A water outage in the City of Weatherford caused the closure of all county offices today (Monday, Aug. 2).
According to a press release from the City of Weatherford, due to a critical pipe failure "City of Weatherford water customers may be without water for an extended period of time. At this time, city staff is asking residents to refrain from all non-essential water use."
County government offices affected by the closure include the Parker County Courthouse, the Parker County Courthouse Annex, the Parker County District Courts Building and the Parker County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 building.
Paced by senior middle hitter Jordan Jacobs (inside lane), the Aledo Ladycats volleyball team pushes off the start line to begin their annual mile run early Monday morning at Bearcat Stadium. Each lady is required to finish the mile in eight minutes to be allowed to practice. All varsity members finished the run in the required time.
All varsity Ladycats finish mile in required time
As she does annually, Aledo Ladycats head coach Kathy Goings began the 2010 volleyball season with a mile run - a run each player must finish in eight minutes or less to be allowed to practice.
Lynda Wright (far left) of Aledo takes advantage of free shredding Friday afternoon at the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce parking lot in Willow Park. Doyle Moss of Moss Insurance Group and the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce sponsored the all-day event. Shown with Wright are (from left) East Parker County Chamber of Commerce President Lisa Flowers, Bulldog Shredders On-Site Document Destruction representative Charles A. Green and Moss.
Bulldog Shredders of Millsap will also be at the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce Business Expo from 4-8 p.m. on Oct. 14 at Willow Park Baptist Church.
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Aledo Bearcats quarterbacks coach Blake Christenson instructs young signal-caller hopefuls last year at the Bearcats Football Camp. Camp will run Monday through Thursday, Aug. 2-5, and late registration is available.
The 2010 Bearcat Football camp will be held Monday through Thursday, Aug. 2-5 from 9-11:30 a.m. at the AHS practice fields for students entering grades 3-9.
Cost is $80 per camper, and late registration is available on all camp days.
Family rates include $120 for two campers and $160 for three or more campers.
Aledo ISD trustees Bobby Rigues and Jay Stringer recently completed a trip to Austin where the duo were guests of Equity Center Radio, a weekly podcast broadcast on the Equity Center Web site, to explain the 'Make Education a Priority' letter writing campaign.
On the podcast – which can be archived from the Equity Center Web site (www.equitycenter.org) - Rigues and Stringer reveal their grassroots efforts to reach out to the Aledo ISD community and the state to gain support for overhauling the current school finance system that was put in place in 2006.
For the complete story, please see the Aug. 2 issue of The Community News.
In an e-mail to Willow Park Mayor Ken Hawkins, the mayors of the cities of East Parker County and the media, Hudson Oaks Mayor Pat Deen is officially backing his city out of any discussions to merge Aledo, Hudson Oaks, Willow Park and the Annettas.
"The primary reason is the concern for the impact of property taxes, when we already have exceptional services provided to our residents without the need for property taxes," Deen said in his e-mail.
Following the Aledo City Council meeting Thursday night, Aledo Mayor Kit Marshall said she will not partake in any regional meetings that involve the merging of the six cities.
Hawkins said he will still advocate and lobby for his proposal.
Click to watch a video report on Hawkins' open forum:
Rusty Burson and the Aggie Yell Leaders will team up with the Parker County Aggie Moms’ Club on Saturday, July 24 to provide an evening of entertainment and fund raising for a student scholarships.
The sixth annual Howdy Party will run from from 6-8 p.m. at the Doss Heritage Center in Weatherford. Steeped in tradition, the event celebrates the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year. The entire community, Texas A&M University fans, current and future students, and alumni are all invited.
Willow Park Mayor Ken Hawkins says the region would benefit if the six cities of East Parker County join and become one. The idea is causing mixed reviews and raising a lot of questions. Watch the video below and get the full story.