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Chestnut Street crossing closed Tuesday

January 27, 2014 by Randy Keck

Aledo Mayor Kit Marshall announced in an automated telephone message this evening (Monday) that the Chestnut Street railroad crossing will be closed permanently beginning Tuesday, Jan. 28.

The closing of the crossing was planned in conjunction with the Aledo Trail project, which will create a new one-way crossing over the railroad at the southern end of FM 1187.

Traffic is scheduled to be re-routed over the new crossing on the Aledo Trail on Feb. 4.

Aledo ISD seeking members for long-term planning

January 24, 2014 by Amee Minton

An AISD 2025 Committee is in the formation stages as the district looks to study facility needs and develop a long-range plan that will serve the district’s children into the future. The committee will involve a cross-section of Aledo ISD citizens in this communitywide effort, which is charged to serve in an advisory capacity to the School Board and Administration on a temporary basis regarding the topic of long-range facility planning. Topics of discussion include existing and future projections on student enrollment; facilities and capital improvements; current and projected financial information; attendance rezoning; new construction and more.
For more information or to apply for a position on the AISD 2025 Committee, download the documents at the link below:

AISD trustee chosen for national network

January 24, 2014 by Amee Minton

From the Aledo Independent School District

AISD Board Trustee Bobby Rigues has been selected as one of 36 Texas school board members to attend the Federal Relations Network conference in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 2-4, 2014. He is representing our Congressional District 12 – (Texas U.S. Representative Congresswoman Kay Granger District 12). The goal of the FRN is to make public education a top priority of Congress and the Administration.

“There is no better individual to represent both Aledo ISD and Texas public schools as a whole on the topic of making education a priority,” said AISD Superintendent Derek Citty. “Mr. Rigues has spearheaded this effort across Texas. This national network will undoubtedly bring more focus on our students and their education, where it is needed most.”

The National School Boards Association's Federal Relations Network involves local school board members from every congressional district in the country who are committed to advocating for public education. Thirty-six school board members will be representing the Texas Congressional Districts. The FRN gives Trustees an opportunity to make a difference in the education of our nation's public schoolchildren.

Wet-dry election for Aledo is official

January 24, 2014 by Phil Major

Aledo voters will have a chance to decide whether beer and wine will be for sale in stores and alcohol can be served in restaurants.
The city council approved a petition seeking such an election Thursday night and called the election for May 10.
The local options will be on the same ballot as the city council election.
To participate in the election, voters must be registered 30 days prior to the election.

Board OKs moving fifth grade

January 21, 2014 by Phil Major

Aledo fifth graders will attend McAnally Intermediate School beginning with the start of the 2014-15 school year in August.
The school board adopted the administration's recommendation Monday to ease crowding at the four elementary campuses.
In a related move the board voted to form a 10-year long range planning committee to address district growth estimates that enrollment will more than double.

Eric Tyler Willoughby

January 14, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Friday, June 30, 1995
Died: 
Monday, January 13, 2014
Funeral: 
Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 15:00
Location: 
First Baptist Church of Aledo, 128 Elm St.
Memorials may be made to: 
First Baptist Church of Aledo.
Funeral Home: 
Winscott Road Funeral Home, 1001 Winscott Road, Benbrook

Eric Tyler Willoughby, 18, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2014.
Funeral service will be at 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 18 at First Baptist Church of Aledo, 128 Elm St., Aledo 76008. Burial will be in Aledo/Brown Cemetery. Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday at Winscott Road Funeral Home, 1001 Winscott Road, Benbrook.
In lieu of flowers the family asks for memorial donations to First Baptist Church of Aledo.
Eric was born June 30, 1995 in Fort Worth. He loved watching all sports, especially the Rangers and Cowboys. Eric enjoyed music, singing, and playing his X-Box. But most of all he loved hanging out with his friends. Eric was presented with a special accomplishment as the First Graduate of 2014 Aledo High School.
Survivors include his parents, Kelly and Tara Willoughby; sister, Kristen Marish and husband, Taylor of Fort Worth; brother, Phillip Willoughby of Aledo; grandparents, Carey and Larry Billups of Watauga, James Ransberger and Bui Batchler of Watauga, and Linda Ransberger of Fort Worth; uncle, Michael Willoughby and wife, Margaret; aunt, Colleen Seaman and husband, Brad; uncles, Derek Ransberger and David Ransberger; cousins, Carly, Michelle, Chris and Karyan; and many close friends, some of which were like brothers.

Elementary grade configuration parent meetings

January 7, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Repeats every 2 days until Thu Jan 16 2014 .
Tue, 01/14/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Thu, 01/16/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dr. Derek Citty, Aledo ISD superintendent, invites all interested parents to attend a meeting concerning the possible reconfiguration of grades for the elementary and intermediate campuses for 2014-15. The district is considering moving all 5th graders to McAnally Intermediate and making the elementary campuses for grades kindergarten through 4th and McAnally Intermediate for grades 5 and 6 beginning in the 2014-15 school year. Two informational meetings will be held:
Jan. 14 at 6 p.m., Coder Elementary Library, for McCall and Coder parents
Jan. 16 at 6 p.m., Vandagriff Elementary Library, for Vandagriff and Stuard parents

Soccer schedule changes

January 6, 2014 by Amee Minton

The Aledo boys soccer games scheduled for Monday, Jan. 6 in Kennedale have been changed. The JV boys game has been canceled, and the varsity game has been moved up to 5 p.m.

Aledo Rotary Club organizing

January 3, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Tue, 01/07/2014 - 5:30pm

An organizational meeting for a Rotary Club in Aledo will be held Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 5:30 p.m. at the Railhead Smokehouse BBQ, 120 S. Ranch House Rd. in Willow Park.

Bearcats win State 38-10!

December 19, 2013 by Randy Keck

Ben Regalado/Special to The Community NewsBen Regalado/Special to The Community News
Replay our live blog of the Aledo vs. Brenham State Championship Game. Click below to replay!

 

Sports Calendar

Friday, April 25

Tuesday, April 29

  • Aledo Girls Golf will compete in the State Tournament at Onion Creek GC in Austin.

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