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Aledo ties for seventh in Lone Star Cup

July 1, 2011 by Randy Keck

Aledo High School tied for seventh in the Lone Star Cup competition this year. The UIL Lone Star Cup recognizes five high schools (one in each of the five UIL classifications) based on their overall team achievement in a variety of sanctioned athletic and academic championships. All UIL member high schools in good standing are included for contention for the UIL Lone Star Cup.

4A
1. Boerne Champion 88 pts.
2. Waco Midway 84 pts.
3. Denton Ryan 78 pts.
Friendswood 78 pts.
5. Austin Lake Travis 76 pts.
Frisco Wakeland 76 pts.
7. Aledo 75 pts.
Montgomery 75 pts.

Help sought to solve local burglary

June 30, 2011 by Anonymous

From the Parker County Sheriff's Office

Parker County Sheriff’s investigators are seeking the public’s help in identifying and locating a suspect in connection with a residential burglary.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said a victim called 9-1-1 after discovering a man inside her home in the 100 block of Meadow Park Drive in Aledo shortly after noon Monday, June 27, 2011.
When the victim discovered the stranger inside the residence, he told her he was searching for his dogs.

The suspect fled the scene on foot and a second victim followed the man in her vehicle. She caught up to the suspect, rolled her window down and he ran from her when she asked for his identification.

‘Buckets and Boots’ to raise funds for Possum Kingdom First Responders

June 28, 2011 by Randy Keck

Ranch bash, music festival and fundraiser organized by local landowners

Special to The Community News

Country music’s biggest stars will be in Palo Pinto County for the “Buckets & Boots” ranch bash on Saturday, July 9 to benefit local fire departments hit hard by this spring’s devastating wild fires.

The event, featuring Grammy-nominated artist Pat Green, Randy Rogers, Grammy winner Lee Ann Womack, Wade Bowen, Bobby Duncan and others (to be announced), will take place at the Rocker B Ranch located at 1125 Chaney Lane in Graford, Texas.

Weatherford College student contestant in Miss Texas pageant

June 28, 2011 by Anonymous

Clarin Gniffke, Miss Weatherford College

When the new 2011 Miss Texas is crowned Saturday night, it could very well be a Weatherford College student taking that victory walk down the ramp. Clarin Gniffke, Miss Weatherford College, is among the 37 young women competing in the Miss Texas Scholarship Pageant.

Contestants are judged in talent, interview, evening gown, fitness and an on-stage question. At 18, Gniffke is one of the youngest contestants but brings a combination of intelligence, poise, beauty and talent certain to place her among the favorites in all categories.

FREE Summer GED Prep Course Offered

June 28, 2011 by Anonymous

Event Date: 
Repeats every week every Monday and every Tuesday and every Wednesday and every Thursday until Sat Aug 20 2011 .
Mon, 07/11/2011 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Tue, 07/12/2011 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Wed, 07/13/2011 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Thu, 07/14/2011 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Mon, 07/18/2011 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Tue, 07/19/2011 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Wed, 07/20/2011 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Thu, 07/21/2011 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Mon, 07/25/2011 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Tue, 07/26/2011 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Wed, 07/27/2011 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Thu, 07/28/2011 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Mon, 08/01/2011 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Tue, 08/02/2011 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Wed, 08/03/2011 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Thu, 08/04/2011 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Mon, 08/08/2011 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Tue, 08/09/2011 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Wed, 08/10/2011 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Thu, 08/11/2011 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Mon, 08/15/2011 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Tue, 08/16/2011 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Wed, 08/17/2011 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Thu, 08/18/2011 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Are you planning to take the GED exam? To help you be successful on the series of tests which make up the GED exam the Weatherford ISD Adult Education Cooperative will be providing a free morning Summer GED Prep class at the Bowie Learning Center, 900 N. Elm Street. The course is July 11 through August 18.

The schedule will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Registration is Monday July 11 at 8:45 a.m. and will include assessment therefore individuals must be prepared to stay until noon. The assessment will assist us in identifying strengths and weaknesses as they relate to GED requirements.

The GED is a five part exam that includes Language Arts Reading and Writing, Science, Social Studies and Mathematics.

Southwest Auto gives two-year full ride scholarship

June 23, 2011 by Anonymous

Shelbie Box thanks Charlie Gilchrist: Weatherford High School graduate Shelbie Box thanks Charlie Gilchrist of the Southwest Auto Group for a two-year “full ride” scholarship to Weatherford College, covering tuition, fees and books. This year’s Charlie Gilchrist’s Southwest Auto Group Scholarship was earmarked for a WHS senior athlete continuing their education at WC. Box was captain of the WHS tennis team this season, as well as a member of Health Occupations Students of America. She intends to enter WC’s Nursing Program, and has already begun summer classes at the College. Gilchrist serves as a member of the WC Foundation Board of Directors.

Hayes Receives Esteemed Award for Public Service

June 23, 2011 by Anonymous

At the 45th annual meeting of the North Central Texas Council of Governments luncheon on Friday, June 17, the City of Weatherford’s Assistant City Manager Sharon Hayes received the Linda Keithley Award honoring outstanding women in Public Management.

Established in 1986 by the North Central Texas Council of Governments, the award honors the dedicated professionalism of Linda Keithley, who served the Council of Governments for 17 years. The award recognizes women in Public Management who display the Linda Keithley traits of integrity, dignity, poise, loyalty, commitment, and dedication while serving as a faithful public servant.

Aledo Students perform in Kids Who Care’s ‘Dreamcoat’

June 22, 2011 by Anonymous

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Mon Jun 27 2011 . Also includes Sun Jun 26 2011.
Fri, 06/24/2011 - 7:30pm
Sat, 06/25/2011 - 7:30pm
Sun, 06/26/2011 (All day)

Zuilma Photography/Special to The Community News: Aledo students who will perform in Kids Who Care’s production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” include (front row, from left) Michael Putnam, Colt Spinks and Ty Spinks and (back row) Maddox Martin, Paxton Martin, Alicia Henson and Matthew Brandon.

New track surface installation under way

June 22, 2011 by Randy Keck

Randy Keck/The Community News: The old track surface at Aledo Middle School Stadium has been removed and a new track will be installed. The project is expected to take about three weeks.

Fireworks Use Banned in County

June 21, 2011 by Anonymous

County Judge declares local disaster

From the Parker County Judge’s Office

Continuing drought conditions and threat of wildfires has prompted County Judge Mark Riley to issue a disaster declaration banning use of all fireworks in the county until July 5.

The Texas Disaster Act allows County Judges to ban the use of fireworks during a disaster for up to 60 hours unless the governor extends the ban.

Texas Governor Rick Perry has extended the ban on the use of fireworks in Parker County through July 5, 2011. 120 other Texas counties have also banned the use of fireworks, according to Perry’s office.

“The Texas Division of Emergency Management has reviewed the request for an extension and recommends that it be granted,” Perry said.

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, December 2

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Birdville, B 6 p.m., A 4:30 p.m., JV 6 p.m. and Varsity 7:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Springtown, Freshmen 5:30 p.m., JV 5:30 p.m. and Varsity 7 p.m.

Thursday, December 4

  • Aledo Ladycats Freshmen and JV at Mineral Wells Invitational

  • Aledo Bearcats B, A, JV and Varsity at Weatherford New Car Dealers Tournament

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at Fort Worth Cowtown Classic

Tuesday, December 9

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Stephenville at Aledo High School, B 6 p.m., A 4:30 p.m., JV 6 p.m. and Varsity 7:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Granbury, Freshmen 5 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 6:30 p.m., *District Game

Thursday, December 11

  • Aledo Bearcats B, A, JV and Varsity at Decatur Tournament

Monday, December 15

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Southwest at Aledo High School, B 5 p.m., A 5 p.m. and JV 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 16

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Cleburne at Aledo High School, Freshmen 5 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 6:30 p.m., *District Game

Friday, December 19

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Joshua at Aledo High School, A 8 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 6:30 p.m., *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Joshua at Aledo High School, Freshmen 6:30 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 8 p.m., *District Game

Monday, December 29

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Moritz Auto Group Holiday Classic, Aledo

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at Fibermax Caprock Classic, Lubbock

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