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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Letter to the 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.
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.
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.
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.
Willow Park tackles 11-street project
The Willow Park City Council last week picked a list of 11 streets they’d like repaired as part of the city’s next road repair project, a significant portion of the 17-road, $850,000 list of needed repairs.
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