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McCall Student Council wins Sweepstakes

March 10, 2010 by Randy Keck

Special to The Community News
The McCall Elementary Student Council attended their Texas Association of Student Councils Spring Retreat in Cedar Hill last month where they won the Sweepstakes Award for the second year in a row. This award is the top honor given by TASC each year. McCall’s young leaders were also elected to serve as a TASC District 3 Officer School for the 2010-2011 school year. They will hold the office of Corresponding Secretary. The sponsors for the group include Shannon Reynolds, Tanya Smith, LeeAnn Griffith and Laura Gloor. All four teachers are very proud of the commitment of these children and said they look forward to many more great leaders in the future.

Aledo Middle School choir students rate Division I

March 10, 2010 by Randy Keck

Special to The Community News
Seven Aledo Middle School choir students received a Division I, Superior, rating on their solos at a UIL Solo & Ensemble Competition at Crowley High School. Two ensembles also received Division I ratings. Shown are (Front row from left) Lauren Roubicek, Kelsey Kovar, Cassidy DellaRocco, Nicole Patterson and Lauren Craine and (back row) Annie Ratcliff, Madelyn Robertson, Makenzi Zimmermann, Summer Richman, Katie Collard, and Mrs. Johnson.

Bearcats slip past Brewer, 2-1, in District 6-4A baseball opener

March 9, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Calvin Loftis allowed just three hits in 6 2/3 innings and Ryan Talley faced one batter for the save as the pitching pair led the Aledo Bearcats to a 2-1 victory over Brewer Tuesday night at Bearcat Field in the District 6-4A opener.

Loftis earned the win on the hill, allowing one run and five walks while striking out seven.

Talley snuffed out a potential Brewer rally with a strikeout as the Bears had the tying and go-ahead runs on base with two outs in the top of the seventh inning.

The Bearcats will play next at the Western Hills tournament, which runs Thursday through Saturday, March 11-13.

Aledo got on the board when Matthew Bishop drove in Cody Smith - who had reached on an error - with an infield single in the second to give the Bearcats a 1-0 lead.

In the third inning, Hayden Hall reached second on a single to right field followed by an error on the play.

Hall advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored on a sacrifice fly by Lawton Rinker to give the Bearcats a 2-0 advantage.

Brewer's lone run came in the sixth when Craig Keeton scored after a triple from Zane Pruett, who also took the loss on the hill for the Bears.

Soccer Bearcats dump Saginaw to complete first-ever undefeated district season

March 9, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Ladycats blow out Saginaw

Yusef Marwan scored three goals to lead the Aledo Bearcats soccer team to a 4-2 victory over Saginaw Tuesday night in the District 12-4A finale at Bearcat Stadium which clinched the school's first undefeated district season in boys soccer.

Marwan tallied twice in the first half to give Aledo a 2-0 lead. Thomas Davis earned the assist on the first goal, while Marwan's second goal was unassisted.

Saginaw came back with two goals late in the half to tie the contest, 2-2, which it remained at the break.

Marwan completed his hat trick in the second half with a goal on a Davis assist to give the Bearcats a 3-2 lead.

Davis closed the scoring with an insurance goal on an assist from Nickell.

Ladycats 8, Saginaw 1

The Aledo Ladycats saw six different players score in an 8-1 romp over the Saginaw Lady Roughriders Tuesday night following the boys contest.

Paige Marsh and Ally Swift each scored twice to lead the Ladycats - who led 5-1 at the half - with Stephanie Neeley, Bailey Scott, Michaela Place and Sarah Albritton each adding a goal.

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

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, December 2

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Birdville, B 6 p.m., A 4:30 p.m., JV 6 p.m. and Varsity 7:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Springtown, Freshmen 5:30 p.m., JV 5:30 p.m. and Varsity 7 p.m.

Thursday, December 4

  • Aledo Ladycats Freshmen and JV at Mineral Wells Invitational

  • Aledo Bearcats B, A, JV and Varsity at Weatherford New Car Dealers Tournament

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at Fort Worth Cowtown Classic

Tuesday, December 9

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Stephenville at Aledo High School, B 6 p.m., A 4:30 p.m., JV 6 p.m. and Varsity 7:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Granbury, Freshmen 5 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 6:30 p.m., *District Game

Thursday, December 11

  • Aledo Bearcats B, A, JV and Varsity at Decatur Tournament

Monday, December 15

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Southwest at Aledo High School, B 5 p.m., A 5 p.m. and JV 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 16

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Cleburne at Aledo High School, Freshmen 5 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 6:30 p.m., *District Game

Friday, December 19

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Joshua at Aledo High School, A 8 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 6:30 p.m., *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Joshua at Aledo High School, Freshmen 6:30 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 8 p.m., *District Game

Monday, December 29

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Moritz Auto Group Holiday Classic, Aledo

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at Fibermax Caprock Classic, Lubbock

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