The Community News reporter Dominic Genetti was denied the use of a video camera last night at the regular meeting of the Willow Park city council.
Stay with community-news.com for updates and unedited video of the city council vote that violates the Texas Open Meetings Act (http://www.oag.state.tx.us/open/oma2008_text.pdf).
Hugo Saldana-Muniz, 23, of Azle, and Cody Derrek Barnard, 20, of Fort Worth were arrested last weekend by Parker County Sheriff’s investigators in connection with a burglary which occurred on Sunday, Feb. 28 about 1:30 a.m. at a storage facility in the 10300 block of East Bankhead.
Video surveillance of the facility showed two suspects cutting a lock on a gate entering the premises. Investigators said a victim reported the suspects cut the lock to a storage unit to gain entry and stole a nail gun, a generator and a drill, leaving a generator inside the unit which did not belong to one of the victims. Other victims reported the theft of a jet ski and trailer from the facility, which were recovered in Fort Worth earlier this month along with a bow and arrow set, a microwave, a miter saw, a tool set, a drill, a nail gun, a generator and two “AAFL” footballs.
The Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats soccer teams will both play bi-district playoff matches at Northwest ISD Stadium on Thursday, March 18.
The Ladycats will face Denton Guyer at 6 p.m. followed by the Bearcats contest against Denton Ryan at 8 p.m.
The winner of the Ladycats/Guyer match will face Wichita Falls Rider in the area round, while the victor of the Bearcats/Ryan contest will face Wichita Falls High School in the second round.
Both Rider and Old High drew geographical byes in the first round.
Boswell pitcher Tawny Hank limited Aledo to five hits to lead the Lady Pioneers to a 9-3 win over the Ladycats Friday night in a District 6-4A game at Boswell.
The loss drops the Ladycats to 1-2 in district play. Both Ladycat losses in district play have been on the road. AHS will continue 6-4A action at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, at Azle.
Sarah Simpson took the loss in the circle for the Ladycats. The senior allowed four earned runs on six hits with three walks and five strikeouts in five innings.
Sophomore Kacie Brann came on in relief, pitching two innings while allowing two earned runs on three hits with three walks and three strikeouts.
Hank, who also swatted a game-high three hits, walked three and struck out four while allowing three runs.
Boswell took advantage of two Aledo errors in the first inning and scored three unearned runs to take a 3-1 lead and never looked back.
"Something just wasn't there tonight," Ladycats head coach Jeff Lemons said. "Something wasn't there from the time we got off the bus ... something wasn't right.
Aledo sluggers Carolyn Clayton and Morgan Farley combined for six RBI and pitcher Sarah Simpson threw a six-hit shutout to lead the Ladycats to an 8-0 victory over Brewer Wednesday night in District 6-4A action at the AHS softball field.
The win evens the Ladycats' district record to 1-1, while Brewer falls to 0-2. Aledo will continue district play at 7 p.m. Friday, March 12, at Boswell.
Clayton ripped a two-run home run over the centerfield fence in the opening frame, and in the fifth inning smashed a triple to center to drive in another run.
Farley swatted a pair of doubles, including a two-bagger in the third with the bases loaded that drove in three runs.
Simpson, who is 1-1 in 6-4A play, scattered six hits with just one walk while recording five strikeouts.
Clayton's blast in the opening frame gave the Ladycats an early 2-0 lead. The Ladycats added a run in the third for a 3-0 lead when Jordan Simons - who had reached on an infield single - scored after a double-play ground out.
The Transfer Station Meeting at the Aledo Community Center is over. Attorneys have set future dates to move forward with the legal proceedings.
Aledo Mayor Kit Marshall and Willow Park Mayor Ken Hawkins have been officially been denied party status, Judge Richard R. Wilfong said.
Party status is when certain witnesses are approved to present things such as evidence and discovery at a later official hearing. Thus far land/property owners near the proposed transfer station site have been granted party status along with the Aledo ISD.
Keep checking community-news.com for the full story when it becomes available. You can also read it in the print edition Friday morning.
Aledoan takes on country’s oldest antique show
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Jan Orr-Harter of Aledo has taken on a new venture with the Dolly Johnson Antique and Art Show. The show opens at Will Rogers Memorial Center today for its 47th year, but Orr-Harter has promised some changes from years past.
For the first time ever, the Dolly Johnson Show will feature exhibitors of Mid-Century Modern and Industrial antiques, as well art and antiques from far beyond its traditional Americana shores.
“Today people like to mix styles of antiques in their homes,” Orr-Harter said. “The show will now feature more than one style and more than one era of antiques – and more than one price range. We’ll reach from French to cowboy, from formal to fun. Look for Italian country, English country, Country French and good American country. Come ready to invest. Or come ready to find a bargain.”
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Vocalists Sydney Moxley and Savannah Beddingfield (standing) and pianist Caileen Tallant earned UIL Division I at the Solo and Ensemble contest at Crowley High School on Feb. 27.
Caileen performed Chopin's "Mazurka Opus 33 No.1."
Sydney sang "El Majo Discreto" by Granados and Savannah's song was "Nel Co Piu Non Mi Sento" by Paisiello.
The Aledo High School students are scheduled to compete at the State UIL contest in Austin May 29 -31.
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The McCall Elementary Student Council attended their Texas Association of Student Councils Spring Retreat in Cedar Hill last month where they won the Sweepstakes Award for the second year in a row. This award is the top honor given by TASC each year. McCall’s young leaders were also elected to serve as a TASC District 3 Officer School for the 2010-2011 school year. They will hold the office of Corresponding Secretary. The sponsors for the group include Shannon Reynolds, Tanya Smith, LeeAnn Griffith and Laura Gloor. All four teachers are very proud of the commitment of these children and said they look forward to many more great leaders in the future.
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Seven Aledo Middle School choir students received a Division I, Superior, rating on their solos at a UIL Solo & Ensemble Competition at Crowley High School. Two ensembles also received Division I ratings. Shown are (Front row from left) Lauren Roubicek, Kelsey Kovar, Cassidy DellaRocco, Nicole Patterson and Lauren Craine and (back row) Annie Ratcliff, Madelyn Robertson, Makenzi Zimmermann, Summer Richman, Katie Collard, and Mrs. Johnson.