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Wet-dry election for Aledo is official

January 24, 2014 by Phil Major

Aledo voters will have a chance to decide whether beer and wine will be for sale in stores and alcohol can be served in restaurants.
The city council approved a petition seeking such an election Thursday night and called the election for May 10.
The local options will be on the same ballot as the city council election.
To participate in the election, voters must be registered 30 days prior to the election.

Board OKs moving fifth grade

January 21, 2014 by Phil Major

Aledo fifth graders will attend McAnally Intermediate School beginning with the start of the 2014-15 school year in August.
The school board adopted the administration's recommendation Monday to ease crowding at the four elementary campuses.
In a related move the board voted to form a 10-year long range planning committee to address district growth estimates that enrollment will more than double.

Eric Tyler Willoughby

January 14, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Friday, June 30, 1995
Died: 
Monday, January 13, 2014
Funeral: 
Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 15:00
Location: 
First Baptist Church of Aledo, 128 Elm St.
Memorials may be made to: 
First Baptist Church of Aledo.
Funeral Home: 
Winscott Road Funeral Home, 1001 Winscott Road, Benbrook

Eric Tyler Willoughby, 18, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2014.
Funeral service will be at 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 18 at First Baptist Church of Aledo, 128 Elm St., Aledo 76008. Burial will be in Aledo/Brown Cemetery. Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday at Winscott Road Funeral Home, 1001 Winscott Road, Benbrook.
In lieu of flowers the family asks for memorial donations to First Baptist Church of Aledo.
Eric was born June 30, 1995 in Fort Worth. He loved watching all sports, especially the Rangers and Cowboys. Eric enjoyed music, singing, and playing his X-Box. But most of all he loved hanging out with his friends. Eric was presented with a special accomplishment as the First Graduate of 2014 Aledo High School.
Survivors include his parents, Kelly and Tara Willoughby; sister, Kristen Marish and husband, Taylor of Fort Worth; brother, Phillip Willoughby of Aledo; grandparents, Carey and Larry Billups of Watauga, James Ransberger and Bui Batchler of Watauga, and Linda Ransberger of Fort Worth; uncle, Michael Willoughby and wife, Margaret; aunt, Colleen Seaman and husband, Brad; uncles, Derek Ransberger and David Ransberger; cousins, Carly, Michelle, Chris and Karyan; and many close friends, some of which were like brothers.

Elementary grade configuration parent meetings

January 7, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Repeats every 2 days until Thu Jan 16 2014 .
Tue, 01/14/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Thu, 01/16/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dr. Derek Citty, Aledo ISD superintendent, invites all interested parents to attend a meeting concerning the possible reconfiguration of grades for the elementary and intermediate campuses for 2014-15. The district is considering moving all 5th graders to McAnally Intermediate and making the elementary campuses for grades kindergarten through 4th and McAnally Intermediate for grades 5 and 6 beginning in the 2014-15 school year. Two informational meetings will be held:
Jan. 14 at 6 p.m., Coder Elementary Library, for McCall and Coder parents
Jan. 16 at 6 p.m., Vandagriff Elementary Library, for Vandagriff and Stuard parents

Soccer schedule changes

January 6, 2014 by Amee Minton

The Aledo boys soccer games scheduled for Monday, Jan. 6 in Kennedale have been changed. The JV boys game has been canceled, and the varsity game has been moved up to 5 p.m.

Aledo Rotary Club organizing

January 3, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Tue, 01/07/2014 - 5:30pm

An organizational meeting for a Rotary Club in Aledo will be held Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 5:30 p.m. at the Railhead Smokehouse BBQ, 120 S. Ranch House Rd. in Willow Park.

Bearcats win State 38-10!

December 19, 2013 by Randy Keck

Ben Regalado/Special to The Community NewsBen Regalado/Special to The Community News
Replay our live blog of the Aledo vs. Brenham State Championship Game. Click below to replay!

 

Ticket and Stadium Information for the State Championship Game

December 16, 2013 by Randy Keck

The Aledo Bearcats will play the Brenham Cubs for the 4A Division II State Championship at 12 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21 at AT&T (Cowboys) Stadium in Arlington.

Tickets: Pre-game tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students, and go on sale at 8 a.m. tomorrow (Tuesday, Dec. 17) at the Bearcat Store in the Aledo ISD Administration Building, 1008 Bailey Ranch Road. Tickets will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and from 8-1 on Friday. Tickets at the gate will be $15.

Parking Parking at the stadium is $10.

Venue: Aledo will be on the visitors’ (north) side. AT&T Stadium has regulations about bags and purses. Download the policy at the link below, or visit www.dallascowboys.com/bags.

Game Coverage:The game will be televised on Fox Sports Southwest. In addition, live, interactive blogging of the game can be found at www.community-news.com.

State Semifinal Football vs. Ennis

December 13, 2013 by Randy Keck

Lauren Franco/Special to The Community NewsLauren Franco/Special to The Community News
The Aledo Bearcats travel to Midlothian for the State Semifinal game Saturday at 3:30 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:

 

County judges put pride on the line

December 12, 2013 by Randy Keck

Aledo vs. Ennis brings wager

Special to The Community News

Not much is bigger than Texas high school football, and the upcoming state playoff battle between Aledo and Ennis has led to a friendly wager between Parker County Judge Mark Riley and Ellis County Judge Carol Bush.

The losing County Judge will have to wear the winning team’s shirt at their next Commissioners Court meeting.

Despite the fact that Riley is a 1969 graduate of Ennis High School, he makes no secret where his allegiance stands.

In fact it was Riley who contacted Ellis County Judge Carol Bush to offer the bet.

“I am catching some heat about it from high school friends, and I have even received some emails calling me a traitor, but I support Aledo and all Parker County teams no matter what,” Riley said. “We respect Ennis and Ellis County. Both teams are 14-0, but I feel very confident in our Aledo Bearcats.”

However, Ellis County Judge Carol Bush has something different in mind.

“When Judge Riley called eager to lose a wager to me, I was happy to accommodate,” Bush said. “I think the Ennis Lions are going to tame those Aledo Bear kittens, and Judge Riley will be wearing the color that he should have been wearing all along.”

Riley said the wager makes things a little more interesting, but he keeps it all in perspective.

“We are having fun with this playoff match-up between two of the state’s high school football powerhouses, but the most important thing is that we, as local leaders, be supportive of our communities’ children and their schools,” Riley said.

Sports Calendar

Thursday, April 17

  • Aledo Girls Golf will compete in the Region I Tournament at Diamondback GC in Abilene

  • Ladycat Softball vs Arlington Heights; V-7 JV-5:30

Friday, April 18

Tuesday, April 22

Friday, April 25

Tuesday, April 29

  • Aledo Girls Golf will compete in the State Tournament at Onion Creek GC in Austin.

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