Residents of northeast Parker County recently felt the 15th earthquake to hit the area in the month of November. According to the U.S. Geological Society, the latest quake, a 3.0 magnitude, hit Tuesday morning in Azle. The quake marked the sixth this week alone, preceded by a 3.3 magnitude earthquake four miles west of Azle in Parker County yesterday.
Geophysicist John Bellini with the U.S. Geological Society said that stress build-ups below the surface lead to faults rupturing, causing small earthquakes.
“The main cause is the change of fluid flow in the region,” he said of rupturing. Bellini said injection wells, used by some oil and gas companies, are linked to ruptures in rare cases, and that the connection between injection wells and earthquakes continue to be studied.
The registered earthquakes range from a 2.5 magnitude near Reno on Nov. 19 to a 3.6, the strongest recorded this November in North Texas, on the same day. Three earthquakes hit on Nov. 19, with the remaining nine quakes spread sporadically from Nov. 5 through Nov. 26. For significant damage, Bellini said, earthquakes need to register around the 4.5-5 magnitude range.
All 12 earthquakes reported were centered around northwestern Parker County and across the border into northeastern Tarrant County.
This entry by Callie Mendenhall was one of seven award-winning photographs submitted by Aledo High School students to the 2013 Association of Texas Photography Instructors Fall Contest. For a full list of winners and their creative work, see the Nov. 29 issue of The Community News.
Aledo will play Canyon in the Class AAAA Regional Football Playoff Game at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30 at Snyder Tiger Stadium in Snyder, Texas.
Tickets will be $8/$4, but no pre-sales due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
Photo by James Albritton - www.saltforkimages.comJoin us for live interactive coverage of Aledo vs. Boswell beginning at about 7 p.m. Feel free to add your own color commentary to the live stream using your smartphone or computer! The link below will take you to the game:
We ask our readers to bear with us, as we are a little late getting this week's paper delivered. Single sales locations will be stocked Friday morning. This week is our sampling week, and the extra 4,500 newspapers along with our 24-page Christmas guide pushed us back farther than anticipates. Of course, we think it's worth waiting for! Subscribers should already have access to the online version at http://www.etypeservices.com/The%20Community%20NewsID58/
Here is the information on the football game this Friday night.
Saginaw Boswell (8-3) vs. Aledo (10-0), 7:30 p.m. Friday, N. Richland Hills’ Birdville Complex
Parking is $5.00 and tickets are $4.00 for students and $7.00 for adults.
The Aledo Bearcat basketball games scheduled for Friday, Nov. 22 against Mansfield Legacy at Aledo have been moved to Saturday. Game times are:
Aledo Boy Scout Troop 1099 is partnering with the U.S. Marines in their Toys for Tots Program. Collection/donation boxes have been placed at the following Aledo/Willow Park/Hudson Oaks locations: Maria Bonita Restaurant and Tucker Red Restaurant, both Sonic locations, Brookshires and Hudson Oaks Walmart and the Aledo United Methodist Church. The Marines will be at the Troop 1099 booth location in front of The Parson's Table during Christmas Tyme in Aledo on Nov. 29 for the scouts to present the Toys for Tots to to the Marines.
ALedo sports fans headed two directions Friday, Nov. 15: West, for the volleyball Regional Semifinal Game against Amarillo, and Northeast for the football bi-district game against Burleson. Replay the action of both games in the blog we posted below:
Mobile Phone Users: be sure to click on the mobile icon at the bottom of the blog window for a better experience. All fans are invited to share their comments throughout the coverage.
From the Parker County Sheriff's Dept
Parker County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Division is conducting a robbery investigation where a 57-year-old Weatherford man was beaten in his home.
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said two male suspects knocked on the victim’s residence in the 200 block of Montgomery Lane around 11:20 p.m., Wednesday.
The victim reported to Sheriff’s deputies that he recognized one of the suspects as an acquaintance and allowed the men into his home. Once inside the residence, the suspects physically assaulted the homeowner, bound his hands and feet with duct tape and pulled his hair.
The victim managed to escape and ran to a nearby relative’s home. The relative dialed 9-1-1.
Sheriff’s deputies arrived on scene, finding the victim with numerous injuries. The victim also reported the suspects had taken a flat-screen television and two rifles from his residence after the assault.
Sheriff Fowler said investigators are diligently investigating the case, following up on leads and attempting to identify and locate the suspects involved.
The first suspect is described as 5’10” tall, weighing about 180 pounds, around 30 years old. Due to the need for medical attention, the victim was unable to give a description of the second suspect to deputies. The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment. His condition is unknown at this time but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.