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Burn ban rescinded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Due to a change in climate, the burn ban for Parker County has been rescinded.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

Upper Trinity GCD to meet Jan. 24

January 18, 2011 by Randy Keck

The Upper Trinity Groundwater Conservation District board of directors will meet in regular session Monday, Jan. 24, at the District’s main office, 1250 E. Highway 199, Springtown.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. with a Show Cause Hearing regarding an alleged major violation of district rules. The board will heard testimony in the matter and may direct the board president or District’s general manager to take appropriate legal action.

Following the Show Cause Hearing, the board will meet in regular session to discuss and consider a variety of topics. The meeting’s agenda can be viewed on the District’s Web site after 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21.

Capt. Robert Wood to address Bush Legacy Republican Women

January 17, 2011 by Randy Keck

Speaker is Deputy Commander of Navy Reserve Intelligence at the Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth

Capt. Robert A. WoodCapt. Robert A. WoodCaptain Robert A. Wood, Deputy Commander of Navy Reserve Intelligence at the Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth, will be the speaker at Bush Legacy Republican Party Meeting at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 20 at the Doss Heritage Center in Weatherford.

United Way campaign exceeds 2010 goal

January 16, 2011 by Randy Keck

Special to The Community News: United Way Board President Dennis Clayton, center, congratulates 2010 campaign chair, Charlie Martinez, left, as Executive Director Susan Sodek looks on. Under the direction of Martinez and community volunteers, the United Way exceeded its campaign goal by almost 20 percent. More than 22 agencies and their clients in Parker County will benefit from the campaign.Special to The Community News: United Way Board President Dennis Clayton, center, congratulates 2010 campaign chair, Charlie Martinez, left, as Executive Director Susan Sodek looks on. Under the direction of Martinez and community volunteers, the United Way exceeded its campaign goal by almost 20 percent. More than 22 agencies and their clients in Parker County will benefit from the campaign.

Special to The Community News

Cheers and applause erupted during the January board meeting of the United Way of Parker County as Charlie Martinez, 2010 campaign chair, announced that campaign pledges had exceeded the $200,000 goal by 20 percent.

Prayers offered for injured deputy

December 14, 2010 by Randy Keck

Sgt. Rusty ArnoldSgt. Rusty Arnold

Aledo woman also injured in traffic mishap

The Parker County Sheriff’s Office and county offices are praying for Patrol Sgt. Rusty Arnold and his family.

Arnold was involved in an off-duty accident on Highway 199 in Springtown, Monday morning, Dec. 13, where he suffered severe head trauma. He was flown by air ambulance to a Fort Worth hospital where he is in intensive care listed in critical but stable condition.

According to a Texas Department of Public Safety initial investigation, Sgt. Arnold was the second vehicle stopped at a red light when he was hit from behind by a third vehicle.

Sports Calendar

Thursday, April 17

  • Aledo Girls Golf will compete in the Region I Tournament at Diamondback GC in Abilene

  • Ladycat Softball vs Arlington Heights; V-7 JV-5:30

Friday, April 18

Tuesday, April 22

Friday, April 25

Tuesday, April 29

  • Aledo Girls Golf will compete in the State Tournament at Onion Creek GC in Austin.

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