Weatherford Democrat
Weatherford Democrat logo
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Community Newspaper Holdings Inc.
PublisherJeff Smith [1]
EditorJames Walker [2]
Founded1895[citation needed]
Headquarters512 Palo Pinto Street, Weatherford, Texas 76086 United States
Circulation1,463 (as of 2023)[3]

The Weatherford Democrat is a five-day daily newspaper published in Weatherford, Texas, from Tuesday through Saturday. Covering Parker County, Texas, it is owned by Community Newspaper Holdings Inc.[4]

Amid large revenue losses associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mineral Wells Index, a sister CNHI newspaper located about 20 miles away, published its last issue in May 2020 and merged with the Democrat, which plans to cover both areas.[5][6]


  1. ^ "Smith named new Democrat publisher".
  2. ^ "Changing hands: Holton takes WD editor's reins".
  3. ^ "2023 Texas Newspaper Directory". Texas Press Association. Archived from the original on 2023-05-03. Retrieved 2023-05-03.
  4. ^ Weatherford Democrat: Contact Us, accessed January 20, 2007.
  5. ^ Lisa Chappell (May 21, 2020). "GOODBYE MINERAL WELLS, AND THANK YOU: Index merges with Weatherford Democrat". Mineral Wells Index. Archived from the original on June 2, 2020. Retrieved June 1, 2020.
  6. ^ "Mineral Wells Index closes, merges with sister newspaper". Houston Chronicle. Associated Press. May 29, 2020. Archived from the original on June 2, 2020.