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Sweet revenge: Gray, Bearcats run past Weatherford, 48-13

September 3, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

James Albritton/The Community News

Aledo junior running back Johnathan Gray (32) puts a move on Weatherford defender Austin Vanhoutan Friday night during the Bearcats' 48-13 win over Weatherford at Bearcat Stadium. Gray led all rushers with 210 yards and five touchdowns.

Gray rushes for 210 yards, scores 5 touchdowns

Aledo junior all-state running back Johnathan Gray rushed for 210 yards and scored five touchdowns as the Class 4A No. 2 Bearcats cruised to a 48-13 victory over Weatherford Friday night at Bearcat Stadium.

The win avenges the Bearcats' one point loss at Weatherford last year - the only loss of 2009 for the state champions.

Ladycats sweep WF Rider, 25-18, 25-17, 25-14

September 3, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo senior hitters Jordan Jacobs and Christa Daniel each recorded nine kills and sophomore middle Briana Sharratt added eight kills and three blocks to lead the Ladycats to a 25-18, 25-17, 25-14 sweep over Wichita Falls Rider Friday night (Sept. 3) in non-district action at the AHS gym.

The win raises the Ladycats' record to 17-8. Aledo will conclude non-district play at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7 at North Crowley. The District 5-4A opener will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at home against Birdville.

Sharratt sent down four kills in the opening game, with Jacobs and Daniel each adding three stoppers. In game two, the pair each registered four kills to pace the Ladycats.

Ladycats swat Honeybees in four games

August 31, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

James Albritton/The Community News

Aledo senior middle Jordan Jacobs executes a block with sophomore setter Mallory Powell adding protection Tuesday night during the Ladycats win over Stephenville at the AHS gym. Jacobs finished with a match-high 15 kills.

Aledo takes control at net in 25-20, 25-18, 15-25, 25-21 win over Stephenville

Aledo senior middle hitter Jordan Jacobs recorded a match-high 15 kills and sophomore middle Briana Sharratt added a season-high 10 kills with senior Christa Daniel registering six kills as the trio led the Ladycats to a 25-20, 25-18, 15-25, 25-21 victory over Stephenville Tuesday night in non-district action at the AHS gym.

Bus shuttle offered for Aledo-Weatherford game

August 31, 2010 by Randy Keck

Beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, Aledo ISD will provide shuttles for this week's football game against Weatherford High School. Due to the expected overflow amount of traffic, buses will run between Willow Park Baptist Church and Bearcat Stadium, and between Aledo United Methodist Church and Bearcat Stadium.

Pick-up and drop-off schedules will hold true for both Willow Park Baptist Church, located at 129 S. Ranch House Road in Aledo, and Aledo United Methodist Church, at 313 Pecan St.

Mayor holds open forum

August 30, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

City of Willow ParkWillow Park Mayor Ken Hawkins held a open forum last week (Aug. 24) to discuss with the public different city topics. Click the links below to watch video coverage of the meeting.

Part I: The Budget

Part II: A reduction in force

Part III: Road construction

Part IV: A response

Meet The Ladycats Night planned for Tuesday's home opener

August 30, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Tony Eierdam/The Community News

Aledo Ladycats head coach Kathy Goings talks to the team during AHS' win last week at Denton Guyer. The Ladycats will play their home opener Tuesday night against Stephenville on "Meet the Ladycats Night." At 5 p.m. children and fans can meet the Ladycats at the AHS gym.

Ladycats hope for big crowd at home opener against rival Honeybees

After almost a month on the road, the Aledo Ladycats volleyball team will play its home opener at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, against Stephenville.

It is also "Meet the Ladyacts Night" which begins at 5 p.m. as children and fans can get autographs from the Ladycats.

IT'S A LANDSLIDE! Voters approve TRE with 1,834 votes "for" and 241 "against"

August 28, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo ISD taxpayers passed the Saturday, Aug. 28 tax ratification election (TRE) by a 1,834-241 total count which will lead to staff and teacher’s getting back their five percent pay cut from last year’s salary reductions and add $3.5 million in revenue to the district.

Reductions and staff cuts at Aledo ISD were made last school year due to a state funding formula implemented in 2006 that crippled school districts across the state, along with the fact that a Nov. 2009 TRE failed to pass.

Lawmakers, however, did put in place the taxpayers right to shift funds from interest and sinking to maintenance and operations funds with the passing of a TRE.

Aledo ISD superintendent Don Daniel thanked the community for its support in passing the TRE.

Bearcats handle Stephenville, 20-3, in season opener

August 27, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

James Albritton/The Community News

Aledo junior quarterback Matt Bishop eludes a defender while getting off a pass during the Bearcats' 20-3 victory over Stephenville Friday night in the season opener at Bearcat Stadium. Bishop ran for two touchdowns and passed for another while gaining 296 total yards.

Bishop accounts for three touchdowns, 296 total yards in win over rival Stephenville

Aledo junior quarterback Matt Bishop passed for 218 yards and a touchdown and gained a team-high 78 yards on the ground while scoring twice to lead the No. 2 Bearcats to a convincing 20-3 victory over the No. 4 Stephenville Yellowjackets Friday night in the season opener at Bearcat Stadium.

Early meetings for Aledo council in September, October

August 27, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

City Of AledoDue to additional meetings taking place at the Aledo Community Center, the Aledo City Council will be meeting one week early in September and October. The council was also presented a copy of "Around Aledo", the new book that shows a history of the East Parker County cities, by author Susan Karnes.

In their meeting that lasted about two and a half hours, the Aledo City Council accepted the resignation of Leo Norman from place two. They later replaced him Jean Bailey.

A full story will be featured in The Community News next week along with full, unedited video of the presentation given by Freese and Nichols Inc. on the new wastewater treatment plant.

Crime of the Week

August 27, 2010 by Randy Keck

Parker County Sheriff’s investigators are seeking the public’s help in identifying a male suspect who attempted to forcefully enter a residence this weekend.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said a 19-year-old female victim reported she was home alone Saturday around 1:30 a.m., in the 100 block of West Tarrant Street in Millsap, when she went outside on her porch to let her dog in and saw a male standing at the corner of the home.

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