Selects architect for design of construction projects, extends president’s contract
By Linda Bagwell
At its regular January meeting Thursday, Jan. 13, the Weatherford College Board of Trustees selected Hahnfeld, Hoffer, Stanford Architects of Fort Worth for architectural and engineering design services for an academic building and softball field on the Weatherford campus and approved the firm to provide preliminary services for a new agriculture/arena center.
Representatives from Texas A&M, which had previously been selected by the board to oversee WC construction projects, reviewed HHSA’s fee proposal and made the final recommendation to the trustees for its selection.
Special to The Community News: United Way Board President Dennis Clayton, center, congratulates 2010 campaign chair, Charlie Martinez, left, as Executive Director Susan Sodek looks on. Under the direction of Martinez and community volunteers, the United Way exceeded its campaign goal by almost 20 percent. More than 22 agencies and their clients in Parker County will benefit from the campaign.
Special to The Community News
Cheers and applause erupted during the January board meeting of the United Way of Parker County as Charlie Martinez, 2010 campaign chair, announced that campaign pledges had exceeded the $200,000 goal by 20 percent.
Ladycats Sting Lady Hornets 85-48
Can anyone say “halftime adjustments?” The Ladycats were clinging on to a 26-25 lead going into halftime. Aledo had enough of these bees in their bonnets and came out on fire in the second half. The Ladycats outscored Azle 59-23 in the second half. Yes, 59 points in the second half.
The victory moved Aledo to 22-2 on the season and a perfect 7-0 in district play. Logan Mitte led all scorers with 21 points and Mallory Powell added 20.
The Ladycats return home on Tuesday night to play Birdville at 6:00 PM.
Logan Mittie 21
Mallory Powell 20
Alanna Martin 14
Shelby Stockard 10
Hannah Loftin 9
1 2 3 4 Final
Aledo 11 15 32 27 85
Azle 13 12 9 14 48
Varsity Boys fall to District Leading Azle
State Champions II
A note from the publisher
Due to production issues, not every senior Bearcat made it into the State Championship section just published. Additional pages which can be added to the section can be found in the Jan. 21 issue of The Community News. The Jan. 14 issue, available at local retailers, contains the Championship section. Click on the image above to enjoy a sneak peek of it here, as well as reading additional senior profiles below.
Aledo Bearcat Senior Profile # 15 Zack Scott S/DE
Senior Profile # 15 Zack Scott Q & A
Theft From The Manna Storehouse
The Parker County Crime Stoppers has issued the following Crime of the Week and we need your help in solving this crime.
Sometime between Friday, 01/07/2011, and Tuesday, 01/11/2011, unknown person(s) went on to the property of the Manna Storehouse, Inc, located at the 100blk of E Bridge St, and removed the covers off of two exterior heat pump units and stole the internal copper and aluminum components. The complainant stated that the units were newly installed and that the approximate value to replace them was $15,000. To gain access to the heat pumps, the suspect(s) disassembled a chain link fence on the West side of the building.
Varsity Basketball vs. Boswell, Tuesday Night Action
The Aledo Ladycats brought out the defensive heat on a cold night and defeated the Boswell Lady Pioneers 56-36. The victory gives the Ladycats, ranked # 5 in the state, a 21-2 record to go along with a perfect 6-0 district mark.
Logan Mitte led all scorers with 18, Mallory Powell added 12, Alanna Martin 10, Hannah Loftin 6.
Bearcats 42 Boswell 51
The Bearcats led Boswell 24-20 at halftime, but fell victim to some cold shooting in the second half. Danny Glass led Aledo with 14, Matt Bishop scored 9, AJ Ray 8, and Taylor Johnson 7.
Ladycat JV 45 Boswell 39
Marlowe Hudson 15
Hylee Boden 8
Bearcat JV 47 Boswell 65
Travis Gough 10
Alex Riner 10
Matt Dunn 10
TABC/Tex Preps Basketball Magazine HS Basketball Rankings - Jan. 10, 2011
1. Canyon (22-0)
2. Frisco Wakeland (25-2)
3. Cedar Park (24-3)
4. Plainview (21-2)
5. Aledo (20-2)
6. Floresville (21-3)
7. Mansfield Summit (21-6)
8. Beaumont Ozen (20-2)
9. Beaumont Central (19-3)
10. Livingston (16-1)
Parker County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division is assisting the Parker County Fire Marshal’s Office in investigating an arson incident of a church located in the 200 block of Eden Road, which has been named the Crime of the Week.
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said deputies responded to the call Monday, Jan. 3, 2011 at around 1 p.m., where a church deacon reported unknown suspect(s) entered the property, threw a glass bottle at the church building and ignited toilet paper on the side of the building along with a doormat sometime between New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
Sheriff’s Investigators and Fire Marshals are following up on leads.
Parker County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a shooting call on New Year’s Day.
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the 28-year-old male victim appeared to have suffered from an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound to the center of his left hand with a .9 mm handgun at about 2 a.m.
Witnesses told deputies the victim dropped the magazine from the pistol and was attempting to clear a round from the chamber when he accidentally shot himself.
A physical altercation erupted between two additional men pertaining to the shooting and one man was arrested for assaulting a male family member at the same location in the 800 block of Old Garner Road.
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A car lost control on FM-1187 around 2:30 p.m. Monday after the driver appeared to have lost control.
Cody Pope, 24, of Aledo, witnessed the accident and said the female driver of the vehicle (which also had a baby and another female passenger inside) began to swerve before she drove sideways into an open lot near the Edward Jones office, hit a wood sign and eventually flipped over.
While it was unclear at the accident scene which female occupant was driving, it is unclear about the extent of the injuries suffered. One of the women had cuts on the left cheek of her face and appeared to be bleeding from her left ear.