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Meet the Bearcats set Thursday

August 15, 2012 by Randy Keck

Meet the Bearcats

The Aledo Athletic Booster Club's annual "Meet the Bearcats" has been set for Thursday, Aug. 16 at the indoor practice facility behind Aledo High School.

Varsity football, volleyball and cheerleading squads will be available to meet and greet beginning at 6 p.m.

Weatherford ISD grad killed in Afghanistan

August 9, 2012 by Randy Keck

By Derik Moore
Weatherford ISD Director of Communications

Clayton BeauchampWeatherford ISD has received confirmation that 2009 Weatherford High School graduate Clayton Beauchamp was killed Tuesday in active duty while serving his country in Afghanistan.

According to a statement by the United States Department of Defense, Beauchamp – a 21-year-old Petty Officer 3rd Class in the United State Marines – died from the blast of an improvised explosive device (IED) during a dismounted patrol in the Shaban District of Helmand province.

“Weatherford ISD staff members, current and former students are deeply saddened by the loss of Clayton,” Weatherford ISD Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Hanks said. “Students are considered family members by many of our staff members, and a tragedy such as this one just tears us all apart.”

Dr. Hanks said Beauchamp also attended Seguin Elementary, Curtis Elementary, Tison Middle School, and the WHS Ninth Grade Center.

“Clayton will be remembered as a hero by all of us here at Weatherford ISD," Dr. Hanks added.

Weatherford High School English teacher Christine Goss also remembered Beauchamp as a former student in her classroom.

“Clayton was a kind and courteous young man with a lightning-fast grin,” Goss said. “He typically was pretty quiet during class discussions, but when that grin flashed, everyone knew he had something interesting and fun to say.”

August 10, 2012

August 9, 2012 by Randy Keck

Here is the link for information on the Parker County Veterans Memorial Park written about in the Aug. 10 issue of The Community News.

Randy John Bevis

August 8, 2012 by Anonymous

Monday, March 9, 1959
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Monday, August 13, 2012 - 11:00
Trinity Bible Church
Other Arrangements: 
A viewing will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday, August 10 at Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Chapel.
Funeral Home: 
Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Chapel

Randy John Bevis

Randy was a longtime resident of Parker County, and owner of Fort Worth Tree and Pest Specialists. He loved hunting and the great outdoors. Anyone who knew Randy knew there was always a joke to be told. He loved to laugh and make others laugh with him. He will be greatly missed.

Survivors include his wife Jamie, son Chris, daughters Megan and Shelby, as well as many other friends and family members.

Rabid deer found in county

August 8, 2012 by Randy Keck

From the Parker County Sheriff's Dept.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler has issued a public awareness statement involving a rabid deer.

Sheriff Fowler said the deer was found in the county Aug. 7, 2012.

Sheriff's Animal Control Officers were notified by the Texas State Health Department that the sick deer, discovered at Sugar Tree Golf Course on Aug. 2, 2012, has tested positive for rabies.

The young deer was found by a citizen on the golf course and displayed clinical symptoms of rabies. The male buck was humanely euthanized and tested by a state laboratory.

Tuesday, officials verified the positive test results.

The deer was described as a spike deer with damage to his right antler.

The deer was "friendly" and would allow residents and guests of the golf course to pet and hand feed him.

Anyone having possible contact with the deer near Sugar Tree Golf Course and housing subdivision from July 14 through Aug. 2, 2012 is urged to contact Nick Ferguson with the Abilene Department of Health at 325-795-5857, or Parker County Sheriff's Animal Control Supervisor Karen Kessler at 817-594-8845.

Update: Missing Woman Found

August 4, 2012 by Randy Keck

From the Parker County Sheriff's Office

Update: Melissa Hill has been found and returned to her family.

Melissa Sue Hill
Parker County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing Parker County pastor’s wife.

Melissa Sue Hill, 47, of Aledo, was last seen around 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, leaving Wal-Mart on Hulen Street in Fort Worth. The Hill’s pastor the Forgiven Church on West Creek Drive in Fort Worth.

Hill is described as 5-feet, 4-inches tall, weighing approximately 115 pounds, with brownish-green eyes, dark brown shoulder length hair.

Hill was last seen driving a white 1997 extended-cab Dodge pickup truck with license plate 68D-YV3, with an orange motorcycle logo bumper sticker on the back windshield bearing the letters “KTM,” located at the center bottom of the window.
She was last seen wearing a bright lime green, V-neck shirt and plaid shorts.

Melissa Hill is the mother of three children, 18, 23 and 25; and the grandmother of two young grandsons.
Hill’s husband, Tim Hill, stated it is highly unusual for Melissa to be gone this long and to leave without notifying her family.

“Nothing like this has happened in our 29 years of marriage,” Tim Hill said. “She has always been such an amazing and stable person. This is so out of left field for her to be missing. We are extremely worried and we’re praying for the safe return of our beautiful wife, mother and grandmother.”

First Friday

August 2, 2012 by Anonymous

Event Date: 
Fri, 08/03/2012 - 6:00pm - 9:30pm

First Friday in Aledo will present the Dog Daze of Summer Fun Fest from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, August 3 in Historic Downtown Aledo. Downtown merchants will be open late for shopping, food and family fun. A free concert featuring Texas Road House Band will be at 7 p.m.

Start of construction of FM 1187 delayed

August 1, 2012 by Randy Keck

Start date pushed back to mid-September or October

Local residents anticipating the start of construction on the project to widen FM 1187 will just have to wait.

Originally scheduled to begin in mid-to-late August, the start date has been delayed because AT&T has reportedly not completed moving utilities along the roadway.

Find more on this story in the Aug. 3 issue of The Community News.

Parker County Final Returns

July 31, 2012 by Randy Keck

Final Returns from Parker County's July 31 Runoff Election:

United State Senator    
David Dewhurst 3937 38.94%
Ted Cruz 6174 61.06%
Railroad Commissioner    
Christi Craddick 6794 73.62%
Warren Chisum 2434 26.38%
Railroad Commissioner (Unexpired Term  
Barrry Smitherman 4133 47.87%
Greg Parker 4500 52.13%
Justice, Supreme Court Place 4    
David Medina 3932 45.78%
John Devine 4657 54.22%
County Commissioner, Pct. 3    
Larry D. Walden 1564 53.91%
Gary Carter 1337 46.09%
Constable, Pct. 2    
Lowell Moss 900 44.93%
Joe Harris Jr. 1103 55.07%
Constable, Pct. 4    
Scott Jones 1825 58.36%
Mike Montgomery 1302 41.64%
Pct. 215 Chair    
Ryan Ruland 136 42.77%
Virginia Little 182 57.23%
Pct. 345 Chair    
Jim Trainor 182 89.22%
Durrel Jones 22 10.78%
Pct 350 Chair    
Robin Gentry 203 63.04%
Dwight Dick 119 36.96%
Pct 400 Chair    
Lynette McCracken 194 44.39%
Marvin Herring 243 55.61%
Pct 425 Chair    
Betty Reinert 116 61.70%
Kerri Rehmeyer 72 38.30%
DEMOCRAT US Senator    
Grady Yarbrough 122 38.98%
Paul Sadler 191 61.02%

Parker County Election Returns Update

July 31, 2012 by Randy Keck

With 33 of 44 boxes reporting, Parker County Runoff totals:

United State Senator  
David Dewhurst 3234
Ted Cruz 5143
Railroad Commissioner  
Christi Craddick 5626
Warren Chisum 2014
Railroad Commissioner (Unexpired Term
Barrry Smitherman 3497
Greg Parker 3661
Justice, Supreme Court Place 4  
David Medina 3259
John Devine 3865
County Commissioner, Pct. 3  
Larry D. Walden 1131
Gary Carter 1163
Constable, Pct. 2  
Lowell Moss 766
Joe Harris Jr. 931
Constable, Pct. 4  
Scott Jones 1485
Mike Montgomery 1065
Pct. 215 Chair  
Ryan Ruland 136
Virginia Little 182
Pct. 345 Chair  
Jim Trainor 182
Durrel Jones 22
Pct 350 Chair  
Robin Gentry 203
Dwight Dick 119
Pct 400 Chair  
Lynette McCracken 85
Marvin Herring 102
Pct 425 Chair  
Betty Reinert 116
Kerri Rehmeyer 72
Grady Yarbrough 94
Paul Sadler 151

Sports Calendar

Friday, February 12

  • AHS vs. Granbury at AHS;

    Varsity- 6:30 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

    9th A- 5 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Birdville HS Tournament; all day

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats at Granbury; 6 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Granbury; 7:45 p.m.

Saturday, February 13

  • AHS at Lake Dallas Scrimmage;

    JV- 4 p.m.

    Freshman- 12 p.m.

  • AHS Ladycats Scrimmage vs. Weatherford at AHS;

    Varsity- 12:30 p.m.

    JV- 11 a.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Lake Dallas at AHS Scrimmage; 12 p.m.

Monday, February 15

  • AHS JV vs. Burleson at AHS; 7:30 p.m.

  • AHS JV Ladycats vs. Burleson at AHS; 6 p.m.

Tuesday, February 16

  • AHS at Cleburne;

    Varsity- 6:30 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

    9th A- 5 p.m.

  • AHS JV at South Hills JV Tournament at McLeland; all day

  • AHS at South Grand Prairie Scrimmage;

    JV 4:30 p.m.

    Freshman- 7 p.m.

  • AHS Ladycats at Mansfield Summit;

    Varsity- 7 p.m.

    JV- 5:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. South Grand Prarie at AHS Scrimmage; 4:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats vs. Cleburne at AHS; 6 p.m.

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