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April 21, 2010 by Randy Keck

An ordinance amending certain dates for extended hours early voting as se in ordinance No. 611-10 adopted by the willow park city council on February 15, 2010; providing for a publication of notice; and, providing for an effective date.


April 21, 2010 by Randy Keck

An ordinance ordering a municipal election to be held on May 8, 2010 for the election of certain municipal officers for the city of willow park, council members: place 3, place 4, and place5; designating a polling place within the municipal limits; appointing a presiding election judge an alternate presiding election judge; establishing other procedures for the conduct of the election; providing a severability clause; providing for publication of notice; and providing for an effective date.

Mayor says there's not enough money for raises

April 19, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Willow Park city employees won't be getting a pay raise this fiscal year and they shouldn't expect more money by the time the next one ends too.

Mayor Ken Hawkins said that with the projects the city has planned in the coming years and a possible population boom in three to five years, there's just not enough to increase the salaries of city workers.

However, he assures that as the private sector of the city grows and improves, the public sector will follow.

The complete story of the Willow Park City Council will be in the Friday print edition of The Community News. Check back with for video.

Willow Park City Council April 19, 2010

April 19, 2010 by Randy Keck

MONDAY, APRIL, 19 2010 at 6:30 P.M.


    Call to Order
  1. Quorum Check
  2. Invocation
  3. Pledge of Allegiance
    Flag Ceremony conducted by Brownie Troop 4835
  4. Community Announcements
    Donna Smith – Ride for Heroes
  5. Approval of Minutes
    Regular City Council Meeting of March 15, 2010
  6. Mayor’s Update
    Strategic Plans and Improvements for the City.
    Findings of committee inquiry into El-Chico Drainage Project (Mayor Pro-tem Alderman)
  7. New Business

Pct. 4 Justice of the Peace title up for grabs tonight

April 13, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

After months of campaigning, it all comes down to tonight.

Who will take the title in Parker County as Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace?

Will it be the 85-year-old incumbent Melvin Simons or will it be 50-year-old attorney Lynn Marie Johnson?

Follow The Community News tonight at with live updates as the votes are tallied.

You'll be the first to see the numbers and who's winning the race as it heats up in its final hours.

Ride for Heroes approaching, Sheriff advises bicycle safety

April 8, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Caution is advised when cycling down Parker County roads.

McCall sending money to Haiti

April 5, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Students raised money for Haiti and donated it to the American Red Cross.

Aledo City Council updated on Willow Park's wastewater plant request

April 5, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Willow Park wants to build a wastewater treatment plant in Aledo's ETJ. Instead of consulting with city officials, Willow Park went straight to the TCEQ.

Monday afternoon house fire under investigation

March 29, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

House fire: A firefighter sprays down hot spots in the smoldering remains of a house fire Monday afternoon.

Charred walls, burned baseball cards and the brick façade is all that’s left of a vacant house destroyed by a fire Monday afternoon.

Firefighters from the Benbrook Fire Department arrived on the scene to find flames shooting out of the back of the house.

“A lot of the contents of the floor was burning from the floor all the way up,” Benbrook Fire Chief Tommy Davis said. “How it started, that’s all under investigation.”

George and Mary Ward who live behind the property along Linkmeadow Drive, near the border of Parker and Tarrant counties, called 9-1-1 after hearing popping on the site.

CN Reporter denied access at public meeting

March 16, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

At the regular city council meeting in Willow Park March 15, Dominic Genetti, a reporter for The Community News, was denied the use of his video camera.

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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