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Tenth Annual Pink Luncheon

October 9, 2015 by Rosealee Hoffman

The tenth annual Pink Luncheon was held Friday at New River Fellowship in Hudson Oaks, with Brent Baker, Evon Markum and Karen Borta. Proceeds benefit the Parker County Health Foundation. See the Oct. 16 issue of The Community News for more photos.

Aledo greets convoy

October 6, 2015 by Rosealee Hoffman

The Military Vehicle Preservation Association made its way through Aledo and Willow Park this morning while retracing the historic 1920 Bankhead convoy route. Members of the community put out flags, balloons and signs to greet the drivers. For more photos and the full story, see the Oct. 9 edition of The Community News.

Historic military convoy traveling through Aledo Tuesday

October 5, 2015 by Rosealee Hoffman

The Military Vehicle Preservation Association will be coming through Aledo Tuesday morning as they retrace the 1920 historic Bankhead Highway route. The convoy, which has approximately 50 vehicles, is expected to travel through town shortly before 8:15 a.m. Aledo ISD officers will be on hand if needed for traffic assistance.

The group is following the path of a convoy executed in 1920 by the U.S. Army, designed to further the understanding of the uses of motorized transport.

It will enter town from the south side along Aledo/Iona Road, travel north on FM 1187 through town, and head west on Bankhead Highway before taking a break at the Aledo youth baseball fields.

Aledo Homecoming Parade

September 29, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo High School Homecoming Junior Court queens Ellie Posey and Gillian King wave to the crowd and toss candy to children Monday during the Aledo High School Homecoming Parade. The parade ended at Bearcat Stadium where a pep rally followed. The Bearcats will take on Burleson Centennial at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Bearcat Stadium on Homecoming Night.

National Night Out October 6th

September 25, 2015 by Rosealee Hoffman

The Aledo ISD Police Department is pleased to announce the department’s hosting of the annual National Night Out event on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, at Aledo ISD Stadium. The event will begin at 6:00 PM and end at 8:00 PM.

The community is encouraged to come out, meet your neighbors and join in this informative crime and drug prevention get-together.

National Night Out involves over 15,325 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world. In all over 37.1 million people are expected to participate in this year’s 30th Annual National Night Out.

National Night Out is designed to:

(1) Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness

(2) Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts;

North Texas Giving Day huge success for library

September 22, 2015 by Rosealee Hoffman

The East Parker County Library was the recipient of $6,955 in donations last week through the North Texas Giving Day. The library will also receive bonus funds from the event in late October.

"In the past we have also received donations for a week or two following the event, so we are thinking we will come very close to our 'ambitious' goal of $10,000," said librarian Sue Ellen Shaw. "We are very elated about this."

The City of Aledo also increased funding for the library from $12,000 last fiscal year to $15,000 this fiscal year.

Shaw, who received word of the increased funding on the same day as the donations, said it was great news all the way around for the library.

This year's event raised a total of $33.1 million for over 2,000 North Texas nonprofits.

In the Sept. 18 issue of The Community News

September 18, 2015 by Rosealee Hoffman

In this week's issue, available today:

- AISD Board of Trustees approves new tax rate, discusses ways to improve communication with community;

- Reporter experiences a day in the life of a local deputy;

- Former student recalls desegregation of Aledo ISD;

- and much more.

Aledo Fire Department hosts pre-schoolers

September 18, 2015 by Rosealee Hoffman

The prekindergarten class from Faith Presbyterian Church visited Aledo Fire Department today, and got an up-close and personal look at the fire truck and the safety equipment worn by firefighters.

North Texas Giving Day benefits EPC library, Aledo Education Foundation

September 15, 2015 by Rosealee Hoffman

Area residents will have an opportunity to support two local organizations Thursday, September 17, when the annual North Texas Giving Day rolls around.

The event provides donors an easy way to donate online to as many charities as they want - all in one easy to access place.

Both the Aledo Education Foundation and East Parker County Library are participating in this year’s event.

In just six years, North Texas Giving Day has pumped more than $86 million into the North Texas community. In 2014, more than 98,000 gifts totalling $26.3 million benefited 1,570 nonprofits.

Hours will run from 6 a.m.–midnight.

Miracle League Day

September 12, 2015 by Randy Keck

Bearcat baseball players (from left) Garrett Hyles, Jason Lohmer, Cameron Bean, Matthew McCartney and Carter Windes were present Saturday morning in support of the ribbon cutting for the Miracle League of Parker County. The baseball facility is built to accommodate children with special needs so they can participate in the nation's pastime. For more on the Miracle League and ribbon cutting, see the Sept. 18 issue of The Community News.

Sports Calendar

Saturday, October 10

  • TCA Varsity VS Immanuel Christian Academy at TCA; TBA

  • AHS at Flyin' Hawks Invitational at Hurst; 7:30 a.m.

Tuesday, October 13

  • AHS at Cleburne

    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.

    JV, 5:30 p.m.

    9th A, 5:30 p.m.

    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, October 16

  • AHS at Crowley

    Varsity, 5:30 p.m.

    JV, 6:30 p.m.

    9th A, 6:30 p.m.

    9th B, 5:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Crowley Eagles, 7:30 p.m.

Monday, October 19

Tuesday, October 20

  • AHS VS Joshua at AHS

    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.

    JV, 5:30 p.m.

    9th A, 5:30 p.m.

    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, October 23

  • AHS VS Burleson at AHS

    Varsity, 5:30 p.m.

    JV, 6:30 p.m.

    9th A, 6:30 p.m.

    9th B, 5:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity VS Burleson Elks at Bearcat Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

  • TCA Varsity at Nazarene Christian Academy; 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 27

  • AHS at Burleson Centennial

    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.

    JV, 5:30 p.m.

    9th A, 5:30 p.m.

    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, October 30

  • AHS Varsity at Granbury Pirates, 7:30 p.m.

  • TCA Varsity VS Newman International Academy at TCA; 7:30 p.m.

Friday, November 6

  • AHS Varsity VS Cleburne Yellow Jackets at Bearcat Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

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