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Parker County Judge Mark Riley and the county’s engineering firm Freese and Nichols left the monthly meeting of the Texas Transportation Commission in Austin on Thursday, with approval for up to $6.9 million in reimbursement to the county for the I-20 Interchange at Old Brock Road which will eventually connect with the Ric Williamson Memorial Highway.
The Texas Department of Transportation funding, known as pass-through financing, allows for the county to pay for the project and be reimbursed over time by the state for the transportation construction costs, once the project is complete. Funding for construction of the interchange will come from the Parker County Transportation Bond Program which was approved by voters in 2008.
Willow Park voters spoke in a big way Saturday night when they overwhelmingly elected Marvin Glasgow over incumbent mayor Kenneth Hawkins. Glasgow won the election with 88.66 percent of the vote.
In the race for Place 1 on the Willow Park City Council, Richard Neverdousky likewise received the lion's share of votes over Tim Koirtyohann to replace the exiting Barry Tatum. Neverdousky received 489 votes (86.24%) to Koirtyohann's 78 (13.76%).
Gene Martin ran unopposed for Place 2, receiving 418 votes.
Annetta Mayor Bruce Pinckard survived a concerted attempt to unseat him, winning over challenger Bruce Moore with 93 votes to Moore's 84.
EARLY VOTING SITES AND HOURS
Early voting sites and hours for voting by personal appearance for the General Election to be held on May 14, 2011 elections in the Cities of Weatherford, Willow Park, Hudson Oaks and Annetta, and for the Weatherford College Board of Trustees as conducted by Parker County, Texas are as follows:
Main Early Voting Site:
Parker County Courthouse Annex
1112 Santa Fe Dr.
Branch Early Voting Sites:
Springtown City Hall
102 East 2nd St.
City Council Meeting Room
Doss Student Center
225 College Park Dr.
Allene Strain Community Room
Peaster Middle School
8512 FM RD 920
School Board Meeting Room
Courtesy of Weatherford Community Relations and Recreation Dept.
While riding his bike with friends, a drunk driver swerved to miss his friends, but the driver never saw Croix Sather and hit him head-on.
City of Weatherford May 14 General Election Order of Ballot
As the opportunity to file for a place on the May 14, 2011 City of Weatherford General Election Ballot ended on Monday, a drawing was held today at 5:30 p.m. to determine the order of which candidates will be listed on the ballot. Results of the drawing were as follows:
Weatherford City Council Member, Place 1
1. Jerry Clinton
2. Heidi Wilder
Weatherford City Council Member, Place 2
1. Darwin Yeary
2. Eric Matthews
3. Jeff Robinson
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 25, 2011
Notice of Temporary Bridge Closure
Bridge at Clear Lake Road/Santa Fe Drive/FM 2552
The bridge at Clear Lake Road/Santa Fe Drive/FM 2552 over Interstate 20 will temporally close at 8:00 pm Saturday, March 5 and re-open to thru traffic by 6:00 am the following morning, Sunday, March 6. In the event of inclement weather, the closure will take place the following evening, Sunday, March 6.
Motorist traveling south on Santa Fe Drive, headed east on I-20 or south on Clear Lake Road will be re-routed via I-20 to South Main Street for a re-direct to their destination. Motorist traveling north on clear Lake Road, headed west on I-20 or north on Santa Fe Drive will be re-routed via I-20 to Bankhead Hwy. for a re-direct.
Cornyn Announces Weatherford Fire Department to Receive $484,872 Grant
Funding will be used to increase the number of firefighters and support their work as first responders
WASHINGTON—Weatherford Fire Department will receive a grant worth $484,872 to increase the number of firefighters and support their work, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn announced Friday. The funding comes through the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program, which helps fire departments increase the number of firefighters.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011 - 11:00
White's Chapel of Memories
Internment on Monday, February 14, 2011 in Garden of Memories Memorial Park in Lufkin.
White's Funeral Home in Weatherford
Nancy ByrdNancy Sue Runnels Byrd died February 8, 2011 at her home in Weatherford.
Tyler Wayne Whitaker, 20, of Weatherford was arrested and is being held on a $75,000 bond for Injury to a Child – Serious Bodily Injury.
On Sunday, Jan. 16, the Weatherford Police Department was notified by Cook Children’s Hospital of a three-month-old infant from Weatherford who had been admitted to their facility with suspicious injuries. Weatherford Police officers met with medical personnel and were advised that the injuries the infant sustained were not consistent with the story that the parents of the infant had given. They believed the injuries were a result of a “non-accidental” injury and suspected abuse.
Special to The Community NewsOnce again, the employees of the City of Weatherford show their commitment to the community with a donation of just over $10,000 to the United Way of Parker County.
The money was raised through several events such as paying to wear Texas Ranger “gear” during the playoffs, a Chili Cook-Off, gift basket drawing, change collection competition, payroll deductions and one time donations.