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Cheer on those Bearcats

December 18, 2014 by Phil Major

There’s a kick-off to state pep rally after final exams Friday, Dec. 19, at 1 p.m. in the Aledo High School gym. Everyone is welcome to attend. Bring family, friends and neighbors to cheer the Aledo Bearcats on to victory. Wear your favorite orange and black spirit shirts and be prepared to cheer on the team.

Pickup hits power pole, burns

December 18, 2014 by Phil Major

A pickup truck heading down Old Annetta Road lost control at a curve near Clear Fork Materials shortly after noon Thursday, shutting down the road and interrupting power in Aledo for a time. The driver did not sustain serious injuries.

Live Coverage - Aledo vs. Temple

December 18, 2014 by Production

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Ladycats fall just short in 43-40 loss to Cleburne

December 16, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

In an ending marred in controversy, Cleburne intercepted an Aledo in bounds pass with two seconds left to play and the Lady Jackets held on to defeat the Ladycats, 43-40, Tuesday night in a District 8-5A game at the AHS gym.

The loss drops the Ladycats to 1-1 in district play while Cleburne raised its 8-5A mark to 2-0.

Aledo led early in the opening quarter, but Cleburne came back with a 12-2 run in the second period to take a commanding 26-12 lead at the half.

But the Ladycats came out on fire to begin the third quarter as Cameron Huddleston and Kara Williams each sank three-point buckets to cut the Cleburne lead to 26-18.

Meet The Ladycats today before home game against Cleburne

December 16, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

The 2014-15 Aledo Ladycats basketball team will host ‘Meet The Ladycats’ from 4:30-5:30 p.m. today at the front of the varsity gym prior to their District 8-5A game against Cleburne.

The team will be handing out posters and T-shirts; there will be a vertical-jump contest; and sliders and wings will be available for purchase from Aledo’s IDC burgers as well as sweets donated by Brookshire’s.

The Ladycats will take on Cleburne at 6:30 p.m. today at the AHS gym.

State championship football tickets on sale now

December 15, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

Tickets for the Class 5A Division I state football championship game between the Aledo Bearcats and Temple Wildcats are on sale at the Aledo ISD administration building and Aledo High School.

The game will kick off at noon on Saturday at AT&T Stadium (formerly Cowboys Stadium) in Arlington.

Tickets (presale $12 for adults and $6 for students) will be on sale at the administration building from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

Presale tickets at the high school will be on sale from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday and from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday.

All tickets at the gate will be $15, and parking is $10.

Tickets can also be purchased on line at

No. 1 Bearcats blow out John Tyler, 44-14, to advance to state championship game

December 13, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo senior running back Jess Anders (23) breaks into the open field Saturday during the Bearcats 44-14 win over John Tyler in the Class 5A, Division I state semifinals.

Aledo quarterback Luke Bishop and running backs Jess Anders and Isaiah Mallory combined for 348 yards rushing to lead the No. 1 Aledo Bearcats to a decisive 44-14 victory over Tyler John Tyler Saturday afternoon in a Class 5A, Division I state semifinal at E.H. Hanby Stadium in Mesquite.

The win advances the Bearcats (14-1) to the state championship game against Temple, a 76-35 winner over Austin Vandegrift in the other semifinal.

Parker County welcomes the Snowball Express

December 13, 2014 by Phil Major

Buses carrying Snowball Express families make their way west on Interstate 20 at FM 1187.Buses carrying Snowball Express families make their way west on Interstate 20 at FM 1187.Well wishers lined up along Interstate 20 at FM 1187 Saturday morning to greet the Snowball Express. The families of military men and women who have died in service to country since Sept. 11, 2001 were headed from Fort Worth to a Ranch Day at the Parker County Sheriff's Posse, shutting down the interstate for a time.

Help welcome Snowball Express families

December 12, 2014 by Phil Major

Parker County residents are invited to take part in welcoming families from around the country for the annual Snowball Express.
Snowball Express, an event held for the families of American service men and women who have died on active duty since Sept. 11, 2001, will be making its way through Parker County Saturday, Dec. 13.
Citizens are encouraged to line their travel route to pay tribute to the families.
"We need to support these children who will never spend another Christmas morning with their parent again. May we never forget the ultimate sacrifice their entire family has made for our freedom,” said Carolyn Estes, helping to organize the salute.

AISD performance report coming Monday

December 12, 2014 by Phil Major

A review of the Texas Academic Performance Report will be given at the December Aledo ISD Board of Trustees meeting Monday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend. The report includes an assessment of the district’s 2013-14 performance and a profile for staffing with regard to class size. Graduation rates, SAT/ACT testing results and other indicators will be covered as well.
Following the AISD Board meeting, the Texas Academic Performance Report will be posted on the district’s website ( under Assessment & Accountability by school name.

Sports Calendar

Friday, December 19

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Joshua at Aledo High School, A 8 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 6:30 p.m., *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Joshua at Aledo High School, Freshmen 6:30 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 8 p.m., *District Game

Monday, December 29

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Moritz Auto Group Holiday Classic, Aledo

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at Fibermax Caprock Classic, Lubbock

Friday, January 2

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Maypearl at Aledo High School, A 4:00 pm and JV 5:30 pm.

Saturday, January 3

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Joshua/Cleburne (Dark) at Cleburne, B 12:00 pm.

  • Aledo Soccer Alumni Game at Bearcat Stadium, Ladycats 12:00 pm and Bearcats 2:00 pm.

Tuesday, January 6

  • Aledo Bearcats at Burleson Centennial, JV 5:00 pm, Varsity 6:30 pm and A 8:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson Centennial, JV 5:00 pm, Freshmen 6:30 pm and Varsity 8:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats at Boswell, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm.

Thursday, January 8

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Waxahachie 287 Tournament

  • Aledo Ladycats vs The Colony at Waxahachie Tournament, 7:30 pm. January 9 & 10 opponenet and time TBA.

  • Aledo Middle School Ladycats at Brewer. 7th Grade C 5:00 pm, B 6:00 pm and A 7:00 pm. 8th Grade C 5:00 pm, B 6:00 pm and A 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School Bearcats vs Brewer Middle School. 7th at Aledo Gym 1, C 5:00 pm, B 6:00 pm and A 7:00 pm. 8th at Aledo MPC, C 5:00 pm, B 6:00 pm and A 7:00 pm. *District Game

Friday, January 9

  • Aledo Middle School Bearcats 7th & 8th A at Azle Junior High School Tournament.

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