10:30 p.m. No action in executive session. Meeting adjourned.
9:44 p.m. No action taken on the use of two engineers. The council is in executive session. They are slated to discuss personnel matters.
9:23 p.m. Hawkins is defending City Engineer Gordon Swift in regard to talks of conflict of interest. Currently the city has been using another engineering firm to review Swift's work. The council is expected to discuss whether or not the use of another engineering firm is needed.
9:20 p.m. Council authorizes Hawkins to authorize Petty to move forward with water piping in a new developmental area along Bankhead Highway.
9:01 p.m. The council has decided to take no action on changing the salaried pay period schedule.
There will be lane closures on the main lanes of I-20 between FM 2552 (Santa Fe) and FM 51 (South Main) Tuesday, Sept. 14, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Closures will begin on the east bound inside lane and, upon completion, will move to the west bound inside lane.
Special to The Community News: Barbara Pursley, left, president of Parker Paws, accepts a check from Karmann Goff of Wright Chiropractic. $11,838 was raised for Parker Paws at the 2nd annual Wright Chiropractic Hot Dog Trot.
Special to The Community News
Parker Paws, an organization that works to increase pet adoption and care for animals at the Parker County Animal Shelter, received a check for $11,838 as proceeds from the second annual “Hot Dog Trot” 5k run/walk held Aug. 14 at Hall Middle School in Weatherford.
Barbara Pursley, president of Parker Paws, received the check from the event’s sponsor, Wright Chiropractic Clinic in Weatherford.
Randy Keck/The Community News: Andrea White, wife of Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Bill White, spoke to well-wishers at the Parker County Senior Center on Sunday, Sept. 12.
Andrea White, wife of Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Bill White, was in Weatherford Sunday, Sept. 12 for an ice cream social and get-together.
“I’m here because I love my husband. He’s a good man,” White told a crowd of well-wishers. She said she has been married to him for 25 years – in fact, their 25th wedding anniversary is the date of the first big debate scheduled in Austin on Oct. 19.
By Brent Baker
PUYALLUP, Wash. – Unlike the local NFL team, one local cowboy actually performed well in Washington Sunday.
Former Weatherford College rodeo athlete Clif Cooper earned the biggest win of his pro career when he roped a calf in 8.0 seconds in the final round of the Justin Boots Playoffs Sept. 12 at the Puyallup (Wash.) Fair and Events Center.
Cooper, a Decatur native, won $13,500 overall and moved from 18th to seventh place in Wrangler Million Dollar Tour Standings, assuring him a spot in the Justin Boots Championships, Sept. 23-25 in Omaha, Neb.
“I was thinking, ‘I won it. I can’t believe it. I won it!” he told prorodeo.com. “Guys started giving me high-fives…I couldn’t believe it. It is just now starting to sink in.”
September is Emergency Preparedness Month, and Parker County Emergency Management Community Liaison Kit Marshall wants to make sure all residents know what to do in the case of an emergency.
To help prepare, Parker County Emergency Management is offering another free training opportunity for people who want to be able to assist in their community if a major disaster such as a tornado, flood or wildfire was to occur.
“The CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training is a 24 hour course that teaches emergency preparedness and basic disaster response techniques that will prepare volunteers to take an active role in providing critical support to the professional first responders during emergencies,” Marshall said.
Fort Worth, Texas – September 13, 2010 – Dave Campbell’s Texas Football is proud to announce that the Aledo High School Bearcats football team has been named the Army Strong Team of the Week for Division 4A.
The Bearcats were chosen for this honor because of their teamwork, dedication, discipline, personal courage and integrity, values shared by U.S. Army Soldiers.
City of Willow ParkIt will be a busy night for Willow Park government officials as three meetings are scheduled for this evening.
The city's planning and zoning commission has a special meeting tonight at 6 p.m. in the chambers of city hall and the city council will have a workshop and special meeting at the multipurpose room of the Willow Park police station and fire house. The workshop begins at 7 p.m. and the city council meeting is slated to begin immediately afterwards.
Voters in the Weatherford, Brock and Millsap school districts overwhelmingly passed Tax Ratification Elections (TRE) today (Saturday, Sept. 11). School districts around the state have felt major budget constraints due to funding formulas set by the Texas Legislature in 2006 with House Bill 1.
Under the concept of the TRE, a school district can transfer some funds from its Interest and Sinking (bond money) budget to its Maintenance and Operation budget, which pays for salaries and instructional programs. Local school districts have been resorting to layoffs and cuts in funding to find ways to keep their budgets balanced, and have had to dip into fund balances as well.
Sabrina VanceRobert RobinsonAir Force Airmen Sabrina N. Vance and Robert C. Robinson graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The airmen completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Vance is the daughter of John D. and Peggy M. Vance of Weatherford.