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Empty the shelter day planned

August 7, 2014 by Phil Major

August is one of the most difficult months to adopt pets, but the Weatherford Parker County Animal Shelter has plans to make this August one of the hottest adoption months yet.

Aug. 16 the Weatherford-Parker County Animal Shelter will work in conjunction with 33 other animal shelters in the Metroplex to host an “Empty the Shelter Day” event across North Texas. For this one-day event, the WPCAS will waive all fees associated with adoptions for approved adopters. That’s correct, adopt for free. And to make it easier for potential adopters, the shelter will be opening early at 10 a.m. and will stay open until 5 p.m.

As always, adoptions from WPCAS will include the animal’s spay or neuter, rabies and other core vaccinations, microchip, and discounted pet insurance from petfinder.com.

Eagles begin two-a-days

August 6, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

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The Trinity Christian Academy Eagles began two-a-day football workouts this week in preparation for the 2014 season. Shown is Max Robinson hustling through an agility drill.

Bearcat Football Camp

August 5, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

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Daniel Nicholson high steps during a running back drill Monday during Bearcat Football Camp at the Aledo High School practice field. The camp runs through Thursday, Aug. 7.

Volleyball season begins ... with mile run

August 4, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

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Aledo Ladycats volleyball practice officially began Monday morning (Aug. 4) with the "Goings Mile" at Bearcat Stadium.
The Ladycats, shown above beginning their run at 7:30 a.m. today, are each required to run a mile in under eight minutes.
The "winner" of the upperclassman race was sophomore setter Erin Weiss.
The Ladycats will practice this afternoon and continue twice-daily workouts through Thursday. The Ladycats will scrimmage at Stephenviile on Friday, and at 10 a.m. on Saturday will host a five-team scrimmage that will include Weatherford, Northwest, Wichita Falls Rider and Decatur.

Buchanan stepping aside as head football coach

July 31, 2014 by Phil Major

Tim BuchananThe much-heralded era of Tim Buchanan as Aledo High School football coach is apparently over.

Aledo ISD Superintendent Derek Citty announced Thursday afternoon that Buchanan’s request that he be made full-time athletic director and relinquish his football coaching duties has been granted – effective immediately.

Defensive coordinator Steve Wood has been named the interim head football coach. The district will post the position for a permanent replacement after the 2014 football season.

Steve WoodBuchanan has coached the Bearcats since 1993, winning state championships in 1998, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013. This year’s Bearcats earned preseason favorite status as the top team in the new Class 5A.

They are set to begin summer workouts Monday, Aug. 11 and open the season Aug. 29, inaugurating the new stadium at Baylor University in Waco against Cedar Park.

Coach Buchanan said he’s been thinking about this over the last year since football season ended.

“The job is getting so big that it is getting more and more difficult to be football coach and athletic director,” he said.

“It’s hard to do a great job at both jobs in a district like Aledo. AD is a full-time job and football is a full-time job. No programs have suffered because I’ve been AD and football coach, but it is getting harder to do both. With the team we have coming back this year it’s good time to do this.

AHS class schedule pickup announced

July 28, 2014 by Phil Major

Aledo High School class schedule pickup dates are as follows:
Aug. 20, 1 p.m. – Seniors
Aug. 21, 9 a.m. – Juniors
Aug. 21, 1 p.m. – Sophomores
Students must bring proof of residency with them. The accepted proof of residency is the latest utility bill (gas, water or electricity) only. If the student cannot obtain one of these items, they are encouraged to contact the counselors’ office at 871-441-5170. Class schedules will not be handed out without this proof. Students on the missing book list will also need to bring the book (or payment) to receive their schedule.

Six Bearcats receive all-state honors on TSWA baseball team

July 24, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

Six players from the 2014 Class 4A state champion Aledo Bearcats baseball team earned spots on the Texas Sportswriter's Association 4A all-state baseball team.
Aledo second baseman Tyson Mauser earned first-team honors, with pitcher Chris Reed and first baseman Dakota Durant earning second-team honors.
Aledo catcher Zayne Willems earned a spot on the third team, while pitcher Taco Anderson received an honorable mention.
Also, head coach Chad Berry was selected as co-Coach of the Year.

Aledo Ladycat Volleyball Camp

July 21, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

Tony Eierdam/The Community News
Payton Templeton bumps a pass up to the front row Monday morning during a drill at the Aledo Ladycat Volleyball Camp at the Daniel Ninth Grade Campus gym. The camp runs through Wednesday.

Phone scam targeting WC students

July 17, 2014 by Phil Major

Weatherford College students are being warned of a potential scam targeting their financial information.
A female WC student called the Weatherford campus Thursday morning concerned about a phone call she had received. The unidentified caller informed the student they were being awarded a WC scholarship and they needed her credit card information to confirm her identity. Caller ID showed a Houston area phone number.
The student, who is not a scholarship recipient, declined to provide her personal information, and following the conversation she called the WC Financial Aid Department directly.
College administration has researched this call and has determined it to be a scam.
“A scam targeting students like this has not happened before, to our knowledge,” said Kathy Bassham, Executive Dean of Student Services. “Weatherford College will never ask for this type of information, especially in an unsolicited call. Please, don’t give out your personal information over the phone.”
Students with questions may call 817-598-6284.

County court judge dies

July 11, 2014 by Phil Major

The Parker County Republican Party reported Thursday evening that Ben Akers, the judge for Parker County Court-At-Law No. 2, has died after a long illness. He had served as judge the past nine years, according to the county website.

Sports Calendar

Friday, October 31

  • AHS Varsity vs. Granbury at Aledo Bearcat Stadium, Football Senior Parent Night, 7:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity at Newman International, 7:30 p.m. *District Game

Tuesday, November 4

  • AHS Varsity Girls Orange at Wichita Falls Varsity Tournament, Canyon West, 9:00 a.m.

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Stephenville Henderson JH at Aledo MS;
    7C, 5:00;
    7B, 6:00;
    7A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Aledo Middle School at Stephenville Henderson JH;
    8C, 5:00;
    8B, 6:00;
    8A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

Friday, November 7

  • AHS Varsity at Cleburne, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, November 14

  • AHS Varsity Girls Black at Texas Girls Classic, Texarkana Country Club through Nov. 15

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