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Stringer, Campbell retain AISD seats

May 12, 2012 by Randy Keck

Suchocki unseats Alderman in Willow Park

Aledo ISD Place 1 and 2 incumbents Jay Stringer and Johnny Campbell held on to their seats by large margins in tonight's school board elections.

Stringer defeated challenger Tracey Johnson 550 votes to 253. Campbell defeated challenger Richard Henderson 566-221.

The AISD Place 3 race to replace retiring board president Joe Dearing, Jr. is currently undecided. David Tillman received 307 votes to Gary Aguillard's 306. Tricia Haber received 236 votes. There are, however, eight mail-in ballots still outstanding which could play in Aguillard's favor. The final results will be certified before the next school board meeting on Monday, May 21.

Willow Park City Council
In the race for Willow Park City Council Place 4, Dan Stalling received 169 votes to 131 for Brian Thornburg.

Bernard Suchocki succeeded in unseating long-time board member Hale Alderman 194-120.

Annetta City Council
Larry Wood defeated Bill Lunsford 128-83 for Annetta Place 1. Bruce Moore won Place 2 over Mike Brasovan, 121-86.

More apartments being planned

May 8, 2012 by Katie Martinez

Another apartment complex is being planned in the Willow Park area, Mayor Marvin Glasgow told the city council at the regular May meeting.

The location, across from the Willow Park Baptist Church at Bankhead Highway and Ranch House Road, is just outside the Willow Park City limits - but inside the CCN.

The location means that the city has little control to impose restrictions on the property, but will be legally required to provide water and sewer to the development.

For more on this story, see the May 11 issue of The Community News.

EPA proposes cleanup of Circle Court groundwater site

March 13, 2012 by Katie Martinez

The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking public comment on a proposal made by the State of Texas to add the Circle Drive Groundwater Site to a list of National Priorities because of the health risks posed by a contamination of trichloroethene that was first discovered in 2006.

For more on this story, look for the March 16 issue of The Community News.

City to consider annexation at Tuesday meeting

March 12, 2012 by Randy Keck

The City of Willow Park will consider the annexation of 23.189 acres adjacent to Willow Park Village at its regular meeting Tuesday, March 13 at 7 p.m.

No legal notice was received by The Community News to announce the annexation, which reports say would be developed for 80 or more single-family homes.

The Willow Park City Council meets at Willow Park City Hall, 516 Ranch House Road.

New Councilmember sworn-in

March 8, 2012 by Katie Martinez

Esta Austin, a long-time resident of Willow Park, was sworn-in by Mayor Pro-Tem Gene Martin as an interim Councilmember in Place 4.

Austin's appointment fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Councilman Mark Hickerson on Feb. 17.

Martin said Hickerson's departure was a result of time constraints. He had been a councilmember for three years and a member of the Planning and Zoning Commitee for two years before that.

Austin's appointment will carry the council to the May 12 elections, when voters will decide on either Brian Thornburg or Daniel Stalling to be the new councilmember in Place 4.

Citizens view ramp proposal

January 25, 2012 by Randy Keck

Randy Keck/The Community News: Residents from the area visited the cafeteria at McCall Elementary School on Tuesday night, Jan. 24 to see the locations of the proposed ramp changes for Interstate 20. The west-bound exits for Ranch House Road and FM 5 are planned to be moved significantly westward.Randy Keck/The Community News: Residents from the area visited the cafeteria at McCall Elementary School on Tuesday night, Jan. 24 to see the locations of the proposed ramp changes for Interstate 20. The west-bound exits for Ranch House Road and FM 5 are planned to be moved significantly westward.

More on the story can be found in the Jan. 27 issue of The Community News.

Willow Park exit ramp meeting Tuesday

January 23, 2012 by Randy Keck

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will hold an open house public come-and-go meeting from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, at the McCall Elementary School Cafeteria to offer an opportunity to view and make comments on the proposed relocation of the exit ramps from westbound IH 20 to Ranch House Road (Exit 418) and westbound IH 20 to FM 5 (Exit 415).

Maps, drawings, and other information about the ramp relocations will be on display. Project personnel will be on hand to assist with orientation and interpretation of the displays and discuss the project.

All interested citizens are invited to attend this public meeting. A tape recorder will be available to document statements of those persons requesting to make oral comments. Written comments can be submitted at the meeting or mailed to the Texas Department of Transportation, Parker County Area Office at 1427 W. Bankhead, Weatherford, Texas 76086 on or before Feb. 3, 2012.

Willow Park bridge closed

December 15, 2011 by Randy Keck

Willow Park’s bridge on Ranch House Rd. between Navajo Trail and Squaw Creek Rd. will be closed to thru traffic due to structural damage. The road closure will begin on Friday, Dec. 16 at 7 a.m. and continue until further notice. Ranch House Rd. detours will be posted for accessibility.

Willow Park City Council Meeting November 7, 2011

November 6, 2011 by Randy Keck

AGENDA

I. Call to Order

II. Quorum Check

III. Invocation

IV. Pledge of Allegiance

V. Approval of Minutes

A. Regular Council Meeting of October 11, 2011

VI. Community Announcements

VII. Citizens Presentations

VII. Mayor's Update

IX. City Administrator Update

X. Planning and Zoning Update

XI. Old Business

A. Discussion/Action - To consider and take action on Ordinance No.___, an Ordinance changing and updating the Building Permit Fee Schedule to recover applicable administrative costs (Councilmember Podany)

XII. New Business

A. Discussion/Action - To consider and take action on a request to extend the hours of business operations according to Chapter 105 of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code (Mayor Glasgow)
Discussion/Action - To authorize the extension of the conditional certificate of occupancy to Carol S. Evans, dba DC Scrubs approved by Council on July 18, 2011 (Mayor Glasgow)

XVII. Recess To Executive Session
Pursuant to the Provision of Chapter 551, Government Code, Vernon's Texas Codes Annotated, in Accordance with Authority contained in...

A ... Section 551.071- Consultation with Attorney

1. Pending or Contemplated Litigation
2. Legal Advice from Counsel

B.... Section 551.074 - Personnel Matters

1. Performance of City Engineer or related staffing
Scope of work or contract options for City Engineer or related staffing

XVIII. Reconvene to Open Meeting

Willow Park City Council Special Meeting Sept. 26, 2011

September 25, 2011 by Randy Keck

WILLOW PARK CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING
516 RANCH HOUSE ROAD WILLOW PARK, TEXAS 76087
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2011 AT 6:30 P.M.

AGENDA

I. Call to Order

II. Quorum Check

III. Invocation

IV. Pledge of Allegiance

V. Recess to Public Hearing

VI. Public Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2011-2012 Budget Pursuant to
Published Notice and Council Announcement September 19, 2011
Conclude Public Hearing

VII. Reconvene to Open Meeting

VIII .New Business
A. Discussion/Action – to consider and take action on disbursement of funds remaining in the Tourism Fund (Mayor Pro-tem Martin)

B. Discussion/Action – To consider and take action on request for funding from the Tourism Fund for the East Parker Library (Mary Lane)

Sports Calendar

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.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Bishop Amat at Aledo Bearcat Stadium, 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 6

  • AHS 9th A and 9th B at Chisholm Trail Freshman Tournament, times TBA

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