Rhodes Bachelor of the Year Austin Kinney and Dustin Deel of the WPCAS Creative Director Steven Schillio Photo by Zach Lundy-Peterson Director of Sales and Marketing Tristan Evans Advertising Representatives Darlene Green Anthony Salazar Holly Hazlett Office Manager Kathy Jones Special Projects Melissa Moorman Photographers Emma Moorman Mel W Rhodes Megan Parks Steven Schillio Zach Lundy-Peterson Editorial Assistant Shannon Martindale Technology Director Jonathan Brown H ow T o C ontact U s 817-599-4664 2 • Metro 817-596-2727 marshabrown@parkercountytoday.com artwork@parkercountytoday.com www.parkercountytoday.com To subscribe to Parker County Today magazine call 817-599-4664 Parker County Today is published 12 times a year by Grand Monde Media Partners LLC Basic Subscription price: $29.95 Postmaster: Send address changes to Parker County Today 114 E. Church Street, Weatherford, Texas 76086 © 2017 Grand Monde Media Partners LLC. All Rights Reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from publisher. 6 Cover Story: Weatherford/Parker County Shelter, Charity of the Year 8 Cover Story: Our Pets: Animal Shelter 18 Cover Story: Bachelor of the Year, Austin Kinney 22 Cover Story: Chef of the Year, Aaron Austin 24 Our Art: Matthew Sanchez 33 David S Irvin’s Positively Parker County 36 Medical Section 44 Talk With the Business Titans: Mike Ballinger, Boiliing Cajun Shrimp 48 Our History: Cities of Parker County Past - Part 4 Vanished Agricola and Buck Naked 54 Our Community: Weatherford Noon Lions Club 57 Our Advice: Ask Dr. Cate 58 Our Pastimes: Glamping 64 Our Prospective: Wedding Planning 78 Our Community: Senior Circle 82 Our Business: Success Brewing – The Full Cup 86 Our Expertise: Veterinarian Advice 92 Our Youth: Ag Stars 96 Our Taste: Summer Food Ideas 97 Our Taste: Restaurant Review 98 Going Places With PCT 105-109 Cliques 112 Our Opinion: The Last Word – Curmudgeon Musings Cover Photo: Dustin Deel, Aaron Austin and Austin Kinney, Bachelor of the Year By Megan Parks PARKERCOUNTYTODAY