In a ruling handed down last week, an appeals court rejected an appeal by an Oklahoma man convicted by a Parker County jury in November, 2009 for kidnapping a bank teller and her husband and holding them overnight as a part of a plan to rob a Springtown bank.
After being convicted of two aggravated kidnapping charges and one conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery charge in connection with the January, 2007 plan to use the teller to get into and rob the Wells Fargo bank in Springtown, Gary Nolen Huddleston, 59, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, was sentenced to two life sentences and one 99 year sentence.
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4th Quarter: Bearcats win 53-50. First win at home.
Cleburne down by six. 48-42 Bearcats with 55.06 seconds on the clock.
With 1:47 left to play in the game, Aledo has a 46-37 lead.
Timeout on the court with 4:40 to play in the game. Aledo leads 42-34.
Smith calls another timeout with 6:52 on the clock. Aledo now leads 35-28.
Aledo head coach Steve Smith calls a timeout after Cleburne adds two more points with 7:28 on the clock. Bearcats lead 33-26.
Aledo Basketball Follow the Ladycats game against Stephenville here. The latest information will be at the top of the page. Remember to refresh often for the latest updates
4th Quarter: Laycats win 59-50.
Timeout Stephenville. 58-47 Stephenville with 57.15 seconds on the clock.
With 1:20 left to play, Ladycats call a timeout. Aledo is leading Stephenville 56-45.
A small scuffle makes Aledo head coach Rusty Johnshon call timeout with 2:24 on the clock.
Timeout Stephenville with 2:30 left in the game. Ladycats lead 52-41.
With three minutes left in the game Aledo leas by 10, 49-39.
Ladycats now lead 47-37.
Timeout Aledo. Ladycats still lead 44-33 with 6:28 on the clock.
Agency orders Range Natural Gas Company to stop the contamination of Methane and Other Contaminants into drinking water near multiple residences
The Environmental Protection Agency has ordered a natural gas company to take immediate action to protect homeowners in southern Parker County. The full text of the EPA's release is reproduced below:
Students from three local school districts (Aledo, Brock and Springtown) are competing in the second annual Kindley Family Art Scholarship program. The art exhibit of the selected finalists will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9 at the AISD Administration lobby, followed by an awards ceremony from 6:30-7 p.m. This year there are two separate categories and more than $3,000 in prizes and awards will be given as follows:
3D Sculpture/Photography/Digital Photography
1st = $500 each category = $1000
2nd = $300 each category = $600
3rd = $200 each category = $400
4th = $150 each category = $300
5th = $100 each category = $200
Aledo’s opponent in the Class 4A state semi-final game in Mansfield is a surprise to almost everyone except Head Coach Randy Jackson. The once powerful Mesquite Poteet Pirates were a combined 1-19 over the past two seasons. Jackson completed an extreme makeover in the matter of a few months and transformed the Pirates into a powerful football team.
Poteet is 13-2 and has mowed down some pretty impressive teams this season. They play in one of the toughest districts in the area with Corsicana, West Mesquite, Waxahachie, and Ennis among others.
| Everyone is excited about the Bearcats’ success in the playoffs, and the Aledo Ninth Grade Center is giving everyone an opportunity to show it. |
This Thursday, Dec. 9. from 4-6 p.m. and Friday, Dec. 10 from 4-5 p.m. the students of Aledo Ninth Grade Campus will paint car windows in orange and black to show Bearcat Pride. The students will be lined up in the Ninth Grade Campus/High School drop-off and pick-up area, so swing by and let them help you show off your spirit! Car painting is free, yet donations will be gladly accepted.
The Mesquite Poteet Pirates defeated the Bastrop Bears 42-35 on Saturday to set up a showdown with the Aledo Bearcats in the state semi-finals for Class 4 A Division I.
The Pirates are 12-2 with two losses earlier this season. A week ago, Mesquite Poteet dispatched undefeated Highland Park 45-28. Poteet is a pas oriented team relying on the arm of senior quarterback Beau Nowell who has thrown for close to 3,000 yards this season.
Game and ticket information will be posted on The Community News website as soon as it becomes available.
60 minutes to kick-off and the team is going through their stretches.... Football Fever is on high alert!
We will be covering the game live from Waco, so refresh your page often to get updates on your favorite team!
The kickoff is underway...Aledo is on defense first
Jace Vincent has put incredible pressure on the quarterback...Aledo takes over from their own 5 yard line.
Matthew Bishop fumbles the ball on the opponent 25 yard-line for a turnover after a nice 23-yard run...Stephenville takes over.
Aledo forces another punt after key sack froms Rylan Riney and Gunner Johnson...Aledo takes over from their own 33 with 2:25 left in the 1st quarter.
Aledo punts the ball away with 51 seconds left...Gray has struggled so far with 2 yards on 2 carries.