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Highway ribbon cutting set Feb. 13

February 8, 2013 by Randy Keck

From the Parker County Judge’s Office
Parker County residents will soon have access from FM 51, north of Weatherford, to US 180 west of Weatherford, on the Ric Williamson Memorial Highway (RWMH), a project of the Parker County Transportation Bond Program.

A ribbon cutting at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13. on the RWMH just north of the US 180 intersection, will celebrate the opening of Phase 2 of the project, which is from FM 920 to US 180 and the Texas Department of Transportation’s completion of the US 180 intersection. Phase 1 from FM 51 to FM 920 opened in January of 2012.

“It will be a tremendous achievement and something we can all be proud of,” Parker County Judge Mark Riley said. “Through partnerships we have been able to achieve our goals and we continue to complete the projects of our bond program in a timely manner and under budget.”

TxDOT Fort Worth District Engineer Maribel Chavez also highlighted the strength of partnerships in getting the project completed.

“Cooperation between Parker County and TxDOT led to the development and completion of this project that will improve mobility and safety in an area that will see continued and sustained growth,” Chavez said.

Riley said his greatest thanks go to the residents of Parker County who supported the 2008 Transportation Bond Program by passing it with approximately 60 percent of the vote in the November 2008 general election.

“I know road construction can be tough to deal with and trying on our patience, but the people of Parker County have handled it well,” Riley said. “I believe our community is able to see the big picture and the improvements in mobility, amongst other things, these new roads will bring.”

Overall completion date is expected to be 2014.

For more information on the Parker County Transportation Bond program, visit www.parkercountytransportationbond.com.

Sports Calendar

Thursday, February 26

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at Brewer Tournament, Time TBA

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Jerry Durant Classic at Aledo, Time TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Burleson Tournament, Time TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Grand Prairie Tournamnet, Time TBA.

Friday, February 27

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black at Regional Preview at Rawls Golf Course, Lubbock.

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.

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