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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.”

Home Work

July 13, 2011 by Randy Keck

It takes work to find legitimate work-from-home opportunities. Then, success - or failure - is all in your hands.

By Patricia Rivera
CTW Features

When Alan Mater found himself laid off from the lens grinding company where he worked near Lewiston, Pa., he didn't waste a lot of time looking elsewhere for work.

Aledo in national 7-on-7 tournament

July 12, 2011 by Randy Keck

The Aledo 7-on-7 team is competing in the Red Bull Game Breakers 7-on-7 National Finals at SMU Friday-Saturday, July 15-16.

Games begin at 3 p.m. Friday at Gerald R. Ford Stadium at SMU, and continue through 10 p.m. Saturday’s schedule is 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. for the finals.

Qualifier events were held in 15 cities during May and June. Qualifying teams for the tournament include:
Louisiana – O. Perry Walker and Evangel Christian
Oklahoma – Metro Christian Academy
Pittsburgh – Thomas Jefferson and Clairton
Fort Worth – Aledo, Arlington Martin and Richland Hills
Dallas – Highland Park, Arlington Seguin and West Mesquite
Miami – Columbus
Birmingham – Erwin
Houston – Pearland Dawson, Westside and Cypress Fair

Peach Pedal brings more than 2,200 riders

July 12, 2011 by Anonymous

Forward Ride: by Steve Reisman
Organizers of the 23rd annual Peach Pedal Bike Ride say 2,270 riders braved the heat at the event on Saturday. The ride saw a 20 percent jump in participation compared to last year.

Participants from across Texas as well as Louisiana, Oklahoma, and even one rider from Wisconsin made the trek to Weatherford for the ride, which included routes of 100 kilometers, 39-miles, 26-miles and 9-miles. The event is a joint effort between the Weatherford Chamber of Commerce and the Weatherford College Foundation.

Access Road Closed Friday, July 15 and Monday, July 18

July 11, 2011 by Anonymous

The City of Weatherford announces a temporary road closure of the IH20 west bound frontage road at Santa Fe/FM 2552 beginning Friday, July 15 at 9:00 p.m. and ending at 5:00 a.m. Saturday, July 16. Detours for west bound IH20 access will be directed to east-bound IH20 through to Exit 410 Bankhead Hwy, and loop back to the west or by proceeding north on Santa Fe/FM2552 to Holland Lake Drive and west to the IH20 frontage road.
In addition, the frontage road at South Main Street/SH171/FM51 will be temporarily closed on Monday, July 18 at 9:00 p.m. and reopen at 5:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 19. Detours for east bound IH20 access will be directed to BB Fielder Road.

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