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FM-1187 project progressing

April 8, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Sixty percent of the FM-1187 plan has been submitted to TXDOT. Bids are slated to go out next year.

Bearcats lose to Midlothian in playoffs...again

April 5, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

The Bearcats lost to Midlothian for the second consecutive year in soccer.

Aledo City Council updated on Willow Park's wastewater plant request

April 5, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Willow Park wants to build a wastewater treatment plant in Aledo's ETJ. Instead of consulting with city officials, Willow Park went straight to the TCEQ.

Monday afternoon house fire under investigation

March 29, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

House fire: A firefighter sprays down hot spots in the smoldering remains of a house fire Monday afternoon.House fire: A firefighter sprays down hot spots in the smoldering remains of a house fire Monday afternoon.

Charred walls, burned baseball cards and the brick façade is all that’s left of a vacant house destroyed by a fire Monday afternoon.

Firefighters from the Benbrook Fire Department arrived on the scene to find flames shooting out of the back of the house.

“A lot of the contents of the floor was burning from the floor all the way up,” Benbrook Fire Chief Tommy Davis said. “How it started, that’s all under investigation.”

George and Mary Ward who live behind the property along Linkmeadow Drive, near the border of Parker and Tarrant counties, called 9-1-1 after hearing popping on the site.

Transfer Station Meeting ends

March 10, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

The Transfer Station Meeting at the Aledo Community Center is over. Attorneys have set future dates to move forward with the legal proceedings.

Aledo Mayor Kit Marshall and Willow Park Mayor Ken Hawkins have been officially been denied party status, Judge Richard R. Wilfong said.

Party status is when certain witnesses are approved to present things such as evidence and discovery at a later official hearing. Thus far land/property owners near the proposed transfer station site have been granted party status along with the Aledo ISD.

Keep checking community-news.com for the full story when it becomes available. You can also read it in the print edition Friday morning.

Waste Transfer Station hearing set for Wednesday

March 5, 2010 by Randy Keck

The first phase of a contested case hearing regarding Republic Waste's proposed waste transfer station in east Parker County will be held Wednesday, March 10 at 10 a.m. in the Aledo Community Center.

Republic Waste applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for a permit to build the Waste Transfer Station on Nu Energy Drive between Bankhead Hwy. and I-20 in 2008. The TCEQ ruled that Republic has met all technical requirements to be issued a preliminary permit.

Because of the proposed facility's proximity to Aledo High School and athletic complex, as well as proximity to other educational outlets, residents and public officials have protested the location of the facility. Parker County Judge Mark Riley, the Aledo Independent School District and the City of Aledo have all fought the application, so far to no avail.

The Wednesday hearing is the next step in the process for those who oppose the waste transfer station.

Gas line repair to be completed in time for tonight's EDC meeting

February 23, 2010 by Lori Cope

Cold job: In the snow and cold, a crew for Texas Gas Services conducted regular maintenance repair on a natural gas line in front of Aledo City Hall. The work has caused the natural gas service to the Aledo Community Center to be shut off. However, Lori Moreno with Texas Gas Services, said the crew is working to repair the line in time for tonight's Economic Development Corporation (EDC) meeting at 7 p.m. at the center.Cold job: In the snow and cold, a crew for Texas Gas Services conducted regular maintenance repair on a natural gas line in front of Aledo City Hall. The work has caused the natural gas service to the Aledo Community Center to be shut off. However, Lori Moreno with Texas Gas Services, said the crew is working to repair the line in time for tonight's Economic Development Corporation (EDC) meeting at 7 p.m. at the center.

Aledo man receives life sentence for child molestation

February 17, 2010 by Lori Cope

Parker County Sheriff's Department: Mark Gregory Owens, 44, of Aledo received a life sentence for child molestation following a jury trial in Weatherford on Feb. 16.Parker County Sheriff's Department: Mark Gregory Owens, 44, of Aledo received a life sentence for child molestation following a jury trial in Weatherford on Feb. 16.

A 44-year-old Aledo man with a prior conviction for indecency with a child was sentenced to life in prison for molesting a 2-year-old girl in a trial that ended Tuesday morning, Feb. 16, in Weatherford.

A Parker County jury found Mark Gregory Owens guilty of the Halloween 2008 aggravated sexual assault of a child and possession of child pornography.

Jurors assessed the maximum punishment of 20 years in prison for the pornography case and confirmed that Owens was previously convicted of a sex offense, which resulted in Visiting Judge David Cleveland assessing the life sentence mandated by law.

Saturday's Pinewood Derby to be re-scheduled

February 12, 2010 by Lori Cope

The Pinewood Derby planned for Saturday, Feb. 13, at Jerry’s Chevrolet in Hudson Oaks has been postponed due to the weather.

The event, hosted by Cub Scout Pack 1099 of Aledo, was to include a food drive. The public may contact Cub Scout leader Rene Chavez, 817-538-7515, with non-perishable food donations that are still being collected by the cub scouts. The food items will be donated to The Center of Hope, Aledo.

The time and date of the re-scheduled Pinewood Derby will be announced when it becomes available.

Snow forces Aledo ISD schools to close

February 11, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Randy Keck/The Community News: Jaycie Case and Olivia Dickey work on the midsection of a snowman during snowfall in Aledo.Randy Keck/The Community News: Jaycie Case and Olivia Dickey work on the midsection of a snowman during snowfall in Aledo.

Due to snow and possible ice with near-freezing and freezing temperatures, which will make roads hazardous, Aledo ISD announced at 5:50 a.m. this morning (Thursday, Feb. 11) that all campuses will be closed for the day.

Sports Calendar

Friday, August 22

  • AHS Varsity vs. Pascal at Aledo, a.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Byron Nelson Scrimmage, 9 a.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy High School at Lakehill Prep, 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 26

  • AHS Varsity vs. Joshua at Aledo, 3:30 p.m.

  • AHS vs. Stephenville at Aledo;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 28

  • AHS Varsity at Volleypalozza Varsity Tournament through Aug. 30, times TBA

  • AHS JV at Joshua, 4:00 p.m.

Friday, August 29

  • Trinity Christian Academy JH at Fort Worth Academy, 5:00 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Cedar Park at Baylor University's McLane Stadium, Waco, Texas, 7:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity vs. Granbury Cornerstone at Aledo Middle School, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 30

  • AHS at Marcus I Invitational, North Lakes Park, Denton, Texas 76201, 7:00 a.m.

Tuesday, September 2

  • AHS Varsity at Burleson Centennial, 3:30 p.m.

  • AHS at Denton Guyer;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 4

  • AHS JV vs. Burleson Centennial at Aledo, 4:00 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JH at Johnson County Sports Association, 5:30 p.m.

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