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Parker County Election Results

March 4, 2014 by Randy Keck

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FINAL RESULTS  
   
Office Votes Pct
County Judge    
Mark Riley 7,524 61.70%
Cary McCay 4,670 38.30%
     
County Court at Law #1    
Jerry Buckner (u) 10,292 100.00%
     
District Clerk    
Sharena Gilliland (u) 10,017 100.00%
     
County Clerk    
Paula Hawkins Durant 4,861 41.61%
Jeane Brunson 6,821 58.39%
     

Spring city/school elections set

March 3, 2014 by Phil Major

The Aledo City Council and School Board will hold elections in May.
Candidate filing deadline passed Friday, and contested races have developed for four of the five positions.
Both Aledo School Board positions are contested.
Place 6 has two candidates as Farida Goderya faces incumbent David Davis.
Place 7 includes Riley Morrison and Debra Rogers as well as incumbent Hoyt Harris.
Two council positions will be contested, though Mayor Kit Marshall drew no opposition.
For Place 2 George “Pres” McGee faces incumbent Jean Bailey. In Place 4 Mark Siegmund faces incumbent Kim Hiebert.
Also on the May 10 ballot will be the proposition to allow the sale of beer and wine in convenience and grocery stores and the sale of beer, wine and mixed drinks in restaurants.
Be sure to read the March 7 Community News for a complete rundown of elections in East Parker County.

Election deadlines

February 28, 2014 by Phil Major

If you want to vote early in Tuesday's party primaries, today (Feb. 28) is the last day.
This is also the last day to file for a place on the ballot to run for the school board or city council in the May 10 election.

Early voting begins tomorrow

February 17, 2014 by Randy Keck

Early voting for primary elections begins tomorrow at the following locations and times:

Parker County Courthouse Annex, 112 Santa Fe Dr., Weatherford, TX
Springtown City Hall, 102 E 2nd St., Springtown, TX
Willow Park Municipal, 516 Ranch House Rd., Willow Park, TX
Peaster Fire Department, 221 Judd St., Peaster, TX
Azle Masonic Lodge, 257 W Main St., Azle, TX
Aledo Community Center, 114 Robinson Ct., Aledo, TX
Old Brock ISD Admin. Building, 100 Grindstone Road, Brock, TX

Hours:
Tuesday, February 18 – Friday, February 21: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, February 22: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday, February 23: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Monday, February 24 – Friday, February 28: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

State Championship Memorabilia

February 13, 2014 by Randy Keck

The Aledo Athletic Booster Club will be at Brookshire's in Willow Park starting at 10 a.m. This Saturday, Feb. 15, to sell state championship t-shirts (2 different styles), caps and stickers.

Aledo schools canceled

February 11, 2014 by Randy Keck

Aledo ISD has canceled classes for today. (Tuesday, Feb 11).

Aledo ISD schools delayed Tuesday

February 10, 2014 by Randy Keck

Due to weather conditions, Aledo ISD will delay the start of classes for Tuesday, Feb. 11 by two hours.

Friday Cancellations

February 7, 2014 by Randy Keck

Aledo Schools will be closed today due to icy road conditions.

The Community News office will open at 10:30.

Closings and cancellations

February 6, 2014 by Randy Keck

The following have announced closings and or cancellations today (Thursday, Feb. 6):

Aledo ISD Early release; Elementary at 11:40 a.m. and Secondary 12:40 a.m.

Aledo ISD All after school athletics events have been canceled

Parker County Republican Party The candidate forum scheduled for tonight at 7 p.m. has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17.

East Parker County Chamber of Commerce All activities today are canceled. The chamber office will close at noon.

East Parker County Library is closed today, but eBooks are always available.

Aledo city trash pickup has been suspended today (Thursday) but will resume tomorrow.

Weather Update

December 8, 2013 by Randy Keck

It goes without saying that the weather has made local travel treacherous if not impossible.

This morning church services have been canceled, and local roads remain impassible.

We are advised that FM 1187 in Aledo is a "solid sheet of ice." Some melting is expected today as temperatures climb above freezing, but that is likely to make the situation even worse in terms of gaining traction.

There are no apparent plans on the part of TxDot to sand 1187 or any other Farm to Market roads at this time. We will provide updates as they are available.

Sports Calendar

Friday, March 27

  • Aledo Varsity at Crowley Tournament, all day

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at District 8-5A Preview at Squaw Valley Golf Course, Glen Rose.

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Texas Relays, Qualifiers Only

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Crowley at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Crowley, 5:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Granbury at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, March 30

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Burleson, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Burleson at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, 7:00 pm., Rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday.
    *District Games

Tuesday, March 31

  • Aledo JV at Brock, 4:00 pm.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

Thursday, April 2

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Cleburne

  • Aledo Ladycats at Joshua, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Hughes at Burleson High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 3

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Granbury at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Granbury, 5:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, April 6

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Cleburne, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Cleburne at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game

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