The Transfer Station Meeting at the Aledo Community Center is over. Attorneys have set future dates to move forward with the legal proceedings.
Aledo Mayor Kit Marshall and Willow Park Mayor Ken Hawkins have been officially been denied party status, Judge Richard R. Wilfong said.
Party status is when certain witnesses are approved to present things such as evidence and discovery at a later official hearing. Thus far land/property owners near the proposed transfer station site have been granted party status along with the Aledo ISD.
Keep checking community-news.com for the full story when it becomes available. You can also read it in the print edition Friday morning.
Randy Keck/The Community News: Jaycie Case and Olivia Dickey work on the midsection of a snowman during snowfall in Aledo.
Due to snow and possible ice with near-freezing and freezing temperatures, which will make roads hazardous, Aledo ISD announced at 5:50 a.m. this morning (Thursday, Feb. 11) that all campuses will be closed for the day.
18-wheeler fire closes I-20 at Hudson Oaks Wednesday afternoon: A westbound 18-wheeler truck driver escaped serious injury Wednesday when a dual set of tires from a passing 18-wheeler came through his front windshield, according to a Hudson Oaks police officer. The 18-wheeler that was hit by the flying tires caught fire, closing the westbound and eastbound lanes of Interstate 20 Wednesday afternoon for a couple of hours. Hudson Oaks, Willow Park, and Weatherford firefighter, as well as other emergency officials, responded to the wreck.
Water line repair work starts house fire: A repair task to a broken waterline was said to be the cause of a house fire in the 4000 block of Arroyo Dr., just off Mikus Road, Monday afternoon. Bob James said he was soldering a broken waterline when the flame from the task went up the back wall of the house. Because the water was turned off to repair the line, the homeowner was not able to extinguish the flame. Firefighting units from Weatherford, Hudson Oaks, and Willow Park responded to quickly extinguish the fire which was mostly contained to the attic. Many residents are dealing with broken water lines due to the recent bout of below-freezing temperatures.
Cause for the natural gas smells in Hudson Oaks and Willow Park Wednesday morning were from “a little bit” of the safe chemical mercaptin being leaked into a gas line during a routine maintenance procedure at a Texas Gas Services plant in Hudson Oaks, according a company spokesperson.
Lori Morena with Texas Gas Services said maintenance on an odorant tank was being performed when a bit of the chemical got into the line. Mercaptin is placed into natural gas so it can be detected in case of a leak.
“It’s perfectly safe, and there’s no danger,” she said Wednesday afternoon. “The smell should subside within a few hours.”
Concerns about natural gas smells in Hudson Oaks and Willow Park were abundant Wednesday morning.
A homeowner in the Oakview Estates in Hudson Oaks reported the natural gas smells were inside homes and businesses “from R&K Café to Oakview Estates” and were causing some people to have headaches.
In Willow Park, a public works employee said they were also working to track the smell.
“There’s no danger when it’s outdoors, only when it’s contained in a house or office,” the public works employee said.