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Council approves zoning for fire station

August 15, 2014 by Phil Major

The Annetta South City Council voted unanimously to approve re-zoning of property along FM 5 and Thunder Head Lane Thursday night, from residential use to community services use. The property is owned by Parker County Emergency Services District 1, and the district plans to place a fire station at the location.

ESD1 Interim Fire Chief Stephen Watson was on hand to address the crowd and answer questions, and stated that the department would be very interested in community feedback during the planning process.
No plans for the station's design have been submitted to the city thus far. Watson indicated that ESD1 hoped to present initial plans within the next 90 days.

Evans denied bail

October 7, 2012 by Katie Martinez

Jake Evans, who is being held at the Parker County Jail in the deaths of his mother and 15-year-old sister, was denied bail during his first court appearance.

As a 17 year old, Evans will be tried as an adult and because more than one person was killed, he has been charged with capital murder.

A change in legislation in 2005 made life without parole an alternative to the death penalty in Texas for persons convicted of capital murder.

Since the inception of the law, across Texas, inmates convicted of capital murder are around six times more likely to be given life in prison over the death penalty.

Sheriff’s office investigates double murder

October 4, 2012 by Randy Keck

From the Parker County Sheriff's Dept
A 17-year-old man, identified as Jake Evans, is in custody after a double murder. 
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said a 9-1-1 call came into dispatch at 12:34 a.m.

The caller stated he had just shot and killed his mother, Jamie Evans, 48, and his 15-year-old sister.

The homicide scene took place in the family residence located in the 100 block of River Creek Lane, in Annetta South, in Parker County.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene and took Jake Evans into custody without further incident.

Evans stated he used a .22 revolver in the shootings. The exact cause and manners of death is pending autopsies from the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Parker County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Division and the Texas Rangers are investigating the case.

Sheriff Fowler stated investigators believe Evans acted alone in the murders. At this time, there is no evidence implicating additional suspects.

Investigators also believe the father and husband of the deceased was out-of-town on business when the murders took place.

Jake Evans is being interviewed by investigators today. Sheriff’s CID Investigators anticipate booking Evans in jail and charging him with capital murder.

Citizens view ramp proposal

January 25, 2012 by Randy Keck

Randy Keck/The Community News: Residents from the area visited the cafeteria at McCall Elementary School on Tuesday night, Jan. 24 to see the locations of the proposed ramp changes for Interstate 20. The west-bound exits for Ranch House Road and FM 5 are planned to be moved significantly westward.Randy Keck/The Community News: Residents from the area visited the cafeteria at McCall Elementary School on Tuesday night, Jan. 24 to see the locations of the proposed ramp changes for Interstate 20. The west-bound exits for Ranch House Road and FM 5 are planned to be moved significantly westward.

More on the story can be found in the Jan. 27 issue of The Community News.

Councilman responds, proposes task force

August 5, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Bill YoungBill YoungWeeks after Willow Park Mayor Ken Hawkins proposed that the six cities of East Parker County unite under one municipality with the Aledo name, another proposal has come forward.

Hudson Oaks City Councilman Bill Young, who Hawkins mentioned as a supporter at the town hall meeting last week, has written a full response to Hawkins' united cities proposal and is proposing a separate plan for the assumed growth coming to Aledo, Hudson Oaks, the Annettas and Willow Park.

Area mayors follow Deen's lead

August 2, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Dominic Genetti/The Community News: Hudson Oaks Mayor Pat Deen was the first mayor to back out of the united cities proposal made by Mayor Ken Hawkins of Willow Park. The plan calls for the uniting of the six cities of East Parker County; Aledo, Hudson Oaks, the Annettas and Willow Park.Dominic Genetti/The Community News: Hudson Oaks Mayor Pat Deen was the first mayor to back out of the united cities proposal made by Mayor Ken Hawkins of Willow Park. The plan calls for the uniting of the six cities of East Parker County; Aledo, Hudson Oaks, the Annettas and Willow Park.
Six days after Willow Park Mayor Ken Hawkins officially proposed to the public that the six cities of East Parker County merge and become one, three area mayors have confirmed that they want their cities removed from discussions.

WP Mayor proposes combination of EPC cities

July 16, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Willow Park Mayor Ken Hawkins says the region would benefit if the six cities of East Parker County join and become one. The idea is causing mixed reviews and raising a lot of questions. Watch the video below and get the full story.

Click to watch Part I of the Ken Hawkins unedited interview:
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=586871772722&ref=mf

Saturday Election Results

May 8, 2010 by Randy Keck

Final Voting Results

City of Aledo

Mayor
Kit Marshall - 204

Martin Siegmund - 35

Aledo ISD

School Board Place 4
Bill Barksdale - 195
Steve Bartley - 382
Ed Huddleston - 154
David Tillman - 267

Annetta - Annetta South

Consolidation election
For - 76
Against - 151

Willow Park

Place 3
Barry Brown - 252

Marvin Glasgow - 144

Place 4
Mark Hickerson - 209

Cindy Neverdousky - 186

Place 5
Hale Alderman - 245

David Carlisle - 158

Pct. 4 Justice of the Peace title up for grabs tonight

April 13, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

After months of campaigning, it all comes down to tonight.

Who will take the title in Parker County as Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace?

Will it be the 85-year-old incumbent Melvin Simons or will it be 50-year-old attorney Lynn Marie Johnson?

Follow The Community News tonight at community-news.com with live updates as the votes are tallied.

You'll be the first to see the numbers and who's winning the race as it heats up in its final hours.

Ride for Heroes approaching, Sheriff advises bicycle safety

April 8, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Caution is advised when cycling down Parker County roads.

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, September 30

  • AHS JV Girls & Boys at JV Northwest Tournament, Willow Springs, 8 a.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Granbury at Aledo 3:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Joshua Loflin MS at Aledo MS;
    8C, 5:00;
    8B, 6:00;
    8A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Aledo Middle School at Joshua Loflin MS;
    7C, 5:00;
    7B, 6:00;
    7A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • AHS vs. Burleson at Aledo;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 1

  • Aledo Middle School 7G, 8G, 7B, 8B at Brewer Meet, 4:15 p.m.

Thursday, October 2

  • AHS JV at Granbury, 4:00 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Weatherford Tison at Aledo 7th Gym 1 & 8th MPC;
    7,8 C - 5:00;
    7,8 B - 6:00;
    7,8 A - 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are subject to change. The lengths of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JV at North Central Texas Academy, 6:00 p.m.

Friday, October 3

  • Trinity Christian Academy at Fort Worth Hill School;
    JH, 5:00 p.m.;
    Varsity, 7:00 p.m.
    *District Games

  • AHS at Burleson Centennial;
    Varsity, 5:30 p.m.;
    JV, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 5:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Burleson Centennial, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 4

  • AHS Varsity at Nike South Invitational, Bear Branch Sports Park, 5205 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, Texas, 77381, 7:30 a.m.

  • AHS JV at Reunion Run, Joe Wheeler Park, Decatur, Texas 76234, 8:30 a.m.

Monday, October 6

  • AHS Varsity Boys Orange at Granbury Invitational 36 holes, Pecan Plantation, 8 a.m.

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