City of Willow ParkIt will be a busy night for Willow Park government officials as three meetings are scheduled for this evening.
The city's planning and zoning commission has a special meeting tonight at 6 p.m. in the chambers of city hall and the city council will have a workshop and special meeting at the multipurpose room of the Willow Park police station and fire house. The workshop begins at 7 p.m. and the city council meeting is slated to begin immediately afterwards.
Voters in the Weatherford, Brock and Millsap school districts overwhelmingly passed Tax Ratification Elections (TRE) today (Saturday, Sept. 11). School districts around the state have felt major budget constraints due to funding formulas set by the Texas Legislature in 2006 with House Bill 1.
Under the concept of the TRE, a school district can transfer some funds from its Interest and Sinking (bond money) budget to its Maintenance and Operation budget, which pays for salaries and instructional programs. Local school districts have been resorting to layoffs and cuts in funding to find ways to keep their budgets balanced, and have had to dip into fund balances as well.
Sabrina VanceRobert RobinsonAir Force Airmen Sabrina N. Vance and Robert C. Robinson graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The airmen completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Vance is the daughter of John D. and Peggy M. Vance of Weatherford.
Aledo to continue district play at home Tuesday against Byron Nelson HS
The Aledo Ladycats raised their overall record to 19-8 after defeating Birdville in the District 5-4A opener in convincing fashion, 25-19, 25-21, 25-13 Friday night (Sept. 10) at the AHS gym.
The Ladycats will continue district play at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, at home against Byron Nelson High School.
In other 5-4A action on Friday, Springtown swept Nelson (25-20, 25-23, 25-17); Boswell downed Keller Timber Creek (25-13, 25-21, 25-20) and Azle defeated Brewer (26-24, 19-25, 25-23, 25-23).
College partners with Texas A&M University System
Special to The Community News: Computer rendering of what the WC Library will look like with the new mansard roofline. The WC Board of Trustees approved a contract negotiation with Corgan Associates for the roof “facelift” for 12 buildings on the Weatherford campus.
By Linda Bagwell
PARKER COUNTY CRIME STOPPERS
CRIME OF THE WEEK
Issued September 9, 2010
The Parker County Crime Stoppers has issued the following Crime of the Week and needs your help in solving this crime.
On Thursday, August 12, 2010, at approximately 10 p.m., a female jogger (using a headlamp due to the time of evening) was running eastbound at the 900 block of W. Russell St. in Weatherford when an unidentified vehicle veered towards her and struck her. The vehicle then continued on without stopping. The victim, a 38 year old white female from Weatherford, was conscious at the time units arrived, and was transported to Weatherford Regional Medical Center by ambulance due to injuries sustained in the hit and run.
Special to The Community News: Aledo singer/songwriter John Tracy performs at an earlier concert in Chandor Gardens.
A prelude to Patriots Day and in recognition of all who give back to the community day in and day out, Aledo singer and songwriter John Tracy will host a free acoustic concert at Chandor Gardens tonight, (Friday, September 10) at 5:30 pm.
The fun and fellowship will kick off at 5:30, and Tracy's performance begins at 6 pm. Guests are welcome to bring food and drinks and enjoy a picnic in the garden as they take pleasure in a relaxing evening. Mark Thorne, Fort Worth Police Department Chaplain, will deliver an inspirational message and a yellow ribbon ceremony will follow.
Weatherford College needs singers and actors for Sept. 22 auditions
Auditions scheduled for Nancy McVean, Weatherford College’s long-time drama instructor and director, is looking for a few good men and women – in fact, a LOT of men and women who can sing and act and interested in appearing in the College’s fall production of "Once Upon a Mattress."
“It’s a big cast, and we need all sorts of people,” McVean said, “and it’s going to be a fun time for everyone. It’s musical, but there are non-singing parts, too.”
Special Commentary from publisher Randy Keck:
This commentary is a highly unusual event for The Community News, but under the circumstances I felt that this information needed to be sent out before the next issue of our newspaper goes to press.
If you talk to Willow Park City Administrator Candy Scott, you may see bus tire treads running up and down her back. Another newspaper has been reporting stories that place the blame for Willow Park’s current budget problems squarely on her shoulders.
It is not the purpose of this commentary to critique the way our competitors handle their reporting; nor is it to delve into the reasons for Willow Park’s financial mess. But there is information you, as readers of either or both newspapers, should know.
The Community News will provide video highlights of the Aledo/Lake Travis football game tonight (Friday, Sept. 10). Highlights from the first half will be posted as soon as possible during the second half, and additional highlights will be posted after the game.