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Narcotics arrest made near Aledo exit

November 3, 2010 by Randy Keck

Woman carrying suspected MDMA

Special to The Community News

A Friday, Oct. 29 traffic stop at the 420 mile marker on Interstate 20 led Parker County Sheriff’s deputies to arrest an Arlington woman who was in possession of a large amount of suspected narcotics.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said Wendy Ellen Smith, 30, also known as Wendy Escobar, was stopped around midnight on the I-20 service road for speeding 25 miles-per-hour over the posted limit and swerving across the yellow marked lane.

Parker County reinforces GOP wave

November 2, 2010 by Randy Keck

Parker County voters reflected the Republican wave in Tuesday voting around the country, only more so. GOP candidates were the recipients of 15,217 (about 85 percent) of straight-ticket voters in Parker County, and Republican candidates in individual races received anywhere from the low-70s to mid-80s in term of percentage of the vote in their races.

The least strong Republican in statewide voting appeared to be Rick Perry, who received 22,088 votes in his race against Democratic challenger Bill White's 6,978, or a percentage differential of about 73-23 percent.

Election Day in Parker County

November 2, 2010 by Randy Keck

Parker County registered voters who did not take advantage of early voting can cast ballots today, at the following locations. The appropriate voting precinct is indicated on your voter registration card. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

100 – Silver Creek Methodist – 2200 Church Road. off 730, Azle
105 – Newsome Mound Road Church of Christ – 1460 Newsome Mound Road, Springtown
110 – Crosstimbers Elementary School – 831 Jackson Trail, Azle
111 – Azle Masonic Lodge – 257 W. Main, Azle
115 – Reno City Hall – 195 W. Reno Rd., Reno
120 – First Baptist Springtown – 500 North Main, Springtown
125 – Outreach of Love Church – 3591 E. Hwy 199, Springtown
130 – Parker County NE Annex – 1020 E. Hwy 199, Springtown
135 – Friendship Baptist Church – 801 Friendship Rd., Weatherford

Delivery delayed

October 29, 2010 by Randy Keck

The mail delivery of this week's issue of The Community News has been unavoidably delayed by one day for this week's issue. The delay is the result of getting to press late on Thursday and extremely stringent post office regulations.

We regret the delay. The newspaper can be viewed online at the following link:

Annetta mayor resigns

October 25, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Phil LumsdenMayor of Annetta Phil Lumsden has resigned from office and made it official last Thursday.

Hudson Oaks Mayor Pat Deen said that Lumsden wants to spend more time with his family. According to Annetta City Councilman Chester Tucker, Mayor Pro-Tem Bruce Pinckard will run the city. Tucker also said that another resignation may come in Annetta city government, but did not reveal whom it may be.

Deen will be honoring Lumsden tonight at the Hudson Oaks City Council meeting. Other area mayors and leaders, as well as citizens, are expected to attend to give the resigning mayor a proper send off.

The Hudson Oaks City Council meets tonight at 7 p.m. at Hudson Oaks City Hall, 210 N. Lakeshore.

Upper Trinity Groundwater Conservation District Agenda October 25, 2010

October 24, 2010 by Randy Keck

at the
District Office
1250 E. Highway 199, Suite 102
Springtown, TX
Monday, October 25, 2010
Board Meeting begins at 6:00 P.M.
1. Welcome guests and members of the public.
2. Roll call, establish a quorum, declare the board meeting open to the public.
3. Consent Agenda:

Rangers/Grandparents Day at TCA

October 15, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Texas RangersStudents had special guests at Trinity Christian Academy Friday afternoon. Grandparents were allowed to come in and experience a school day with their grandchildren.

Students also dressed up in celebration of the Texas Rangers' winning the division series playoffs over the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rangers now play the New York Yankees for the American League Pennant. If Texas wins, it would be the first trip to the World Series in the franchise's 49-year history. Click below to see pictures from the day's events.

Business Expo on tap for Thursday

October 13, 2010 by Randy Keck

East Parker County Business ExpoThe East Parker County Chamber of Commerce Business Expo is Thursday, Oct. 14 from 4-8 p.m. at Willow Park Baptist Church. The expo will include numerous vendors from the local area. Food will be available from Baker's Ribs, Bordelon Foods, The Wild Mushroom Steakhouse and Ultimate Cupcake. Everyone who attends will have a chance to win a 32" Flat Screen TV donated by Weatherford Regional Medical Center.

The event is free and open to the public.

Parker County Red Cross educating teens to be safer babysitters

October 13, 2010 by Randy Keck

Next training scheduled for Nov. 6

How prepared is your teenaged babysitter? Maybe more—or less—than you thought.

A recent study by the American Academy of Pediatrics showed that while almost all 13-year-old babysitters know who to contact if there is an intruder or a child is sick, injured or poisoned, 40 percent of younger babysitters reported that they had left children unattended while babysitting, and 20 percent opened the door to strangers.

Texas Extension Education Association Week in Parker County

October 12, 2010 by Randy Keck

Special to The Community NewsParker County Commissioners Court signed a proclamation declaring October 10 – 16, 2010 as Texas Extension Education Association Week in Parker County.There are three active clubs in the county with more than 70 members. For more information about Extension Education clubs in Parker County, call the Parker County Extension office at 817-598-6168.

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, October 6

  • AHS VS Granbury at AHS

    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.

    JV, 5:30 p.m.

    9th A, 5:30 p.m.

    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity VS Cleburne at AHS; 4 p.m.

  • TCA Varsity VS UME Prep at TCA, 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 8

  • AHS JV at Cleburne; 4 p.m.

  • TCA Varsity at North Dallas Adventist, 5 p.m.

Friday, October 9

  • AHS at Everman

    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 Everman Bulldogs, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 10

  • TCA Varsity VS Immanuel Christian Academy at TCA; TBA

  • AHS at Flyin' Hawks Invitational at Hurst; 7:30 a.m.

Tuesday, October 13

  • AHS at Cleburne

    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.

    JV, 5:30 p.m.

    9th A, 5:30 p.m.

    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, October 16

  • AHS at Crowley

    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 Crowley Eagles, 7:30 p.m.

Monday, October 19

Tuesday, October 20

  • AHS VS Joshua at AHS

    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.

    JV, 5:30 p.m.

    9th A, 5:30 p.m.

    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, October 23

  • AHS VS Burleson at AHS

    Varsity, 5:30 p.m.

    JV, 6:30 p.m.

    9th A, 6:30 p.m.

    9th B, 5:30 p.m.

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