The following have announced closings and or cancellations today (Thursday, Feb. 6):
Aledo ISD Early release; Elementary at 11:40 a.m. and Secondary 12:40 a.m.
Aledo ISD All after school athletics events have been canceled
Parker County Republican Party The candidate forum scheduled for tonight at 7 p.m. has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17.
East Parker County Chamber of Commerce All activities today are canceled. The chamber office will close at noon.
East Parker County Library is closed today, but eBooks are always available.
Aledo city trash pickup has been suspended today (Thursday) but will resume tomorrow.
From the Aledo ISD
Due to worsening weather conditions, Aledo ISD will release early today. Elementary campuses will release at 11:40 a.m. and secondary will release at 12:40 p.m. Bus schedules will run according to the early-release time. Due to weather conditions, anticipate longer than normal AISD bus routes. Afternoon Pre – Kindergarten and Early childhood classes have been cancelled for today.
After-School Athletic Activities Canceled
According to Athletic Director Tim Buchanan: All after-school athletic activities are canceled today, February 6, 2014.
Emily Henning/Special to The Community News
The undefeated district champion Aledo Ladycats will have to wait until tomorrow night to finalize the bi-district playoff schedule.
Head Coach Mike Pinkerton said the game would most likely be played on Tuesday night at Mansfield High School, but that is not a certainty.
Aledo will play the loser of the Burleson/Crowley tiebreaker, which will take place at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Joshua High School.
Once the playoff opponent is determined, the final time and location will be finalized.
The Community News will provide live, interactive blog coverage of the game. Watch www.community-news.com for details.
Aledo Lady Cats edged Trimble Tech 60-57 to complete an undefeated 14-0 district season Tuesday.
Phil Major/The Community NewsWorkers from McMahon Construction re-routed FM 1187 traffic in Aledo onto the new "roundabout" known as Aledo Trail this afternoon (Tuesday). Shown is traffic coming north over the now one-way crossing.
The first hundred people to show up for tomorrow (Tuesday's) district girls' basketball finale against Trimble Tech will receive a ticket for a free hotdog.
Tickets will be distributed prior to the 6 p.m. 9th grade and JV games, and the free hot dogs will be served starting at 7:30, start time for the varsity game.
The game is Aledo's opportunity to capture the district championship outright.
Aledo is 13-0 in district, and Trimble Tech is 12-1.
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.
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:
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.
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.