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Aledo softball postponed until Wednesday; baseball will play at 7 p.m. today

March 9, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo soccer teams conclude district play at home today

Tonight's (Tuesday, March 9) Aledo Ladycats junior varsity and varsity District 6-4A home openers against Brewer have been postponed due to wet grounds.

The games will be reschedule for tomorrow (Wednesday, March 10) at the Ladycats softball field. The JV game will begin at 5 p.m. followed by the varsity contest at 7 p.m.

Today's varsity District 6-4A baseball opener between the Aledo Bearcats and Brewer Bears - scheduled for 7 p.m. at Bearcat Field - will go on as scheduled.

Not affected by the recent rains are the Aledo Bearcats and Ladycats soccer teams. Both will conclude district action today at Bearcat Stadium against Saginaw.

The boys match will begin at 6 p.m. followed by the girls contest at 8 p.m.

Aledo junior guard Logan Mittie earns TGCA all-state honors

March 9, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

James Albritton/The Community News: Aledo junior Logan Mittie was selected to the Texas Girls Coaches Association Class 4A girls all-state basketball team.

Aledo junior guard Logan Mittie was selected to the Texas Girls Coaches Association Class 4A girls all-state basketball team, it was announced today.

Mittie, the 2010 Most Valuable Player in District 6-4A and a three-time all-district, first-team choice, averaged 19.4 points per game while grabbing 7.3 rebounds, four assists and 4.3 steals per contest.

Five girls from Parker County schools earned TGCA Class 2A all-state honors including Amber and Mandy Makeever of Peaster, and Kamy Cole, Kenisha Harris and Paige Parliament of Brock.

Aledo ISD board of trustees approve budget-cut plan that will reduce teaching staff, adjust salaries

March 9, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Action saves academic, special programs across district

In a gut-wrenching, emotional decision, Aledo ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved a plan Tuesday morning in a special meeting that lasted an hour and 15 minutes to help ease the budget for the 2010-11 school year that could possibly cut 15 teaching positions and reduce teaching salaries across the board by five percent, but will also save academic and special programs in the district.

The district – which has received a superior financial rating by independent auditors for the past 10 years – needed to make the reductions and adjustments due to a state-mandated cap on maintenance and operations budgets.

Trustees opted for the “Reduction in Force” option for two reasons: To save academic programs and lessen the reduction of teaching positions that could be cut.

The other option – called “financial exigency” – could have cut up to 56.25 teaching positions without the across-the-board salary scale adjustments (reduction) but would have also cut academic and special programs.

Willow Park City Council Special Meeting March 8, 2010

March 7, 2010 by Randy Keck

WILLOW PARK CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING
516 RANCH HOUSE ROAD, WILLOW PARK, TEXAS 76087
MONDAY, MARCH 8, 2010 IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE JOINT WORKSHOP.



AGENDA



I. Call to Order



II. Quorum Check



III. Invocation


IV.


Pledge of Allegiance


V.


New Business




A. Discussion/Action – To consider and take action on Ordinance No. _____, an ordinance to amend Ordinance No. 611-10, by altering the dates of extended hours of voting for the May 8th 2010 General Election (Mayor Hawkins)



B. Discussion/Action – To consider and take action on Ordinance No. ____, an ordinance calling for an election to approve and authorize the sale of the Deer Creek and Dyegard Water Systems to the cities of Annetta and Hudson Oaks respectively (Mayor Hawkins)


Clean exchange

March 6, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Tony Eierdam/The Community News: Aledo senior sprinter Danny Heiss (left) accelerates after receiving a handoff from senior Devin Davis during the varsity boys sprint relay final Saturday (March 6) at the Pojo Relays in Springtown.

Aledo ISD Called School Board Meeting 3-9-2010

March 6, 2010 by Randy Keck

Notice of Special Meeting
The Board of Trustees
Aledo ISD
A Special meeting of the Board of Trustees of Aledo ISD will be held March 9, 2010, beginning at 8:00 AM in the Aledo ISD Administration Board Room.

The subjects to be discussed or considered or upon which any formal action may be taken are as listed below. Items do not have to be taken in the order shown on this meeting notice.

Unless removed from the consent agenda, items identified within the consent agenda will be acted on at one time.

I. Call to Order

II. Determine a Quorum

III. Consider and Take Action to Determine Whether or Not a Financial
Exigency or Change in Program Exists to Justify a Reduction in Force

IV. Consider and Take Action to Define the Employment Areas to be Affected by the Aledo I.S.D. Reduction in Force

V. Consider Action to Direct Superintendent to Oppose Waste Transfer
Station to be Located on Nu Energy Drive

VI. Adjourn

Vassberg pitches Bearcats to 6-3 victory

March 6, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo senior pitcher Austin Vassberg allowed five hits en route to his second win of the season to lead the Bearcats to a 6-3 victory over co-host Trinity Friday night at the HEB Mid Cities Classic at Trinity High School.

The Bearcats (6-2) took advantage of four Trojan errors and needed just three hits - including a home run by Nils Smith and a triple by Hayden Hall - to seal the victory.

Aledo will conclude tournament play with a pair of games today (Saturday, March 6) at Trinity High School.

The Bearcats will face Arlington Lamar at 10 a.m. followed by a 3 p.m. contest against Paschal.

Aledo soccer teams sweep Boswell

March 5, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Getting primed for postseason play, both the Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats soccer teams won easily against Boswell in District 12-4A matches played today (Friday, March 5) at Bearcat Stadium.

The Bearcats began the evening's games with a 5-2 win over the Pioneers, while the Ladycats strolled to an easy 6-1 victory over the Lady Pioneers in the nightcap.

The district-champion Bearcats raised their 12-4A mark to 11-0.

The win raises the second-place Ladycats district record to 7-4. Although they have not lost a game on the field in district play, the Aledo girls were forced to forfeit earlier district matches against Saginaw, Boswell, Brewer and Springtown due to a clerical mistake regarding a student's "incomplete" grade, according to AHS head coach Derek Vierling.

Both teams will conclude district play against Saginaw on Tuesday, March 9, at Bearcat Stadium.

Aledo forward Thomas Davis led the Bearcats with three goals, with Yusef Marwan and Matt Nickell each adding a goal.

Nickell, Marwan, Chris Twedell and Brady Lain each recorded an assist in the game that saw the Bearcats take a 4-1 lead at the half.

Waste Transfer Station hearing set for Wednesday

March 5, 2010 by Randy Keck

The first phase of a contested case hearing regarding Republic Waste's proposed waste transfer station in east Parker County will be held Wednesday, March 10 at 10 a.m. in the Aledo Community Center.

Republic Waste applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for a permit to build the Waste Transfer Station on Nu Energy Drive between Bankhead Hwy. and I-20 in 2008. The TCEQ ruled that Republic has met all technical requirements to be issued a preliminary permit.

Because of the proposed facility's proximity to Aledo High School and athletic complex, as well as proximity to other educational outlets, residents and public officials have protested the location of the facility. Parker County Judge Mark Riley, the Aledo Independent School District and the City of Aledo have all fought the application, so far to no avail.

The Wednesday hearing is the next step in the process for those who oppose the waste transfer station.

Loftis throws two-hitter to lead Bearcats to 14-0 win

March 5, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo senior pitcher Calvin Loftis allowed just two hits in six innings to lead the Bearcats to a 14-0 victory over Lubbock Coronado Thursday at the HEB Mid Cities Classic at Trinity High School.

The state-ranked No. 8 Bearcats (5-2) will continue tournament play at 7 p.m. today against Trinity at Trinity High School.

Loftis (1-1) gave way to senior Austin Vassberg in the seventh inning, who sent Coronado down in order in the final frame.

The Bearcats swatted 13 hits, including a home run each by Asher Zeeb and Lawton Rinker.

The Bearcats also played Richland on Thursday, falling 6-1.

Sports Calendar

Monday, October 27

  • AHS Varsity Boys Orange at Maypearl Varsity Tournament, Mansfield National, 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, October 28

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Weatherford Hall MS at Aledo MS;
    7C, 5:00;
    7B, 6:00;
    7A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Aledo Middle School at Weatherford Hall MS;
    8C, 5:00;
    8B, 6:00;
    8A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

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

Thursday, October 30

  • Aledo Middle School at Brewer, Brewer High School

  • Aledo Middle School at Stephenville Henderson J.H.;
    7B, 8C - 5:00;
    7C, 8B - 6:00;
    7A, 8A - 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are subject to change. The lengths of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

Friday, October 31

  • AHS Varsity vs. Granbury at Aledo Bearcat Stadium, Football Senior Parent Night, 7:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity at Newman International, 7:30 p.m. *District Game

Tuesday, November 4

  • AHS Varsity Girls Orange at Wichita Falls Varsity Tournament, Canyon West, 9:00 a.m.

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Stephenville Henderson JH at Aledo MS;
    7C, 5:00;
    7B, 6:00;
    7A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Aledo Middle School at Stephenville Henderson JH;
    8C, 5:00;
    8B, 6:00;
    8A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

Friday, November 7

  • AHS Varsity at Cleburne, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, November 14

  • AHS Varsity Girls Black at Texas Girls Classic, Texarkana Country Club through Nov. 15

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