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Traffic switch confirmed for Tuesday

February 3, 2014 by Randy Keck

The City of Aledo has confirmed that the traffic switch onto the Aledo Trail downtown will occur tomorrow (Tuesday).

In an automated phone message to local residents, Mayor Kit Marshall said southbound traffic will now proceed over the railroad tracks on the two newly-constructed lanes. The remainder of traffic will now be a one-way loop onto Maverick, and then back north on the existing lane.

One of the existing north-bound lanes will be closed for construction coming back over the railroad.

Patrons of Maria Bonita will need to turn onto Crockett Street to access the restaurant.

Circus coming to Aledo

February 3, 2014 by Randy Keck


The City of Aledo has announced that the Kelly Miller Circus will come to town on March 15, 2014. Last year the city hosted the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus for the first time a circus had visited the city in many years.

The Kelly Miller circus will provide a different program than last year’s circus, most notably with the addition of elephants and tigers.

“I am excited about the circus because we didn’t expect to have another circus for a year,” said Aledo Mayor Kit Marshall. “When something like a circus falls out of the sky, but the timing is great and they have elephants and tigers, why wouldn’t you be excited?”

Performances will be at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., and if enough tickets are sold, an additional performance will be scheduled. The tent raising will be at 9 a.m., and the elephants will do the tent raising.

Advance tickets will be $10 for adults and $6 for children (ages 2-11). Advance tickets will be available at Aledo City Hall, the East Parker County Library, the East Parker Chamber of Commerce, Interbank Aledo, Aledo National Bank, Brookshire’s and Reading Friends.

Performance day tickets will be $15 for adults and $7 for children.

For more information, see the Feb. 7 issue of The Community News.


Information from Kelly Miller Circus:

http://www.kellymillercircus.com

Aledo gets a new district

February 3, 2014 by Phil Major

The University Interscholastic League announced new alignments at 9 a.m., and Aledo has been moved out of a district dominated by Fort Worth schools.
The new district, 8-5A, includes Burleson, Burleson Centennial, Crowley, Cleburne, Everman, Joshua and Granbury with Aledo. The old District 7 includes seven Fort Worth schools.
The new alignment is for football and basketball.

Soccer games postponed, canceled

January 28, 2014 by Phil Major

Aledo High School soccer games with Azle have been canceled tonight (Tuesday) due to extreme cold temperatures
The JV game will not be made up per District 12-4A policy.
The varsity game will be played tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m. at Azle stadium. The game will be played on the new turf in the stadium, not the grass fields that were used in the past.

Chestnut Street crossing closed Tuesday

January 27, 2014 by Randy Keck

Aledo Mayor Kit Marshall announced in an automated telephone message this evening (Monday) that the Chestnut Street railroad crossing will be closed permanently beginning Tuesday, Jan. 28.

The closing of the crossing was planned in conjunction with the Aledo Trail project, which will create a new one-way crossing over the railroad at the southern end of FM 1187.

Traffic is scheduled to be re-routed over the new crossing on the Aledo Trail on Feb. 4.

Aledo ISD seeking members for long-term planning

January 24, 2014 by Amee Minton

An AISD 2025 Committee is in the formation stages as the district looks to study facility needs and develop a long-range plan that will serve the district’s children into the future. The committee will involve a cross-section of Aledo ISD citizens in this communitywide effort, which is charged to serve in an advisory capacity to the School Board and Administration on a temporary basis regarding the topic of long-range facility planning. Topics of discussion include existing and future projections on student enrollment; facilities and capital improvements; current and projected financial information; attendance rezoning; new construction and more.
For more information or to apply for a position on the AISD 2025 Committee, download the documents at the link below:

AISD trustee chosen for national network

January 24, 2014 by Amee Minton

From the Aledo Independent School District

AISD Board Trustee Bobby Rigues has been selected as one of 36 Texas school board members to attend the Federal Relations Network conference in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 2-4, 2014. He is representing our Congressional District 12 – (Texas U.S. Representative Congresswoman Kay Granger District 12). The goal of the FRN is to make public education a top priority of Congress and the Administration.

“There is no better individual to represent both Aledo ISD and Texas public schools as a whole on the topic of making education a priority,” said AISD Superintendent Derek Citty. “Mr. Rigues has spearheaded this effort across Texas. This national network will undoubtedly bring more focus on our students and their education, where it is needed most.”

The National School Boards Association's Federal Relations Network involves local school board members from every congressional district in the country who are committed to advocating for public education. Thirty-six school board members will be representing the Texas Congressional Districts. The FRN gives Trustees an opportunity to make a difference in the education of our nation's public schoolchildren.

Wet-dry election for Aledo is official

January 24, 2014 by Phil Major

Aledo voters will have a chance to decide whether beer and wine will be for sale in stores and alcohol can be served in restaurants.
The city council approved a petition seeking such an election Thursday night and called the election for May 10.
The local options will be on the same ballot as the city council election.
To participate in the election, voters must be registered 30 days prior to the election.

Board OKs moving fifth grade

January 20, 2014 by Phil Major

Aledo fifth graders will attend McAnally Intermediate School beginning with the start of the 2014-15 school year in August.
The school board adopted the administration's recommendation Monday to ease crowding at the four elementary campuses.
In a related move the board voted to form a 10-year long range planning committee to address district growth estimates that enrollment will more than double.

Eric Tyler Willoughby

January 14, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Friday, June 30, 1995
Died: 
Monday, January 13, 2014
Services: 
Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 15:00
Location: 
First Baptist Church of Aledo, 128 Elm St.
Memorials may be made to: 
First Baptist Church of Aledo.
Funeral Home: 
Winscott Road Funeral Home, 1001 Winscott Road, Benbrook

Eric Tyler Willoughby, 18, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2014.
Funeral service will be at 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 18 at First Baptist Church of Aledo, 128 Elm St., Aledo 76008. Burial will be in Aledo/Brown Cemetery. Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday at Winscott Road Funeral Home, 1001 Winscott Road, Benbrook.
In lieu of flowers the family asks for memorial donations to First Baptist Church of Aledo.
Eric was born June 30, 1995 in Fort Worth. He loved watching all sports, especially the Rangers and Cowboys. Eric enjoyed music, singing, and playing his X-Box. But most of all he loved hanging out with his friends. Eric was presented with a special accomplishment as the First Graduate of 2014 Aledo High School.
Survivors include his parents, Kelly and Tara Willoughby; sister, Kristen Marish and husband, Taylor of Fort Worth; brother, Phillip Willoughby of Aledo; grandparents, Carey and Larry Billups of Watauga, James Ransberger and Bui Batchler of Watauga, and Linda Ransberger of Fort Worth; uncle, Michael Willoughby and wife, Margaret; aunt, Colleen Seaman and husband, Brad; uncles, Derek Ransberger and David Ransberger; cousins, Carly, Michelle, Chris and Karyan; and many close friends, some of which were like brothers.

Sports Calendar

Monday, November 24

  • Aledo Bearcats at Saginaw, B 3:00 p.m., A 6:00 p.m., JV 4:30 p.m. and Varsity 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 25

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Timbercreek at Aledo High School, B 1:30 p.m., A 12:00 p.m., JV 1:30 p.m., and Varsity 3:00 p.m.

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Birdville at Aledo High School, Freshmen 8 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 2

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Birdville, B 6 p.m., A 4:30 p.m., JV 6 p.m. and Varsity 7:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Springtown, Freshmen 5:30 p.m., JV 5:30 p.m. and Varsity 7 p.m.

Thursday, December 4

  • Aledo Ladycats Freshmen and JV at Mineral Wells Invitational

  • Aledo Bearcats B, A, JV and Varsity at Weatherford New Car Dealers Tournament

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at Fort Worth Cowtown Classic

Tuesday, December 9

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Stephenville at Aledo High School, B 6 p.m., A 4:30 p.m., JV 6 p.m. and Varsity 7:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Granbury, Freshmen 5 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 6:30 p.m., *District Game

Thursday, December 11

  • Aledo Bearcats B, A, JV and Varsity at Decatur Tournament

Monday, December 15

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Southwest at Aledo High School, B 5 p.m., A 5 p.m. and JV 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 16

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Cleburne at Aledo High School, Freshmen 5 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 6:30 p.m., *District Game

Friday, December 19

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Joshua at Aledo High School, A 8 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 6:30 p.m., *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Joshua at Aledo High School, Freshmen 6:30 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 8 p.m., *District Game

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