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Parker County Soil and Water Conservation District

December 29, 2015 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Thu, 01/07/2016 - 9:00am

The Parker County Soil and Water Conservation District #558 will meet in an open board meeting at 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 7 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

2. PRESENT AND PAY BILLS/BANKING

3. CLEARFORK WATERSHED REPORT/PLANNING
   A. Update on District grand funding from TSSWCB
   B. O&M Agreement with Parker County
   C. Cooperative Working Agreement with USDA-NRCS
   D. O&M Inter-Local Agreement with Parker County
   E. Fraud Policy

4. NRCS ACTIVITIES REPORT

County Christmas Tree Lighting

November 24, 2015 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Sat, 11/28/2015 - 7:00pm

Christmas music will play from the clock tower of Parker County’s Historic Courthouse beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, making spirits bright for the third Annual Courthouse Christmas Tree Lighting.

Area residents and visitors are encouraged to attend the lighting event on the courthouse lawn. Along with a 32 foot tall Christmas Tree, there will be a Tree Forest for Angels where residents can place their own ornaments in honor or memory of a loved one.

Brightly lit stars will adorn the clock tower and dormers and a nativity scene will be located on the west lawn of the courthouse. Thousands of lights, even more than in years past, will switch on simultaneously with the Christmas Tree lights.

Community Emergency Response Team classes

October 13, 2015 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Mon, 10/26/2015 - 6:30pm

The Community Emergency Response Team (known as CERT) will hold free classes for volunteers from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays starting Oct. 26 at the Emergency Management facility, 215 Trinity Street in Weatherford.

The CERT training is an all-hazard training designed to help us protect ourselves, our families, our neighbors and our county in an emergency situation. CERT volunteers are trained in basic disaster skills to respond effectively and efficiently without placing themselves in danger. The level of training equips CERT members to function as a first responder during a disaster until professional fire, police and EMS arrive on scene which could be a couple of minutes or hours.

Local Work Group Meeting - Soil and Water Conservation District

June 1, 2015 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Thu, 06/04/2015 - 11:00am

The Parker County Soil and Water Conservation District will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 4 at the Parker County Agricultural Services Center, 604 N. Main in Weatherford. This meeting is being called to establish guidelines for the 2016 FY Environmental Quality Incentives Program to be administered by the Farm Service Agency and the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Parker County.

1. CALL TO ORDER HARMS

2. OVERVIEW SHAFFER

3. LOCAL WORKGROUP MEETING GROUP

4. CLOSE PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT MEETING SHAFFER

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

County hosts meeting on East Loop alignment

October 17, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Wed, 11/05/2014 - 6:30pm

Parker County invites area residents to attend a county commissioners meeting from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5 at the Tison Middle School cafeteria to discuss the future of the East Loop and its potential alignment.
The Eastern Loop is an approximate 6-mile continuation of the Ric Williamson Memorial Highway, which runs from I-20 west of Weatherford and ends at FM 51 north of Weatherford.
Maps of the potential alignment will be available from 6:30-7 p.m. Freese and Nichols, Parker County’s engineering firm handling the county’s 2008 bond program, will then give a short presentation on the roadway, followed by a brief question and answer session ending at 7:30.

Emergency response training course

October 15, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Mon, 11/03/2014 - 6:30pm

Parker County’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is an all-hazard training team that is looking for interested residents to join the program designed to help protect families, friends and neighbors and our county in an emergency situation.
The fall 2014 CERT 317 class well be held Monday evenings from 6:30-9:30 Nov. 3, 10 and 17, as well as on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 8 and 15.
CERT volunteers are trained in basic disaster skills to respond effectively and efficiently without placing themselves in danger. The level of training equips CERT members to function as a first responder during a disaster until professional fire, police and EMS arrive on scene which could be a couple of minutes or hours.

Countywide cleanup

March 24, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Sat, 04/05/2014 - 8:00am

The Countywide Cleanup is Saturday, April 5 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at all county precinct barns.
All Parker County residents are encouraged to clean up their personal property and, if possible, form neighborhood groups to clean and mow roadsides, public areas and assist disabled persons in cleaning around their homes.
This is an excellent opportunity to meet neighbors and enhance the formation of networks throughout the county, which can actively support a number of worthwhile projects from crime watch to helping neighbors in need.
Cleanup day is for private citizens, not commercial disposal. Residents are required to bring some form of proof of residency, as the clean up is for Parker County residents only.
Commissioners' precinct barns will have areas or receptacles designated for the following items: aluminum, iron, glass etc.
newspapers, cardboard
tires (rims removed)
furniture/appliances
dried paint cans
lumber, limbs and brush
batteries, oil filters, and oil
No flammable liquids, shingles, paint or chemicals will be accepted. As a courtesy to workers, separate items and bag securely to speed unloading and reduce labor. Please do not expect them to unload loose garbage.
All Parker County residents may go to the closest collection site. Directions to precinct barns are as follows:
Precinct 1 - Commissioner George Conley, 817-220-7218 - 3000 Veal Station Rd. Weatherford, TX. 76085.
Precinct 2 - Commissioner Craig Peacock, 817-594-4022 - 3033 FM RD 1885, Weatherford, TX 76088.

Book signing

December 4, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

Event Date: 
Sat, 12/14/2013 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Parker County native Laurie Chance Smith will sign copies of her first book, Snapshots, from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 14, at Agape. She has worked as a nationally and internationally published writer for many years. Her stories, articles, essays, and photographs have graced the pages of children's and adults' magazines such as Parker County Today, The School Magazine, Sasee, Kids' Ministry Ideas, Listen, Boys' Quest, Fun for Kidz, BackHome, and TWINS Magazine. Her first book is Snapshots, a collection of photos from nature stories in the Bible. Visit Laurie’s website at www.lauriechancesmith.com and follow her on Facebook for more information.

Thanksgiving Trot

November 13, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

Event Date: 
Thu, 11/28/2013 - 8:00am

The annual Thanksgiving Trot in Aledo will benefit AISD student Dylan Hancock, who is recovering from a heart transplant. The 1 mile run begins at 8 a.m. and the 5K begins at 8:30 a.m.
To register for the Thanksgiving Trot, visit aledothanksgivingtrot.com and click “Get Registered” in the bottom right corner. The registration fee is $25 for adults and $15 for children by Nov. 21. The cost is $30 for adults and $20 for children after Nov. 21. Race day registration is available. T-shirts are first come, first serve on run day. The packet pickup will be held at 7:30 a.m. on race day, Nov. 28, at 505 South Point Court, Aledo, the site of the run.

Parkinson's Support Group meeting

November 4, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

Event Date: 
Mon, 11/25/2013 - 1:30pm

The Parkinson's Support Group of Tarrant County will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25, at the Broadway Baptist Church, Third Floor, 305 W. Broadway, Fort Worth. Caregivers and patients will meet separately to share ideas and concerns. Veterans Home Care will present information on the VetAssist program. Visitors are encouraged to attend and are certainly welcome. For information call 817-275-1909 or visit the website at PSGTC.Org.

Sports Calendar

Saturday, February 13

  • AHS at Lake Dallas Scrimmage;

    JV- 4 p.m.

    Freshman- 12 p.m.

  • AHS Ladycats Scrimmage vs. Weatherford at AHS;

    Varsity- 12:30 p.m.

    JV- 11 a.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Lake Dallas at AHS Scrimmage; 12 p.m.

Monday, February 15

  • AHS JV vs. Burleson at AHS; 7:30 p.m.

  • AHS JV Ladycats vs. Burleson at AHS; 6 p.m.

Tuesday, February 16

  • AHS at Cleburne;

    Varsity- 6:30 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

    9th A- 5 p.m.

  • AHS JV at South Hills JV Tournament at McLeland; all day

  • AHS at South Grand Prairie Scrimmage;

    JV 4:30 p.m.

    Freshman- 7 p.m.

  • AHS Ladycats at Mansfield Summit;

    Varsity- 7 p.m.

    JV- 5:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. South Grand Prarie at AHS Scrimmage; 4:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats vs. Cleburne at AHS; 6 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Cleburne at AHS; 7:45 p.m.

Thursday, February 18

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats at Mansfield Tournament; times TBA

Friday, February 19

  • AHS Varsity at Byron Nelson HS Tournament; All day

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats vs. Joshua at AHS; 6 p.m.

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