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How the Dean Ranch sale developed

The recent sale of the Dean Ranch was big news not only in east Parker County, but in the county overall — the largest real estate transaction in Parker County history.  The big news …

Special birthday parade for 6-year-old battling leukemia

What kid doesn’t love a parade? Lincoln Finley is getting one of his own on Saturday, Sept. 10. The 6-year-old first-grade Coder Elementary School student has leukemia. He was diagnosed July …

Carter LeBaron named Thanksgiving Trot recipient for 2022

The Marcia Walters Memorial Thanksgiving Trot has announced that the recipient of its 11th annual race on Thanksgiving Day will be Carter LeBaron, a 13-year-old Aledo ISD student that was diagnosed …

City says planned improvements will solve majority of drainage issues

At its regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 23, members of the Willow Park City Council voted to approve the issuance of certificates of obligation in an amount not to exceed $4.25 million for designing, …

Upward Bound receives $1.48 million in federal funding

Weatherford College has been awarded a $1.48 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to continue its support for local high school students as they prepare …
Latest Sports Stories

Ladycats keep district streak alive with sweep over Azle

Aledo’s Ladycat volleyball team swept Azle’s Lady Hornets on Tuesday night, improving to 3-0 in district play and 4-0 overall since suffering their last defeat at the hands of Northwest …

Aledo still undefeated in district with one match to go

The Aledo varsity tennis team defeated Azle 18-3 Tuesday and remains undefeated in District 5-5A. The Bearcats’ record in District 5-5A now stands at 5-0, with an overall season record of …

Lady Eagles split matches

The Trinity Christian Acdaemy Lady Eagles volleyball team split a pair of matches this past week. They defeated Colleyville Covenant Christian at home for their first win in TAPPS District 1-4A, …

Aledo varsity cross country sweeps at Birdville

The Aledo Bearcats and Ladycats cross country teams competed at the Birdville Flyin’ Hawks Invitational on Thursday, Sept. 22 and both varsity teams swept to titles. The Bearcats were led by …
Life and Community
Calendar of Events
The Willow Park Police Dept. is hosting a block party for National Night Out from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday night, Oct. 4, at the Willow Park Public Safety Building, 101 W. Stagecoach Trail. The …
Internationally renowned concert pianist Gustavo Romero will perform a free recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, in Weatherford College’s Alkek Fine Arts Center.   Romero is …
The Aledo ISD Ex-Students' Association will hold their banquet on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Aledo Learning Center Training Room. Visitation will begin at 4:30 p.m. and the meal will be served at 6:00 …
  From Staff Reports The 19th Annual Bearcat/Ladycat Golf Fundraiser is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 16 at Split Rail Links & Golf Club. The event benefits the Aledo High School boys and …
The City of Aledo will host a vaccination clinic, including Flu, High Dose Flu, COVID-19 vaccine and booster, and B-12. The clinic will run from 2-5 p.m. Friday, Sept 16, at Aledo Community Center, …
Obituaries
Phil Dan McClendon, age 73, died Sunday, September 18, 2022, at Harris Hospital, following seven years of fighting Agent Orange-caused cancers. Phil was born April 4, 1949, in Weatherford, Texas, …
Msgt. Luke W. Parchman, USAF, Retired, passed away on June 14, 2022. Luke Parchman, Jr., was born on Nov 20, 1939, in Atascosa County, Texas. He attended and graduated from Freer High School in …
Charlie Lawrence passed away on July 17, 2022. Born in Breckenridge on May 19, 1941, he was the youngest of nine children. He grew up on a ranch, riding horses, herding cattle, roping calves, …
Education
Slide Show

Regiment marches to first place

The Aledo High School Bearcat Regiment won first place and won Outstanding Percussion and Music at the Mansfield Preview of Champions on Sept. 25 after winning all captions in the prelims. Jerry …

Police to provide SRO to Trinity Christian

At Tuesday's meeting the Willow Park City Council approved an agreement between the city and Trinity Christian Academy to provide a school resource officer for the private school. As per the …

Annetta Elementary School to be included in Exhibit of School Architecture

The Texas Association of School Administrators and Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) have announced that Annetta Elementary School will be among 55 projects included in the 2022-23 Exhibit of …

Drumline Dominates

The Bearcat Regiment Percussion Ensemble won first place and all captions awards at the 2022 HEB Drumline Contest on Sept.17. 
Commentary
Columns

The importance of local newspapers

Few professions have attracted the same level of public scrutiny in recent years as journalists. In many instances, these criticisms can be well warranted as many cable or online publications stray …

A lesson from Ticos

Hispanic Heritage Month runs from Sept. 15 — Oct. 15. Costa Rica’s Independence Day is celebrated Sept. 15, when their independence from Spain occurred in 1821. The history and the …
Letters to the Editor

The election was clean

Last year, our Texas Legislature answered the call to pass an Election Integrity bill. They made it harder to cheat and easier to vote. With the 2022 Primary season, Texas showed the nation what …

Thank You So Much!

Friday, June 3, was not a typical morning. About to close the garage door, I noticed a movement, a snake slithering on the concrete. I startled it while taking its photo, and it bolted amidst boxes. …

Supporting Olcott

Even though I am too young to vote in this Primary, I am still able to come to the decision that Mr. Olcott is the best candidate for HD60. He has proven over the past several …