The Aledo City Council and School Board will hold elections in May.
Candidate filing deadline passed Friday, and contested races have developed for four of the five positions.
Both Aledo School Board positions are contested.
Place 6 has two candidates as Farida Goderya faces incumbent David Davis.
Place 7 includes Riley Morrison and Debra Rogers as well as incumbent Hoyt Harris.
Two council positions will be contested, though Mayor Kit Marshall drew no opposition.
For Place 2 George “Pres” McGee faces incumbent Jean Bailey. In Place 4 Mark Siegmund faces incumbent Kim Hiebert.
Also on the May 10 ballot will be the proposition to allow the sale of beer and wine in convenience and grocery stores and the sale of beer, wine and mixed drinks in restaurants.
Be sure to read the March 7 Community News for a complete rundown of elections in East Parker County.
Aledo City Council approved the final plat for the Brookhollow Addition Thursday.
The subdivision on the north side of FM 1187 south will include 127 home sites, with lots ranging from 7,000 to more than 10,000 square feet and prices from the $200,000s to the $400,000s.
Also at Tuesday’s meeting the council was introduced to the city’s first animal control officer, Alyssa Galyean, who began her duties Feb. 24.
The council approved an amendment to the zoning ordinance requiring a minimum eight-foot masonry screening wall for development along a railroad track
The council reviewed updated plans for a new city hall. The 10,389-square foot building would be placed at the site of the current structure, which would be razed.
Updating city hall has been included in the city’s capital improvement projects for several years, but no funding is available.
The council will discuss possible ways to finance the $3.5 million project when it takes up budget deliberations later in the year.
For a complete look at the council’s discussions, including an update of the thoroughfare plan, be sure to pick up a March 7 copy of The Community News.
If you want to vote early in Tuesday's party primaries, today (Feb. 28) is the last day.
This is also the last day to file for a place on the ballot to run for the school board or city council in the May 10 election.
Aledo won't get to defend its regional crown. Cleburne defeated the Lady Cats 52-49 Tuesday night in the third round of the state basketball playoffs. Aledo trailed the entire game but had a chance to tie it in the final minute.
Aledo's basketball playoff season was short-lived as the Bearcats fell to Everman in bidistrict Tuesday night, 74-40.
Early voting for primary elections begins tomorrow at the following locations and times:
Parker County Courthouse Annex, 112 Santa Fe Dr., Weatherford, TX
Springtown City Hall, 102 E 2nd St., Springtown, TX
Willow Park Municipal, 516 Ranch House Rd., Willow Park, TX
Peaster Fire Department, 221 Judd St., Peaster, TX
Azle Masonic Lodge, 257 W Main St., Azle, TX
Aledo Community Center, 114 Robinson Ct., Aledo, TX
Old Brock ISD Admin. Building, 100 Grindstone Road, Brock, TX
Tuesday, February 18 – Friday, February 21: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, February 22: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday, February 23: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Monday, February 24 – Friday, February 28: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Don't worry if you can't be in two places at one time. The Community News will offer live coverage of both the Ladycats' playoff against Cleburne and the Bearcats' playoff against Everman on Tuesday night. Click the window below to join the action about 7 p.m. On Tuesday,
Photo Credit: Jeff GrimmThe Aledo Bearcats will face Everman in bi-district basketball action at 7 PM Tuesday, February 18 at Brewer High School. Tickets will be five dollars for adults and three dollars for students.
Photo Credit: Ben RegaladoAledo and Cleburne girls will square off Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in a third-round state playoff game at Mansfield Lake Ridge. Cleburne edged Denton Guyer 62-60 Friday night.
Aledo boys will face Everman Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Brewer HS for bidistrict.
Aledo girls defeated Byron Nelson 53-45 in Friday's area playoff game to advance to the third round, which will be played Tuesday. Details to be posted as they become available.