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TxDOT announces FM 1187 reduction

April 22, 2013 by Randy Keck

From the Texas Department of Transportation.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 24, through Wednesday, May 1, daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., weather permitting

WHERE: From Oak Street to Elm Street

ALEDO — Farm-to-Market Road 1187 will be reduced to one lane from Oak Street to Elm Street daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the installation of box culverts. Flaggers will direct motorists through the construction zone. Elm Street at FM 1187 will also be closed starting Monday.

The $11.7 million FM 1187 project will expand the roadway to a four-lane divided, concrete roadway with raised medians, curb and gutter and sidewalks.

Completion is estimated for winter 2014. The new roadway will tie into another project known as Aledo Trail, in downtown Aledo.

We appreciate motorist’s patience while crews complete this construction. During construction, alternate routes are encouraged.

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

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.

Craft Fair

November 13, 2012 by Anonymous

People wishing to have a booth at the Arts & Crafts Fair on December 1 at the Aledo Community Center can call Angela Kell at 817-704-8223.

Meeting Agenda

October 23, 2012 by Anonymous

From the City of Aledo

"CITY OF ALEDO, TEXAS
CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
MEETING LOCATION: ALEDO COMMUNITY CENTER
104 ROBINSON COURT
ALEDO, TEXAS 76008
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2012
7:00 P.M.

CALL TO ORDER

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

PRESENTATIONS:

Certificate of Recognition to Chris Morales – Passing the Class B Waste Water Treatment Operator Exam.
CITIZEN APPEARANCES

CITY COUNCIL CANNOT DISCUSS ANY PRESENTED ISSUE NOR MAY ANY ACTION BE TAKEN ON ANY ISSUE AT THIS TIME. COMMENTS ARE LIMITED TO (3) MINUTES AND THIS TIME IS NOT TRANSFERABLE. PLEASE SIGN IN BEFORE THE START OF TONIGHT’S MEETING.

CONSENT AGENDA
All of the following items on the consent agenda are considered to be self-explanatory by the Council and will be enacted with one motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a Council Member so requests. Approval of the consent agenda authorizes the City Administrator to implement each item in accordance with the staff recommendation.
1. September 27, 2012 Regular City Council Minutes.
2. September 2012 Monthly financial report.
3. Approval of the appointment of Jim Witherow to the AEDC Board.
4. Approval of closing Maverick Street from FM 1187 to Old Annetta Road and closing Oak Street from Elm to Mesquite during Christmas Tyme in Aledo, scheduled for Saturday, December 1, 2012.
5. Approval of rescheduling the November and December 2012 City Council meeting dates due to the Holidays.

OTHER ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION:
There are no other items for discussion for this Agenda.

REPORTS:

AHS Choir to host pumpkin patch

October 18, 2012 by Katie Martinez

The AHS choir will be hosting a fun family event at First Financial Bank in Aledo from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. The event will have face painting, kids activities, a bake sale and great photo ops. The funds will be used to send choir members to a leadership conference.
AHS Choir officers: AHS Choir officers, from left, Danielle Springer, Autumn Simpson, Savannah Beddingfield, Kenzi Zimmerman, Sara Leifeste, Tiffany Nichols, Somjit Pimson, Sadie Benson, Cole Walker and Zoe Morrison.

Bearcat Valero among three stores burglarized Monday

September 24, 2012 by Randy Keck

From the Parker County Sheriff's Dept

Three convenience stores were burglarized early Monday.

Parker County Sheriff’s deputies and crime scene investigators responded to the Aledo Bearcat Valero in the 40 block of FM 1187 around 1:20 a.m.

Sheriff’s deputies reported the suspect(s) entered the store by force using a blunt object to break the front windows of the store.

The store was left in disarray with merchandise strewn about the store.

The store owner reported two cash registers, an undetermined amount of currency and an undetermined amount of cigarettes were stolen. A glass door and window, valued at $500 were damaged in the burglary as well.

The Brock Junction convenience store, located in the 7400 block of West Interstate 20, was also burglarized. Sheriff’s investigators believe the suspects forcefully entered the store around 5:20 a.m., just hours after the Aledo store was reported. 
Sheriff’s investigators believe the burglaries are related, saying there were similarities.

Deputies stated blunt objects were used to break the windows of the Brock Junction store and the Aledo Valero store.

Brock store personnel also reported cigarettes were also taken during the burglary.

Burglars shattered the side glass on side of the building to gain entry to the Brock store.

Also taken in the Brock store were cigarettes and an undetermined amount of currency.

Surveillance cameras caught the suspect vehicle on camera.

Update: Missing Woman Found

August 4, 2012 by Randy Keck

From the Parker County Sheriff's Office

Update: Melissa Hill has been found and returned to her family.

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Parker County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing Parker County pastor’s wife.

Melissa Sue Hill, 47, of Aledo, was last seen around 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, leaving Wal-Mart on Hulen Street in Fort Worth. The Hill’s pastor the Forgiven Church on West Creek Drive in Fort Worth.

Hill is described as 5-feet, 4-inches tall, weighing approximately 115 pounds, with brownish-green eyes, dark brown shoulder length hair.

Hill was last seen driving a white 1997 extended-cab Dodge pickup truck with license plate 68D-YV3, with an orange motorcycle logo bumper sticker on the back windshield bearing the letters “KTM,” located at the center bottom of the window.
She was last seen wearing a bright lime green, V-neck shirt and plaid shorts.

Melissa Hill is the mother of three children, 18, 23 and 25; and the grandmother of two young grandsons.
Hill’s husband, Tim Hill, stated it is highly unusual for Melissa to be gone this long and to leave without notifying her family.

“Nothing like this has happened in our 29 years of marriage,” Tim Hill said. “She has always been such an amazing and stable person. This is so out of left field for her to be missing. We are extremely worried and we’re praying for the safe return of our beautiful wife, mother and grandmother.”

Start of construction of FM 1187 delayed

August 1, 2012 by Randy Keck

Start date pushed back to mid-September or October

Local residents anticipating the start of construction on the project to widen FM 1187 will just have to wait.

Originally scheduled to begin in mid-to-late August, the start date has been delayed because AT&T has reportedly not completed moving utilities along the roadway.

Find more on this story in the Aug. 3 issue of The Community News.

Classic Cars and First Friday Fun

July 6, 2012 by Randy Keck

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Classic cars were in abundance at the first Classic Car Show in conjunction with First Friday in Aledo on July 6. In addition to the car show and numerous vendors, Southern Heritage Band was the featured musical entertainment.

Click on the picture above for a photo gallery from the event.



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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