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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

Tony Eierdam/The Community News
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

Former Bearcat all-district pitcher Calvin Loftis signs with Howard College

July 15, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Tony Eierdam/The Community News

Former Aledo Bearcat and two-time District 6-4A Pitcher of the Year Calvin Loftis signs a scholarship letter to play baseball this fall at Howard College in Big Spring. Shown behind Calvin (from left) are Aledo ISD athletic director Tim Buchanan, former head baseball coach Ryan McCurley, Calvin's parents, David and Lisa Loftis, along with Calvin's brother, James.

Blaeser still at Walter Reed, condition stable

July 15, 2010 by Christine Hurd

Grant Blaeser, a soldier in the U.S. Army who was deployed to Afghanistan, was seriously injured during a suicide bomb attack July 2 and is still receiving treatment for his injuries.

Blaeser lost his left leg from the knee down in Afghanistan and was transferred to Walter Reed hospital in Maryland. According to Blaeser's mother, the doctors were able to save his left arm. He will remain in Walter Reed for the next few weeks. His family will return to Aledo next week.

Blaeser's parents, James and Patti Blaeser live in Aledo.

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.

Click here for the original story:
http://www.community-news.com/node/445

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.

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