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Saturday's Pinewood Derby to be re-scheduled

February 12, 2010 by Lori Cope

The Pinewood Derby planned for Saturday, Feb. 13, at Jerry’s Chevrolet in Hudson Oaks has been postponed due to the weather.

The event, hosted by Cub Scout Pack 1099 of Aledo, was to include a food drive. The public may contact Cub Scout leader Rene Chavez, 817-538-7515, with non-perishable food donations that are still being collected by the cub scouts. The food items will be donated to The Center of Hope, Aledo.

The time and date of the re-scheduled Pinewood Derby will be announced when it becomes available.

Three candidates file for Parker County Justice of the Peace Pct. 4 race

February 12, 2010 by Lori Cope

Three people are seeking the job of Justice of the Peace for Parker County Precinct 4: Lynn Marie Johnson, Ron Miller, and Melvin Simons. All are running on the Republican ticket.

Johnson is a licensed attorney and is an equity owner in Law, Snakard & Gambill, P.C. Plus, she and her husband have a cow-calf ranching operation. Johnson also volunteers in several organizations, including Aledo Children’s AdvoCats, and she was on the committee that started the East Parker County Ten Court.

Miller is the principal of the Aledo ISD Learning Center. He has worked as a teacher, coach, counselor, and assistant principal on the high school level.

Simons, the race’s incumbent, has worked as the Justice of the Peace for Precinct 4 for the past 11 years.

Here are their responses:

Why do you want to be Justice of the Peace for Precinct 4?

Three seek County Commissioner job for Parker County Precinct 4

February 12, 2010 by Lori Cope

Three people are seeking the County Commissioner job for Parker County Precinct 4: Dusty Renfro, Mason Wallis, and Jorden Wood. All are running on the Republican ticket.

Renfro is owner of GRIDIRON CAPITAL, LLC, a commercial real estate investments and development company. He has been a principal with NAI Huff Partrners and director for NAI Stoneleigh Huff Brous McDowell. Renfro has also served on the board of directors for BBVA Compass Bank, Weatherford.

Wallis is president of FRWS Inc., and has owned a sand and gravel business and was an equipment dealer.

Wood is an investor in real estate, oil, and gas and is serving on several boards of directors, including the Brazos Electric Co-op in Waco and Tri-County Electric Co-op in Azle. For eight years he was owner and general manager of Physical Therapy and Rehab in Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, and Waco.

Here are the responses offered by the candidates to a questionnaire from The Community News.

Why do you want to be County Commissioner for Precinct 4?

Renfro: I want to serve my community and make it a better place for our children and the good people of Parker County.

Candidates for County Judge respond to questions

February 12, 2010 by Lori Cope

Two people are seeking the County Judge for Parker County position: Cary McKay and Mark Riley. Both are on the Republican ticket.

McKay is a small business owner. Previous jobs that will assist in the position of county judge include being a business owner and real estate professional, and a business intern for Chick-Fil-A corporate.

Riley is the incumbent in the race. He has served as Parker County Judge for 11 years and Precinct 4 Commissioner from 1987-1994 and did not seek re-election. He was President of Weatherford Chamber of Commerce when elected County Judge in 1998. “I have extensive Judicial training and preside over Probate Court including guardianships and mental competency hearings. My background before holding elected office was in media,” he said.

Following are the questions posted to the two candidates and their responses:

Why do you want to be Parker county Judge?

Weather forces delays, cancelations to AHS sporting events

February 12, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Weather has forced Friday afternoon regional swimming and Friday night boys' District 6-4A basketball events to be moved or canceled.

The preliminary round of the regional swim meet has been moved from today to Saturday (Feb. 13) at noon at Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center in Fort Worth. The finals will begin at noon on Sunday, Feb. 14.

In basketball, the Aledo boys varsity game has been moved from tonight at Mineral Wells to 5 p.m. Saturday. The freshman and junior varsity games have been canceled.

Snow forces Aledo ISD schools to close

February 11, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Randy Keck/The Community News: Jaycie Case and Olivia Dickey work on the midsection of a snowman during snowfall in Aledo.Randy Keck/The Community News: Jaycie Case and Olivia Dickey work on the midsection of a snowman during snowfall in Aledo.

Due to snow and possible ice with near-freezing and freezing temperatures, which will make roads hazardous, Aledo ISD announced at 5:50 a.m. this morning (Thursday, Feb. 11) that all campuses will be closed for the day.

Springtown outlasts Ladycats to capture 6-4A crown

February 9, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Bearcats rally from 15 down in third quarter only to fall by five to Porcupines

Springtown won the outright girls' District 6-4A championship after defeating the Aledo Ladycats, 50-41, Tuesday night at the AHS gym.

The Ladycats - playing their final two district games without the services of injured leading scorer Logan Mittie - finish the district slate in third place with an 11-3 league record.

The Ladycats will play either The Colony or Denton Ryan next week (Monday or Tuesday, Feb. 15 or 16) in the Class 4A, Region I bi-district playoffs.

The Colony and Denton Ryan will play a tiebreaker game on Friday to determine seedings for the playoffs in District 5-4A, with the Ladycats facing the loser (5-4A second seed).

Check this site this weekend for the time, date, place and opponent of the Ladycats in the bi-district playoff game.

Junior guard Sarah Hawkins led the Ladycats with 10 points, with sophomore wing Caileen Tallant adding nine.

Willow Park police seek burglary suspects

February 9, 2010 by Lori Cope

Willow Park Police are seeking the public’s help in the identifying and/or locating two suspects who burglarized the Mr. C Food Store in the 5100 block of East Interstate 20 Service Road, on Monday, Jan. 18, between the hours of 12:45 and 1 a.m.

The suspects entered the building by throwing a rock through one of the front doors, and shattering the glass. Suspects took an undisclosed amount of cash from the till.

The first suspect is identified as a slender male, unknown ethnicity, unknown height and weight, wearing a black ski mask, black and white gloves, a grey hooded jacket with a design on the back, blue jeans and red and white tennis shoes. The green design on the back of the jacket is said to be a dead opossum and related to road kill. The first two words stated on the jacket are believed to be, “Call My.”

The second suspect is identified as a male, unknown ethnicity, unknown height and weight, wearing a black ski mask, black gloves, a black hooded jacket, long dark-colored shorts (possibly blue or black), white ankle socks and black tennis shoes. The second suspect is believed to be shorter than the first suspect.

Ladycats to play Springtown for District 6-4A championship at home on Tuesday

February 7, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

The Aledo Ladycats basketball team will play Springtown at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, for the girls' District 6-4A championship at the Aledo High School gym.

The Ladycats will come into the district-ending contest with an 11-2 league mark, with Springtown coming in with a 12-1 record.

An Aledo win would leave both teams at 12-2 in district play, but the Ladycats would earn the outright district championship due to sweeping the Lady Porcupines.

The boys game between the Bearcats and Porcupines will follow at 8 p.m.

In soccer, both AHS squads will continue District 12-4A play on Tuesday at Boswell.

The girls' match will kickoff at 6 p.m. followed by the boys' contest at 8 p.m.

In swimming action, the Aledo Swimcats boys and girls will try to defend their respective Region II titles at the regional swim meet on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 12-13, at Fort Worth ISD's Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center.

Preliminaries will begin Friday morning and run all day, with finals slated for Saturday afternoon.

One in custody in aggravated robbery case

February 6, 2010 by Randy Keck

Parker County Sheriff’s Investigators announced late Friday afternoon that one man is in custody in connection with an aggravated robbery case on Monday, Feb. 8 in Azle, where a man was beaten with a pistol and robbed inside his residence.

The disabled victim reported two men entered his home, pistol-whipped him, and robbed him of an undisclosed amount of cash, fleeing the scene around 10:30 p.m. The man’s canine assisting German shepherd, “Major,” was shot and killed during the incident.

A family member of the victim chased the men in a pickup truck until she was fired upon by the suspects, striking her vehicle.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the suspect was identified as Patrick Cox, 27, of Watauga. Cox was stopped earlier Friday by Watauga officers on traffic violations and is being held there. Parker County Sheriff’s investigators expect Cox to be extradited to Parker County on the aggravated robbery charges.

“We have obtained evidence linking the suspect to the crime and another arrest is pending for an accomplice,” Fowler said.

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