Letter to the Editor:
In the last several years, Judge Lynn Johnson has graciously opened her courtroom doors to Parker County Precinct 4 Office, in order to host over 200 Parker County Teen Court (PCTC) cases. PCTC is a volunteer program that allows teenage defendants to clear their records of “Class C” misdemeanor offenses. It also allows volunteer students to participate in the judicial system while earning service hours for such clubs as NHS. For example, the students take on the roles of jury, clerk, bailiff and attorneys for all PCTC trials. Judge Johnson’s contribution to this program had allowed PCTC to grow to over 45 volunteers participating in PCTC during this school year alone. She has recruited many local attorneys and council members to officiate trials, establishing successful volunteer judges and mentors to the student volunteers learning the trial processes. As well, Judge Johnson had worked with local precincts/courts to establish relationships in which the courts forward cases to be deliberated at PCTC. Parker County Teen Court is a tremendously successful program largely due to Judge Lynn Johnson’s involvement. I cannot imagine the program without her! Please vote to RE-ELECT JUDGE JOHNSON in the coming election to insure her continuing leadership in PCTC!
Volunteer Coordinator, PCTC
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Despite cold, peach crops looking rosy
Parker County peach growers won’t know for sure for a few more days, but as of Wednesday, one day after April temperatures plummeted into the low 30s, they’re predicting a good, even rosy, peach harvest for this year’s Parker County Peach Festival.
Aledo ISD "Shattered Dreams" and parent workshop
Aledo ISD high school students will get a taste of what it’s like to be in a car accident with fatalities Thursday, April 17th, and Friday, April 18th, as they participate in “Shattered Dreams,” a program designed to save lives. A parent workshop about the topics addressed in the program will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 17.
Hitting the trail for MS
STEPHENVILLE – The Cowboy Capital MS Trail Ride is a fun-filled event dedicated to raising funds that support national research into the cause and cure for Multiple Sclerosis as well as provide programs to more than 9,000 people in the Lone Star Chapter area whose lives are touched by MS.
Parker County man killed in single-vehicle wreck
A 60-year-old Parker County man was killed around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in a one-vehicle crash in the 2100 block of FM Road 3325, also known as Farmer Road.
Aledo City Council Place 4 candidates for May 10 election
Early voting for the May 10 general election begins April 28. Following is some information gathered from the candidates for the Place 4 Aledo City Council seat. Aledo Mayor Kit Marshall is running for re-election unopposed.
Aledo City Council Place 2 candidates
Early voting for the May 10 general election begins April 28. Following is some information gathered from the candidates running for the Aledo City Council Place 2 seat. Aledo Mayor Kit Marshall is running for re-election unopposed.
USAF heroes to Ride for Heroes
The 12th annual Ride for Heroes bike ride this Saturday in Aledo will include some VIPs: members of the United States Air Force Cycling Team.
FM 5 intersection makeover
City of Willow Park officials were recently told that a planned reconstruction of the intersection of Interstate 20 frontage roads and FM Road 5 now has funding from the state and is moving ahead.
Bearcat Bootcamp holds successful fundraiser
Bearcat Bootcamp, an Aledo fitness organization, held its first 1-mile Fun Run and Back the Bearcats 5K race April 5.
Hearing held for Annetta Crime Control District
The Crime Control and Prevention District proposed for the Town of Annetta — which voters have the chance to accept or reject in the May 10 election — moved forward last week with an April 7 public hearing.
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