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Council approves zoning for fire station

August 15, 2014 by Phil Major

The Annetta South City Council voted unanimously to approve re-zoning of property along FM 5 and Thunder Head Lane Thursday night, from residential use to community services use. The property is owned by Parker County Emergency Services District 1, and the district plans to place a fire station at the location.

ESD1 Interim Fire Chief Stephen Watson was on hand to address the crowd and answer questions, and stated that the department would be very interested in community feedback during the planning process.
No plans for the station's design have been submitted to the city thus far. Watson indicated that ESD1 hoped to present initial plans within the next 90 days.

Boil notice lifted in Willow Park

August 14, 2014 by Randy Keck

After testing by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, The boil order issued earlier this week for the city of Willow Park has been lifted.

The boil order was issued earlier this week after a water main break.

Willow Park continues to be on summer watering restrictions as follows:

Outside watering is restricted to three times per week

Outside watering is permitted for Even Addresses on: Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday

Outside watering is permitted for Odd Addresses on: Saturday, Monday & Wednesday

During the hours of 5 a.m. – 8 a.m. & 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

No outside watering is allowed on Friday

Hand watering is permitted at any time.

If you have any questions you can contact the Water Department at 817-441-7108 ext.1

Thank you for your help in conserving our precious resource.

Meet The Bearcats at 6 p.m. Thursday at The Indoor

August 13, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

Tony Eierdam/The Community News: Mr. and Ms. Bearcat will be on hand Thursday at 6 p.m. on Meet The Bearcats night which will be held at the Aledo high School Indoor Facility.

Meet The Bearcats will be held from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14 at the Aledo High School Indoor Facility. Fans and children will get the opportunity to meet and get autographs from Bearcat varsity football players and varsity cheerleaders. The Spirit Squad will also be present, as will Mr. and Ms. Bearcat. New Bearcats head coach Steve Wood, who will be introduced by Tim Buchanan, will also introduce the team captains for the 2014 season. The event will also have activities for children.
The Master of Ceremonies will be Shawn Callaway, who encourages all to get a calendar and get an autograph from players and cheerleaders. Free face painting is provided by the Aledo National Art Honors Society, T-shirts are on sale and Quarterback Club sign-ups for $45 are open. Fans can also to sign up for 3 Auction Items to win a chance to sit in the Coaches Suite for three varsity home games.
Admission to Meet The Bearcats is free.

Ladycats fall in volleyball season opener

August 12, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

Tony Eierdam/The Community News: Aledo senior hitter Madison Lopez (15) sends down a kill Tuesday night during the Ladycats loss in four games to Waco Midway in the season opener. Lopez finished with 13 kills.

Class 6A Waco Midway used a tall and strong front row combined with a solid back row to defeat the Aledo Ladycats in four games Tuesday night in the volleyball season opener at the AHS gym.
Midway won the first two games by a 25-18 count before the Ladycats came back and won game three, 25-22, to cut the lead to 2-1 in the best-of-5 match.
Game four was tied at 20-20 before Midway went on a quick 4-2 run to take a 24-22 lead. A dink for a kill by Emily Clayton cut the lead to 24-23, but on the ensuing rally Midway's middle hitter executed a dink to the right side of the Ladycats' defense for the match-winning point as Midway won game four, 25-23.
For the complete story, and for comments from head coach Kathy Goings, see the Aug. 8 issue of The Community News

Willow Park issues boiled water advisory

August 12, 2014 by Randy Keck

Willow Park has issued a boiled water advisory for August 12, 2014. The notice was worded as follows:

Due to a water main break and the loss of water pressure the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required our Water System, the City of Willow Park Public Water System 1840027 to notify customers of the need to boil their water prior to consumption.

To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes that may have been stirred up by the main break and loss of pressure, water for drinking, cooking and making ice should be boiled and cooled prior to use. The water should be brought to a vigorous, rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes. In lieu of boiling, you may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source.

When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the water system officials will notify you that the water is safe for consumption. Instructions to discontinue boiling will be issued in the same manner as this notice.

If you have any questions concerning this matter, you may contact City Administrator, Matt Shaffstall at 817-441-7108. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Ladycats host Midway today in volleyball opener

August 12, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

Tony Eierdam/The Community News: Aledo senior libero Tyler Lucas concentrates on a serve Saturday during the Ladycats scrimmage. The Ladycats open the regular season at 6:30 p.m. today against Waco Midway at the Aledo High School gym.
The Aledo Ladycats are back on the volleyball court against Waco Midway today as the 2014 regular season begins at the Aledo High School gym.
The Ladycats varsity will play at 6:30 p.m. on the main court. The junior varsity match will begin at 5:30 p.m. on the main court.
The Ladycats freshman A and B teams will host Midway in the AHS auxiliary gym. The A match will start at 5:30 p.m. followed by the B match at 6:30 p.m.

Postal service seeks identity thieves

August 11, 2014 by Phil Major

The U.S. Postal Service is seeking information on two persons suspected of stealing identities in the East Parker County area.

Between July 7-Aug. 1 two suspects entered various retail stores in
the White Settlement and Fort Worth areas, where they purchased various goods with credit cards obtained with stolen identities.
(See attachment)

The victim’s information was acquired from mail stolen in East Parker County and West Tarrant County near the Cattle Barron area and White Settlement Road. The subjects are purchasing sporting goods and clothing items for $700 to $900.

The vehicle driven by the suspect is a newer model light blue Ford F150 crew cab; it has chrome nerf bars beneath both doors.

Anyone having or needing information please contact
Inspector Charlie Tutor at (817) 691-2359 or email cntutor@uspis.gov.

Bearcats first practice

August 11, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

Tony Eierdam/The Community News
Aledo senior quarterback Luke Bishop drops back to pass with running back Isaiah Mallory (26) to his right Monday morning during the defending state champion Bearcats first practice in 2014. The Bearcats will work out in shorts and helmets for the first four days of workouts before putting on the pads on Friday. Aledo is also hosting 'Meet The Bearcats' at 6 p.m. Thursday at the AHS Indoor Practice Facility.

Ladycats host scrimmage

August 9, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

Tony Eierdam/The Community News
Aledo sophomore setter Erin Weiss sets up a hitter Saturday morning during the Ladycats' practice match against Northwest. Decatur, Wichita Falls Rider and Weatherford also participated in the scrimmage at the Daniel Ninth Grade campus gym.

Empty the shelter day planned

August 7, 2014 by Phil Major

August is one of the most difficult months to adopt pets, but the Weatherford Parker County Animal Shelter has plans to make this August one of the hottest adoption months yet.

Aug. 16 the Weatherford-Parker County Animal Shelter will work in conjunction with 33 other animal shelters in the Metroplex to host an “Empty the Shelter Day” event across North Texas. For this one-day event, the WPCAS will waive all fees associated with adoptions for approved adopters. That’s correct, adopt for free. And to make it easier for potential adopters, the shelter will be opening early at 10 a.m. and will stay open until 5 p.m.

As always, adoptions from WPCAS will include the animal’s spay or neuter, rabies and other core vaccinations, microchip, and discounted pet insurance from petfinder.com.

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, October 21

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Granbury MS at Aledo MS;
    7C, 5:00;
    7B, 6:00;
    7A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Aledo Middle School at Granbury MS;
    8C, 5:00;
    8B, 6:00;
    8A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • AHS at Joshua;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 23

  • AHS at District Meet, Cleburne High School, 1501 Harlin Drive, Cleburne, Texas, 76035, 10:00 a.m.

  • Aledo Middle School at Weatherford Hall;
    7,8 C - 5:00;
    7,8 B - 6:00;
    7,8 A - 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are subject to change. The lengths of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JV vs. Victory Christian at Aledo Middle School, 6:30 p.m., *District Game

Friday, October 24

  • AHS at Burleson;
    Varsity, 5:30 p.m.;
    JV, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 5:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy vs. Nazarene at Aledo Middle School;
    JH, 5:30 p.m.;
    Varsity, 7:30 p.m.
    *District Games

  • AHS Varsity at Burleson, 7:30 p.m.

Monday, October 27

  • AHS Varsity Boys Orange at Maypearl Varsity Tournament, Mansfield National, 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, October 28

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Weatherford Hall MS at Aledo MS;
    7C, 5:00;
    7B, 6:00;
    7A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Aledo Middle School at Weatherford Hall MS;
    8C, 5:00;
    8B, 6:00;
    8A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • AHS vs. Burleson Centennial at Aledo, Parent Night;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 30

  • Aledo Middle School at Brewer, Brewer High School

  • Aledo Middle School at Stephenville Henderson J.H.;
    7B, 8C - 5:00;
    7C, 8B - 6:00;
    7A, 8A - 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are subject to change. The lengths of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

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