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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 community-news.com for video.

Willow Park City Council April 19, 2010

April 19, 2010 by Randy Keck

WILLOW PARK CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING
516 RANCH HOUSE ROAD, WILLOW PARK, TEXAS 76087
MONDAY, APRIL, 19 2010 at 6:30 P.M.

AGENDA

    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 community-news.com 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.

Developing Story: CN reporter denied access at public meeting

March 16, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

The Community News reporter Dominic Genetti was denied the use of a video camera last night at the regular meeting of the Willow Park city council.
Stay with community-news.com for updates and unedited video of the city council vote that violates the Texas Open Meetings Act (http://www.oag.state.tx.us/open/oma2008_text.pdf).

Transfer Station Meeting ends

March 10, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

The Transfer Station Meeting at the Aledo Community Center is over. Attorneys have set future dates to move forward with the legal proceedings.

Aledo Mayor Kit Marshall and Willow Park Mayor Ken Hawkins have been officially been denied party status, Judge Richard R. Wilfong said.

Party status is when certain witnesses are approved to present things such as evidence and discovery at a later official hearing. Thus far land/property owners near the proposed transfer station site have been granted party status along with the Aledo ISD.

Keep checking community-news.com for the full story when it becomes available. You can also read it in the print edition Friday morning.

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, September 1

  • AHS VS Denton Guyer at AHS

    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.

    JV, 5:30 p.m.

    9th A, 5:30 p.m.

    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity VS Burleson Centennial at AHS; 4 p.m.

  • TCA Varsity at Chisholm Trail, 6 p.m.

Thursday, September 3

  • AHS at Gingerbread Jamboree at Denton; 8:30 a.m.

  • AHS JV at Burleson Centennial; 4 p.m.

  • TCA Varsity at Wylie Prep, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, September 4

  • AHS VS Colleyville Heritage at AHS

    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.

    JV, 5:30 p.m.

    9th A, 5:30 p.m.

    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity VS Noxubee Co. Tigers (Miss.) at Bearcat Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

  • TCA Varsity at CHANT, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 5

  • AHS at Chisholm Trail Freshman Tournament; TBA

Tuesday, September 8

  • AHS VS Richland at AHS

    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.

    JV, 5:30 p.m.

    9th A, 5:30 p.m.

    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Everman; 4 p.m.

  • TCA Varsity VS Waco Methodist at TCA, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 10

  • AHS at James Smith Invitational at Midlothian; 8:15 a.m.

  • AHS JV VS Everman at AHS; 4 p.m.

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