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TxDOT gives update on sidewalk project

After months of marathon meetings and adjusting to a twice-a-month meeting schedule, Aledo’s City Council is finally getting caught up on the backlog of business for the city. When they met for …

Council receives updates on downtown street rehabilitation

Director of Public Works Chad Marbut gave an update on the Northwest Downtown Weatherford Street Rehabilitation Project at the regular city council meeting on Feb. 13.   Marbut said that …

Council approves zoning change for church property

While the question remains what, exactly, will go into the location, one thing is certain. The property that once housed the Willow Park Church of Christ will soon have some new tenants. At its …

Early voting ends Friday

Early voting in the March 5 primary election ends Friday with a host of candidates on the ballot in both parties, including president, U.S. Senate, all 38 Texas U.S. …

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 …
Latest Sports Stories

Mansfield Tournament

The Aledo Ladycats (12-2) won all six games they played en route to the championship of the Mansfield Tournament this past weekend. The Ladycats outscored their opponents 59-12. They followed …

Southwest Ford Classic

The Aledo Bearcats opened the 2024 baseball season by winning four of six games in their own Southwest Ford Classic Feb. 22-24. The Bearcats wrapped up the tournament with three pitchers …

Bearcats eye repeat district title

Aledo had a spectacular 2023 season on the baseball diamond. The Bearcats went 23-12 on the year and secured the District 5-5A title with a 9-3 record in league play.   That was last …

Bearcat Brawl

Playing their two home courses, the Aledo Bearcats Black team captured the championship of their own Bearcat Brawl golf tournament on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23-24. The tournament was played …
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
Linda Gail Perryman Broesche passed away on February 28, 2024, surrounded by her loving husband and children, after several months of battling cancer. The fourth of eight children born to Doris …
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 …
Education
Aledo City Council

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 …

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.   …
Commentary
Columns

Annetta clean up

Annetta families and area friends picked up 33 bags of trash Saturday, Feb. 24 along the roadsides of Annetta. Starting from Annetta City Hall and fanning out over the area, the group returned …

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 …
Letters to the Editor

Supporting Rogers

As the March Republican Primary approaches, I’ve been struck by the apparent lack of critical thinking skills. Why are people not studying what the candidates represent? Why doesn’t …

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 …

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 …