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Renfro withdraws from Commissioner race

March 9, 2014 by Randy Keck

Parker County Republican Chair Zan Prince announced today (Sunday) that Dusty Renfro has withdrawn from the Precinct 4 Commissioner runoff. That leaves Steve Dugan as the Republican nominee for the November election. There are no additional candidates in November, meaning Dugan should take office in January, 2015.

Tonights Lady Cat Soccer game in Boswell

March 7, 2014 by bearcat4life

F.Y.I
The Aledo Lady Cat soccer team will play for the district championship tonight against Boswell at 7:30. Boswell won the first meeting 2-1 last month. Aledo needs to win by 2 goals to make up the point differential to claim the district title.

The match will be held at Boswell High. The address is: 5805 Bailey-Boswell Road, Fort Worth, TX 76179

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Parker County Election Results

March 4, 2014 by Randy Keck

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FINAL RESULTS  
   
Office Votes Pct
County Judge    
Mark Riley 7,524 61.70%
Cary McCay 4,670 38.30%
     
County Court at Law #1    
Jerry Buckner (u) 10,292 100.00%
     
District Clerk    
Sharena Gilliland (u) 10,017 100.00%
     
County Clerk    
Paula Hawkins Durant 4,861 41.61%
Jeane Brunson 6,821 58.39%
     

Spring city/school elections set

March 3, 2014 by Phil Major

The Aledo City Council and School Board will hold elections in May.
Candidate filing deadline passed Friday, and contested races have developed for four of the five positions.
Both Aledo School Board positions are contested.
Place 6 has two candidates as Farida Goderya faces incumbent David Davis.
Place 7 includes Riley Morrison and Debra Rogers as well as incumbent Hoyt Harris.
Two council positions will be contested, though Mayor Kit Marshall drew no opposition.
For Place 2 George “Pres” McGee faces incumbent Jean Bailey. In Place 4 Mark Siegmund faces incumbent Kim Hiebert.
Also on the May 10 ballot will be the proposition to allow the sale of beer and wine in convenience and grocery stores and the sale of beer, wine and mixed drinks in restaurants.
Be sure to read the March 7 Community News for a complete rundown of elections in East Parker County.

Aledo subdivision approved

March 3, 2014 by Phil Major

Aledo City Council approved the final plat for the Brookhollow Addition Thursday.
The subdivision on the north side of FM 1187 south will include 127 home sites, with lots ranging from 7,000 to more than 10,000 square feet and prices from the $200,000s to the $400,000s.
Also at Tuesday’s meeting the council was introduced to the city’s first animal control officer, Alyssa Galyean, who began her duties Feb. 24.
The council approved an amendment to the zoning ordinance requiring a minimum eight-foot masonry screening wall for development along a railroad track
The council reviewed updated plans for a new city hall. The 10,389-square foot building would be placed at the site of the current structure, which would be razed.
Updating city hall has been included in the city’s capital improvement projects for several years, but no funding is available.
The council will discuss possible ways to finance the $3.5 million project when it takes up budget deliberations later in the year.
For a complete look at the council’s discussions, including an update of the thoroughfare plan, be sure to pick up a March 7 copy of The Community News.

Election deadlines

February 28, 2014 by Phil Major

If you want to vote early in Tuesday's party primaries, today (Feb. 28) is the last day.
This is also the last day to file for a place on the ballot to run for the school board or city council in the May 10 election.

Cleburne ends Lady Cat season

February 18, 2014 by Phil Major

Aledo won't get to defend its regional crown. Cleburne defeated the Lady Cats 52-49 Tuesday night in the third round of the state basketball playoffs. Aledo trailed the entire game but had a chance to tie it in the final minute.

Bearcats fall to Everman

February 18, 2014 by Phil Major

Aledo's basketball playoff season was short-lived as the Bearcats fell to Everman in bidistrict Tuesday night, 74-40.

Early voting begins tomorrow

February 17, 2014 by Randy Keck

Early voting for primary elections begins tomorrow at the following locations and times:

Parker County Courthouse Annex, 112 Santa Fe Dr., Weatherford, TX
Springtown City Hall, 102 E 2nd St., Springtown, TX
Willow Park Municipal, 516 Ranch House Rd., Willow Park, TX
Peaster Fire Department, 221 Judd St., Peaster, TX
Azle Masonic Lodge, 257 W Main St., Azle, TX
Aledo Community Center, 114 Robinson Ct., Aledo, TX
Old Brock ISD Admin. Building, 100 Grindstone Road, Brock, TX

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The Community News to offer combined live basketball coverage on Tuesday

February 17, 2014 by Randy Keck

Don't worry if you can't be in two places at one time. The Community News will offer live coverage of both the Ladycats' playoff against Cleburne and the Bearcats' playoff against Everman on Tuesday night. Click the window below to join the action about 7 p.m. On Tuesday,

 

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