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County offices closed again Tuesday

August 2, 2010 by Randy Keck

Services curtailed for second day in wake of water main break

Parker County Judge Mark Riley has closed most county government offices in the City of Weatherford on Tuesday, Aug. 3 due to a water main break within the City of Weatherford.

This closure includes county offices in the following buildings in Weatherford: the Parker County Courthouse, the Parker County Courthouse Annex, Parker County Adult Probation Building, Parker County Agriculture Extension Building and the Parker County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 Building.

The Parker County District Courts building may open at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 3.

Area mayors follow Deen's lead

August 2, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

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.

Water outage forces closure of county offices

August 2, 2010 by Randy Keck

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.

Garage Sale

July 29, 2010 by Randy Keck

2500 Old Annetta Road. Saturday, July 31 from 8-12. Furniture (desk, chairs, etc.), truck access., tennis stuff, fan/light kit, light fixtures, bath access., clothing, riding mower.

PARKER COUNTY SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT Aug. 5, 2010

July 27, 2010 by Randy Keck

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.

AGENDA

APPROVE MINUTES OF LAST BOARD MEETING

PRESENT AND PAY BILLS

CLEAR FORK WATERSHED REPORT/PLANNING

NRCS ACTIVITIES REPORT

TEXAS STATE SWCB REPRESENTATIVE REPORT

DISTRICT REPORTS

MISCELLANEOUS

IN ACCORDANCE WITH TEXAS OPEN MEETINGS ACT (ARTICLE 625217, +SECTION 2, VERNON’S TEXAS CIVIL STATUES), THE BOARD MAY ADJOURN INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION.

Hawkins' Open Forum

July 23, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=587287210182

Mayors back out of proposal

July 23, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

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:

Aggie Moms annual ‘Howdy Party’ this weekend

July 21, 2010 by Randy Keck

Rusty Burson, Yell Leaders to highlight party

Special to The Community News

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.

Peach Festival 2010

July 19, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=586888384432&ref=mf

WP Mayor proposes combination of EPC cities

July 16, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

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.

Click to watch Part I of the Ken Hawkins unedited interview:
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=586871772722&ref=mf

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