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In a bind

October 1, 2010 by Randy Keck

Randy Keck/The Community News: Joe Wilson in the role of Justin Waverly finds himself in a bind during Aledo High School's production of "Southern Hospitality" on Friday night, Oct.1. The comedy has one remaining performance Saturday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Aledo High School Auditorium.

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Repeat drug offender receives 30-year sentence

October 1, 2010 by Randy Keck

From the Parker County District Attorney's Office

A 50-year-old Springtown man pled guilty to possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver and was sentenced to 30 years in prison in a case heard in District Court in Weatherford on Thursday, Sept. 30.

On May 6, investigators with the Weatherford/Parker County Special Crimes Unit arrested Billy Don Farris as he was in the midst of selling $2,000 of methamphetamine in a residence in Springtown. The investigators found him in possession of 50 grams of the narcotic at the time of his arrest.

Former Aledo kicker Andrew Kocurek nominated for award

October 1, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

CHICAGO, Ill. - Southwest Baptist University and former Aledo Bearcat kicker Andrew Kocurek has been nominated for the Fred Mitchell Outstanding Placekicker Award. Kocurek is one of 32 kickers in NCAA Football Championship Series (formerly called Division II, III, and NAIA) football to be nominated for the award.

Kocurek, a freshman from Aledo, TX and the starting kicker on Aledo's 2009 state championship team, is one of just two freshman to be nominated for the award, and is the lone nominee from the state of Missouri. Kocurek has 30 points on the year from a pair of field goals and 24 out of 26 extra points. Against William Jewell, Kocurek made a 47-yard field goal, the longest by a Bearcat since 2003.

Say cheese!

September 30, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Tony Eierdam/The Community News

Vandagriff Elementary School kindergarten student Hannah Boddye smiles big for the camera this morning (Thursday, Sept. 30) during picture day at the school. All grades of Vandagriff students are getting their pictures taken this morning.

Super Couponing Tips - Getting the most from your coupons

September 29, 2010 by Randy Keck

SUper Couponing Tips - Getting the most from your coupons: Click on the video below:

TOTS presents ‘The Red Velvet Cake War’

September 29, 2010 by Randy Keck

Andra Franks/Special to The Community News: The Southwest premier of “The Red Velvet Cake War” kicks off the new 2010-2011 season at Theatre Off the Square in Weatherford over the weekends of Oct. 8-24. Shown are the cast and crew of The Red Velvet Cake War at Mama’s Wish Bed and Breakfast, birthplace of Mary Martin.
 
Theatre Off the Square in Weatherford opens its 2010-2011 season with the southwest premier of the latest Jones Hope Wooten play, “The Red Velvet Cake War,” beginning Friday, Oct. 8 and running weekends through Oct. 24.

Vocal Majority to perform Oct. 23

September 29, 2010 by Randy Keck

Special to The Community News: Award-winning men's chorus The Vocal Majority will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 at the Jerry Durant Auditorium at Weatherford High School.

The Doss Heritage and Culture Center will host the eleven-time gold medal winning men’s chorus, The Vocal Majority, on Oct. 23.

Ladycats stay on top of 5-4A after gritty win over Azle

September 28, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Scrappy Azle came into Tuesday night's District 5-4A match against the first-place Aledo Ladycats determined to knot up the district race.

The Lady Hornets show determination on defense, but still could not handle the potent Ladycat middle hitters as senior Jordan Jacobs and sophomore Breana Sharratt combined for 22 kills to lead Aledo past Azle, 25-14, 25-18, 25-20, in district action at the Aledo High School gym.

The win raises the Ladycats' district mark to a sparkling 6-0, while the Lady Hornets drop to 4-2. State-ranked No. 14 Aledo (24-8) will continue district play at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, at rival Springtown (5-1).

New officer added

September 28, 2010 by Randy Keck

Special to The Community News: Judge Ben Sasin gives the oath of office to Weatherford PD's latest member, Travis Bramow.The Weatherford Police Department welcomed its newest member, Officer Travis Bramow, on Thursday, Sept. 23. Bramow was issued the oath of office by Judge Ben Sasin. Bramow grew up in Justin, Texas and graduated from Northwest High School in 2005. After high school, he joined the United States Marines, where he completed two tours in Iraq. He graduated from Tarrant County College Police Academy in June 2010 as a certified peace officer and was awarded Most Distinguished, which he said was a great honor because the award was determined by votes from his peers.

Shooting at UT-Austin

September 28, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

UT-AustinThe lockdown has been lifted at the University of Texas at Austin.

In a press conference Tuesday afternoon, Robert Dahlsbom, campus police chief, said that authorities believe the shooter that entered the campus library this morning and opened fired before turning the gun on himself is believed to be a student. He said that there were reports of minor injuries, but were not related to the gun shots. Dahlsbom said the injuries came from students running to safety.

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, September 1

  • AHS VS Denton Guyer at AHS

    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.

    JV, 5:30 p.m.

    9th A, 5:30 p.m.

    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity VS Burleson Centennial at AHS; 4 p.m.

  • TCA Varsity at Chisholm Trail, 6 p.m.

Thursday, September 3

  • AHS at Gingerbread Jamboree at Denton; 8:30 a.m.

  • AHS JV at Burleson Centennial; 4 p.m.

  • TCA Varsity at Wylie Prep, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, September 4

  • AHS VS Colleyville Heritage at AHS

    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.

    JV, 5:30 p.m.

    9th A, 5:30 p.m.

    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity VS Noxubee Co. Tigers (Miss.) at Bearcat Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

  • TCA Varsity at CHANT, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 5

  • AHS at Chisholm Trail Freshman Tournament; TBA

Tuesday, September 8

  • AHS VS Richland at AHS

    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.

    JV, 5:30 p.m.

    9th A, 5:30 p.m.

    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Everman; 4 p.m.

  • TCA Varsity VS Waco Methodist at TCA, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 10

  • AHS at James Smith Invitational at Midlothian; 8:15 a.m.

  • AHS JV VS Everman at AHS; 4 p.m.

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