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State legislature recognizes WC on 150th anniversary

House floor - King Coody Farmer photo

State Representative Phil King and Senator Pat Fallon recognized Weatherford College’s sesquicentennial Monday with House Bill 503 and Senate Resolution No. 257.

“Join me in congratulating Weatherford College as one of the oldest colleges in Texas, established in 1869 serving Parker, Palo Pinto, Hood, Jack and Wise counties,” King said. “Congratulations on 150.”

The House resolution stated, in part, “be it resolved, that … the 86th Legislature hereby commemorates the sesquicentennial of Weatherford College and extends to the members of the college community sincere best wishes for continued success.”

In his remarks on the Senate floor, Fallon recognized Dr. Tod Allen Farmer, WC president, and Sue Coody, board vice chair, who were attending with a large contingent from Parker County.

“Thank you so much and welcome to your senate and congratulations on your anniversary,” Fallon said. “You’re looking great for 150, and here’s to 150 more.”

Coody’s presence was especially significant because her late husband, Bill Coody, represented Parker County in the Texas House from 1972 to 1984.

The resolutions capped off Parker County Day, organized by the Weatherford Chamber of Commerce and the Springtown Chamber of Commerce.

“We are so appreciative of Representative King, Senator Fallon and the chambers for this recognition,” said Farmer. “This region is very proud of Weatherford College, and this sesquicentennial year continues to highlight how Weatherford College has been changing lives for 150 years.”  

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Photo by Tammy Gazzola, Weatherford Chamber of Commerce