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Glenn Rogers Interview

Glenn Rogers is running for re-election as State Representative in House District 60. He was interviewed on Feb. 17. Click here for the audio interview. Editor's note: Rogers' opponent Michael …

Federal judge appears skeptical of new border law

A federal judge is expected to rule quickly on the constitutionality of a Texas law about to go into effect that institutes new state penalties for illegal border crossings. During a hearing last …

Kotlinski recognized for decade of service

The Town of Annetta held their city council meeting Thursday, Feb. 15, and it was a very special meeting for one of its most tenured staff members.   Diana Kotlinski was recognized for 10 …

Budgetary concerns weigh heavy

After months of discussion and pleas to Aledo’s state representatives in Austin for school funding, the reality of the monetary burden facing Aledo ISD and schools across the state loomed as a …

Aledo ISD names new principal 

Aledo ISD has named Heather Street as principal at the new Lynn McKinney Elementary School, AISD’s seventh elementary school that will open in the fall of 2024. McKinney Elementary is being built as a …
Latest Sports Stories

Ladycats off to solid start

The Aledo Ladycats softball team is off to a 5-2 start this season. Their most recent victory was 2-0 at home over Waco Midway. Taylor McKean pitched a one-hitter and struck out 13. Feb. 13 …

TSWA All-State

Led by quarterback Hauss Hejny and linebacker Davhon Keys, six senior members of the Class 5A Division I state champion Aledo Bearcats were named to the Texas Sports Writers Association Class 5A …

Area playoffs

Ladycat head coach Nikki Hyles knew heading into the area matchup against the No. 1 ranked team in Texas was going to be tough sledding. With just a pair of seniors on the roster, her young team …

Bearcats buzz Arlington Heights

For just the second time in program history, the Aledo Bearcats basketball team won a bi-district title.   The Bearcats (20-12), who finished fourth in District 5-5A, edged out 6-5A …
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
Jo Ann Muir passed away Feb. 3, 2024, at home in Aledo. Jo Ann was born November 10, 1929, in Lubbock, to H.O. Parnell and Lena Montandon Parnell. She graduated from the Weatherford …
Janet Louise Hoefer, 88, passed from this life on Friday, February 9, 2024. She was born October 10, 1935, in Lamar, Colorado, to Lester Dunham and Dorothy (Light) Dunham.  Janet was …
Thomas “Tom” Melvin Walker, Jr., 77, passed away on Monday, January 22, 2024. Tom was born December 13, 1946, in Fort Worth, to the late Thomas Walker, Sr. and Margaret (McKinzie) …
Education
Weatherford ISD

Board remembers fallen colleague

A somber start to the Weatherford ISD board meeting Monday (Feb. 12) left members and attendees in tears as a short remembrance took place for Toby Taylor. Taylor, 53, passed away Feb. 3 …

District receives comprehensive financial report

For the first time since 2016, Weatherford ISD conducted a Comprehensive Financial Audit with the help of Snow Garrett Williams and were presented with the results at its Jan. 22 meeting.   …

Budget remains a hot topic

The Aledo ISD Board of Trustees met on Tuesday, Jan. 16, for their regularly scheduled monthly meeting. As the district continues to expand, and projects abound to meet the needs of a growing …

School district closes on 100-acre school site

Aledo ISD recently closed on a land purchase and partial land swap totaling 100-plus acres north of Old Weatherford Road for a future high school site.  AISD purchased about 50 acres and …
Commentary
Columns

Grilling Groans

Texas’ prime grilling season is only weeks away. I await in the shadow of a conundrum, not knowing whether to mark off calendar days with giddy anticipation or be “gloomed” like …

Abbott’s revenge tour

Governor Greg Abbott has lost his mind over the obsession with school vouchers, the private school entitlement program (so called “school choice”). Currently he’s on a …
Letters to the Editor

Ditch your phone, do your homework

Are you planning to vote in person in the March 5 primary? Or in any election this year? If so, I know you want to keep the process simple and the line as short as possible. So as a poll worker for …

Supporting Olcott

My wife, Susan, and I recently moved from Texarkana to Weatherford to be near some of our children and grandchildren. Since my retirement from the Navy in 2011 we both have been very involved in …

Easy choice in constable election

The upcoming Precinct 4 Constable election has 3-term Constable Scott Jones (VoteforScottJones.com) running for re-election against newcomer Jerry Stockon (JerryStockon.com). Let’s look at the …