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Empty the shelter day planned

August 7, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Sat, 08/16/2014 - 10:00am

August is one of the most difficult months to adopt pets, but the Weatherford Parker County Animal Shelter has plans to make this August one of the hottest adoption months yet.
Aug. 16 the WPCAS will be working in conjunction with 33 other animal shelters in the Metroplex to host an “Empty the Shelter Day” event across North Texas. For this one-day event, the WPCAS will be waiving all fees associated with adoptions for approved adopters. That’s correct, adopt for free. And to make it easier for potential adopters, the shelter will be opening early at 10 a.m. and will stay open until 5 p.m. As always, adoptions from WPCAS will include the animal’s spay or neuter, rabies and other core vaccinations, microchip, and discounted pet insurance from petfinder.com.
It’s not just an event about adopting pets for free; it’s an event about pet education. Attendees will have the opportunity to talk with Susan Herbert, local dog trainer, to discuss behavioral issues and other concerns with their own pets. She can give advice on integrating new pets with the current pet family.
Parker County Pets Alive! will be onsite passing out goodie bags full of toys, leashes, and educational materials to adopters, as well as other local rescue groups like Parker Paws and Bird Link Sanctuary. The shelter’s volunteer group will be there to greet people and assist in finding the perfect pet, as well as enroll new volunteers.

Parker County Heritage Society

July 25, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Tue, 08/19/2014 - 7:00pm

Parker County Heritage Society will meet Aug. 19 in the home of Nathan and Abby Hamessely at 410 W Spring at 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be Dr. Debbie Liles, Parker County resident who teaches history at the University of North Texas in Denton and is working on her latest book under contract by LSU Press. Her research examines the connection between slavery and livestock on the frontier of Texas during the 1850s and 1860s. This presentation will focus on Parker County and its participation in a much larger story. It will show how events like the California and Colorado gold rushes of 1849 and 1858 and the Civil War were events that contributed to population growth, lucrative cattle drives, and manipulation by men involved with the livestock industry. Anyone interested in Parker County History is invited to attend. For questions call Linda Murdock 817-598-1683.

Girls choir hosts Mexico boys choir

July 24, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Sat, 08/02/2014 - 4:00pm

The Texas Girls’ Choir is sponsoring a free concert featuring the Estudiantina Guadalupana Potosina, Mexico Boys Choir from San Luis Potosi, Mexico, and the Texas Girls’ Choir Sunday, Aug. 2 at the Texas Girls’ Choir Concert Hall at 4449 Camp Bowie Blvd. in west Fort Worth at 4 p.m.
The Estudiantina Guadalupana Potosina has had a long history of musical and cultural exchanges over the past 24 years with the Texas Girls’ Choir. They travel to Fort Worth almost every year to perform in the Metroplex and to be in concert with the Texas Girls’ Choir. The girls have also been to San Luis Potosi to be hosted by the Estudiantina Guadalupana Potosina. The boys get permission to travel to San Antonio and Corpus Christi several times during the year to raise funds with their performances.
The Estudiantina Guadalupana Potosina was founded in 1969 by its director, Cesar Cervantes Diaz de Sandi. The group consists of young men and boys who love music. They travel throughout Mexico as ambassadors of music and goodwill. During their 45-year history they have traveled throughout North America and to Italy for an audience with the Pope.
They adopted their name from the "Estudiantinas" in Spain that were popular during the 16th century. Originally the Spanish "Estudiantinas" were known as "rascals" who played pranks. But through the years, they were converted into a group with positive social goals and so are the Estudiantina Guadalupana Potosina - this is a positive influence on its members.

Back to school clinics offered

July 22, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Sat, 08/09/2014 - 8:00am

Back to school health clinics will be offered Saturday, Aug. 2 and 9 from 8 a.m.- noon at the Campbell Clinic, 1517 Texas Drive, Weatherford.
Free immunizations will be offered for those ages 4-18 with current shot record.
Sports physicals are $15.
No appointment is needed
For more information call 817-599-1230.

Back to school clinics offered

July 22, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Sat, 08/02/2014 - 8:00am

Back to school health clinics will be offered Saturday, Aug. 2 and 9 from 8 a.m.- noon at the Campbell Clinic, 1517 Texas Drive, Weatherford.
Free immunizations will be offered for those ages 4-18 with current shot record.
Sports physicals are $15.
No appointment is needed
For more information call 817-599-1230.

Cosgrove book signing planned

July 17, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Sat, 08/30/2014 - 9:00am

A book signing for Julie Cosgrove’s new suspense romance novel “Hush in the Storm” is planned Saturday, Aug. 30 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Holy Grounds coffee shop (formerly Agape), 108 Jearl St. in Aledo.
“Hush in the Storm” will be released Aug. 6 and is the Fort Worth author’s second novel and seventh published work. She is also a professional speaker and freelance writer.
Find out more at juliebcosgrove.com.

Sand Dollar Rodeo performing in Willow Park

July 16, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Sat, 08/02/2014 - 7:30pm

Sand Dollar Rodeo celebrate the summer as they present their custom brand of alternative country, dubbed "Texas music with a twist," to Railhead BBQ in Willow Park Saturday, Aug. 2 at 7:30 p.m. for a night of fun and friends that will please music fans ranging in tastes from Jimmy Buffett to Roger Creager and beyond.
On the heels of their debut 2013 CD, GPS To Nowhere, the Texas-based band, featuring Aledo resident Heath Frazier on guitar, have played nearly non-stop since its release. At the same time, they have secured regular rotation on the largest beach-friendly radio station in the country, Beach Front Radio, with their hits “Carry Me Home,” “I'll Just Have a Beer” and “Tailgate to the Beach.” They are working on a new album, which is expected to continue and expand on their beach infused Texas country hybrid sound.
All ages are admitted and there is no admission fee. However, reservations are highly recommended.
Railhead Smokehouse BBQ is located at I-20 South Ranch House Road, Willow Park, TX 76008. To reserve a table, call 817-441-2525.

Church hosting picnic

July 11, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Sat, 07/26/2014 - 11:00am

First FWB church of Weatherford is hosting a community picnic, free of charge, providing family-friendly food, prizes, giveaways, and entertainment.
The picnic is Saturday, July 26 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m, at 109 N. Line Street, Weatherford, at the First FWB Church, rain or shine. There is no cost of any kind – there will be hot dogs, hamburgers, snacks, drinks, prizes, giveaways, and Christian entertainment – and all are free of charge. Everyone is welcome.
To learn more, or for any questions, visit: www.WeatherfordFWB.com, call 817-599-9620 or email pastor@WeatherfordFWB.com.

Benefit for Zeb Montgomery

July 10, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Sat, 08/09/2014 - 1:30pm

A golf tournament benefiting the family of Zeb Montgomery, 13-year-old Aledo Middle School student, is Saturday, Aug. 9 at Split Rail Links and Golf Club.
Montgomery was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia May 15. Proceeds from the tournament will help the family to defray medical expenses.
Registration and sponsorship opportunities are listed on the attached flyer.
The shotgun start gets under way at 1:30 p.m. for the four-person scramble, with a dinner and entertainment afterward
For more information on sponsoring or volunteering, contact Whitney Harris at 817-360-5381 or whitney@rpack.us.com.

CASA Night at On The Border

July 10, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Mon, 07/21/2014 (All day)

It’s give back night at On The Border, 114 East Interstate 20, Weatherford.
Monday, July 21 for lunch and dinner, present the attached flyer at On The Border and 20% of the purchase will be donated to CASA- Hope For Children.

Sports Calendar

Monday, September 22

  • Week of Sept. 22, Aledo Middle School at Burleson Hughes

Tuesday, September 23

  • AHS Varsity at Burleson, 3:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School at Granbury Acton MS;
    8C, 5:00;
    8B, 6:00;
    8A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Granbury Acton MS at Aledo MS;
    7C, 5:00;
    7B, 6:00;
    7A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • AHS at Crowley;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 24

  • Aledo Middle School JHG, JHB at Aledo Meet McAnally, 4:45 p.m.

Thursday, September 25

  • AHS JV vs. Burleson at Aledo, 4:00 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JV at Lakeland Academy, 4:30 p.m. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Joshua at Aledo, 7th Gym 1 & 8th MPC;
    7,8 C - 5:00;
    7,8 B - 6:00;
    7,8 A - 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are subject to change. The lengths of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

Friday, September 26

  • AHS Varsity Girls Black at Granbury Girls Tournament, Harbor Lakes through Sept. 27

  • AHS vs. Joshua at Aledo;
    Varsity, 5:30 p.m.;
    JV, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 5:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JH vs. St. Paul's Lutheran at Aledo Middle School, 5:30 p.m. *District Game

  • AHS Varsity vs. Joshua at Aledo Bearcat Stadium, Homecoming, 7:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity vs. Rockwall Christian at Aledo Middle School, Homecoming, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 27

  • AHS JV at Chisholm Trail JV Tournament, times TBA

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