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Suspect sought in Briar robbery

December 5, 2014 by Phil Major

Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office Patrol deputies were dispatched to an aggravated robbery at the Briar Beer and Tobacco convenience store at 14634 FM 730 North, Suite 100 in northwest Tarrant County Friday, Dec. 5 at 7:15 a.m. A white male entered the store, assaulted the clerk and took an unknown amount of cash from the store’s cash register. The store surveillance video shows the actor fleeing the scene in a dark 4-door sedan displaying a third brake light in the upper center back windshield. The vehicle did not have tinted windows.
If you have any information on the identity of the male subject please contact Detective Pedraza with the Tarrant County Sheriff’s office at 817-999-5683 or dispatch at 817-884-1213.

Sheriff's Dept investigating weekend shooting

November 24, 2014 by Randy Keck

From the Parker County Sheriff's Dept.
Parker County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Division is investigating a double shooting and assault call, which left three people with severe injuries.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the incident was reported by Azle hospital staff at 5:42 a.m., Sunday morning.

Azle Police reported the incident occurred at a residence in the 400 block of Calhoun Bend Road near FM 730.

While Sheriff’s deputies and investigators were en route to the scene, they discovered a vehicle belonging to one of the victims at the intersection of FM 730 and Calhoun Bend Road. The vehicle sustained several bullet holes and contained substantial evidence relating to the incident.

Suspect indicted for hit-and-run death at Hudson Oaks Walmart

November 20, 2014 by Phil Major

The Parker County Grand Jury returned an indictment for Accident Involving Personal Injury or Death on Morgan Lopatesky on Thursday, Nov. 20.  That offense, more commonly called hit and run, is a second degree felony punishable by 2 to 20 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine in situations in which a death was caused in the accident.
The indictment stems from the Aug. 11 accident in the Hudson Oaks Walmart parking lot that took the life of Marla Carroll, 58, of Poolville.
Lopatesky, who was 16 at the time of the alleged offense but is 17 now, had been certified to stand trial as an adult in a hearing before 43rd District Court Judge Craig Towson earlier on Thursday.

Navy SEAL impersonator arrested

November 10, 2014 by Randy Keck

From the Parker County Sheriff's Office

A Granbury man was arrested Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, on charges of impersonating a ranking Navy SEAL Officer.

Weatherford-Parker County Special Crime Unit investigators worked closely with the Texas Rangers in an undercover investigation to locate and apprehend the suspect after a credible source revealed the suspect had been identifying himself as a military officer.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said he was particularly disturbed by the offense, because he is especially proud of his own status as a Navy veteran.

School bond issue fails

November 4, 2014 by Randy Keck

Aledo's bond issue fell 3,633 to 3152 tonight. Final Parker County election results are below.

All precincts reporting  
   
Office   Votes Pct
U.S. Senator      
John Cornyn REP 25,856 82.75%
David M Alameel DEM 4,211 13.48%
Rebecca Paddock LIB 948 3.03%
Emily “Spicybrown” Sanchez GRN 231 0.74%
       
U.S. Representative, Dist 12      
Kay Granger REP 26,756 84.58%
Mark Greene DEM 4,113 13.00%
Ed Colliver LIB 764 2.42%
       
Governor      
Greg Abbott REP 25,657 80.62%
Wendy R. Davis DEM 5,533 17.39%
Kathie Glass LIB 476 1.50%
Brandon Parmer GRN 157 0.49%
Write in   3  
       
Lieutenant Governor      
Dan Patrick REP 25,568 80.63%
Leticia Van de Putte DEM 5,061 15.96%
Robert D. Butler LIB 910 2.87%
Chandrakantha Courtney GRN 173 0.55%
       
Attorney General      
Ken Paxton REP 25,870 81.52%
Sam Houston DEM 4,978 15.69%
Jamie Balagia LIB 713 2.25%
Jamar Osborne GRN 172 0.54%
       
Comptroller of Public Accounts      
Glenn Hegar REP 25,256 80.49%
Mike Collier DEM 4,923 15.69%
Ben Sanders LIB 972 3.10%
Deb Shafto GRN 228 0.73%
       
Commissioner of the General Land Office      
George P. Bush REP 25,877 81.81%
John Cook DEM 4,514 14.27%
Justin Knight LIB 986 3.12%
Valerie Alessi GRN 255 0.81%
       
Commissioner of Agriculture      
Sid Miller REP 25,253 80.40%
Jim Hogan DEM 4,860 15.47%
David (Rocky) Palmquist LIB 903 2.87%
Kenneth Kendrick GRN 393 1.25%
       
Railroad Commissioner      
Ryan Sitton REP 25,125 80.00%
Steve Brown DEM 4,826 15.37%
Mark A. Miller LIB 1,104 3.52%
Martina Salinas GRN 353 1.12%
       
Chief Justice, Supreme Court      
Nathan Hecht REP 25,555 81.25%
William Moody DEM 4,827 15.35%
Tom Oxford LIB 1,071 3.41%
       
Justice, Supreme Court, Place 6      
Jeff Brown REP 25,619 81.88%
Lawrence Edward Meyers DEM 4,642 14.84%
Mark Ash LIB 1,027 3.28%
       
Justice, Supreme Court, Place 7      
Jeff Boyd REP 25,443 81.33%
Gina Benavides DEM 4,636 14.82%
Don Fulton LIB 973 3.11%
Charles E. Waterbury GRN 233 0.74%
       
Justice, Supreme Court, Place 8      
Phil Johnson REP 26,462 90.93%
RS Roberto Koelsch LIB 1,678 5.77%
Jim Chisolm GRN 960 3.30%
    1,193  
Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 3      
Bert Richardson REP 25,430 81.48%
John Granberg DEM 4,627 14.83%
Mark W. Bennett LIB 1,152 3.69%
       
Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 4      
Kevin Patrick Yeary REP 25,629 87.14%
Quanah Parker LIB 2,831 9.63%
Judith Sanders-Castro GRN 952 3.24%
       
Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 9      
David Newell REP 26,389 89.81%
William Bryan Strange, III LIB 1,983 6.70%
George Joseph Allgelt GRN 1,011 3.40%
       
Member, State Board of Education, Dist. 11      
Patricia “Pat” Hardy REP 25,417 81.18%
Nancy Bean DEM 4,657 14.87%
Craig Sanders LIB 1,234 3.94%
       
State Senator, Dist. 30      
Craig Estes REP 26,439 90.23%
Cory Lane LIB 2,863 9.77%
       
State Representative, Dist. 61      
Phil King REP 26,154 83.22%
Matthew Britt DEM 5,275 16.78%
       
Justice, 2nd Court of Appeals District, Place 2      
Bill Meier REP 27,195 100.00%
       
Justice, 2nd Court of Appeals District, Place 7      
Lee Gabriel REP 26,996 100.00%
       
County Judge      
Mark Riley REP 27,179 100.00%
       
Judge, County Court at Law #1      
Jerry Buckner REP 27,183 100.00%
       
Judge, County Court at Law #2 Unexpired Term      
Curtis Jenkins REP 27,068 100.00%
       
District Clerk      
Sharena Gilliland REP 27,127 100.00%
       
County Clerk(/b>      
Jeane Brunson REP 27,228 100.00%
       
County Treasurer      
Jenny Barnwell REP 27,290 100.00%
       
County Commissioner, Pct. 2      
Craig Peacock REP 5,513 100.00%
       
County Commissioner, Pct. 4      
Steve Dugan REP 9,458 100.00%
       
Justice of the Peace, Pct. 1      
Wayne Hayes REP 5,514 100.00%
       
Justice of the Peace, Pct. 2      
Kelly Green REP 5,499 100.00%
       
Justice of the Peace, Pct. 3      
Dusty Vinson REP 6,875 100.00%
       
Justice of the Peace, Pct. 4      
Lynn Marie Johnson REP 9,451 100.00%
       
Proposition 1 - State Highway Fund      
FOR   20,634 76.61%
AGAINST   6,299 23.39%
       
Trustee, Place 1, Poolville ISD      
Roger Smith   235 69.12%
Brandon Key   105 30.88%
       
Trustee, Place 2, Poolville ISD      
Bill Blevins   287 100.00%
       
Trustee, Place 3, Poolville ISD      
Lynn Duvall   314 100.00%
       
PROPOSITION 1, WEATHERFORD      
FOR   2,463 44.81%
AGAINST   3,033 55.19%
       
Trustees at Large, Garner ISD (4 selected      
Jason Shaw   94 17.47%
Chad Beavers   119 22.12%
Lindsey Maddux Piano   88 16.36%
Michael Collins   73 13.57%
Denise Howard Maserang   57 10.59%
Clay Youngblood   107 19.89%
       
Trustee, Place 1, Granbury ISD      
Virg A Thomas   52 40.94%
Chris Tackett   75 59.06%
       
Trustee, Place 2, Granbury ISD      
Barbara Herrington   122 100.00%
       

ALEDO ISD BONDS

     
FOR   3,152 46.46%
AGAINST   3,633 53.54%
       
Proposition 1, ESD 3 Annexation      
FOR   1,178 57.13%
AGAINST   884 42.87%
       
Proposition 2, ESD 3 Annexation      
FOR   977 47.40%
AGAINST   1,084 52.60%
       
Proposition 1, Inclusion ESD 3      
FOR   1,163 73.65%
AGAINST   416 20.18%
       
Proposition 2, Inclusion ESD 3      
FOR   1,100 69.97%
AGAINST   472 30.03%
       
Proposition 1, ESD 8 Annexation      
FOR   445 49.33%
AGAINST   457 50.67%
       
Proposition 2, ESD 8 Annexation      
FOR   389 43.27%
AGAINST   510 56.73%
       
Proposition 1, Inclusion ESD 8      
FOR   675 72.89%
AGAINST   251 27.11%
       
Proposition 2, Inclusion ESD 8      
FOR   643 69.66%
AGAINST   280 30.34%
       
Proposition, City of Reno      
FOR   237 56.97%
AGAINST   179 43.03%

Voting under way in Parker County

November 4, 2014 by Randy Keck

Polls are open across Parker County for mid-term elections. All local polling places will close at 7 p.m.

Check www.community-news.com for Parker County Election Results as they are announced tonight. Local polling places are listed below:

Pct # Location Address
100 SILVER CREEK METHODIST CHURCH 2200 CHURCH RD. OFF 730, AZLE
105 SILVER CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 10300 SOUTH FM 730, AZLE
110 CROSSTIMBERS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 831 JACKSON TRAIL, AZLE
111 AZLE MASONIC LODGE 257 W. MAIN, AZLE
115 RENO CITY HALL 195 W. RENO RD., RENO
120 FIRST BAPTIST SPRINGTOWN 500 N. MAIN, SPRINGTOWN
125 OUTREACH OF LOVE CHURCH 3591 E. HWY 199, SPRINGTOWN
130 PARKER COUNTY NE ANNEX 1020 E. HWY.199, SPRINGTOWN
135 FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH 801 FRIENDSHIP RD., WEATHERFORD
140 AGNES BAPTIST CHURCH 350 AGNES NORTH, SPRINGTOWN
200 HARBERGER HILL COMMUNITY CTR RM B 701 NARROW ST. , WEATHERFORD
205 TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH 1500 BALL ST., WEATHERFORD
210 POOLVILLE METHODIST CHURCH 230 NORTH CHURCH, POOLVILLE
215 PEASTER FIRE DEPT. 221 JUDD ST, PEASTER
220 WHITT FIRE DEPT. 4312 N FM RD 52, WHITT
225 GARNER ISD 2222 GARNER SCHOOL ROAD, GARNER
230 CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH 1900 N. MAIN ST, WEATHERFORD
235 SHADY GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH 2 4 7 0 W. LAMBERT RD . , WEATHERFORD
240 UNION BAPTIST CHURCH 3451 SARRA LN., SPRINGTOWN
245 CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH 1900 N. MAIN ST., WEATHERFORD
250 HARBERGER HILL COMMUNITY CTR RM C 701 NARROW ST.,WEATHERFORD
255 VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH 1311 EAST BANKHEAD DR., .WEATHERFORD
300 PHOENIX MASONIC LODGE 1009 PALO PINTO ST, WEATHERFORD
305 GRACE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 606 MOCKINGBIRD LN., WEATHERFORD
310 PARKER COUNTY COURTHOUSE ANNEX 1112 SANTA FE DRIVE, WEATHERFORD
315 SANTA FE DRIVE BAPTIST CHURCH 1502 SANTA FE DRIVE, WEATHERFORD
320 MILLSAP COMMUNITY CTR 104 FANNIN ST, MILLSAP
325 HARMONY BAPTIST CHURCH 242 HARMONY ROAD, WEATHERFORD
330 PARKER COUNTY ESD # 6 4970 TIN TOP RD., WEATHERFORD
335 BROCK BAPTIST CHURCH 2111 FM 1189, BROCK
340 FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF DENNIS 7600 FM 1189, DENNIS
345 SPRING CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH 100 SPRING CREEK RD. , WEATHERFORD
350 GREENWOOD FIRE DEPARTMENT 1418 GREENWOOD CUT-OFF ROAD, GREENWOOD
400 FIRE STATION 6085 WHITE SETTLEMENT RD, WEATHERFORD
405 FIRE STATION #2 122 W. LAKE DR., WEATHERFORD
410 WILLOW PARK POLICE/FIRE DEPT. 101 STAGECOACH TR., WILLOW PARK
415 WILLOW PARK MUNICIPAL BLDG. 516 RANCH HOUSE RD., WILLOW PARK
420 WHEATLAND BAPTIST CHURCH 15910 S. HWY 377, WHEATLAND
425 CHURCH OF GOD CAMPGROUND 2240 FT WORTH HWY. , WEATHERFORD
430 ALEDO COMMUNITY CENTER 104 ROBINSON CT., ALEDO
435 ALEDO ISD ADMIN. BUILDING 1008 BAILEY RANCH ROAD, ALEDO
440 NEW FAITH BAPTIST 3303 WEST FM 5, ANNETTA
445 PARKER COUNTY PRECINCT BARN #4 1320 AIRPORT ROAD, ALEDO
450 LAKESHORE DRIVE BAPTIST CHURCH 200 S. LAKESHORE DR., HUDSON OAKS

Evans ruled incompetent, committed to mental hospital

October 21, 2014 by Phil Major

After a court appointed forensic psychologist found that defendant Jacob Evans was not currently competent to stand trial, a Parker County judge signed an order Monday afternoon finding Evans incompetent to stand trial at present and committing him to a maximum security state mental hospital for a period not to exceed 120 days. Evans is accused of killing his mother and sister Oct. 4, 2012 in Aledo.

Outdoor burning banned

October 8, 2014 by Phil Major

Parker County Judge Mark Riley issued an emergency order Wednesday prohibiting all outdoor burning in all unincorporated areas of Parker County for one week until 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15.
A violation is a Class C misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $500.
See the full order attached.

Animal Shelter offering special on kitten adoptions

September 9, 2014 by Randy Keck

Sheriff warns of jury scam

September 4, 2014 by Phil Major

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler is warning the public of impersonators attempting to scare residents into a scam for profit.
Fowler has been made aware of several incidents where suspects have placed phone calls to targeted citizens stating they are county representatives.
The caller informs the victim they have failed to appear for jury duty, resulting in a monetary fine. The suspects then threaten the victim with the issuance of an arrest warrant if the victim refuses to pay the fine.
The caller then instructs the victim to pay the alleged fine by using a debit or credit card, over the phone.
The victims are requested to provide their debit or credit card number along with the three-digit security code located on the back of the card. The suspects end the call by directing the victim to contact the county court house or county clerk in order to remove the victim’s alleged warrant in light of their “payment.”
Fowler said county officials do not advise residents of failure to appear for jury duty or warrant notifications by phone.
“It’s disheartening to see anyone scammed out of their hard-earned money,” Fowler said. “These suspects carry out devious actions and their scheme is calculated. Parker County officials certainly do not contact citizens seeking payments for fines over the phone.”
The Parker County Sheriff’s Office sends failure to appear notices only by the United States Postal Service mail system.
Fowler encourages residents to contact the Sheriff’s Office to report any suspicious calls from individuals soliciting money.

Sports Calendar

Monday, December 29

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Moritz Auto Group Holiday Classic, Aledo

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at Fibermax Caprock Classic, Lubbock

Friday, January 2

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Maypearl at Aledo High School, A 4:00 pm and JV 5:30 pm.

Saturday, January 3

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Joshua/Cleburne (Dark) at Cleburne, B 12:00 pm.

  • Aledo Soccer Alumni Game at Bearcat Stadium, Ladycats 12:00 pm and Bearcats 2:00 pm.

Tuesday, January 6

  • Aledo Bearcats at Burleson Centennial, JV 5:00 pm, Varsity 6:30 pm and A 8:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson Centennial, JV 5:00 pm, Freshmen 6:30 pm and Varsity 8:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats at Boswell, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm.

Thursday, January 8

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Waxahachie 287 Tournament

  • Aledo Ladycats vs The Colony at Waxahachie Tournament, 7:30 pm. January 9 & 10 opponenet and time TBA.

  • Aledo Middle School Ladycats at Brewer. 7th Grade C 5:00 pm, B 6:00 pm and A 7:00 pm. 8th Grade C 5:00 pm, B 6:00 pm and A 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School Bearcats vs Brewer Middle School. 7th at Aledo Gym 1, C 5:00 pm, B 6:00 pm and A 7:00 pm. 8th at Aledo MPC, C 5:00 pm, B 6:00 pm and A 7:00 pm. *District Game

Friday, January 9

  • Aledo Middle School Bearcats 7th & 8th A at Azle Junior High School Tournament.

  • Aledo Bearcat JV at Keller Timber Creek Tourny

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Everman at Aledo High School, JV 5:00 pm, Varsity 6:30 pm and A 8:00 pm. *District Game

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