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Burn ban effective immediately for Parker County

October 16, 2015 by Rosealee Hoffman

Parker County Judge Mark Riley has ordered an emergency burn ban, effective 2 p.m. today, through 2 p.m. Oct. 23.

The warning applies to all incorporated areas and violators could face up to a $500 fine.

Additional photos released of vehicle burglary suspect

July 1, 2015 by Randy Keck

The Parker County Sheriff's Office has released three additional photos of a vehicle burglary suspect. For more information, see the story at

Suspects sought in vehicle thefts

June 30, 2015 by Phil Major

Parker County Sheriff’s investigators are seeking the public’s help in identifying and locating two suspects in connection with seven vehicle burglaries occurring last week.

Sheriff Larry Fowler said the suspects entered seven vehicles, taking personal items late Wednesday evening into Thursday morning, June 24-25.

Sheriff’s investigators said all seven vehicles were reportedly left unlocked. Items were taken from vehicles located on Cedar Bluff Court, Creek Side Drive, South FM 5 and Miramar.

Parker clerk to issue same-sex licenses

June 29, 2015 by Phil Major

The following was released late Monday afternoon:
The Parker County Clerk’s office in following the recent ruling from the Supreme Court of the United States will be issuing gender neutral marriage licenses later this week.

As an elected official, I have taken an oath to execute the duties of the office, and that I will preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution and the laws of the United States and of the State of Texas without subjecting those actions to my own personal values. I believe you want nothing more from your elected County Clerk.

Public hearing set for I-20 interchange

June 19, 2015 by Randy Keck

A high resolution PDF version of this map can be downloaded by clicking on the link at the bottom of this post.A high resolution PDF version of this map can be downloaded by clicking on the link at the bottom of this post.

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and Parker County will hold a Public Meeting to discuss the proposed IH 20 – Center Point Road Interchange improvements in the City of Hudson Oaks and Weatherford, Parker County, Texas. The purpose of the meeting is to offer an opportunity to discuss and make comments on the proposed interchange, local access ramp and frontage road improvements extending from E. Bankhead to Lakeshore Drive. The Public Meeting will be an open house format, allowing visitors to come and go at their own availability, and will be held on:

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

New crest of 27 feet expected in Brazos River

May 29, 2015 by Randy Keck

Officials urge evacuation along river; shelter set up in Weatherford

From the Parker County Judge’s Office

National Weather Service River Forecasters are predicting a second and much higher crest of the Brazos River in Parker County.

The river near Dennis in Parker County was at 21.57 feet Friday morning. With two flood gates open at Morris Sheppard Dam on Possum Kingdom Lake, waters are rising with a predicted crest nearing 27 feet expected Saturday night, May 30.

Parker County residents in flood prone areas along the Brazos River should evacuate and seek higher ground, according to Parker County Emergency Management officials. The river initially crested at noon on Thursday, May 28 at a level of 23.58 feet.

Warning issued for Horseshoe Bend

May 27, 2015 by Randy Keck

Parker County Judge Mark Riley has signed a disaster declaration, opening the door for state assistance as flooding along the Brazos River in Parker County is expected.

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for areas along the Brazos River in Parker County.

Parker County residents in Horseshoe Bend should seek higher ground and leave the Horseshoe Bend area by 8 p.m. on Wednesday according to Parker County Emergency Management officials.

The Brazos River is expected to crest at 25 feet, four feet above flood stage. The river is expected to spill out of its banks late Wednesday to early morning Thursday, with the crest forecast to occur Thursday night into Friday morning. As of Wednesday morning the Brazos River at Dennis in Parker County was at 16 feet.

Suspect sought in Briar robbery

December 5, 2014 by Phil Major

Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office Patrol deputies were dispatched to an aggravated robbery at the Briar Beer and Tobacco convenience store at 14634 FM 730 North, Suite 100 in northwest Tarrant County Friday, Dec. 5 at 7:15 a.m. A white male entered the store, assaulted the clerk and took an unknown amount of cash from the store’s cash register. The store surveillance video shows the actor fleeing the scene in a dark 4-door sedan displaying a third brake light in the upper center back windshield. The vehicle did not have tinted windows.
If you have any information on the identity of the male subject please contact Detective Pedraza with the Tarrant County Sheriff’s office at 817-999-5683 or dispatch at 817-884-1213.

Sheriff's Dept investigating weekend shooting

November 24, 2014 by Randy Keck

From the Parker County Sheriff's Dept.
Parker County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Division is investigating a double shooting and assault call, which left three people with severe injuries.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the incident was reported by Azle hospital staff at 5:42 a.m., Sunday morning.

Azle Police reported the incident occurred at a residence in the 400 block of Calhoun Bend Road near FM 730.

While Sheriff’s deputies and investigators were en route to the scene, they discovered a vehicle belonging to one of the victims at the intersection of FM 730 and Calhoun Bend Road. The vehicle sustained several bullet holes and contained substantial evidence relating to the incident.

Suspect indicted for hit-and-run death at Hudson Oaks Walmart

November 20, 2014 by Phil Major

The Parker County Grand Jury returned an indictment for Accident Involving Personal Injury or Death on Morgan Lopatesky on Thursday, Nov. 20.  That offense, more commonly called hit and run, is a second degree felony punishable by 2 to 20 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine in situations in which a death was caused in the accident.
The indictment stems from the Aug. 11 accident in the Hudson Oaks Walmart parking lot that took the life of Marla Carroll, 58, of Poolville.
Lopatesky, who was 16 at the time of the alleged offense but is 17 now, had been certified to stand trial as an adult in a hearing before 43rd District Court Judge Craig Towson earlier on Thursday.

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, December 1

  • AHS Ladycats vs. Springtown at Aledo;

    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.
    JV, 5 p.m.
    9th, 5 p.m.

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