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Aledo's Cheyenne Knight wins 4A girls state golf tournament

April 29, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo High School's Cheyenne Knight won the girls' Class 4A state golf tournament by shooting a 70 today (April 29) in Austin at UT Golf Club for a 36-hole total of 144.
The Ladycasts as a team finished in fourth place.
For the complete story see the Friday, May 2 edition of The Community News.

Sheriff's office seeking missing girl

April 29, 2014 by Randy Keck

From the Parker County Sheriff's Office
Abigail RubioAbigail RubioParker County Sheriff’s investigators are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing teenager.
The young girl is identified as Abilgail Samona Rubio, 15, W/F, of Weatherford.

She is described as having long, wavy, strawberry blond hair, hazel eyes, 5-foot-5-inches tall, weighing about 240 pounds.

Abigail was last seen at school on Thursday but did not attend her last three classes. When she did not arrive home later that evening, her grandmother notified the Sheriff’s Office. She was last seen wearing blue jeans and a black hoodie, carrying a backpack. Abigail is prescribed medication but did not take her medications with her. Abigail did not have her cell phone with her at the time of her disappearance.

Sheriff Larry Fowler said Abigail may have been seen near FM 730 approximately Friday speaking to a man parked in a vehicle on the side of the road. The vehicle is identified as a possible later model, black Impala. The driver of the vehicle was described as having an extremely fair complexion, with dark hair and a mustache.

“We have the best team of investigators assigned to this case,” Fowler said. “They are diligently trying to locate Abigail.”

Anyone with information about Abigail’s disappearance or current location is urged to contact the Parker County Sheriff’s Office immediately at (817) 594-8845.

You may remain anonymous by calling Parker County Crime Stoppers at (817) 599-5555.

Bearcats begin spring practice

April 29, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

Tony Eierdam/The Community NewsTony Eierdam/The Community NewsAledo quarterback Luke Bishop throws a pass Tuesday morning during the Bearcats first spring practice of 2014. The spring game will be Friday, May 23 at Bearcat Stadium.

Aledo softball, baseball playoffs series set

April 28, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

Dates, places and times of the Aledo High School softball and baseball playoffs series have been set.
Both will be a best-of-3 series format.
The state-ranked No. 9 Ladycats will face Trophy Club Byron Nelson in a Class 4A, Region I area series. Game one will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Aledo, with game two scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday at Byron Nelson. Game three, if necessary, will be played at 2 p.m. Saturday at Byron Nelson.
The Bearcats will face Crowley in a Class 4A, Region bi-district series. Game one will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Crowley, with game two set for 7:30 p.m. Friday at Aledo. Game three, if necessary, will be played at 1 p.m. Saturday at Aledo.

Five Aledo High School track atheltes qualify for state

April 26, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo's Brittney Trought won the girls' 100- and 300-meter hurdles and ran a leg of the Ladycats state-qualifying 4x100 sprint relay team, and Bearcats sprinter Ryan Newsome won the boys' 100-meter dash Saturday at the Class 4A, Region I track meet in Abilene.
Danielle Trought also qualified for the state meet with a second-place finish in the girls' 100-meter hurdles.
The top two finishers at the regional meet qualify for the state meet in Austin.
Brittney Trought and Danielle Trought teamed up with Peyton Lambert and Kia Jordon to place second and qualify for state in the girls' sprint relay (4x100).
The Class 4A state track and field meet will be held Friday, May 9, at Mike Meyers Stadium on the campus of the University of Texas in Austin.

AHS state-bound athletes get sendoff

April 25, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

Tony Eierdam/The Community NewsTony Eierdam/The Community News
State-bound Aledo High School athletes in golf and tennis were given a sendoff by the AHS students Friday afternoon at the school. Shown leading the parade of the state-bound athletes are Logan Lambert, Erik Meendsen, Savannah Moody and Taryn Pittman. Students lined the AHS hallway between the gym and front entrance, and the cheerleaders cheered and the band played the fight song throughout the procession. The AHS teams will play in their respective state tournaments beginning Monday in Austin.

Bearcats N Boots draws more than 400

April 24, 2014 by Randy Keck

Randy Keck/The Community NewsRandy Keck/The Community NewsMembers of the Aledo Education Foundation Board of Directors announced an additional $35,000 of grant funding to the Aledo ISD on Thursday night at the first Bearcats N Boots fundraising Gala.

The gala drew more than 400 people to the Cendera Center. AEF President Shawn Callaway announced that the foundation has raised about $250,000 in its first year.

Shown in the photo are (from left) Jay Bartley, Jay Stringer, Shawn Callaway, AISD Superintendent Derek Citty and Hoyt Harris.

Read more about the gala in the May 2 issue of The Community News.

Rabid horse reported in western part of county

April 24, 2014 by Randy Keck

From the Parker County Sheriff's Office
Parker County Sheriff’s Animal Control officers are advising the public of a horse which tested positive for rabies in the area.

Sheriff’s Animal Control Supervisor Karen Kessler said the horse was recently at a team roping event at the Mineral Wells indoor arena and resided in the 1900 block of North Whitt Cut-Off Road.

Officials said any person who may have come in contact with the horse from March 27, through April 18, 2014, is urged to see a physician and contact the Sheriff’s Office at (817) 594-8845.

The horse was a contestant with its owner, Carson Pilgrim, of Whitt, at the roping event and was physically unable to perform due to neurological damage. The horse was diagnosed when the owner sought a veterinarian’s assistance. The horse is described as a bay, 8-year-old gelding.

Rabies symptoms include irritation, weakness, disorientation, neurological instability, loss of appetite and lack of thirst.

Officials believe the horse could have possibly come in contact with a skunk infected with rabies.

Sheriff’s Animal Control officers are advising the public to have all livestock and domestic animals vaccinated for rabies.

“The skunk population seems to have increased this year, which also increases the possibility of being infected,” Kessler said. “This includes all animals and humans. In order to protect your loved ones and pets, we cannot stress enough the importance of awareness and prevention.”

CD release party for DeAnn Spence

April 21, 2014 by Phil Major

A CD release party for Aledo’s DeAnn Spence is planned Friday, April 25 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Parson’s Table in Aledo, 200 S. FM 1187.
This is the first solo album for the 1984 Aledo graduate, although she has recorded two previous CDs with the bluegrass band FullHouse.
They can be seen every fourth Sunday at the Parker County Cowboy Church.
DeAnn and Rick Spence reside in Aledo. They met in 1986, but their musical careers did not become a big part of their lives until about 2008.
“It’s About the Journey” features songs written by DeAnn and Rick, along with one penned by FullHouse guitarist Jared Kennedy, as well as some familiar gospel and country standards – all with a bluegrass flavor.
When they’re not playing, recording or writing, DeAnn is a transition specialist at Eastern Hills High School in Fort Wirth, and Rick is a salesman for wholesale retirement plans in a six-state area. He is also a former professional calf roper, putting aside that career about three years ago.

Ladycats softball playoff game set

April 21, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

The District 7-4A softball champion Aledo Ladycats will face Crowley at home on Friday, April 25 in a Class 4A, Region I bi-district playoff game.
The first pitch will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Aledo High School softball field.
The winner of the Aledo/Crowley bi-district playoff game will face the winner of the Byron Nelson/Chisholm Trail bi-district playoff series in the area round.

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