Weatherford Democrat

Aledo ExtrA

March 25, 2014

East Parker County Calendar of Events

March 29

Fun, Facts and Fossils!

Historical driving tour


10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

East Parker County Library will host a self-paced historical driving/biking tour of 10 sites in the library’s One Book/One Community selection, “Parker County Prairie Sketchbook,” by local artist and author Homer Norris. The “Stop and Do” sites will provide facts, fun and food, and most will have docents to answer questions about their significance to the history of East Parker County. Map/tickets may be purchased at EPCL, one ticket per car $25/$10 single occupant. All proceeds go to EPCL. For more information, call 817-441-6545.

April 5

Countywide Cleanup


Parker County commissioners have set April 5, as the day for the annual Countywide Cleanup. All county residents, including those who live inside city boundaries, are allowed to participate and may bring their disposables to the nearest precinct barn. Most items will be accepted, including aluminum, iron, glass, dried paint cans, lumber, limbs and brush, newspapers, cardboard, furniture, appliances and tires (rims removed).

Unacceptable items include commercial waste, chemicals, shingles, wet paint and flammables. As a courtesy to precinct workers, items should be bagged securely — no loose garbage — and separated to speed unloading and reduce labor. For more info, contact Precinct 4 at 817-596-0004.

April 5

Back the Bearcats 5K


• 8:30 a.m. 1-mile Fun Run

• 9 a.m. 5K

• AHS Stadium, 1000 Bailey Ranch Road

Sponsored by Bearcat Bootcamp, Back the Bearcats 5K is a community-inspired event that gives residents the opportunity to get fit and give back! One hundred percent of all proceeds go to the Aledo Athletic Booster Club, which raises money for student-athlete programs and scholarships for Aledo ISD. Register online  at www.bearcatbootcamp.org.

 

April 9

Physical Fitness Equals Fiscal Fitness


East Parker County Chamber of Commerce will host Dr. Stephen Newman, Heart Center of North Texas, as the speaker for the April 9 monthly luncheon. Dr. Newman has been voted to FW Top Docs, America’s Top Physicians in Cardiology by Consumers Research Council, Leading Physicians of the World, Vitals Patients’ Choice Award and Compassionate Doctor Recognition. His philosophy is that doctors must treat the whole person and that sleep, nutrition and physical activity are necessary to maintaining a healthy heart and vascular system. Short Chef will cater the luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at New River Fellowship, 3252 E. I-20 South Service Road, Hudson Oaks. Register online at www.eastparkerchamber.com or for more information call the East Parker County Chamber, 817-441-7844.

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  • 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

  • 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

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