Weatherford Democrat

Aledo ExtrA

July 15, 2014

Calendar of Events

WEATHERFORD — Parker County Democratic Women • The Parker County Texas Democratic Women will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 17,  at the Switch restaurant, 112 S. FM 113, in Cool.

• Everyone is invited.

• For more information, call Freda Burks at 817-220-0191.

Quilter’s Guild of Parker County • On July 17, the Quilters Guild of Parker County will host Margie Peyton of Sew So Easy Quilt Shop in Saginaw. She began quilting as a child with her mother and learned that a quilt is a treasured thing and no scraps were wasted.

• The program will begin at 7 p.m., preceded by fellowship and a business meeting. A light refreshment will be served.

• Grace First Presbyterian Church is located at 606 Mockingbird Lane, Weatherford.

• For questions, contact Pascale Tesi at 817-597-8415.

Food Preservation Workshop • The Texas AgriLife Extenstion Service will host a basic food preservation class. Making Salsas and Drying Fruits, Vegetables and Herbs will be held Friday, July 18.

• The class will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will cost $20. The registration will include recipes, canning supplies, ingredients and handouts. Participants should bring a sack lunch. The workshop will be held at the Parker County Agricultural Service Center located at 604 North Main Street, Weatherford.

• The workshop will cover the basics of making salsas and the principles of drying/dehydrating foods. Participants will have the opportunity to make several kinds of salsas and practice dehydrating foods.

• Those who have water bath canners and/or dehydrators are asked to bring them.

• This workshop is limited to 15 participants. Registration is requested by Wednesday, July 16, 2014 by calling 817-598-6168.



 

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  • Splash Kingdom suspect Water park burglar sought

    Weatherford and Hudson Oaks police are requesting the public’s assistance in catching a burglar who broke into Splash Kingdom Water Park in Hudson Oaks earlier this month. 

    July 29, 2014 2 Photos

  • Commissioner at odds with school district's demand for land

    Aledo ISD superintendent Derek Citty is moving forward with plans backed by the school board in May — plans to secure two school sites in the Morningstar subdivision, slated for the corner of Old Weatherford Road and FM Road 3225 in the City of Fort Worth’s extraterritorial jurisdiction.

    July 29, 2014

  • 0729 better coach tattoo.jpg An unforgettable state championship

    Corey Kiser and Riley Sartain, members of Aledo High School’s state champion softball team, honored by trustees last week, are to blame for the 10-3 tattoo on the finger of their coach, Jeff Lemons.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Firefighter arrested for child sexual assault

    A volunteer Hudson Oaks firefighter is in the Parker County Jail on charges he repeatedly sexually assaulted two young relatives over a several year period.
    Richard Frederick Adams Sr., 62, arrested July 21, faces two charges of continuous sexual abuse of a child under 14, a first-degree felony.

    July 29, 2014

  • Fire protection improving in Aledo

    Stephen Watson, interim chief of Emergency Services District No. 1, briefed the Aledo City Council on improvements to the city’s fire protection — including the purchase of a site for a new fire station — in Thursday night’s Aledo City Council session.

    July 29, 2014

  • Aledo ISD trustees affirm hiring policy

    The Aledo ISD School Board affirmed a policy delegating the hiring of most school personnel to the administration by a 4-1 margin last week, with trustees Jay Stringer, David Tillman, Hoyt Harris and Steve Bartley voting in favor and trustee Bobby Rigues arguing that the board should retain the responsibility.

    July 29, 2014

  • Aledo coffee shop helps support the troops

    HUDSON OAKS — Wild West Splash Kingdom was the host of military members and military supporters the night of Saturday, July 19, during ‘Salute the Troops,’ sponsored by Holy Grounds Coffee and Gifts in Aledo and Ducerus College Planning.

    July 29, 2014

  • Calendar of events

    Aug 2-23
    Movies!

    Holy Grounds Coffee & Gifts, at 108 Jearl Street, is hosting a series of outdoor movies in their parking lot at 8:30 p.m. on Saturdays through Aug. 23.
    Admission is free and feature drinks are half price during the films. “The Amazing Spiderman” is  Aug. 2, followed by “Tangled” on Aug. 9, “The Lego Movie” on Aug. 16 and “The Avengers” on Aug. 23.
    For more information, call 817-440-7770.

    July 29, 2014

  • 0729 one purple heart group.jpg A Purple Heart County

    County Judge Mark Riley and Parker County commissioners proclaimed Parker County to be a “Purple Heart County” Monday, honoring local veterans and their families in a special ceremony held in the second floor courtroom of the historic courthouse. 

    July 28, 2014 2 Photos

  • 0725 one arson.JPG Suspicious house fire under investigation

    The Weatherford fire marshal says a fire that damaged a house and killed two puppies Wednesday night is being investigated as a suspicious fire and a suspect is in jail on unrelated charges.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

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