I am writing this message to let our subscribers know that you will probably not receive your paper in the mail this week until Saturday.
The United States Post Office in Aledo has implemented a new system that caught us off guard this week. I was informed two weeks ago that under the new system, we would not be able to mail our papers after 4 p.m. on Thursday. When our papers arrived at the post office at about 3:30 yesterday, the post office refused to accept the mailing because it was after 3 p.m.
This is yet another in a growing list of new procedures over the last year that make one thing entirely clear: the post office does not want our business.
Senior Logan Mittie and sophomore Mallory Powell were named to the Texas Girls Coaches Association All-State basketball team. The All-State teams are selected by the TGCA Basketball All-State Committee, comprised of member coaches from corresponding conferences. For more, see the March 18 issue of The Community News.
Randy Keck/The Community NewsTCU Head Football Coach Gary Patterson, NFL Hall of Fame member Bob Lilly and Aledo Head Football Coach Tim Buchanan were presented recognition for being on a panel discussion during the "Legacy of Men" Awards Breakfast Monday morning, March 7.
Story by Randy Keck/The Community News
Aledo Head Football Coach Tim Buchanan was a member of a three-man panel during the "Legacy of Men" Awards Breakfast today (March 7). The panel, moderated by television personality Scott Murray, also included TCU Head Coach Gary Patterson and "Mr. Cowboy" Bob Lilly.
The "Make Education a Priority" campaign which began in Aledo continues to garner attention from Metroplex and statewide media. The latest coverage comes from CBS 11 in Dallas-Fort Worth:
The Aledo Bearcat baseball team is playing at the Ballpark in Arlington today at 6 p.m. Admission to the game is free.
By Steve Keck
The Community News
The Aledo Bearcat Varsity Baseball team enters the 2011 season loaded with returning position players, but a lot of question makes about the pitching staff. All four starting pitchers from last season were lost to graduation. The Bearcats return six position starters from last season, five of whom made the All-District team. Below is a preview of the team going into the 2011 season:
Note: 1L means one year of varsity experience.
Bonnie Manous, and Aledo ISD employee, died February 17, 2011.
She was employed with Aledo ISD for over 22 years, most recently as a music teacher’s aide at McCall Elementary.
There will be a celebration of Bonnie's life on February 24, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. which will take place at McCall Elementary School.
The Aledo Ladycats basketball team fell to Stephenville 59-52 in overtime tonight in the area championship game in Mineral Wells. Aledo lost senior star Logan Mittie to a knee injury early in the game.
The Aledo Ladycats put up a valiant fight without their star warrior Logan Mittie and forced overtime in a 59-52 loss to the Stephenville Honeybees. Mittie went down with 6:25 to play in the second quarter and Aledo up 17-9. The Ladycats went into the locker room with a 24-21 lead and a lot of concerned faces over their fallen leader.
Hannah Loftin and Mallory kept the Ladycats in the lead going into the fourth quarter. Loftin, who led Aledo with 19, hit two three-pointers in the third and Powell also scored six. The Ladycats held a 38-37 lead going into the fourth quarter.
Azle didn’t go down easy
By E. R. Bills
The Community News
James Albritton - Saltforkimages.com: Aledo junior midfielder Kyle Underwood controls the ball against Azle in action on Tuesday, Feb. 15.In recent years the Azle Hornets had been something of a doormat for the Bearcats in district play, but Tuesday night they were clearly ready to change that. They attacked quickly and, within the first minute, had their first corner and first shot on goal–but senior goalkeeper Justin Breshears was not in the mood. He slapped the ball away authoritatively and it was cleared by sophomore defender Willie Maloney.
Anything can happen in the playoffs. Just ask the Brenham Cubs in the 2010 football season. They were the highest ranked team behind Aledo in Class 4A going into the football playoffs. They lost in bi-district.
With four teams making the playoffs in each district, the Texas UIL divides the 164 teams making the playoffs into four Regions. Aledo is in Region I. Within the 32 teams in Region I, the teams are divided into a bracket with the top half containing 16 teams and the bottom half having 16 teams. The winner of the top half plays the winner of the bottom half for the right to represent their region at the State Basketball Tournament in Austin on March 3 and 4.