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Posted on: May 24, 2018

PESKY MOSQUITOES CAN BE MORE THAN A NUISANCE

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Parker County Judge’s office

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Joel Kertok

Phone: (817) 598-6166

9 AM, May 24, 2018

PESKY MOSQUITOES CAN BE MORE THAN A NUISANCE

   Parker County is home to both types of mosquitoes that can carry a dange...

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Posted on: May 18, 2018

STATE SUPREME COURT RULES AGAINST TAXING ENTITIES

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  Parker County Commissioners Court were told at their Monday, May 14 regular meeting, that a State Supreme Court ruling would lead to the county having to pay back over $600,000 in taxes.

   Parker County Appraisal District Chie...

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Posted on: May 14, 2018

GOAT TESTS POSITIVE FOR RABIES IN PARKER COUNTY

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Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler is issuing a public service announcement regarding a rabies case.The Texas Department of State Health Services has confirmed that a baby goat from Parker County has tested positive for rabies. The goat owner has been not...

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Posted on: April 9, 2018

COMMISSIONERS COURT APPROVES FIRST EVER STOP ANNEXATION PETITION; ORDERS ELECTION

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  Parker County became the first county in Texas to order a vote allowing residents a voice on whether or not county residents can be involuntarily annexed into a municipality.

 County Judge Mark Riley and the Commissioners Court accepted...

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Posted on: March 27, 2018

SUMMARY OF COMMISSIONERS COURT MEETING MARCH 26, 2018

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  • Approved Proclamation 18-03 supporting the dedication and opening of the new Parker County Veterans Memorial at 9 a.m. on June 2, 2018.
  • Approved participation in the regional floodplain study of Mary’s Creek.
  • Approved all plat items.
  • Authorized advertising f...
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Posted on: March 26, 2018

DISTRICT CLERK ADVISES OF PHONE SCAM

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Sharena Gilliland, Parker County District Clerk, is warning the public about a phone scam being perpetrated by callers impersonating court personnel.  The scammers say they are trying to deliver divorce papers and need an address.  They ...

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Posted on: March 1, 2018

SHERIFF AND COUNTY JUDGE WORK FOR ADDITIONAL SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler and County Judge Mark Riley have been in discussion with Parker County school superintendents regarding additional school resource officers to cover campus security.

“We are always evaluating and addressing the needs of o...

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Posted on: February 7, 2018

I-20 FM 5 FRONTAGE ROADS CONVERTING TO ONE-WAY

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Update

February 13, 2018

Converting the frontage roads from two-way to one-way was dependent on the new traffic signals at US 180 and Hudson Oaks Dive being operational. The contractor on that job will need to do some more work before the signals are operat...

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Posted on: February 1, 2018

PARKER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT APPOINTS RAY JONES TO FILL PRECINCT 1 CONSTABLE VACANCY

Swearing in of Precinct 1 Constable Ray Jones

  Parker County’s Commissioners Court filled the vacancy for Constable Precinct 1 Tuesday morning, selecting current Precinct 2 Deputy Constable Ray Jones in a special meeting of the court.

   Jones was selected with a 3-2 vote a...

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Posted on: December 27, 2017

COMMISSIONERS COURT SUMMARY 12-26-17

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   Commissioners Court interviewed three candidates for the vacant Precinct 1 Constable office at Tuesday’s regular meeting.

   Candidates interviewed were George McNutt, Steve Decento and Ray Jones.

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Posted on: November 2, 2017

COUNTY LEVERAGES MILLIONS OF TRANSPORTATION DOLLARS

   Parker County has secured an additional $17.2 million from the region to go with the 2016 voter approved $76.2 million in transportation bond funds after a vote of the Regional Transportation Council (RTC) last month.

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Posted on: August 28, 2017

PROTECTING HERITAGE WHILE REPLACING ROOF

   Protecting the confederate statue at the historical Parker County Courthouse is paramount as work begins to replace the courthouse roof.

   Parker County Judge Mark Riley and Commissioner Larry Walden stressed the imp...

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Posted on: September 19, 2017

RIBBON CUT FOR NEW ROAD HIGHLIGHTING PARTNERSHIP WITH ALEDO ISD

   Parents dropping off children at Aledo ISD’s Coder Elementary have seen a 50% reduction in drop off and pick up times from 22 minutes to 11 minutes thanks to a new road.

   Credit for that fact goes to Parke...

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Posted on: September 15, 2017

COURTHOUSE READIES FOR NEW ROOF AND WORKING CLOCK

   Contractors will begin staging for work to replace the Historic Parker County Courthouse’s roof, and to fix the clocks on the clock tower beginning the week of Sept. 18.

   Commissioners awarded the contract...

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Posted on: July 27, 2017

PARKER COUNTY COMMENDED FOR CLEAN AUDIT

 

   Parker County received a clean financial audit for fiscalyear 2016 at Monday’s Commissioners Court meeting, showing emergency reserves
of over $14 million in the general fund.

  Jackie Gonzalez with the f...

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Posted on: July 26, 2017

SUMMARY OF COMMISSIONERS COURT MEETING - JULY 24, 2017

·        Commissioners reduced auto registration fees on Parker County residents by $6 per vehicle on a motion by County Judge Mark Riley and a unanimous vote by Commissio...

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Posted on: July 10, 2017

PARKER COUNTY FEATURED IN TEXAS COUNTY PROGRESS MAGAZINE

Parker County’s successful transportation bond program is
once again receiving attention.

Featured in the July issue of the statewide publication known as County Progress is Parker County along with two other counties for their efforts t...

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Posted on: July 10, 2017

SUMMARY OF COMMISSIONERS COURT - JULY 10, 2017

·        Commissioners approved a contract with the City of Weatherford for a fiber network connection at the Parker County Downtown Annex, located at 101 N. Main. The for...

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Posted on: June 27, 2017

PARKER COUNTY HISTORICAL COMMISSION RECOGNIZED BY STATE AND COUNTY

 

  Commissioners Court recognized the Parker County HistoricalCommission (PCHC) at Monday’s regular court meeting, for receiving the 2016 Distinguished
Service Award from the Texas Historical Commission.

  The award i...

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Posted on: January 24, 2017

AUDITORS OFFICE RECOGNIZED FOR THEIR ROLE IN BOND RATING UPGRADE

Auditors Office Honored By Commissioners Court

Parker County Commissioners Court recognized and congratulated the Parker County Auditor's Office for their role in the county's recent bond rating upgrade to a AA . The rating upgrade was due to the county's excellent economic management and conservativ...

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