Weatherford-Parker County Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (FAST) members arrested a Weatherford man for failing to register as a sex offender.
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the man, identified as Lowry Dean Scarlett Sr, 60, was convicted of criminal sexual conduct, a fifth-degree, nonconsensual sexual contact in 2003, in Clearwater County, Minnesota, against a 10-year-old female victim. The charge is equivalent to a Texas felony charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child.
Scarlett absconded to San Antonio, was later apprehended in Lockhart, Texas, and extradited back to Minnesota to serve eight months in jail, before returning to Texas sometime in late 2005.
Texas’ annual Sales Tax Holiday arrives this weekend, just in time for families to save money on clothes and supplies for the new school year.
“This is the 12th straight year in which families will take advantage of sales tax savings,” Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said. “This Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 20–22, shoppers can stock up on tax-free school supplies, school backpacks and most children’s and adults’ clothing and shoes priced at less than $100.”
To help families plan to make the most of the Sales Tax Holiday, lists of tax-free apparel and school supplies can be found on the Comptroller’s website at http://www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/taxpubs/tx98_490/tx98_490.html.
Aledo, Willow Park and Hudson Oaks fire departments battled a house fire off of White Settlement Road Friday afternoon. Departments from Silver Creek and Cresson were also on the scene. There are no details as to how the blaze started. A firfighter on the scene confirmed that no one was hurt.
Because of the heat all emergency workers on scene were instructed to break and hydrate in the shade. American Red Cross Disaster Services arrived on the scene with water and Gatorade.
From the Parker County Judge's Office
Parker County Commissioners voted unanimously to place all unincorporated areas of the county under a burn ban, following a recommendation from Parker County Fire Marshal Shawn Scott due to drought conditions, at the court’s regular meeting on Monday, August 09, 2010.
Scott said the county’s drought index, determined by the Texas Forest Service, has risen to the 500-600 level on the Keetch-Byram Drought Index scale and is projected to move into the 600-700 range within the next 14 days.
Another factor involved in the placement of the burn ban is the City of Weatherford’s recent water distribution problems, according to Scott.
Agenda of Regular Meeting
The Board of Trustees
Weatherford Independent School District
A Regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of Weatherford Independent School District will be held August 12, 2010, beginning at 7:00 PM in the Board Room of the District Services Building, 1100 Longhorn Drive, Weatherford, Texas.
The subjects to be discussed or considered or upon which any formal action may be taken are as listed below. Items do not have to be taken in the order shown on this meeting notice.
Unless removed from the consent agenda, items identified within the consent agenda will be acted on at one time.
The Willow Park City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. tonight at city hall for seven agenda items and mayor's update from Ken Hawkins.
Amongst the number of new business items on tonight's agenda the council will consider assigning another attorney to the city's Planning and Zoning Commission, signage in construction zones, and a weight limit for Ranch House Road.
According to the agenda, Hawkins will have updates on the the city's extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) boundaries and surface water negotiations with the City of Fort Worth.
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 11th day of AUGUST 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. Public Hearing:
a. To approve the revision of Lots 6-9, Sessums Place, Phase I to be known as Lots 6R-9R, Sessums
Place Phase I, being a total of 4.47 acres, located on Sessums Road in Precinct #1. ( Commissioner
BE IT KNOWN, the HONORABLE COMMISSIONERS COURT of PARKER COUNTY, TEXAS, will convene in a REGULAR MEETING at 9:00 A.M. on MONDAY the 9th of AUGUST 2010 in theCOMMISSIONERS COURTROOM on the FIRST FLOOR of the COURTHOUSE, ONE COURTHOUSE SQUARE, WEATHERFORD, TEXAS, TO CONSIDER, DISCUSS AND/OR ACT UPON THE FOLLOWING AGENDA ITEMS:
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 11th day of AUGUST 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
Bill YoungWeeks after Willow Park Mayor Ken Hawkins proposed that the six cities of East Parker County unite under one municipality with the Aledo name, another proposal has come forward.
Hudson Oaks City Councilman Bill Young, who Hawkins mentioned as a supporter at the town hall meeting last week, has written a full response to Hawkins' united cities proposal and is proposing a separate plan for the assumed growth coming to Aledo, Hudson Oaks, the Annettas and Willow Park.