News of a general nature not tied to a particular locality.
The Aledo City Council and School Board will hold elections in May.
Candidate filing deadline passed Friday, and contested races have developed for four of the five positions.
Both Aledo School Board positions are contested.
Place 6 has two candidates as Farida Goderya faces incumbent David Davis.
Place 7 includes Riley Morrison and Debra Rogers as well as incumbent Hoyt Harris.
Two council positions will be contested, though Mayor Kit Marshall drew no opposition.
For Place 2 George “Pres” McGee faces incumbent Jean Bailey. In Place 4 Mark Siegmund faces incumbent Kim Hiebert.
Also on the May 10 ballot will be the proposition to allow the sale of beer and wine in convenience and grocery stores and the sale of beer, wine and mixed drinks in restaurants.
Be sure to read the March 7 Community News for a complete rundown of elections in East Parker County.
If you want to vote early in Tuesday's party primaries, today (Feb. 28) is the last day.
This is also the last day to file for a place on the ballot to run for the school board or city council in the May 10 election.
Early voting for primary elections begins tomorrow at the following locations and times:
Parker County Courthouse Annex, 112 Santa Fe Dr., Weatherford, TX
Springtown City Hall, 102 E 2nd St., Springtown, TX
Willow Park Municipal, 516 Ranch House Rd., Willow Park, TX
Peaster Fire Department, 221 Judd St., Peaster, TX
Azle Masonic Lodge, 257 W Main St., Azle, TX
Aledo Community Center, 114 Robinson Ct., Aledo, TX
Old Brock ISD Admin. Building, 100 Grindstone Road, Brock, TX
Tuesday, February 18 – Friday, February 21: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, February 22: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday, February 23: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Monday, February 24 – Friday, February 28: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The Aledo Athletic Booster Club will be at Brookshire's in Willow Park starting at 10 a.m. This Saturday, Feb. 15, to sell state championship t-shirts (2 different styles), caps and stickers.
Aledo ISD has canceled classes for today. (Tuesday, Feb 11).
Due to weather conditions, Aledo ISD will delay the start of classes for Tuesday, Feb. 11 by two hours.
Aledo Schools will be closed today due to icy road conditions.
The Community News office will open at 10:30.
The following have announced closings and or cancellations today (Thursday, Feb. 6):
Aledo ISD Early release; Elementary at 11:40 a.m. and Secondary 12:40 a.m.
Aledo ISD All after school athletics events have been canceled
Parker County Republican Party The candidate forum scheduled for tonight at 7 p.m. has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17.
East Parker County Chamber of Commerce All activities today are canceled. The chamber office will close at noon.
East Parker County Library is closed today, but eBooks are always available.
Aledo city trash pickup has been suspended today (Thursday) but will resume tomorrow.
It goes without saying that the weather has made local travel treacherous if not impossible.
This morning church services have been canceled, and local roads remain impassible.
We are advised that FM 1187 in Aledo is a "solid sheet of ice." Some melting is expected today as temperatures climb above freezing, but that is likely to make the situation even worse in terms of gaining traction.
There are no apparent plans on the part of TxDot to sand 1187 or any other Farm to Market roads at this time. We will provide updates as they are available.
As many cancer patients will tell you, their daily battle with cancer is often hard and unpredictable. What we often admire most in these brave individuals is the courage with which they face each new day’s challenges, and must shift their priorities to accommodate each day’s opportunities and necessities.
While we, our sponsors, our volunteers, and our celebrities have looked forward to the Celebrity Cutting event with much love and labor, we must also make sure our priorities accommodate the best interests of our community. As we consider our mission to sustain and enhance the lives of cancer patients, we must conclude that no single event is worth putting anyone’s health or safety in jeopardy.
While the event is one important evidence of the outpouring of love and generosity that comes from the heart of our supporters, we are grateful that our supporters also understand the need to look out foremost for everyone’s well-being.
The Celebrity Cutting event for 2013 has been cancelled. Because so many people and animals from so many walks of life are involved, and the venue is unique and cannot be duplicated, and celebrities’ calendars are filled months in advance, we are unable to reschedule the event. We must instead look ahead to 2014, when the Celebrity Cutting event will bravely return for our 20th Anniversary.
Thanks to the contributions of everyone who has supported this year’s event, the work of the Careity Foundation in patients’ lives will continue. We are so grateful for each of our amazing supporters.