Weatherford Democrat

Aledo ExtrA

March 11, 2014

East Parker County Calendar of Events

March 12

Workforce Partnering

with Education

The East Parker County Chamber of Commerce will welcome retired USAF SMSGT Vernon M. Anderson, Jr., senior technical instructor, Bell Helicopter, Integrated Operations Engineering Support Technical Training Department, as the key note speaker for the March 12 luncheon. Anderson will discuss the partnership between Bell Helicopter and the Aledo ISD, a program designed to enhance aerospace education through real world application and a focused curriculum. The luncheon will be held at New River Fellowship, 3252 E. I-20, Hudson Oaks, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Register online at or call the chamber for more info at 817-441-7844.

March 15

Kelly Miller Circus

The Kelly Miller Circus — with performing tigers, zebras and elephants — is coming to Aledo’s Bearcat Park, with show times at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Advance tickets for the two-hour shows — available at a $5 discount for those older than 11 — are available at Aledo City Hall, the East Parker County Library, the East Parker Chamber of Commerce and Brookshire’s.

A portion of the pre-sale tickets will go to the Aledo 4-H Club. Go to for more info on the show.

March 22

Aledo AdvoCats 9th Annual Run, Walk or Crawl for Our Kids

Fundraiser at Aledo High School campus.

For sponsorship info, call Jennifer Collins at 817-821-6440.

For a vendor booth, call Courtney Skillman at 214-415-7963.

For general info, email

March 29

Historical driving tour

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

East Parker County Library will host a self-paced Historical Driving Tour of the sites in the library’s One Book/One Community selection, “Parker County Prairie Sketchbook,” by local artist and author Homer Norris.

“Stop and Do” sites will provide facts, fun and food. Map/ticket may be purchased at EPCL, one ticket per car only $25/$10 single.

All proceeds go to EPCL. For more information, call 817-441-6545.

April 5

Countywide Cleanup

For more info, contact Precinct No. 4 at 817-596-0004.  


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    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

  • CPS data.jpg Case overload

    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.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Richard Adams Sr. 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.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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.

    July 22, 2014

  • 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.

    July 22, 2014

  • oak leaf ladder shot.jpg 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.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Letter to the Editor

    Dear 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.

    July 22, 2014

  • 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.

    July 22, 2014

  • 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.

    July 22, 2014

  • 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.

    July 22, 2014

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