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Parker County Final Returns

July 31, 2012 by Randy Keck

Final Returns from Parker County's July 31 Runoff Election:

REPUBLICAN    
     
United State Senator    
David Dewhurst 3937 38.94%
Ted Cruz 6174 61.06%
     
Railroad Commissioner    
Christi Craddick 6794 73.62%
Warren Chisum 2434 26.38%
     
Railroad Commissioner (Unexpired Term  
Barrry Smitherman 4133 47.87%
Greg Parker 4500 52.13%
     
Justice, Supreme Court Place 4    
David Medina 3932 45.78%
John Devine 4657 54.22%
     
County Commissioner, Pct. 3    
Larry D. Walden 1564 53.91%
Gary Carter 1337 46.09%
     
Constable, Pct. 2    
Lowell Moss 900 44.93%
Joe Harris Jr. 1103 55.07%
     
Constable, Pct. 4    
Scott Jones 1825 58.36%
Mike Montgomery 1302 41.64%
     
Pct. 215 Chair    
Ryan Ruland 136 42.77%
Virginia Little 182 57.23%
     
Pct. 345 Chair    
Jim Trainor 182 89.22%
Durrel Jones 22 10.78%
     
Pct 350 Chair    
Robin Gentry 203 63.04%
Dwight Dick 119 36.96%
     
Pct 400 Chair    
Lynette McCracken 194 44.39%
Marvin Herring 243 55.61%
     
Pct 425 Chair    
Betty Reinert 116 61.70%
Kerri Rehmeyer 72 38.30%
     
     
     
DEMOCRAT US Senator    
Grady Yarbrough 122 38.98%
Paul Sadler 191 61.02%

Parker County Election Returns Update

July 31, 2012 by Randy Keck

With 33 of 44 boxes reporting, Parker County Runoff totals:

REPUBLICAN  
   
United State Senator  
David Dewhurst 3234
Ted Cruz 5143
   
Railroad Commissioner  
Christi Craddick 5626
Warren Chisum 2014
   
Railroad Commissioner (Unexpired Term
Barrry Smitherman 3497
Greg Parker 3661
   
Justice, Supreme Court Place 4  
David Medina 3259
John Devine 3865
   
County Commissioner, Pct. 3  
Larry D. Walden 1131
Gary Carter 1163
   
Constable, Pct. 2  
Lowell Moss 766
Joe Harris Jr. 931
   
Constable, Pct. 4  
Scott Jones 1485
Mike Montgomery 1065
   
Pct. 215 Chair  
Ryan Ruland 136
Virginia Little 182
   
Pct. 345 Chair  
Jim Trainor 182
Durrel Jones 22
   
Pct 350 Chair  
Robin Gentry 203
Dwight Dick 119
   
Pct 400 Chair  
Lynette McCracken 85
Marvin Herring 102
   
Pct 425 Chair  
Betty Reinert 116
Kerri Rehmeyer 72
   
   
   
DEMOCRAT US Senator  
Grady Yarbrough 94
Paul Sadler 151

Parker County Early Vote Totals

July 31, 2012 by Randy Keck

REPUBLICAN  
   
United State Senator  
David Dewhurst 1883
Ted Cruz 2441
   
Railroad Commissioner  
Christi Craddick 2969
Warren Chisum 1016
   
Railroad Commissioner (Unexpired Term
Barrry Smitherman 1942
Greg Parker 1816
   
Justice, Supreme Court Place 4  
David Medina 1719
John Devine 1976
   
County Commissioner, Pct. 3  
Larry D. Walden 687
Gary Carter 661
   
Constable, Pct. 2  
Lowell Moss 442
Joe Harris Jr. 501
   
Constable, Pct. 4  
Scott Jones 873
Mike Montgomery 452
   
Pct. 215 Chair  
Ryan Ruland 72
Virginia Little 69
   
Pct. 345 Chair  
Jim Trainor 72
Durrel Jones 9
   
Pct 350 Chair  
Robin Gentry 83
Dwight Dick 52
   
Pct 400 Chait  
Lynette McCracken 85
Marvin Herring 102
   
Pct 425 Chait  
Betty Reinert 60
Kerri Rehmeyer 27
   
   
   
DEMOCRAT US Senator  
Grady Yarbrough 45
Paul Sadler 65

Polling locations for today's voting

July 31, 2012 by Randy Keck

Polling sites open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Emergency Preparedness Office recognized

June 29, 2012 by Randy Keck

From the Parker County Judge's Office

Kit Marshall, Community Liaison for Emergency Preparedness, recently spent time in Austin, after she was selected to team-teach the State CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Master Instructor class.

“It is an honor for Kit and something we are all very proud of,” County Judge Mark Riley, Director of Emergency Management said. “It speaks well for our Emergency Preparedness staff when one of our employees is to the level where she is teaching not just the community but emergency preparedness personnel across the state.”

Marshall said she was pleased with the opportunity to educate others on CERT.

“CERT training is something I believe is invaluable for every family, neighborhood or community,” she said. “It is basic life safety training that gives one the ability to know what to do and perhaps even save the life of another before a first responder arrives. There is nothing more valuable than a human life.”

After the State CERT Master Instructor class, Marshall traveled to San Antonio to co-lead two educational sessions at the 3rd Annual Texas Unites Conference in San Antonio Put on by Texas Citizens Corp and the Texas Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster; it is one of the largest annual professional, volunteer and emergency management training summits in Texas.

Man Shoots Self in Handgun Accident

June 20, 2012 by Katie Martinez

From the Parker County Sheriff's Office
An Azle man was taken to a local hospital after sustaining a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his leg, Tuesday.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the man, identified as Charles Edward Finch, 63, reported he had taken a Ruger .45 handgun to show his friends, and was attempting to “unload” the weapon when he was struck in the left thigh.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to the call around 5 p.m. in the 1900 block of Northwest Parkway.

A Sheriff’s report states Finch reported he did not know a round was in the chamber at the time of the incident.

Finch was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth for treatment. His condition is unknown at this time.

“This is another example of how unsafe handling of weapons is extremely dangerous,” said Sheriff Larry Fowler. “This is the third weapon incident within the last 30 days. We can not stress enough caution and proper training when handling and firing weapons.”

Bankhead Highway burglars arrested

May 31, 2012 by Katie Martinez

Parker County Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested two men in connection with three recent burglaries.

Deputies responded to a burglary in progress call around 3:30 p.m., Wednesday in the 3300 block of East Bankhead Highway.

Deputies discovered two suspects inside the residence after a neighbor witnessed the pair breaking into the home.

When deputies arrived on scene, they observed a black Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck backed into the driveway, facing the roadway. Deputies reported the rear door of the home had been forcefully entered.

(Click READ MORE below for the rest of the story).

Towson unseats Loftin in Judge's race

May 29, 2012 by Randy Keck

Weatherford attorney Craig Towson outpolled Trey Loftin in the race for District Judge, 43rd Judicial District in Tuesday's Parker County Republican Primary. Loftin was appointed to the post by Gov. Rick Perry last year in the wake of the retirement of Judge Don Chrestman.

Towson received 6,027 votes to Loftin's 5,511. Because there is no Democratic candidate on the November ballot, Towson becomes the de facto winner of the race, and should take office in January, 2013.

In the bitter race for Parker County Tax Assessor-Collector, incumbent Marjorie King easily won over Larry Lippincott, 8,164 to 3,443.

Voters in Precinct 4 will return to the polls on July 31 for a runoff between Constable candidates Scott Jones and Mike Montgomery, who led a four-man race. Jones received 1,203 votes (35.86%) to Montgomery's 831 (24.77%). Other candidates in the race were Dallas Cochran (586 votes) and Kevin Lanham (735 votes).

Results of all county contested races are below (click "Read More.")

Couple arrested for providing alcohol to minors

May 25, 2012 by Randy Keck

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said he wants to send a warning to adults who intend to purchase or furnish alcohol to minors.

A man and woman were booked into the Parker County jail Thursday morning in connection with furnishing alcohol to minors at a prom party April 29, 2012, in Millsap.

“There is no excuse for contributing alcohol to minors at this time of the year or any time,” Fowler said.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to a disturbance call prom night from a concerned citizen who reported the incident in the 3100 block of Bennett Road, in Millsap, around 1 a.m.

Upon arrival, deputies observed numerous underage individuals drinking and running toward a wooded area with more than 20 vehicles on the property. Deputies reported more than 100 individuals were in attendance at the party.

Deputies reported finding evidence of numerous underage drinkers, ages 16 to 18, to be participating in a drinking game of “beer pong.” Sheriff’s deputies also found numerous plastic cups on three folding tables with ping-pong balls inside the cups filled with suspected beer, numerous liquor bottles and beer containers on the front porch, in coolers and on the ground of the residence.

Sample ballots for May 29 primary

May 24, 2012 by Randy Keck

Below are sample ballot images for voters in Parker County Precinct 4 for the May 29 primary elections. Higher resolution versions are available for download at the links below.

Republican Page 1Republican Page 1


Republican Page 2Republican Page 2


DemocraticDemocratic

Polling Locations

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

100 SILVER CREEK METHODIST - 2200 CHURCH RD. OFF 730, AZLE
105 NEWSOM MOUND ROAD CHURCH OF CHRIST - 1460 NEWSOM MOUND RD., SPRINGTOWN
110 CROSSTIMBERS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - 831 JACKSON TRAIL, AZLE
111 AZLE MASONIC LODGE - 257 W. MAIN, AZLE
115 RENO CITY HALL - 195 W. RENO RD., RENO
120 FIRST BAPTIST SPRINGTOWN - 500 N. MAIN, SPRINGTOWN
125 OUTREACH OF LOVE CHURCH - 3591 E HWY 199, SPRINGTOWN
130 PARKER COUNTY NE ANNEX - 1020 E. HWY.199, SPRINGTOWN
135 FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH - 801 FRIENDSHIP RD., WEATHERFORD
140 AGNES BAPTIST CHURCH - 350 AGNES NORTH, SPRINGTOWN
200 HARBERGER HILL COMMUNITY CTR RM B - 701 NARROW ST., WEATHERFORD
205 TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH - 1500 BALL ST., WEATHERFORD
210 POOLVILLE METHODIST CHURCH - - 230 WEST CHURCH, POOLVILLE
215 PEASTER FIRE DEPT. - 220 JUDD ST, PEASTER
220 WHITT FIRE DEPT. - 4312 N FM RD 52, WHITT
225 GARNER BAPTIST CHURCH - 2304 NORTH FM RD. 113, GARNER
230 CENTRAL VOL.FIRE DEPARTMENT #2 - 3461 N FM 51, WEATHERFORD

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, August 26

  • AHS Varsity vs. Joshua at Aledo, 3:30 p.m.

  • AHS vs. Stephenville at Aledo;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 28

  • AHS Varsity at Volleypalozza Varsity Tournament through Aug. 30, times TBA

  • AHS JV at Joshua, 4:00 p.m.

Friday, August 29

  • Trinity Christian Academy JH at Fort Worth Academy, 5:00 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Cedar Park at Baylor University's McLane Stadium, Waco, Texas, 7:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity vs. Granbury Cornerstone at Aledo Middle School, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 30

  • AHS at Marcus I Invitational, North Lakes Park, Denton, Texas 76201, 7:00 a.m.

Tuesday, September 2

  • AHS Varsity at Burleson Centennial, 3:30 p.m.

  • AHS at Denton Guyer;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 4

  • AHS JV vs. Burleson Centennial at Aledo, 4:00 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JH at Johnson County Sports Association, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, September 5

  • AHS at Colleyville Heritage;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JV at Christian Life Prep, 5:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity at Faustina Academy, 7:00 p.m.

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