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Update on fires in Palo Pinto County

April 19, 2011 by Randy Keck

The fires that continue to ravage Palo Pinto County have now consumed 148,000 acres, according to Mark Ingebretson, Editor of the Lake Country Sun.

Ingebretson said the fire line now covers 200 square miles.

There are an estimated 750 people fighting the fire from departments all over the country, including personnel from local fire departments.

Locally, collections to assist firefighters are being taken by the Aledo Church of Christ, Aledo United Methodist Church and the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce. Items requested include:

Dust masks
Lip balm (Carmex or Chapstick-style)
Eye drops
Anti-histamines or allergy medicines
Ibuprofin or Naproxin
Gatorade (powdered and bottled)
Water
Nutritious snacks
High-protein nutrition bars
Fruit

County Judge issues disaster declaration

April 18, 2011 by Randy Keck

Wildfires burning in neighboring Palo Pinto County have prompted County Judge Mark Riley to issue a Disaster Declaration for Parker County.

More than 55,000 acres have been burned and 30 structures have been destroyed in Palo Pinto County.

Riley said Parker County’s Commissioners are each sending equipment, including two water trucks, two track loaders and two graders to cut fire lines in hopes of stopping or slowing the fires.

Riley contacted Palo Pinto County Judge David Nicklas on Friday, April 15 offering equipment to assist with the fires should the need arise.

Parker County’s Mobile Command Vehicle has been on the scene providing assistance since Friday and the county is also assisting with manpower using the county’s Wildland Strike Team.

Parker County Judge's Office Press Release: Groundbreaking, Naming for Western Loop

April 11, 2011 by Anonymous

Parker County residents are invited to a groundbreaking and roadway naming to celebrate the beginning of construction of the Western Loop on Wednesday, April 20, 4 p.m.
The event will take place at the site where the Loop will intersect with FM 920 (north of Weatherford, west of FM 2421; look for the old Phillips 66 sign). The roadway is a project of the Parker County Transportation Bond Program. The brief ceremony and unveiling of the new name will be hosted by Parker County.

Weatherford is One of Ten Stops in Central Texas During the Run Across America

April 7, 2011 by Randy Keck

Courtesy of Weatherford Community Relations and Recreation Dept.

While riding his bike with friends, a drunk driver swerved to miss his friends, but the driver never saw Croix Sather and hit him head-on.

Allegation of missing funds

March 31, 2011 by Randy Keck

It has come to the attention of the Parker County Sheriff’s Office of an allegation of missing funds from the Sgt. Rusty Arnold Benefit Fund.
“A preliminary inquiry indicates there is substance to the allegations,” said Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler. “At this point, the Texas Rangers have been requested to conduct a full and thorough investigation concerning this matter. The Sheriff’s Office will have no further comments pending the outcome of that investigation.”

Burn ban rescinded

March 29, 2011 by Randy Keck

Due to a change in climate, the burn ban for Parker County has been rescinded.

County burn ban in effect

March 25, 2011 by Randy Keck

Emergency declaration in effect

Parker County Judge Mark Riley has signed an emergency declaration placing into effect an outdoor burn ban effective March 23.

Citing the imminent threat of wildfire, the declaration bans "any outdoor burning or orders such burning
by others."

Any outdoor burning will be extinguished by the fire department assigned to the area, and following an investigation, a fine of up to $500 can be levied.

Text of declaration:
WHEREAS, Parker County has not had rainfall for an extended period and weather forecasters offer little promise of a change in the hot, dry conditions in the near future; and

PARKER COUNTY SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT TO MEET

March 24, 2011 by Randy Keck

The Parker County Soil and Water Conservation District #558 will meet in an open board meeting Thursday, April 7, 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
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.

Cornyn Announces Millsap VFD to Receive $26,790 Grant

January 27, 2011 by Anonymous

WASHINGTON— Millsap VFD will receive a grant of $26,790 to support firefighters and their work as first responders, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn announced Thursday. The funding can be used for training and support operations, and to purchase firefighter safety and rescue equipment. It comes through the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency in cooperation with the U.S. Fire Administration.

“This funding will help make sure first responders at the Millsap VFD will have the resources necessary to keep the surrounding community safe,”Sen. Cornyn said. “We have a responsibility to support those working on the front lines every day to protect families, homes and property.”

Meals on Wheels Fajita Supper

January 25, 2011 by Randy Keck

Parker County Meals on Wheels is hosting a fajita supper from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27 at the Parker County Senior Center, 1225 Holland Lake Road in Weatherford. In addition to fajitas, the event features a silent auction with numerous items from local merchants. Tickets are $10. To reserve tickets, call 817-596-4640. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, September 23

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

  • Aledo Middle School at Granbury Acton 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 vs. Granbury Acton MS at Aledo MS;
    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 Crowley;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 24

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

Thursday, September 25

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

  • Trinity Christian Academy JV at Lakeland Academy, 4:30 p.m. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Joshua at Aledo, 7th Gym 1 & 8th MPC;
    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.

Friday, September 26

  • AHS Varsity Girls Black at Granbury Girls Tournament, Harbor Lakes through Sept. 27

  • AHS vs. Joshua at Aledo;
    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 JH vs. St. Paul's Lutheran at Aledo Middle School, 5:30 p.m. *District Game

  • AHS Varsity vs. Joshua at Aledo Bearcat Stadium, Homecoming, 7:30 p.m.

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

Saturday, September 27

  • AHS JV at Chisholm Trail JV Tournament, times TBA

Monday, September 29

  • Sept. 29 or Oct. 2, Aledo Middle School vs. Alvarado at Aledo High School, 4:20 p.m.

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