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Access Road Closed Friday, July 15 and Monday, July 18

July 11, 2011 by Anonymous

The City of Weatherford announces a temporary road closure of the IH20 west bound frontage road at Santa Fe/FM 2552 beginning Friday, July 15 at 9:00 p.m. and ending at 5:00 a.m. Saturday, July 16. Detours for west bound IH20 access will be directed to east-bound IH20 through to Exit 410 Bankhead Hwy, and loop back to the west or by proceeding north on Santa Fe/FM2552 to Holland Lake Drive and west to the IH20 frontage road.
In addition, the frontage road at South Main Street/SH171/FM51 will be temporarily closed on Monday, July 18 at 9:00 p.m. and reopen at 5:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 19. Detours for east bound IH20 access will be directed to BB Fielder Road.

Thefts hit growing number of county churches

July 11, 2011 by Anonymous

Aledo church is latest victim

Seven area churches have had air conditioning units stolen or destroyed in recent months according to a release from Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler.

The latest incident was at Faith Presbyterian Church in Aledo. Pastor Jim Witherow reported to deputies on Wednesday, July 6 that unknown suspects entered the property, stole the air conditioning unit from the side of the building and damaged a gated enclosure which was meant to house the unit. Church members also reported the system was working during church services Sunday, July 3, but were missing days after the service. Damages totaled more than $10,000.

Manning named lone finalist for Superintendent

July 11, 2011 by Randy Keck

Dan ManningIn a specially called Monday morning, the Aledo ISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to name Dan Manning as Lone Finalist for the position of Superintendent. The Board now has 21 days to finalize a contract. Manning has served the district since 2008 as Executive Director of Administration, and was named the district's Interim Superintendent in May upon the retirement of Don Daniel.

O'Donnell, Cornelius receive state honors

July 11, 2011 by Randy Keck

File Photo/The Community NewsSean O’Donnell, a 2011 graduate of Aledo High School, was named to the Texas Sports Writers Association 2011 All-State baseball team as an honorable-mention. O’Donnell was previously named District 5-4A Offensive Player of the Year. He ended his senior season with a .444 batting average and .509 on-base percentage. O’Donnell had five triples, 11 doubles and 29 RBIs in the season.

Weatherford High School shortstop Kevin Cornelius was named to the Texas Sports Writers Association 56-A All-State baseball team for 2011. Cornelius had a .509 batting average, hitting 13 doubles, three triples and six home runs.

Peach Festival draws large crowd

July 9, 2011 by Randy Keck

Randy Keck/The Community News: The annual Peach Festival in Weatherford drew a huge crowd on Saturday. While attendance figures are not yet available, the annual event typically draws 30,000 or more visitors. More photos will be in the July 15 issue of The Community News

Pancake Breakfast

July 9, 2011 by Randy Keck

Randy Keck/The Community News: The Aledo Volunteer Fire Department held a pancake breakfast Saturday morning at the main fire station. Fire trucks were on display and area residents were treated to pancakes, sausage links, orange juice and coffee.

Saturday fundraiser planned for Eric Willoughby

July 5, 2011 by Randy Keck

Eric WilloughbyTwo fundraisers are in the works this weekend to benefit Eric Willoughby, an Aledo High School student who was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma (rare bone cancer) in his right arm last February.

A garage sale will be held from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 9 at 504 E. Oak St. in Aledo. In addition, there will be a fundraiser at the Willow Park Sonic from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. the same day. T-shirts are also still available for $10. Call Kristen at 817-907-6734.

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.

Sports Calendar

Monday, December 29

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

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at Fibermax Caprock Classic, Lubbock

Friday, January 2

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Maypearl at Aledo High School, A 4:00 pm and JV 5:30 pm.

Saturday, January 3

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Joshua/Cleburne (Dark) at Cleburne, B 12:00 pm.

  • Aledo Soccer Alumni Game at Bearcat Stadium, Ladycats 12:00 pm and Bearcats 2:00 pm.

Tuesday, January 6

  • Aledo Bearcats at Burleson Centennial, JV 5:00 pm, Varsity 6:30 pm and A 8:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson Centennial, JV 5:00 pm, Freshmen 6:30 pm and Varsity 8:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats at Boswell, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm.

Thursday, January 8

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Waxahachie 287 Tournament

  • Aledo Ladycats vs The Colony at Waxahachie Tournament, 7:30 pm. January 9 & 10 opponenet and time TBA.

  • Aledo Middle School Ladycats at Brewer. 7th Grade C 5:00 pm, B 6:00 pm and A 7:00 pm. 8th Grade C 5:00 pm, B 6:00 pm and A 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School Bearcats vs Brewer Middle School. 7th at Aledo Gym 1, C 5:00 pm, B 6:00 pm and A 7:00 pm. 8th at Aledo MPC, C 5:00 pm, B 6:00 pm and A 7:00 pm. *District Game

Friday, January 9

  • Aledo Middle School Bearcats 7th & 8th A at Azle Junior High School Tournament.

  • Aledo Bearcat JV at Keller Timber Creek Tourny

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Everman at Aledo High School, JV 5:00 pm, Varsity 6:30 pm and A 8:00 pm. *District Game

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