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Vaccination day

July 10, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

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Parker County Vet Hospital technician Lacey Jarrett vaccinates "Oscar" with owner Tammy Nestel looking on Saturday morning at the Brookshire's parking lot in Willow Park.

Parker County Vet Hospital has an "on location" vaccination clinic once a month from April to October, alternating locations.

On Aug. 14, Parker County Vet Hospital will be at the Beall's parking lot in Weatherford.

Rigues, AISD trustees still gaining signatures for 'Make Education A Priority' campaign

July 2, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Tony Eierdam/The Community News: Aledo resident Claudia Delgado signs a "Make Education A Priority" letter Friday afternoon as Aledo ISD president Joe Dearing answers her questions. The Aledo ISD board of trustees, led by trustee Bobby Rigues, have set up shop on FM1187 all week collecting signatures on individual letters that trustees will hand deliver to state legislators in Austin.

Since Monday afternoon and continuing this afternoon (Friday, July 2), Aledo ISD school board trustees, led by trustee Bobby Rigues, have set up shop on FM1187 getting signatures from area taxpayers for the board’s initiative, “Make Education A Priority.”

Dedicated to the cause

June 29, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Tony Eierdam/The Community News

Aledo ISD school board trustee Bobby Rigues waves down cars during a rain storm today (Tuesday, June 29) in front of his State Farm office on FM 1187 in Aledo in an effort to collect signatures for the "Make Education A Priority" campaign.

Rigues - with complete support of the Aledo ISD board of trustees - started the grassroots effort to inform the public of the limitations Austin and its state legislators have put on school districts.

The “Make Education a Priority” catchphrase calls for tax payers in Aledo ISD and across the state to contact their local legislators and senators to help repair a funding system that was put in place in 2006.

Turning dirt

June 28, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Tony Eierdam/The Community News

Bulldozers and earth-moving machines were busy at work Monday morning (June 28) on what used to be a practice field across the parking lot from the Aledo High School field house in the beginning construction phase of the new all-sports indoor practice facility. The facility is scheduled to be complete in December.

Aledo ISD will hold new tax ratification election on Aug. 28

June 22, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

In an effort to once again transfer funds into the from Interest and Sinking funds to Maintenance and Operations (M&O) with no cost to taxpayers, the Aledo ISD board of trustees at their regular meeting Monday night (June 21) approved the calling of another Tax Ratification Election (TRE) which will take place on Aug. 28, 2010.

Early voting is slated for Aug. 16.

Aledo ISD superintendent Don Daniel explained that although it appears taxes will be raised by elevating the M&O tax rate from $1.04 to $1.17 per $100 valuation, it is really just a shifting of funds.

“It will not increase the total tax rate and will not lengthen the bond payment schedules,” Daniel said. “We will pay the bonds off on the same schedule they are currently on.

Aledo ISD board of trustees to consider calling of new TRE tonight at regular school board meeting

June 21, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Budget and proposed tax rates and consideration of calling a Tax Ratification Election (TRE) are two items on the agenda for today’s (Monday, June 21) Aledo ISD regular board of trustees meeting.

The meeting – which will also allow for public comment on any matter – begins at 7 p.m. in the Aledo ISD administration building boardroom.

Another key item will be a presentation by Aledo ISD athletic director/head football coach Tim Buchanan, who will seek approval from trustees concerning recommended changes in the district’s policy regarding drug testing and fees involved.

A complete list of the agenda items can be found at www.community-news.com.

The Community News takes top Texas Press award

June 19, 2010 by Randy Keck

The Community News received the Sweepstakes Award for the best overall newspaper among its peers at the Texas Press Association Better Newspaper Contest awards presented today in San Antonio.

In competition that was judged by memos of the Georgia Press Association, The Community News compiled Sweepstakes points based on how it compared to other medium sized weekly papers in the state.

Among 23 medium sized weeklies, The Community News placed:
Firstin News Writing;
Second in Column Writing, Headline Writing, News Photo, Page Design and Web Site;
Third in Feature Photo and
Fourth in Feature Writing.
  

AHS holds largest graduation ever

June 7, 2010 by Randy Keck

Randy Keck/The Community News
Hunter Stockon walks across the stage at TCU's Daniel Meyer Coliseum to receive his diploma during commencement exercises tonight (Monday, June 7). More photos and coverage will be available in The Community News' June 11 issue.

Click on the photo above for our complete gallery of AHS graduation photos.

Aledo ISD Elementary Schools Field Day

May 21, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Tony Eierdam/The Community News

Vandagriff Elementary School second grader Mollie Coomer attacks the big, inflatable slide Friday morning at the Aledo Middle School football field during Aledo ISD elementary schools field day. Students from Vandagriff, Coder, Stuard and McCall elementary schools joined in the Friday morning fun with several games and organized activities.

Aledo High School current events and issues team captures state championship

May 8, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Current events and issues team joins Eric Elsken as Aledo state champions at UIL State Academic Meet

Aledo High School's current events and issues team won first place today (Saturday, May 8) at the University Interscholastic League State Academic Meet.

Also, AHS' literary criticism and social studies teams each finished in second place in their respective competitions as the trio of teams helped Aledo to a fourth-place finish overall with 79 1/4 points.

Earlier in the meet, AHS senior Eric Elsken won the individual state championship in computer science.

In individual competition, placing third for AHS were Anna Flinchbaugh in ready writing and Kiefer Odell in current events and issues, with Odell also placing fourth in social studies.

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, December 2

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Birdville, B 6 p.m., A 4:30 p.m., JV 6 p.m. and Varsity 7:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Springtown, Freshmen 5:30 p.m., JV 5:30 p.m. and Varsity 7 p.m.

Thursday, December 4

  • Aledo Ladycats Freshmen and JV at Mineral Wells Invitational

  • Aledo Bearcats B, A, JV and Varsity at Weatherford New Car Dealers Tournament

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at Fort Worth Cowtown Classic

Tuesday, December 9

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Stephenville at Aledo High School, B 6 p.m., A 4:30 p.m., JV 6 p.m. and Varsity 7:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Granbury, Freshmen 5 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 6:30 p.m., *District Game

Thursday, December 11

  • Aledo Bearcats B, A, JV and Varsity at Decatur Tournament

Monday, December 15

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Southwest at Aledo High School, B 5 p.m., A 5 p.m. and JV 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 16

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Cleburne at Aledo High School, Freshmen 5 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 6:30 p.m., *District Game

Friday, December 19

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Joshua at Aledo High School, A 8 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 6:30 p.m., *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Joshua at Aledo High School, Freshmen 6:30 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 8 p.m., *District Game

Monday, December 29

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Moritz Auto Group Holiday Classic, Aledo

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at Fibermax Caprock Classic, Lubbock

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