Willow Park Mayor Ken Hawkins says the region would benefit if the six cities of East Parker County join and become one. The idea is causing mixed reviews and raising a lot of questions. Watch the video below and get the full story.
Former Aledo Bearcat and two-time District 6-4A Pitcher of the Year Calvin Loftis signs a scholarship letter to play baseball this fall at Howard College in Big Spring. Shown behind Calvin (from left) are Aledo ISD athletic director Tim Buchanan, former head baseball coach Ryan McCurley, Calvin's parents, David and Lisa Loftis, along with Calvin's brother, James.
Grant Blaeser, a soldier in the U.S. Army who was deployed to Afghanistan, was seriously injured during a suicide bomb attack July 2 and is still receiving treatment for his injuries.
Blaeser lost his left leg from the knee down in Afghanistan and was transferred to Walter Reed hospital in Maryland. According to Blaeser's mother, the doctors were able to save his left arm. He will remain in Walter Reed for the next few weeks. His family will return to Aledo next week.
Blaeser's parents, James and Patti Blaeser live in Aledo.
Dominic Genetti/The Community News: An Aledo Volunteer Firefighter inspects the rollover accident along Kelly Road.
The driver of the sedan that flipped over along Kelly Road in Aledo July 8 has been identified.
Frieda Mae Carmichall, 72, of Aledo was traveling north on Kelly Road when she approached a curve at an unsafe speed, according to the Department of Public Safety. Carmichall apparently overcorrected her 1995 Oldsmobile which caused the tan-colored vehicle to flip to its left and roll before landing on its top.
Carmichall was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth.
According to a nursing supervisor, she is listed in serious condition.
Former All-District 6-4A first-team second baseman Kendall Kizer will play for the West squad at 7 p.m. today (Tuesday, July 13) at the Texas Girls Coaches Association Class 5A/4A All-Star Game at the Workman Complex in Arlington.
Pre-game ceremonies begin at 6:30 p.m.
Kizer will play softball next year at Vernon College.
The all-star game is part of the annual week-long TGCA summer clinic.
The 3A/2A/1A game will begin at 4:30 p.m. today at the Workman Complex. Brock's Meghan Bailey will be playing for the West team.
Kendra Watenpaugh of Aledo was named to the Dean's Honors List for the spring semester at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, New Hampshire. Watenpaugh, a sophomore majoring in fine arts and education, earned Dean's Honors List status by maintaining a term grade point average of at least 3.65 on a scale of four. Watenpaugh is a 2009 graduate of Aledo High School.
Dominic Genetti/The Community News: Firefighters from surrounding counties assist the Benbrook Fire Department in a house fire along Park Center.
Aledo volunteer firefighters responded to a mutual aid call yesterday in Benbrook to assist in fighting a house fire in the 1100 block of Park Center. Firefighters from nearby Johnson and Tarrant counties also assisted in the blaze.
The call was made to 911 after city workers down the street noticed smoke billowing from the roof of the house. No one was home at the time and rescuers were able to save the family pets; two dogs and a parrot.