Theft of property
Deputies were dispatched around noon to the 100 block of Portales Drive in Aledo in reference to a theft. The 49-year-old female complainant said two necklaces have come up missing from her home in the past two months. A known suspect was reported, and a report for theft of property was taken and forwarded to investigators.
Deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of Tanglewood Drive, Aledo, in reference to an assault. The 49-year-old female complainant said a family member had assaulted her, causing her pain. A report was taken.
Burglary of a building
A deputy was dispatched to the 200 block of John Street, Aledo, in reference to a burglary. The 34-year-old male complainant said $320 of tools had been taken from his garage without permission. A case was generated for burglary of a building. There are no known suspects, officials say.
Driving while intoxicated
A DPS trooper, interviewing Larry Tim Viehman in a local hospital after the 50-year-old Aledo resident’s vehicle allegedly hit a fence, later arrested him for driving while intoxicated, according to an affidavit filed the day of the arrest. Viehman, who underwent treatment for head injuries, according to the affidavit, told the trooper he had not reported the crash, which he said occurred at an unknown location as he was driving home after “a few beers” at a restaurant. Viehmann refused to provide a blood sample, according to the affidavit. He was handcuffed in the hospital parking lot after treatment and transported to the Parker County Jail, the affidavit states. Viehman was booked into the jail at 2:25 a.m. and released shortly before noon, according to the Parker County Jail website. Bond was set at $750.
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SPRINGTOWN – After finding that a breaker manufactured by a company with a history of issues contributed to a house fire Friday, Parker County Fire Marshal Shawn Scott is urging Parker County residents with Federal Pacific Electric Stab-Lok circuit breakers to call an electrician and get them checked for safety.
Candidates have filed for city, school board elections
Filings for May 10 city and school board elections are now complete. A summary follows:
On the Aledo ISD school board incumbents David Davis, in Place 6, and Hoyt Harris, in Place 7, have both filed for re-election, each drawing one or more opponents. Farida Goderya has filed for Place 6, opposite Davis, and Riley Morrison and Debra Rogers have filed for Place 7, opposite Harris.
East Parker County Calendar of Events
The East Parker County Chamber of Commerce will welcome retired USAF SMSGT Vernon M. Anderson, Jr., senior technical instructor, Bell Helicopter, Integrated Operations Engineering Support Technical Training Department, as the key note speaker for the March 12 luncheon.
The Sunny Side
WILLOW PARK – Peppered with anecdotes from his stellar baseball career, former Texas Rangers catcher Jim Sundberg gave witness to his Christian faith and told how it changed his life before a crowd of about 200 at the recent annual Trinity Christian Academy dinner and fundraiser.
Aledo ISD approves suicide prevention program
The Aledo School Board approved the LifeLines Suicide Prevention Program in February, lining up with a recommendation from the Student Health Advisory Council, which has spent a year reviewing choices.
Aledo ISD could save up to $2 million
Expecting to save close to $2 million, Aledo ISD trustees recently voted to let district staff pull the trigger on a bank-qualified refunding of some of the district’s outstanding bonds once market conditions are optimum.
Don't feed the deer!
HUDSON OAKS — The city council recently passed an ordinance banning the feeding of deer.
Parker County Sheriff's Report Feb. 27-March 2
Burglary of a vehicle
Deputies were dispatched to the 300 block of James Street in Aledo shortly after 6 p.m. regarding the burglary of a vehicle.
ASK A MASTER GARDENER: Is it too early to start a vegetable garden?
Considering our winter temperatures this year, that’s a good question. When it comes to a successful vegetable garden, timing is everything. The goal in Texas is to have most of your vegetable crops mature before the temperatures soar in mid-summer.
EXTENSION NEWS: Getting more zzzs could help you lose some lbs.
We spend about one-third of our lifetime sleeping. Sleep is important for learning and memory. Sleep also helps our immune system to resist illness and disease, increases response times in emergencies, improves our mood and feelings of wellness and gives us the energy we need to be more active and alert.
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