Weatherford Democrat

Aledo ExtrA

March 25, 2014

East Parker County Calendar of Events

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April 12

Plant sale


The Parker County Master Gardeners’ plant sale will be held from 8 a.m. to noon, rain or shine, in the parking lot/lawn of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service office, 604 N. Main St., Weatherford. There are tremendous selections of perennials, herbs, vegetable plants, annuals, shrubs and roses available. Master Gardeners will be on hand to provide information, answer questions and assist with plant selection. Demonstration booths will feature information on drip irrigation and rainwater harvesting. Proceeds from the annual sale go toward providing horticultural education to Parker County residents and promoting sound practices in everyday gardening. For more information, visit www.pcmg-texas.org or call 817.598.6168 to speak with a Parker County Master Gardener. Mark your calendar and come early!

April 19

The 12th annual Moritz Ride for Heroes in Aledo is April 19. There are five scenic bike routes, ranging from 8 miles to 70 miles. All races begin at 8:30 a.m., with start and finish lines on the Aledo High School campus. The entry fee — discounted through April 12 — includes a post-ride lunch of grilled hamburger or hot dog, chips, and drink. The popular event benefits the Aledo Fire Department, Hudson Oaks Fire/Rescue, Willow Park Fire/Rescue, Parker County Sheriff’s Reserve, the Weatherford Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association and the Parker County Center of Hope. For more information, go to rideforheroes.org.

April 24

Bearcats ‘N Boots dinner, auction and entertainment


• 6:30 p.m. at Cendera Center, 3600 Benbrook Highway, Fort Worth.

• Catered by The Wild Mushroom; entertainment by Four Day Weekend.

• Tickets cost $100; sponsorship opportunities available.

• Benefiting the Aledo ISD Education Foundation   

• For more information, go to aledoef.org.

May 5-17

CERT training


Interested in helping your community? Consider joining the Parker County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). The next CERT classes will be held Mondays, May 5, 12 and 19, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturdays, May 10 and 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Parker County EOC, 215 Trinity Ave., in Weatherford. To sign up call Kit Marshall at 817-598-0969 or email her at kit.marshall@parkercountytx.com.

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  • Splash Kingdom suspect Water park burglar sought

    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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