Various campuses in the Aledo Independent School District will release early May 31 and June 1.
On Thursday, May 31, grades 6-12 will dismiss at noon
On Friday, June 1, elementary schools dismiss at 11 a.m. Grades 6-12 will dismiss at noon.
Buses will run accordingly to accommodate these schedules.
Randy Keck/The Community News: Senior Laney Anderson, right, and honored teacher Alicia Albin share a moment at the Honor Graduate Recognition Banquet held Thursday, May 24 at Aledo High School.
All AHS honor graduates will be profiled in The Community News' annual Senior Section June 8, 2012.
Click on the picture above for a photo gallery from the event.
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said he wants to send a warning to adults who intend to purchase or furnish alcohol to minors.
A man and woman were booked into the Parker County jail Thursday morning in connection with furnishing alcohol to minors at a prom party April 29, 2012, in Millsap.
“There is no excuse for contributing alcohol to minors at this time of the year or any time,” Fowler said.
Sheriff’s deputies responded to a disturbance call prom night from a concerned citizen who reported the incident in the 3100 block of Bennett Road, in Millsap, around 1 a.m.
Upon arrival, deputies observed numerous underage individuals drinking and running toward a wooded area with more than 20 vehicles on the property. Deputies reported more than 100 individuals were in attendance at the party.
Deputies reported finding evidence of numerous underage drinkers, ages 16 to 18, to be participating in a drinking game of “beer pong.” Sheriff’s deputies also found numerous plastic cups on three folding tables with ping-pong balls inside the cups filled with suspected beer, numerous liquor bottles and beer containers on the front porch, in coolers and on the ground of the residence.
Below are sample ballot images for voters in Parker County Precinct 4 for the May 29 primary elections. Higher resolution versions are available for download at the links below.
Republican Page 1
Republican Page 2
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
100 SILVER CREEK METHODIST - 2200 CHURCH RD. OFF 730, AZLE
105 NEWSOM MOUND ROAD CHURCH OF CHRIST - 1460 NEWSOM MOUND RD., SPRINGTOWN
110 CROSSTIMBERS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - 831 JACKSON TRAIL, AZLE
111 AZLE MASONIC LODGE - 257 W. MAIN, AZLE
115 RENO CITY HALL - 195 W. RENO RD., RENO
120 FIRST BAPTIST SPRINGTOWN - 500 N. MAIN, SPRINGTOWN
125 OUTREACH OF LOVE CHURCH - 3591 E HWY 199, SPRINGTOWN
130 PARKER COUNTY NE ANNEX - 1020 E. HWY.199, SPRINGTOWN
135 FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH - 801 FRIENDSHIP RD., WEATHERFORD
140 AGNES BAPTIST CHURCH - 350 AGNES NORTH, SPRINGTOWN
200 HARBERGER HILL COMMUNITY CTR RM B - 701 NARROW ST., WEATHERFORD
205 TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH - 1500 BALL ST., WEATHERFORD
210 POOLVILLE METHODIST CHURCH - - 230 WEST CHURCH, POOLVILLE
215 PEASTER FIRE DEPT. - 220 JUDD ST, PEASTER
220 WHITT FIRE DEPT. - 4312 N FM RD 52, WHITT
225 GARNER BAPTIST CHURCH - 2304 NORTH FM RD. 113, GARNER
230 CENTRAL VOL.FIRE DEPARTMENT #2 - 3461 N FM 51, WEATHERFORD
From the Parker County Sheriff's Department
Parker County Sheriff’s Office has been notified that an inmate escapee shot and killed himself Tuesday morning around 10 a.m.
North Carolina Haywood County Sheriff Bobby Suttles confirmed that Haywood County deputies were in pursuit of a stolen vehicle confirmed stolen out of Jack County.
The driver of the stolen truck was identified Donald McFaden Orange, 29.
Orange had traveled over stop sticks (road spikes) during the pursuit and when deputies approached the truck, Orange shot himself in the head with a shotgun.
This is the only confirmed information to the Parker County Sheriff’s Office.
Orange escaped from Parker County last week.
Traffic on FM 1187 through Aledo is blocked as of about 2:30 p.m. due to a breakage in a high=pressure gas line in the vicinity of Aledo Middle School. Residents are encouraged to avoid the area until the leak can be addressed.
Traffic is now flowing through the south end of FM 1187 as the Aledo Volunteer Fire Departemnt was able to cap a natural gas leak across 1187 from Vandagriff Elementary School.
According to Fire Chief Scott Mitchell, someone apparently backed over a gas meter, rupturing a high-pressure gas line at the location. The pipe was sheared off at the ground.
The Aledo VFD successfully capped the line until the gas company can make permanent repairs.
Representatives from Walsh Ranch, TxDOT and the City of Fort Worth were on hand to answer questions about construction set to begin next year on a $13.9 million road project at a Thursday night meeting in Aledo.
The project will open up the Walsh Ranch, where developers are already grading and preparing for infrastructure and bridges, with a new overpass and upgraded frontage road from I-30.
Construction on the overpass is expected to run from Spring 2013 to Spring 2014, at which point the first houses in the initial residential development of 124 lots will start to go up.
For more on this story, look for the May 25 issue of The Community News.
Thu, 05/17/2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
TxDot will have a Public Hearing on the Walsh Ranch Interchange at I-30 from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 17 at the Daniel Ninth Grade Campus cafetorium.
Suchocki unseats Alderman in Willow Park
Aledo ISD Place 1 and 2 incumbents Jay Stringer and Johnny Campbell held on to their seats by large margins in tonight's school board elections.
Stringer defeated challenger Tracey Johnson 550 votes to 253. Campbell defeated challenger Richard Henderson 566-221.
The AISD Place 3 race to replace retiring board president Joe Dearing, Jr. is currently undecided. David Tillman received 307 votes to Gary Aguillard's 306. Tricia Haber received 236 votes. There are, however, eight mail-in ballots still outstanding which could play in Aguillard's favor. The final results will be certified before the next school board meeting on Monday, May 21.
Willow Park City Council
In the race for Willow Park City Council Place 4, Dan Stalling received 169 votes to 131 for Brian Thornburg.
Bernard Suchocki succeeded in unseating long-time board member Hale Alderman 194-120.
Annetta City Council
Larry Wood defeated Bill Lunsford 128-83 for Annetta Place 1. Bruce Moore won Place 2 over Mike Brasovan, 121-86.
Another apartment complex is being planned in the Willow Park area, Mayor Marvin Glasgow told the city council at the regular May meeting.
The location, across from the Willow Park Baptist Church at Bankhead Highway and Ranch House Road, is just outside the Willow Park City limits - but inside the CCN.
The location means that the city has little control to impose restrictions on the property, but will be legally required to provide water and sewer to the development.
For more on this story, see the May 11 issue of The Community News.