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Tickets for No. 2 Bearcats/No. 1 Lake Travis game now on sale

September 7, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Pre-sale tickets for the No. 2 Aledo Bearcats football game at No. 1 Lake Travis go on sale today (Wednesday, Sept. 8) at the Bearcat Store in the Aledo ISD administration building and at Aledo High School.

Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students.

The game will kickoff at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at Lake Travis High School.

Tickets will be sold from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Due to early dismissal at all Aledo ISD campuses, tickets will be sold Friday from 8-10 a.m.

Adult and student tickets at the gate will be $7.

Kickoff set for United Way Campaign

September 7, 2010 by Randy Keck

Charlie MartinezCharlie MartinezLongtime Weatherford businessman Charlie Martinez believes in voluntarism, as evidenced by his ten years on the board of the Weatherford ISD Board of Trustees and multi-year stint as chair of the Friends of Scouting fundraiser—so serving as chair of this year’s United Way campaign, he says, is a natural fit.

“The United Way of Parker County serves so many agencies in the area,” he said of his newest community position. “The United Way reaches so many people. It’s a great cause.”

Victory Texas to speak at Parker County Republican Women’s Meeting

September 6, 2010 by Randy Keck

Laura Zandstra Murray, North Texas Field Director of Victory Texas 2010, will be the featured speaker at the monthly meeting of the Parker County Republican Women. The meeting will be held at the Doss Heritage Center in Weatherford on Thursday, Sept. 9 at 11:30 a.m.

Murray will have a presentation explaining the new GOTV phone bank that is operating out of TCGOP headquarters and how to use the online call system. There will be packets that explain the volunteer incentive prizes for volunteers that make the most calls every month.

For reservations, call Nancy Klein at 817-683-1551 or e-mail ParkerCoRepublicanWomenRSVP@gmail.com

For more information about Victory Texas, visit http://www.victorytexas.org.

Andrea White to visit Weatherford

September 6, 2010 by Randy Keck

Wife of Democratic gubernatorial candidate to participate in ice cream social

Andrea WhiteAndrea WhiteAndrea White, wife of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill White, will visit Weatherford on Sept. 12 as part of her husband’s campaign tour around Texas.

White will be at the Parker County Senior Center, 1225 Holland Lake Dr., from 3:30 - 5 p.m. for an “ice-cream social” event. Guests can meet White and chat with her about Bill White’s plans for Texas, while enjoying some cold desserts and beverages.

Millsap bank robber sought

September 6, 2010 by Randy Keck

Millsap Bank RobberMillsap Bank RobberSheriff’s Investigators Continue to Seek Bank Robber

Parker County Sheriff’s investigators and deputies are seeking the public’s help in identifying and locating a male suspect who robbed a Millsap bank Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, at gunpoint.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the unidentified male entered the First National Bank of Santo in the 100 block of Fannin Street, with a note and pointed a shotgun at the teller, demanding cash around 2:30 p.m.

Sweet revenge: Gray, Bearcats run past Weatherford, 48-13

September 3, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

James Albritton/The Community NewsJames Albritton/The Community News

Aledo junior running back Johnathan Gray (32) puts a move on Weatherford defender Austin Vanhoutan Friday night during the Bearcats' 48-13 win over Weatherford at Bearcat Stadium. Gray led all rushers with 210 yards and five touchdowns.

Gray rushes for 210 yards, scores 5 touchdowns

Aledo junior all-state running back Johnathan Gray rushed for 210 yards and scored five touchdowns as the Class 4A No. 2 Bearcats cruised to a 48-13 victory over Weatherford Friday night at Bearcat Stadium.

The win avenges the Bearcats' one point loss at Weatherford last year - the only loss of 2009 for the state champions.

Ladycats sweep WF Rider, 25-18, 25-17, 25-14

September 3, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo senior hitters Jordan Jacobs and Christa Daniel each recorded nine kills and sophomore middle Briana Sharratt added eight kills and three blocks to lead the Ladycats to a 25-18, 25-17, 25-14 sweep over Wichita Falls Rider Friday night (Sept. 3) in non-district action at the AHS gym.

The win raises the Ladycats' record to 17-8. Aledo will conclude non-district play at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7 at North Crowley. The District 5-4A opener will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at home against Birdville.

Sharratt sent down four kills in the opening game, with Jacobs and Daniel each adding three stoppers. In game two, the pair each registered four kills to pace the Ladycats.

Ladycats swat Honeybees in four games

August 31, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

James Albritton/The Community NewsJames Albritton/The Community News

Aledo senior middle Jordan Jacobs executes a block with sophomore setter Mallory Powell adding protection Tuesday night during the Ladycats win over Stephenville at the AHS gym. Jacobs finished with a match-high 15 kills.

Aledo takes control at net in 25-20, 25-18, 15-25, 25-21 win over Stephenville

Aledo senior middle hitter Jordan Jacobs recorded a match-high 15 kills and sophomore middle Briana Sharratt added a season-high 10 kills with senior Christa Daniel registering six kills as the trio led the Ladycats to a 25-20, 25-18, 15-25, 25-21 victory over Stephenville Tuesday night in non-district action at the AHS gym.

Bus shuttle offered for Aledo-Weatherford game

August 31, 2010 by Randy Keck

Beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, Aledo ISD will provide shuttles for this week's football game against Weatherford High School. Due to the expected overflow amount of traffic, buses will run between Willow Park Baptist Church and Bearcat Stadium, and between Aledo United Methodist Church and Bearcat Stadium.

Pick-up and drop-off schedules will hold true for both Willow Park Baptist Church, located at 129 S. Ranch House Road in Aledo, and Aledo United Methodist Church, at 313 Pecan St.

Mayor holds open forum

August 30, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

City of Willow ParkWillow Park Mayor Ken Hawkins held a open forum last week (Aug. 24) to discuss with the public different city topics. Click the links below to watch video coverage of the meeting.

Part I: The Budget
http://www.community-news.com/node/685

Part II: A reduction in force
http://www.community-news.com/node/704

Part III: Road construction
http://www.community-news.com/node/702

Part IV: A response
http://www.community-news.com/node/682

Sports Calendar

Thursday, August 21

  • AHS Varsity at Northwest Classic Varsity Tournament through Aug. 23, times TBA

Friday, August 22

  • AHS Varsity vs. Pascal at Aledo, a.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Byron Nelson Scrimmage, 9 a.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy High School at Lakehill Prep, 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 26

  • AHS Varsity vs. Joshua at Aledo, 3:30 p.m.

  • AHS vs. Stephenville at Aledo;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 28

  • AHS Varsity at Volleypalozza Varsity Tournament through Aug. 30, times TBA

  • AHS JV at Joshua, 4:00 p.m.

Friday, August 29

  • Trinity Christian Academy JH at Fort Worth Academy, 5:00 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Cedar Park at Baylor University's McLane Stadium, Waco, Texas, 7:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity vs. Granbury Cornerstone at Aledo Middle School, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 30

  • AHS at Marcus I Invitational, North Lakes Park, Denton, Texas 76201, 7:00 a.m.

Tuesday, September 2

  • AHS Varsity at Burleson Centennial, 3:30 p.m.

  • AHS at Denton Guyer;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 4

  • AHS JV vs. Burleson Centennial at Aledo, 4:00 p.m.

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