Parker County Commissioners voted 4-1 Monday, June 13 to institute a burn ban for Parker County for the next 30 days.
“As we all know, we are currently experiencing extremely dry conditions,” Parker County Judge Mark Riley said. “When conditions are this dry, wildfires can happen very easily and then spread quickly. We want to do everything we can to avoid any situations similar to what happened at Possum Kingdom Lake back in April or the Peaster Wildfires from the 90s.”
Precinct 3 Commissioner John Roth voted against the measure.
“I am absolutely, 100 percent for safety, but I’m also not for penalizing law-abiding citizens who take the proper precautions,” Roth said. “There are good days and bad days to burn, burn ban or not. What’s your threshold of government?”
Weatherford ISD Board members spent the majority of Thursday’s meeting listening to departmental work system reviews as well as approving items to help close out the 2010-11 school year.
Charlotte LaGrone, Weatherford ISD Director of Community Relations/Education Foundation, presented her work systems review that included parental involvement, volunteer hours, survey data, grant awards, the WHS Ex-Student Association, as well as innovations for the 2011-12 school year.
WISD Employees Recognized: Pictured (from left) are Aileen Akbar, Pam Freeman, Amy Rankin, and WISD Board Secretary Gail Wirtanen (photo by DERIK MOORE).
Over the past three school years, Weatherford High School has seen an upward trend in the number of high school students who “complete” high school. In fact, these numbers have gone from “academically unacceptable to above 95 percent in all WHS student groups and our Completion 1 Rate is now at an Exemplary level.
The work of the WHS administrative team is complemented by staff members who have gone above and beyond to locate students who were not enrolled in school. In some cases, students had been “missing in action” for 2-3 years.
Aledo High School has been selected to compete in the Red Bull Game Breakers 7-on-7 Fort Worth Qualifier at O.D. Wyatt High School on Tuesday, June 14.
Teams at the tournament include Arlington, Arlington Martin, Denton Guyer, Aledo, Richland, Arlington Sam Houston, Arlington Lamar, Fort Worth Dunbar, Wilmer Hutchins (A. Maceo Smith), Grace Prep, Polytech, South Hills, South West, Sanger and Eastern Hills
The top two teams emerging from the Fort Worth qualifier will compete in the Red Bull Game Breakers Finals on July 15-16 at the Gerald J. Ford Stadium at Southern Methodist University in Dallas to prove who really is a shot caller, play maker and game breaker.
Action begins ay 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 14 at O.D. Wyatt High School, 2400 East Seminary Drive in Fort Worth.
Weatherford ISD Superintendent Dr. Deborah Cron
Weatherford ISD superintendent announces intent to retire at Thursday's meeting
By DERIK MOORE
Weatherford ISD Director of Communications
Weatherford ISD Superintendent Dr. Deborah Cron announced her intent to retire in December at Thursday’s School Board Meeting in the District Services Building Boardroom.
Dr. Cron’s message came as a surprise as she informed the Board of Trustees in Executive Session at the end of the meeting. Later, in a special cabinet meeting, she told her central office and campus administrators.
The Community News' annual Salute to Seniors is now on the stands and in the mail to subscribers. Parents and seniors who would like a high-res image of the cover may download it with the link below.
Cystic Fibrosis Walk: Pictured, left to right, are students Kristen Box, Santo; Sara Aaron, Saginaw; Penny Firmin, Springtown; Kaitlyn Dygert, Weatherford; Shirin Rezai, Weatherford; Nick Duncan, Santo; Mariana Correa, Fort Worth; Danna Carter, Burleson; Angela Sanborn, Springtown; and Tonya Decker, Weatherford. Also participating but not pictured: WC instructors Tonya Edwards, department chair for Allied Health programs at WC, and Christel Brenner, respiratory clinical coordinator.
Three men arrested for local, area burglaries
Two local and several Parker County burglaries have been solved with the arrest of three Dallas men late yesterday (Tuesday, June 7).
Sean Allen Schwartz, 25; Nicholas Lopez, 22; and Luis Vallejo, 27, all of Dallas, were arrested in Somervell County after a traffic stop revealed the men in possession of items that law enforcement believe were used in the burglaries.
Randy Keck/The Community News: Tanner Linn walks across the stage to receive his diploma at Aledo High School's Commencement Exercises Monday at TCU's Daniel Meyer Coliseum.
The high school issued 361 diplomas at the graduation ceremony. Read a full report in the June 10 issue of The Community News.
Click on the photo for a gallery of graduation photos, or go to http://bit.ly/mHKFUQ.
Randy Keck/The Community News: A Shale tank truck overturned on the S-curve in downtown Aledo this afternoon.
The driver of the truck sustained minor injuries and was transported to a Fort Worth hospital.
The truck was leaking salt water and diesel fuel. The leakage was contained by a makeshift dam constructed out of sand by Aledo Volunteer FIre Dept. personnel.
According to Aledo Fire Chief Scott Mitchell, this accident was the second Shale truck incident today. The first occurred earlier in the day on Interstate 20.