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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.
  

Economic development plans progressing

June 18, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Plans include downtown shopping and dining.

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Sharpening skills

June 18, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

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Haley Johnson attacks a dribbling drill this past week at the Jeff Mittie Basketball Academy at the Aledo High School gym.

The camp, ran by TCU head women's basketball coach Jeff Mittie, offers sessions and individual instruction in the fundamentals of basketball.

Mittie and several TCU Lady Frogs players are instructors at the camp, which runs through June. Applications are still being accepted for group sessions or individual, private instruction.

For more information call Jodi Christian at 817-257-7693 or email j.christian@tcu.edu.

Texas Football Magazine predicts Bearcats will repeat state championship

June 17, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

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Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine, which hit newsstands this week, predicts the Aledo Bearcats will repeat as state champions and win the 2010 Class 4A, Division II state title.

The magazine lists the Bearcats No. 2 overall in its Class 4A Top 25 pre-season poll. Texas Football ranks three-time defending Class 4A Division I state champion Lake Travis as its top team in the pre-season poll.

In a battle between both defending Class 4A state champions, the Bearcats will travel to Lake Travis for a non-district game on Sept. 10. The Cavaliers are currently enjoying a 46-game winning streak that includes the three state titles.

Cowboys Stadium will host Class 4A state championship games in December

June 16, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Tony Eierdam/The Community News: Cowboys Stadium will play host to six UIL state championship football games in December, including the Class 4A, Division II state title game. The Aledo Bearcats defeated Brenham, 35-21, last year in the 4A, Division II state championship game.

Dallas Cowboys venue in Arlington also to play host to Class 5A, 3A state title contests

The University Interscholastic League announced Tuesday that Cowboys Stadium will play host to six high school state championship games in contests that will be played over two weekends in December, including the Class 4A Division II (small schools) state championship game.

Learning from the best

June 15, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Tony Eierdam/The Community News

Jessica Martin (left) receives instruction from TCU head women's basketball coach Jeff Mittie and Lady Frogs forward Emily Carter during the Jeff Mittie Basketball Academy at Aledo High School.

Large sink hole diverts Weatherford traffic

June 15, 2010 by Randy Keck

From the Weatherford Police Dept.

Wendy Field/Weatherford Police Dept.

Economic Development Corp. holding town hall meeting

June 14, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Citizens are encouraged to attend a town meeting at the Aledo Community Center tomorrow.

It will be held by the Aledo Economic Development Corporation from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

According to Aledo City Administrator Ken Pfeifer, Freese and Nichols, Inc. representatives (the engineering company working on the project with the city) will be giving a presentation on the current strategic plan as well as collected information.

A portion of the meeting will also be dedicated to citizen input.

Getting her kicks

June 14, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Tony Eierdam/The Community News

Jayce Newman blasts a corner kick Monday morning (June 14) during the Aledo Ladycats/Bearcats Soccer Camp at the Aledo High School practice fields. Soccer camp will run through Thursday, June 17.

Click on the photo for our gallery of sports camp photos!

King receives degree from Dallas Baptist University

June 14, 2010 by Christine Hurd

Joshua Daniel King of Dallas, graduating with a Bachelor of Business Studies degree was among the 659 graduates receiving undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees from DBU at spring commencement.

King was one of 400 students to receive a bachelor's degree and played for the men's tennis team.

Sports Calendar

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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