Randy Keck/The Community NewsAdaline James is accompanied by her father Devin prior to the announcement that she is the 2013 Aledo High School Homecoming Queen. Click on the photo for a gallery of Friday night's homecoming activities: Volleyball, Football and Homecoming.
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The Aledo High School Bearcat Regiment will perform its halftime show before tonight's homecoming game at Bearcat Stadium. Anyone who wants to see the show can enter the stadium at no charge for the performance at 5:30. The stadium will then be cleared to prepare for the homecoming game.
AHS Band Director Joey Paul cited band contest and SAT tests on Saturday.
"It is in the best interest of the kids if we perform our show early," he said. "Thanks for understanding."
The Aledo Homecoming Parade begins at 6 p.m. today (Monday, Sept. 30) at Buchanan Drive on the eastern portion of the AHS campus. There will be an announcer available in the horseshoe area in front of the AHS gym. For a higher-resolution map, click the link below.
In the Sept. 27 issue of The Community News, it was reported that the 1187 traffic switch would occur on Oct 2. Unfortunately, after the paper went to press, we received the following update.
We regret any confusion.
TxDOT and McMahon Construction will delay the scheduled traffic switch on FM 1187 from the night of Wednesday, Oct. 2 to Monday night on Oct. 7, beginning at 8 p.m. due to Aledo High School’s homecoming game on Oct. 4.
The traffic switch on Oct. 7 will move all FM 1187 traffic onto the newly built east side of FM 1187 to allow construction crews to build the new FM 1187 south bound lanes. This plan is expected to create some traffic backups in the area of the Bailey Ranch Road intersection.
Work on the south bound lanes will result in the closing of access to Bankhead Highway off of FM 1187. All traffic wishing to turn onto Bankhead Highway will be detoured to Bailey Ranch Road and then onto Champion’s Drive, which will allow for access to Bankhead Highway. Southbound traffic on FM 1187 wishing to turn right onto Bailey Ranch Road will be able to do so, but without a designated right turn lane at the FM 1187 and Bailey Ranch Road intersection. Northbound traffic on FM 1187 will have a dedicated left turn lane onto Bailey Ranch Road.
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Rev. Dr. Mitzi Ellington, a pastoral counselor at Aledo UMC, will lead a six-week group aimed to provide women an opportunity to foster personal growth and make the life changes they wish to make by re-authoring their life story. Classes will be from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. from Oct. 1 to Nov. 5. Opportunities will be provided to identify and address emotional concerns and issues that might hinder one from taking action on behalf of one's self; discover mutual empowerment and support from other women; and engage stories of Jesus and his encounters with women from empowering perspectives based on the book, Do What You Have the Power to Do by Helen Bruch Pearson. Book purchase is not required. The fee is $50. Register through the church by calling Kim at 817-441-8329.
Award-winning artist Diane Brown will teach drawing classes at the East Parker County Library. The class is open to students 10 years old and up, including adults. Learn new skills in a fun, non-threatening atmosphere. The cost is $60 for a six-week session. At least eight students must sign up to form a class. Limited supplies are required. Contact the library at 817-441-6545 or Diane Brown at 817-374-0000 with questions.
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.