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Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week

September 10, 2010 by Randy Keck

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.

Free concert event at Chandor Gardens tonight

September 10, 2010 by Randy Keck

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.

Auditions set for 'Mattress'

September 10, 2010 by Randy Keck

Weatherford College needs singers and actors for Sept. 22 auditions

Auditions scheduled for Nancy McVean, Weatherford College’s long-time drama instructor and director, is looking for a few good men and women – in fact, a LOT of men and women who can sing and act and interested in appearing in the College’s fall production of "Once Upon a Mattress."

“It’s a big cast, and we need all sorts of people,” McVean said, “and it’s going to be a fun time for everyone. It’s musical, but there are non-singing parts, too.”

Special Commentary on Willow Park Council Meetings

September 10, 2010 by Randy Keck

Special Commentary from publisher Randy Keck:

This commentary is a highly unusual event for The Community News, but under the circumstances I felt that this information needed to be sent out before the next issue of our newspaper goes to press.

If you talk to Willow Park City Administrator Candy Scott, you may see bus tire treads running up and down her back. Another newspaper has been reporting stories that place the blame for Willow Park’s current budget problems squarely on her shoulders.

It is not the purpose of this commentary to critique the way our competitors handle their reporting; nor is it to delve into the reasons for Willow Park’s financial mess. But there is information you, as readers of either or both newspapers, should know.

Video highlights of Aledo-Lake Travis game

September 10, 2010 by Randy Keck

The Community News will provide video highlights of the Aledo/Lake Travis football game tonight (Friday, Sept. 10). Highlights from the first half will be posted as soon as possible during the second half, and additional highlights will be posted after the game.

Kudos passed out at board meeing

September 10, 2010 by Randy Keck

By Derik Moore
Weatherford ISD

Derik Moore/Special to The Community News: Weatherford ISD Board members recognized student leaders at their board meeting Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010. Pictured (from left) are Weatherford High School Head Football Coach Reid Waller, Tyler Weaver, and Kyle Wilson. Not pictured is Carlos Perez.

Recognitions and honors were the highlights of Thursday’s Weatherford ISD Board of Trustees meeting in the District Services Building.

Student leaders and their coaches were announced representing football, volleyball, Blue Belles, and band. Each participant also received a certificate from the Board.

CLASH OF 4A CHAMPIONS

September 9, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

James Albritton/The Community News

Junior all-state running back Johnathan Gray and the Bearcats will be on the state-wide stage when No. 2 Aledo travels to No. 1 Lake Travis on Friday (Sept. 10) to take on the Cavaliers in a battle between last year's Class 4A state champions.

No. 2 Bearcats travel to No. 1 Lake Travis on Friday in battle of last year’s 4A champions on

By Tony Eierdam
The Community News

Every year, after the UIL football playoffs are decided, each classification awards two state championships in football.

Free Mammograms plus Cancer treatment offered by Careity Foundation collaboration

September 9, 2010 by Randy Keck

Careity Day is offering cost-free mammograms to Parker County ecomomically-challenged women with a pledge of cost-free treatment - from biopsy through hospitalization, chemotherapy and radiation therapy - for any participant diagnosed with breast cancer. Interested women should call 817-594-1227 for an appointment. Careity Day is Saturday, Sept. 18.

Careity Foundation collaboration includes The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, Weatherford Regional Medical Center, Moncrief Cancer Institute, Dr. Amy Gunter, and Solis Women’s Health with financial support from Parker County Health Foundation.

Free Horse Trials set Sept. 24-26

September 8, 2010 by Randy Keck

Special to The Community News: Spencer Pevahouse of Little Rock, Ark rides seven year-old Quarterhorse Kate Spade through the novice water obstacle.

More than 200 riders are expected in Weatherford Sept. 24-26 for the annual Greenwood Horse Trials. This autumn’s trials will feature the Chronicle of the Horse Central United States Adult Team Challenge. The Chronicle is a weekly magazine published in Middleburg, Virginia which covers all internationally recognized horse shows in the U.S. and abroad. Teams of four riders will compete for perpetual trophies permanently displayed at the Chronicle offices. More than 200 riders and horses will arrive in Weatherford for the Horse Trials.

Shootings mar Labor Day weekend

September 8, 2010 by Randy Keck

Sheriff’s deputies responded to two shooting calls over the Labor Day weekend.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said both shootings occurred Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010, but were unrelated and in separate parts of the county.

The first incident occurred around 11:30 a.m. in the 1200 block of Knob Hill Road, in Azle, where a 16-year-old juvenile was shot in the face with a .22 rifle.

Investigators said the victim found the weapon, which belonged to his mother, in a closet. The victim’s sibling did not observe the shooting, but told deputies his brother had been playing with the weapon when it went off. A sheriff’s report stated neither boy believed the rifle was loaded.

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