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Third annual Miles 4 Mammograms run set Oct. 2

September 7, 2010 by Randy Keck

2009 Miles 4 MammogramsThe 2010 Miles 4 Mammograms 5K run is scheduled for Saturday, Oct 2 at Hudson Oaks City Hall (210 N. Lakeshore Drive).

Last year’s event drew more than 400 runners and walkers. With the proceeds from this fund raiser, the Parker County Hospital District has assisted more than 400 screening mammograms, 120 diagnostic mammograms, and 25 needle biopsies for local women since 2008. In addition, four men have been provided screening mammograms.

With assistance from Solis Women’s Health and Texas Health Resources Mobile Mammography Bus, residents of Parker County have been given the resources to receive an important annual health screening opportunity regardless of ability to pay.

Ladycats ranked for first time this year at No. 12 in TGCA volleyball poll

September 7, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Ladycats conclude non-district play today at North Crowley

The Aledo Ladycats are ranked No. 12 in the latest Top 15 poll, it was announced this morning by the Texas Girls Coaches Association.

Aledo (17-8) will conclude non-district play today (Tuesday, Sept. 7) at 6:30 p.m. at North Crowley.

The TGCA Class 4A poll:

1. Richardson Pearce
2. Lake Travis
3. Magnolia
4. Friendswood
5. Brenham
6. Barbers Hill
7. Dallas Highland Park
8. Alamo Heights
9. Houston Stratford
10. Dumas
11. Pearland Dawson
12. ALEDO
13. Waco Midway
14. Hereford
15t. Red Oak
15t. Hallsville
15t. Canyon Randall
15t. Frenship

County lifts burn ban

September 7, 2010 by Randy Keck

Parker County’s burn ban has been lifted thanks to recent rainfall dropping the county’s fire danger and drought index number.

Parker County Fire Marshall Shawn Scott said he is grateful for the rain and he asks all Parker County residents to continue to be careful when burning

“We will continue to monitor the conditions as it relates to a wildfire danger,” Scott said. “Obviously the rain is a good thing and it decreases the likelihood of any extensive grass fire for the immediate future, but everyone still needs to be cautious when burning and be mindful of the conditions and their surroundings.”

Tickets for No. 2 Bearcats/No. 1 Lake Travis game now on sale

September 7, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Pre-sale tickets for the No. 2 Aledo Bearcats football game at No. 1 Lake Travis go on sale today (Wednesday, Sept. 8) at the Bearcat Store in the Aledo ISD administration building and at Aledo High School.

Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students.

The game will kickoff at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at Lake Travis High School.

Tickets will be sold from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Due to early dismissal at all Aledo ISD campuses, tickets will be sold Friday from 8-10 a.m.

Adult and student tickets at the gate will be $7.

Kickoff set for United Way Campaign

September 7, 2010 by Randy Keck

Charlie MartinezLongtime Weatherford businessman Charlie Martinez believes in voluntarism, as evidenced by his ten years on the board of the Weatherford ISD Board of Trustees and multi-year stint as chair of the Friends of Scouting fundraiser—so serving as chair of this year’s United Way campaign, he says, is a natural fit.

“The United Way of Parker County serves so many agencies in the area,” he said of his newest community position. “The United Way reaches so many people. It’s a great cause.”

Victory Texas to speak at Parker County Republican Women’s Meeting

September 6, 2010 by Randy Keck

Laura Zandstra Murray, North Texas Field Director of Victory Texas 2010, will be the featured speaker at the monthly meeting of the Parker County Republican Women. The meeting will be held at the Doss Heritage Center in Weatherford on Thursday, Sept. 9 at 11:30 a.m.

Murray will have a presentation explaining the new GOTV phone bank that is operating out of TCGOP headquarters and how to use the online call system. There will be packets that explain the volunteer incentive prizes for volunteers that make the most calls every month.

For reservations, call Nancy Klein at 817-683-1551 or e-mail ParkerCoRepublicanWomenRSVP@gmail.com

For more information about Victory Texas, visit http://www.victorytexas.org.

Andrea White to visit Weatherford

September 6, 2010 by Randy Keck

Wife of Democratic gubernatorial candidate to participate in ice cream social

Andrea WhiteAndrea White, wife of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill White, will visit Weatherford on Sept. 12 as part of her husband’s campaign tour around Texas.

White will be at the Parker County Senior Center, 1225 Holland Lake Dr., from 3:30 - 5 p.m. for an “ice-cream social” event. Guests can meet White and chat with her about Bill White’s plans for Texas, while enjoying some cold desserts and beverages.

Millsap bank robber sought

September 6, 2010 by Randy Keck

Millsap Bank RobberSheriff’s Investigators Continue to Seek Bank Robber

Parker County Sheriff’s investigators and deputies are seeking the public’s help in identifying and locating a male suspect who robbed a Millsap bank Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, at gunpoint.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the unidentified male entered the First National Bank of Santo in the 100 block of Fannin Street, with a note and pointed a shotgun at the teller, demanding cash around 2:30 p.m.

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.

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