News of a general nature not tied to a particular locality.
Parker County Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested two men in connection with three recent burglaries.
Deputies responded to a burglary in progress call around 3:30 p.m., Wednesday in the 3300 block of East Bankhead Highway.
Deputies discovered two suspects inside the residence after a neighbor witnessed the pair breaking into the home.
When deputies arrived on scene, they observed a black Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck backed into the driveway, facing the roadway. Deputies reported the rear door of the home had been forcefully entered.
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The Willow Park City Council, in a special meeting on Tuesday, May 29, voted to deny the final plat for the apartments that were planned for Crown Pointe Boulevard.
The decision is the first to address the apartments since recent municipal elections changed the makeup of the council.
Only Councilmember Gene Martin voted against the denial and Mayor Marvin Glasgow admonished the council after the vote, pointing out that the city would now have to return a $250,000 deposit for water improvements from the prospective developer - Kyle Wilks.
For more on this story, look for the June 1 issue of The Community News.
Representatives from Walsh Ranch, TxDOT and the City of Fort Worth were on hand to answer questions about construction set to begin next year on a $13.9 million road project at a Thursday night meeting in Aledo.
The project will open up the Walsh Ranch, where developers are already grading and preparing for infrastructure and bridges, with a new overpass and upgraded frontage road from I-30.
Construction on the overpass is expected to run from Spring 2013 to Spring 2014, at which point the first houses in the initial residential development of 124 lots will start to go up.
For more on this story, look for the May 25 issue of The Community News.
Another apartment complex is being planned in the Willow Park area, Mayor Marvin Glasgow told the city council at the regular May meeting.
The location, across from the Willow Park Baptist Church at Bankhead Highway and Ranch House Road, is just outside the Willow Park City limits - but inside the CCN.
The location means that the city has little control to impose restrictions on the property, but will be legally required to provide water and sewer to the development.
For more on this story, see the May 11 issue of The Community News.
An artist rendering of The Parks of Aledo subdivision presented to the City Council on April 26.
The Aledo City Council held a public meeting tonight to discuss a development proposal for the 100 acres at Bailey Ranch Road and FM 1187.
The council voted unanimously to rezone the land for residential use and approved the conceptual design of the development, which will have 300 homes at buildout.
The developer expects to break ground on the subdivision in the next 12 months.
Look for a full report on the new development in the May 4 issue of The Community News.
City of Hudson Oaks
210 North Lakeshore Drive
Hudson Oaks, Texas 76087
Regular City Council Meeting
April 26, 2012
CITY COUNCIL SESSION 7:00 P.M.
Call to order
PLEDGES OF ALLEGIANCE
1. I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
2. Honor the Texas flag; I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one state under God, one and indivisible.
1. National Public Service Recognition Week, May 6-12
2. National Public Works Week, May 20-26
3. National Police Week, May 13-19
A. CITIZEN COMMENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Citizens who have signed a form to speak to the City Council will be heard at this time. In compliance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, unless the subject matter of the presentation is on the agenda, the city staff and City Council members are prevented from discussing the subject and may respond only with statements of factual information or existing city policy.
B. ITEMS OF COMMUNITY INTEREST
Items of community interest include expressions of thanks, congratulations, or condolence; information regarding holiday schedules; honorary recognitions of city officials, employees or citizens; reminders about upcoming events sponsored by the city or other entity that is scheduled to be attended by a city official or employee; and announcements involving imminent threats to the public health and safety.
C. CONSENT AGENDA
Burch studentsFive pianists from The Burch School of Music are graduating high school this spring, but all can be seen in public performances over the next three months.
Sarah Young, daughter of Barry and Sue Young of Willow Park, will perform a solo piano recital at Steinway Hall in Fort Worth at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 22. Upon graduation from Aledo High School, Sarah will enter Texas Christian University as an International Business major.
Amelia Rosenberger, daughter of Brian and Kyla Rosenberger of Aledo, will perform with the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas ar 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, where she will perform both trombone and piano with the orchestra. Upon graduation from Aledo High School, Amelia will enter Oklahoma State University as a trombone performance major.
Caleb Hughes, son of Dr. Scott and Christie Hughes of Weatherford, will perform a solo piano recital at Northside Baptist Church in Weatherford at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 27. He will also be combining his recital with his graduation ceremony since he is home-schooled. Caleb will enter Abilene Christian University in the fall as a political science major with a piano minor.
Randy Keck/The Community News: A motorcycle whose rider attempted to bypass traffic on FM5 Wednesday afternoon ended up under an Aledo ISD school bus that was making a turn onto Koldin Lane. No students on the bus were injured. The rider of the motorcycle suffered major injuries, but was reported to be conversant before being transported by ambulance.
Two Aledo ISD busses were involved in separate accidents while carrying children home from school today.
A school bus was rear ended on Front Street in Aledo and another, more serious accident involved a school bus being struck by a motorcycle driver who attempted to bypass traffic on FM5.
No children are reported to be injured, but the driver of the motorcycle slid under one of the busses and had two of his limbs almost completely severed in the crash.
He was taken to the hospital and parents were contacted to pick up their children from the scene of the accident.
More details will be posted as they become available.
CSI and criminal minds devotees are in store for a memorable day next Friday.
“On Friday, April 20, 2012, Weatherford College will present a forensic science conference that will feature some of the top forensic investigative scientists in the nation,” said Weatherford College Behavioral Science chair, Don Jacobs, who helped organize the conference.
Jacobs and colleagues created the FORS rubric of classes at WC that have given students in two-year colleges the opportunity to explore careers in forensic science and forensic psychology as freshmen and sophomores.
Friday’s conference, scheduled in the Alkek Fine Arts Center on the College’s Weatherford campus, features a representative sampling of speakers that show the strength of expertise in Texas and Oklahoma. Dr. Art Eisenberg, Ph.D., of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, helped to create DNA standards currently used across the nation. His topic will be genetic tools for identification of missing persons.
Other presenters will be Ex-FBI agent, Professor John Mabry, J.D. of Central Oklahoma University at Edmond, who will speak on behavioral considerations on child abductions.
Weatherford College will conduct an emergency simulation exercise between 8 a.m. and noon on Tuesday, April 10.
Activities should be largely confined to the Allied Health and Mince Buildings on the College's Weatherford Campus.
“We will attempt to conduct the drill with as little impact as possible to the rest of the campus and its normal operations,” said Mike Endy, executive dean of academics. “Please note, however, that emergency personnel and vehicles will be on campus and will behave as if the actual emergency scenario were occurring.”
Non-College agencies expected to participate include Weatherford Police, Fire, and EMS services, as well as Parker County Emergency Management Department, and the Community Emergency Response Team.
Please contact Endy’s office or the WC Police Department with any questions or concerns about this event: 817-598-6211 or firstname.lastname@example.org.