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Ladycats face huge test today at No. 5 Red Oak

August 17, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

The Aledo Ladycats will continue non-district volleyball action today (Tuesday, Aug. 17) at Class 4A state-ranked No. 5 Red Oak.

The freshman and junior varsity games will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by the varsity match at approximately 6:30 p.m.

The Ladycats (5-3) won four of six games last weekend at the grapevine tournament.

Red Oak played a dual last night (Monday, Aug. 16), defeating Mansfield Legacy in four games and sweeping North Crowley.

The Ladycats home opener will be Tuesday, Aug. 31, against Stephenville.

FAST arrests man for failure to register

August 16, 2010 by Randy Keck

Weatherford-Parker County Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (FAST) members arrested a Weatherford man for failing to register as a sex offender.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the man, identified as Lowry Dean Scarlett Sr, 60, was convicted of criminal sexual conduct, a fifth-degree, nonconsensual sexual contact in 2003, in Clearwater County, Minnesota, against a 10-year-old female victim. The charge is equivalent to a Texas felony charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Scarlett absconded to San Antonio, was later apprehended in Lockhart, Texas, and extradited back to Minnesota to serve eight months in jail, before returning to Texas sometime in late 2005.

Sales Tax Holiday begins Friday

August 16, 2010 by Randy Keck

Texas’ annual Sales Tax Holiday arrives this weekend, just in time for families to save money on clothes and supplies for the new school year.

“This is the 12th straight year in which families will take advantage of sales tax savings,” Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said. “This Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 20–22, shoppers can stock up on tax-free school supplies, school backpacks and most children’s and adults’ clothing and shoes priced at less than $100.”

To help families plan to make the most of the Sales Tax Holiday, lists of tax-free apparel and school supplies can be found on the Comptroller’s website at

Strategy For Success committee reports more than 500 people have voted early

August 16, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Strategy For Success committee chairman Craig Harbuck reported over the weekend that early voting for the Aledo ISD tax ratification election (TRE) has seen big numbers.

Early voting for the TRE began Wednesday (Aug. 11) and will continue today through Wednesday (Aug. 16-18) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Aledo ISD administration building.

On Thursday, Aug. 19, polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. at all elementary school campuses and the administration building. Harbuck and the Strategy for Successs committee point to Thursday as a key voting day.

Former Bearcat Ryan Christian scores record-setting touchdown for CFL's Toronto Argonauts

August 15, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Chad Owens caught two TD passes while Ryan Christian returned a kickoff a club-record 110 yards for another as the surprising Toronto Argonauts stunned the Montreal Alouettes 37-22 at Rogers Centre on Saturday night (Aug. 14), according to the Argonauts Web site (

Christian is a first-year player from TCU and a former Aledo Bearcat.

According to the Web site, Christian electrified the season-high Rogers Centre gathering of 22,311 at 2:08 of the second quarter, a play after Montreal had pulled to within 14-7.

Christian broke the Argos' record of 109 yards set by Terry Greer in 1981 and capped the play by summersaulting into the end zone. Video highlights:

Ladycats finish 4-2 at Grapevine volleyball tournament

August 14, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

The Aledo Ladycats finished their first tournament of the season by sweeping pool play and winning one of three bracket games today (Saturday, Aug. 14) at the Grapevine tournament.

The Ladycats (5-3) will play next at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, at Class 4A No. 5 Red Oak.

The Ladycats opened bracket play today with a loss to The Colony, followed with a victory over Cleburne and fell to McKinney this afternoon.

On Friday in pool play, Aledo defeated Frisco Liberty, Richland and Arlington Sam Houston.

Hudson Oaks alters water restrictions

August 14, 2010 by Randy Keck

Hudson Oaks, Texas – The City of Hudson Oaks has released the following update to their stage 3 water restrictions.

Effective immediately, residential customers with addresses ending in 0, 2, 4, 6, and 8 may water trees, shrubs, and lawns with irrigation systems:
*From 8 p.m. Friday evening to 6 a.m. Saturday morning, and
*From 8 p.m. Tuesday evening to 6 a.m. Wednesday morning

Residential customers with addresses ending in 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 may water trees, shrubs, and lawns with irrigation systems:
*From 8 p.m. Sunday evening to 6 a.m. Monday morning, and
*From 8 p.m. Thursday evening to 6 a.m. Friday morning

Commercial water customers may water trees, shrubs, and lawns with irrigation systems:
*From 8 p.m. Wednesday evening to 6 a.m. Thursday morning, and

Open field tackle

August 14, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Tony Eierdam/The Community News

Aledo linebacker Gunner Johnson tackles Bryan Cox in the open field Saturday morning during the Bearcats intrasquad scrimmage. For more on the scrimmage, please see the Aug. 20 issue of The Community News.

UPDATED: Three county fire departments battled blaze

August 13, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Aledo, Willow Park and Hudson Oaks fire departments battled a house fire off of White Settlement Road Friday afternoon. Departments from Silver Creek and Cresson were also on the scene. There are no details as to how the blaze started. A firfighter on the scene confirmed that no one was hurt.

Because of the heat all emergency workers on scene were instructed to break and hydrate in the shade. American Red Cross Disaster Services arrived on the scene with water and Gatorade.

Season tickets available the first day of school

August 12, 2010 by Randy Keck

The Aledo ISD has announced that season tickets can be picked up the first day of school (Aug. 23) at the Bearcat Store in the Administration Building, 1008 Bailey Ranch Road in Aledo.

Sports Calendar

Friday, April 24

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Burleson at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Burleson, 5:00 pm. *District Game

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

Monday, April 27

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Granbury, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Granbury at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game

Tuesday, April 28

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Granbury, 7:00 pm. *District Game

Friday, May 1

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Cleburne at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game and Senior Night
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Cleburne, 5:00 pm. *District Game

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