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Shootings mar Labor Day weekend

September 8, 2010 by Randy Keck

Sheriff’s deputies responded to two shooting calls over the Labor Day weekend.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said both shootings occurred Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010, but were unrelated and in separate parts of the county.

The first incident occurred around 11:30 a.m. in the 1200 block of Knob Hill Road, in Azle, where a 16-year-old juvenile was shot in the face with a .22 rifle.

Investigators said the victim found the weapon, which belonged to his mother, in a closet. The victim’s sibling did not observe the shooting, but told deputies his brother had been playing with the weapon when it went off. A sheriff’s report stated neither boy believed the rifle was loaded.

County lifts burn ban

September 7, 2010 by Randy Keck

Parker County’s burn ban has been lifted thanks to recent rainfall dropping the county’s fire danger and drought index number.

Parker County Fire Marshall Shawn Scott said he is grateful for the rain and he asks all Parker County residents to continue to be careful when burning

“We will continue to monitor the conditions as it relates to a wildfire danger,” Scott said. “Obviously the rain is a good thing and it decreases the likelihood of any extensive grass fire for the immediate future, but everyone still needs to be cautious when burning and be mindful of the conditions and their surroundings.”

Kickoff set for United Way Campaign

September 7, 2010 by Randy Keck

Charlie MartinezLongtime Weatherford businessman Charlie Martinez believes in voluntarism, as evidenced by his ten years on the board of the Weatherford ISD Board of Trustees and multi-year stint as chair of the Friends of Scouting fundraiser—so serving as chair of this year’s United Way campaign, he says, is a natural fit.

“The United Way of Parker County serves so many agencies in the area,” he said of his newest community position. “The United Way reaches so many people. It’s a great cause.”

Victory Texas to speak at Parker County Republican Women’s Meeting

September 6, 2010 by Randy Keck

Laura Zandstra Murray, North Texas Field Director of Victory Texas 2010, will be the featured speaker at the monthly meeting of the Parker County Republican Women. The meeting will be held at the Doss Heritage Center in Weatherford on Thursday, Sept. 9 at 11:30 a.m.

Murray will have a presentation explaining the new GOTV phone bank that is operating out of TCGOP headquarters and how to use the online call system. There will be packets that explain the volunteer incentive prizes for volunteers that make the most calls every month.

For reservations, call Nancy Klein at 817-683-1551 or e-mail ParkerCoRepublicanWomenRSVP@gmail.com

For more information about Victory Texas, visit http://www.victorytexas.org.

Andrea White to visit Weatherford

September 6, 2010 by Randy Keck

Wife of Democratic gubernatorial candidate to participate in ice cream social

Andrea WhiteAndrea White, wife of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill White, will visit Weatherford on Sept. 12 as part of her husband’s campaign tour around Texas.

White will be at the Parker County Senior Center, 1225 Holland Lake Dr., from 3:30 - 5 p.m. for an “ice-cream social” event. Guests can meet White and chat with her about Bill White’s plans for Texas, while enjoying some cold desserts and beverages.

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)

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, December 2

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Birdville, B 6 p.m., A 4:30 p.m., JV 6 p.m. and Varsity 7:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Springtown, Freshmen 5:30 p.m., JV 5:30 p.m. and Varsity 7 p.m.

Thursday, December 4

  • Aledo Ladycats Freshmen and JV at Mineral Wells Invitational

  • Aledo Bearcats B, A, JV and Varsity at Weatherford New Car Dealers Tournament

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at Fort Worth Cowtown Classic

Tuesday, December 9

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Stephenville at Aledo High School, B 6 p.m., A 4:30 p.m., JV 6 p.m. and Varsity 7:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Granbury, Freshmen 5 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 6:30 p.m., *District Game

Thursday, December 11

  • Aledo Bearcats B, A, JV and Varsity at Decatur Tournament

Monday, December 15

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Southwest at Aledo High School, B 5 p.m., A 5 p.m. and JV 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 16

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Cleburne at Aledo High School, Freshmen 5 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 6:30 p.m., *District Game

Friday, December 19

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Joshua at Aledo High School, A 8 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 6:30 p.m., *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Joshua at Aledo High School, Freshmen 6:30 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 8 p.m., *District Game

Monday, December 29

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

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at Fibermax Caprock Classic, Lubbock

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