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Christopher Amos/The Community NewsHunter Owens crosses the finish line at the third annual Thanksgiving Trot in Aledo. This year's event raised more than $30,000 to benefit Dylan Hancock's House of Hope. For more on the story, see the Dec. 6 issue of The Community News. Fort more photos, click the image above.
Residents of northeast Parker County recently felt the 15th earthquake to hit the area in the month of November. According to the U.S. Geological Society, the latest quake, a 3.0 magnitude, hit Tuesday morning in Azle. The quake marked the sixth this week alone, preceded by a 3.3 magnitude earthquake four miles west of Azle in Parker County yesterday.
Geophysicist John Bellini with the U.S. Geological Society said that stress build-ups below the surface lead to faults rupturing, causing small earthquakes.
“The main cause is the change of fluid flow in the region,” he said of rupturing. Bellini said injection wells, used by some oil and gas companies, are linked to ruptures in rare cases, and that the connection between injection wells and earthquakes continue to be studied.
The registered earthquakes range from a 2.5 magnitude near Reno on Nov. 19 to a 3.6, the strongest recorded this November in North Texas, on the same day. Three earthquakes hit on Nov. 19, with the remaining nine quakes spread sporadically from Nov. 5 through Nov. 26. For significant damage, Bellini said, earthquakes need to register around the 4.5-5 magnitude range.
All 12 earthquakes reported were centered around northwestern Parker County and across the border into northeastern Tarrant County.
We ask our readers to bear with us, as we are a little late getting this week's paper delivered. Single sales locations will be stocked Friday morning. This week is our sampling week, and the extra 4,500 newspapers along with our 24-page Christmas guide pushed us back farther than anticipates. Of course, we think it's worth waiting for! Subscribers should already have access to the online version at http://www.etypeservices.com/The%20Community%20NewsID58/
Aledo Boy Scout Troop 1099 is partnering with the U.S. Marines in their Toys for Tots Program. Collection/donation boxes have been placed at the following Aledo/Willow Park/Hudson Oaks locations: Maria Bonita Restaurant and Tucker Red Restaurant, both Sonic locations, Brookshires and Hudson Oaks Walmart and the Aledo United Methodist Church. The Marines will be at the Troop 1099 booth location in front of The Parson's Table during Christmas Tyme in Aledo on Nov. 29 for the scouts to present the Toys for Tots to to the Marines.
A fire at Jerry’s GMC Buick service center destroyed or damaged up to five cars.
According to Weatherford Fire Marshal Robert Hopkins, the fire broke out Wednesday evening. Two cars were severely damaged by the fire and others received heavy smoke damage.
By 8 p.m., crews had finished fighting the fire and were working on cleaning up.
Hopkins said the fire would have been far worse if not for the Hudson Oaks Fire Dept., which appeared at the scene in minutes.
“The Hudson Oaks guys need to be commended,” said. “They did a great job.”
If your car was being serviced at Jerry’s GMC Wednesday night, stop by the dealership (3100 Fort Worth Highway) or call in at 817-596-5581.
The Aledo High School Bearcat Regiment will perform its halftime show before tonight's homecoming game at Bearcat Stadium. Anyone who wants to see the show can enter the stadium at no charge for the performance at 5:30. The stadium will then be cleared to prepare for the homecoming game.
AHS Band Director Joey Paul cited band contest and SAT tests on Saturday.
"It is in the best interest of the kids if we perform our show early," he said. "Thanks for understanding."
Phil KingSpecial to The Community News
AUSTIN – Today, State Representative Phil King (R-Weatherford) announced that he will seek re-election in the Texas House of Representatives. King serves as State Representative for Texas House District 61.
“It has been the honor of my life to serve the people of District 61 in the Texas House of Representatives,” King said. “I have spent my tenure in office fighting for limited government, individual liberty, free enterprise and traditional values. I will continue to fight for these principles that are so critical to our district, to Texas and to our nation.”
King serves as a member of the Energy Resources and Pensions committees. He also serves on the board of directors for the American Legislative Exchange Council, the Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute, and as vice-chair of the Texas Legislative Tea Party Caucus.
King is a practicing attorney with the firm of Eggleston Flowers & King. Representative King and his family are longtime members of Trinity Bible Church. Phil and his wife Terry are the parents of six children, four granddaughters and four grandsons.
King will appear as a candidate on the 2014 Republican Primary ballot. The Texas primary election date is set for March 4th, 2014.
The Sept 6 issue of The Community News is at the printer. Top stories this week include a house fire in Aledo, profile of a new produce market in Aledo, a feature story on Lloyd Swiggum in commemoration of 9/11, Cook of the Week Glenn Baker, Rookie Camp at McAnally Intermediate School, Grandparents Day, latest sports (of course!) and more!
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A Union Pacific train is stopped, blocking the crossing at FM 1187 in Aledo. Traffic backed up in both directions as of 8:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 12.