Monthly Archives: August 2018


Elder’s Pure Water

Having worked in the water purification industry for more than four years, John Elder launched his own business in September 2016. “It’s what I knew,” he said. Weatherford area water doesn’t always taste the best, and many times the foulness concerns people, leaving them wondering about safety. One of the things available from Elder’s […]


The Malt Shop

On June 16, 1958, The Malt Shop opened for business. For the last 60 years, the pink building hasn’t changed much, but last year, Janie and Donald Williams became the fourth owners of this historic restaurant. Janie always said, “If I ever win the lottery, I’ll buy this place.” Well, she didn’t win the […]


Texas Butane Co., Inc.

The owners of Texas Butane Co, Inc. are proud of the company’s low-number license, granted by the Texas Railroad Commission in 1958. “We’re proud of our reputation, too,” Morris White said. Recently, the Texas Historical Commission recognized Texas Butane as a Texas Treasure for its 50-year, single-family history in Weatherford. Morris joined the company […]


Tastes of Summer

Does this hot weather have you wishing for some new, lighter foods to try? Here are some fresh and light choices to enjoy during the dog days of summer. Cranberry Salad Provided by Linda David for the August 2007 issue of the North Ellis Co.NOW Magazine. 1 3-oz. pkg. lemon Jell-O 1 3-oz. pkg. […]


In the Kitchen With Mary Young

These recipes were contributed by Mary Young, a North Ellis County resident, and originally appeared in the NorthEllisCountyNOW May 2014 issue. Grandma Neu’s Cranberry Relish Makes 1 quart. 3 apples 1 orange 1 lb. cranberries 2 cups sugar 1. Wash fruit and remove spots. Core apples but do not peel. 2. Remove and discard […]


Chapman’s Carpentry

As a young boy, Robert Chapman became interested in working with wood. From the time he could hold a hammer, he started building things. In school, he took woodworking classes. By the time he got to high school, cars caught his eye, and he took time off to learn all about them. Nevertheless, he […]


In the Kitchen With Victoria Sotelo

These recipes were contributed by Victoria Sotelo, a Midlothian resident, and originally appeared in the MidlothianNOW May 2014 issue. White Chocolate Cream Pie 6 1-oz. squares white chocolate (divided use) 3 Tbsp. heavy cream 1 3-oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened 2/3 cup confectioners’ sugar 1 cup whipped cream 1 9-inch pie shell, baked In […]