Man apprehended following high-speed pursuit
Special to The Community News
Thomas Douglas Bennett, 52, of White Settlement, was arrested Friday, July 2 after burglarizing an Aledo residence in the 2200 block of FM 5. Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the suspect was apprehended in Fort Worth after a high-speed vehicle pursuit.
Bennett was spotted by the homeowner as he was leaving the residence. The victim reported that the had stolen a laptop computer, an Xbox, .20 gauge single shot shotgun, set of tools and women’s clothing.
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 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.
Weatherford, Texas 76086
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
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.
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.
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
503 Water Quality Management Plans
Girl Scout Program
Annual Plan of Work
Multi-Purpose Reimbursement Form
3rd Quarter IRS and TWC Reports
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)
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.
From the Weatherford Police Dept.
Wendy Field/Weatherford Police Dept.