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New state park hosting star party

April 10, 2015 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Sat, 04/18/2015 - 5:00pm

The dark night skies will provide the opportunity for a Star Party at Palo Pinto Mountains State Park Saturday, April 18. Members of Fort Worth and Dallas astronomical societies will bring telescopes to view stars and constellations, or visitors may bring their own. The event is free to the public and provides a chance to visit the park, which is not yet officially open. Overnight camping is allowed for this event, but there are no public facilities. Bring chairs, water, bug spray, etc.
The park is headquartered at Strawn, just north of Interstate 20 and about 50 miles west of Weatherford. Directions: From I-20 take exit 361, go north on Highway 16 for 4 miles, go west on FM 2372 for 2 miles, then follow the signs. For more information go to

Tip A Cop benefiting Special Olympics

April 3, 2015 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Tue, 04/28/2015 - 5:00pm

Aledo ISD Police Officer Stephanie Alvarez will be waiting tables at the Railhead Smokehouse BBQ in Willow Park from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, April 28. Proceeds from the event benefit Special Olympics. Alvarez plans to be a torch bearer during the Law Enforcement Torch Run when it comes through Fort Worth in late June.

Moss Agency hosting Shredding Day

April 2, 2015 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Wed, 04/22/2015 - 11:00am

Moss Insurance Group in Aledo will host its third annual Shredding Day for the community, Wednesday, April 22 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at 705 FM 1187. The event is open to anyone – individuals and businesses – with papers to shred.

Clark Gardens hosts sunrise service

March 24, 2015 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Sun, 04/05/2015 - 7:00am

Bring the family Sunday, April 5 rain or shine to Clark Gardens for an Easter sunrise service at 7 a.m. in the East Tent. The service is hosted by the Mineral Wells Area Ministerial Alliance and is free to the public. Guests can enjoy the gardens until 9:30 a.m.
Hop on over to Clark Gardens for an Easter Celebration! The fun begins Saturday, April from 10 a.m.-noon with activities for the whole family. Enjoy crafts, entertainment, a food truck, model trains and an egg hunt! Don't forget to stop by and get a picture with the Easter Bunny.

Walk To End Lupus planned

March 23, 2015 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Sat, 05/09/2015 - 9:00am

The fourth annual Walk To End Lupus Now is Saturday, May 9 at the Texas Pythian Home, 1825 E. Bankhead Drive, Weatherford. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk starts at 10 a.m. To register please go to the walk website at
Rally your friends, family, co-workers and neighbors to walk and Discover Your Power by raising funds for lupus research and educational programs, while increasing awareness and public support for those affected by lupus. Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body). Chronic means that the signs and symptoms tend to last longer than six weeks and often for many years.

Shaw-Kemp Ranch sets annual open house

March 16, 2015 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Sat, 04/11/2015 - 1:00pm

The annual Shaw-Kemp Open House is scheduled for the afternoon of Saturday, April 11 from 1-5 p.m. – weather permitting – at the Shaw-Kemp Ranch (Nebo Valley), located at 220 Kemp Road, just off of Highway 51 South (a.k.a. Granbury Highway).
For the past 35 years, Mary Kemp, with the help of a hundred or so of her closest friends and family members, has hosted the annual Shaw-Kemp Open House, celebrating history, blue bonnets and the brand of good, down-home fun and hospitality for which Parker County has become famous. 
Step back in time while looking at log cabins, a ranch house, a school, a church, a grocery store, a post office, a bank, a barber shop, and much more.
Live entertainment will be held all afternoon on the DeBeauford house porch.

Competitive cheer try outs set

March 11, 2015 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Sat, 03/21/2015 - 1:30pm

Tryouts for Impact Athletic Training Center’s competitive cheer teams will be Saturday, March 21 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Impact is located near Aledo High School at 100 Nu Energy Drive. Call (817) 899-6681 for more information.

Tours of Mount Pleasant School offered

February 13, 2015 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Sat, 02/21/2015 - 1:00pm

In honor of Black History month, the newly renovated historic Mount Pleasant Colored School in Weatherford will be the site of four guided tours Saturday, Feb. 21. Alumnus Raymond George will conduct the tours from 1-1:30, 2-2:30, 3-3:30 and 4-4:30 p.m. A reception will follow at the school from 6-8 p.m. Directions: Two blocks south of the intersection of Palo Pinto Street and Dubellette Street. This event is free and open to the public. All alumni are encouraged to attend. For more information contact Raymond George at 817-304-3519 or Jeff Brazzell at 214-793-3215.

Impact hosts informational meeting on competitive cheerleading

February 12, 2015 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Mon, 03/16/2015 - 6:30pm

Competitive cheer is coming to Aledo. An informational meeting will be at Impact Athletic Training Center, 100 Nu Energy Drive, Monday, March 16 at 6:30 p.m. Tryouts will be held Saturday, March 21 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Call 817-899-6681 for more information.

Mobile mammogram unit coming to Aledo

February 6, 2015 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Wed, 03/04/2015 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Texas Health Resources Mobile Unit will be at Moss Insurance, 705 FM 1187 in Aledo March 3-4 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. to administer free mammograms.
To make appointments call 855-318-7696.

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, February 9

  • AHS at Burleson;

    Varsity- 6:30 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

    9th A- 8 p.m.

  • AHS Ladycats at Burleson;

    Varsity- 8 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

    9th- 6:30 p.m.

  • AHS Ladycats scrimmage at Mansfield Legacy;

    Varsity- 6:15 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats vs. Burleson at AHS; 6 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Burleson at AHS; 7:45 p.m.

Friday, February 12

  • AHS vs. Granbury at AHS;

    Varsity- 6:30 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

    9th A- 5 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Birdville HS Tournament; all day

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats at Granbury; 6 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Granbury; 7:45 p.m.

Saturday, February 13

  • AHS at Lake Dallas Scrimmage;

    JV- 4 p.m.

    Freshman- 12 p.m.

  • AHS Ladycats Scrimmage vs. Weatherford at AHS;

    Varsity- 12:30 p.m.

    JV- 11 a.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Lake Dallas at AHS Scrimmage; 12 p.m.

Monday, February 15

  • AHS JV vs. Burleson at AHS; 7:30 p.m.

  • AHS JV Ladycats vs. Burleson at AHS; 6 p.m.

Tuesday, February 16

  • AHS at Cleburne;

    Varsity- 6:30 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

    9th A- 5 p.m.

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