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Samuel Hardwick and Phoenix Lanford, two members of Aledo FFA, each caught a calf during the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo’s Calf Scramble on Jan. 18, earning a $500 purchase certificate …

The Texas Music Educators Association audition process resulted in two Aledo High School band members being named to the All State Band. In addition, 10 students made All Area and 50 students …

Randy Galloway may be retired, but he still has plenty to say — as do many who know him best. In a career that spanned a half a century, Galloway became a legend at his craft as a …

Coyotes are a common sight in North Texas, and they have a distinctive sound when they howl. The Coyote at Weatherford College also has a unique sound as the new radio station at 88.5 FM and 102.5 …

In the movie "City Slickers," Curly (Jack Palance) tells Mitch (Billy Crystal) to find "the one thing." He was referencing finding the thing you do best and do it to the best of your capability and …

For Dr. Kella Price, physical fitness and proper mental health go hand-in-hand. The Aledo woman recently competed in the Dr. World North America Pageant where she received two awards and had the …

Christmas Tyme in Aledo

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The City of Aledo hosted its annual Christmas Time in Aledo on Dec. 3. Thousands of area residents and visitors flocked downtown for food, entertainment, family activities, and shopping. Photos by …

The annual Marcia Walters Memorial Thanksgiving Trot again saw more than 1,000 people turn out on a drizzly Thanksgiving morning to bring sunshine to a local family. The annual one mile and 5K …

Hauss Hejny admits that even as he was playing football elsewhere, his dream was to be the starting quarterback for the Aledo Bearcats and lead them to a state championship. While the latter has …

The Parker Country Heritage Society will present the 39th Annual Candlelight Tour of Homes which showcases Weatherford’s rich history and heritage from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec10. …

It was March 3 and the LeBaron family was preparing to move to Aledo from Springtown. The family — parents John and Ashley, and children Braylon (12), Makayla (9), Colton (2), and Liam (1) …

CDR Robert Gustavson has announced his retirement from the U.S. Navy after 20 years of service. Gustavson was commissioned in May 2002 after graduating from the University of St. Thomas in …

Out of tragedy often comes new life and new opportunities. So it is for Joe Johnson of Willow Park, a pilot for American Airlines who shared a passion for flying with his late son, …

One of my goals in life is to live to be 100 years old and shoot a 99 in golf (over 18 holes, not nine, I know what some of you are thinking). And while I still aspire to do that, I now have added …

The members of the newly-named Cross Timbers Baptist Church in Willow Park will tell you that the adage from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet that “a rose by any other name would smell as …

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 …

Lord's Acre

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Aledo United Methodist Church held its annual Lord’s Acre on Oct. 8. The annual event raises funds for mission projects.

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 …

Matt and Josh Jenkins still get a kick out of hearing people singing one of their songs.  The Aledo-based brothers grew up in a household where their father and fellow song writer, John …

When it comes to high school running backs, Johnathan Gray is considered by many to be the best ever in America.  The guy rushed for more than 300 yards and eight touchdowns in a state …

This year was a game changer for Robert Seely. Seely lives with his mother, Michelle, in the Yes mobile home community of Aledo. Robert, 33, was born with Spina Bifida, a condition in which a …

In one year’s time, Aledo High School nearly tripled its number of students earning National Merit Commended Student status, going from six in 2021-2022 to 16 in 2022-2023. It was …

When John (Alex) Duke graduated from Aledo High School in 2013, he never dreamed he might spend his career in commercial kitchens.   But at the age of 27 he found himself in the position of …

The Philip W. Bradford Agriculture Science Building at Aledo High School sports a striking new exterior addition this week after installation of a mural by department students. The mural’s …

Spirit Page - Sept. 23

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