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Community feedback requested for “Quality Enhancement Plan”

June 28, 2010 by Randy Keck

In preparation for its 10-year review with its accrediting agency, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), Weatherford College officials are requesting feedback from residents in its service-area communities in Parker, Wise, Palo Pinto, Hood and Jack Counties. A survey asking for input identifying areas for student improvement is available on the College’s Web site, and interested respondents are asked to complete the short but comprehensive survey to assess WC’s success in meeting students’ needs.

Turning dirt

June 28, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Tony Eierdam/The Community News

Bulldozers and earth-moving machines were busy at work Monday morning (June 28) on what used to be a practice field across the parking lot from the Aledo High School field house in the beginning construction phase of the new all-sports indoor practice facility. The facility is scheduled to be complete in December.

House fire in Silver Creek

June 24, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Aledo and Willow Park Firefighters assisted Silver Creek and Azle firefighters in battling a house fire at 117 Rattling Antler in Silver Creek.

Homeowner James Sagers said his daughter, Jessica, was home at the time the fire started at about 4p.m.

Everyone got out safely. The fire is believed to have started from a lightning strike, but Sgt. Connie Good of the Parker County Fire Marshall's office said an investigation has to take place before that becomes official.

Four Ladycats earn TGCA academic all-state honors

June 24, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Tony Eierdam/The Community News: Aledo pitcher Sarah Simpson (shown above) along with teammates Aubri Jordan, Erin McGuire and Lauren Glass each earned Texas Girls Coaches Association academic all-state honors.

Aledo Ladycat softball players and 2010 graduates Sarah Simpson, Aubri Jordan, Erin McGuire and Lauren Glass each earned academic all-state honors from the Texas Girls Coaches Association, it was announced today (Thursday, June 24).

The all-state academic teams are comprised of athletes of member coaches of the Texas Girls Coaches Association. Athletes must be a senior and must have a GPA of 94 or above for grades 9-11.

Mammogram Screenings Available

June 23, 2010 by Randy Keck

Pink Luncheon Dollars at Work in Parker County

Pink Luncheon Dollars are still at work providing mammography screenings for Parker County residents. Since the last Pink Luncheon, the Texas Health Resource Mobile Mammography Unit has been in several locations in the county. The mobile unit will be in Parker County again on the following dates.

July 9, 2010 – Willhite Seed Inc., Poolville, TX (On the Square)

July 15, 2010 – All About Kids, Weatherford, TX (Fort Worth Hwy.)

August 31, 2010 – Millsap ISD, Millsap, TX (Elementary Campus)

Aledo ISD will hold new tax ratification election on Aug. 28

June 22, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

In an effort to once again transfer funds into the from Interest and Sinking funds to Maintenance and Operations (M&O) with no cost to taxpayers, the Aledo ISD board of trustees at their regular meeting Monday night (June 21) approved the calling of another Tax Ratification Election (TRE) which will take place on Aug. 28, 2010.

Early voting is slated for Aug. 16.

Aledo ISD superintendent Don Daniel explained that although it appears taxes will be raised by elevating the M&O tax rate from $1.04 to $1.17 per $100 valuation, it is really just a shifting of funds.

“It will not increase the total tax rate and will not lengthen the bond payment schedules,” Daniel said. “We will pay the bonds off on the same schedule they are currently on.

Neighbors, victims to address vicious dog issue

June 21, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Among the many water and road discussions that are on tonight's Willow Park City Council agenda, one of the new business topics includes an amendment to the city's animal control ordinance.

Mayor Ken Hawkins said the proposal will indicate how many animals citizens can have. According to the agenda, the proposal will include "other provisions for an efficient and enforceable animal control procedure.

The proposal, which is listed third in the new business portion of the meeting, comes after Willow Park residents Bill and Harlene Newhart and Leda Wilson had livestock attacked by dogs owned by their neighbor Gary Stevenson.

The three parties reside near the corner of Buena Vista Drive and Emsley Drive in the northern area of the city.

Comptroller announces Job Building Fund grants

June 21, 2010 by Randy Keck

WC to enhance nursing laboratory

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced today (June 21) that Weatherford College was among 22 community colleges across the state receiving more than $3.84 million in grant funds to help finance equipment purchases for new career and technical education programs that support fast-growing industries. The grant money from the Job Building Fund helps Texans get technical training for careers in high-demand occupations.

“This money will help schools buy specialized equipment and training materials to support work force development programs, continuing education training courses, and certificate and associate degree programs experiencing rapidly increasing enrollment,” Combs said.

Aledo ISD board of trustees to consider calling of new TRE tonight at regular school board meeting

June 21, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Budget and proposed tax rates and consideration of calling a Tax Ratification Election (TRE) are two items on the agenda for today’s (Monday, June 21) Aledo ISD regular board of trustees meeting.

The meeting – which will also allow for public comment on any matter – begins at 7 p.m. in the Aledo ISD administration building boardroom.

Another key item will be a presentation by Aledo ISD athletic director/head football coach Tim Buchanan, who will seek approval from trustees concerning recommended changes in the district’s policy regarding drug testing and fees involved.

A complete list of the agenda items can be found at www.community-news.com.

The Community News takes top Texas Press award

June 19, 2010 by Randy Keck

The Community News received the Sweepstakes Award for the best overall newspaper among its peers at the Texas Press Association Better Newspaper Contest awards presented today in San Antonio.

In competition that was judged by memos of the Georgia Press Association, The Community News compiled Sweepstakes points based on how it compared to other medium sized weekly papers in the state.

Among 23 medium sized weeklies, The Community News placed:
Firstin News Writing;
Second in Column Writing, Headline Writing, News Photo, Page Design and Web Site;
Third in Feature Photo and
Fourth in Feature Writing.
  

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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