This year’s Boomin’ [July] 4th event in Hudson Oaks will salute America’s 238th birthday with patriotic music by Wynn Williams and the Hazers beginning at 6 p.m., followed by 25 minutes of a fireworks extravaganza that kicks off around 9:15 p.m.
All are invited to wear their red, white and blue, grab a picnic basket and lawn chairs and head over to Gene L. Voyles Park, 210 N. Lakeshore.
The free event will feature arts and crafts, face painting, food trucks and a photo booth, while the food court offers popcorn, BBQ, snow cones, ice cream, ice tea and more.
Park at the WalMart (exit 411 off of I-20) from 5:30 — 10 p.m. and ride the free shuttle bus to the event, hosted by the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce and the City of Hudson Oaks. Call the chamber for more info: 817-441-7844 or visit: www.boomin4th.com.
Vendors: Hudson Oaks VFD •Julie Beans Icecream Bus •McAlisters Deli •North Texas Kona-Ice •Parker County ESD #3 •Photo Lobby photo booths •Pop’s Kettle Corn.
Rules: No glass containers, smoking or pop-up tents; umbrellas OK.Fireworks sponsors: Jerry’s GM and Charlie Gilchrist’s Southwest Auto Group.
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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.
Parker County Attorney John Forrest will ask county commissioners for additional funds as county budget discussions begin this year; he hopes to hire another attorney to help with an increase in Child Protective Services cases.
Firefighter arrested on child sex assault charges
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 Monday, faces two charges of continuous sexual abuse of a child under 14, a first-degree felony.
Developer withdraws site plan
ANNETTA —A controversial 34-home subdivision proposed for a 41-acre tract on Duncan Road will not go forward as planned, according to action taken by both the proposed developer and the Annetta Town Council after a public hearing Thursday night.
Aledo City Council to meet July 24
The Aledo City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 24, in the Aledo Community Center, 104 Robinson Court, Aledo.
Fires damage business, home
Two separate fires around 2 p.m. July 15 damaged a Willow Park business and destroyed the home of a Weatherford family.
Letter to the Editor
Thursday night, July 17, I was present for a surprisingly interesting experience when State Representative candidate Matthew Britt addressed a small group of supporters, followed by a question and answer session.
ESD 1, Annetta South close on fire station site
Parker County Emergency Services District No. 1 and Annetta South officials said Tuesday that the ESD is homing in on a site for a new fire station to serve residents in the Annettas and surrounding areas. Annetta South is expected to consider a zoning change to accommodate a new station next month.
Registration has begun for Aledo ISD
Aledo ISD enrollment for the 2014-15 school year began yesterday, July 21, and students new to the district need to register before school begins, Monday, Aug. 25.
County scrambling to fill elections post
Former Parker County Assistant Elections Administrator Laura Watkins, who sought, but was not appointed to the post of Parker County Elections Administrator after Robert Parten retired, last week began work as assistant elections administrator for Palo Pinto County, Palo Pinto County Elections Administrator Judith Evans has confirmed.
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