“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.
City of Willow ParkIt will be a busy night for Willow Park government officials as three meetings are scheduled for this evening.
The city's planning and zoning commission has a special meeting tonight at 6 p.m. in the chambers of city hall and the city council will have a workshop and special meeting at the multipurpose room of the Willow Park police station and fire house. The workshop begins at 7 p.m. and the city council meeting is slated to begin immediately afterwards.
Voters in the Weatherford, Brock and Millsap school districts overwhelmingly passed Tax Ratification Elections (TRE) today (Saturday, Sept. 11). School districts around the state have felt major budget constraints due to funding formulas set by the Texas Legislature in 2006 with House Bill 1.
Under the concept of the TRE, a school district can transfer some funds from its Interest and Sinking (bond money) budget to its Maintenance and Operation budget, which pays for salaries and instructional programs. Local school districts have been resorting to layoffs and cuts in funding to find ways to keep their budgets balanced, and have had to dip into fund balances as well.