The Upper Trinity Groundwater Conservation District, North Texas GCD, Northern Trinity GCD, Prairielands GCD, and the INTERA, Inc. Team have released the Draft Northern Trinity/Woodbine Groundwater Availability Model Report for public comment. This release starts a formal 45-day comment period for all Groundwater Management Area 8 GCDs, regional water planning groups, and the general public. The Upper Trinity GCD will be holding a public hearing June 26 in order to review the Draft Report and to hear public comment. The comment period will conclude July 21.
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Kaya Painter takes a shot on goal on June 17 at the Bearcat Ladycat Soccer Camp at the Don Daniel Ninth Grade Campus field. The camp runs though Thursday, June 19.
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Giving it her all into a serve is Katrina Mott, who was one of many campers participating Monday morning at the Aledo High School Tennis Camp. The camp runs through Friday.
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Callie Stevens handles the ball like an expert Thursday morning during the Ladycats Basketball Camp at the AHS gym. The camp concluded today.
Weatherford-Parker County Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team Unit members located a man wanted in connection with a dog cruelty case.
F.A.S.T. members contacted Dallas authorities late Tuesday evening about the man, who is the suspect of a Parker County case where a puppy was killed after the suspect threw it from a car window while driving down Interstate 20, last Friday, June 6, 2014.
A Tarrant County Constable reported the incident to Sheriff’s deputies just before 7 a.m., after a female assault victim reported the incident.
Sheriff’s reports indicate the suspect, identified as Marquael Odoric Greer, 32, of Lancaster, was engaged in a verbal dispute with his girlfriend, Shaquitha Pratt, 33, of Ferris, while traveling eastbound on Interstate 20.
Pratt, a passenger in the vehicle, was holding the 6-week-old, white, male Chihuahua mix-breed puppy in her lap at the time of the argument.
Pratt reported to Tarrant County deputies that the puppy was killed by Greer while traveling in Parker County near the 423 mile marker post. Pratt said she and Greer argued while he traveled at a high rate of speed. Greer then rolled the window down, grabbed the puppy from Pratt’s lap and threw it out of the window and continued to travel eastbound on Interstate 20.
Pratt also reported to Tarrant County deputies that Greer then physically assaulted her and kicked her and another male passenger out of the vehicle.
More than 320 diplomas were awarded Sunday night during Aledo High School's Commencement Exercises at Mansfield ISD's Center for the Performing Arts. Check the June 13 issue of The Community News for full coverage and photos, as well as our annual Salute to Seniors section.
Travis Harsch/Special to The Community News: Aledo second baseman Tyson Mauser catches Victoria East’s Jonathan Ortega stealing in the Class 4A state championship game Friday in Round Rock. The Bearcats won 4-0 to claim their first state title.
ROUND ROCK - Paced by Taco Anderson's sixth consecutive post-season victory, the Aledo Bearcats are the new Class 4A state baseball champions after shutting out Victoria East, 4-0, Friday night at Dell Diamond.
Anderson, who with nine other of his baseball teammates can claim state championships in football and baseball in the same school year, limited VE to just three hits with one walk with four strikeouts in a complete-game effort.
"It feels so good to win two state championships in one year," Anderson said. "We were expected to win in football, but when we finished third in district this year I don't think anyone outside of this team belived we could do what we did (Friday night). We wanted to prove to everyone that we were better than what we finished in district. This is so cool. It really hasn't sunk in yet."
Third baseman Garrett Uhl, who swatted a single and a double in the title game and played on the football team, was asked which of the two state championships he enjoyed the most.
"Both of them are pretty special," Uhl said. "But baseball is my favorite sport, so I like this one the best."
Bearcats head coach Chad Barry said the state tournament was just a continuation of how the team has played throughout the playoffs.
Travis Harsch/Special to The Community News: Aledo’s Bailey Turner heads into third in a Class 4A state semifinal Thursday in Round Rock. The Bearcats defeated Hallsville 9-1.
Join Tony Eierdam for live, interactive coverage of the Aledo Bearcats State Championship game today at 7 p.m. at Dell Diamond. Play-by-play will be in the window below:
Travis Harsch/Special to The Community News: Aledo catcher Zayne Willems gets in position to make a play at the plate on Hallsville’s Dionte Johnson in a Class 4A state semifinal Thursday in Round Rock. The Bearcats defeated Hallsville 9-1.
ROUND ROCK - Aledo senior pitcher Chris Reed threw a six hitter with seven strikeouts in a complete-game effort to lead the Bearcats to a convincing 9-1 victory over Hallsville Thursday night in the Class 4A semifinals at Dell Diamond.
The win advances Aledo to the state championship game. The Bearcats will face Victoria East, a 4-1 winner over Richmond George Ranch in the other semifinal, in the 4A championship game at 7 p.m. Friday at Dell Diamond.
"Chris is our ace for a reason," Bearcats head coach Chad Barry said. "He came out in the biggest game of his life and pitched just like we were hoping he would. I couldn't ask for anything more."
The Bearcats scored runs in the final five innings, with the three-run fifth the big inning that gave Aledo a 6-1 lead. Aledo swatted 10 hits, and was led by Dakota Durant with a pair of hits and three runs batted in.
"Our hitters seem to build off each other and they keep finding ways to get guys on base and get them in," Barry said. "It was a total team effort offensively."
Reed also gave credit to the Bearcats' hitters, saying it makes it easy to pitch for a team hitting as well as they have in this year's playoff run.
The Community News will be at Dell Diamond along with a throng of Aledo fans at 7 p.m. Thursday for the state semifinal baseball playoff between Aledo and Hallsville. If you are at the game, you can add your own color commentary through our interactive blog! Click below once the action is under way