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Time to get cookies together for Ride for Heroes
Since its inception in 2003, the Moritz Ride for Heroes has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local first responders, law enforcement and school organizations. One of the things the community always gives back are cookies!
The Ride for Heroes needs about 200 dozen cookies for this year’s event. Favorites are chocolate chip and oatmeal.
Home-baked are preferable, but bakery cookies are OK; please do not bring pre-packaged store-bought cookies.
A Parker County Grand Jury decided Monday afternoon that no criminal charges should be brought in the investigation of a duct taping incident at the Heart2Heart Montessori school in Willow Park.
“The grand jury heard evidence from witnesses on two different days regarding this case,” said Parker County District Attorney Don Schnebly. “After hearing and seeing all of the evidence, the grand jury determined that no felony charges were appropriate.
“The grand jury’s decision does not have an impact on any civil lawsuit or regulatory matters. In those instances, the burden of proof is lower than it is in criminal matters and the elements of proof are entirely different. The grand jury’s decision just concludes the review process of the criminal investigation,” Schnebly said.
Humane Society of the United States Texas State Director Katie Jarl presents Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler with the 2014 Humane Law Enforcement Award Friday morning, Feb. 27, 2014, for his continuing efforts in animal abuse and neglect cases. Standing with Sheriff Fowler and Director Jarl are Parker County Animal Control Supervisor Karen Kessler (left of Sheriff Fowler), with animal control officers Ryan King (far left), Justin Hernandez (far right), Matt Anderson and Jennifer Kennedy.
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) selected Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler as a recipient of the 2014 Humane Law Enforcement Award for his continuing efforts to pursue animal cruelty cases.
Despite snowfall that ended up putting an early end to classes Friday morning, a large contingent of local women gathered at Aledo High School for a group photo to promote "A Day Without Makeup."
Gracefully Strong began through the efforts of Heather Stark, counselor at Stuard Elementary School, to help improve the self-image of young girls.
A Day Without Makeup was sponsored by Kristy Krouse of Red Horse Boutique.
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More information on the event can be found in the Feb. 27 issue of The Community News.
The Business Development Group of Aledo has announced that its annual Clay Shoot has been postponed. The new dates for the event are April 10-11, 2015 at Clear Fork Materials.
For more information, visit www.myaledo.com.
From the Parker County Sheriff's Office
Due to their graphic nature, The Community News has opted not to post photos
Parker County Sheriff’s investigators arrested a man on an animal cruelty warrant Tuesday evening after deputies discovered a miniature 2-year-old Shetland pony which is believed to have been mauled by a pack of dogs earlier that day.
Sheriff’s animal control officers responded to a call in the 100 block of Arvel Drive in Azle, and found the Shetland wandering along the roadway, having suffered severe injuries from an apparent dog attack.
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the sight of the Shetland was horrific.
Numerous incidents of car vandalism Friday night have been reported to local law enforcement agencies today (Saturday).
Willow Park Police Chief Brad Johnson said more than 20 cases had been reported in the city, with about the same number reported in Weatherford and additional reports around the county.
Johnson is asking for the public's help in identifying the vandals. Anyone who may have seen an incident is asked to contact their local law enforcement agency.
The public is also asked to keep watch and report any questionable activity.
Residents of Willow Park: Call the Willow Park Police Department at 817-441-9747.
Residents of Hudson Oaks: Call the Hudson Oaks Police Department at 682-229-2400.
Due to the Texas Press Association convention in Galveston, The Community News office will be closed Thursday and Friday, January 22-23. Regular newspaper deliveries will be made, and we will monitor telephone and emails.
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Buses carrying Snowball Express families make their way west on Interstate 20 at FM 1187.Well wishers lined up along Interstate 20 at FM 1187 Saturday morning to greet the Snowball Express. The families of military men and women who have died in service to country since Sept. 11, 2001 were headed from Fort Worth to a Ranch Day at the Parker County Sheriff's Posse, shutting down the interstate for a time.
Parker County residents are invited to take part in welcoming families from around the country for the annual Snowball Express.
Snowball Express, an event held for the families of American service men and women who have died on active duty since Sept. 11, 2001, will be making its way through Parker County Saturday, Dec. 13.
Citizens are encouraged to line their travel route to pay tribute to the families.
"We need to support these children who will never spend another Christmas morning with their parent again. May we never forget the ultimate sacrifice their entire family has made for our freedom,” said Carolyn Estes, helping to organize the salute.