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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

Ladycats take bronze in Mansfield

After dropping their first match of the season against Keller, the Aledo Ladycats volleyball team traveled to Mansfield for their first tournament of the campaign. It was a successful weekend for …

Hudson Oaks golfer second in Texas Open

Joel Thelen of Hudson Oaks tied for second in the Texas State Open at the Cascades Club in Tyler July 26-29. The tournament was part of the Northern Texas Professional Golfers Association …

Football practices begin

The 77th season of Aledo Bearcat football got underway at 5:15 a.m. Monday, Aug. 8, as the 2022 squad took the field for their first practice. The Bearcats are coming off of a 12-1 season that came …

Mach I shines at nationals with history-making performance

The Mach I Track Club in Weatherford has been sending athletes to the Amateur Athletic Union Junior Olympics for years, but never before have they accomplished what happened this past week in …
Life and Community
Calendar of Events
The Weatherford Parker County Animal Shelter will hold a “Clear the Shelters” special adoption event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13, at Petco, 5600 Overton Ridge Blvd. in …
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 …
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

AHS student records perfect score in STAAR science test

Wanna know how much Everett Smick loves and knows about science? Just ask him a question. Odds are pretty good - make that very good - that he’ll get the answer right. In fact, you …

Ladycats drop season opener

Volleyball season is officially underway, and the Aledo Ladycats are on a mission. After a first round exit in 2021 at the hands of Birdville, Aledo is out to prove it is among the best in the state …
Commentary
Columns

Upholding Article 7: Supporting our Public Schools

Support for our public education institutions is as old as the State of Texas. Article X of the 1845 Constitution, adopted by the Legislature prior to our admittance into the Union, enshrines 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 …