Special to The Community NewsThe East Parker County Center of Hope received the Tarrant Area Food Bank Model Agency Award and a $5,000 check. The award is given out to agencies each year. Pictured from the left are Laura Noll, East Parker County Center of Hope Director and Jane Wilsky, Weatherford Center of Hope Director.
Special to CN: A window was one of the many things vandalized at the local Girl Scouts camp.Recently, Weatherford Police Department was contacted by representatives of the local Girl Scouts of America who reported that several buildings at the Girl Scout camp, located at 1419 Holland Lake Dr, had been vandalized including the 120 year old, single room, rock cabins.
When officers arrived on the scene, they found multiple windows broken, a fire extinguisher discharged, and graffiti on several of walls inside the buildings. The suspects spray painted “SKJ”, “Westside” and “420”.
Hudson OaksTuesday, October 5 is National Night Out in Texas and the
City of Hudson Oaks is hosting three neighborhood events in honor of the occasion.
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT is an event developed by the National Association of Town
Watch. It is designed to: heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate
support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs; strengthen
neighborhood spirit and police‐community partnerships; and send a message to
criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
This year, in order to encourage citizens to get out to meet their neighbors and learn
more about how citizens can work together to fight crime, the City is hosting three
WeatherfordLovers of history, graveyards and great stories should mark their calendars now for the Seventh Annual Tombstones Tour at Old City Greenwood Cemetery in Weatherford.
Sponsored by the Parker County Heritage Society, this year’s Tombstones Tour focuses on families who have impacted the rich heritage of this community with all presenters discussing the impact on Weatherford during the Spanish Influenza Pandemic of 1918.
Parker CountyThe Parker County Office of Texas AgriLife Extension Service is sponsoring a water well screening day for area residents Wednesday, Oct. 20.
The well water screening day is designated to inform private water well owners and users on the condition of their well water of possible contamination from common contaminants, according to Jon Green, Parker County Extension Agent-Agriculture.
Contaminants for which water will be screened include fecal coliform, salinity and nitrates.
Coming back from a 2-1 deficit in games, the Aledo Ladycats won game four by a 25-16 count and rode that momentum to win decisive game five in blowout fashion, 15-6, over the Springtown Lady Porcupines Friday night in District 5-4A action at Springtown.
The 25-27, 25-22, 22-25, 25-16, 15-6 win elevates the Ladycats' record to 25-8 and 7-0 in district play. Aledo will continue district play at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, at Birdville.
"Coach (Kathy) Goings told us (after game three) that there was no way we were going to lose the match," senior middle hitter Jordan Jacobs said. "We are a tight-knit team, and we just drew closer, got focused and refused to lose.
"Our goal is to go undefeated in district, and we can still achieve that."
Aledo junior running back Johnathan Gray rushed for 211 yards and scored four touchdowns, and junior quarterback Matt Bishop completed 17 of 22 passes for 227 yards and three touchdowns to lead the state-ranked No. 1 Bearcats to a convincing 62-21 victory over Springtown Friday night in a District 5-4A contest at Springtown.
The win raises the Bearcats record to 2-0 in district play and 5-0 overall.
Randy Keck/The Community News: Joe Wilson in the role of Justin Waverly finds himself in a bind during Aledo High School's production of "Southern Hospitality" on Friday night, Oct.1. The comedy has one remaining performance Saturday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Aledo High School Auditorium.
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From the Parker County District Attorney's Office
A 50-year-old Springtown man pled guilty to possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver and was sentenced to 30 years in prison in a case heard in District Court in Weatherford on Thursday, Sept. 30.
On May 6, investigators with the Weatherford/Parker County Special Crimes Unit arrested Billy Don Farris as he was in the midst of selling $2,000 of methamphetamine in a residence in Springtown. The investigators found him in possession of 50 grams of the narcotic at the time of his arrest.
CHICAGO, Ill. - Southwest Baptist University and former Aledo Bearcat kicker Andrew Kocurek has been nominated for the Fred Mitchell Outstanding Placekicker Award. Kocurek is one of 32 kickers in NCAA Football Championship Series (formerly called Division II, III, and NAIA) football to be nominated for the award.
Kocurek, a freshman from Aledo, TX and the starting kicker on Aledo's 2009 state championship team, is one of just two freshman to be nominated for the award, and is the lone nominee from the state of Missouri. Kocurek has 30 points on the year from a pair of field goals and 24 out of 26 extra points. Against William Jewell, Kocurek made a 47-yard field goal, the longest by a Bearcat since 2003.