Aledo ISD’s Bearcat Growth Committee held a public meeting Thursday afternoon to reveal the discussion and potential proposal of a $141 million bond package with zero increase to the tax rate.
Aledo football has flourished under the leadership of Head Coach Tim Buchanan and Athletic Director Steve Wood, who have collectively guided the Bearcats to a record-tying eight state championships.
The City of Aledo and Aledo ISD came together for a historic joint meeting Wednesday night to continue the process of updating the city’s strategic plan with a presentation from the Velocity Group.
Starting this fall, higher education institutions have to add a note to a student’s transcript if the student is not eligible to re-enroll because of non-academic or non-financial reasons.
A Parker County grand jury indicted Justin Michael Baxter, 35, and Daryn Allen Hudson, 34,on July 11 for aggravated robbery after the two broke into a home in Willow Park on April 4.
Aledo ISD Chief Financial Officer Earl Husfeld presented information stemming from House Bill 3, which he said will most likely drop the maintenance and operations side of the tax rate from $1.17 to $1.068 this next fiscal year.
At the Aledo ISD board of trustees meeting Monday night, a discussion was had about the implementation of a vaping policy as well as the expansion of the district’s random drug testing program.
About 160 people turned out for the Lights for Liberty candlelight vigil on Friday evening at Cherry Park in Weatherford to make a stand against conditions in detention camps along the U.S.-Mexico border.
The Willow Park City Council approved commercial property items as well as an engineering contract for the Fort Worth water project at Tuesday night’s regular meeting.
A young dachshund named RJ was reunited with his owner Tuesday after he was taken from the front yard of his home in southwest Parker County on July 5 by two Amazon local delivery drivers this week, according to the Parker County Sheriff’s Office.
Parker County adopted a Master Thoroughfare Plan last year to assist in long-term transportation project planning, and on Monday, the commissioners approved a thoroughfare administration contract for the plan.
6-year-old Edwin Diaz died after he was electrocuted at his home on Oak Crest Drive about 11 a.m. on July 4, according to Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler.
The 35th annual Parker County Peach Festival kicks off in one week and the biggest provider of those peaches residents see overflowing crates each year is Hutton Peach Farm in Weatherford.
A recent collaboration involving the Texas A&M Forest Service and NASA scientists could help urban planners in Texas more quickly coordinate recovery efforts following a natural disaster.
The East Parker County Chamber will be hosting their monthly membership luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 10 at New River Fellowship, 3252 I-20 Frontage Road, in Hudson Oaks. The speaker for the day will be State Rep. Phil King.
Editor's note: This story has been updated with comments from Willow Park Sonic management.
While attempting to pull his boat out of Lake Weatherford, a man had an unfortunate accident when he got out to check a piece of his boat that was dragging the ground and his vehicle rolled back into the lake, according to Weatherford police. Weatherford fire and police departments were on t…
At a special called meeting of the Aledo ISD board of trustees Tuesday morning, the board unanimously approved the hiring of Michael Diaz as the new assistant principal of Aledo Middle School.
After the Parker County commissioners recently approved the strategic plan, county and economic development council officials discussed more details on what it means.
Not unlike other counties in the U.S., a “poor farm” was once implemented in Parker County to house indigent residents before the enactment of Social Security in 1935 and the land to this day still sits off Tin Top Road as a part of history.
Aledo Mayor Kit Marshall provided some information to two residents who expressed their concerns in wanting to get a partial quiet zone implemented at a private crossing near their homes.
The Aledo City Council approved a motion to allow the Aledo Wine and Art Festival to take place at the city community center and park, and will be looking into the creation of regulations for the allowance of alcohol in city parks.
Because of construction delays, the opening of a brewery in Hudson Oaks was pushed from its original 2018 date, but is still making progress, according to owner Eric Addison.
Aledo ISD officials recently revealed the preliminary STAAR test results and while the test is a byproduct of the district’s focus of good instruction, the data showed high gains in some areas of the STAAR.
A Parker County grand jury indicted six men last week for engaging in organized criminal activity, theft of property and burglary of a building after breaking into Freedom Powersports in Hudson Oaks on April 25.
After the Aledo ISD board of trustees approved hiring a dance director in March, Emily Robison was brought into the position and said she is ready to share her passion to rebuild the program.
After losing his father, Poolville High School senior Clayton Novak sold his hog for $20,000 during the Parker County Livestock Improvement Association’s Livestock Show.
The Rock Around the Clock Family Sock Hop event recently hosted by the Children’s Advocacy Center of Parker County raised more than $4,000 for the nonprofit’s services.
Father’s Day is Sunday, a day to celebrate dads, and one dad to celebrate is Nick Bogner, of Aledo, who gave his daughter Cassidy her childhood back after donating his kidney to her.
The Willow Park City Council heard a presentation on the city’s debt as well as approved a $2,365,000 tax note at a 2.15 percent interest rate to fund street improvements, parks and drainage.
Sen. Pat Fallon presented a legislative session recap this week at the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon.
Willow Park is one step closer to implementing a Hazard Mitigation Plan and Fire Chief Mike LeNoir presented information about the benefits of having the program at Tuesday night’s city council meeting.
Parker County Livestock Improvement Association’s 70th annual Livestock Show continued Wednesday with market steer, breeding lambs and agriculture mechanics competitions.
The second day of the Parker County Livestock Improvement Association Livestock Show kicked off Tuesday with the breeding heifer shows.
The Parker County commissioners unanimously approved two motions Monday morning related to the building of the new East Parker County courthouse annex — the square footage design and the construction procurement method.
Two Parker County officials specializing in natural resources discussed two tree killers that have or will make their way into the area — oak wilt and the emerald ash borer beetle.
Allison Baker hit the ground running when she was hired as the chief business development officer for the Economic Development Council of Parker County, and is ensuring that the organization is an invaluable resource to the county’s business community.
Willow Park officials and the parks steering committee revealed the top recreation priorities from a resident survey for the city’s first ever Parks Master Plan at a town hall meeting Tuesday night.
The Aledo ISD board of trustees unanimously approved the hiring of new leadership at two elementary schools and the intermediate school Wednesday morning at a special called meeting.
House Bill 347, related to ending forced annexation in Texas, became law effective immediately after Gov. Greg Abbott signed the bill Monday.
The East Parker County Chamber Board of Directors May 22 approved a resolution in support of a version of House Bill 3 that contains property tax relief as well as flexible school funding based on prior-year values that is not tied to performance on the STAAR test.
The Parker County commissioners approved authorization to allow bids for the sale of the County Attorney’s Office building, 101 N. Main St., which includes a lease of county property for parking purposes at a special called meeting Monday morning.
The East Parker County Chamber of Commerce went to Austin to meet with State Rep. Phil King and Sen. Pat Fallon May 14, to discuss Senate Bill 29. The chamber’s Governmental Affairs representative Kelli Stumbo and Aledo ISD Education Foundation Director and Chamber Board Member Shawn Callawa…
City officials shared their concerns about the impact House Bill 2439 — which has been sent to the governor’s office — could have in regulating materials used in the exterior of housing and commercial buildings.
The Parker County commissioners heard the draft strategic plan as well as the draft mission and vision statements from hired economic developer Marty Wieder Tuesday morning.
Parker County commissioners hired Sean Hughes as the new full time fire marshal and emergency management coordinator who will work in addition to the current part time fire marshal and EMC positions.
Memorial Day honors those who have died while serving their country in the U.S. Armed Forces, and American Legion Post 163 held a ceremony honoring the fallen Monday morning at Memory Gardens of the Valley Cemetery in Weatherford.
The Willow Park Police Department recently held its first ever Citizens Police Academy and graduated the class on May 23 at Los Vaqueros West.
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Jack Phillips passed away after a brief illness. His memorial service will be at 11 am, Saturday, July 20, at Greenwood Baptist Church, Weatherford, TX 76088. In lieu of flowers please donate to www.samaritanspurse.com in Jack's memory.
- Brock woman arrested for sexual assault of a child
- WHS Athletic Hall of Fame announces 2019 inductees
- Peaster ISD eliminates Greyhound Passes
- Hudson Oaks development to feature apartments, trail, retail
- From Parker County MVP to Red Raider
- Two indicted for WP aggravated robbery
- The tale of the missing Peter Pan statue
- Weatherford couple arrested for manufacturing, delivery of a controlled substance
- Child molester convicted, sentenced to two 45-year prison sentences
- Weatherford ISD baseball/softball complex nearing completion