City of Aledo
Grant Blaeser, a soldier in the U.S. Army who was deployed to Afghanistan, was seriously injured during a suicide bomb attack July 2 and is still receiving treatment for his injuries.
Blaeser lost his left leg from the knee down in Afghanistan and was transferred to Walter Reed hospital in Maryland. According to Blaeser's mother, the doctors were able to save his left arm. He will remain in Walter Reed for the next few weeks. His family will return to Aledo next week.
Blaeser's parents, James and Patti Blaeser live in Aledo.
Dominic Genetti/The Community News: An Aledo Volunteer Firefighter inspects the rollover accident along Kelly Road.
The driver of the sedan that flipped over along Kelly Road in Aledo July 8 has been identified.
Frieda Mae Carmichall, 72, of Aledo was traveling north on Kelly Road when she approached a curve at an unsafe speed, according to the Department of Public Safety. Carmichall apparently overcorrected her 1995 Oldsmobile which caused the tan-colored vehicle to flip to its left and roll before landing on its top.
Carmichall was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth.
According to a nursing supervisor, she is listed in serious condition.
Dominic Genetti/The Community News: Firefighters from surrounding counties assist the Benbrook Fire Department in a house fire along Park Center.
Aledo volunteer firefighters responded to a mutual aid call yesterday in Benbrook to assist in fighting a house fire in the 1100 block of Park Center. Firefighters from nearby Johnson and Tarrant counties also assisted in the blaze.
The call was made to 911 after city workers down the street noticed smoke billowing from the roof of the house. No one was home at the time and rescuers were able to save the family pets; two dogs and a parrot.
Rollover: An Aledo Volunteer Firefighter inspects the rollover accident along Kelly Road.
A female driver was taken away by ambulance following a single-car accident along Kelly Road in Aledo late Thursday morning.
According to the Parker County Sheriff's Department, no one saw the Oldsmobile rollover and a passerby called 911.
The Department of Public Safety is working the accident. How the accident occurred or the name of the victim has yet to be released.
Man apprehended following high-speed pursuit
Special to The Community News
Thomas Douglas Bennett, 52, of White Settlement, was arrested Friday, July 2 after burglarizing an Aledo residence in the 2200 block of FM 5. Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the suspect was apprehended in Fort Worth after a high-speed vehicle pursuit.
Bennett was spotted by the homeowner as he was leaving the residence. The victim reported that the had stolen a laptop computer, an Xbox, .20 gauge single shot shotgun, set of tools and women’s clothing.
Aledo and Willow Park Firefighters assisted Silver Creek and Azle firefighters in battling a house fire at 117 Rattling Antler in Silver Creek.
Homeowner James Sagers said his daughter, Jessica, was home at the time the fire started at about 4p.m.
Everyone got out safely. The fire is believed to have started from a lightning strike, but Sgt. Connie Good of the Parker County Fire Marshall's office said an investigation has to take place before that becomes official.
Citizens are encouraged to attend a town meeting at the Aledo Community Center tomorrow.
It will be held by the Aledo Economic Development Corporation from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
According to Aledo City Administrator Ken Pfeifer, Freese and Nichols, Inc. representatives (the engineering company working on the project with the city) will be giving a presentation on the current strategic plan as well as collected information.
A portion of the meeting will also be dedicated to citizen input.
Randy Keck/The Community News
A late night fire in the 400 block of Pecan Drive in Aledo destroyed the home of Catherine Davis Tuesday night. The fire started some time after 10 p.m. Davis was not home at the time the fire began, and the cause has not been determined.