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How the Dean Ranch sale developed

The recent sale of the Dean Ranch was big news not only in east Parker County, but in the county overall — the largest real estate transaction in Parker County history.  The big news …

Special birthday parade for 6-year-old battling leukemia

What kid doesn’t love a parade? Lincoln Finley is getting one of his own on Saturday, Sept. 10. The 6-year-old first-grade Coder Elementary School student has leukemia. He was diagnosed July …

Carter LeBaron named Thanksgiving Trot recipient for 2022

The Marcia Walters Memorial Thanksgiving Trot has announced that the recipient of its 11th annual race on Thanksgiving Day will be Carter LeBaron, a 13-year-old Aledo ISD student that was diagnosed …
Willow Park

City says planned improvements will solve majority of drainage issues

At its regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 23, members of the Willow Park City Council voted to approve the issuance of certificates of obligation in an amount not to exceed $4.25 million for designing, …
Weatherford College

Upward Bound receives $1.48 million in federal funding

Weatherford College has been awarded a $1.48 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to continue its support for local high school students as they prepare …
Latest Sports Stories
Volleyball

Ladycats record a pair of wins

Aledo High School’s Ladycat volleyball netters kept their hot hand going with a pair of wins. Last Friday the Ladycats sent Granbury’s Lady Pirates off the plank in three straight sets. …
Slideshow

Aledo freshmen teams shut down The Colony

Orange The Aledo Orange freshman football team defeated the Colony 49-8. On offense: Lamel Swanson punt returned for a touchdown; Lincoln Tubbs 2pt conversion.  Kaden Winkfield …
JV Football

Bearcat teams have winning week

Aledo’s JV football teams had a winning week last week as the JV Orange defeated The Colony 45-12, and JV Black won over Lake Worth, 28-0. In the JV Orange game at The Colony, the Cougars …
Cross Country

Aledo runners have big day in Granbury

The Aledo cross country teams had another sterling day as the varsity boys won the Granbury Race for the Loot event this past Friday, while the varsity girls took second. The 5K races were run on the …
Life and Community
Calendar of Events
The Weatherford College Police Department will host its annual Safe Howl-oween from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Weatherford College campus parking lot. The event will open at 5 p.m. for …
The Willow Park Police Dept. is hosting a block party for National Night Out from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday night, Oct. 4, at the Willow Park Public Safety Building, 101 W. Stagecoach Trail. The …
Internationally renowned concert pianist Gustavo Romero will perform a free recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, in Weatherford College’s Alkek Fine Arts Center.   Romero is …
The Aledo ISD Ex-Students' Association will hold their banquet on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Aledo Learning Center Training Room. Visitation will begin at 4:30 p.m. and the meal will be served at 6:00 …
  From Staff Reports The 19th Annual Bearcat/Ladycat Golf Fundraiser is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 16 at Split Rail Links & Golf Club. The event benefits the Aledo High School boys and …
Obituaries
Phil Dan McClendon, age 73, died Sunday, September 18, 2022, at Harris Hospital, following seven years of fighting Agent Orange-caused cancers. Phil was born April 4, 1949, in Weatherford, Texas, …
Msgt. Luke W. Parchman, USAF, Retired, passed away on June 14, 2022. Luke Parchman, Jr., was born on Nov 20, 1939, in Atascosa County, Texas. He attended and graduated from Freer High School in …
Charlie Lawrence passed away on July 17, 2022. Born in Breckenridge on May 19, 1941, he was the youngest of nine children. He grew up on a ranch, riding horses, herding cattle, roping calves, …
Education

Trinity Christian Academy will play its first true Homecoming Football Game at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, against Lake Country Christian School. TCA homecoming court nominees are (left to right) …

As a part of the Aledo ISD's character education program - the Positivity Project or P2 - the district each school board meeting recognizes Aledo Bearcats of Character, honoring the good character on …
The Aledo High School Bearcat Regiment won first place and won Outstanding Percussion and Music at the Mansfield Preview of Champions on Sept. 25 after winning all captions in the prelims. Jerry …
At Tuesday's meeting the Willow Park City Council approved an agreement between the city and Trinity Christian Academy to provide a school resource officer for the private school. As per the …
Commentary
Columns
Glenn Rogers

The importance of local newspapers

Few professions have attracted the same level of public scrutiny in recent years as journalists. In many instances, these criticisms can be well warranted as many cable or online publications stray …
Thistles & Roses

A lesson from Ticos

Hispanic Heritage Month runs from Sept. 15 — Oct. 15. Costa Rica’s Independence Day is celebrated Sept. 15, when their independence from Spain occurred in 1821. The history and the …
Letters to the Editor
Letter to the Editor

The election was clean

Last year, our Texas Legislature answered the call to pass an Election Integrity bill. They made it harder to cheat and easier to vote. With the 2022 Primary season, Texas showed the nation what …
Letter to the Editor

Thank You So Much!

Friday, June 3, was not a typical morning. About to close the garage door, I noticed a movement, a snake slithering on the concrete. I startled it while taking its photo, and it bolted amidst boxes. …
Letters to the Editor

Supporting Olcott

Even though I am too young to vote in this Primary, I am still able to come to the decision that Mr. Olcott is the best candidate for HD60. He has proven over the past several …