Weatherford Democrat

Aledo ExtrA

October 14, 2013

East Parker County Calendar of Events

Oct. 17

Business Expo


The Business Expo will bring together more than 60 businesses from around Parker County, exhibiting their products and services. There will be live demonstrations, games, free goodie bags, coupons galore, on-the-spot-shopping and drawings. Ample food trucks will be on hand with snacks and treats.

4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Willow Park Baptist Church, 129 S. Ranch House Road, Willow Park

For more information, contact the Chamber at 817-441-7844 or visit the website www.eastparkerchamber.com.

Oct. 17

Monthly kidney and diabetes classes


Oak Ridge Church of Christ

4895 East I-20, Willow Park

6-7 p.m. Kidney Smart, no charge

7-8 p.m. Diabetes, will bill Medicare or insurance

Conducted by registered nurse and registered dietician.

For more information, call Elizabeth Neumann at 817-995-4677.

Oct. 19

10th annual Parkfest 2013


Willow Park will celebrate its 50th year of incorporation with a family-friendly festival featuring live music from a variety of bands all day long. Food trucks, arts & crafts, a bounce house, a petting zoo, safety demonstrations by Willow Park Fire/Rescue and plenty of children’s games and activities are planned. A brochure and a five-minute slide show about the city’s history will be available, courtesy of East Parker County Geneology and Historical Society.

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Corner of Ranch House Road and Stagecoach Trail, Willow Park

To reserve booth space, contact City Hall at 817-441-7108.

For more information visit www.willowpark.org

Oct. 19

‘Mud, Sweat & Tears 2013’


Mud run to benefit Young Life Aledo, 1-mile for kids, 5k for adults.

Giveaways, a food truck, registered runners get a free meal and water.

Check-in at noon, kid run begins at 1 p.m., first heat for 5K begins at 2 p.m.

Sponsored by CrossFit City View.

Location is Clear Fork Materials, 800 Old Annetta Road, Aledo.

Early registration ensures a T-shirt and goody bag.

Register online at www.crossfitcityview.com.

Registration prices lowered to $30 for the kid run and $50 for the 5K, with discounts for multiple family members.

Pre-race day packet/T-shirt pick-up at CrossFit City View, 1151 Underwood Road, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 17 and Oct. 18.

For more information, call 817-676-8182.

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    Aledo ISD has announced a restructuring of the athletic department for the 2014 school year. At his request, Coach Tim Buchanan will become the fulltime athletic director so he may focus on the entire athletic program of the district as it continues to grow.

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  • Commissioner at odds with school district's demand for land

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    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

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    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

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    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. 

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