City of Aledo
City Of AledoDue to additional meetings taking place at the Aledo Community Center, the Aledo City Council will be meeting one week early in September and October. The council was also presented a copy of "Around Aledo", the new book that shows a history of the East Parker County cities, by author Susan Karnes.
In their meeting that lasted about two and a half hours, the Aledo City Council accepted the resignation of Leo Norman from place two. They later replaced him Jean Bailey.
A full story will be featured in The Community News next week along with full, unedited video of the presentation given by Freese and Nichols Inc. on the new wastewater treatment plant.
Special to The Community News: Parker County Sheriff's Investigators Robert Moore and Rick Crosley sort through items seized as evidence Wednesday in several Aledo vehicle burglaries.
Parker County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested two male adults and detained one juvenile male suspect in connection with multiple recent vehicle burglaries.
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said deputies responded to a vehicle burglary call Tuesday evening in the 300 block of Creek Bend Drive in Aledo. The complainant reported that unknown suspect(s) had been breaking into vehicles recently around the neighborhood, stealing electronics, tools and personal possessions, while setting off car alarms.
Aledo, Willow Park and Hudson Oaks fire departments battled a house fire off of White Settlement Road Friday afternoon. Departments from Silver Creek and Cresson were also on the scene. There are no details as to how the blaze started. A firfighter on the scene confirmed that no one was hurt.
Because of the heat all emergency workers on scene were instructed to break and hydrate in the shade. American Red Cross Disaster Services arrived on the scene with water and Gatorade.
Dominic Genetti/The Community News: Nathan Tomlin, 20, escaped without injury after his SUV landed in a Aledo ditch along FM-1187.No one was hurt in a single car accident along FM-1187 near Bailey Ranch Road in Aledo Friday afternoon.
Nathan Tomlin, 20, was on his way to his girlfriend's house when he swerved his 1998 Ford Explorer and ended up in a ditch, according to his father James Brooke. The SUV fell to its passenger side. Tomlin escaped through the driver's side window.
Parker County Sheriff's Deputies that arrived on scene did not issue Tomlin any tickets or citations.
Bill YoungWeeks after Willow Park Mayor Ken Hawkins proposed that the six cities of East Parker County unite under one municipality with the Aledo name, another proposal has come forward.
Hudson Oaks City Councilman Bill Young, who Hawkins mentioned as a supporter at the town hall meeting last week, has written a full response to Hawkins' united cities proposal and is proposing a separate plan for the assumed growth coming to Aledo, Hudson Oaks, the Annettas and Willow Park.
Dominic Genetti/The Community News: Hudson Oaks Mayor Pat Deen was the first mayor to back out of the united cities proposal made by Mayor Ken Hawkins of Willow Park. The plan calls for the uniting of the six cities of East Parker County; Aledo, Hudson Oaks, the Annettas and Willow Park.
Six days after Willow Park Mayor Ken Hawkins officially proposed to the public that the six cities of East Parker County merge and become one, three area mayors have confirmed that they want their cities removed from discussions.
In an e-mail to Willow Park Mayor Ken Hawkins, the mayors of the cities of East Parker County and the media, Hudson Oaks Mayor Pat Deen is officially backing his city out of any discussions to merge Aledo, Hudson Oaks, Willow Park and the Annettas.
"The primary reason is the concern for the impact of property taxes, when we already have exceptional services provided to our residents without the need for property taxes," Deen said in his e-mail.
Following the Aledo City Council meeting Thursday night, Aledo Mayor Kit Marshall said she will not partake in any regional meetings that involve the merging of the six cities.
Hawkins said he will still advocate and lobby for his proposal.
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