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Girl Scout camp vandalized

October 4, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Special to CN: A window was one of the many things vandalized at the local Girl Scouts camp.Recently, Weatherford Police Department was contacted by representatives of the local Girl Scouts of America who reported that several buildings at the Girl Scout camp, located at 1419 Holland Lake Dr, had been vandalized including the 120 year old, single room, rock cabins.

When officers arrived on the scene, they found multiple windows broken, a fire extinguisher discharged, and graffiti on several of walls inside the buildings. The suspects spray painted “SKJ”, “Westside” and “420”.

7th Annual Tombstone Tour

October 4, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

WeatherfordLovers of history, graveyards and great stories should mark their calendars now for the Seventh Annual Tombstones Tour at Old City Greenwood Cemetery in Weatherford.

Sponsored by the Parker County Heritage Society, this year’s Tombstones Tour focuses on families who have impacted the rich heritage of this community with all presenters discussing the impact on Weatherford during the Spanish Influenza Pandemic of 1918.

PCSW meeting

October 4, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Parker CountyThe Parker County Soil and Water Conservation District #558 will meet in an open board meeting Thursday, October 14, 2010, 9:00 a.m. in the Conference Room located in the Agricultural Services Center, 604 North Main St., Suite 100, Weatherford, Texas. The public is invited to attend.

AGENDA

1. COMPLETE OATH OF OFFICE (ZONES 1 & 2) & ELECT OFFICERS
2. APPROVE MINUTES OF LAST BOARD MEETING
3. PRESENT AND PAY BILLS
4. CLEAR FORK WATERSHED REPORT/PLANNING
5. NRCS ACTIVITIES REPORT
A. Cooperative Working Agreement
6. TEXAS STATE SWCB REPRESENTATIVE REPORT
A. State Director’s Meeting
7. DISTRICT REPORTS
A. 503 Water Quality Management Plans
B. Rolling Plains Association Meeting

Water Well Screening Day

October 4, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Parker CountyThe Parker County Office of Texas AgriLife Extension Service is sponsoring a water well screening day for area residents Wednesday, Oct. 20.

The well water screening day is designated to inform private water well owners and users on the condition of their well water of possible contamination from common contaminants, according to Jon Green, Parker County Extension Agent-Agriculture.

Contaminants for which water will be screened include fecal coliform, salinity and nitrates.

Parker County Commissioners Court Special Agenda October 4, 2010

October 1, 2010 by Randy Keck

Parker County
Weatherford, Texas 76086
SPECIAL AGENDA

BE IT KNOWN, the HONORABLE COMMISSIONERS COURT of PARKER COUNTY, TEXAS, will convene in a SPECIAL MEETING at 9:00 A.M. on MONDAY the 4th day of OCTOBER 2010 in the COMMISSIONERS COURTROOM on the FIRST FLOOR of the COURTHOUSE, ONE COURTHOUSE SQUARE, WEATHERFORD,TEXAS,
TO CONSIDER, DISCUSS AND/OR ACT UPON THE FOLLOWING AGENDA ITEMS:

1. APPROVAL:
a. Resolution supporting Rio Brazos Water Supply Corporation application to Texas Community Development Block Grant Program located in Precinct #3.(Judge Riley)

b. Policy for filling employee vacancies during fiscal year.(Judge Riley)

Adjournment.

Repeat drug offender receives 30-year sentence

October 1, 2010 by Randy Keck

From the Parker County District Attorney's Office

A 50-year-old Springtown man pled guilty to possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver and was sentenced to 30 years in prison in a case heard in District Court in Weatherford on Thursday, Sept. 30.

On May 6, investigators with the Weatherford/Parker County Special Crimes Unit arrested Billy Don Farris as he was in the midst of selling $2,000 of methamphetamine in a residence in Springtown. The investigators found him in possession of 50 grams of the narcotic at the time of his arrest.

Aledo Community Center

October 1, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Shooting at UT-Austin

September 28, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

UT-AustinThe lockdown has been lifted at the University of Texas at Austin.

In a press conference Tuesday afternoon, Robert Dahlsbom, campus police chief, said that authorities believe the shooter that entered the campus library this morning and opened fired before turning the gun on himself is believed to be a student. He said that there were reports of minor injuries, but were not related to the gun shots. Dahlsbom said the injuries came from students running to safety.

Done deal

September 27, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Dominic Genetti/The Community NewsWillow Park Mayor Ken Hawkins signs off on one of the many documents that finalizes the sale of the Deer Creek and Dyegard water systems to the cities of Hudson Oaks and Annetta.

Ownership becomes official Friday Oct. 1 at the start of the new fiscal year.

Special WP City Council meeting: Sept. 27, 2010

September 27, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

City of Willow ParkRefresh your page often for frequent updates

10:19 p.m.-No action in Executive Session. Meeting adjourned.

9:35 p.m.-Motion passes. Council is in Executive Session.

9:33 p.m.-Hickerson makes the motion, Alderman seconds, for the finalization to move the sale forward.

9:31 p.m.-Council is discussing the acquisition of the Deer Creek and Dyegard water systems. The ETJ boundaries play a major role in the sale that is officially finalized on Oct. 1 (the first day of the 2010 fiscal year budget)

9:17 p.m.-Next item: Willow Park's extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ). Rider Scott is addressing the council.

Sports Calendar

Thursday, October 23

  • AHS at District Meet, Cleburne High School, 1501 Harlin Drive, Cleburne, Texas, 76035, 10:00 a.m.

  • Aledo Middle School at Weatherford Hall;
    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 vs. Victory Christian at Aledo Middle School, 6:30 p.m., *District Game

Friday, October 24

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

  • Trinity Christian Academy vs. Nazarene at Aledo Middle School;
    JH, 5:30 p.m.;
    Varsity, 7:30 p.m.
    *District Games

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

Monday, October 27

  • AHS Varsity Boys Orange at Maypearl Varsity Tournament, Mansfield National, 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, October 28

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Weatherford Hall MS at Aledo 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.

  • Aledo Middle School at Weatherford Hall 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.

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

Thursday, October 30

  • Aledo Middle School at Brewer, Brewer High School

  • Aledo Middle School at Stephenville Henderson J.H.;
    7B, 8C - 5:00;
    7C, 8B - 6:00;
    7A, 8A - 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are subject to change. The lengths of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

Friday, October 31

  • AHS Varsity vs. Granbury at Aledo Bearcat Stadium, Football Senior Parent Night, 7:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity at Newman International, 7:30 p.m. *District Game

Tuesday, November 4

  • AHS Varsity Girls Orange at Wichita Falls Varsity Tournament, Canyon West, 9:00 a.m.