Aledo sophomore defensive tackle James Williams runs through a footwork drill Monday morning at Bearcat Stadium during the first practice of "two a day" workouts for 2015. The two-time defending state champion Bearcats will continue practices without pads through Thursday. Friday will be the first day in full pads, and the Bearcats will hold an intrasquad scrimmage at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15 at Bearcat Stadium. For a wrap up of the first week of workouts see the Aug. 14 issue of The Community News.
A sand hill brought in especially for the occasion was a popular part of the Aug. 7 First Friday in Aledo. Find more photos and coverage in the Aug. 14 issue of The Community News.
Camper Alana Smith snags a ball during an infield drill at the Ladycats Softball Camp held at the Aledo High School softball field. The camp concludes today.
Always a sign that football season is around the corner, the Aledo High School football coaching staff is holding the annual Bearcats Football Camp at the AHS practice fields and indoor facility. The camp began Monday and runs through Thursday. Shown is Jake Lewis, showing good form during a kickoff drill.
The City of Aledo has released the map for the August First Friday activities set for Aug. 7. For a more detailed view, click the link below to download a PDF version.
Aledo Ladycats head volleyball coach Kathy Goings (far right) sends off the volleyball team on its annual mile run Monday morning at Bearcat Stadium. The run is part of individual testing done in the morning the day of the first practice. The Ladycats will take to the court for the first time in 2015 this afternoon. Shown heading the pack is Maddie Goings (purple shirt) and Erin Weiss (white shirt). The Ladycats will scrimmage at home at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Daniel Ninth Grade Campus gym.
Presley Hull sends down a spike during a hitting drill Tuesday afternoon at the Ladycats Volleyball Camp at the Daniel Ninth Grade Campus gym. The camp runs through Thursday.
From left, Jenna White, Lacey Wert and Jake Rose are painting a room at 203 East Oak Street in Aledo to prepare the property to be the new site for the Aledo AdvoCats Clothes Closet.
Gunter Jarvis pushes a sled during a drill Tuesday morning at the Aledo High School indoor facility during a Performance Course session. The late-morning session is conducted for boys in middle school grades. Girls and boys at the middle and high school levels will continue Performance Course at AHS this week, and the summer workout program will end at the end of the month.
From the Parker County Sheriff's Dept
Weatherford-Parker County Special Crimes Unit members arrested a man Thursday in connection with a marijuana growing operation.
SCU investigators served a search warrant at the suspect’s residence Thursday, July 9, 2015, in the 100 block of Woodvale Drive, in Azle, Parker County.
On the west side of the residence, SCU investigators and Parker County Sheriff’s deputies located a large metal shipping container typically used as a portable storage building. The shipping container was secured by a padlock. SCU investigators gained access to the container when the suspect gave them the keys.