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Aledo ISD residents will soon head to the polls and cast their vote for or against a $149,950,000 bond, which was approved by the Bearcat Growth Committee as well as the AISD board of trustees in August.

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The Aledo ISD board of trustees approved two nominations for the Parker County Appraisal District Board at a special meeting Tuesday morning.

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Aledo Middle School will be getting a new gym floor following water damage that was caused by an overflowing toilet the day before school started.

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Parker County residents can soon head to the polls to cast their votes in local races and state constitutional amendments when early voting begins Monday.

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In addition to some local elections, Parker County residents will see 10 constitutional amendments on the Nov. 5 election ballot when early voting begins on Monday.

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The annual Aledo Fest event is taking place from 1-5 p.m. on Oct. 19, and each year city staff tries to change things up to ensure fall fun for all families.

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The Willow Park city council unanimously approved a rezone request as well as a site plan for an independent senior living facility at Tuesday night’s regular meeting.

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Multiple agencies worked together Sunday night and contained a 137-acre grass fire in Aledo a little more than an hour after receiving the call.

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A Parker County grand jury indicted Jesus Cardenas-Viscalla, 40, of Weatherford, for arson on Oct. 3.

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State Sen. Pat Fallon, R-Prosper, officially opened his new office in East Parker County Thursday afternoon with a ribbon cutting and open house.

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Former businessman and Colleyville City Council member Chris Putnam is running against Congresswoman Kay Granger for her district in the 2020 Republican primary.

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After starting up during the summer, Weatherford College’s Flute Choir is preparing for their first performance on Saturday.

At the latest meeting of the Local Emergency Planning Committee this week, Doug Beck with Phillips 66 Pipeline gave a presentation about the pipelines in the area and the dangers of digging before calling 811.

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Diane Taylor, owner of Reading Friends of Aledo, presented her Adopt-A-Sport proposal, that aims to rejuvenate a flowerbed, to the Aledo City Council last week, which was unanimously approved.

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In an effort to save costs on animal services, the Aledo City Council and staff approved an alternative animal control plan in a partnership with VCA Aledo Animal Hospital last week.

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The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service takes research-based information directly to people, and three Parker County agents discussed their experience as well as the beneficial resources they can provide to residents.

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Parker County 4-H members attended commissioners court this week and shared experiences about how the program has impacted their lives before a proclamation recognizing Oct. 6-12 as 4-H Week was approved.

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The city of Hudson Oaks is once again kicking off its signature fall event, Craft and Cork, featuring wine and beer pairings, local food and live music from 7-10 p.m. on Oct. 12 at Gene Voyles Park.

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The Willow Park City Council unanimously adopted the fiscal year 2019-20 budget and tax rate Tuesday night after holding a final public hearing.

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State Sen. Pat Fallon announced he will officially open a district office in Parker County with a ribbon cutting and open house from 3-4:30 p.m. on Oct. 3.

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The city of Aledo and Parker County Sheriff’s Office are seeking information about vandalism that occurred at Bearcat Park the evening of Sept. 14.

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The Aledo ISD board of trustees unanimously approved the implementation of a violence-prevention program that will begin next week to help connect and include all students in the district.

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The Aledo High School agriculture barn will be getting an extension after the AISD board of trustees approved a proposal from Top Notch Management, LLC for $62,500.

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United Way of Parker County has a new executive director, and Le’Ann Taylor has hit the ground running to achieve the organization’s goals.

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The city of Hudson Oaks has had four signs installed as part of its wayfinding project, which aims to beautify spaces within the city.

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Parker County Gold Star Families President Kaye Jordan completed an 800-mile bike ride on Sept. 11 to raise money for other communities.

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After the Willow Park City Council heard a presentation on the need for outdoor warning sirens at a previous meeting, the council unanimously approved to request for proposals for the purchase.

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After the Parker County judge and Precinct 2 commissioner recently heard from concerned residents, the western portion of the Master Thoroughfare Plan was cut out until further feedback can be obtained.

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The Parker County commissioners approved the extension of the burn ban to 30 days Monday morning and County Fire Marshal and EMC Sean Hughes discussed details about the ban.

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After the Aledo City Council approved a 7.9 percent revenue increase with the city tax rate last month, at Thursday’s regular meeting it was revealed that the total proposed rate is changing to $0.3545.

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The Aledo ISD board of trustees unanimously approved the student code of conduct this week, which included the district’s new vaping policy.

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The East Parker County Chamber of Commerce held a groundbreaking ceremony to officially welcome the SpringHill Suites by Marriott hotel to Willow Park Tuesday morning.

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A Parker County jury convicted David Shawn Minze, 39, of Springtown, of felony assault for heating up a belt buckle and branding his girlfriend, according to a release from Assistant District Attorney Jeff Swain.

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Aledo ISD administration recently recommended salary increases for employees for the 2019-20 school year.

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Hundreds of veterans, friends and community members came to support the family of American hero U.S. Air Force Col. Roy Abner Knight, Jr. as he was laid to rest with full military honors in Holder’s Chapel Cemetery in Cool Saturday morning.

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State accountability scores for school districts are expected to be released to the public on Thursday.

After the mass shooting that occurred at a Walmart in El Paso on Aug. 3, local officials are shining a light on a state program that helps take the financial burden off victims of violent crime.

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Obituaries

Douglas "Doug" L. Edmondson, 84, of Weatherford, formerly of Burkett, Texas, passed away early on Sunday October 20, 2019. Visitation will be held from 10 until 11 a.m., on Friday, October 25, 2019 at the Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Chapel, 913 N. Elm Street, in Weatherford. Funeral services …

Edward Carroll Therens, a.k.a. Rabbit Therens, 65, of Weatherford, passed away October 16, 2019 at his home. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held from 6 until 8, Wednesday evening, October 23, 2019 at 1226 W. Ball Street, in Weatherford. Burial will be held at DFW National Ce…

WILLOW PARK - Walter Bock, Jr., 73, passed away Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Greenwood Chapel. Interment: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Greenwood. Walter was born May 5, 1946, to Walter W. Bock, Sr., and Kathryn Bock in Freeport, N.Y.…

Robert Wayne Elliott passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. Visitation: Ramsey Funeral Home in Georgetown Friday, Oct. 25, 6-8 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, at Ramsey Funeral Home, followed by a 4 p.m. Military Burial Service at Greenwood Community Cemetery in Weatherford. I…