Sara Beth Harlow and Lucretia Harrell: Close to 500 Weatherford High School graduates crossed the stage to receive their diplomas at Thursday's Commencement Exercise in Fort Worth. Pictured (from left) are Sara Beth Harlow and Lucretia Harrell (photo by DERIK MOORE).
Parker County Judge Mark Riley and the county’s engineering firm Freese and Nichols left the monthly meeting of the Texas Transportation Commission in Austin on Thursday, with approval for up to $6.9 million in reimbursement to the county for the I-20 Interchange at Old Brock Road which will eventually connect with the Ric Williamson Memorial Highway.
The Texas Department of Transportation funding, known as pass-through financing, allows for the county to pay for the project and be reimbursed over time by the state for the transportation construction costs, once the project is complete. Funding for construction of the interchange will come from the Parker County Transportation Bond Program which was approved by voters in 2008.
Aledo High School graduate Whitney Canion pitched the Baylor Lady Bears to a 9-2 win over Georgia late this afternoon, which advances her team to the College Softball World Series starting Thursday. The game will be blogged live by baylorbears.com: http://www.baylorbears.com/blog/ingame-softball.html#
The City of Willow Park will hold its Memorial Day program at 10:30 a.m. Monday. The program is as follows:
1. Flag Presentation – PFC Keenan Roberson
2. Star-Spangled Banner -- Councilman Hale Alderman
3. Pledge of Allegiance -- Boy Scout Troup 1136
4. Memorial Presentation - Mayor Marvin Glasgow
5. Taps -- Preston Walker
6. Prayer/Benediction -- Chief Jim Witherow
Adjourn to refreshments inside.
From the Parker County Sheriff's Dept.
Parker County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a theft of property call Thursday in the 16200 block of Old Weatherford Road north of Aledo.
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said an employee of the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church reported unknown suspects entered the property and dismantled five of eight commercial air conditioning units on the roof top of the church.
Sheriff’s investigators conducted a crime scene investigation, where it was discovered the suspects used a ladder to climb the building and left a unique bracelet behind on the roof top.
Sheriff’s investigators believe the suspects destroyed the air conditioning units to obtain the copper components within the units and sell them for scrap metal.
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Students at McAnally Intermediate School, enjoyed Fun Day on Friday, including a water balloon catch. Other activities included kickball, three-legged races and football throws. Cotton candy and sno-cones were also available.
Randy Keck/The Community News: Jason Fontenot left) and Chandler Smith were two of seven seniors who received Aledo Ag Backers scholarships at the Aledo FFA's 60th annual Awards Banquet on May 24,
The Aledo Ag Backers presented their annual scholarships to seven graduating seniors at the annual Aledo FFA Awards Banquet, held at the Aledo Ninth Grade Center on Tuesday, May 24.
Scholarships and recipients were:
$750 Ag Backers Scholarship - Ross Bronson
Glennetta and OC Dugan Agriculatura and Science Accomplishment $500 Scholarship - Jessa Davis
$750 Ag Backers Scholarship - Jason Fontenot
$1,000 Ag Backers Scholarship - Chandler Smith
Cliff Green Memorial Scholarship ($250) - Thomas Smith III
Randy Keck/The Community News: Amy Dunn receives her honor cords from Aledo High School teacher Myrna Sam.
Aledo High School held its annual Honor Graduate Recognition Banquet Monday, recognizing 38 seniors who comprise the top ten percent of 2011 graduates.
After a welcome by High School Principal Dan Peterson, seniors were introduced and their accomplishments cited. Each senior then presented a medallion to the teacher the student felt was most significant or influential in his or her education.
Weatherford ISD’s Child Nutrition Department will once again participate in the Summer Nutrition Program June 1 – Aug. 5 at Ikard Elementary, 100 Ikard Lane, in Weatherford.
Breakfast will be offered from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.; and lunch will be offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The program offers meals to children ages 18 and under at no charge.
The purpose of the Summer Nutrition Program is to enable schools to continue to operate the National School Lunch Program during the summer months. Both programs address hunger and healthy eating to benefit the well-being of Texas’ children.
Benefits of the program include:
* Children receive nutritious meals at no charge.
At its annual Status of Women luncheon May 4, the Zonta Club of Parker County awarded more than $13,000 in scholarships to 14 Parker County women and named Roxanne Hobart, incoming club vice president, as its 2011 Clubwoman of the Year.
Receiving scholarships - and their major and college or university - were:
§ Catherine Lundy-Peterson of Weatherford, marketing and fashion merchandising, Stephen F. Austin;
§ Elisa Gomez of Weatherford, medical, Weatherford College
§ Chandler Spooner, Weatherford, nursing, WC/TCU
§ Christie Dossey, Weatherford, accounting, WC
§ Diana Steedley, Weatherford, nursing, WC
§ Christy Hardin of Poolville, psychology, Tarleton
§ Shelby Carter, Weatherford, education-dance, Ranger College
§ Amy Smith, Weatherford, nursing, WC