Dominic Genetti/The Community News: Hudson Oaks Mayor Pat Deen was the first mayor to back out of the united cities proposal made by Mayor Ken Hawkins of Willow Park. The plan calls for the uniting of the six cities of East Parker County; Aledo, Hudson Oaks, the Annettas and Willow Park.
Six days after Willow Park Mayor Ken Hawkins officially proposed to the public that the six cities of East Parker County merge and become one, three area mayors have confirmed that they want their cities removed from discussions.
A water outage in the City of Weatherford caused the closure of all county offices today (Monday, Aug. 2).
According to a press release from the City of Weatherford, due to a critical pipe failure "City of Weatherford water customers may be without water for an extended period of time. At this time, city staff is asking residents to refrain from all non-essential water use."
County government offices affected by the closure include the Parker County Courthouse, the Parker County Courthouse Annex, the Parker County District Courts Building and the Parker County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 building.
The Parker County Soil and Water Conservation District #558 will meet in an open board meeting Wednesday, August 5, 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.
APPROVE MINUTES OF LAST BOARD MEETING
PRESENT AND PAY BILLS
CLEAR FORK WATERSHED REPORT/PLANNING
NRCS ACTIVITIES REPORT
TEXAS STATE SWCB REPRESENTATIVE REPORT
IN ACCORDANCE WITH TEXAS OPEN MEETINGS ACT (ARTICLE 625217, +SECTION 2, VERNON’S TEXAS CIVIL STATUES), THE BOARD MAY ADJOURN INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION.
In an e-mail to Willow Park Mayor Ken Hawkins, the mayors of the cities of East Parker County and the media, Hudson Oaks Mayor Pat Deen is officially backing his city out of any discussions to merge Aledo, Hudson Oaks, Willow Park and the Annettas.
"The primary reason is the concern for the impact of property taxes, when we already have exceptional services provided to our residents without the need for property taxes," Deen said in his e-mail.
Following the Aledo City Council meeting Thursday night, Aledo Mayor Kit Marshall said she will not partake in any regional meetings that involve the merging of the six cities.
Hawkins said he will still advocate and lobby for his proposal.
Click to watch a video report on Hawkins' open forum:
Rusty Burson and the Aggie Yell Leaders will team up with the Parker County Aggie Moms’ Club on Saturday, July 24 to provide an evening of entertainment and fund raising for a student scholarships.
The sixth annual Howdy Party will run from from 6-8 p.m. at the Doss Heritage Center in Weatherford. Steeped in tradition, the event celebrates the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year. The entire community, Texas A&M University fans, current and future students, and alumni are all invited.
Willow Park Mayor Ken Hawkins says the region would benefit if the six cities of East Parker County join and become one. The idea is causing mixed reviews and raising a lot of questions. Watch the video below and get the full story.
Dominic Genetti/The Community News: Firefighters from surrounding counties assist the Benbrook Fire Department in a house fire along Park Center.
Aledo volunteer firefighters responded to a mutual aid call yesterday in Benbrook to assist in fighting a house fire in the 1100 block of Park Center. Firefighters from nearby Johnson and Tarrant counties also assisted in the blaze.
The call was made to 911 after city workers down the street noticed smoke billowing from the roof of the house. No one was home at the time and rescuers were able to save the family pets; two dogs and a parrot.