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Voters approve ESD1 annexing fire department

Voters in Willow Park, by an almost 2-1 margin Tuesday, approved the Parker County Emergency Services District 1 annexation of the city's fire department. The unofficial vote, as it has yet to be …

Aledo Children’s AdvoCats reach a milestone

The Aledo Children’s Advocats organization marked its annual membership meeting on Monday, Oct. 10, with the recognition that it has been in operation two decades now. The annual meeting …

AledoFest

The City of Aledo hosted its annual AledoFest on Oct 15 with fun, food, and entertainment.

Great golf, great memories at Rayfield Wright Tournament

Tony Dorsett paused for a minute as he reflected on his favorite memory of Rayfield Wright. Then, his face broke out into a big smile as it came to him and he couldn’t wait to …

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 …
Latest Sports Stories

Aledo runners have sights set on more come 2023

If you thought this year’s cross country season was a big success for the Aledo program — and it definitely was — coach Mike Pinkerton and his athletes have a message for …

Aledo wrestlers shine in meets

Aledo wrestlers came home with plenty of honors at both the varsity and junior varsity level in tournaments last weekend. The varsity boys and girls competed in the Talon Tournament in Haslet. The …

Ladycats stung by Stephenville

After stringing together back-to-back wins for the first time this season during the Brock Tournament, the Aledo Ladycats basketball squad’s season record dropped to 3-6 after coming up just …

Bearcats Live - Aledo vs Lubbock Cooper

Life and Community
Calendar of Events
The eighth annual Celebration of Lights in Weatherford will run from 5-9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26, at the corner of York and Dallas Streets in downtown Weatherford. In addition to the tree lighting …
The Parker County Extension Service will present its annual “Home for the Holidays” event from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at Couts Memorial United Methodist Church, 802 …
The Aledo Softball Boosters will host the second annual Aledo Ladycats Charity Golf Tournament on Friday, Nov. 11, at Squaw Creek Golf Club. Proceeds will go to the Aledo softball program to cover …
The annual Shop for the Trot will run from 12-5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13, at Aledo Volleyball Club, 425 FM 1187 in Aledo. Vendors at the event will donate back to the Marcia Walters Memorial …
Obituaries
Robert S. Jones, Jr. passed away November 2, 2022 in Dallas. Robert was born July 5, 1953 to Robert and Janet Jones. Robert was proceeded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, …
O. C. was born April 29, 1939 in Aledo. Interment to follow at Aledo Brown Cemetery, Aledo. In the 1950s O. C. worked for American Manufacturing and Aledo Feed Mill in Aledo (now known as Bryant …
Local icon Charlie McLain died at his home of more than sixty years in Annetta on October 19, 2022. Charles Fisher McLain was born January 7, 1930, to Robert A. McLain, Sr. and Nellie McLain. He …
Education
Aledo ISD

AHS has record number of recognized students

The number of Aledo High School students recognized as National Recognition Program Scholars by the College Board increased 226.6% in the past year. AHS had 127 students earn 136 total honors this …

TCA senior named National Merit Semifinalist

Trinity Christian Academy senior Shane Houston has been named a National Merit Semifinalist. The National Merit Scholarship Program, initiated in 1955, recognizes about 50,000 academically …

Tri County offers chance for students to win a free trip and scholarship

Tri-County Electric Cooperative is now accepting applications for the 2023 Texas Youth Tour for six lucky high school sophomores and juniors to experience a once-in-a- lifetime opportunity. That …
Commentary
Columns

For starters, let’s try setting better examples

On Nov. 4 the Aledo Ladycats’ volleyball team traveled to Bridgeport for the area championship game against Argyle. Aside from the match itself, there was one troubling incident that has …

The looming mental health crisis

Following World War II, mental health advocates began a movement in Texas addressing the issue of failing state hospitals. At the time there were only seven state hospitals, which were overcrowded, …
Letters to the Editor

Come Together

Today our country feels as divided as I have ever seen it in my lifetime. This season of political ads, which each side attacking the other as “the enemy,” just magnify the hatred and …

Note of Thanks

The Aledo Ex-Student Association board members would like to say THANKS for helping us to have a great year. We had about 65 ex-students and guests attend the banquet. Monetary donations and our …

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 …