BE IT KNOWN, the HONORABLE COMMISSIONERS COURT of PARKER COUNTY, TEXAS, will convene in a SPECIAL MEETING at 9:00 A.M. on WEDNESDAY the 22nd day of SEPTEMBER 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. ROUTINE BUSINESS: (a.) Certification of revenues as presented by the auditor; (b). Line item budget adjustments as presented by the auditor; (c.) payment of routine bills as presented by the auditor; (d.) prior approval/disapproval of purchases.
2. Update on transportation Bond Implementation:(Judge Riley)
Dominic Genetti/The Community News: Dennis Clayton, president of the board for the Parker County United Way, stands along a the Courthouse Square in Weatherford at the kick off event for the United Way.
The United Way of Parker County has officially kicked off their campaigning. At the Downtown Cafe in Weatherford Friday morning, supporters and board members gathered to start the new donating season that will last until the end of the year.
Downtown Cafe is a partner with the United Way as well as Crossroads.
“Parker Pride...Take It Personally!"
Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Parker County Clean Up Do’s & Don’ts:
Clean Up day is for private citizens, not commercial disposal
Make and post signs alerting neighborhood and enabling church, school groups and organizations to form “clean teams”
Clean and mow around personal and public property and roadways
Help elderly and disabled persons clean up their place
Wear bright colored clothing, protective gloves, eye wear and shoes
Collection bags for cleaning roads aailable at precinct barns
As a courtesy to precinct workers, bag securely and separate items to speed unloading and reduce labor
Please do not expect them to unload loose garbage
Items accepted include:
Aluminum, iron, glass, etc.
The Honorable Phil King, State Representative for Parker and Wise counties, will be the guest speaker at the Bush Legacy Republican Women of Weatherford monthly luncheon meeting on Sept.16 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fire Oak Grill in Weatherford. Reservations are appreciated but not required. For more information, call Call Dodie Jordan at 817-594-0413.
From the Parker County District Attorney's office
Frisco Dewayne Tucker, 20, of Arlington was sentenced to 15 years and a $3,500 fine for robbing a Weatherford bank in a trial that concluded Tuesday, Sept. 14 in Parker County District Court. Tucker had applied "Super Glue" to his fingers to avoid leaving fingerprints.
Tucker pled guilty to the robbery charge on Friday and elected to have District Judge Don Chrestman assess his punishment.
Willow Park City HallLess than a month after former Willow Park Planning and Zoning Secretary Becky Stokes was laid off because of "budget constraints," another layoff has come to Willow Park City Hall.
Deborah Hall, municipal court clerk, has been laid off effective the end of the 2009 fiscal year (Sept. 30), according to a reliable source speaking on the condition of anonymity.
Hall was made aware of her dismissal Tuesday afternoon.
Deputy Court Clerk Ester Diaz is expected to take over as municipal court clerk Oct. 1.
From the Parker County District Attorney's Office
Special to The Community News
Rodney Jessie Watson, 44, pled guilty on Moday, Sept. 13, to to aggravated sexual assault of a child and attempted indecency with a child charges and was assessed prison sentences of 25 and 10 years. The sentence was handed out by 43rd District Court, Judge Don Chrestman in Weatherford.
“This is the worst nightmare of every parent who ever let their child spend the night at a friend’s house,” said Assistant District Attorney Jeff Swain, who handled the case for the state. “The defendant’s daughter had a few of her friends spend the night and, while they were trying to sleep, the defendant fondled two of the girls.”
Pay outstanding tickets before Sept. 25 or face arrest
From the Parker County Judge's Office
Special to The Community News
Parker County’s justices of the peace and law enforcement officers are giving notice that failure to pay traffic tickets will result in arrest.
With millions of dollars in fines and fees outstanding, a Parker County warrant roundup is set to begin within the coming days. The decision to push forward with the warrant roundup came after a meeting between Parker County Judge Mark Riley, the justices of the peace, constables and Sheriff’s Department personnel.
Randy Keck/The Community News: Andrea White, wife of Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Bill White, spoke to well-wishers at the Parker County Senior Center on Sunday, Sept. 12.
Andrea White, wife of Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Bill White, was in Weatherford Sunday, Sept. 12 for an ice cream social and get-together.
“I’m here because I love my husband. He’s a good man,” White told a crowd of well-wishers. She said she has been married to him for 25 years – in fact, their 25th wedding anniversary is the date of the first big debate scheduled in Austin on Oct. 19.
September is Emergency Preparedness Month, and Parker County Emergency Management Community Liaison Kit Marshall wants to make sure all residents know what to do in the case of an emergency.
To help prepare, Parker County Emergency Management is offering another free training opportunity for people who want to be able to assist in their community if a major disaster such as a tornado, flood or wildfire was to occur.
“The CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training is a 24 hour course that teaches emergency preparedness and basic disaster response techniques that will prepare volunteers to take an active role in providing critical support to the professional first responders during emergencies,” Marshall said.