Randy Keck/The Community News: School board members posed with retiring AISD Superintendent Don Daniel at his last school board meeting Monday. Shown are (from left) Johnny Campbell, Steve Bartley, Bobby J. Rigues, Joe Dearing, Daniel, Hoyt Harris, David Davis and Jay Stringer.
Members of the Aledo ISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to name the Aledo High School Ninth Grade Center in honor of retiring Superintendent Don Daniel. In introducing the subject, School Board President Joe Dearing said there is no better way to honor an educator than to name a school after him.
Travis Harsch/Special to The Community News: Shea Paul Wood makes his approach during the state 4A track meet held at the University of Texas in Austin. Wood cleared 13 feet, 6 inches to tie for eighth place. Teammate Johnathan Gray finished fourth in the 100 meters with a time of 10.90.
Check the May 20 issue of The Community News for additional photos.
Willow Park voters spoke in a big way Saturday night when they overwhelmingly elected Marvin Glasgow over incumbent mayor Kenneth Hawkins. Glasgow won the election with 88.66 percent of the vote.
In the race for Place 1 on the Willow Park City Council, Richard Neverdousky likewise received the lion's share of votes over Tim Koirtyohann to replace the exiting Barry Tatum. Neverdousky received 489 votes (86.24%) to Koirtyohann's 78 (13.76%).
Gene Martin ran unopposed for Place 2, receiving 418 votes.
Annetta Mayor Bruce Pinckard survived a concerted attempt to unseat him, winning over challenger Bruce Moore with 93 votes to Moore's 84.
Randy Keck/The Community News: More than 500 people participated in Saturday morning's Dreams on Wings 5k held by the Hemispherectomy Foundation.
Get full details of the race in the May 20 issue of The Community News.
The Aledo Bearcats scored five runs in the top of the seventh inning to come from behind and tie the final game of the Area Championship game this afternoon, but Burleson tacked another run in the bottom of the inning to win 7-6.
Full details will be in the May 20 issue of The Community News.
The Aledo Bearcats evened their three game series against the Burleson Elks with a 5-1 win Friday night, setting up an Area Championship showdown Saturday at 1 p.m. at Southwest High School in Fort Worth.
While the Bearcats lived to fight another day, the young Aledo Ladycats softball team saw their season come to an end as Burleson won 4-1 to take the series 2-0 in the Regional Quarterfinal.
Full details of the playoff series can be found in the May 20 issue of The Community News. Scores and updates of Saturday's game can be found here at www.community-news.com.
Weatherford ISD Secondary Teacher of the Year: First Financial Bank in Weatherford Chairman and CEO Doyle Lee (left) presents Tison Middle School eighth grade science teacher Michelle Grubbs with the WISD Secondary Teacher of the Year honor at Monday's luncheon at the Doss Heritage and Culture Center
Burleson led Aledo 5-0 after one inning in the first game of the Area Championship playoff tonight..
Aledo scored a run in the top of the second when Caleb Frysinger drove in Zack Scott to make the score Burleson 5, Aledo 1. The Elks scored two more runs in the bottom of the second. Aledo brought in Andrew Whisnand to pitch. Burleson scored two more, making it 9-1 after two innings.
Aledo added an unearned run in the top of the third, but left the bases loaded. Burleson 9, Aledo 2 in the middle of the third. The Elks added three runs in the bottom of the third on a two-run home run and a sacrifice fly. After three, Burleson 12, Aledo 2.
Burleson led Aledo 4-0 after one inning in the softball Regional quarterfinal. The runs came on a three-run home run by Burleson pitcher Sam Montes and a two-out RBI double.
Aledo shortstop Lauren Durham was left stranded on third base after the top of the second. The score remained 4-0. Burleson added three runs in the bottom of the second to take a 7-0 lead.
Tori Gore walked to lead off the third, but Burleson's Montes retired the next three batters to leave the score 7-0 in favor of Burleson after the top of the third. Burleson scored three more in the bottom of the third to lead 10-0.
Gore came in to pitch in the bottom of the fourth. She retired the side, but Aledo needed a score in the top of the fifth to stay in the game.
Vandagriff Elementary School held a very special kindergarten graduation ceremony specifically for Walker James, whose father, Devin, is going back to Afghanistan for another deployment. You can read more about it in the May 13 issue of The Community News. Here is a photo slide show of the event.