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Shale Tanker Overturns

June 6, 2011 by Randy Keck

Randy Keck/The Community News: A Shale tank truck overturned on the S-curve in downtown Aledo this afternoon.

The driver of the truck sustained minor injuries and was transported to a Fort Worth hospital.

The truck was leaking salt water and diesel fuel. The leakage was contained by a makeshift dam constructed out of sand by Aledo Volunteer FIre Dept. personnel.

According to Aledo Fire Chief Scott Mitchell, this accident was the second Shale truck incident today. The first occurred earlier in the day on Interstate 20.

Summer Reading lists for students entering grades 10-12

June 3, 2011 by Anonymous

The Weatherford High School English Department is excited to introduce its Pre-AP/AP Summer Reading Program to Weatherford High School students entering grades 10-12. These lists are available on the Weatherford ISD website at http://www.weatherfordisd.com

NGC award recipients

June 3, 2011 by Anonymous

Student Awards Assembly: Pictured (from left) are Emma Murphy, Miss NGC 2011; Isaac Ross, Mr. NGC 2011; and Dustin Adams, NGC Teacher of the Year (courtesy photo).
On May 16, the Ninth Grade Center hosted the Student Awards Assembly, and 186 students received awards such as Top 5%, A Honor Roll, A/B Honor Roll, Perfect Attendance, Citizenship, Community Service, Leadership, Triple A Award, and Outstanding and Most Improved Student.

Dustin Adams was chosen by the students as Teacher of the Year. Emma Murphy and Isaac Ross were chosen as Mr. & Miss NGC 2011. Congratulations to all of the students and teachers for an outstanding year.

EECU rewards Wright third grader a new bicycle for perfect attendance

June 3, 2011 by Anonymous

EECU Rewards Wright 3rd Grader: Pictured is Wright Elementary third grader Deandra Luck who proudly accepts her new bicycle from EECU Branch Director Linda Harris and EECU's Dollar Dog (courtesy photo).
Three hundred twenty-two students from Wright Elementary School had perfect attendance for the entire sixth six weeks period this year.

One name is drawn from the perfect attendance group at Wright each six weeks, and Weatherford EECU provides a bicycle to that student.

Blue Belles to host 18th annual golf tournament

June 3, 2011 by Anonymous

The Weatherford High School Blue Belles are hosting their 18th annual golf tournament June 11 at Crown Valley.

Cost is $75 for individual players, or a team of four players for $300.

Registration can be done online at www.whsbluebelles.com. Come out and support the 31st line!

Ikard Elementary's Optimist Boy and Girl of the Year

June 3, 2011 by Anonymous

Optimist Club's Boy and Girl of the Year: Congratulations to the Weatherford Optimist Club's Boy and Girl of the Year for Ikard Elementary. Pictured (from left) are M.J. McDaniel, Optimist Club member and Director of Instructional Technology for WISD; Maggie Glenn, and A.J. Flores (courtesy photo).

Animal Control Officers Commended

June 3, 2011 by Anonymous

From the Parker County Sheriff's Office

Parker County Sheriff’s Animal Control Supervisor Karen Kessler and animal control officer Terry Pena are being commended by Sheriff Larry Fowler for assisting in a woman’s need for medical attention.
Kessler will tell you she is not the hero, but a 5-year-old German shepherd named Bear. The dog was found wandering Saturday morning, May 28, 2011, in Millsap while Kessler and Pena were responding to an unrelated call.

Kessler said when she found Bear, she observed his tags identifying him as a medical service animal and immediately knew she had to find his owner.

Fallen Heroes Memorial Ceremony on May 28th 2011

June 3, 2011 by Anonymous

Fallen Heroes Memorial: Austin’s mother Kaye Jordan and Austin’s son Kallen O’Neal were on the house floor to receive the resolution and flag.

On May 28, 2011 the Texas Legislature honored all Texans who gave their lives in the Global War on Terror since the end of last session. Rep King and Senator Estes honored Pfc. Austin Staggs from Weatherford.

Kallen O'Neal

Dirt work for education…

June 3, 2011 by Anonymous

Wise County Groundbreaking

Sheriff seeking help solving church thefts

June 3, 2011 by Randy Keck

Parker County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying and locating suspect(s) involved in a theft case of a local church.

Sheriff Larry Fowler said for the second time in less than a week, suspects stole air conditioning units from a church.

During the first incident, suspects stole five of eight air conditioning units from Holy Redeemer Church on Old Weatherford Road, May 26.

In an incident reported Wednesday, June 1, a church employee of Real Family Fellowship Church, located in the 200 block of Pearson Lane in Springtown, reported the suspects dismantled and stole four, five-ton air conditioning units, leaving the church with a loss of $10,000.

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, January 27

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

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

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Joshua at Bearcat Stadium, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats at Joshua, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Thursday, January 29

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

  • Aledo Middle School Bearcats vs Stephenville Henderson Junior High. 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 30

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

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

  • Aledo Bearcats at Burleson Centennial, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Centennial at Bearcat Stadium, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Saturday, January 31

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Centennial/Everman (Light) at Aledo High School, B 12:00 pm.

Tuesday, February 3

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

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

  • Aledo JV at Everman, Bearcats 5:30 pm and Ladycats 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Varsity vs. Everman at Bearcat Stadium, Ladycats 5:30 pm, Bearcats 7:00 pm. *District Game

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