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House fire in Aledo

September 4, 2013 by Randy Keck

Randy Keck/The Community NewsAledo, Willow Park, Weatherford and Hudson Oaks Dire Departments responded to a house fire on Wednesday morning on Feedlot Road in Aledo. According to witnesses, the fire may have started in the garage. See the Sept. 6 issue of The Community News for more information.

Road construction progresses

June 21, 2013 by Randy Keck

Joel Kertok of the Parker Counry Judge's Office reports that work continues to progress with the widening and reconstruction of FM 1187 and Aledo Trail.

Crews are expected to continue with the paving of both projects for the next several weeks, with FM 1187 paving taking place from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Motorists should be aware that north bound FM 1187 traffic, planning to access I-20 or the east bound service road, is expected to be detoured across the newly paved portions of FM 1187 as they approach the I-20 traffic signal, starting sometime in mid-July.

Current estimates for when work is expected to switch to the west side of FM 1187 and traffic moved completely to the newly constructed east side of FM 1187 in September or October.

FM 1187 Construction Update

May 30, 2013 by Randy Keck

Construction of FM 1187 continues on schedule with crews planning to begin paving the week of June 3. Paving will start at Bankhead and move north to I-20. In order to lessen the impact on motorists, paving will take place at night beginning at 8 p.m. and finishing at 6 a.m. This work is expected to be finished in approximately 3 days, weather permitting. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in the areas where paving is taking place.

Water main break curtails service

May 6, 2013 by Randy Keck

A water main break in the City of Aledo will curtail service from S. Front Street to Barnwell Lane for the two to three hours beginning about 6:15 p.m. Monday, May 6. Aledo Mayor Kit Marshall announced that the Villages of Aledo, Stonebluff and Fairview would have decreased water pressure during that time.

Road closure update

April 26, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

The City of Aledo announced that 1187 will be one-way from Oak to Elm on Monday, April 29, through Thursday, May 2. Underwood at 1187 will be closed beginning Friday (today) or Monday. East Oak at 1187 will remain closed through the summer.

FM 1187 lane closure delayed

April 23, 2013 by Randy Keck

We have received notification from the Texas Department of Transportation that the lane closure on FM 1187 from Oak to Elm will be pushed back a few days in order to accommodate people getting students to school on time for TAKS and STAAR testing.

TxDOT announces FM 1187 reduction

April 22, 2013 by Randy Keck

From the Texas Department of Transportation.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 24, through Wednesday, May 1, daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., weather permitting

WHERE: From Oak Street to Elm Street

ALEDO — Farm-to-Market Road 1187 will be reduced to one lane from Oak Street to Elm Street daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the installation of box culverts. Flaggers will direct motorists through the construction zone. Elm Street at FM 1187 will also be closed starting Monday.

The $11.7 million FM 1187 project will expand the roadway to a four-lane divided, concrete roadway with raised medians, curb and gutter and sidewalks.

Completion is estimated for winter 2014. The new roadway will tie into another project known as Aledo Trail, in downtown Aledo.

We appreciate motorist’s patience while crews complete this construction. During construction, alternate routes are encouraged.

Detour map available for Aledo road closures

April 18, 2013 by Randy Keck

As work progresses on the expansion of FM 1187, TxDOT is planning to close East Oak St. in Aledo on April 22, weather permitting. Residents will still have access to East Oak by detouring through Elm St. The road will stay closed until mid to late summer.

In addition, weather permitting, McMahon Construction will close Underwood Street at FM 1187 for work involved with the Aledo Trail project on Monday, April 22. The detour route for the Underwood road closure is West Oak to Pine then Pine to Underwood.

Click here or on the link below for a map of detour routes.

In addition TxDOT is in the process of adding a dedicated turn signal at the stop light at FM 1187 and Bankhead. The dedicated turn signal will be for north bound FM 1187 traffic turning west onto Bankhead

East Oak closure planned for April 22

April 15, 2013 by Randy Keck

As work progresses on the expansion of FM 1187, TxDOT is planning to close East Oak St. in Aledo on April 22, weather permitting. Residents will still have access to East Oak by detouring through Elm St. The road will stay closed until mid to late summer.

In addition TxDOT will be adding a dedicated turn signal at the stop light at FM 1187 and Bankhead. The dedicated turn signal will be for north bound FM 1187 traffic turning west onto Bankhead.

Craft Fair

November 13, 2012 by Anonymous

People wishing to have a booth at the Arts & Crafts Fair on December 1 at the Aledo Community Center can call Angela Kell at 817-704-8223.

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, March 3

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats JV at Waxahachie JV Tournament at Waxahachie Country Club.

  • Aledo Bearcats at Crowley, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Crowley at Bearcat Stadium, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Joshua at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Wednesday, March 4

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity Orange at Glen Rose Invitational at Squaw Valley Golf Course Links Course.

Thursday, March 5

  • Aledo Ladycats JV at Brewer Tournament, Time TBA

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at A&M Consolidated Tournament, College Station, Time TBA

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Southwest and Arlington Heights Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Granbury Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Weatherford Tournament, Times TBA.

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Boswell
    Aledo Middle School at Stephenville

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Brock at Brock High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, March 6

  • Aledo Varsity at Chisholm Trail Tournament, all day

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at Bearcat Brawl at Split Rail Links and Golf Club.

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Burleson at Bearcat Stadium, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *Senior Night & District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, March 9

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson Centennial, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

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