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School bus driver pleads no contest

July 14, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Ashlee Michelle Mitchell will be paying fees and fines after pleading no contest to a speeding ticket she received in May.

Mitchell, a Weatherford ISD school bus driver for Durham School Services, was ticketed in Willow Park last May for driving 22 mph over the speed limit with children on board the vehicle.

She is making payment arrangements with Willow Park Municipal Court to pay a total of $173.10 in fines and fees.

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Rollover victim in serious condition

July 13, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Dominic Genetti/The Community News: An Aledo Volunteer Firefighter inspects the rollover accident along Kelly Road.

The driver of the sedan that flipped over along Kelly Road in Aledo July 8 has been identified.

Frieda Mae Carmichall, 72, of Aledo was traveling north on Kelly Road when she approached a curve at an unsafe speed, according to the Department of Public Safety. Carmichall apparently overcorrected her 1995 Oldsmobile which caused the tan-colored vehicle to flip to its left and roll before landing on its top.

Carmichall was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth.

According to a nursing supervisor, she is listed in serious condition.

Former Ladycat Kendall Kizer to play in TGCA softball all-star game today

July 13, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

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Former All-District 6-4A first-team second baseman Kendall Kizer will play for the West squad at 7 p.m. today (Tuesday, July 13) at the Texas Girls Coaches Association Class 5A/4A All-Star Game at the Workman Complex in Arlington.

Pre-game ceremonies begin at 6:30 p.m.

Kizer will play softball next year at Vernon College.

The all-star game is part of the annual week-long TGCA summer clinic.

The 3A/2A/1A game will begin at 4:30 p.m. today at the Workman Complex. Brock's Meghan Bailey will be playing for the West team.

Watenpaugh receives Dean's Honors

July 13, 2010 by Christine Hurd

Kendra Watenpaugh of Aledo was named to the Dean's Honors List for the spring semester at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, New Hampshire. Watenpaugh, a sophomore majoring in fine arts and education, earned Dean's Honors List status by maintaining a term grade point average of at least 3.65 on a scale of four. Watenpaugh is a 2009 graduate of Aledo High School.

New coach Steve Smith's first Aledo Cage Camp

July 12, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Tony Eierdam/The Community News

New Aledo Bearcats head boys basketball coach Steve Smith goes over the finer points of the game Monday morning at the Bearcat Basketball Aledo Cage Camp at the AHS gym.

This morning campers worked on dribbling, passing, perimeter shooting and free throw shooting before playing in 3-on-3 games at the end of the session.

The camp ends Thursday, July 15.

Updated: Aledo VFD assists in Benbrook house fire

July 12, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Dominic Genetti/The Community News: Firefighters from surrounding counties assist the Benbrook Fire Department in a house fire along Park Center.

Aledo volunteer firefighters responded to a mutual aid call yesterday in Benbrook to assist in fighting a house fire in the 1100 block of Park Center. Firefighters from nearby Johnson and Tarrant counties also assisted in the blaze.

The call was made to 911 after city workers down the street noticed smoke billowing from the roof of the house. No one was home at the time and rescuers were able to save the family pets; two dogs and a parrot.

Vaccination day

July 10, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Tony Eierdam/The Community News

Parker County Vet Hospital technician Lacey Jarrett vaccinates "Oscar" with owner Tammy Nestel looking on Saturday morning at the Brookshire's parking lot in Willow Park.

Parker County Vet Hospital has an "on location" vaccination clinic once a month from April to October, alternating locations.

On Aug. 14, Parker County Vet Hospital will be at the Beall's parking lot in Weatherford.

Hix to be featured in July 16 issue

July 9, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

UT Athletic Department Photography

Former Aledo Bearcats all-state offensive lineman Kyle Hix (64), entering his senior season at the University of Texas, will be featured in the sports section of the July 16 issue of The Community News.

Hix has played in 40 games in three years for the Longhorns. He has started the last 28 games for Texas, including last season's BCS Championship Game.

He was an All-Big 12 selection last year.

Rollover along Kelly Road

July 8, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Rollover: An Aledo Volunteer Firefighter inspects the rollover accident along Kelly Road.

A female driver was taken away by ambulance following a single-car accident along Kelly Road in Aledo late Thursday morning.

According to the Parker County Sheriff's Department, no one saw the Oldsmobile rollover and a passerby called 911.

The Department of Public Safety is working the accident. How the accident occurred or the name of the victim has yet to be released.

Mustang causes three-car accident in Willow Park

July 8, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

1-20 accident: A Willow Park firefighter cleans debris following an afternoon accident along I-20 near the Lake Weatherford exit Wednesday.

No one was injured in a three-car accident along eastbound Interstate-20 yesterday when a Ford Mustang did not stop in time while traveling in a construction zone.

The accident occurred near exit 415 (the Lake Weatherford exit) when the driver of a Ford Mustang slammed into the rear of a Chevrolet Avalanche which in turn sent the pickup into the pickup in front of it.

According to Willow Park Police Chief Brad Johnson, traffic was stop and go due to construction and the driver of the Mustang could not stop in time as traffic came to a halt.

Sports Calendar

Friday, March 27

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at District 8-5A Preview at Squaw Valley Golf Course, Glen Rose.

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Texas Relays, Qualifiers Only

Monday, March 30

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Burleson, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Burleson at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, 7:00 pm., Rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday.
    *District Games

Tuesday, March 31

  • Aledo JV at Brock, 4:00 pm.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

Thursday, April 2

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Cleburne

  • Aledo Ladycats at Joshua, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Hughes at Burleson High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 3

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

Monday, April 6

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

Tuesday, April 7

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at District 8-5A Golf Tournament at Squaw Valley Golf Course, Glen Rose.

  • Aledo Middle School at District, Hall

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

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