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Neighbors, victims to address vicious dog issue

June 21, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Among the many water and road discussions that are on tonight's Willow Park City Council agenda, one of the new business topics includes an amendment to the city's animal control ordinance.

Mayor Ken Hawkins said the proposal will indicate how many animals citizens can have. According to the agenda, the proposal will include "other provisions for an efficient and enforceable animal control procedure.

The proposal, which is listed third in the new business portion of the meeting, comes after Willow Park residents Bill and Harlene Newhart and Leda Wilson had livestock attacked by dogs owned by their neighbor Gary Stevenson.

The three parties reside near the corner of Buena Vista Drive and Emsley Drive in the northern area of the city.

Comptroller announces Job Building Fund grants

June 21, 2010 by Randy Keck

WC to enhance nursing laboratory

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced today (June 21) that Weatherford College was among 22 community colleges across the state receiving more than $3.84 million in grant funds to help finance equipment purchases for new career and technical education programs that support fast-growing industries. The grant money from the Job Building Fund helps Texans get technical training for careers in high-demand occupations.

“This money will help schools buy specialized equipment and training materials to support work force development programs, continuing education training courses, and certificate and associate degree programs experiencing rapidly increasing enrollment,” Combs said.

Aledo ISD board of trustees to consider calling of new TRE tonight at regular school board meeting

June 21, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Budget and proposed tax rates and consideration of calling a Tax Ratification Election (TRE) are two items on the agenda for today’s (Monday, June 21) Aledo ISD regular board of trustees meeting.

The meeting – which will also allow for public comment on any matter – begins at 7 p.m. in the Aledo ISD administration building boardroom.

Another key item will be a presentation by Aledo ISD athletic director/head football coach Tim Buchanan, who will seek approval from trustees concerning recommended changes in the district’s policy regarding drug testing and fees involved.

A complete list of the agenda items can be found at www.community-news.com.

The Community News takes top Texas Press award

June 19, 2010 by Randy Keck

The Community News received the Sweepstakes Award for the best overall newspaper among its peers at the Texas Press Association Better Newspaper Contest awards presented today in San Antonio.

In competition that was judged by memos of the Georgia Press Association, The Community News compiled Sweepstakes points based on how it compared to other medium sized weekly papers in the state.

Among 23 medium sized weeklies, The Community News placed:
Firstin News Writing;
Second in Column Writing, Headline Writing, News Photo, Page Design and Web Site;
Third in Feature Photo and
Fourth in Feature Writing.
  

Economic development plans progressing

June 18, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Plans include downtown shopping and dining.

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Sharpening skills

June 18, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Tony Eierdam/The Community News

Haley Johnson attacks a dribbling drill this past week at the Jeff Mittie Basketball Academy at the Aledo High School gym.

The camp, ran by TCU head women's basketball coach Jeff Mittie, offers sessions and individual instruction in the fundamentals of basketball.

Mittie and several TCU Lady Frogs players are instructors at the camp, which runs through June. Applications are still being accepted for group sessions or individual, private instruction.

For more information call Jodi Christian at 817-257-7693 or email j.christian@tcu.edu.

Texas Football Magazine predicts Bearcats will repeat state championship

June 17, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Tony Eierdam/The Community News

Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine, which hit newsstands this week, predicts the Aledo Bearcats will repeat as state champions and win the 2010 Class 4A, Division II state title.

The magazine lists the Bearcats No. 2 overall in its Class 4A Top 25 pre-season poll. Texas Football ranks three-time defending Class 4A Division I state champion Lake Travis as its top team in the pre-season poll.

In a battle between both defending Class 4A state champions, the Bearcats will travel to Lake Travis for a non-district game on Sept. 10. The Cavaliers are currently enjoying a 46-game winning streak that includes the three state titles.

Cowboys Stadium will host Class 4A state championship games in December

June 16, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Tony Eierdam/The Community News: Cowboys Stadium will play host to six UIL state championship football games in December, including the Class 4A, Division II state title game. The Aledo Bearcats defeated Brenham, 35-21, last year in the 4A, Division II state championship game.

Dallas Cowboys venue in Arlington also to play host to Class 5A, 3A state title contests

The University Interscholastic League announced Tuesday that Cowboys Stadium will play host to six high school state championship games in contests that will be played over two weekends in December, including the Class 4A Division II (small schools) state championship game.

Learning from the best

June 15, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Tony Eierdam/The Community News

Jessica Martin (left) receives instruction from TCU head women's basketball coach Jeff Mittie and Lady Frogs forward Emily Carter during the Jeff Mittie Basketball Academy at Aledo High School.

Large sink hole diverts Weatherford traffic

June 15, 2010 by Randy Keck

From the Weatherford Police Dept.

Wendy Field/Weatherford Police Dept.

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, March 3

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats JV at Waxahachie JV Tournament at Waxahachie Country Club.

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

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

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

Wednesday, March 4

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity Orange at Glen Rose Invitational at Squaw Valley Golf Course Links Course.

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.

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Boswell
    Aledo Middle School at Stephenville

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Brock at Brock High School, 4:30 pm

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

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