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City Council takes stand against SB 2038

When Kit Marshall was the mayor in Aledo, her administration worked with the City of Fort Worth to have 228.24 acres of the Dean Ranch that makes up the northeast corner of the Rolling Hills …

Countdown to Monday's eclipse

Don't blink. Well, okay, you can blink, but don't keep your eyes closed for very long or you'll miss a historic event that has one of the best views in the entire United States right here in our …

Historical event over Willow Park

There's no other way to say it. If you miss the total solar eclipse on April 8, odds are you won't be around to see the next one that occurs over our area. Neither will your children, your …

Good things coming to King's Gate Park

King's Gate Park now belongs to the City of Willow Park and big things lie ahead for the 22-and-a-half acres city officials call a gem. Topping the list is a fundraising narrative by the …

Trinity Bible Church begins work on new worship center

Members and friends at Trinity Bible Church in Willow Park gathered to break ground on a new worship center on Sunday, March 3. With hundreds in attendance, Senior Pastor Eric Kuykendall began …
Latest Sports Stories

Ladycats end regular season undefeated in district play

The Aledo Ladycats ran away with the District 5-5A title once again as they closed out the 2024 season unblemished in District 5-5A play.   A combination of stalwart pitching and discipline …

Ladycats fall short of returning to state

The Aledo Ladycats golf team fell short of their bid for a fourth consecutive trip to the state tournament, finishing fourth in the Class 5A Region I Tournament at Lake Ridge Country Club in Lubbock …

Ladycats win regional championships

Pardon the pun, but the Aledo Ladycats track team is on quite a run. And now, a trio of Ladycats will continue on to state, along with a member of the Bearcats. The quartet will compete in the …

Bearcats pace district honors

Led by a quartet of superlative honors, the Aledo Bearcats received plenty of accolades from the league’s coaches on the All-District 5-5A Boys Soccer Team. Sophomore Trapper Davis was …
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
Janice M. Pringle passed away on April 13, 2024. Janice was born in Clovis, New Mexico, on January 30, 1939, to her parents James Barnett and Hattie Bell. Janice was proceeded in death …
Ronald Morris passed away on April 16, 2024, in Falls City, Nebraska. Ronald was born on August 3, 1979, in Topeka, Kansas to Jerry and Cynthia (Kinkle) Morris. He was raised in Fort Worth and …
Jeffrey Allen Gloor, 56, of Willow Park passed away on March 17, 2024. Jeff was born and raised in Fort Worth. He attended Texas Tech (located in God’s country) in 1985. He added a list of …
Education
Aledo ISD

District receives team leadership award

CoSN, a premier association of K-12 education technology leaders, honored Aledo Independent School District with its 2024 District Team Leadership Award. The CoSN District Team Leadership Award …

Aledo ISD Board of Trustees approves bond purchases

The final stage of grief is acceptance.   When Aledo ISD’s Board of Trustees met for their regular monthly meeting on Monday, April 15, it seemed as though the members of the board …

15th annual Taste of Parker County scheduled for April 18  

The 15th annual Taste of Parker County will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, at Weatherford’s Heritage Park. This food-tasting fundraiser benefits the Weatherford …

TCA names new head of school

The Trinity Christian Academy School Board has announced that Craig Smith has been named as the fourth Head of School in the school’s history. Dr. Steve Newby, current head of school, …
Commentary
Columns

Left-Handers and Aggies

The Good Book’s Chapter 6 of Matthew provides challenging specifics on living the good life, but   verse three seems most daunting. It concerns the importance of maintaining a chasm …

On New Year’s Resolutions

My ancient Uncle Mort is not one to speak negatively of neighbors, unless they live at least three cattleguards away. He recently “spilled the beans” on a neighbor who lives so deep …
Letters to the Editor

Appalled

I was appalled at the article on the front page of The Community News on March 8, 2024. There was such a biased on Mike Olcott’s victory, and inaccuracies at every turn.   In the …

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 …

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 …