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Mustang causes three-car accident in Willow Park

July 8, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

1-20 accident: A Willow Park firefighter cleans debris following an afternoon accident along I-20 near the Lake Weatherford exit Wednesday.

No one was injured in a three-car accident along eastbound Interstate-20 yesterday when a Ford Mustang did not stop in time while traveling in a construction zone.

The accident occurred near exit 415 (the Lake Weatherford exit) when the driver of a Ford Mustang slammed into the rear of a Chevrolet Avalanche which in turn sent the pickup into the pickup in front of it.

According to Willow Park Police Chief Brad Johnson, traffic was stop and go due to construction and the driver of the Mustang could not stop in time as traffic came to a halt.

Camp concludes

July 8, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

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The Aledo Ladycats Volleyball Camp concludes today (Thursday, July 8) after four days of morning and afternoon sessions. Above, Katie Mitchell bumps a pass up to the net during a frantic serve/receive drill in the afternoon session (grades 7-9) that had the girls hustle to five different spots to return balls.

The Aledo Ladycats will begin August two-a-day practices on Monday, Aug. 2 with an early-morning mile run.

The Ladycats season opener will be Monday, Aug. 9 with a dual match at Waco Midway. Granbury will be the third team at the match.

Sending it down at Ladycats volleyball camp

July 6, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

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McKenzie Lyon rips a serve during a serve/receive drill this morning (Tuesday, July 6) at the Aledo High School gym. The last day of the camp will be Thursday (July 8).

Burglary suspect in custody

July 5, 2010 by Randy Keck

Man apprehended following high-speed pursuit

Special to The Community News

Thomas Douglas Bennett, 52, of White Settlement, was arrested Friday, July 2 after burglarizing an Aledo residence in the 2200 block of FM 5. Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the suspect was apprehended in Fort Worth after a high-speed vehicle pursuit.

Bennett was spotted by the homeowner as he was leaving the residence. The victim reported that the had stolen a laptop computer, an Xbox, .20 gauge single shot shotgun, set of tools and women’s clothing.

Rigues, AISD trustees still gaining signatures for 'Make Education A Priority' campaign

July 2, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Tony Eierdam/The Community News: Aledo resident Claudia Delgado signs a "Make Education A Priority" letter Friday afternoon as Aledo ISD president Joe Dearing answers her questions. The Aledo ISD board of trustees, led by trustee Bobby Rigues, have set up shop on FM1187 all week collecting signatures on individual letters that trustees will hand deliver to state legislators in Austin.

Since Monday afternoon and continuing this afternoon (Friday, July 2), Aledo ISD school board trustees, led by trustee Bobby Rigues, have set up shop on FM1187 getting signatures from area taxpayers for the board’s initiative, “Make Education A Priority.”

Former Bearcat pitcher Talley signs with Weatherford College

July 2, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Weatherford College/Special to The Community News

Aledo High School graduate Ryan Talley has signed a national letter of intent to play baseball at Weatherford College next season.

The six-foot-two-inch pitcher was an All-District selection in both baseball and basketball for the Bearcats last season, and was a Christian Athlete of the Year nominee.

Pictured with Talley are (left to right): WC Head Coach Jeff Lightfoot, parents Martin and Lynn Talley, and WC assistant coach Flint Wallace.

Lightning displaces Silver Creek family

July 1, 2010 by Randy Keck

Dominic Genetti/The Community News: The home of Sagers Family burns after being struck by lightning during a thunderstorm last week. Firefighters from Tarrant and Parker counties battled the blaze. No one was hurt. Jessica Sagers, 17, was home at the time of the lightning strike and was able to get the family pets out of the house. The family is currently staying at a Lake Worth hotel until a rental property is found.

By Dominic Genetti
The Community News

In a matter of minutes, Jessica Sagers went from browsing on her computer to rushing out of her house for safety.

Lightning struck the roof of her parents' home in Silver Creek during a passing thunderstorm.

Making her point

July 1, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Tony Eierdam/The Community News

Trinity Christian Academy instructor Lanae Fox instructs K.K. Mooney in a footwork drill at the TCA Lady Eagles Basketball Camp at the TCA gym. TCA and Aledo high schools will continue to hold summer sports camps in July and August.

Area summer sports camps:

Aledo Ladycat Volleyball Camp

Dedicated to the cause

June 29, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Tony Eierdam/The Community News

Aledo ISD school board trustee Bobby Rigues waves down cars during a rain storm today (Tuesday, June 29) in front of his State Farm office on FM 1187 in Aledo in an effort to collect signatures for the "Make Education A Priority" campaign.

Rigues - with complete support of the Aledo ISD board of trustees - started the grassroots effort to inform the public of the limitations Austin and its state legislators have put on school districts.

The “Make Education a Priority” catchphrase calls for tax payers in Aledo ISD and across the state to contact their local legislators and senators to help repair a funding system that was put in place in 2006.

Community feedback requested for “Quality Enhancement Plan”

June 28, 2010 by Randy Keck

In preparation for its 10-year review with its accrediting agency, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), Weatherford College officials are requesting feedback from residents in its service-area communities in Parker, Wise, Palo Pinto, Hood and Jack Counties. A survey asking for input identifying areas for student improvement is available on the College’s Web site, and interested respondents are asked to complete the short but comprehensive survey to assess WC’s success in meeting students’ needs.

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, January 27

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

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

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Joshua at Bearcat Stadium, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats at Joshua, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Thursday, January 29

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

  • Aledo Middle School Bearcats vs Stephenville Henderson Junior High. 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 30

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

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

  • Aledo Bearcats at Burleson Centennial, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Centennial at Bearcat Stadium, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Saturday, January 31

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Centennial/Everman (Light) at Aledo High School, B 12:00 pm.

Tuesday, February 3

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

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

  • Aledo JV at Everman, Bearcats 5:30 pm and Ladycats 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Varsity vs. Everman at Bearcat Stadium, Ladycats 5:30 pm, Bearcats 7:00 pm. *District Game

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