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Michael W. Lehman

February 11, 2011 by Anonymous

Monday, May 19, 1952
Monday, February 7, 2011
Friday, February 4, 2011 - 14:00
Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
Other Arrangements: 
Interment: Aledo Brown Cemetery. Visitation: The family will receive friends at 6 p.m. Thursday at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home, with a rosary beginning at 7 p.m.
Memorials may be made to: 
Building Fund at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
Funeral Home: 
Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home and Crematory

Michael W. LehmanMichael W. Lehman died February 7, 2011.
Michael was born May 19, 1952 to William Leon and Leona June Waliser Lehman in Oakland, California.
Michael received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Texas A&M University. He retired after 23 years in the material engineering department at Lockheed Martin. In past years he served on the school board of St. Peter Catholic Church and was a member of the Aledo Booster Club. He enjoyed coin and stamp collecting and hunting. Michael was a loving and generous family man and will be dearly missed.
Michael was preceded in death by his son, Steven Michael Lehman.

Hearings scheduled on multi-family zoning

December 8, 2010 by Randy Keck


Notice is hereby given that the City of Willow Park Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, December 13, 2010 at 6:30 P.M. at the City of Willow Park Municipal Complex at 516 Ranch House Road, Willow Park Texas for the purpose of revising or amending Chapter 12 “ZONING Regulations”, Article 12.500 “USE RESTRICTIONS AND ZONING REGULATIONS” and in particular Section 12.506 “R-3 Multi Family District”. A proposed change to the zoning regulations will be considered.  Members of the public are encouraged to attend the hearings and express their views.


* CORRECTED * Willow Park City Council meeting: Nov. 15

November 15, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Willow ParkThe newest information will be at the top of the page

Meeting adjourned.

Executive Session
No Action.

New Business

*Alderman announces that he will be resigning. It will be official next Monday at a special meeting.*

M. The official city newspaper of the City of Willow Park.
-"It's not a question of winning and losing," Hawkins said.
-"We (the council) work collectively," Hawkins. "This is obviously a charged topic."
-A switch to the Weatherford Democrat is in the "best interests" of the city.
- Hawkins says it is the right move and commends Erin Cooper and Lori Cope, former reporters.

Public Hearing Canceled

November 9, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

City of Willow ParkTonight's public hearing at the Willow Park Planning and Zoning Commission meeting has been canceled.

The commission was to discuss an area of the city behind the Brookshire's grocery store that involved the development of a high-end apartment complex. After an estimated 100 citizens were going to attend tonight's meeting opposing the apartments, the property owner, based in San Francisco, withdrew the application.

Willow Park Century 21 Realtor Paul Scharbach, who is handling the establishment of the land locally, said that pursuing the complex project and attending tonight's meeting would be like "walking into a bee hive."

WP Council City Council meeting, October 11, 2010

October 10, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

City of Willow ParkRefresh your page often for frequent updates.

12:15 a.m.-No action taken in executive session. Meeting adjourned.

12:07 a.m.-Council remains in executive session.

10:04 p.m.-Council is in executive session.

9:57 p.m.-Brown moves to combine items I, J and K and take no action on the items and postponing them. Martin was to present the items.

9:55 p.m.-Council will have a workshop Nov. 8.

9:50 p.m.-Hawkins suggests a workshop for early November. The mayor says he would like to discuss certain items before they are voted upon in an actual meeting.

Done deal

September 27, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Dominic Genetti/The Community NewsWillow Park Mayor Ken Hawkins signs off on one of the many documents that finalizes the sale of the Deer Creek and Dyegard water systems to the cities of Hudson Oaks and Annetta.

Ownership becomes official Friday Oct. 1 at the start of the new fiscal year.

Special WP City Council meeting: Sept. 27, 2010

September 27, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

City of Willow ParkRefresh your page often for frequent updates

10:19 p.m.-No action in Executive Session. Meeting adjourned.

9:35 p.m.-Motion passes. Council is in Executive Session.

9:33 p.m.-Hickerson makes the motion, Alderman seconds, for the finalization to move the sale forward.

9:31 p.m.-Council is discussing the acquisition of the Deer Creek and Dyegard water systems. The ETJ boundaries play a major role in the sale that is officially finalized on Oct. 1 (the first day of the 2010 fiscal year budget)

9:17 p.m.-Next item: Willow Park's extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ). Rider Scott is addressing the council.

Willow Park workshop, city council meetings 9/20/10

September 20, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Willow Park City Hall
11:51p.m.-No action taken in executive session. Meeting adjourned.

10:46p.m. After short discussions, the council goes into executive session.

10:37p.m.-The Pyle and Fawcett additions are new developments coming to Willow Park. Hawkins just said that Gordon Swift is the engineer for the developer of that project who is out of San Francisco. Because Swift is also the Senior City Engineer, it would be a conflict of interest for him to review the plats on behalf of the city. Hawkins then raised questions as to how the city could afford a consulting engineer given next year's budget.

ParkFest canceled

September 16, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Willow Park City HallDue to the construction along Stagecoach Trail, Willow Park's annual celebration ParkFest has been cancelled. Sources tell The Community News that no other location could be found in the city to hold the event.

Steering Committee Member Kay Davis issued the following statement:


With deep regret members of the Willow Park ParkFest ’10 Steering Committee feel it is in the best interest of all involved to cancel ParkFest ’10 due to unforeseen circumstances beyond control. The original date was set for Saturday, October 9.

Additional layoff in Willow Park

September 14, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Willow Park City HallLess than a month after former Willow Park Planning and Zoning Secretary Becky Stokes was laid off because of "budget constraints," another layoff has come to Willow Park City Hall.

Deborah Hall, municipal court clerk, has been laid off effective the end of the 2009 fiscal year (Sept. 30), according to a reliable source speaking on the condition of anonymity.

Hall was made aware of her dismissal Tuesday afternoon.

Deputy Court Clerk Ester Diaz is expected to take over as municipal court clerk Oct. 1.

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, December 1

  • AHS Ladycats vs. Springtown at Aledo;

    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.
    JV, 5 p.m.
    9th, 5 p.m.

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