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Special teams

August 10, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

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Aledo Bearcats linemen run through drills Tuesday morning during a special teams session at Bearcat Stadium. Aledo will work out on Wednesday and Thursday in shorts and helmets (per UIL rule) before putting on the pads for the first time in 2010 on Friday. The freshman, junior varsity and varsity teams will scrimmage Saturday (Aug. 14) at either Bearcat Stadium or the practice field. The freshman scrimmage begins at 8 a.m., JV will start at 8:30 a.m. and the varsity will take the field at 9:30 a.m.

Ladycats split season-opening matches at Waco Midway

August 9, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

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Aledo sophomore setter Mallory Powell (20) and senior hitter Jordan Jacobs (15) put up the block during the Ladycats victory over Granbury Monday night at Waco Midway. The Ladycats swept Granbury but fell to Midway.

The Aledo Ladycats swept their afternoon match against Granbury but fell in the nightcap against Waco Midway Monday (Aug. 9) in season-opening matches at Midway High School.

The Ladycats swept Granbury, 25-12, 26-24 and 25-23. Game two was finished off by a kill from senior outside hitter Lindsey Baird, and the clinching game three was closed out by a kill from senior outside hitter Christa Daniel.

Parker County issues burn ban

August 9, 2010 by Randy Keck

From the Parker County Judge's Office
Parker County Commissioners voted unanimously to place all unincorporated areas of the county under a burn ban, following a recommendation from Parker County Fire Marshal Shawn Scott due to drought conditions, at the court’s regular meeting on Monday, August 09, 2010.

Scott said the county’s drought index, determined by the Texas Forest Service, has risen to the 500-600 level on the Keetch-Byram Drought Index scale and is projected to move into the 600-700 range within the next 14 days.

Another factor involved in the placement of the burn ban is the City of Weatherford’s recent water distribution problems, according to Scott.

Special City Council meeting in Willow Park tonight

August 9, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

The Willow Park City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. tonight at city hall for seven agenda items and mayor's update from Ken Hawkins.

Amongst the number of new business items on tonight's agenda the council will consider assigning another attorney to the city's Planning and Zoning Commission, signage in construction zones, and a weight limit for Ranch House Road.

According to the agenda, Hawkins will have updates on the the city's extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) boundaries and surface water negotiations with the City of Fort Worth.

Towering Tyler

August 7, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

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Aledo 6-3 outside hitter Tyler Gromann sends down a spike during the Ladycats scrimmage against Weatherford Saturday morning at the AHS gym. The scrimmage was the final tuneup for AHS before beginning regular season play Monday (Aug. 9) in a dual match at Waco Midway. The Ladycats will face Granbury at 5:30 p.m. and play host Midway following the Granbury match.

Driver okay after FM-1187 accident

August 6, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Dominic Genetti/The Community News: Nathan Tomlin, 20, escaped without injury after his SUV landed in a Aledo ditch along FM-1187.No one was hurt in a single car accident along FM-1187 near Bailey Ranch Road in Aledo Friday afternoon.

Nathan Tomlin, 20, was on his way to his girlfriend's house when he swerved his 1998 Ford Explorer and ended up in a ditch, according to his father James Brooke. The SUV fell to its passenger side. Tomlin escaped through the driver's side window.

Parker County Sheriff's Deputies that arrived on scene did not issue Tomlin any tickets or citations.

Ladycats host Weatherford, WF Rider in Saturday home volleyball scrimmage

August 6, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

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Aledo Ladycats head coach Kathy Goings talks to her team Tuesday afternoon after practice. The Ladycats will host Weatherford and Wichita Falls Rider in a home scrimmage on Saturday (Aug. 7). Freshman, junior varsity and varsity matches all begin at 10 a.m. at the AHS gym.

Hudson Oaks updates water restrictions

August 6, 2010 by Randy Keck

From the City of Hudson Oaks
The City of Hudson Oaks has released an update to their stage 3 water restrictions.

Effective immediately, residential households with addresses ending in 0, 2, 4, 6,and 8 may water trees, shrubs, and lawns with irrigation systems on Friday and Tuesday from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Residential Households with addresses ending in 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 may water trees, shrubs, and lawns with irrigation systems on Sunday and Thursday from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Councilman responds, proposes task force

August 5, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Bill YoungWeeks after Willow Park Mayor Ken Hawkins proposed that the six cities of East Parker County unite under one municipality with the Aledo name, another proposal has come forward.

Hudson Oaks City Councilman Bill Young, who Hawkins mentioned as a supporter at the town hall meeting last week, has written a full response to Hawkins' united cities proposal and is proposing a separate plan for the assumed growth coming to Aledo, Hudson Oaks, the Annettas and Willow Park.

Lady Eagles getting ready for season

August 4, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Jessica Sims/The Community News

Trinity Christian Academy setter Lauren Bolin works on her game during a Lady Eagles volleyball practice at the TCA gym. TCA head coach Karen Mooney said the Lady Eagles will be young this season, but have approached the first week of two-a-day workouts with enthusiasm and focus. For more on the Lady Eagles, see the Aug. 6 issue of The Community News.

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