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Sheriff’s investigators arrest church copper thief

October 21, 2011 by Randy Keck

Burglary of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church solved

Special to The Community News

Parker County Sheriff’s investigators are charging Billy Clay Wade, 47, of Weatherford, in connection with a church copper theft.

Holy Redeemer Church employees reported five of eight air conditioning units had been dismantled on the rooftop of the church in late May 2011. The suspect stole the copper wiring and components within the units causing nearly $60,000 in damages.

Clay was transferred to the Parker County Jail from Tarrant County Jail on Thursday, Oct. 20 and charged with three counts of burglary of a habitation, evading arrest detention with vehicle, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle from a previous Parker County theft case and including other charges out of Tarrant County dating August 2011.

Sheriff Larry Fowler said the additional Parker County charges are not related to the church theft case.

During an interview with sheriff’s investigators, Wade identified a bracelet left behind on the church roof as his, saying he dropped it at the time of the theft.

Sheriff’s investigators said they suspected Wade was involved in the theft for several months but had been unable to link him to the case until this week.

Wade’s total bond is $112,500, with a no-bond for a parole violation.

Business Expo draws good turnout

October 20, 2011 by Randy Keck

The East Parker County Chamber of Commerce held its second annual Business Expo at Willow Park Baptist Church on Thursday. Check the video for introductions to some of The Community News' advertisers who were at the expo. More information and photos will be in the Oct. 28 issue of The Community News

Buckets and Boots make funds available for Palo Pinto fires

September 6, 2011 by Randy Keck

(PALO PINTO COUNTY, TX) — As a result of the latest fires, the Board of Directors of the Buckets and Boots Foundation has received inquiries into how the funds for the Palo Pinto County Fire Departments have been and will be distributed. The non-profit held a large fundraiser on July 9th at the Rocker B Ranch in Graford that netted approximately $450,000 specifically for the fire and sheriff departments of Palo Pinto County who have battled massive wildfires, which have devastated the county.

Scenes from Careity's "Branded" Event

August 30, 2011 by Randy Keck

Scenes from the Careity Foundation's Branded event. Scenes include a segment with auctioneer Matt Blevins getting bids for a Chorkie puppy; scenes from the silent auction, and a short interview with Lyn Walsh and Bev Branch of the Careity Foundation.

Parker County Soil and Water Conservation District to meet

August 30, 2011 by Randy Keck

The Parker County Soil and Water Conservation District #558 will meet in an open board meeting Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. in the Conference Room located in the Agricultural Services Center, 604 North Main St., Suite 100, Weatherford, Texas. The public is invited to attend.

AGENDA

APPROVE MINUTES OF LAST BOARD MEETING
PRESENT AND PAY BILLS
DIRECTOR ELECTION ZONE 3
CLEAR FORK WATERSHED REPORT/PLANNING
NRCS ACTIVITIES REPORT
STATE DIRETOR’S MEETING
TEXAS STATE SWCB REPRESENTATIVE REPORT
DISTRICT REPORTS
MISCELLANEOUS

IN ACCORDANCE WITH TEXAS OPEN MEETINGS ACT (ARTICLE 625217, +SECTION 2, VERNON’S TEXAS CIVIL STATUES), THE BOARD MAY ADJOURN INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION.

Parker County Soil & Water Conservation District Agenda August 4, 2011

July 24, 2011 by Randy Keck

PARKER COUNTY SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT TO MEET

The Parker County Soil and Water Conservation District #558 will meet in an open board meeting Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. in the Conference Room located in the Agricultural Services Center, 604 North Main St., Suite 100, Weatherford, Texas. The public is invited to attend.

AGENDA

1. APPROVE MINUTES OF LAST BOARD MEETING
2. PRESENT AND PAY BILLS
3. CLEAR FORK WATERSHED REPORT/PLANNING
4. NRCS ACTIVITIES REPORT
5. TEXAS STATE SWCB REPRESENTATIVE REPORT
6. DISTRICT REPORTS
7. MISCELLANEOUS

IN ACCORDANCE WITH TEXAS OPEN MEETINGS ACT (ARTICLE 625217, +SECTION 2, VERNON’S TEXAS CIVIL STATUES), THE BOARD MAY ADJOURN INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION.

Upper Trinity Groundwater Conservation District Meeting July 18, 2011

July 18, 2011 by Randy Keck

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING
AND SHOW CAUSE HEARING
OF THE
UPPER TRINITY GROUNDWATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT
at the
District Office
1250 E. Highway 199, Suite 102
Springtown, TX
Monday, July 18, 2011
Show Cause Hearing and Board Meeting begins at 5:00 P.M.
Regular Meeting begins at conclusion of Show Cause Hearing
________________________________________________________________________
INTRODUCTORY MATTERS
1. Welcome guests and members of the public.
2. Roll call, establish a quorum, call Board Meeting and Show Cause Hearing to order, declare the board meeting and hearing open to the public.
SHOW CAUSE HEARING

Help sought in building burglary

July 18, 2011 by Randy Keck

Parker County Sheriff’s investigators are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating unknown suspect(s) in connection with a burglary of a building call Wednesday, July 13, 2011.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the incident was reported in the 7500 block of West Interstate 20, in Millsap, and occurred sometime between Tuesday evening, July 12, and Wednesday morning, July 13.

The victim told deputies unknown suspects forcefully entered two storage buildings located on the property of Praise Pavilions, an event rental facility business, and stole a self-propelled lawn mower, miscellaneous hand tools and an air conditioning unit. Also missing from the property was several thousand dollars worth of oak lumber.

Thefts hit growing number of county churches

July 11, 2011 by Anonymous

Aledo church is latest victim

Seven area churches have had air conditioning units stolen or destroyed in recent months according to a release from Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler.

The latest incident was at Faith Presbyterian Church in Aledo. Pastor Jim Witherow reported to deputies on Wednesday, July 6 that unknown suspects entered the property, stole the air conditioning unit from the side of the building and damaged a gated enclosure which was meant to house the unit. Church members also reported the system was working during church services Sunday, July 3, but were missing days after the service. Damages totaled more than $10,000.

Fireworks Use Banned in County

June 21, 2011 by Anonymous

County Judge declares local disaster

From the Parker County Judge’s Office

Continuing drought conditions and threat of wildfires has prompted County Judge Mark Riley to issue a disaster declaration banning use of all fireworks in the county until July 5.

The Texas Disaster Act allows County Judges to ban the use of fireworks during a disaster for up to 60 hours unless the governor extends the ban.

Texas Governor Rick Perry has extended the ban on the use of fireworks in Parker County through July 5, 2011. 120 other Texas counties have also banned the use of fireworks, according to Perry’s office.

“The Texas Division of Emergency Management has reviewed the request for an extension and recommends that it be granted,” Perry said.

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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