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Water restrictions in Willow Park

August 23, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

City of Willow ParkDue to a wells malfunction, City of Willow Park Public Works Director Lance Petty has issued the stage three water restrictions for the city.

Residents may only water their lawns from 4 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Addresses ending in even numbers may water on Sundays and Thursdays. Addresses ending in odd numbers may water on Saturdays and Wednesdays.

Ninth Grade Center Dedicated

August 22, 2010 by Randy Keck

Randy Keck/The Community News: Numerous community members, students, parents and school officials attended the dedication ceremony for the new Aledo Ninth Grade Center Sunday, Aug. 22.Randy Keck/The Community News: Numerous community members, students, parents and school officials attended the dedication ceremony for the new Aledo Ninth Grade Center Sunday, Aug. 22.At the closing of the ceremony, school board members and administration officials cut a symbolic ribbon opening the facility. Shown are (left to right) Assistant Superintendent for Special Programs Lynn McKinney, School Board member Johnny Campbell, Superintendent Don Daniel, Assistant Principal Tom Hall, School Board Members Jay Stringer and Steve Bartley, School Board President Joe Dearing, Principal Angela Tims, School Board Vice President Bobby J. Rigues and Deputy Superintendent for Instruction Marsha Miholovich.

Mayor schedules community forum

August 22, 2010 by Randy Keck

Willow Park Mayor Ken Hawkins has scheduled an open forum on Tuesday, Willow Park City HallAug. 24. He plans to explain Willow Park's budget situation, update residents on Stagecoach Trail construction, and to address e-mails that were sent to and from council members during the time the city was negotiating to sell Deer Creek Waterworks. The forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Willow Park City Hall.

Bearcats find end zone nine times in scrimmage at Burleson

August 20, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo scored five touchdowns in the controlled portion of its scrimmage at Burleson Friday night (Aug. 20) and scored four more times during the timed portion as the Bearcats completed their final tune-up before next week's season opener against Stephenville.

The 2009 Class 4A state champion Bearcats will open their season at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27, at home against rival Stephenville.

Against Burleson in the controlled portion of the practice game, junior all-state running back Johnathan Gray scored on touchdown runs of 53 and 70 yards, and he caught a 10-yard TD pass from junior quarterback Matt Bishop.

Bearcats final tune-up today with scrimmage at Burleson

August 20, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

The defending Class 4A state champion Aledo Bearcats will travel to Burleson today (Friday, Aug. 20) in a scrimmage game that will be the final tune-up before next week's season opener at home against Stephenville.

The freshman scrimmage will begin at 4 p.m. followed by the junior varsity scrimmage at 5 p.m. and the varsity contest at 6:30 p.m. at Elk Stadium.

Emails indicate violation

August 19, 2010 by Randy Keck

Ken HawkinsIn an e-mail sent to the members of the Willow Park City Council, obtained by The Community News through a public information request, Hawkins told the entire quorum on June 4, 2009; “I am afraid that we are not yet comparing apples to apples” in regards to the Deer Creek and Dyegard (spelled Digard in the e-mail) water systems.

According to the Texas Open Meetings Act, violations could be a misdemeanor offense punishable by a fine of no less than $100 or no more than $500, confinement in the county jail for not less than one month or more than six months, or both.

Click the link below for Hawkins' e-mail to the Willow Park City Council:

Deputies make arrests in vehicle burglaries

August 18, 2010 by Randy Keck

Special to The Community News: Parker County Sheriff's Investigators Robert Moore and Rick Crosley sort through items seized as evidence Wednesday in several Aledo vehicle burglaries.Special to The Community News: Parker County Sheriff's Investigators Robert Moore and Rick Crosley sort through items seized as evidence Wednesday in several Aledo vehicle burglaries.

Parker County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested two male adults and detained one juvenile male suspect in connection with multiple recent vehicle burglaries.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said deputies responded to a vehicle burglary call Tuesday evening in the 300 block of Creek Bend Drive in Aledo. The complainant reported that unknown suspect(s) had been breaking into vehicles recently around the neighborhood, stealing electronics, tools and personal possessions, while setting off car alarms.

Ladycats send down No. 5 Red Oak in three games

August 17, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Tony Eierdam/The Community NewsTony Eierdam/The Community News

The Aledo Ladycats celebrate after a point during game two of their three-game sweep over state-ranked No. 5 Red Oak. Shown are Mallory Powell, Jordan Jacobs, Taylor Brown, Lindsey Baird and Christa Daniel.

Ladycats win key road match, 25-15, 25-21, 25-17

Paced by a quick front row and resilient back row, the Aledo Ladycats swept Class 4A No. 5 Red Oak, 25-15, 25-21, 25-17, Tuesday night (Aug. 17) in a non-district volleyball match at Red Oak.

The win raises the Ladycats overall mark to 6-3. Aledo will play next at the Northwest ISD tournament, which runs Friday and Saturday, Aug. 20-21.

Ladycats face huge test today at No. 5 Red Oak

August 17, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

The Aledo Ladycats will continue non-district volleyball action today (Tuesday, Aug. 17) at Class 4A state-ranked No. 5 Red Oak.

The freshman and junior varsity games will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by the varsity match at approximately 6:30 p.m.

The Ladycats (5-3) won four of six games last weekend at the grapevine tournament.

Red Oak played a dual last night (Monday, Aug. 16), defeating Mansfield Legacy in four games and sweeping North Crowley.

The Ladycats home opener will be Tuesday, Aug. 31, against Stephenville.

FAST arrests man for failure to register

August 16, 2010 by Randy Keck

Weatherford-Parker County Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (FAST) members arrested a Weatherford man for failing to register as a sex offender.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the man, identified as Lowry Dean Scarlett Sr, 60, was convicted of criminal sexual conduct, a fifth-degree, nonconsensual sexual contact in 2003, in Clearwater County, Minnesota, against a 10-year-old female victim. The charge is equivalent to a Texas felony charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Scarlett absconded to San Antonio, was later apprehended in Lockhart, Texas, and extradited back to Minnesota to serve eight months in jail, before returning to Texas sometime in late 2005.

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