With construction of FM 1187 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, 2013, 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 Aledo Bearcats football teams will fine tuning their players this Friday night with a scrimmage in Denton. Aledo will be facing the defending class 4A state champions, The Denton Guyer Wildcats. The scrimmages begin at 5:30 with the freshman.
The site will be The CH Collins Athletic Complex, 1500 Long Dr. in Denton.
Hope to see you there!
The Community News
Tickets for the Tom Landry Classic at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31 at Allen Stadium, are now on sale. The game will feature the Aledo Bearcats vs. the Highland Park Scots. Pre-sale tickets are available at the Bearcat Store, located in the Aledo ISD Administration Building on Bailey Ranch Road, Tuesday-Thursday 8-4 and Fridays 8-1. Pre-sale tickets will be available at Aledo High School on Aug. 28-29 from 8-4 and on Aug. 30 from 8-1.
Adult tickets are $8 and student tickets are $6. All tickets at the gate will be $10, and parking at the stadium is $5. Aledo will sit on the home side.
Fans purchasing 10 or more pre-sale tickets to the game will be included in a raffle to win a Jason Witten signed football.
For more information, visit http://ppimarketing.com/tom-landry-classic
Aledo Bearcat season tickets and reserved parking passes will be available for pick up beginning Aug. 26 in the Bearcat Store. There are a limited number of seats and parking spaces still available. Store hours are Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A Union Pacific train is stopped, blocking the crossing at FM 1187 in Aledo. Traffic backed up in both directions as of 8:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 12.
The notice in the July 26 issue of The Community News that free schools supplies are available was incorrect. The ALEDO PTO is offering appropriate school supply packets for various grade levels for a fee. For more information, visit your child’s school office, visit http://aledo.schoolfusion.us for an order form or download from www.community-news.com. Deadline to order school supplies is Aug. 1. We regret the error.
Fall baseball and softball sign-ups for boys and girls ages 3 to 12 through Aledo Athletics will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 3, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 4, at Railhead Willow Park. Returning players wishing to register for fall baseball or softball can sign up online through August 9.
The opening day for the 2013 season is scheduled for Saturday September 7. Closing day is scheduled for Saturday October 19.
Visit www.aledoathletics.com for details or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Interstate 20 exit ramp will reopen on Thursday, July 25, with a ribbon cutting ceremony performed by Mayor Neverdousky and John Cordary with the Texas Department of Transportation. The reopening ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. at the ground-breaking site of ramp 415 West bound at the 100 block of Crown Pointe Blvd. There will be a reception immediately following the ribbon cutting at The Village at Crown Pointe Club House until noon. Refreshments will be provided.
The opening marks the beginning of new development opportunities for Willow Park. The new ramp location will help facilitate the development of the Texas Health Resources Medical Campus and surrounding area. The new exit ramp will provide better access to surrounding area developments, improve overall traffic congestion, and allow for new commercial development along the access road and Crown Pointe Boulevard.
Parking for the ceremony will be managed by Willow Park Police Department. The Village at Crown Point Club House is located at 180 Crown Pointe Blvd, Willow Park, Texas 76087. For additional information please call (817) 441-7108.
A Union Pacific train derailed near the border of Parker County and Tarrant County at 5:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 18. Benbrook Assistant Fire Chief Mark O’Connor confirmed that the derailment involved one locomotive and five rail cars. O’Connor confirmed that the 45-car train was en route from Dallas to Tucson and was carrying no hazardous material. A Union Pacific employee was transported to the hospital as a precaution. As of press time, the cause of the derailment was unknown. Updated information will be provided as it becomes available.
A 17-year-old male pedestrian was struck and killed Wednesday afternoon as he attempted to cross Interstate 20 on the eastbound side between Ranch House Road and FM 5. The incident occurred at 3:41 p.m.
The fatality, believed to be a Willow Park resident, was struck as he entered the lanes of traffic on the freeway. At press time there was still an ongoing investigation as to why or what caused him to step into the roadway.
The driver of the vehicle that struck the subject is a female from Eastland County. She stayed on the scene and is cooperating with the investigation. There is no indication of any wrong doing on the part of the driver of the motor vehicle.
“Despite the selfless efforts of off-duty EMS personnel and medical personnel who happened to be passing by, who performed CPR on the subject, he was transported to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth by LifeCare, and was pronounced deceased at 4:29 p.m.,” according to Willow Park Police Chief Brad Johnson.
The accident led to a severe traffic jam on I-20 as emergency responders appeared at the scene. Investigators closed two lanes for about an hour as they worked to gather as much evidence as possible from the scene.
The investigation, conducted by both the Willow Park Police Department and the Texas Department of Public Safety, is ongoing. The name of the victim had not been officially released at press time.
More information will be posted as it becomes available.