It goes without saying that the weather has made local travel treacherous if not impossible.
This morning church services have been canceled, and local roads remain impassible.
We are advised that FM 1187 in Aledo is a "solid sheet of ice." Some melting is expected today as temperatures climb above freezing, but that is likely to make the situation even worse in terms of gaining traction.
There are no apparent plans on the part of TxDot to sand 1187 or any other Farm to Market roads at this time. We will provide updates as they are available.
According to the Aledo ISD website, the State Quarterfinal football game between Aledo and Wichita Falls will be played on Monday at a time and site to be determined.
As many cancer patients will tell you, their daily battle with cancer is often hard and unpredictable. What we often admire most in these brave individuals is the courage with which they face each new day’s challenges, and must shift their priorities to accommodate each day’s opportunities and necessities.
While we, our sponsors, our volunteers, and our celebrities have looked forward to the Celebrity Cutting event with much love and labor, we must also make sure our priorities accommodate the best interests of our community. As we consider our mission to sustain and enhance the lives of cancer patients, we must conclude that no single event is worth putting anyone’s health or safety in jeopardy.
While the event is one important evidence of the outpouring of love and generosity that comes from the heart of our supporters, we are grateful that our supporters also understand the need to look out foremost for everyone’s well-being.
The Celebrity Cutting event for 2013 has been cancelled. Because so many people and animals from so many walks of life are involved, and the venue is unique and cannot be duplicated, and celebrities’ calendars are filled months in advance, we are unable to reschedule the event. We must instead look ahead to 2014, when the Celebrity Cutting event will bravely return for our 20th Anniversary.
Thanks to the contributions of everyone who has supported this year’s event, the work of the Careity Foundation in patients’ lives will continue. We are so grateful for each of our amazing supporters.
Tonight's football game between Aledo and Wichita Falls has been canceled. No alternative game time has been announced - we will post updates when available.
Tonight's Careity Foundation Celebrity Cutting has been canceled.
The latest word we have is that the Aledo-Wichita Falls game will be played tomorrow (Friday) at 5 p.m. at Northwest. If that game can't be played, the next option will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Springtown.
Christmas Tyme in Aledo and the Arts & Crafts Fair are both postponed to Saturday, Dec. 14. The Arts & Crafts Fair, along with all attractions scheduled to take place at the Community Center, will take place at Aledo United Methodist Church.
Check community-news.com later today for an updated map of Christmas Tyme events.
Lauren Franco/Special to The Community News
The Aledo Bearcats travel to Waxahachier for the State Quarterfinal game today (Monday) at 6 p.m. The Community News' Bearcat football contest continues this week. The best fan comment on our interactive game blog will win four tickets to the State Championship Game!
Remember: to win, you MUST click either the Facebook or Twitter icon on our game feed to win - otherwise we have no way of knowing who submitted the winning comment.
Game feed is below:
Trinity Christian Academy will host the Lady Eagles' Varsity Basketball Tournament Dec. 5-7. Teams who will participate include Trinity Christian Academy, Weatherford Christian, Azle Christian, Covenant Classical, Fellowship Academy, St. Paul's Preparatory School, Fort Worth Hill School and Calvary Christian.
Click the link for tournament pairings.
Due to possible freezing weather, the game time for the AAAA Division II State Quarter Final Football Playoff has been changed to 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5. The game will still be played at Northwest ISD Stadium in, 18501 HWY 114 in Justin.
Pre-sell tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for students.
Tickets are on sale through Thursday at the Bearcat Store, located in the Aledo ISD Administration Building, and the front office at Aledo High School.
Stephanie Adams will serve her first day as Vandagriff Elementary principal tomorrow. Adams has been the assistant principal at Stuard Elementary since 2010.