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Board approves application for Chapter 313 program 

Members of the Aledo ISD Board of Trustees got a quick education on Chapter 313 of the Texas Tax Code at a special meeting on Monday, July 25, in the wake of a request from an unnamed company to …

Aledo Growth Committee to plan for ongoing influx of students 

The rapid enrollment growth in the Aledo ISD was on everyone’s mind when the school board voted to convene a growth committee to formulate a plan for needed future facilities and to develop the …

Deputy recognized for life-saving action in Aledo

Parker County Sheriff’s Deputy Adam Rozneck was honored by the Parker County Commissioner’s Court on Monday, July 25, for his life-saving actions on July 4. On that day Rozneck …

Layla Rose Ranch helping horses find loving homes

It all started when Catherine Hudson was out for a walk one day near their home in Annetta. She met Cletus, a Tennessee Walker horse whose owner did not want him any more. Cletus, now 8 years old, …

Using rideshare in West Seventh area on weekends just got easier

Beginning July 15, rideshare locations will be expanded in the West 7th Village to accommodate peak demand for rideshare services on Friday and Saturday nights. Additionally, one new rideshare …
Latest Sports Stories

Area swimmers win championships

Most folks don’t readily think of water when they hear Des Moines, Iowa. However, a few swimmers from Parker County made quite a splash there this past weekend. Meanwhile, several  …

Sigala competes at nationals

Every athlete has their end-of-season goal. In the summer seasons, the goal is national tournaments.  For Trinity Christian Academy senior volleyball player Katherine “Bella” …

Cerja wins Bassmaster National Championship

Mark Cerja, Jr. has not even started at Aledo High School yet but has already made a name for himself. The incoming freshman competed in the Bassmaster National Championship on July 29-30 in …

Vaultcats prep for nationals

As the summer comes to a close and school sports start kicking off, the final national events for summer sports are taking place. For five Aledo students, it all comes down to the Pole Vault Summer …
Life and Community
Calendar of Events
All Aledo Elementary Schools will host "Meet the Teacher" on Monday, Aug. 15. Parents are requested to use the following schedule if possible to prevent overcrowding at a particular time: A-G: …
The Aledo Quarterback Club will host Meet the Bearcats from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Aledo High School Indoor Practice Facility. Traditionally, the Bearcat football players and …
The Aledo Band Program will host “Meet the Band” from 6-7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 12 at the U-Drive next to Bearcat Stadium. Bring a chair and enjoy music, food, fun, and band …
Lee Ancona, Ph. D. will present College 1001, a class for students who are about to leave for college, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, at The Quad, 213 Pecan Drive in Aledo. Ancona is a a retired …
The Cross Timbers chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas will resume monthly meetings after the summer break at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11,  at Mount Pleasant School, 213 Raymond …
Obituaries
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, …
Noah Hudson Bates, age 11, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 15th, 2022, following a tragic UTV accident. Noah was born on October 18, 2010, in Plano to parents Glenn and Katy Bates. There …
Education

A look inside the two middle schools

The rapid growth in the Aledo ISD has led to the need for ever more facilities needed to educate increasing numbers of students. In 2019, Aledo ISD voters approved issuing bonds to, among other …

New AVP of student services named

Weatherford College President Tod Allen Farmer has named Dr. Scott Tarnowieckyi the college’s new assistant vice president of student services. Tarnowieckyi has spent 12 years at the …

Arwen Wise to attend Coast Guard Academy

Arwen Wise, 2022 graduate of Aledo High School, was offered appointments to four military academies as she approached graduation: the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy, the …

Mourning named new coach at Aledo High School

With the Texas heat, many golfers like to hit the course in the morning. In Aledo, there is a brand new Mourning in the golf program, as in new head coach Brian Mourning, who has taken over both …
Commentary
Columns

No respect for negative-ad-producing political consultants

As we endure this seemingly unending hot dry summer, I was thinking that, for now, we are not being bombarded with negative political attack ads. They are coming as sure as September. I imagine …
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 …