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King to host town hall

August 14, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Tue, 09/09/2014 - 6:00pm

State Rep. Phil King of Weatherford will host a Town Hall to discuss important water and transportation issues facing Texas. Featured guests will include Director Kathleen Jackson of the Texas Water Development Board and Commissioner Victor Vandergriff from the Texas Department of Transportation.
It will be held Tuesday, Sept. 9, 6-8 p.m. at Weatherford College Wise County Campus Lecture Hall.
Jackson will discuss the role of the Texas Water Development Board and the need to develop a wide range of solutions, promising technologies and collaborative partnerships to meet current and future water needs. These ongoing efforts help ensure Texas maintains a healthy and vibrant economy. TWDB is actively engaged in a new level of public and community outreach across the state to address the common goal, which is to develop water for Texas. Jackson will highlight policies and procedures that have changed at the agency since the passage of House Bill 4 and will provide an update on implementing the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas.
Vandergriff is a member of the Texas Transportation Commission, which oversees statewide activities of the Texas Dept. of Transportation. He was appointed by Gov. Rick Perry March 26, 2013, and took his seat on the commission April 30, 2013.
Vandergriff is an attorney and private businessman specializing in business development and legislative issues.

McAlister's benefits CASA Hope for Children

August 11, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Tue, 08/12/2014 - 5:00pm

Join CASA-Hope for Children of Parker County at McAlister’s in Weatherford Tuesday from 5-10 p.m. Present the attached flyer and CASA will receive a portion of the ticket. CASA will also be accepting donations at the door.

Empty the shelter day planned

August 7, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Sat, 08/16/2014 - 10:00am

August is one of the most difficult months to adopt pets, but the Weatherford Parker County Animal Shelter has plans to make this August one of the hottest adoption months yet.
Aug. 16 the WPCAS will be working in conjunction with 33 other animal shelters in the Metroplex to host an “Empty the Shelter Day” event across North Texas. For this one-day event, the WPCAS will be waiving all fees associated with adoptions for approved adopters. That’s correct, adopt for free. And to make it easier for potential adopters, the shelter will be opening early at 10 a.m. and will stay open until 5 p.m. As always, adoptions from WPCAS will include the animal’s spay or neuter, rabies and other core vaccinations, microchip, and discounted pet insurance from petfinder.com.
It’s not just an event about adopting pets for free; it’s an event about pet education. Attendees will have the opportunity to talk with Susan Herbert, local dog trainer, to discuss behavioral issues and other concerns with their own pets. She can give advice on integrating new pets with the current pet family.
Parker County Pets Alive! will be onsite passing out goodie bags full of toys, leashes, and educational materials to adopters, as well as other local rescue groups like Parker Paws and Bird Link Sanctuary. The shelter’s volunteer group will be there to greet people and assist in finding the perfect pet, as well as enroll new volunteers.

Parker County Heritage Society

July 25, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Tue, 08/19/2014 - 7:00pm

Parker County Heritage Society will meet Aug. 19 in the home of Nathan and Abby Hamessely at 410 W Spring at 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be Dr. Debbie Liles, Parker County resident who teaches history at the University of North Texas in Denton and is working on her latest book under contract by LSU Press. Her research examines the connection between slavery and livestock on the frontier of Texas during the 1850s and 1860s. This presentation will focus on Parker County and its participation in a much larger story. It will show how events like the California and Colorado gold rushes of 1849 and 1858 and the Civil War were events that contributed to population growth, lucrative cattle drives, and manipulation by men involved with the livestock industry. Anyone interested in Parker County History is invited to attend. For questions call Linda Murdock 817-598-1683.

Girls choir hosts Mexico boys choir

July 24, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Sat, 08/02/2014 - 4:00pm

The Texas Girls’ Choir is sponsoring a free concert featuring the Estudiantina Guadalupana Potosina, Mexico Boys Choir from San Luis Potosi, Mexico, and the Texas Girls’ Choir Sunday, Aug. 2 at the Texas Girls’ Choir Concert Hall at 4449 Camp Bowie Blvd. in west Fort Worth at 4 p.m.
The Estudiantina Guadalupana Potosina has had a long history of musical and cultural exchanges over the past 24 years with the Texas Girls’ Choir. They travel to Fort Worth almost every year to perform in the Metroplex and to be in concert with the Texas Girls’ Choir. The girls have also been to San Luis Potosi to be hosted by the Estudiantina Guadalupana Potosina. The boys get permission to travel to San Antonio and Corpus Christi several times during the year to raise funds with their performances.
The Estudiantina Guadalupana Potosina was founded in 1969 by its director, Cesar Cervantes Diaz de Sandi. The group consists of young men and boys who love music. They travel throughout Mexico as ambassadors of music and goodwill. During their 45-year history they have traveled throughout North America and to Italy for an audience with the Pope.
They adopted their name from the "Estudiantinas" in Spain that were popular during the 16th century. Originally the Spanish "Estudiantinas" were known as "rascals" who played pranks. But through the years, they were converted into a group with positive social goals and so are the Estudiantina Guadalupana Potosina - this is a positive influence on its members.

Back to school clinics offered

July 22, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Sat, 08/09/2014 - 8:00am

Back to school health clinics will be offered Saturday, Aug. 2 and 9 from 8 a.m.- noon at the Campbell Clinic, 1517 Texas Drive, Weatherford.
Free immunizations will be offered for those ages 4-18 with current shot record.
Sports physicals are $15.
No appointment is needed
For more information call 817-599-1230.

Back to school clinics offered

July 22, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Sat, 08/02/2014 - 8:00am

Back to school health clinics will be offered Saturday, Aug. 2 and 9 from 8 a.m.- noon at the Campbell Clinic, 1517 Texas Drive, Weatherford.
Free immunizations will be offered for those ages 4-18 with current shot record.
Sports physicals are $15.
No appointment is needed
For more information call 817-599-1230.

Cosgrove book signing planned

July 17, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Sat, 08/30/2014 - 9:00am

A book signing for Julie Cosgrove’s new suspense romance novel “Hush in the Storm” is planned Saturday, Aug. 30 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Holy Grounds coffee shop (formerly Agape), 108 Jearl St. in Aledo.
“Hush in the Storm” will be released Aug. 6 and is the Fort Worth author’s second novel and seventh published work. She is also a professional speaker and freelance writer.
Find out more at juliebcosgrove.com.

Sand Dollar Rodeo performing in Willow Park

July 16, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Sat, 08/02/2014 - 7:30pm

Sand Dollar Rodeo celebrate the summer as they present their custom brand of alternative country, dubbed "Texas music with a twist," to Railhead BBQ in Willow Park Saturday, Aug. 2 at 7:30 p.m. for a night of fun and friends that will please music fans ranging in tastes from Jimmy Buffett to Roger Creager and beyond.
On the heels of their debut 2013 CD, GPS To Nowhere, the Texas-based band, featuring Aledo resident Heath Frazier on guitar, have played nearly non-stop since its release. At the same time, they have secured regular rotation on the largest beach-friendly radio station in the country, Beach Front Radio, with their hits “Carry Me Home,” “I'll Just Have a Beer” and “Tailgate to the Beach.” They are working on a new album, which is expected to continue and expand on their beach infused Texas country hybrid sound.
All ages are admitted and there is no admission fee. However, reservations are highly recommended.
Railhead Smokehouse BBQ is located at I-20 South Ranch House Road, Willow Park, TX 76008. To reserve a table, call 817-441-2525.

Church hosting picnic

July 11, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Sat, 07/26/2014 - 11:00am

First FWB church of Weatherford is hosting a community picnic, free of charge, providing family-friendly food, prizes, giveaways, and entertainment.
The picnic is Saturday, July 26 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m, at 109 N. Line Street, Weatherford, at the First FWB Church, rain or shine. There is no cost of any kind – there will be hot dogs, hamburgers, snacks, drinks, prizes, giveaways, and Christian entertainment – and all are free of charge. Everyone is welcome.
To learn more, or for any questions, visit: www.WeatherfordFWB.com, call 817-599-9620 or email pastor@WeatherfordFWB.com.

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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