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.
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.
Dominic Genetti/The Community NewsWillow Park Mayor Ken Hawkins signs off on one of the many documents that finalizes the sale of the Deer Creek and Dyegard water systems to the cities of Hudson Oaks and Annetta.
Ownership becomes official Friday Oct. 1 at the start of the new fiscal year.
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10:19 p.m.-No action in Executive Session. Meeting adjourned.
9:35 p.m.-Motion passes. Council is in Executive Session.
9:33 p.m.-Hickerson makes the motion, Alderman seconds, for the finalization to move the sale forward.
9:31 p.m.-Council is discussing the acquisition of the Deer Creek and Dyegard water systems. The ETJ boundaries play a major role in the sale that is officially finalized on Oct. 1 (the first day of the 2010 fiscal year budget)
9:17 p.m.-Next item: Willow Park's extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ). Rider Scott is addressing the council.
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Aledo senior libero Taylor Brown handles a serve as senior Christa Daniel (13) gets into position in a recent match. The district-leading Ladycats will host Azle in a 5-4A match at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 28) at the Aledo High School gym.
Azle brings 4-1 record into match against No. 14 Ladycats
The Azle Lady Hornets will buzz into Aledo Tuesday night in hopes on knotting the District 5-4A race.
First serve will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the Aledo High School gym.
The Ladycats (23-8) will bring a 5-0 record into the district match, while Azle sits a match back with Springtown as both teams are at 4-1.
By Tony Eierdam (Video by Dominic Genetti)
Aledo junior running back Johnathan Gray rushed for 232 yards on 20 carries and reached the end zone five times to pace an offensive attack of 591 total yards as the state-ranked No. 1 Bearcats had little trouble in a 64-0 victory over the Keller Timber Creek Falcons Friday night at Bearcat Stadium on Homecoming Night.
The win - in the District 5-4A opener for both teams - raises the Bearcats overall record to 4-0.
By Tony Eierdam
Aledo sophomore middle Briana Sharratt recorded a match-high 11 kills and senior middle Jordan Jacobs added nine stoppers and a match-high four blocks to lead the state-ranked No. 14 Ladycats to a 25-10, 25-7, 25-25 victory over Keller Timber Creek Friday afternoon in District 5-4A action at the AHS gym.
The win raises the Ladycats' district mark to 5-0, tops in 5-4A. Aledo will continue league action at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, at home against Azle.
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Natalee Norman receives flowers during class at Aledo High School Friday afternoon. Delivering the flowers is senior Landen Blackburn. Varsity athletes also assisted in delivering a number of flowers from parents and dates throughout the morning.
Celebrations continue tonight at the football game against Keller-Timer Creek. The Homecoming Court will be announced at halftime. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.
Special to The Community NewsMcAnally Intermediate School Librarian Kelly Bush chose to dress as Principal Bob Harmon's twin for "Twin Day" on Tuesday, Sept. 21 as part of this week's Homecoming spirit days. Even her name tag said "Mr. Harmon."
Aledo senior middle Jordan Jacobs had a match-high 15 kills and four blocks and senior outside hitter Christa Daniel added 12 stoppers to help the state-ranked No. 14 Ladycats to a 25-16, 25-12, 25-17 victory over Boswell Tuesday night in District 5-4A volleyball action at Boswell.
The win raises the Ladycats district mark to 4-0. Aledo is alone in first place after Nelson defeated Azle. The Ladycats have a one-match lead over Azle (3-1) and Springtown (3-1).
Aledo (22-8) will continue 5-4A play at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24 at home against Keller Timber Creek.