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Plane crashes at Parker County Airport

February 11, 2016 by Rosealee Hoffman

A small plane overshot the runway at Parker County Airport this afternoon and overturned between the airport and the I-20 service road. Investigators are on the scene and no serious injuries have been reported. The Community News will have more details as they become available.

Make Education A Priority announces nonprofit status

February 11, 2016 by Rosealee Hoffman

Aledo ISD Trustee Bobby Rigues debuted his grassroots movement as an official nonprofit foundation Feb. 10 in an announcement at the Aledo ISD administration building.

Make Education a Priority, whose mission is to foster public education opportunities through partnerships, engagement, and advocacy, will work with school districts and legislators throughout the state to create a unified front for education.

Rigues, CEO, and the MEaP board presented the goals and objectives of the organization. Presenters included President Craig Rothmeier (Southlake), Secretary Kathy Duke (Lewisville) and Vice President Rick Lambert (Garland).

Man given ten years in prison for theft from East Parker County woman

February 10, 2016 by Rosealee Hoffman

After a Parker County jury convicted a 36-year-old Arlington man of stealing artwork from an East Parker County woman Tuesday afternoon, District Judge Craig Towson sentenced him to the maximum punishment of ten years in prison.

Royce Hooper was charged with theft with two prior theft convictions for the 2014-2015 theft of a Salvador Dali lithograph from the victim’s home off of White Settlement Road. Hooper, who was trying to start a music business with the victim’s son in which he called himself “The Truth," had access to her home and had lived there off and on, according to Assistant District Attorney Jeff Swain, who tried the case with Assistant District Attorney Kathleen Catania.

Ladycats clinch 8-5A co-championship with win at Burleson; Elks run past Bearcats

February 9, 2016 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo guard Caden Cunningham drives the lane Tuesday night during the Ladycats' 55-34 victory over Burleson in a District 8-5A contest at Burleson. The win elevates the Ladycats' district record to 13-1 and forces a tiebreaker game with Crowley for the district's top seed.

They played 14 District 8-5A games, and now there will be a 15th.

Paced by double-digit scoring from three guards, the Aledo Ladycats had little trouble in a 55-34 victory over Burleson Tuesday night at Burleson High School.

Parker County Sheriff’s Deputy calling for shoebox donations to send to soldiers overseas

February 9, 2016 by Rosealee Hoffman

Deputy Danie Huffman with the Parker County Sheriff’s Department is collecting shoeboxes full of supplies - and treats - from home to send to soldiers overseas.

A Parker County sheriff’s deputy’s son, Spencer Bilbay, is currently stationed in Afghanistan. There are just over 100 soldiers in his immediate company and Huffman is hoping to collect enough boxes to have every soldier in the troop get a box.

“Many of these soldiers do not have family,” said Huffman in the flyer she created to promote the drive. “Please consider donating a single item or a complete box, empty shoe boxes, postage or whatever may be in your budget.”

Aledo Wind Ensemble prepares send-off

February 9, 2016 by Randy Keck

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Aledo High School’s Wind Ensemble will perform its Texas Music Educators Association 5A State Send-Off performance at 7 p.m. tonight in the Weatherford High School Auditorium. The ensemble has been selected to perform in the TMEA 5A State Concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12 in the Lila Cockrell Theatre at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center in San Antonio.

Director Joey Paul said Weatherford High School’s auditorium was chosen because of its acoustic similarities to the Cockrell Theatre.

Music from composers John Williams, George Gershwin and Eric Whitacre will be featured.

Ladycats can clinch at least share of District 8-5A championship with win today at Burleson

February 9, 2016 by Tony Eierdam

Needing a win in their District 8-5A finale to clinch at least a share of the league title, the Aledo Ladycats will travel to Burleson today to take on the Lady Elks.

The Ladycats and Lady Elks will tip off at approximately 8 p.m. today at Burleson High School.

The girls' contest follows the Aledo Bearcats/Burleson Elks 8-5A boys' game slated to begin at 6:30 p.m.

The Ladycats will bring a 12-1 district mark into the contest, while the Lady Elks are seeking their second district win.

To win the District 8-5A championship outright, the Ladycats would need to defeat Burleson and hope that 12-1 Crowley - which handed Aledo its lone district loss last week - falls to 1-12 Everman.

Crowley knots up top of District 8-5A standings with 52-39 win over Aledo Ladycats; Eagles fly past Bearcats

February 5, 2016 by Tony Eierdam

Four Aledo Ladycats seniors were honored Friday on Senior Night at the AHS gym. Shown (from left) in front of memorabilia honoring the seniors are Emily Unger, Kara Williams, Alexus Jones and Rebekah Hissam.

Crowley went on a 16-3 run to begin the fourth quarter and outscored Aledo 18-6 in the final stanza as the Lady Eagles outlasted the Ladycats, 52-39, Friday night in an important District 8-5A girls' basketball game at the AHS gym.

As a result of Crowley's win, the Lady Eagles and Ladycats are tied for first place in 8-5A with identical 12-1 league records.

Ladycats can clinch outright District 8-5A championship with win at home today over Crowley

February 5, 2016 by Tony Eierdam

On Jan. 12 the Aledo Ladycats trailed the Crowley Lady Eagles by 11 points after the first quarter in a key District 8-5A game at Crowley.

Since that point, the Ladycats have played near flawless basketball.

The Ladycats rallied at Crowley and won the game by 11 points and followed with six consecutive district wins to put themselves in position to seal the outright district title.

The Ladycats and Lady Eagles will tip off at approximately 8 p.m. today at the AHS gym following the Bearcats/Eagles varsity boys contest which is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

15 Aledo High School student athletes sign college letters of intent today

February 3, 2016 by Tony Eierdam

Sports Calendar

Friday, February 12

  • AHS vs. Granbury at AHS;

    Varsity- 6:30 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

    9th A- 5 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Birdville HS Tournament; all day

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats at Granbury; 6 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Granbury; 7:45 p.m.

Saturday, February 13

  • AHS at Lake Dallas Scrimmage;

    JV- 4 p.m.

    Freshman- 12 p.m.

  • AHS Ladycats Scrimmage vs. Weatherford at AHS;

    Varsity- 12:30 p.m.

    JV- 11 a.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Lake Dallas at AHS Scrimmage; 12 p.m.

Monday, February 15

  • AHS JV vs. Burleson at AHS; 7:30 p.m.

  • AHS JV Ladycats vs. Burleson at AHS; 6 p.m.

Tuesday, February 16

  • AHS at Cleburne;

    Varsity- 6:30 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

    9th A- 5 p.m.

  • AHS JV at South Hills JV Tournament at McLeland; all day

  • AHS at South Grand Prairie Scrimmage;

    JV 4:30 p.m.

    Freshman- 7 p.m.

  • AHS Ladycats at Mansfield Summit;

    Varsity- 7 p.m.

    JV- 5:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. South Grand Prarie at AHS Scrimmage; 4:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats vs. Cleburne at AHS; 6 p.m.

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