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Free Back to School Program

July 30, 2011 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Tue, 08/09/2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Weatherford Regional Medical Center’s Healthy Woman will present a free session “Back to School Success: Preparing your child for a healthy, happy return to school” from noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9 at Lone Star Medial Plaza in Willow Park. Presenters will be pediatricians Jessica Ramsey, M.D. and Sandra Rodriguez, D.O. Attendees will learn about the healthy development of school-age children and get nutrition tips and up-to-date information on immunizations. Sandwiches, chips and cookies will be served. Reservations are required by Aug. 5. To reserve a place, call 817-341-PINK (7465) or visit www.WeatherfordRegional.com/HealthyWoman.

Sheriff seeking help solving horse shooting

July 28, 2011 by Randy Keck

From the Parker County Sheriff's Office

Parker County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and/or indictment of the suspect(s) involved in a horse shooting incident Sunday, July 17, 2011.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the incident which left a horse dead was reported by the owner to have occurred sometime between 9 a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday.

The horse owner told deputies she performed a routine security check Sunday when she discovered her 14-year-old quarter horse “Lacy” lying motionless on the ground about 100 yards from the fence off of Chisholm Hills Road, and had been shot in the neck.

Chisholm Hills Road is off White Settlement northeast of Willow Park.

Riney named All-Star Defensive MVP

July 27, 2011 by Randy Keck

Courtesy of Tim BuchananIn an image from the scoreboard at Cowboys Stadium, Rylan Riney of Aledo is presented the Defensive Most Valuable Player Award for the Texas High School Coaches Association All Star Game played Tuesday night. According to an ESPN report of the game, “Riney made his mark on the game with eight minutes left in the fourth, returning an interception 27 yards for a score.” Riney’s North squad won the game 38-14. Riney was featured in last week’s issue of The Community News.

Cowboys Stadium to Host 2011 UIL Football Championships

July 25, 2011 by Randy Keck

AUSTIN, Texas—The 2011 UIL Conference 1A-5A football state championships will be held at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, the UIL announced Monday.
 
“We are excited to bring the UIL football championships back to Cowboys Stadium, one of the premiere venues in the state,” said UIL Director of Athletics Dr. Mark Cousins. “We will work closely with Cowboys Stadium in providing a first-class state championship experience and look forward to creating memorable moments for our student participants and fans.”
 

Fall Ball registration set Aug. 6-7

July 24, 2011 by Randy Keck

Aledo Athletics will hold its 2011 Fall Ball Registrations during the first weekend in August. Registrations will be held at Railhead in Willow Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6 and from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7. Registration for honkball is $80. T-ball, baseball and softball registration is $90. AAI's Fall Ball program is meant to be an instructional and fundamental development program. There are no tryouts for fall baseball and softball - all teams are formed via a blind draft. For more information, visit www.aledoathletics.com or send an e-mail to info@aledoathletics.com.

Road closure announced for July 27

July 24, 2011 by Randy Keck

The City of Weatherford announces a temporary road closure of the IH20 east bound frontage road at South Main Street/SH 171/FM 51 beginning Wednesday, July 27 at 9:00 p.m. and ending at 6:00 a.m. Thursday, July 28. The east bound U-turn bridge at South Main Street/SH 171/FM 51 will also be temporarily closed during this time. Detours for east bound IH20 access will be directed to BB Fielder Road.

In addition, the new Santa Fe/FM 2552 east bound 409 exit ramp from IH20 will be temporarily closed Wednesday, July 27 at 9:00 p.m. and ending at 6:00 a.m. Thursday, July 28. Exits 408 and 410 will be the alternate route for access during this time.

Crime Stoppers Tip Solves Burglary

July 24, 2011 by Randy Keck

$1000 Reward Paid

An area resident will enjoy a $1,000 award paid by Parker County Crime Stoppers because of a tip that led to the arrest of a suspect in a burglary at the Weatherford Lake Marina in May.

The Weatherford Police Department reported the burglary that occurred on May 18 as the “Crime of the Week” to the local media. As a result, the Crime Stoppers tip-line received several calls identifying the suspect in this case.

On July 13th, Douglas Scott Martin, 41, was arrested for State Jail Felony Theft $1,500 to $20,000 and placed in the Parker County Jail.  

Work Under Way

July 22, 2011 by Randy Keck

Randy Keck/The Community News: Workers place roofing over what will be the new entrance to Brookshire's in Willow Park. The store is undergoing a major renovation.

Help sought in building burglary

July 18, 2011 by Randy Keck

Parker County Sheriff’s investigators are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating unknown suspect(s) in connection with a burglary of a building call Wednesday, July 13, 2011.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the incident was reported in the 7500 block of West Interstate 20, in Millsap, and occurred sometime between Tuesday evening, July 12, and Wednesday morning, July 13.

The victim told deputies unknown suspects forcefully entered two storage buildings located on the property of Praise Pavilions, an event rental facility business, and stole a self-propelled lawn mower, miscellaneous hand tools and an air conditioning unit. Also missing from the property was several thousand dollars worth of oak lumber.

Water restrictions under way in local cities

July 15, 2011 by Randy Keck

One of the hottest, driest summers in history is beginning to take its toll on local water supplies.

All local communities have enacted some form of water restrictions. The latest to join is the City of Aledo, which enacted Stage I of its Drought Contingency Plan effective Friday, July 15.

Willow Park is under Stage IV of its Water Conservation Plan.

Hudson Oaks has been under Stage II of its plan.

Deer Creek is under Stage III.

Hudson Oaks Assistant City Administrator Patrick Lawler pointed out that the area’s rainfall is the lowest in 116 years.

“It’s going to be a true test of the capacity of these systems,” Lawler said. “I would encourage people to please try to conserve water.”

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