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Home invasion suspects sought

June 12, 2012 by Katie Martinez

Parker County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a robbery call in the 1400 block of New Hope Road, Friday, June 8.

Sheriff Larry Fowler said the call came in around 9:30 p.m., where neighbors came to the residence to check on the homeowner, but were unable to enter the locked home.

Through a window, the neighbors observed the victim, an 81-year-old male, bound and gagged on the living room floor of the Boyd home.

Parker County Sheriff’s deputies forced entry into the home, cleared the residence and called for paramedics to assist the man, who had been handcuffed behind his back.

The victim also had duct tape on top of the handcuffs and around his head and feet.

Deputies reported the residence had been “ransacked,” in what officials believe was a robbery.

Parker County Sheriff’s deputies conducted an initial investigation which will be continued by Wise County Sheriff’s Office due to the location of the incident.

The victim told deputies the suspects were three white, males with shaved heads.

Due to his need for medical attention, the victim was not able to tell deputies any additional information about the incident.

The victim was transported by ground ambulance to a Fort Worth hospital for treatment.

Aledo High School graduates 345

June 4, 2012 by Randy Keck

Randy Keck/The Community News: Aledo High School's Laney Anderson delivered the Valedictorian's Address at the 2012 AHS Commencement Ceremony on Monday night at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum on the TCU campus.

At the ceremony, 345 students crossed the stage to receive diplomas. More on graduation and a full section celebrating the senior class of 2012 will be in the June 8 issue of The Community News.


Click here for a photo gallery from the graduation ceremony.






Bankhead Highway burglars arrested

May 31, 2012 by Katie Martinez

Parker County Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested two men in connection with three recent burglaries.

Deputies responded to a burglary in progress call around 3:30 p.m., Wednesday in the 3300 block of East Bankhead Highway.

Deputies discovered two suspects inside the residence after a neighbor witnessed the pair breaking into the home.

When deputies arrived on scene, they observed a black Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck backed into the driveway, facing the roadway. Deputies reported the rear door of the home had been forcefully entered.

(Click READ MORE below for the rest of the story).

Council denies final plat for Crown Pointe Apartments

May 29, 2012 by Katie Martinez

The Willow Park City Council, in a special meeting on Tuesday, May 29, voted to deny the final plat for the apartments that were planned for Crown Pointe Boulevard.

The decision is the first to address the apartments since recent municipal elections changed the makeup of the council.

Only Councilmember Gene Martin voted against the denial and Mayor Marvin Glasgow admonished the council after the vote, pointing out that the city would now have to return a $250,000 deposit for water improvements from the prospective developer - Kyle Wilks.

For more on this story, look for the June 1 issue of The Community News.

Towson unseats Loftin in Judge's race

May 29, 2012 by Randy Keck

Weatherford attorney Craig Towson outpolled Trey Loftin in the race for District Judge, 43rd Judicial District in Tuesday's Parker County Republican Primary. Loftin was appointed to the post by Gov. Rick Perry last year in the wake of the retirement of Judge Don Chrestman.

Towson received 6,027 votes to Loftin's 5,511. Because there is no Democratic candidate on the November ballot, Towson becomes the de facto winner of the race, and should take office in January, 2013.

In the bitter race for Parker County Tax Assessor-Collector, incumbent Marjorie King easily won over Larry Lippincott, 8,164 to 3,443.

Voters in Precinct 4 will return to the polls on July 31 for a runoff between Constable candidates Scott Jones and Mike Montgomery, who led a four-man race. Jones received 1,203 votes (35.86%) to Montgomery's 831 (24.77%). Other candidates in the race were Dallas Cochran (586 votes) and Kevin Lanham (735 votes).

Results of all county contested races are below (click "Read More.")

AISD announces early release dates

May 28, 2012 by Randy Keck

Various campuses in the Aledo Independent School District will release early May 31 and June 1.

On Thursday, May 31, grades 6-12 will dismiss at noon

On Friday, June 1, elementary schools dismiss at 11 a.m. Grades 6-12 will dismiss at noon.

Buses will run accordingly to accommodate these schedules.

Honor Graduate banquet held Thursday

May 25, 2012 by Randy Keck

Randy Keck/The Community News: Senior Laney Anderson, right, and honored teacher Alicia Albin share a moment at the Honor Graduate Recognition Banquet held Thursday, May 24 at Aledo High School.

All AHS honor graduates will be profiled in The Community News' annual Senior Section June 8, 2012.

Click on the picture above for a photo gallery from the event.






Couple arrested for providing alcohol to minors

May 25, 2012 by Randy Keck

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said he wants to send a warning to adults who intend to purchase or furnish alcohol to minors.

A man and woman were booked into the Parker County jail Thursday morning in connection with furnishing alcohol to minors at a prom party April 29, 2012, in Millsap.

“There is no excuse for contributing alcohol to minors at this time of the year or any time,” Fowler said.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to a disturbance call prom night from a concerned citizen who reported the incident in the 3100 block of Bennett Road, in Millsap, around 1 a.m.

Upon arrival, deputies observed numerous underage individuals drinking and running toward a wooded area with more than 20 vehicles on the property. Deputies reported more than 100 individuals were in attendance at the party.

Deputies reported finding evidence of numerous underage drinkers, ages 16 to 18, to be participating in a drinking game of “beer pong.” Sheriff’s deputies also found numerous plastic cups on three folding tables with ping-pong balls inside the cups filled with suspected beer, numerous liquor bottles and beer containers on the front porch, in coolers and on the ground of the residence.

Sample ballots for May 29 primary

May 24, 2012 by Randy Keck

Below are sample ballot images for voters in Parker County Precinct 4 for the May 29 primary elections. Higher resolution versions are available for download at the links below.

Republican Page 1


Republican Page 2


Democratic

Polling Locations

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

100 SILVER CREEK METHODIST - 2200 CHURCH RD. OFF 730, AZLE
105 NEWSOM MOUND ROAD CHURCH OF CHRIST - 1460 NEWSOM MOUND RD., SPRINGTOWN
110 CROSSTIMBERS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - 831 JACKSON TRAIL, AZLE
111 AZLE MASONIC LODGE - 257 W. MAIN, AZLE
115 RENO CITY HALL - 195 W. RENO RD., RENO
120 FIRST BAPTIST SPRINGTOWN - 500 N. MAIN, SPRINGTOWN
125 OUTREACH OF LOVE CHURCH - 3591 E HWY 199, SPRINGTOWN
130 PARKER COUNTY NE ANNEX - 1020 E. HWY.199, SPRINGTOWN
135 FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH - 801 FRIENDSHIP RD., WEATHERFORD
140 AGNES BAPTIST CHURCH - 350 AGNES NORTH, SPRINGTOWN
200 HARBERGER HILL COMMUNITY CTR RM B - 701 NARROW ST., WEATHERFORD
205 TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH - 1500 BALL ST., WEATHERFORD
210 POOLVILLE METHODIST CHURCH - - 230 WEST CHURCH, POOLVILLE
215 PEASTER FIRE DEPT. - 220 JUDD ST, PEASTER
220 WHITT FIRE DEPT. - 4312 N FM RD 52, WHITT
225 GARNER BAPTIST CHURCH - 2304 NORTH FM RD. 113, GARNER
230 CENTRAL VOL.FIRE DEPARTMENT #2 - 3461 N FM 51, WEATHERFORD

Escapee dead from self-inflicted gunshot

May 22, 2012 by Randy Keck

From the Parker County Sheriff's Department

Parker County Sheriff’s Office has been notified that an inmate escapee shot and killed himself Tuesday morning around 10 a.m.

North Carolina Haywood County Sheriff Bobby Suttles confirmed that Haywood County deputies were in pursuit of a stolen vehicle confirmed stolen out of Jack County.

The driver of the stolen truck was identified Donald McFaden Orange, 29.

Orange had traveled over stop sticks (road spikes) during the pursuit and when deputies approached the truck, Orange shot himself in the head with a shotgun.

This is the only confirmed information to the Parker County Sheriff’s Office.

Orange escaped from Parker County last week.

Sports Calendar

Thursday, August 27

  • AHS at Volleypalooza Varsity Tournament, TBA

  • AHS JV VS Joshua at Aledo; 4 p.m.

  • TCA Varsity at Lucas; 7 p.m.

Friday, August 28

  • TCA Varsity at LCCS Tournament; TBA

  • AHS Varsity VS Liberty Christian at Aledo; 3:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity VS Cedar Park Timberwolves at McLane Stadium, Waco TX, 7:30 p.m.

  • TCA Varsity at Granbury Cornerstone Christian Academy; 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 29

Tuesday, September 1

  • AHS VS Denton Guyer at AHS

    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.

    JV, 5:30 p.m.

    9th A, 5:30 p.m.

    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity VS Burleson Centennial at AHS; 4 p.m.

  • TCA Varsity at Chisholm Trail, 6 p.m.

Thursday, September 3

  • AHS at Gingerbread Jamboree at Denton; 8:30 a.m.

  • AHS JV at Burleson Centennial; 4 p.m.

  • TCA Varsity at Wylie Prep, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, September 4

  • AHS VS Colleyville Heritage at AHS

    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.

    JV, 5:30 p.m.

    9th A, 5:30 p.m.

    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

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