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Lightning displaces Silver Creek family

July 1, 2010 by Randy Keck

Dominic Genetti/The Community News: The home of Sagers Family burns after being struck by lightning during a thunderstorm last week. Firefighters from Tarrant and Parker counties battled the blaze. No one was hurt. Jessica Sagers, 17, was home at the time of the lightning strike and was able to get the family pets out of the house. The family is currently staying at a Lake Worth hotel until a rental property is found.Dominic Genetti/The Community News: The home of Sagers Family burns after being struck by lightning during a thunderstorm last week. Firefighters from Tarrant and Parker counties battled the blaze. No one was hurt. Jessica Sagers, 17, was home at the time of the lightning strike and was able to get the family pets out of the house. The family is currently staying at a Lake Worth hotel until a rental property is found.

By Dominic Genetti
The Community News

In a matter of minutes, Jessica Sagers went from browsing on her computer to rushing out of her house for safety.

Lightning struck the roof of her parents' home in Silver Creek during a passing thunderstorm.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE

June 29, 2010 by Randy Keck

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE of property to satisfy landlord’s lien. Sale is 9:00 a.m., Saturday July 10, 2010 at 123 N. 1187 (next to RR tracks). Property sold to highest bidder for cash. Cleanup and removal deposit may be required. Seller reserves right to withdraw property from sale. Property includes contents of units belonging to Richard Zimmer and Ruel Sanders which includes general household items, furniture, and misc. items. Call before sale to see if it has been cancelled. Contact Aledo Space Station 817-271-6068.

Parker County Commissioners Court Agenda June 28, 2010

June 25, 2010 by Randy Keck

Parker County
Weatherford, Texas 76086
REGULAR AGENDA

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 28th of JUNE 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

House fire in Silver Creek

June 24, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Aledo and Willow Park Firefighters assisted Silver Creek and Azle firefighters in battling a house fire at 117 Rattling Antler in Silver Creek.

Homeowner James Sagers said his daughter, Jessica, was home at the time the fire started at about 4p.m.

Everyone got out safely. The fire is believed to have started from a lightning strike, but Sgt. Connie Good of the Parker County Fire Marshall's office said an investigation has to take place before that becomes official.

PARKER COUNTY SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT TO MEET

June 24, 2010 by Randy Keck

The Parker County Soil and Water Conservation District #558 will meet in an open board meeting Wednesday, July 1, 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

DIRECTOR ELECTION – ZONES 1 & 2

DISTRICT REPORTS
503 Water Quality Management Plans
Newsletter
Girl Scout Program
Annual Plan of Work

MISCELLANEOUS
Checks
Multi-Purpose Reimbursement Form
3rd Quarter IRS and TWC Reports

Mammogram Screenings Available

June 23, 2010 by Randy Keck

Pink Luncheon Dollars at Work in Parker County

Pink Luncheon Dollars are still at work providing mammography screenings for Parker County residents. Since the last Pink Luncheon, the Texas Health Resource Mobile Mammography Unit has been in several locations in the county. The mobile unit will be in Parker County again on the following dates.

July 9, 2010 – Willhite Seed Inc., Poolville, TX (On the Square)

July 15, 2010 – All About Kids, Weatherford, TX (Fort Worth Hwy.)

August 31, 2010 – Millsap ISD, Millsap, TX (Elementary Campus)

Comptroller announces Job Building Fund grants

June 21, 2010 by Randy Keck

WC to enhance nursing laboratory

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced today (June 21) that Weatherford College was among 22 community colleges across the state receiving more than $3.84 million in grant funds to help finance equipment purchases for new career and technical education programs that support fast-growing industries. The grant money from the Job Building Fund helps Texans get technical training for careers in high-demand occupations.

“This money will help schools buy specialized equipment and training materials to support work force development programs, continuing education training courses, and certificate and associate degree programs experiencing rapidly increasing enrollment,” Combs said.

Large sink hole diverts Weatherford traffic

June 15, 2010 by Randy Keck

From the Weatherford Police Dept.

Wendy Field/Weatherford Police Dept.Wendy Field/Weatherford Police Dept.

Economic Development Corp. holding town hall meeting

June 14, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Citizens are encouraged to attend a town meeting at the Aledo Community Center tomorrow.

It will be held by the Aledo Economic Development Corporation from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

According to Aledo City Administrator Ken Pfeifer, Freese and Nichols, Inc. representatives (the engineering company working on the project with the city) will be giving a presentation on the current strategic plan as well as collected information.

A portion of the meeting will also be dedicated to citizen input.

Update: Bongs removed from store

June 7, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Aledo Shell station: The Aledo Shell station along south FM-1187.

Sources to The Community News today said that the bongs on sale at the Shell gas station along south FM-1187 have been removed.

The owner reportedly received several complaints and took the items off the shelves. The water pipes, also referred to as bongs, are used in smoking marijuana and were going for $25.

Check the print edition of The Community News Friday for a full story.

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