The following are resources to supplement the Highways and Hedges story in the Nov. 28 issue of The Community News:
Fred Sorrels' Website
Pursuit of Hope Website
Pursuit of Hope Facebook Page
NBC5 story on Francillon Chery
From the Parker County Sheriff's Dept.
Parker County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Division is investigating a double shooting and assault call, which left three people with severe injuries.
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the incident was reported by Azle hospital staff at 5:42 a.m., Sunday morning.
Azle Police reported the incident occurred at a residence in the 400 block of Calhoun Bend Road near FM 730.
While Sheriff’s deputies and investigators were en route to the scene, they discovered a vehicle belonging to one of the victims at the intersection of FM 730 and Calhoun Bend Road. The vehicle sustained several bullet holes and contained substantial evidence relating to the incident.
Aledo ISD has announced that the state-ranked No. 1 Aledo Bearcats will play El Paso Del Valle at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28 at Grande Communications Stadium in Midland in a Class 5A, Region I, Division I semifinal playoff game.
Del Valle defeated Amarillo Palo Duro today, while on Friday the Bearcats defeated Denton High School, 49-17, to reach the regional semifinals.
Aledo rushed for 393 yards and needed to pass just six times as the Bearcats strolled to a 49-17 victory over the Denton High School Broncos Friday night in a Class 5A, Region I, Division I area championship game at Northwest ISD Stadium.
The Bearcats (11-1) will advance to the regional semifinals and face El Paso Del Valle at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28 at Grande Communications Stadium in Midland.
Behind expert blocking from starting offensive linemen Josh Elam, Wes Harris, Reese Danner, Adam Karol and Hunter Harris, the Bearcats had two ball carriers rush for more than 100 yards.
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Paced by solid net play and outstanding defense, the Lucas Lovejoy Lady Leopards defeated the Aledo Ladycats, 25-19, 25-20, 25-13 Thursday night in a Class 5A state volleyball semifinal at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland.
The Ladycats, District 8-5A and Region I champions, finish the season with an overall record of 41-9.
Lovejoy (37-10) advances to the state championship match against Dripping Springs, a 25-11, 25-15, 25-23 winner over A&M Consolidated in the other semifinal.
"I don't feel like we ever got started on our game," Ladycats head coach Kathy Goings said. "I feel like we were so worried about what they were doing that we never did what we do right.
The Parker County Grand Jury returned an indictment for Accident Involving Personal Injury or Death on Morgan Lopatesky on Thursday, Nov. 20. That offense, more commonly called hit and run, is a second degree felony punishable by 2 to 20 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine in situations in which a death was caused in the accident.
The indictment stems from the Aug. 11 accident in the Hudson Oaks Walmart parking lot that took the life of Marla Carroll, 58, of Poolville.
Lopatesky, who was 16 at the time of the alleged offense but is 17 now, had been certified to stand trial as an adult in a hearing before 43rd District Court Judge Craig Towson earlier on Thursday.
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The Ladycats celebrate after defeating Granbury in the regional final Saturday at Abilene. The Ladycats will take on Lucas Lovejoy in the Class 5A state semifinals at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Curtis Cullwell Center in Garland.
For five Aledo Ladycats seniors – Tyler Lucas, Emily Clayton, Madison Lopez, Hannah Berkovsky and Madison Ginn – a return to the state volleyball tournament has been on their minds since they left the court as sophomores in the 2012 state championship match after the Ladycats fell to Lucas Lovejoy.
By Tony Eierdam
Trailing two games to one to rival Granbury in a regional final volleyball match in Abilene, the Aledo Ladycats rallied to take the next two games to win the match in five games and earn a trip to the Class 5A state volleyball tournament next week in Garland.
The Ladycats fell 28-26 in the opening game but squared the match with a 25-20 win in game two.
Granbury took game three, 25-19, to put pressure on the Ladycats as the Lady Pirates led 2-1 in games.
With the pressure on, the Ladycats followed with their strongest game of the match.
Aledo jumped out to a 13-5 lead and cruised to a 25-15 win to tie the match at 2-2.