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Large turnout for upcoming courthouse tours expected

April 19, 2013 by Randy Keck

From the Parker County Judge's Office

County Judge Mark Riley said he is excited about the positive feedback he has received regarding the upcoming guided courthouse tours slated for Saturday, April 27.

Held in conjunction with Weatherford Blooms, an outdoor home and garden festival put on by the City of Weatherford in the courthouse parking lots, the courthouse tours are expected to draw large crowds.

“We are anticipating a great event,” Riley said. “Working with Weatherford Blooms and our downtown businesses, we have created a great partnership that is really going to showcase our fabulous courthouse and downtown shopping district with the excitement of spring in the air.”

Riley said the tours have sparked interest from area groups as well. The Springtown Extension Education Association and area Boy Scout troops have scheduled separate group tours.

“The courthouse is such a rich part of the history of our county,” Riley said. “It is the people’s building and I love the opportunity to show it off to our residents and visitors. These tours along with Weatherford Blooms will allow people to take a step back in time and experience a part of Parker County culture that goes back to the early days of our community.”

On the day of the tours, the citizens committee appointed by Judge Riley will be on hand at the courthouse to sell courthouse prints, commissioned by Fist National Bank. Funds raised from selling the prints will go to purchase courthouse Christmas decorations.

Detour map available for Aledo road closures

April 18, 2013 by Randy Keck

As work progresses on the expansion of FM 1187, TxDOT is planning to close East Oak St. in Aledo on April 22, weather permitting. Residents will still have access to East Oak by detouring through Elm St. The road will stay closed until mid to late summer.

In addition, weather permitting, McMahon Construction will close Underwood Street at FM 1187 for work involved with the Aledo Trail project on Monday, April 22. The detour route for the Underwood road closure is West Oak to Pine then Pine to Underwood.

Click here or on the link below for a map of detour routes.

In addition TxDOT is in the process of adding a dedicated turn signal at the stop light at FM 1187 and Bankhead. The dedicated turn signal will be for north bound FM 1187 traffic turning west onto Bankhead

Bearcat Football Open Ticket Sales Event Saturday, May 4

April 18, 2013 by Randy Keck

Any unreserved season ticket seats will be sold to the public during the Open Ticket Sales Event from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 4, 2013. If you are unable to attend this event, a proxy authorized by you in writing is acceptable. Payment is required at the time of purchase for tickets and parking. Cash, checks, MasterCard and Visa are acceptable forms of payment. For the convenience of our Bearcat fans, the entrance for this event will be on the northeast corner of the AISD Administration Building, by the Bearcat Store. Go Bearcats!

Baseball Schedule Update

April 16, 2013 by Randy Keck

Today's (April 16) varsity baseball game against Southwest is at Southwest at 7 p.m.

Willow Park resident and Boston Marathon runner confirms safety

April 15, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

Willow Park resident and Boston Marathon runner Greg Takacs confirmed his safety to The Community News this afternoon. Takacs finished the race in 2 hours and 57 minutes, and said he had already returned to the hotel when the bombs went off roughly an hour later.

Takacs posted this message to friends on late Monday afternoon.
“To all my friends: I'm ok. Heading to the airport now. Hopefully back in town tonight. Thanks for thinking of me. It is such a horrible thing. I can't find words to describe my feelings right now...”

East Oak closure planned for April 22

April 15, 2013 by Randy Keck

As work progresses on the expansion of FM 1187, TxDOT is planning to close East Oak St. in Aledo on April 22, weather permitting. Residents will still have access to East Oak by detouring through Elm St. The road will stay closed until mid to late summer.

In addition TxDOT will be adding a dedicated turn signal at the stop light at FM 1187 and Bankhead. The dedicated turn signal will be for north bound FM 1187 traffic turning west onto Bankhead.

Crime report

April 11, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

The Parker County Sheriff's Department received a call regarding a man shooting rubber bullets from a toy gun at Bearcat Park on Tuesday. AISD Police Chief Chawn Gilliland said the man has been identified as the father of an AISD student playing with his child at the park.

District track meet postponed

April 10, 2013 by Randy Keck

The district track meet scheduled to begin today (April 10) has been postponed for one day. Today's events will be run tomorrow, and tomorrow's scheduled events will be on Friday..

Meeting canceled

April 8, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

The Bush Legacy Republican Women will not hold a regular meeting in April at the Doss Heritage and Culture Center, as the third Thursday of the month conflicts with a Texas Federation of Republican Women's gathering for Legislative Day in Austin. The next meeting with be the third Thursday in May.

Saturday Fundraiser scheduled

April 5, 2013 by Randy Keck

Aledo Vet Clinic will hold a fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on behalf of an employee who recently had surgery but has no insurance.

Activities include a bake sale, hotdogs and drinks.

Sports Calendar

Monday, February 8

  • AHS vs. Mansfield Legacy Scrimmage at AHS;

    JV- 4 p.m.

    Freshman- 6 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Mansfield Legacy Scrimmage; 4 p.m.

  • AHS JV Ladycats at Crowley; 6 p.m.

  • AHS JV at Crowley; 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 9

  • AHS at Burleson;

    Varsity- 6:30 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

    9th A- 8 p.m.

  • AHS Ladycats at Burleson;

    Varsity- 8 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

    9th- 6:30 p.m.

  • AHS Ladycats scrimmage at Mansfield Legacy;

    Varsity- 6:15 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats vs. Burleson at AHS; 6 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Burleson at AHS; 7:45 p.m.

Friday, February 12

  • AHS vs. Granbury at AHS;

    Varsity- 6:30 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

    9th A- 5 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Birdville HS Tournament; all day

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats at Granbury; 6 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Granbury; 7:45 p.m.

Saturday, February 13

  • AHS at Lake Dallas Scrimmage;

    JV- 4 p.m.

    Freshman- 12 p.m.

  • AHS Ladycats Scrimmage vs. Weatherford at AHS;

    Varsity- 12:30 p.m.

    JV- 11 a.m.

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