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Water outage forces closure of county offices

August 2, 2010 by Randy Keck

A water outage in the City of Weatherford caused the closure of all county offices today (Monday, Aug. 2).

According to a press release from the City of Weatherford, due to a critical pipe failure "City of Weatherford water customers may be without water for an extended period of time. At this time, city staff is asking residents to refrain from all non-essential water use."

County government offices affected by the closure include the Parker County Courthouse, the Parker County Courthouse Annex, the Parker County District Courts Building and the Parker County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 building.

Ladycats survive "Going's Mile" run; first day of practice begins this morning

August 2, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

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Paced by senior middle hitter Jordan Jacobs (inside lane), the Aledo Ladycats volleyball team pushes off the start line to begin their annual mile run early Monday morning at Bearcat Stadium. Each lady is required to finish the mile in eight minutes to be allowed to practice. All varsity members finished the run in the required time.

All varsity Ladycats finish mile in required time

As she does annually, Aledo Ladycats head coach Kathy Goings began the 2010 volleyball season with a mile run - a run each player must finish in eight minutes or less to be allowed to practice.

Shredding Day

July 30, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

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Lynda Wright (far left) of Aledo takes advantage of free shredding Friday afternoon at the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce parking lot in Willow Park. Doyle Moss of Moss Insurance Group and the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce sponsored the all-day event. Shown with Wright are (from left) East Parker County Chamber of Commerce President Lisa Flowers, Bulldog Shredders On-Site Document Destruction representative Charles A. Green and Moss.

Bulldog Shredders of Millsap will also be at the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce Business Expo from 4-8 p.m. on Oct. 14 at Willow Park Baptist Church.

Ladycats begin 2010 season Monday with "Going's Mile"

July 29, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

James Albritton/The Community News

Aledo senior outside hitter Christa Daniel sends down a spike last year during a Class 4A playoff match. The Ladycats begin two-a-day workouts for the 2010 season on Monday, Aug. 2.

Ladycats begin grueling first-week workout schedule with mile run

The 2010 Aledo Ladycats volleyball team will begin August two-a-day workouts on Monday, Aug. 2 with the "Going's Mile" run at 7:30 a.m. at Bearcat Stadium.

Each Ladycat is required to run a mile in eight minutes or less or she will not be able to practice. Last season, every varsity Ladycat ran the mile in less than eight minutes.

Garage Sale

July 29, 2010 by Randy Keck

2500 Old Annetta Road. Saturday, July 31 from 8-12. Furniture (desk, chairs, etc.), truck access., tennis stuff, fan/light kit, light fixtures, bath access., clothing, riding mower.

Bearcat Football Camp begins Monday

July 28, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

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Aledo Bearcats quarterbacks coach Blake Christenson instructs young signal-caller hopefuls last year at the Bearcats Football Camp. Camp will run Monday through Thursday, Aug. 2-5, and late registration is available.

The 2010 Bearcat Football camp will be held Monday through Thursday, Aug. 2-5 from 9-11:30 a.m. at the AHS practice fields for students entering grades 3-9.

Cost is $80 per camper, and late registration is available on all camp days.

Family rates include $120 for two campers and $160 for three or more campers.

For more information call 817-441-5152.

Aledo ISD trustees Rigues, Stringer get message out on Equity Center podcast

July 27, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo ISD trustees Bobby Rigues and Jay Stringer recently completed a trip to Austin where the duo were guests of Equity Center Radio, a weekly podcast broadcast on the Equity Center Web site, to explain the 'Make Education a Priority' letter writing campaign.

On the podcast – which can be archived from the Equity Center Web site (www.equitycenter.org) - Rigues and Stringer reveal their grassroots efforts to reach out to the Aledo ISD community and the state to gain support for overhauling the current school finance system that was put in place in 2006.

For the complete story, please see the Aug. 2 issue of The Community News.

Mayors back out of proposal

July 23, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

In an e-mail to Willow Park Mayor Ken Hawkins, the mayors of the cities of East Parker County and the media, Hudson Oaks Mayor Pat Deen is officially backing his city out of any discussions to merge Aledo, Hudson Oaks, Willow Park and the Annettas.

"The primary reason is the concern for the impact of property taxes, when we already have exceptional services provided to our residents without the need for property taxes," Deen said in his e-mail.

Following the Aledo City Council meeting Thursday night, Aledo Mayor Kit Marshall said she will not partake in any regional meetings that involve the merging of the six cities.

Hawkins said he will still advocate and lobby for his proposal.

Click to watch a video report on Hawkins' open forum:

Aggie Moms annual ‘Howdy Party’ this weekend

July 21, 2010 by Randy Keck

Rusty Burson, Yell Leaders to highlight party

Special to The Community News

Rusty Burson and the Aggie Yell Leaders will team up with the Parker County Aggie Moms’ Club on Saturday, July 24 to provide an evening of entertainment and fund raising for a student scholarships.

The sixth annual Howdy Party will run from from 6-8 p.m. at the Doss Heritage Center in Weatherford. Steeped in tradition, the event celebrates the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year. The entire community, Texas A&M University fans, current and future students, and alumni are all invited.

WP Mayor proposes combination of EPC cities

July 16, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Willow Park Mayor Ken Hawkins says the region would benefit if the six cities of East Parker County join and become one. The idea is causing mixed reviews and raising a lot of questions. Watch the video below and get the full story.

Click to watch Part I of the Ken Hawkins unedited interview:
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=586871772722&ref=mf

Sports Calendar

Monday, April 20

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

Tuesday, April 21

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

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

Thursday, April 23

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

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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