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Buckets and Boots make funds available for Palo Pinto fires

September 6, 2011 by Randy Keck

(PALO PINTO COUNTY, TX) — As a result of the latest fires, the Board of Directors of the Buckets and Boots Foundation has received inquiries into how the funds for the Palo Pinto County Fire Departments have been and will be distributed. The non-profit held a large fundraiser on July 9th at the Rocker B Ranch in Graford that netted approximately $450,000 specifically for the fire and sheriff departments of Palo Pinto County who have battled massive wildfires, which have devastated the county.

Scenes from Careity's "Branded" Event

August 30, 2011 by Randy Keck

Scenes from the Careity Foundation's Branded event. Scenes include a segment with auctioneer Matt Blevins getting bids for a Chorkie puppy; scenes from the silent auction, and a short interview with Lyn Walsh and Bev Branch of the Careity Foundation.

Parker County Soil and Water Conservation District to meet

August 30, 2011 by Randy Keck

The Parker County Soil and Water Conservation District #558 will meet in an open board meeting Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 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
DIRECTOR ELECTION ZONE 3
CLEAR FORK WATERSHED REPORT/PLANNING
NRCS ACTIVITIES REPORT
STATE DIRETOR’S MEETING
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.

Parker County Soil & Water Conservation District Agenda August 4, 2011

July 24, 2011 by Randy Keck

PARKER COUNTY SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT TO MEET

The Parker County Soil and Water Conservation District #558 will meet in an open board meeting Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 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

1. APPROVE MINUTES OF LAST BOARD MEETING
2. PRESENT AND PAY BILLS
3. CLEAR FORK WATERSHED REPORT/PLANNING
4. NRCS ACTIVITIES REPORT
5. TEXAS STATE SWCB REPRESENTATIVE REPORT
6. DISTRICT REPORTS
7. MISCELLANEOUS

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

Upper Trinity Groundwater Conservation District Meeting July 18, 2011

July 18, 2011 by Randy Keck

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING
AND SHOW CAUSE HEARING
OF THE
UPPER TRINITY GROUNDWATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT
at the
District Office
1250 E. Highway 199, Suite 102
Springtown, TX
Monday, July 18, 2011
Show Cause Hearing and Board Meeting begins at 5:00 P.M.
Regular Meeting begins at conclusion of Show Cause Hearing
________________________________________________________________________
INTRODUCTORY MATTERS
1. Welcome guests and members of the public.
2. Roll call, establish a quorum, call Board Meeting and Show Cause Hearing to order, declare the board meeting and hearing open to the public.
SHOW CAUSE HEARING

Help sought in building burglary

July 18, 2011 by Randy Keck

Parker County Sheriff’s investigators are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating unknown suspect(s) in connection with a burglary of a building call Wednesday, July 13, 2011.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the incident was reported in the 7500 block of West Interstate 20, in Millsap, and occurred sometime between Tuesday evening, July 12, and Wednesday morning, July 13.

The victim told deputies unknown suspects forcefully entered two storage buildings located on the property of Praise Pavilions, an event rental facility business, and stole a self-propelled lawn mower, miscellaneous hand tools and an air conditioning unit. Also missing from the property was several thousand dollars worth of oak lumber.

Thefts hit growing number of county churches

July 11, 2011 by Anonymous

Aledo church is latest victim

Seven area churches have had air conditioning units stolen or destroyed in recent months according to a release from Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler.

The latest incident was at Faith Presbyterian Church in Aledo. Pastor Jim Witherow reported to deputies on Wednesday, July 6 that unknown suspects entered the property, stole the air conditioning unit from the side of the building and damaged a gated enclosure which was meant to house the unit. Church members also reported the system was working during church services Sunday, July 3, but were missing days after the service. Damages totaled more than $10,000.

Fireworks Use Banned in County

June 21, 2011 by Anonymous

County Judge declares local disaster

From the Parker County Judge’s Office

Continuing drought conditions and threat of wildfires has prompted County Judge Mark Riley to issue a disaster declaration banning use of all fireworks in the county until July 5.

The Texas Disaster Act allows County Judges to ban the use of fireworks during a disaster for up to 60 hours unless the governor extends the ban.

Texas Governor Rick Perry has extended the ban on the use of fireworks in Parker County through July 5, 2011. 120 other Texas counties have also banned the use of fireworks, according to Perry’s office.

“The Texas Division of Emergency Management has reviewed the request for an extension and recommends that it be granted,” Perry said.

FM 1187 pavement overlay under way

June 20, 2011 by Randy Keck

Construction crews began work of overlaying pavement on FM 1187 today between I-20 and Bailey Ranch Road. The work will reduce the two-lane roadway to one lane at various locations. A pilot car will lead motorists through the work zone.

An announcement of the work, received late Friday from TxDot, said "We appreciate motorist’s patience while crews complete this maintenance work. During construction, alternate routes are encouraged."

Commissioners order burn ban

June 13, 2011 by Randy Keck

Parker County Commissioners voted 4-1 Monday, June 13 to institute a burn ban for Parker County for the next 30 days.

“As we all know, we are currently experiencing extremely dry conditions,” Parker County Judge Mark Riley said. “When conditions are this dry, wildfires can happen very easily and then spread quickly. We want to do everything we can to avoid any situations similar to what happened at Possum Kingdom Lake back in April or the Peaster Wildfires from the 90s.”

Precinct 3 Commissioner John Roth voted against the measure.

“I am absolutely, 100 percent for safety, but I’m also not for penalizing law-abiding citizens who take the proper precautions,” Roth said. “There are good days and bad days to burn, burn ban or not. What’s your threshold of government?”

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, September 16

  • AHS Varsity Girls Orange at Mansfield Varsity Invitational, Glen Gardens, 8:00 a.m.

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

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Mineral Wells JH at Aledo MS;
    8C, 5:00;
    8B, 6:00;
    8A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Aledo Middle School at Mineral Wells JH, MWHS Ram Stadium;
    7C, 5:00;
    7B, 6:00;
    7A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

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

Wednesday, September 17

  • Aledo Middle School JHG, JHB at Lipan Meet, 4:45 p.m.

Thursday, September 18

  • AHS JV at Crowley, 4:00 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School at Weatherford Hall, Weatherford 9th grade center

  • Aledo Middle School at Granbury Acton MS;
    7,8 C - 5:00;
    7,8 B - 6:00;
    7,8 A - 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are subject to change. The lengths of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JH at Harvest Christian Academy, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, September 19

  • AHS Varsity Boys Black at Bart Granger Memorial, Pecan Valley GC through Sept. 20

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

  • Trinity Christian Academy JV vs. CHANT - Christian Homeschool Athletes of North Texas at Aledo Middle School, 5:30 p.m.

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

Saturday, September 20

  • Aledo Middle School, A Team Tournament at Weatherford Hall, times TBD

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