With construction of FM 1187 into Aledo reaching the halfway point, traffic will be switched to the newly constructed lanes on the east side of the roadway beginning at approximately 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2, according to officials with TxDOT and McMahon Construction. The actual switchover could cause some minor delays over a four- hour period from 8 p.m. to midnight, as vehicles are diverted onto the new concrete. In addition, West Oak St. will be closed, and both East Oak St. and Underwood Rd. will reopen for traffic. Access to all businesses will remain available with directional signs posted as crews work to build the new concrete lanes on the west side of FM 1187. Upon completion, FM 1187 will be a four lane divided highway with a median, curbs, gutters, sidewalks and landscaping.
The AISD School Board voted 6-1 not to raise taxes.
The district will instead take the needed funds to repay debt from the general fund, which has been set for emergencies, and revisit the tax issue next year.
Replay Friday night's coverage of the Bearcat football game against Monterrey Tech and Aledo Volleyball's district opener below
Phil KingSpecial to The Community News
AUSTIN – Today, State Representative Phil King (R-Weatherford) announced that he will seek re-election in the Texas House of Representatives. King serves as State Representative for Texas House District 61.
“It has been the honor of my life to serve the people of District 61 in the Texas House of Representatives,” King said. “I have spent my tenure in office fighting for limited government, individual liberty, free enterprise and traditional values. I will continue to fight for these principles that are so critical to our district, to Texas and to our nation.”
King serves as a member of the Energy Resources and Pensions committees. He also serves on the board of directors for the American Legislative Exchange Council, the Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute, and as vice-chair of the Texas Legislative Tea Party Caucus.
King is a practicing attorney with the firm of Eggleston Flowers & King. Representative King and his family are longtime members of Trinity Bible Church. Phil and his wife Terry are the parents of six children, four granddaughters and four grandsons.
King will appear as a candidate on the 2014 Republican Primary ballot. The Texas primary election date is set for March 4th, 2014.
The Aledo Bearcat Regiment debuted new uniforms at Friday night's 56-14 win over Stephenville. For additional photos visit http://smu.gs/15G27zd or http://www.saltforkimages.com
A recap of the game can be found by clicking below
From the City of Aledo:
As you may know, Aledo’s newest attraction, Urban Farmers’ Market, begins tomorrow. The market, showcasing local homegrown produce and art, will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 7 along North Front Street. The Market will take place every Saturday through October. Each Saturday, we will have live music from 9:30 a.m. – noon.
The “upscale” and “intimate” market will offer works of art and other specialty items as well as homegrown local produce from our featuring Producer, Jazbac Farm (a Parker County family farm).
Products offered will include custom knives, belt buckles and jewelry, handmade blankets and pillowcases, organic goat milk soaps and specialty coffees. Mary’s Tamales and Cup & Cake Coffeehouse & Bakery will be there, along with a juicer who sells smoothies.
This is all about a movement in Aledo to make people aware of how shopping locally can stimulate the economy. See you at the Market!
The Sept 6 issue of The Community News is at the printer. Top stories this week include a house fire in Aledo, profile of a new produce market in Aledo, a feature story on Lloyd Swiggum in commemoration of 9/11, Cook of the Week Glenn Baker, Rookie Camp at McAnally Intermediate School, Grandparents Day, latest sports (of course!) and more!
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Randy Keck/The Community NewsAledo, Willow Park, Weatherford and Hudson Oaks Dire Departments responded to a house fire on Wednesday morning on Feedlot Road in Aledo. According to witnesses, the fire may have started in the garage. See the Sept. 6 issue of The Community News for more information.
The Community News was the pioneer in live-blogging Aledo Bearcat football games, and this year we are taking it to a new level! YOU can join in the coverage - add comments and upload photos to the live blog during the game. Check in if you want an email reminder before the game - don't worry, no SPAM!