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Sending it down at Ladycats volleyball camp

July 6, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Tony Eierdam/The Community News

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.

Turning dirt

June 28, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Tony Eierdam/The Community News

Bulldozers and earth-moving machines were busy at work Monday morning (June 28) on what used to be a practice field across the parking lot from the Aledo High School field house in the beginning construction phase of the new all-sports indoor practice facility. The facility is scheduled to be complete in December.

House fire in Silver Creek

June 24, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Aledo and Willow Park Firefighters assisted Silver Creek and Azle firefighters in battling a house fire at 117 Rattling Antler in Silver Creek.

Homeowner James Sagers said his daughter, Jessica, was home at the time the fire started at about 4p.m.

Everyone got out safely. The fire is believed to have started from a lightning strike, but Sgt. Connie Good of the Parker County Fire Marshall's office said an investigation has to take place before that becomes official.

Sports Calendar

Thursday, March 5

  • Aledo Ladycats JV at Brewer Tournament, Time TBA

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at A&M Consolidated Tournament, College Station, Time TBA

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Southwest and Arlington Heights Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Granbury Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Weatherford Tournament, Times TBA.

Friday, March 6

  • Aledo Varsity at Chisholm Trail Tournament, all day

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at Bearcat Brawl at Split Rail Links and Golf Club.

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

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

Monday, March 9

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

Thursday, March 12

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Abilene Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Boswell Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Richland Tournament, Times TBA.

Monday, March 16

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Orange at Brock High School Tournament at Canyon West Golf Course.

  • Aledo Bearcats JV vs. Joshua at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Joshua, 6:00 pm. *District Game.

Tuesday, March 17

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats JV at Lake Ridge JV Tournament at Mansfield National Golf Course.

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

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

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Everman at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

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