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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  • 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

  • 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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