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Arrest made in 'Grinch' case

December 19, 2012 by Randy Keck

From the Parker County Sheriff's Office

Parker County Sheriff’s office Investigators positively identified Dana Brock, age 43, as the person responsible for stealing Christmas decorations from the Aledo area. She was arrested at her residence located in the 100 block of Rim Rock after the sheriff’s office received several tips regarding the person responsible for the thefts.

Sheriff’s Investigators were able to locate Brock at her home early Wednesday morning and were able to recover several of the stolen Christmas decorations. Brock implicated herself in the theft and a warrant for theft was issued for her. She was arrested and booked into the Parker County Jail pending arraignment. Investigators also recovered stolen property not related to these thefts. Sheriff Larry Fowler said “Going onto someone's property at 3 a.m. could have serious consequences and the outcome could be deadly.”

For more information on the thefts, see

Local Grinch sought

December 18, 2012 by Randy Keck

The Parker County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a person or persons stealing Christmas decorations in the Aledo area. Reports have been received from 300 block of West Gate; 200 block and 300 block of Howard Way; 200 block of Mocking Bird Ln; 100 block of Deer Creek Dr. Surveillance cameras caught at least one perpetrator in action. Any person who recognizes the suspect should contact Crime Stoppers (817-599-5555) or the Parker County Sheriff’s Office at 817-594-3213 or 800-233-3732.

December 14 issue Complete

December 13, 2012 by Randy Keck

The December 14 issue of The Community News is at the printer as of 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 29.

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Roy Lynn Lynch

December 12, 2012 by Anonymous

Wednesday, December 22, 1943
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Friday, December 14, 2012 - 11:00
Oak Ridge Church of Christ, 4895 E. I-20 Service Road North, Willow Park
Other Arrangements: 
Interment: Aledo-Brown Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at White's Funeral Home, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Weatherford

Roy Lynn Lynch

Roy Lynch was born Dec. 22, 1943, in Paducah. He lived most of his life in Aledo.
Lovingly referred to as “Popi”, Roy loved sports and changed many lives coaching. He was a loyal follower of Aledo High School football.

He was passionate about his children, grandchildren, and their sports games. He would attend 3 to 4 sporting events a week. The inspiration and support from his presence will forever be felt and remembered in their hearts.
Roy and Jan started Lynch Real Estate in 1974.

He started sub contracting, and that led to their successful real estate business for 40 years. He would refer to all his agents as extended family. But his greatest love and passion was his wife, kids, grand kids and great grandson.

Roy Lynn Lynch built houses, communities, businesses and a wonderful Christian family. He will be greatly missed and his legacy will live on forever.

He was preceded in death by father, Theo Lynch; sister, Pat Lynch Brown; step-mom, Fern Lynch; and step-brother, Ricky Genova.

Benefit Concert

December 12, 2012 by Anonymous

Event Date: 
Wed, 12/19/2012 - 7:00pm

Benefit Concert

Local musician Matt Tedder and friend of Eric Willoughby will host a benefit concert at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 19 at Railhead BBQ, 120 South Ranch House Road in Willow Park. Special guest will be Steve Helms in honor of Eric and his fight against Ewing’s sarcoma. All proceeds will go to a local charity ( that is committed to helping others like Eric. In addition gifts will be accepted for delivery to local hospitals during Christmas time. If you would like to donate, make checks payable to 1 Million 4 Anna Foundation and mail to: 1M4A, C/O Tara Willoughby, 504 E. Oak St. Aledo, TX 76008.

Football Banquet

December 11, 2012 by Randy Keck

Randy Keck/The Community NewsBaker Roberson, left, received the Heart Award at the 2012 Football Banquet held Monday night at the Fort Worth Stockyards. For more information, see the Dec. 14 issue of The Community News. Click on the image above for a photo gallery from the event.

Burn ban instituted

December 10, 2012 by Randy Keck

From the Parker County Judge's Office

With Parker County and much of the State of Texas again experiencing drought conditions, the Parker County Commissioners Court voted to put the burn ban back in place, as the threat of wildfire continues to grow.

The burn ban is set to expire on Jan. 14, 2013 at midnight, unless it is renewed by commissioners court or withdrawn.

Violation of the burn ban is a Class C Misdemeanor and could result in a fine of up to $500 plus court costs. Violations include the use of combustible materials, including outdoor welding, however where welding must be performed in the field, the following mitigating efforts will be in force until the burn ban has expired:

All areas where welding, cutting or grinding operations are being performed will be free of vegetation for at least twenty five feet in all directions;

Surface around welding area will be wetted down;

Wind speeds must be no more than 20 miles per hour while performing welding, cutting or grinding operations outside of barriers or enclosures;

A dedicated fire watch person will attend each welder, cutter, grinder and any activity that causes a spark;

A minimum of one (1) water pressure fire extinguisher per fire watch person is required;

Each site will have cellular telephone communications for emergency response;

Discount adoptions offered for December

December 10, 2012 by Randy Keck

The Weatherford-Parker County Animal Shelter is offering a special through the month of December – all adoptions are only $40, which includes spay/neuter, rabies vaccination, microchipping and discounted pet insurance. For more information, call 817-598-4111 or visit

December 7 issue Complete

December 6, 2012 by Randy Keck

The December 7 issue of The Community News is at the printer as of 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 29.

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City Hall Workshop

November 30, 2012 by Anonymous

Event Date: 
Tue, 12/04/2012 - 7:00pm

The Annetta City Council will have a workshop at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 4 to discuss the city hall issue.

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, December 1

  • AHS Ladycats vs. Springtown at Aledo;

    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.
    JV, 5 p.m.
    9th, 5 p.m.

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