From the Parker County District Attorney's Office
A 50-year-old Springtown man pled guilty to possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver and was sentenced to 30 years in prison in a case heard in District Court in Weatherford on Thursday, Sept. 30.
On May 6, investigators with the Weatherford/Parker County Special Crimes Unit arrested Billy Don Farris as he was in the midst of selling $2,000 of methamphetamine in a residence in Springtown. The investigators found him in possession of 50 grams of the narcotic at the time of his arrest.
UT-AustinThe lockdown has been lifted at the University of Texas at Austin.
In a press conference Tuesday afternoon, Robert Dahlsbom, campus police chief, said that authorities believe the shooter that entered the campus library this morning and opened fired before turning the gun on himself is believed to be a student. He said that there were reports of minor injuries, but were not related to the gun shots. Dahlsbom said the injuries came from students running to safety.
Dominic Genetti/The Community NewsWillow Park Mayor Ken Hawkins signs off on one of the many documents that finalizes the sale of the Deer Creek and Dyegard water systems to the cities of Hudson Oaks and Annetta.
Ownership becomes official Friday Oct. 1 at the start of the new fiscal year.
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10:19 p.m.-No action in Executive Session. Meeting adjourned.
9:35 p.m.-Motion passes. Council is in Executive Session.
9:33 p.m.-Hickerson makes the motion, Alderman seconds, for the finalization to move the sale forward.
9:31 p.m.-Council is discussing the acquisition of the Deer Creek and Dyegard water systems. The ETJ boundaries play a major role in the sale that is officially finalized on Oct. 1 (the first day of the 2010 fiscal year budget)
9:17 p.m.-Next item: Willow Park's extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ). Rider Scott is addressing the council.
Bearcat Stadium Click the video to see how the Bearcats fair against
the new Timber Creek High School Falcons.
Aledo BearcatsClick the video player to catch a glimpse
of the 2010 Homecoming Pep Rally festivities.
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Natalee Norman receives flowers during class at Aledo High School Friday afternoon. Delivering the flowers is senior Landen Blackburn. Varsity athletes also assisted in delivering a number of flowers from parents and dates throughout the morning.
Celebrations continue tonight at the football game against Keller-Timer Creek. The Homecoming Court will be announced at halftime. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.
Parker County will participate in a nationwide effort to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft. The Parker County Sheriff’s Office will work in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration and other government, community, public health and law enforcement partners in a “Take-Back” initiative, in which a designated deputy will collect potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction.
“The service is free and anonymous with no questions asked,” Fowler said. “And no identification will be required to participate in the program.”
Weatherford, Texas 76086
SPECIAL BUDGET AGENDA
BE IT KNOWN, the HONORABLE COMMISSIONERS COURT of PARKER COUNTY, TEXAS, will convene in a SPECIAL BUDGET MEETING at 9:30 A.M. on THURSDAY the 23rd day of SEPTEMBER 2010 in the COMMISSIONERS COURTROOM on the FIRST FLOOR of the COURTHOUSE, ONE COURTHOUSE SQUARE, WEATHERFORD, TEXAS, TO CONSIDER, DISCUSS AND/OR ACT UPON THE FOLLOWING AGENDA ITEMS:
1. Budget Review.(Judge Riley)
a. General Fund-Expenditures & Revenues-All Departments.
b. Road & Bridge-Expenditures & Revenues-All Departments.
2. Employee & Elected Officials Salaries & Benefits.(Judge Riley)