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Peters wins gold in shot put

Lauren St. Peters, no stranger to Mike A. Myers Stadium at the University of Texas at Austin, reached the pinnacle of her high school throwing career Friday, May 2. Competing for a third …

Aledo’s Gartner at home with music and selling homes

Cate Gartner recently embarked upon what could become a long and successful career in real estate. But just over six months ago, it looked as though her life would take a much different path …

Aledo advances to area with win over Everman

The Aledo Ladycats will advance to the area round of the Class 5A playoffs after making short work of Everman’s Lady Bulldogs in the bi-district round on Thursday, April 25. Aledo won the …

Taste of Parker County a scrumptious hit

That delicious smell wafting throughout the area little more than a week ago was the smell of success - and a lot of of tasty treats. From pizza to doughnuts to delicacies that would require …

All smiles for health

Parker County Health Foundation members are shown with representatives of the Parker County Committee on Aging.
It was all smiles on Friday for representatives of several Parker County non-profit organizations. Board members of the Parker County Health Foundation distributed checks to its partner organizations …

Council approves new TIRZ boundary

Following a lengthy presentation by Trent Petty, who provides strategic planning services to cities, Aledo’s City Council approved a boundary amendment to the city’s Tax Increment …

East Parker County Library marks 35 years

Programs librarian Tracy Lambert Jack directs children’s story time at 10:30 a.m. Fridays with stories, crafts, and snacks.
As we celebrate National Library Week at East Parker County Library, it is the perfect opportunity to reflect on the history of the East Parker County Library. This week marks 35 years since East …

Young and old, near and far, eclipse was something to remember

Willow Park's Finest prepare to watch the eclipse. From left are Lieutenant Quincy Hamilton, Lieutenant Jaclin Ramirez, and Chief Daniel Franklin at Toyal Eclipse of the Park, co-hosted by the City of Willow Park and Parker County Chamber of Commerce.
Audrey Corley sat in her lawn chair, anxious and curious — combined with a little uneasiness. After all, the first-grader at Coder Elementary School in Aledo had never seen a full solar …

Youth's life honored through toy drives

Jacob Harper loved family, friends, and toys. Lots of toys. That is why his mother, Melinda Sawyer, and friends, have held regular toy drives for patients at Cook Children's Hospital since his …

A Memory Grows from loss of child

On March 12, 2013, Anderson Maxwell Graham, affectionately known as "Max," made DeAndrea Dare a mother. The former Associate Pastor at Aledo United Methodist Church said she never imagined the …

Learn to plan the perfect picnic

Happy families having fun doing picnic at park outdoor in summer vacation - Focus on boy child face
Everyone is invited to participate and celebrate picnics and spring by attending Spring Fling hosted by the Parker County Extension Education Association. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 …

TCA names new head of school

The Trinity Christian Academy School Board has announced that Craig Smith has been named as the fourth Head of School in the school’s history. Dr. Steve Newby, current head of school, …