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CD release party for DeAnn Spence

April 21, 2014 by Phil Major

A CD release party for Aledo’s DeAnn Spence is planned Friday, April 25 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Parson’s Table in Aledo, 200 S. FM 1187.
This is the first solo album for the 1984 Aledo graduate, although she has recorded two previous CDs with the bluegrass band FullHouse.
They can be seen every fourth Sunday at the Parker County Cowboy Church.
DeAnn and Rick Spence reside in Aledo. They met in 1986, but their musical careers did not become a big part of their lives until about 2008.
“It’s About the Journey” features songs written by DeAnn and Rick, along with one penned by FullHouse guitarist Jared Kennedy, as well as some familiar gospel and country standards – all with a bluegrass flavor.
When they’re not playing, recording or writing, DeAnn is a transition specialist at Eastern Hills High School in Fort Wirth, and Rick is a salesman for wholesale retirement plans in a six-state area. He is also a former professional calf roper, putting aside that career about three years ago.

Looking for Cookies

March 31, 2014 by Randy Keck

Kathy Chruscielski/The Community NewsThe Cook of the Week mascot is gearing up for cookie runs for the Moritz Ride for Heroes on April 19.

The Ride for Heroes needs about 200 dozen cookies.

Home-baked are preferable, but bakery cookies are OK. No pre-packaged store-bought cookies, please. If possible, cookies should be bagged by the dozen. They can be dropped off at The Community News, 203 Pecan, Aledo or we can pick them up. Cookies should be ready the week of April 14, but no later than April 17. For questions or “Cookie Commitments,” call Loydale Schmid at The Community News - 817-441-7661.


Since its inception in 2003, the Moritz Ride for Heroes has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local first responders, law enforcement and school organizations.

Over those years traditions have developed that are unique to the local bike ride. One of those has been the rest stops, which have become not just places to get a breather, but areas where students and organizations provide entertainment and snacks. The rest stops are creatively decorated for the riders but also for the goal of winning the first place award. The Community News judges the rest stops, and the winning organization receives an additional cash prize from the ride.

Run, Walk or Crawl

March 22, 2014 by Randy Keck

Randy Keck/The Community NewsRunners warm up before Saturday's "Run, Walk or Crawl" sponsored by the Aledo Advocats. See the March 28 issue of The Community News for full coverage.

Click on the photo above for a gallery of images..

Parker County Election Results

March 4, 2014 by Randy Keck

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FINAL RESULTS  
   
Office Votes Pct
County Judge    
Mark Riley 7,524 61.70%
Cary McCay 4,670 38.30%
     
County Court at Law #1    
Jerry Buckner (u) 10,292 100.00%
     
District Clerk    
Sharena Gilliland (u) 10,017 100.00%
     
County Clerk    
Paula Hawkins Durant 4,861 41.61%
Jeane Brunson 6,821 58.39%
     

Spring city/school elections set

March 3, 2014 by Phil Major

The Aledo City Council and School Board will hold elections in May.
Candidate filing deadline passed Friday, and contested races have developed for four of the five positions.
Both Aledo School Board positions are contested.
Place 6 has two candidates as Farida Goderya faces incumbent David Davis.
Place 7 includes Riley Morrison and Debra Rogers as well as incumbent Hoyt Harris.
Two council positions will be contested, though Mayor Kit Marshall drew no opposition.
For Place 2 George “Pres” McGee faces incumbent Jean Bailey. In Place 4 Mark Siegmund faces incumbent Kim Hiebert.
Also on the May 10 ballot will be the proposition to allow the sale of beer and wine in convenience and grocery stores and the sale of beer, wine and mixed drinks in restaurants.
Be sure to read the March 7 Community News for a complete rundown of elections in East Parker County.

Election deadlines

February 28, 2014 by Phil Major

If you want to vote early in Tuesday's party primaries, today (Feb. 28) is the last day.
This is also the last day to file for a place on the ballot to run for the school board or city council in the May 10 election.

Early voting begins tomorrow

February 17, 2014 by Randy Keck

Early voting for primary elections begins tomorrow at the following locations and times:

Parker County Courthouse Annex, 112 Santa Fe Dr., Weatherford, TX
Springtown City Hall, 102 E 2nd St., Springtown, TX
Willow Park Municipal, 516 Ranch House Rd., Willow Park, TX
Peaster Fire Department, 221 Judd St., Peaster, TX
Azle Masonic Lodge, 257 W Main St., Azle, TX
Aledo Community Center, 114 Robinson Ct., Aledo, TX
Old Brock ISD Admin. Building, 100 Grindstone Road, Brock, TX

Hours:
Tuesday, February 18 – Friday, February 21: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, February 22: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday, February 23: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Monday, February 24 – Friday, February 28: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

State Championship Memorabilia

February 13, 2014 by Randy Keck

The Aledo Athletic Booster Club will be at Brookshire's in Willow Park starting at 10 a.m. This Saturday, Feb. 15, to sell state championship t-shirts (2 different styles), caps and stickers.

Aledo schools canceled

February 11, 2014 by Randy Keck

Aledo ISD has canceled classes for today. (Tuesday, Feb 11).

Aledo ISD schools delayed Tuesday

February 10, 2014 by Randy Keck

Due to weather conditions, Aledo ISD will delay the start of classes for Tuesday, Feb. 11 by two hours.

Sports Calendar

Monday, December 29

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

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at Fibermax Caprock Classic, Lubbock

Friday, January 2

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Maypearl at Aledo High School, A 4:00 pm and JV 5:30 pm.

Saturday, January 3

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Joshua/Cleburne (Dark) at Cleburne, B 12:00 pm.

  • Aledo Soccer Alumni Game at Bearcat Stadium, Ladycats 12:00 pm and Bearcats 2:00 pm.

Tuesday, January 6

  • Aledo Bearcats at Burleson Centennial, JV 5:00 pm, Varsity 6:30 pm and A 8:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson Centennial, JV 5:00 pm, Freshmen 6:30 pm and Varsity 8:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats at Boswell, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm.

Thursday, January 8

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Waxahachie 287 Tournament

  • Aledo Ladycats vs The Colony at Waxahachie Tournament, 7:30 pm. January 9 & 10 opponenet and time TBA.

  • Aledo Middle School Ladycats at Brewer. 7th Grade C 5:00 pm, B 6:00 pm and A 7:00 pm. 8th Grade C 5:00 pm, B 6:00 pm and A 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School Bearcats vs Brewer Middle School. 7th at Aledo Gym 1, C 5:00 pm, B 6:00 pm and A 7:00 pm. 8th at Aledo MPC, C 5:00 pm, B 6:00 pm and A 7:00 pm. *District Game

Friday, January 9

  • Aledo Middle School Bearcats 7th & 8th A at Azle Junior High School Tournament.

  • Aledo Bearcat JV at Keller Timber Creek Tourny

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Everman at Aledo High School, JV 5:00 pm, Varsity 6:30 pm and A 8:00 pm. *District Game

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