News of a general nature not tied to a particular locality.
More than 1,300 people registered for today's Thanksgiving Trot in Aledo. At the end of the race, a check for $61,500 was presented to this year's recipient, Lauren Barnhart reed.
For more on the Thanksgiving Trot, see the Dec. 4 issue of The Community News.
Photo by Jay King
From the National Weather Service
A WIND ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR NORTH AND CENTRAL TEXAS TONIGHT
WIND SPEEDS WILL BE ON THE INCREASE TONIGHT AS A STRONG STORM SYSTEM APPROACHES FROM THE WEST. SOUTHERLY WINDS AROUND 25 MPH WILL OCCASIONALLY GUST TO BETWEEN 30 AND 40 MPH. WINDS WILL TAPER OFF TUESDAY AS A FRONT MOVES THROUGH THE AREA.
THE WIND ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST TUESDAY.
* IMPACTS...WEAK TREES MAY BE BLOWN OVER AND SOME MINOR STRUCTURAL DAMAGE IS ALSO POSSIBLE. RESIDENTS SHOULD TAKE ACTION TO ENSURE ALL LIGHTWEIGHT OUTDOOR OBJECTS ARE SECURED.
Services for Zeb Montgomery have been scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church at the Crossing in Aledo.
The community of Poolville officially joined Parker County Emergency Services District 1 after the Nov. 3 election.
Poolville residents cast 139 ballots and chose to join the district with an 86 percent majority.
Exising ESD 1 citizens cast a total of 3500 ballots and accepted Poolville into the district with an 89.6 percent majority.
In statewide election results, all seven proposed constitutional amendments easily passed.
Today, voters in Parker County will go to the polls to decide on a number of amendments to the state constitution and whether to add Poolville to Emergency Services District #1.
You can find a list of polling locations at:
For sample ballots, visit:
The tenth annual Pink Luncheon was held Friday at New River Fellowship in Hudson Oaks, with Brent Baker, Evon Markum and Karen Borta. Proceeds benefit the Parker County Health Foundation. See the Oct. 16 issue of The Community News for more photos.
The Military Vehicle Preservation Association made its way through Aledo and Willow Park this morning while retracing the historic 1920 Bankhead convoy route. Members of the community put out flags, balloons and signs to greet the drivers. For more photos and the full story, see the Oct. 9 edition of The Community News.
The Military Vehicle Preservation Association will be coming through Aledo Tuesday morning as they retrace the 1920 historic Bankhead Highway route. The convoy, which has approximately 50 vehicles, is expected to travel through town shortly before 8:15 a.m. Aledo ISD officers will be on hand if needed for traffic assistance.
The group is following the path of a convoy executed in 1920 by the U.S. Army, designed to further the understanding of the uses of motorized transport.
It will enter town from the south side along Aledo/Iona Road, travel north on FM 1187 through town, and head west on Bankhead Highway before taking a break at the Aledo youth baseball fields.
Aledo High School Homecoming Junior Court queens Ellie Posey and Gillian King wave to the crowd and toss candy to children Monday during the Aledo High School Homecoming Parade. The parade ended at Bearcat Stadium where a pep rally followed. The Bearcats will take on Burleson Centennial at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Bearcat Stadium on Homecoming Night.