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Additional disaster assistance approved 

Seven Texas counties have been approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for grants for emergency work and replacement of disaster-damaged public infrastructure, after severe weather and …

New AHS/Daniel principal named

Aledo ISD has named Michael Martinak as principal at Aledo High School-Daniel Ninth Grade Campus beginning with the 2024-2025 school year. Martinak has spent his entire educational career - the …

House Democrats call for education special session

Texas House Democrats are urging Gov. Greg Abbott to call a special session to increase public school funding, while Abbott is criticizing them for opposing legislation last year that tied increased …
The 2024 induction class into the Texas High School Football of Fame includes (from left) former Houston North Shore, University of Texas and NFL standout Cory Redding; the late former Midland Lee, UT and NFL star Cedric Benson (represented by his brother, DeOndrick Long); former Aledo Bearcats football coach Tim Buchanan; former Odessa Permian football coach John Wilkins; and Robert Lee Brown, Prairie View Interscholastic League Hall of Honor Chairman.

Buc built a dynasty instead of buildings

Had Tim Buchanan followed his original dream, some folks might be working and/or living in some buildings he designed. Instead, he became a football coach and built the most successful football …

Long-time Council Member Bruce Pinckard resigns

The Annetta City Council meeting on Thursday, May was a bit somber with the resignation of long-time member Bruce Pinckard. He had severed the City of Annetta for 19 years. From 2005-2010 …
Latest Sports Stories

Bearcats earn all-district nods

The 2024 campaign was another good one for the Aledo Bearcats baseball team. Aledo was picked to win District 5-5A in the preseason polls, and they did just that, boasting a 26-13-1 record (10-2 in …

Bearcats ink with colleges

Three members of the Aledo High School baseball team recently signed scholarships to play in college next season. The Bearcats won District 5-5A and advanced to the third round of the playoffs in …

TCA players named all-district

Seven players from Willow Park Trinity Christian Academy were named to the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools All-Division 3 District 1 Team. Junior Ashlyn Chaffey and sophomore …

TCA coach earns state honor 

Willow Park Trinity Christian girls basketball coach Garett Hilton’s winning record at four Texas high schools is eclipsed only by his humbleness.   Now at Trinity Christian Academy, …
Community Life
Calendar of Events
40th Annual Candlelight Tour of Homes in Weatherford, TX. Presented by the Parker County Heritage Society. 6 Historic homes plus St. Stephens Chapel and Chandor Gardens will be on this year's tour. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the …
The Aledo Middle School volleyball team made short work of its host Brewer on Thursday, Oct. 19 as the Ladycats swept all matches in seventh and eighth grade. Brewer was unable to win a single game in any of the matches. Here are the …
Join us for the Fort Worth ISD Hiring Fair on Thursday, October 26, 2023, from 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm at the Fort Worth ISD Teaching and Learning Center located at 1050 Bridgewood Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76112. Participants will have the …
The GM Financial Parade of Lights will deliver the magic of the holiday season to Downtown Fort Worth for its 41st year on Sunday, November 19, at 6 p.m. With a sold-out crowd expected for this year’s “Holiday Magic”-themed parade, attendees …
Family fun - food and games! Lots of treats!!!
Obituaries
Marvin Monel Glasgow, 83, of Willow Park, passed away on May 6, 2024. Marvin was born July 7, 1940 to parents Willie Andrew and Mary Ethel Glasgow in Tyler, Texas. After graduation, he served …
Joseph Patrick (Pat) Davis, 66, passed away on April 16, 2024, at his home in Aledo, after a two-year battle with cancer. Pat was born at Eglin Air Force Base in Valparaiso, Florida on September …
Jared Brandon Chasteen passed away on Monday, April 29, after fighting a short and courageous battle with appendix cancer. Jared was born March 22, 1978, to Rhonda Goodman and Vince Chasteen. …
Education
Weatherford ISD
WISD board member Jeff Ford (left), Karen Allison, Charles Blackwell, Danny Golightly and WISD Superintendent Dr. Beau Rees at a reception on May 13 honoring Allison, Blackwell, Golightly and others (not pictured) who have retired from WISD this year.

Board gets more info on budget

The Weatherford Independent School District got more clarity on the budget, and while the news could be better it certainly is less bleak than what some other districts are facing.   At its …

TEA approves teacher incentive program

The Weatherford Independent School District got welcome news recently when it received word from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) that one of its programs has been validated and approved.   …

Jenkins, Martin receive top awards

The Weatherford ISD recently honored its top teachers at its annual Campus Teacher of the Year Awards held at the Emerging Technologies Building at Weatherford College. Tiel Jenkins, Teacher of …

New principal named for McAnally Middle School

Aledo ISD has named Dr. Christopher White as principal at McAnally Middle School beginning with the 2024-2025 school year. White has been a principal at Richard Allie Middle School in Crowley …
Commentary
Columns

Close Enough for Government Work

In the growing-up years of long ago, close enough was usually good enough. Precision rules now, though, and “guestimates” that were acceptable then don’t pass muster now. We …

Big Brother is Watching!

Most people know that metaphor means the government has you under surveillance, mostly without your knowing. Many may not know where the term originated. It came from the 1949 George Orwell …
Letters to the Editor

Christian Nationalism vs Christianity

Tim Dunn’s recent op-ed in the Midland Times denouncing his label as a Christian Nationalist was an amusing piece of gaslighting.   There is no man in the State of Texas who has …

Appalled

I was appalled at the article on the front page of The Community News on March 8, 2024. There was such a biased on Mike Olcott’s victory, and inaccuracies at every turn.   In the …

Truth in politics

In this place, we stand for God, Country, and Truth! You know that Parker County, Texas is one of the most conservative places in the country and I thank God for each of you as you work every day to …