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Councilman responds, proposes task force

August 5, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Bill YoungBill YoungWeeks after Willow Park Mayor Ken Hawkins proposed that the six cities of East Parker County unite under one municipality with the Aledo name, another proposal has come forward.

Hudson Oaks City Councilman Bill Young, who Hawkins mentioned as a supporter at the town hall meeting last week, has written a full response to Hawkins' united cities proposal and is proposing a separate plan for the assumed growth coming to Aledo, Hudson Oaks, the Annettas and Willow Park.

Area mayors follow Deen's lead

August 2, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Dominic Genetti/The Community News: Hudson Oaks Mayor Pat Deen was the first mayor to back out of the united cities proposal made by Mayor Ken Hawkins of Willow Park. The plan calls for the uniting of the six cities of East Parker County; Aledo, Hudson Oaks, the Annettas and Willow Park.Dominic Genetti/The Community News: Hudson Oaks Mayor Pat Deen was the first mayor to back out of the united cities proposal made by Mayor Ken Hawkins of Willow Park. The plan calls for the uniting of the six cities of East Parker County; Aledo, Hudson Oaks, the Annettas and Willow Park.
Six days after Willow Park Mayor Ken Hawkins officially proposed to the public that the six cities of East Parker County merge and become one, three area mayors have confirmed that they want their cities removed from discussions.

Hawkins' Open Forum

July 23, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=587287210182

Mayors back out of proposal

July 23, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

In an e-mail to Willow Park Mayor Ken Hawkins, the mayors of the cities of East Parker County and the media, Hudson Oaks Mayor Pat Deen is officially backing his city out of any discussions to merge Aledo, Hudson Oaks, Willow Park and the Annettas.

"The primary reason is the concern for the impact of property taxes, when we already have exceptional services provided to our residents without the need for property taxes," Deen said in his e-mail.

Following the Aledo City Council meeting Thursday night, Aledo Mayor Kit Marshall said she will not partake in any regional meetings that involve the merging of the six cities.

Hawkins said he will still advocate and lobby for his proposal.

Click to watch a video report on Hawkins' open forum:

Mayor unedited Part I

July 19, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=586871772722&ref=mf

Mayor unedited Part II

July 19, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=586901612922&ref=mf

WP Mayor proposes combination of EPC cities

July 16, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Willow Park Mayor Ken Hawkins says the region would benefit if the six cities of East Parker County join and become one. The idea is causing mixed reviews and raising a lot of questions. Watch the video below and get the full story.

Click to watch Part I of the Ken Hawkins unedited interview:
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=586871772722&ref=mf

School bus driver pleads no contest

July 14, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Ashlee Michelle Mitchell will be paying fees and fines after pleading no contest to a speeding ticket she received in May.

Mitchell, a Weatherford ISD school bus driver for Durham School Services, was ticketed in Willow Park last May for driving 22 mph over the speed limit with children on board the vehicle.

She is making payment arrangements with Willow Park Municipal Court to pay a total of $173.10 in fines and fees.

Click here for the original story:
http://www.community-news.com/node/445

School bus driver facing WP prosecutor tonight

July 13, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

A dispute over a speeding ticket issued in Willow Park two months ago may or may not be going to trial.

Ashlee Michelle Mitchell, a Weatherford ISD school bus driver for Durham School Services, was ticketed for driving her bus 22 mph over the speed limit while on duty in Willow Park. According to court documents, children were on the bus when Mitchell was stopped by police.

Sources at Willow Park City Hall said it's not clear whether or not the children on the bus were students.

Mitchell will meet with Willow Park City Prosecutor Jim Minter tonight in municipal court. She could either take a plea deal which would put points on her chauffeur's license and cause her to pay a total of $173.10 in fees and fines or she could choose to take the case to court.

Three-car accident along I-20

July 9, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=585858588152&ref=mf

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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