News of a general nature not tied to a particular locality.
Services for Zeb Montgomery have been scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church at the Crossing in Aledo.
The community of Poolville officially joined Parker County Emergency Services District 1 after the Nov. 3 election.
Poolville residents cast 139 ballots and chose to join the district with an 86 percent majority.
Exising ESD 1 citizens cast a total of 3500 ballots and accepted Poolville into the district with an 89.6 percent majority.
In statewide election results, all seven proposed constitutional amendments easily passed.
Today, voters in Parker County will go to the polls to decide on a number of amendments to the state constitution and whether to add Poolville to Emergency Services District #1.
You can find a list of polling locations at:
For sample ballots, visit:
The tenth annual Pink Luncheon was held Friday at New River Fellowship in Hudson Oaks, with Brent Baker, Evon Markum and Karen Borta. Proceeds benefit the Parker County Health Foundation. See the Oct. 16 issue of The Community News for more photos.
The Military Vehicle Preservation Association made its way through Aledo and Willow Park this morning while retracing the historic 1920 Bankhead convoy route. Members of the community put out flags, balloons and signs to greet the drivers. For more photos and the full story, see the Oct. 9 edition of The Community News.
The Military Vehicle Preservation Association will be coming through Aledo Tuesday morning as they retrace the 1920 historic Bankhead Highway route. The convoy, which has approximately 50 vehicles, is expected to travel through town shortly before 8:15 a.m. Aledo ISD officers will be on hand if needed for traffic assistance.
The group is following the path of a convoy executed in 1920 by the U.S. Army, designed to further the understanding of the uses of motorized transport.
It will enter town from the south side along Aledo/Iona Road, travel north on FM 1187 through town, and head west on Bankhead Highway before taking a break at the Aledo youth baseball fields.
Aledo High School Homecoming Junior Court queens Ellie Posey and Gillian King wave to the crowd and toss candy to children Monday during the Aledo High School Homecoming Parade. The parade ended at Bearcat Stadium where a pep rally followed. The Bearcats will take on Burleson Centennial at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Bearcat Stadium on Homecoming Night.
The Aledo ISD Police Department is pleased to announce the department’s hosting of the annual National Night Out event on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, at Aledo ISD Stadium. The event will begin at 6:00 PM and end at 8:00 PM.
The community is encouraged to come out, meet your neighbors and join in this informative crime and drug prevention get-together.
National Night Out involves over 15,325 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world. In all over 37.1 million people are expected to participate in this year’s 30th Annual National Night Out.
National Night Out is designed to:
(1) Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness
(2) Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts;
The East Parker County Library was the recipient of $6,955 in donations last week through the North Texas Giving Day. The library will also receive bonus funds from the event in late October.
"In the past we have also received donations for a week or two following the event, so we are thinking we will come very close to our 'ambitious' goal of $10,000," said librarian Sue Ellen Shaw. "We are very elated about this."
The City of Aledo also increased funding for the library from $12,000 last fiscal year to $15,000 this fiscal year.
Shaw, who received word of the increased funding on the same day as the donations, said it was great news all the way around for the library.
This year's event raised a total of $33.1 million for over 2,000 North Texas nonprofits.