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Bearcats find end zone nine times in scrimmage at Burleson

August 20, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo scored five touchdowns in the controlled portion of its scrimmage at Burleson Friday night (Aug. 20) and scored four more times during the timed portion as the Bearcats completed their final tune-up before next week's season opener against Stephenville.

The 2009 Class 4A state champion Bearcats will open their season at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27, at home against rival Stephenville.

Against Burleson in the controlled portion of the practice game, junior all-state running back Johnathan Gray scored on touchdown runs of 53 and 70 yards, and he caught a 10-yard TD pass from junior quarterback Matt Bishop.

Bearcats final tune-up today with scrimmage at Burleson

August 20, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

The defending Class 4A state champion Aledo Bearcats will travel to Burleson today (Friday, Aug. 20) in a scrimmage game that will be the final tune-up before next week's season opener at home against Stephenville.

The freshman scrimmage will begin at 4 p.m. followed by the junior varsity scrimmage at 5 p.m. and the varsity contest at 6:30 p.m. at Elk Stadium.

Emails indicate violation

August 19, 2010 by Randy Keck

Ken HawkinsIn an e-mail sent to the members of the Willow Park City Council, obtained by The Community News through a public information request, Hawkins told the entire quorum on June 4, 2009; “I am afraid that we are not yet comparing apples to apples” in regards to the Deer Creek and Dyegard (spelled Digard in the e-mail) water systems.

According to the Texas Open Meetings Act, violations could be a misdemeanor offense punishable by a fine of no less than $100 or no more than $500, confinement in the county jail for not less than one month or more than six months, or both.

Click the link below for Hawkins' e-mail to the Willow Park City Council:

Deputies make arrests in vehicle burglaries

August 18, 2010 by Randy Keck

Special to The Community News: Parker County Sheriff's Investigators Robert Moore and Rick Crosley sort through items seized as evidence Wednesday in several Aledo vehicle burglaries.Special to The Community News: Parker County Sheriff's Investigators Robert Moore and Rick Crosley sort through items seized as evidence Wednesday in several Aledo vehicle burglaries.

Parker County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested two male adults and detained one juvenile male suspect in connection with multiple recent vehicle burglaries.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said deputies responded to a vehicle burglary call Tuesday evening in the 300 block of Creek Bend Drive in Aledo. The complainant reported that unknown suspect(s) had been breaking into vehicles recently around the neighborhood, stealing electronics, tools and personal possessions, while setting off car alarms.

Ladycats send down No. 5 Red Oak in three games

August 17, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

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The Aledo Ladycats celebrate after a point during game two of their three-game sweep over state-ranked No. 5 Red Oak. Shown are Mallory Powell, Jordan Jacobs, Taylor Brown, Lindsey Baird and Christa Daniel.

Ladycats win key road match, 25-15, 25-21, 25-17

Paced by a quick front row and resilient back row, the Aledo Ladycats swept Class 4A No. 5 Red Oak, 25-15, 25-21, 25-17, Tuesday night (Aug. 17) in a non-district volleyball match at Red Oak.

The win raises the Ladycats overall mark to 6-3. Aledo will play next at the Northwest ISD tournament, which runs Friday and Saturday, Aug. 20-21.

Ladycats face huge test today at No. 5 Red Oak

August 17, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

The Aledo Ladycats will continue non-district volleyball action today (Tuesday, Aug. 17) at Class 4A state-ranked No. 5 Red Oak.

The freshman and junior varsity games will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by the varsity match at approximately 6:30 p.m.

The Ladycats (5-3) won four of six games last weekend at the grapevine tournament.

Red Oak played a dual last night (Monday, Aug. 16), defeating Mansfield Legacy in four games and sweeping North Crowley.

The Ladycats home opener will be Tuesday, Aug. 31, against Stephenville.

FAST arrests man for failure to register

August 16, 2010 by Randy Keck

Weatherford-Parker County Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (FAST) members arrested a Weatherford man for failing to register as a sex offender.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the man, identified as Lowry Dean Scarlett Sr, 60, was convicted of criminal sexual conduct, a fifth-degree, nonconsensual sexual contact in 2003, in Clearwater County, Minnesota, against a 10-year-old female victim. The charge is equivalent to a Texas felony charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Scarlett absconded to San Antonio, was later apprehended in Lockhart, Texas, and extradited back to Minnesota to serve eight months in jail, before returning to Texas sometime in late 2005.

Sales Tax Holiday begins Friday

August 16, 2010 by Randy Keck

Texas’ annual Sales Tax Holiday arrives this weekend, just in time for families to save money on clothes and supplies for the new school year.

“This is the 12th straight year in which families will take advantage of sales tax savings,” Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said. “This Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 20–22, shoppers can stock up on tax-free school supplies, school backpacks and most children’s and adults’ clothing and shoes priced at less than $100.”

To help families plan to make the most of the Sales Tax Holiday, lists of tax-free apparel and school supplies can be found on the Comptroller’s website at

Strategy For Success committee reports more than 500 people have voted early

August 16, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Strategy For Success committee chairman Craig Harbuck reported over the weekend that early voting for the Aledo ISD tax ratification election (TRE) has seen big numbers.

Early voting for the TRE began Wednesday (Aug. 11) and will continue today through Wednesday (Aug. 16-18) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Aledo ISD administration building.

On Thursday, Aug. 19, polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. at all elementary school campuses and the administration building. Harbuck and the Strategy for Successs committee point to Thursday as a key voting day.

Former Bearcat Ryan Christian scores record-setting touchdown for CFL's Toronto Argonauts

August 15, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Chad Owens caught two TD passes while Ryan Christian returned a kickoff a club-record 110 yards for another as the surprising Toronto Argonauts stunned the Montreal Alouettes 37-22 at Rogers Centre on Saturday night (Aug. 14), according to the Argonauts Web site (

Christian is a first-year player from TCU and a former Aledo Bearcat.

According to the Web site, Christian electrified the season-high Rogers Centre gathering of 22,311 at 2:08 of the second quarter, a play after Montreal had pulled to within 14-7.

Christian broke the Argos' record of 109 yards set by Terry Greer in 1981 and capped the play by summersaulting into the end zone. Video highlights:

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