Randy Keck/The Community News: A Shale tank truck overturned on the S-curve in downtown Aledo this afternoon.
The driver of the truck sustained minor injuries and was transported to a Fort Worth hospital.
The truck was leaking salt water and diesel fuel. The leakage was contained by a makeshift dam constructed out of sand by Aledo Volunteer FIre Dept. personnel.
According to Aledo Fire Chief Scott Mitchell, this accident was the second Shale truck incident today. The first occurred earlier in the day on Interstate 20.
The Weatherford High School English Department is excited to introduce its Pre-AP/AP Summer Reading Program to Weatherford High School students entering grades 10-12. These lists are available on the Weatherford ISD website at http://www.weatherfordisd.com
Student Awards Assembly: Pictured (from left) are Emma Murphy, Miss NGC 2011; Isaac Ross, Mr. NGC 2011; and Dustin Adams, NGC Teacher of the Year (courtesy photo).
On May 16, the Ninth Grade Center hosted the Student Awards Assembly, and 186 students received awards such as Top 5%, A Honor Roll, A/B Honor Roll, Perfect Attendance, Citizenship, Community Service, Leadership, Triple A Award, and Outstanding and Most Improved Student.
Dustin Adams was chosen by the students as Teacher of the Year. Emma Murphy and Isaac Ross were chosen as Mr. & Miss NGC 2011. Congratulations to all of the students and teachers for an outstanding year.
EECU Rewards Wright 3rd Grader: Pictured is Wright Elementary third grader Deandra Luck who proudly accepts her new bicycle from EECU Branch Director Linda Harris and EECU's Dollar Dog (courtesy photo).
Three hundred twenty-two students from Wright Elementary School had perfect attendance for the entire sixth six weeks period this year.
One name is drawn from the perfect attendance group at Wright each six weeks, and Weatherford EECU provides a bicycle to that student.
The Weatherford High School Blue Belles are hosting their 18th annual golf tournament June 11 at Crown Valley.
Cost is $75 for individual players, or a team of four players for $300.
Registration can be done online at www.whsbluebelles.com. Come out and support the 31st line!
Optimist Club's Boy and Girl of the Year: Congratulations to the Weatherford Optimist Club's Boy and Girl of the Year for Ikard Elementary. Pictured (from left) are M.J. McDaniel, Optimist Club member and Director of Instructional Technology for WISD; Maggie Glenn, and A.J. Flores (courtesy photo).
From the Parker County Sheriff's Office
Parker County Sheriff’s Animal Control Supervisor Karen Kessler and animal control officer Terry Pena are being commended by Sheriff Larry Fowler for assisting in a woman’s need for medical attention.
Kessler will tell you she is not the hero, but a 5-year-old German shepherd named Bear. The dog was found wandering Saturday morning, May 28, 2011, in Millsap while Kessler and Pena were responding to an unrelated call.
Kessler said when she found Bear, she observed his tags identifying him as a medical service animal and immediately knew she had to find his owner.
Fallen Heroes Memorial: Austin’s mother Kaye Jordan and Austin’s son Kallen O’Neal were on the house floor to receive the resolution and flag.
On May 28, 2011 the Texas Legislature honored all Texans who gave their lives in the Global War on Terror since the end of last session. Rep King and Senator Estes honored Pfc. Austin Staggs from Weatherford.
Wise County Groundbreaking
Parker County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying and locating suspect(s) involved in a theft case of a local church.
Sheriff Larry Fowler said for the second time in less than a week, suspects stole air conditioning units from a church.
During the first incident, suspects stole five of eight air conditioning units from Holy Redeemer Church on Old Weatherford Road, May 26.
In an incident reported Wednesday, June 1, a church employee of Real Family Fellowship Church, located in the 200 block of Pearson Lane in Springtown, reported the suspects dismantled and stole four, five-ton air conditioning units, leaving the church with a loss of $10,000.