Fri, 07/01/2011 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Press Release – June 1, 2011
City of Aledo and the Aledo Economic Development Corporation
First Fridays in Downtown Aledo!
Shop and enjoy great food; bring your lawn chair, relax and listen to great music from Parker County artists! Bounce houses, face painting, animal balloons and so much more! Do not miss the Free Summer Concert Series. FUN! FUN! FUN!
Mark your calendar for Aledo’s First Friday event on July 1st and August 5th in Aledo’s Downtown Business District! Various Downtown merchants as well as North and South Aledo businesses will be open until 9:30 PM.
The Concerts will be set up on Elm Street on the east side of Aledo First Baptist Church in the Downtown District.
A Wise County man that rammed his wife’s car and then shot her twice in the leg last November was assessed sentences of 60, 20, and 10 years in prison for three aggravated assault cases in a jury trial that concluded in Weatherford on Thursday.
On November 3, David Daniel Duff, Jr., 41, was served with divorce papers after having separated from his wife about a month prior. What happened from there was described by Assistant District Attorney Jeff Swain, who tried the case with Assistant District Attorney Kathleen Catania, as "the worst nightmare of every person that files for divorce."
Congratulations to the following former WHS students for their outstanding performances at the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest in Music Theory:
GOLD MEDAL WINNERS
Weatherford High School Director of Choral Activities Pat Banks said "Outstanding Performer" is the highest award from the University Interscholastic League and is presented to individuals and teams winning all state championships.
Pictured (from left) are Curtis Elementary's Optimist Girl of the Year Emily Geyer and Boy of the Year Tony Rivas.
Weatherford Police Department Swears In Its Newest Officer!
On Thursday, 06/16/2011, the Weatherford Police Department welcomed its newest member to the department – Officer Todd Wainscott. He was issued the “Oath of Office” this morning (06/16/2011) at City Hall by Judge Tim Galbreaith and officially sworn in. Officer Wainscott grew up in Stephenville, Texas and started his law enforcement career in Strawn, Texas in 1994. Officer Wainscott is no stranger to Weatherford, he was an officer for the Weatherford Police Department once before from 2002 until 2004 when he left to move to Wyoming. He has moved back and we are excited that he has returned to the department!
Edward Dealecio: Recent Weatherford High School graduate Edward Dealecio was one of only 256 musicians selected as an Outstanding Performer at the 2011 Texas State Solo-Ensemble Contest. Dealecio, a trombone player, was also selected as Outstanding Senior of the Roo Band during the 2010-11 school year. Richard Floyd, Director of Music for the University Interscholastic League, sent Dealecio a recognition letter as well as a draped medal which is identical to those awarded to state champions in all UIL events. Dealecio will be attending Weatherford College in the fall.
Pictured (from left) are Jason Schroeder, Katherine Shalton, and Michelle Shows (courtesy photo).
On Sunday afternoon, June 5th at the Ninth Grade Center the Weatherford ISD offered adult education students an opportunity to walk across the stage and receive recognition for their achievement.
Dr. Cron, WISD Superintendent, spoke at the ceremony and commended the students for their accomplishment and urged them to continue to pursue their goals.
Randy Keck/The Community News: Aledo's Caleb Frysinger breaks up a Wilmer-Hutchins pass play during the first round of the Red Bull Game Breakers 7-on-7 Fort Worth Qualifier at O.D. Wyatt High School on Tuesday, June 14.
Aledo went 5-2 at the tournament to qualify for the Red Bull Game Breakers Finals on July 15-16 at the Gerald J. Ford Stadium at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
The Bearcats also qualified for the Texas state 7-on-7 Tournament to be held at Texas A&M on July 15 and 16.
For more information, see the June 17 issue of The Community News.
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) recently approved Weatherford College as a qualified provider for its Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) program. Upon successful completion of the program students qualify as a TDLR Certified Technician.
“Our program offers classroom theory combined with hands-on experience for the students to gain skills for employment in the field,” said Athena Russell, Workforce and Continuing Education Coordinator.
The College has a 21-month-long evening program and a fast-track day program that completes in approximately eight months. Both programs begin anew in August.
Parker County Commissioners voted 4-1 Monday, June 13 to institute a burn ban for Parker County for the next 30 days.
“As we all know, we are currently experiencing extremely dry conditions,” Parker County Judge Mark Riley said. “When conditions are this dry, wildfires can happen very easily and then spread quickly. We want to do everything we can to avoid any situations similar to what happened at Possum Kingdom Lake back in April or the Peaster Wildfires from the 90s.”
Precinct 3 Commissioner John Roth voted against the measure.
“I am absolutely, 100 percent for safety, but I’m also not for penalizing law-abiding citizens who take the proper precautions,” Roth said. “There are good days and bad days to burn, burn ban or not. What’s your threshold of government?”