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Free Mammograms plus Cancer treatment offered by Careity Foundation collaboration

September 9, 2010 by Randy Keck

Careity Day is offering cost-free mammograms to Parker County ecomomically-challenged women with a pledge of cost-free treatment - from biopsy through hospitalization, chemotherapy and radiation therapy - for any participant diagnosed with breast cancer. Interested women should call 817-594-1227 for an appointment. Careity Day is Saturday, Sept. 18.

Careity Foundation collaboration includes The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, Weatherford Regional Medical Center, Moncrief Cancer Institute, Dr. Amy Gunter, and Solis Women’s Health with financial support from Parker County Health Foundation.

Shootings mar Labor Day weekend

September 8, 2010 by Randy Keck

Sheriff’s deputies responded to two shooting calls over the Labor Day weekend.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said both shootings occurred Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010, but were unrelated and in separate parts of the county.

The first incident occurred around 11:30 a.m. in the 1200 block of Knob Hill Road, in Azle, where a 16-year-old juvenile was shot in the face with a .22 rifle.

Investigators said the victim found the weapon, which belonged to his mother, in a closet. The victim’s sibling did not observe the shooting, but told deputies his brother had been playing with the weapon when it went off. A sheriff’s report stated neither boy believed the rifle was loaded.

County lifts burn ban

September 7, 2010 by Randy Keck

Parker County’s burn ban has been lifted thanks to recent rainfall dropping the county’s fire danger and drought index number.

Parker County Fire Marshall Shawn Scott said he is grateful for the rain and he asks all Parker County residents to continue to be careful when burning

“We will continue to monitor the conditions as it relates to a wildfire danger,” Scott said. “Obviously the rain is a good thing and it decreases the likelihood of any extensive grass fire for the immediate future, but everyone still needs to be cautious when burning and be mindful of the conditions and their surroundings.”

Kickoff set for United Way Campaign

September 7, 2010 by Randy Keck

Charlie MartinezCharlie MartinezLongtime Weatherford businessman Charlie Martinez believes in voluntarism, as evidenced by his ten years on the board of the Weatherford ISD Board of Trustees and multi-year stint as chair of the Friends of Scouting fundraiser—so serving as chair of this year’s United Way campaign, he says, is a natural fit.

“The United Way of Parker County serves so many agencies in the area,” he said of his newest community position. “The United Way reaches so many people. It’s a great cause.”

Victory Texas to speak at Parker County Republican Women’s Meeting

September 6, 2010 by Randy Keck

Laura Zandstra Murray, North Texas Field Director of Victory Texas 2010, will be the featured speaker at the monthly meeting of the Parker County Republican Women. The meeting will be held at the Doss Heritage Center in Weatherford on Thursday, Sept. 9 at 11:30 a.m.

Murray will have a presentation explaining the new GOTV phone bank that is operating out of TCGOP headquarters and how to use the online call system. There will be packets that explain the volunteer incentive prizes for volunteers that make the most calls every month.

For reservations, call Nancy Klein at 817-683-1551 or e-mail ParkerCoRepublicanWomenRSVP@gmail.com

For more information about Victory Texas, visit http://www.victorytexas.org.

Andrea White to visit Weatherford

September 6, 2010 by Randy Keck

Wife of Democratic gubernatorial candidate to participate in ice cream social

Andrea WhiteAndrea WhiteAndrea White, wife of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill White, will visit Weatherford on Sept. 12 as part of her husband’s campaign tour around Texas.

White will be at the Parker County Senior Center, 1225 Holland Lake Dr., from 3:30 - 5 p.m. for an “ice-cream social” event. Guests can meet White and chat with her about Bill White’s plans for Texas, while enjoying some cold desserts and beverages.

Millsap bank robber sought

September 6, 2010 by Randy Keck

Millsap Bank RobberMillsap Bank RobberSheriff’s Investigators Continue to Seek Bank Robber

Parker County Sheriff’s investigators and deputies are seeking the public’s help in identifying and locating a male suspect who robbed a Millsap bank Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, at gunpoint.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the unidentified male entered the First National Bank of Santo in the 100 block of Fannin Street, with a note and pointed a shotgun at the teller, demanding cash around 2:30 p.m.

Parker County Commissioners Court Special Agenda September 8, 2010

September 6, 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 WEDNESDAY the 8th 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)

Parker County Plat Agenda September 8, 2010

September 6, 2010 by Randy Keck

Parker County
Weatherford, Texas 76086
PLAT AGENDA

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 8th day of SEPTEMBER 2010 in the COMMISSIONER 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. Review and Execute:
a. ETJ Interlocal Agreement with the City of Azle (John Forrest/Leslie Coufal).

2. Approval of Final Plat:
a. A subdivision to be known as Yarbrough Addition, located on Old Garner Road in Precinct #2.
(Commissioner Brinkley/Leslie Coufal).

3. Approval of Preliminary Plat:

Mayor holds open forum

August 30, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

City of Willow ParkWillow Park Mayor Ken Hawkins held a open forum last week (Aug. 24) to discuss with the public different city topics. Click the links below to watch video coverage of the meeting.

Part I: The Budget
http://www.community-news.com/node/685

Part II: A reduction in force
http://www.community-news.com/node/704

Part III: Road construction
http://www.community-news.com/node/702

Part IV: A response
http://www.community-news.com/node/682

Sports Calendar

Friday, August 29

  • Trinity Christian Academy JH at Fort Worth Academy, 5:00 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Cedar Park at Baylor University's McLane Stadium, Waco, Texas, 7:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity vs. Granbury Cornerstone at Aledo Middle School, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 30

  • AHS at Marcus I Invitational, North Lakes Park, Denton, Texas 76201, 7:00 a.m.

Tuesday, September 2

  • AHS Varsity at Burleson Centennial, 3:30 p.m.

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

Thursday, September 4

  • AHS JV vs. Burleson Centennial at Aledo, 4:00 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JH at Johnson County Sports Association, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, September 5

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

  • Trinity Christian Academy JV at Christian Life Prep, 5:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity at Faustina Academy, 7:00 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Bishop Amat at Aledo Bearcat Stadium, 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 6

  • AHS 9th A and 9th B at Chisholm Trail Freshman Tournament, times TBA

  • AHS at Southlake Carroll Invitational, Meadowmere Park, 3000 Meadowmere Lane, Grapevine, Texas 76051, 7:00 a.m.

Monday, September 8

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Weatherford Tison at Aledo High School, 4:20 p.m.

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