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May 12, 2023


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  • Solid waste fees to see slight increase

    Wednesday, May 10

    The Willow Park City Council approved new solid waste fees in the city, retroactive to May 1, at its meeting Tuesday night, May 9. The city has not updated the solid waste fee schedule in almost a …

  • The Little City That Could

    Wednesday, May 10

    Tom Fitzpatrick is a man with a vision. By the time the self-proclaimed “Army brat” was elected Mayor of Hudson Oaks in May of 2022 and following his 21-year tenure as a city council …

  • Aledo ISD voters approve $123.8 million bond

    Wednesday, May 10

    Aledo Independent School District voters approved a $123,800,000 bond proposal that will include a 2.5 cent Interest and Sinking (I&S) tax rate increase on Saturday, May 6. The bond …

  • Lady Eagles win two gold medals

    Wednesday, May 10

    Amberlie Daniels captured a pair of gold medals at the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools Class 4A State Track and Field Meet in Hewitt on the weekend of May 6. Daniels won one …

  • Bearcats sweep Trimble Tech

    Wednesday, May 10

    Aledo’s Bearcat baseball team cemented the No. 1 seed in the district just as all aspects of their game finally began to mesh together in the past couple weeks of the regular season. …

  • Bearcats looking for gold in Austin

    Wednesday, May 10

    Two seconds. It took longer than to type those two words. However, even less than two seconds separates the Aledo Bearcats' 800-meter (4x200) relay from a gold medal at this weekend's Class 5A …

  • St. Peters looks to cap spring comeback

    Wednesday, May 10

    Lauren St. Peters had a feeling she'd be back in Austin this month. When the junior hurler competed in the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays in the University of Texas' Mike A. Myers Stadium in …

  • Ladycats look to send seniors out on high note with low score

    Wednesday, May 10

    Aledo Ladycats golf coach Brian Mourning has said if all the players on his team put their best game together on the same day they would be a very tough team to beat. The Ladycats are heading …

  • Sandra Lee Faires

    Tuesday, May 9

    Sandra Lee “Mimi” McIlhaney Faires, 82, of Aledo, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, April 26, 2023, in Willow Park. Mimi was born May 11, 1940, in Beaumont, to Fred and Jerrye …

  • If only we could all be like Brad

    Tuesday, May 9

    If only we could all be like my late neighbor Brad. Just a couple days after the lovely Mrs. Junell and I moved into our home —ironically right across the street from where we lived for …

  • This week's cartoon

    Tuesday, May 9

  • Clock ticking on moving bills

    Tuesday, May 9

    The clock is ticking on getting bills out of the House and to the Texas Senate, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick warned last week in a story in the  Austin American-Statesman . Patrick presides over the …

  • Destination Imagination: Stuard students' imaginations among best in state

    Tuesday, May 9

    A child's imagination is an amazing thing. Six students from Stuard Elementary School are proof. Working together, their Destination Imagination team finished eighth in the state at the recent …


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