The American Red Cross of Parker County is holding a Blood Drive on December 27, 2010 from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM in the Weatherford Library Auditorium. For an appointment or more information sign up online at www.RedCrossBlood.org; sponsor code: parkercountyarc or contact Dale Fleeger at 817-598-4269
The Parker County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division is investigating a burglary of habitation call occurring Tuesday, Dec. 8.
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the incident was reported around 3 p.m. in the 100 block of Aledo Creeks Road in Aledo.
The occupant of the residence arrived home and told deputies the suspect(s) entered a rear door of the home and stole several watches, two high school rings, an undisclosed amount of currency, a 12-week-old Chihuahua puppy with its crate and a large amount of gold a diamond jewelry (necklaces, rings, earrings and bracelets) and costume jewelry valued at several thousand dollars along with three televisions and a laptop computer.
Aledo star running back Johnathan Gray can now associate his name with the great Tom Landry. Gray was presented with the Tom Landry Award for being the best high school football player in North Texas. The award, in its first year of presentation, is awarded to players that excell on and off the field.
Gray and Aledo head coach Tim Buchanan were handed the bronze award live on TXA 21 Thursday night. The award is a replica of Landry's signature fedora.
Beginning at 9:30 pm, Saturday, December 18, the bridge over I-20 connecting Santa Fe Drive and Clear Lake Road will be temporarily closed to thru traffic. The bridge and all lanes of traffic will re-open at approximately 8:00 am, Sunday, December 19.
Motorist traveling south on Santa Fe Drive, headed east on I-20 or south on Clear Lake Road will be re-routed via I-20 to South Main Street for a re-direct to their destination. Motorist traveling north on clear Lake Road, headed west on I-20 or north on Santa Fe Drive will be re-routed via I-20 to Bankhead Hwy. for a re-direct.
Dominic Genetti/The Community News The Parker County Precinct 4 barn has caught fire and is, according to firefighters on the scene, a total loss.
There is no word how the fire got started. Parker County Fire Marshal representatives are on the scene.
Willow Park's engine 35 was the first on scene and they were quickly joined by departments from Aledo, Hudson Oaks, and the surrounding area. There is also no official word from Parker County officials on the situation.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Notice is hereby given that the City of Willow Park Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, December 13, 2010 at 6:30 P.M. at the City of Willow Park Municipal Complex at 516 Ranch House Road, Willow Park Texas for the purpose of revising or amending Chapter 12 “ZONING Regulations”, Article 12.500 “USE RESTRICTIONS AND ZONING REGULATIONS” and in particular Section 12.506 “R-3 Multi Family District”. A proposed change to the zoning regulations will be considered. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the hearings and express their views.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
In a ruling handed down last week, an appeals court rejected an appeal by an Oklahoma man convicted by a Parker County jury in November, 2009 for kidnapping a bank teller and her husband and holding them overnight as a part of a plan to rob a Springtown bank.
After being convicted of two aggravated kidnapping charges and one conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery charge in connection with the January, 2007 plan to use the teller to get into and rob the Wells Fargo bank in Springtown, Gary Nolen Huddleston, 59, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, was sentenced to two life sentences and one 99 year sentence.
Aledo Basketball Follow the boys basketball game here. The most recent information will be at the top of the page. Remember to refresh often.
4th Quarter: Bearcats win 53-50. First win at home.
Cleburne down by six. 48-42 Bearcats with 55.06 seconds on the clock.
With 1:47 left to play in the game, Aledo has a 46-37 lead.
Timeout on the court with 4:40 to play in the game. Aledo leads 42-34.
Smith calls another timeout with 6:52 on the clock. Aledo now leads 35-28.
Aledo head coach Steve Smith calls a timeout after Cleburne adds two more points with 7:28 on the clock. Bearcats lead 33-26.
Aledo Basketball Follow the Ladycats game against Stephenville here. The latest information will be at the top of the page. Remember to refresh often for the latest updates
4th Quarter: Laycats win 59-50.
Timeout Stephenville. 58-47 Stephenville with 57.15 seconds on the clock.
With 1:20 left to play, Ladycats call a timeout. Aledo is leading Stephenville 56-45.
A small scuffle makes Aledo head coach Rusty Johnshon call timeout with 2:24 on the clock.
Timeout Stephenville with 2:30 left in the game. Ladycats lead 52-41.
With three minutes left in the game Aledo leas by 10, 49-39.
Ladycats now lead 47-37.
Timeout Aledo. Ladycats still lead 44-33 with 6:28 on the clock.
Agency orders Range Natural Gas Company to stop the contamination of Methane and Other Contaminants into drinking water near multiple residences
The Environmental Protection Agency has ordered a natural gas company to take immediate action to protect homeowners in southern Parker County. The full text of the EPA's release is reproduced below: