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.
After disposing of Fort Worth Southwest in two games last weekend, the Aledo Bearcats now face Stephenville in the Area round of the state 4A baseball playoffs.
Game 1 is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, May 11 at Aledo High School.
Game 2 is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, May 12 at Stephenville High School.
Game 3, if necessary, will be played 30 minutes after game 2.
Ticket prices for each game are $5 for adults and $3 for students.
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Michelle Yates received the 2012 Marva Collins Teaching Excellence Award presented at Aledo High School Auditorium Monday night. More on the awards can be found in the May 11 issue of The Community News.
Click on the picture above for a gallery from the event.
For the sixth time in the last seven years, the Aledo High School UIL academic team has won regionals and will advance to state competition on May 20-22 at the University of Texas at Austin. Regional results were:
Sarah Collins, 5th, Poetry Interpretation
William Hampten, 5th, Extemporaneous Speaking
Cheryl Kalmoe, 1st, Computer Applications
Kim Ellis, 4th, Computer Applications
Clayton Hiebert, 5th, Computer Applications
Kiefer Odell, 2nd, Current Events
Tanner Long, 3rd, Current Events
Kyle Wilson, 4th, Current Events
Kiefer Odell and Brent Wilson, 1st, Current Events Team
Shannon McCown, 1st, Spelling
Shannon McCown, Angelique Morvant, Ali Ward and Michael Villa, 2nd, Team Spelling
Sussana Oad, 2nd, Literary Criticism
Race Savage, 3rd, Literary Criticism
Sussana Oad, Race Savage, Wynn Lemmons and Erin Flinchbaugh, 2nd, Literary Criticism Team
Brett Wilson, 1st, Social Studies
Kyle WIlson, 4th, Social Studies
Brett Wilson, Kyle Wilson, Kiefer Odell and Dylan Witkowski, 1st, Social Studies Team
The Aledo High School One-Act Play “Cockeyed Kite” has qualified to advance to state following performances at the regional competition. Only eight schools in the 4A classification advance to state. At regionals Emily Collard and Andee Rooney were Honorable Mention All-Star Cast, Sara Collins won Best Costumes and Joe Wilson was Best Actor. According to the UIL website, Aledo will be among four schools that perform at a 7:30 p.m. session on Tuesday, May 22 at the Bass Concert Hall on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin.
The community is invited to participate in a gift card drive for the Willoughby family in support of treatment for Eric Willoughby, a student at Aledo High School. Gift cards for gas, groceries, or entertainment for Eric when he is in the hospital are requested. Gift card collection boxes will be available at Aledo High School and at The Community News, 203 Pecan Drive in Aledo, from Friday, May 4 through Friday, May 11.
The Aledo Bearcats will play the Southwest High School Raiders in a best-of-three bi-district baseball series. Game one will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 3 in Aledo. Game two will be at 7 p.m. Friday, May 4 at Southwest High School. Game three, if necessary, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 5 at Southwest.