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The Community News • P.O. Box 1031 • 203 Pecan Dr. • Aledo, TX 76008 • 817-441-7661 • FAX: 817-441-5419

 

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September 6 issue

September 5, 2013 by Randy Keck

The Sept 6 issue of The Community News is at the printer. Top stories this week include a house fire in Aledo, profile of a new produce market in Aledo, a feature story on Lloyd Swiggum in commemoration of 9/11, Cook of the Week Glenn Baker, Rookie Camp at McAnally Intermediate School, Grandparents Day, latest sports (of course!) and more!

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Train blocking 1187 traffic

August 12, 2013 by Randy Keck

A Union Pacific train is stopped, blocking the crossing at FM 1187 in Aledo. Traffic backed up in both directions as of 8:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 12.

Fall baseball and softball sign-ups

July 24, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

Fall baseball and softball sign-ups for boys and girls ages 3 to 12 through Aledo Athletics will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 3, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 4, at Railhead Willow Park. Returning players wishing to register for fall baseball or softball can sign up online through August 9.
The opening day for the 2013 season is scheduled for Saturday September 7. Closing day is scheduled for Saturday October 19.
Visit www.aledoathletics.com for details or email info@aledoathletics.com.

Train derailment injures 1

July 18, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

A Union Pacific train derailed near the border of Parker County and Tarrant County at 5:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 18. Benbrook Assistant Fire Chief Mark O’Connor confirmed that the derailment involved one locomotive and five rail cars. O’Connor confirmed that the 45-car train was en route from Dallas to Tucson and was carrying no hazardous material. A Union Pacific employee was transported to the hospital as a precaution. As of press time, the cause of the derailment was unknown. Updated information will be provided as it becomes available.

AHS student dies after being struck by car

July 18, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

A 17-year-old male pedestrian was struck and killed Wednesday afternoon as he attempted to cross Interstate 20 on the eastbound side between Ranch House Road and FM 5. The incident occurred at 3:41 p.m.
The fatality, believed to be a Willow Park resident, was struck as he entered the lanes of traffic on the freeway. At press time there was still an ongoing investigation as to why or what caused him to step into the roadway.
The driver of the vehicle that struck the subject is a female from Eastland County. She stayed on the scene and is cooperating with the investigation. There is no indication of any wrong doing on the part of the driver of the motor vehicle.
“Despite the selfless efforts of off-duty EMS personnel and medical personnel who happened to be passing by, who performed CPR on the subject, he was transported to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth by LifeCare, and was pronounced deceased at 4:29 p.m.,” according to Willow Park Police Chief Brad Johnson.
The accident led to a severe traffic jam on I-20 as emergency responders appeared at the scene. Investigators closed two lanes for about an hour as they worked to gather as much evidence as possible from the scene.
The investigation, conducted by both the Willow Park Police Department and the Texas Department of Public Safety, is ongoing. The name of the victim had not been officially released at press time.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Annie Jr.

June 27, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

Center Stage Theatre's youth camp will perform Annie Jr. at 7 p.m. tonight (Thursday), Friday and Saturday at the Aledo Church of Christ. Tickets are $8 for children ages 5 and under, $10 for students and $12 for adults. To purchase tickets, call director Christy Collard at 817-944-9041.

Link issue for e-subscribers

June 26, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

The link to this week's issue for e-subscribers is not working currently. We are working to address the error.

Parker County residents eligible for safe room wait list program

June 26, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

From the office of County Judge Mark Riley:

Beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, June 28, 2013, Parker County residents looking for financial assistance with storm shelters/safe rooms can sign up with an online waitlist through the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG).
Those wishing to be placed on the Parker County waitlist will need to log on to www.nctsaferoom.com on or after 7 p.m., Friday June 28, 2013. No documentation will be required to be on the waitlist, just name and address only. Those without internet access may call the NCTCOG Emergency Preparedness department at 817-695-9235.
Once the waitlist opens, it will not close, according to NCTCOG officials.
NCTCOG officials say it may take 3 to 18 months for those who sign up to be contacted once residents have placed their name on the waiting list.
To participate applicants must be living or developing in Parker County and must not be living in a 100 year floodplain.

Wreck on I-30

June 24, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

First responders went out to help clean up a wreck on I-30 East near the I-20/I-30 split midday Monday. The incident involved a tractor trailer and led to debris blocking two lanes.

May 31 Issue

May 30, 2013 by Randy Keck

The May 31 issue of The Community News is at the printer.

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Sports Calendar

Thursday, February 26

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at Brewer Tournament, Time TBA

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Jerry Durant Classic at Aledo, Time TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Burleson Tournament, Time TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Grand Prairie Tournamnet, Time TBA.

Friday, February 27

  • Aledo Varsity at Burleson High Tournament, all day

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black at Regional Preview at Rawls Golf Course, Lubbock.

  • Aledo JV vs. Everman at Bearcat Stadium, Bearcats 5:30 pm and Ladycats 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Varsity at Everman, Ladycats 5:30 pm and Bearcats 7:00 pm. *District Game

Tuesday, March 3

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats JV at Waxahachie JV Tournament at Waxahachie Country Club.

  • Aledo Bearcats at Crowley, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Crowley at Bearcat Stadium, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Joshua at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Wednesday, March 4

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity Orange at Glen Rose Invitational at Squaw Valley Golf Course Links Course.

Thursday, March 5

  • Aledo Ladycats JV at Brewer Tournament, Time TBA

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at A&M Consolidated Tournament, College Station, Time TBA

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Southwest and Arlington Heights Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Granbury Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Weatherford Tournament, Times TBA.

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Boswell
    Aledo Middle School at Stephenville

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