By Brent Baker
PUYALLUP, Wash. – Unlike the local NFL team, one local cowboy actually performed well in Washington Sunday.
Former Weatherford College rodeo athlete Clif Cooper earned the biggest win of his pro career when he roped a calf in 8.0 seconds in the final round of the Justin Boots Playoffs Sept. 12 at the Puyallup (Wash.) Fair and Events Center.
Cooper, a Decatur native, won $13,500 overall and moved from 18th to seventh place in Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Standings, assuring him a spot in the Justin Boots Championships, Sept. 23-25 in Omaha, Neb.
“I was thinking, ‘I won it. I can’t believe it. I won it!” he told prorodeo.com. “Guys started giving me high-fives…I couldn’t believe it. It is just now starting to sink in.”
September is Emergency Preparedness Month, and Parker County Emergency Management Community Liaison Kit Marshall wants to make sure all residents know what to do in the case of an emergency.
To help prepare, Parker County Emergency Management is offering another free training opportunity for people who want to be able to assist in their community if a major disaster such as a tornado, flood or wildfire was to occur.
“The CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training is a 24 hour course that teaches emergency preparedness and basic disaster response techniques that will prepare volunteers to take an active role in providing critical support to the professional first responders during emergencies,” Marshall said.
Fort Worth, Texas – September 13, 2010 – Dave Campbell’s Texas Football is proud to announce that the Aledo High School Bearcats football team has been named the Army Strong Team of the Week for Division 4A.
The Bearcats were chosen for this honor because of their teamwork, dedication, discipline, personal courage and integrity, values shared by U.S. Army Soldiers.
City of Willow ParkIt will be a busy night for Willow Park government officials as three meetings are scheduled for this evening.
The city's planning and zoning commission has a special meeting tonight at 6 p.m. in the chambers of city hall and the city council will have a workshop and special meeting at the multipurpose room of the Willow Park police station and fire house. The workshop begins at 7 p.m. and the city council meeting is slated to begin immediately afterwards.
Voters in the Weatherford, Brock and Millsap school districts overwhelmingly passed Tax Ratification Elections (TRE) today (Saturday, Sept. 11). School districts around the state have felt major budget constraints due to funding formulas set by the Texas Legislature in 2006 with House Bill 1.
Under the concept of the TRE, a school district can transfer some funds from its Interest and Sinking (bond money) budget to its Maintenance and Operation budget, which pays for salaries and instructional programs. Local school districts have been resorting to layoffs and cuts in funding to find ways to keep their budgets balanced, and have had to dip into fund balances as well.
Sabrina VanceRobert RobinsonAir Force Airmen Sabrina N. Vance and Robert C. Robinson graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The airmen completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Vance is the daughter of John D. and Peggy M. Vance of Weatherford.
Aledo to continue district play at home Tuesday against Byron Nelson HS
The Aledo Ladycats raised their overall record to 19-8 after defeating Birdville in the District 5-4A opener in convincing fashion, 25-19, 25-21, 25-13 Friday night (Sept. 10) at the AHS gym.
The Ladycats will continue district play at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, at home against Byron Nelson High School.
In other 5-4A action on Friday, Springtown swept Nelson (25-20, 25-23, 25-17); Boswell downed Keller Timber Creek (25-13, 25-21, 25-20) and Azle defeated Brewer (26-24, 19-25, 25-23, 25-23).
College partners with Texas A&M University System
Special to The Community News: Computer rendering of what the WC Library will look like with the new mansard roofline. The WC Board of Trustees approved a contract negotiation with Corgan Associates for the roof “facelift” for 12 buildings on the Weatherford campus.
By Linda Bagwell
PARKER COUNTY CRIME STOPPERS
CRIME OF THE WEEK
Issued September 9, 2010
The Parker County Crime Stoppers has issued the following Crime of the Week and needs your help in solving this crime.
On Thursday, August 12, 2010, at approximately 10 p.m., a female jogger (using a headlamp due to the time of evening) was running eastbound at the 900 block of W. Russell St. in Weatherford when an unidentified vehicle veered towards her and struck her. The vehicle then continued on without stopping. The victim, a 38 year old white female from Weatherford, was conscious at the time units arrived, and was transported to Weatherford Regional Medical Center by ambulance due to injuries sustained in the hit and run.
Special to The Community News: Aledo singer/songwriter John Tracy performs at an earlier concert in Chandor Gardens.
A prelude to Patriots Day and in recognition of all who give back to the community day in and day out, Aledo singer and songwriter John Tracy will host a free acoustic concert at Chandor Gardens tonight, (Friday, September 10) at 5:30 pm.
The fun and fellowship will kick off at 5:30, and Tracy's performance begins at 6 pm. Guests are welcome to bring food and drinks and enjoy a picnic in the garden as they take pleasure in a relaxing evening. Mark Thorne, Fort Worth Police Department Chaplain, will deliver an inspirational message and a yellow ribbon ceremony will follow.