From the Parker County Sheriff's Dept
Three convenience stores were burglarized early Monday.
Parker County Sheriff’s deputies and crime scene investigators responded to the Aledo Bearcat Valero in the 40 block of FM 1187 around 1:20 a.m.
Sheriff’s deputies reported the suspect(s) entered the store by force using a blunt object to break the front windows of the store.
The store was left in disarray with merchandise strewn about the store.
The store owner reported two cash registers, an undetermined amount of currency and an undetermined amount of cigarettes were stolen. A glass door and window, valued at $500 were damaged in the burglary as well.
The Brock Junction convenience store, located in the 7400 block of West Interstate 20, was also burglarized. Sheriff’s investigators believe the suspects forcefully entered the store around 5:20 a.m., just hours after the Aledo store was reported.
Sheriff’s investigators believe the burglaries are related, saying there were similarities.
Deputies stated blunt objects were used to break the windows of the Brock Junction store and the Aledo Valero store.
Brock store personnel also reported cigarettes were also taken during the burglary.
Burglars shattered the side glass on side of the building to gain entry to the Brock store.
Also taken in the Brock store were cigarettes and an undetermined amount of currency.
Surveillance cameras caught the suspect vehicle on camera.
Parker County’s Commissioners Court is seeking applicants from within the boundaries of Emergency Services District (ESD) No. 3 to fill a vacated seat on the board.
ESD 3 encompasses the Hudson Oaks area, just east of Weatherford. Deadline for resume submission is 5 p.m. Oct. 1, 2012.
Any person interested, who qualifies can submit a resume and brief cover letter explaining why they have interest in serving to Joel Kertok at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail at One Courthouse Sq., Weatherford, Texas 76086.
All who are at least 18, eligible to vote and live or own land in the area where the vote for the creation of ESD No. 3 was held, are eligible to be a member of the five person governing body.
Commissioners Court will consider relevant factors in determining the individuals to appoint as emergency services.
Board members, including whether the individuals have knowledge
that relates to fire prevention or emergency medical services and that is relevant to the common policies and practices of the board.
An ESD provides firefighting, fire prevention, fire suppression, rescue, emergency medical, emergency medical transport services and the necessary facilities for same, within the district in order to protect life and property and to conserve natural and human resources.
The board of an ESD sets the tax rate and budget to fund the district.
It's feeling a bit like High School Football weather in Aledo tonight as the sun sets. It's in the high 60's as we get ready for kickoff.
Aledo wins the coin toss and will receive.
A touchback will give the Bearcats the ball on their own 25 yard line, 2 plays later Aledo has another first down at the 37. 3 plays later, unable to move the ball, they punt to Monterrey Tech, fair catch at their 25 yard line.
They are not able to make a first down after a nice tackle for a loss by Jared Hinsley on third down.
Aledo gets the ball back at their 34 yard line. The Bearcats get into Monterrey territory and have a first down on a nice run off the left side by Jess Anders. Another first down on a Pate Davis to John Whatley pass to the Tech 38 yard line. Just over 10 yards on the next 2 plays, first down Aledo at the Tech 27. Another first at the 15 and Caleb Frysinger carries twice for 8 yards. Third and 2 Aledo at the 7. A measurement shows fourth and inches, and a broken play gives Monterrey the ball back on a fumble recovery.
They will work from their own 17 yard line. One first down just over their 27 is all the offense they can manage and Aledo gets the ball back on a punt.
Clayton Lowe brings the punt out to the Aledo 35 yard line. The Bearcats cover 25 yards on a great catch by Caleb Frysinger to the Monterrey 40 yard line. From there, a Pate Davis to Taco Anderson pass gets Aledo on the board. A Chance Nevarez extra point is good and it's 7-0 Aledo.
Parker County Emergency Management, under the direction of Parker County Judge Mark Riley, is seeking volunteers interested in training to assist in times of disaster or emergency.
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) class will be held beginning Sept. 29 at the Parker County Emergency Operations Center, located at 215 Trinity Ave. in Weatherford. The full schedule is as follows:
Saturday September 29 from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Monday October 1 from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Monday October 15 from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Monday October 29 from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Saturday November 3 from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Kit Marshall, Parker County Community Liaison for Emergency Preparedness, said that CERT is an all-hazard training designed to help residents help themselves, family, friends and neighbors in an emergency situation.
“CERT volunteers are trained in basic disaster skills to respond effectively and efficiently without placing themselves in danger,” Marshall said. “The level of training equips CERT members to assist during a disaster until professional fire, police and EMS arrive on scene which could be anywhere from a couple of minutes to hours, depending on the situation.”
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Aledo wins the toss and will recieve.
Jonny Carter to the 28 yard line on the return. after no gain on 1st down, Willie Gibson makes a nice catch at the sideline for 5 yards. A pass to Caleb Frysinger is incomplete and the Bearcats will punt.
The Yellowjackets will take over at their own 34 yard line after a sure tackle by Tyson Mauser on the punt return. Aledo's defense forces a quick kick.
Aledo takes over at their own 31 yard line. 1st down loses 8 yards on bad ball handling. Caleb Frysinger picks up 12 yards on a pass to the right flat. A short punt gives Stephenville the ball at their 47.
Two first downs on two plays and the ball is at the Aledo 21 yard line. Another first down takes the ball to the Bearcat 7 yard line. A pass to the left corner of the Aledo end zone makes it 7-0 Stephenville with 8:17 left in the firts quarter.
Aledo works from the 25 yard line. 3 plays and a first down at the 40. A nice Pate Davis to Taco Anderson pass gets the ball to mid field and another Aledo first down. Unable to move further on 3 plays, the Bearcats punt to the Yellojackets 10.
Two Stephenville first downs have the ball at the Aledo 48. Another first down to the Bearcat 38. Two more plays and another first down at the Aledo 27. The Yellowjackets work from the Aledo 15 yard line and a second down pass interference call on Aledo gives Stephenville a first and goal to go from the Bearcat 2 yard line. A two yard run puts the Yellowjackets up 14-0 after the PAT.
Special Crimes investigators in Parker County have rearrested the owner of a Weatherford smoke shop after discovering a warehouse full of cash and synthetic marijuana.
Francisco Don Uduwarage, 40, of Weatherford, was arrested last week at his shop and charged, along with a cashier in the store and a customer, while officers seized around $27,000 worth of K-2.
Upon further investigation officers discovered a warehouse and seized an additional $134,940 in K-2 along with $118,340 in cash.
Uduwarage is currently being held in the Parker County Jail, bond has not yet been set.
For more on this story look for the Sept. 7 issue of The Community News.
The Community News will publish its annual Pet Section on Sept. 28, and your pet could be on the cover! Send us a high resolution photograph of your favorite pet along with your email address and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21.
Tonight's game between the Aledo Bearcats and the Highland Park Scots, is the 2012 edition of a 13 year tradition, the Tom Landry Classic, on the SMU campus.
The sun has finally fallen below the press box at Gerald Ford Stadium and given the Aledo fans some shade as the officials toss the coin at midfield.
Highland Park wins the toss and will receive.
The Scots start from their 17 yard line. 3 plays to a first down at the 33. A penalty on the Bearcats defense gives Highland park a first down at the Aledo 42 yard line.
The Bearcat defense holds and the Scots quick kick to the Aledo 15 yard line. The Bearcat defense gets things started off right.
Pate Davis keeps for 14 yards and a first down on the first play. A couple of Caleb Frysinger runs, and a penalty on the Scots, give the Bearcats the ball at the Highland Park 48 yard line with a first and 10. Pate Davis and Caleb Frysinger take turns again and Aledo has a first and 10 at the Scots 24 yard line.
A turnover gives Highland Park the ball back at their 19 yard line. 2 first downs and the Scots are in Aledo territory at the 49. Another first down to the 37 as the first quarter ends.
The second quarter begins with the Scots driving on the Aledo 37 yard line. Another quick kick goes into the end zone and Aledo has the ball at their own 20.
Aledo uses the pass, and two big Pate Davis to Taco Anderson plays to score on this drive. The extra point is good and the Bearcats lead 7-0 with 9:57 left in the first half.
Officials with the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) confirmed today that there are two cases of the West Nile Virus in Parker County.
The cases involve a 75 year-old Poolville male living in the 76487 zip code and a 64 year-old Weatherford female living in the 76086 zip code.
These are the only two confirmed cases of West Nile Virus in Parker County.
According to DSHS officials, the best defense to avoiding the West Nile Virus is to practice these habits, known as the “Four D’s:
Use insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus.
Dress in long sleeves and long pants when you are outside.
Stay indoors at dusk and dawn, when mosquitoes are most active.
Drain standing water where mosquitoes breed. Common breeding sites include old tires, flowerpots and clogged rain gutters.
For more information on the West Nile Virus visit the DSHS web site at http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/idcu/disease/arboviral/westNile/
The Aledo Bearcats open the 2012 season with a scrimmage against Denton Guyer on Friday, Aug. 24 at Aledo High School.
The freshmen will scrimmage at 5:30 p.m. at the freshman campus practice field.
The JV will scrimmage at 5:30 p.m. at Bearcat Stadium.
The varsity will scrimmage at 7 p.m. at Bearcat Stadium.
Admission to the scrimmage will be a donation to the Texas High School Coaches Association's Benevolence Fund
The THSCA Benevolence Fund provides aide to students who are injured while participating in high school sports.