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Millsap bank robber sought

September 6, 2010 by Randy Keck

Millsap Bank RobberSheriff’s Investigators Continue to Seek Bank Robber

Parker County Sheriff’s investigators and deputies are seeking the public’s help in identifying and locating a male suspect who robbed a Millsap bank Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, at gunpoint.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the unidentified male entered the First National Bank of Santo in the 100 block of Fannin Street, with a note and pointed a shotgun at the teller, demanding cash around 2:30 p.m.

Parker County Commissioners Court Special Agenda September 8, 2010

September 6, 2010 by Randy Keck

Parker County
Weatherford, Texas 76086
SPECIAL AGENDA

BE IT KNOWN, the HONORABLE COMMISSIONERS COURT of PARKER COUNTY, TEXAS, will convene in a
SPECIAL MEETING at 9:00 A.M. on WEDNESDAY the 8th 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. ROUTINE BUSINESS: (a.) Certification of revenues as presented by the auditor; (b). Line item budget
adjustments as presented by the auditor; (c.) payment of routine bills as presented by the auditor; (d.) prior approval/disapproval of purchases.

2. Update on Transportation Bond implementation:(Judge Riley)

Parker County Plat Agenda September 8, 2010

September 6, 2010 by Randy Keck

Parker County
Weatherford, Texas 76086
PLAT AGENDA

BE IT KNOWN, the HONORABLE COMMISSIONERS COURT of PARKER COUNTY, TEXAS, will convene in a SPECIAL MEETING at 9:00 A.M. on WEDNESDAY the 8th day of SEPTEMBER 2010 in the COMMISSIONER 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. Review and Execute:
a. ETJ Interlocal Agreement with the City of Azle (John Forrest/Leslie Coufal).

2. Approval of Final Plat:
a. A subdivision to be known as Yarbrough Addition, located on Old Garner Road in Precinct #2.
(Commissioner Brinkley/Leslie Coufal).

3. Approval of Preliminary Plat:

Mayor holds open forum

August 30, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

City of Willow ParkWillow Park Mayor Ken Hawkins held a open forum last week (Aug. 24) to discuss with the public different city topics. Click the links below to watch video coverage of the meeting.

Part I: The Budget
http://www.community-news.com/node/685

Part II: A reduction in force
http://www.community-news.com/node/704

Part III: Road construction
http://www.community-news.com/node/702

Part IV: A response
http://www.community-news.com/node/682

Parker County Commissioners Court Special Budget Agenda September 1, 2010

August 27, 2010 by Randy Keck

Parker County
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 9:00 A.M. on WEDNESDAY the 1st 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.
b. Road & Bridge-Expenditures & Revenues.

2. Take a record vote on proposed tax rates for Fiscal Year 2010-2011.(Judge Riley)
a. General Fund.
b. Lateral Fund.
c. Debt Service.

3. Schedule public hearings on proposed tax rates for Fiscal Year 2010-2011.(Judge Riley)

Parker County Commissioners Court Special Budget Agenda September 3, 2010

August 27, 2010 by Randy Keck

SPECIAL BUDGET AGENDA
BE IT KNOWN, the HONORABLE COMMISSIONERS COURT of PARKER COUNTY, TEXAS, will convene in a
SPECIAL BUDGET MEETING at 9:00 A.M. on FRIDAY the 3rd 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.
b. Road & Bridge - Expenditures & Revenues.

2. Take record vote on proposed tax rates for Fiscal Year 2010-2011.(Judge Riley)
a. General Fund.
b. Lateral Fund.
c. Debt Service.

3. Schedule public hearings on proposed tax rates for Fiscal Year 2010-2011.(Judge Riley)

4. Employee & Elected Official Salaries & Benefits.(Judge Riley)

Water restrictions in Willow Park

August 23, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

City of Willow ParkDue to a wells malfunction, City of Willow Park Public Works Director Lance Petty has issued the stage three water restrictions for the city.

Residents may only water their lawns from 4 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Addresses ending in even numbers may water on Sundays and Thursdays. Addresses ending in odd numbers may water on Saturdays and Wednesdays.

Emails indicate violation

August 19, 2010 by Randy Keck

Ken HawkinsIn an e-mail sent to the members of the Willow Park City Council, obtained by The Community News through a public information request, Hawkins told the entire quorum on June 4, 2009; “I am afraid that we are not yet comparing apples to apples” in regards to the Deer Creek and Dyegard (spelled Digard in the e-mail) water systems.

According to the Texas Open Meetings Act, violations could be a misdemeanor offense punishable by a fine of no less than $100 or no more than $500, confinement in the county jail for not less than one month or more than six months, or both.

Click the link below for Hawkins' e-mail to the Willow Park City Council:

FAST arrests man for failure to register

August 16, 2010 by Randy Keck

Weatherford-Parker County Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (FAST) members arrested a Weatherford man for failing to register as a sex offender.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the man, identified as Lowry Dean Scarlett Sr, 60, was convicted of criminal sexual conduct, a fifth-degree, nonconsensual sexual contact in 2003, in Clearwater County, Minnesota, against a 10-year-old female victim. The charge is equivalent to a Texas felony charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Scarlett absconded to San Antonio, was later apprehended in Lockhart, Texas, and extradited back to Minnesota to serve eight months in jail, before returning to Texas sometime in late 2005.

Sales Tax Holiday begins Friday

August 16, 2010 by Randy Keck

Texas’ annual Sales Tax Holiday arrives this weekend, just in time for families to save money on clothes and supplies for the new school year.

“This is the 12th straight year in which families will take advantage of sales tax savings,” Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said. “This Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 20–22, shoppers can stock up on tax-free school supplies, school backpacks and most children’s and adults’ clothing and shoes priced at less than $100.”

To help families plan to make the most of the Sales Tax Holiday, lists of tax-free apparel and school supplies can be found on the Comptroller’s website at http://www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/taxpubs/tx98_490/tx98_490.html.

Sports Calendar

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.

Friday, October 31

  • AHS Varsity vs. Granbury at Aledo Bearcat Stadium, Football Senior Parent Night, 7:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity at Newman International, 7:30 p.m. *District Game

Tuesday, November 4

  • AHS Varsity Girls Orange at Wichita Falls Varsity Tournament, Canyon West, 9:00 a.m.

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