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State-ranked No. 11 Ladycats sweep Nelson in 5-4A volleyball match

September 14, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Four Aledo hitters combined for 35 kills and sophomore setter Mallory Powell dished out 37 assists to lead the Ladycats to a convincing 25-10, 25-16, 25-19 victory over Trophy Club Byron Nelson Tuesday night in a District 5-4A match at the AHS gym.

The win raises the Ladycats overall mark to 20-8 and 2-0 in district play. Aledo will continue 5-4A play at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17 at Brewer.

Senior outside hitter Christa Daniel led all hitters with 12 kills, senior middle Jordan Jacobs added 10, junior outside hitter Tyler Gromann recorded seven and sophomore middle Briana Sharratt finished with six.

Jacobs led all hitters with four blocks, with Sharratt adding three. Defensively, senior libero Taylor Brown registered a match-high 15 digs.

Weatherford bank robber sentenced to 15 years

September 14, 2010 by Randy Keck

From the Parker County District Attorney's office

Frisco Dewayne Tucker, 20, of Arlington was sentenced to 15 years and a $3,500 fine for robbing a Weatherford bank in a trial that concluded Tuesday, Sept. 14 in Parker County District Court. Tucker had applied "Super Glue" to his fingers to avoid leaving fingerprints.

Tucker pled guilty to the robbery charge on Friday and elected to have District Judge Don Chrestman assess his punishment.

Mail scam targets Weatherford residents

September 14, 2010 by Randy Keck

From the Weatherford Police Department
As always, the Weatherford Police Department is committed to keeping the community up to date on the latest email, mail, and phone scams. We were contacted recently by a resident who received this letter (click here) which has been deemed a mail scam. The resident took the letter with the accompanying check to their bank who advised them that it was fraudulent.

Additional layoff in Willow Park

September 14, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Willow Park City HallLess than a month after former Willow Park Planning and Zoning Secretary Becky Stokes was laid off because of "budget constraints," another layoff has come to Willow Park City Hall.

Deborah Hall, municipal court clerk, has been laid off effective the end of the 2009 fiscal year (Sept. 30), according to a reliable source speaking on the condition of anonymity.

Hall was made aware of her dismissal Tuesday afternoon.

Deputy Court Clerk Ester Diaz is expected to take over as municipal court clerk Oct. 1.

Stuard hosts 'Grandparents Day'

September 14, 2010 by Randy Keck

Stuard Elementary School hosted "Grandparents Day" events last week (Sept. 6-10). Shown are some the grandparents who visited their favorite students.

June Lancarte/Special to The Community News: Gracie-Barry

June Lancarte/Special to The Community News: Julia-Kisor

June Lancarte/Special to The Community News: Miles and Riley Grubbs

June Lancarte/Special to The Community News: Sarah-Jenkins

‘Cybersmart Week’ promotes online safety for children

September 14, 2010 by Randy Keck

Concerns about safety and student computer use are not new to parents or school districts. In an effort to increase the safety of our community, Aledo ISD will host a representative from the U.S. Department of Justice to address Internet Safety on Tuesday, Sept. 21. The presentation is in the Aledo High School Distance Learning Lab at 6 p.m.

This event is part of Aledo’s second annual “CyberSmart Week.” Each day during the week, Sept. 20-24, students will be given instruction on issues related to safe, ethical, and successful computer use. The nonprofit www.Cybersmart.org Web site will form the basis of this instruction. It provides grade-level appropriate information in five areas:

S - Safety and Security Online
M - Manners, Cyberbullying, and Ethics

Registration deadline approaching for SAT prep course

September 14, 2010 by Randy Keck

The deadline for registering for the next SAT Prep Course at Aledo High School is Friday, Sept. 24. The course begins Sept. 27 and continues through Oct. 29. This course targets an Oct. 30 practice exam.
Session II begins Jan. 24 with a registration deadline of Jan. 21. The course continues through Feb. 21 with the SAT practice exam set for Feb. 26.

The last course for the 2010-2011 school year begins March 7 with a registration deadline of March 4. It continues through April 15 with a practice exam date of April 16.

For more information, send an e-mail to Greg Hicks at ghicks@aledo.k12.tx.us.

To download a registration form, click here.

Play Date for Special Needs Children

September 14, 2010 by Randy Keck

Special to The Community News

A community wide play date was held on Sept. 11 at Cherry Park in Weatherford, the first of what organizers hope will be a regular monthly event. This play date is for children with special needs and their families, providing a chance for them to meet others with similar challenges and to provide a means of networking for parents. The play date was deemed a success with children ranging from 17 months to 9 years and a variety of diagnoses.

Special to The Community News

‘Sleepover’ sex offender sentenced to 25 years in prison

September 14, 2010 by Randy Keck

From the Parker County District Attorney's Office
Special to The Community News

Rodney Jessie Watson, 44, pled guilty on Moday, Sept. 13, to to aggravated sexual assault of a child and attempted indecency with a child charges and was assessed prison sentences of 25 and 10 years. The sentence was handed out by 43rd District Court, Judge Don Chrestman in Weatherford.

“This is the worst nightmare of every parent who ever let their child spend the night at a friend’s house,” said Assistant District Attorney Jeff Swain, who handled the case for the state. “The defendant’s daughter had a few of her friends spend the night and, while they were trying to sleep, the defendant fondled two of the girls.”

Warrant roundup set to begin

September 14, 2010 by Randy Keck

Pay outstanding tickets before Sept. 25 or face arrest

From the Parker County Judge's Office
Special to The Community News

Parker County’s justices of the peace and law enforcement officers are giving notice that failure to pay traffic tickets will result in arrest.

With millions of dollars in fines and fees outstanding, a Parker County warrant roundup is set to begin within the coming days. The decision to push forward with the warrant roundup came after a meeting between Parker County Judge Mark Riley, the justices of the peace, constables and Sheriff’s Department personnel.

Sports Calendar

Saturday, September 5

  • AHS at Chisholm Trail Freshman Tournament; TBA

Tuesday, September 8

  • AHS VS Richland at AHS

    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.

    JV, 5:30 p.m.

    9th A, 5:30 p.m.

    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Everman; 4 p.m.

  • TCA Varsity VS Waco Methodist at TCA, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 10

  • AHS at James Smith Invitational at Midlothian; 8:15 a.m.

  • AHS JV VS Everman at AHS; 4 p.m.

  • TCA Varsity at UME Prep, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, September 11

  • AHS at Granbury

    Varsity, 5:30 p.m.

    JV, 6:30 p.m.

    9th A, 6:30 p.m.

    9th B, 5:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity VS Monterrey Tech Boragos at Bearcat Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

  • TCA Varsity VS St. Paul's Preparatory Academy at TCA; 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 15

  • AHS VS Everman at AHS

    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.

    JV, 5:30 p.m.

    9th A, 5:30 p.m.

    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Crowley; 4 p.m.

  • TCA Varsity VS North Dallas Adventist at TCA, 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 17

  • AHS JV VS Crowley at AHS; 4 p.m.

  • TCA Varsity at Newman, 5:30 p.m.

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