Cause for the natural gas smells in Hudson Oaks and Willow Park Wednesday morning were from “a little bit” of the safe chemical mercaptin being leaked into a gas line during a routine maintenance procedure at a Texas Gas Services plant in Hudson Oaks, according a company spokesperson.
Lori Morena with Texas Gas Services said maintenance on an odorant tank was being performed when a bit of the chemical got into the line. Mercaptin is placed into natural gas so it can be detected in case of a leak.
“It’s perfectly safe, and there’s no danger,” she said Wednesday afternoon. “The smell should subside within a few hours.”
Concerns about natural gas smells in Hudson Oaks and Willow Park were abundant Wednesday morning.
A homeowner in the Oakview Estates in Hudson Oaks reported the natural gas smells were inside homes and businesses “from R&K Café to Oakview Estates” and were causing some people to have headaches.
In Willow Park, a public works employee said they were also working to track the smell.
“There’s no danger when it’s outdoors, only when it’s contained in a house or office,” the public works employee said.
Boswell keeps Bearcats winless in district with late comeback win
Fourth-quarter performances determined the outcome of both the Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats basketball games Tuesday night in District 6-4A action at Boswell.
The Ladycats went on a 17-6 run in the final period to come away with a 43-25 victory over the Lady Pioneers. The Aledo ladies went 19 for 22 at the free throw line, including an 11-for-12 effort in the fourth quarter.
In the boys' game, Boswell came back from an 11-point deficit in the third quarter and outscored the Bearcats 18-12 in the final period to slip past Aledo, 56-54.
The Bearcats missed three shots from the lane and their last six free throws in the final quarter and fell to 0-2.
The win elevates the Ladycats to 4-0 as AHS is in a first-place tie with Springtown in District 6-4A.
Logan Mittie led the Ladycats with 13 points, with Alanna Martin adding eight. Also scoring for the Ladycats were Mallory Powell and Caileen Tallant, each with seven points, Tara Gough and Shelby Stockard, each with three, and Melissa Howell with two.
James Albritton/The Community News: Aledo freshman wing Mallory Powell hustles the ball up the floor Saturday during the Ladycats' win over Brewer. The Ladycats and Bearcats will return to district action tonight (Tuesday, Jan. 5) at Boswell.
The Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats basketball teams will continue District 6-4A action today (Tuesday, Jan. 5) at Boswell.
The girls' game will tip off at 6 p.m. followed by the boys' contest at approximately 7:30 p.m.
The Ladycats are 3-0 in district play and are coming off an 82-51 win over Brewer. The Bearcats (0-1 in 6-4A) are seeking their first league win after falling to Brewer in the boys' district opener last Saturday.
Bearcats fall 53-50 in league opener to Bears
Saturday marked the opening of District 6-4A basketball doubleheaders as the Aledo High School hoop teams hosted Brewer, with AHS coming away with a split.
Aledo junior guard Logan Mittie scored a game-high 31 points to lead the Ladycats to an 82-51 victory over the Lady Bears as the AHS ladies raised their league mark to a perfect 3-0.
The Aledo Bearcats followed the ladies in the boys' district opener against Brewer, falling 53-50 to the Bears as a late AHS comeback fell just short.
Both teams will continue district play on Tuesday (Jan. 5) at Boswell. The girls' game will tip off at 6 p.m. followed by the boys' contest at 7:30 p.m.
The Ladycats jumped out to a 20-9 lead after the first period as Mittie set the pace with 11 points.
On the strength of two three-pointers and five additional field goals, Mittie scored 17 of the Ladycats' 26 points in the second quarter as Aledo took a 46-23 lead at the break.
East Parker County Genealogy and Historical Society moves collection
Special to The Community News: Left to right – Judy Cordell, secretary; Vickie Slagle, treasurer and founder; and Penny Serrato, historian and research assistant unpack at the East Parker County Genealogy and Heritage Society's new home in the Willow Park Community Center.The East Parker County Genealogy and Historical Society recently announced a move that will double its space and free up much-needed space at the East Parker County Library.
An agreement was recently reached with Candy Scott, City of Willow Park Administrator, and the organization’s Vice-President, Kay W. Davis, for the 1000+ holdings of the EPCGHS to be moved to the Willow Park Community Center at the corner of Ranch House Road and Stagecoach Road West. The agreement allows the organization to utilize the city’s previous Park and Recreation office.
Junior guard Logan Mittie scored 21 points to lead the Aledo Ladycats to a 52-32 victory over Keller Central this afternoon (Thursday, Dec. 31) at Keller Central in AHS' final non-district game.
The win - the Ladycats ninth in a row - elevates AHS' overall mark to 14-5.
Also scoring for the Ladycats were Melissa Howell with eight points, Mallory Powell and Shelby Stockard, each with seven, Tara Gough with four, Caileen Tallant with three and Sarah Hawkins with two.
The Ladycats led 15-5 after the opening period and built a 28-16 cushion at the half. Aledo outscored Central 15-5 in the third period to take a 43-21 lead into the fourth quarter.
The Ladycats (2-0 in District 6-4A) and Bearcats will host Brewer in 6-4A contests on Saturday, Jan. 2. The girls game will tip off at 3:30 p.m. at the AHS gym followed by the boys contest at approximately 5 p.m.
Tony Eierdam/The Community News: Aledo Ladycats head coach Rusty Johnson gives instruction during a recent game. The Ladycats and Bearcats hoop teams will host Brewer on Saturday (Jan. 2) in District 6-4A action
Ladycats make up non-district game at Keller Central at noon Thursday
The Aledo Bearcats and Ladycats basketball teams will host Brewer on Saturday, Jan. 2, in District 6-4A action.
The Ladycats - 2-0 in district play - will tip off at 3:30 p.m. at the AHS gym, while the Bearcats, in the boys' 6-4A opener, will follow at approximately 5 p.m.
On Thursday (Dec. 31), the Ladycats will conclude non-district play at noon at Keller Central.
Randy Keck/The Community News: The nativity scene at the East Parker County Library took on additional meaning with the arrival of snow and strong winds Christmas Eve.
East Parker County received a light blanket of snow from a storm passing west-to-east through the area. The snow was predicted to end tonight, giving way to a sunny but Chilly Christmas Day. Click on the weather link on our home page for more weather information.
Aledo junior guard Logan Mittie scored a game-high 17 points to lead the Ladycats to a 41-37 victory over Birdville Dec. 18 in a District 6-4A contest at the Aledo High School gym.
The win elevates the Ladycats to 13-5 and 2-0 in district play. The Aledo ladies will play next in non-district action at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, at Keller Central.
The Ladycats will continue district play at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, at home against Brewer. The Bearcats game will follow at 5 p.m.
22 other AHS gridders receive all-league recognition
By Tony Eierdam
Three players from the District 6-4A and state-champion Aledo Bearcats earned top district honors and 22 other Bearcats were also recognized in a vote of 6-4A coaches.
Aledo senior Danny Heiss was the unanimous choice for “Defensive Player of the Year," while sophomore running back Johnathan Gray was selected the league’s “Offensive Player of the Year."