The AHS choir will be hosting a fun family event at First Financial Bank in Aledo from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. The event will have face painting, kids activities, a bake sale and great photo ops. The funds will be used to send choir members to a leadership conference.
AHS Choir officers: AHS Choir officers, from left, Danielle Springer, Autumn Simpson, Savannah Beddingfield, Kenzi Zimmerman, Sara Leifeste, Tiffany Nichols, Somjit Pimson, Sadie Benson, Cole Walker and Zoe Morrison.
Randy Keck/The Community NewsThe annual East Parker County Chamber of Commerce Business Expo is this afternoon (Tuesday) from 4-7:30 p.m. at Willow Park Baptist Church.
This year's event features a new Kidz Zone area, as well as community favorites like samples from area restaurants (Baker's Ribs, Bordelon Foods, Brioche Bistro & Bakery, Clear Fork Station & The Wild Mushroom Steakhouse and Lounge.
The event is free and open to the public.
From the Parker County Sheriff's Office
Parker County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a road rage call Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012.
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said a Poolville man was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon stemming from the incident.
As of Monday morning, William James Carr, 60, remained incarcerated.
The victim dialed 9-1-1 around 1:15 p.m. Sunday. When deputies arrived on scene, Carr reported he intentionally shot out the window of a Ford Mustang, after the vehicle had “cut him off.”
During the incident, a Texas Parks and Wildlife game warden had detained Carr. The game warden reported he stopped at Ranger Highway and Jones Road, due to a subject holding Carr at gun point on the side of the road, in front of a vehicle.
The victim stated he made a lane-change near Ranger Highway and Bowie Drive, thinking he gave the truck behind him plenty of room.
Further down the road on Ranger Highway near Greenwood Road, he heard a loud popping noise thinking he had blown a tire, but realized his rear windshield had been shattered.
The victim told deputies he pulled over and dialed 9-1-1, when he observed Carr drive past him and pulled over ahead of the victim’s Mustang. The victim then stated he pulled a weapon out when Carr began approaching him.
The game warden then arrived on scene and ordered the victim to put the weapon down and detained the pair.
Preview performance Thursday, Oct. 18
Kristen Hicks of Annetta, a member of the Board of Directors of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, announced that the symphony will perform for Aledo ISD students on Nov. 9. The symphony will set up in the Aledo High School auditorium, and will perform for grades 4 and 5 of two elementary campuses and grade six at 11:15 a.m., then perform for grades 4 and 5 of the remaining two campuses, along with grade 7, at 1 p.m.
The Adventures in Music program is called “Six Flags over Texas.”
“The program is designed to bring the rich musical heritage of Texas to Aledo students while combining disciplines such as reading, history, geography and cultural studies,” Hicks said.
“First Financial Bank and First Financial Trust Asset Management Company gave a $10,000 grant to help make this possible for every fourth through seventh grader in Aledo ISD,” she said.
According to materials from the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, the Adventures in Music program serves the Fort Worth community and beyond with “informative and educational performances for thousands of children.”
“The National Endowment for the Arts reports that at-risk students with access to the arts through elementary school earn better grades and higher test scores in science and writing.”
James Albritton / Saltforkimages.comSenior Rachel Tosh reacts to the news that she was named Homecoming Queen at the Aledo/O.D. Wyatt game Friday night. For additional coverage of homecoming, see the October 19 issue of The Community News.
It occurs to me, again tonight, that Bearcat Stadium in Aledo is a nice place to watch the sun set behind the Scoreboard at the West end.
Aledo won the toss and will receive at the East end.
Jonny Carter returns the kickoff out to the Aledo 39 yard line. The Bearcats will start from there on their first drive of the night.
Two first downs, mostly on two Caleb Frysinger carries, a long run from Pate Davis, and the last 10 yards on a run by Jess Anders, make the score 7-0 Aledo after the Chance Nevarez PAT.
Wyatt responds with a drive that has the ball at the Aledo 30 yard line quickly, from their own 20. They are at the Bearcat 5 yard line when a holding penalty backs them up to the 17.
They go for it on a fourth and 17 and the Bearcat defense stops them at the Aledo 1 yard line with 99 yards to cover.
Aledo is held to 3 plays, but a good punt gives the Chaps the ball back at their own 35.
The Bearcat defense forces a punt and they have the ball back at their 43. A nice pass from Pate Davis to Caleb Frysinger moves the ball to the Wyatt 27. Jess Anders runs it 24 yards and Caleb Frysinger takes it in from there. The PAT is good, Bearcats lead 14-0 with 1:30 in the 1st Quarter.
A Jared Hinsley tackle for a loss and a nice stop by Shea Wood in the open field will end the first quarter 14-0 Bearcats.
Aledo will get the ball back at their own 46 yard line after a Clayton Lowe return for a touchdown is taken off the board for a blocking in the back penalty.
Special to The Community News
Aledo community good will was brought to the forefront recently by a local Girl Scout troop. The Aledo Church of Christ was contacted by Lisa Dalton, the “Special Projects Mom,” for a local troop. The Girls Scouts wanted to help clean up a growing problem at the “Paint House” positioned on one corner of the church’s property. In recent months some who came to paint signs had begun to leave paint on the metal fencing and parking lot that surround the structure.
“This troop is not affiliated with our congregation, so it was completely unexpected to receive the scouts’ offer,” said Ron Buch, Pulpit Minister at the church. “It’s a very praiseworthy gesture. The desire to serve the community by helping clean up the paint speaks to the spirit of Girl Scouts, and we are proud to be able to honor that spirit,” he said.
The church will provide the paint and the scouts will provided the elbow grease. The girls in the troop plan to paint a portion of the pipe-fencing in front of the paint house. Additionally, the church plans to set a “brush cleaning station” adjacent to the paint house where patrons can wipe their brushes off after their work. “Our hope is that by having the station, those painting the house will be able to clean their brushes without using the fence or the parking lot,” Mr. Buch said.
The Texas Tech Goin’ Band from Raiderland will rehearse from 2-3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19 at Bearcat Stadium in Aledo in preparation for their performance Saturday, Oct. 20 during the Texas Tech vs. TCU football game.
Randy Keck/The Community NewsGrant Evans and Emma Nelson were Coaches for a Day at Stuard Elementry School last Friday. Find out how they earned the honor in the Oct. 12 issue of The Community News.
15 area bands, Bearcat Regiment and UTA band to perform
The seventh annual Unleash the Sound Marching Festival hosted by Aledo High School’s Bearcat Regiment will be this Saturday, Oct. 13 at Aledo Bearcat Stadium.
Fifteen area high school bands ranging from 3A to 5A will perform their contest shows for a distinguished judging panel and spectators. This marching festival provides participating bands an opportunity to perform in front of judges and receive critique which will help prepare the bands for UIL competition scheduled for Oct 20 at Burleson High School.
Division ratings will be awarded based on the following criteria: music (54 percent), marching (36 percent), percussion (5 percent) and color guard (5 percent).
The top ten bands will advance to the finals and will perform again that evening. While the judges decide the final scores of the preliminary competition, the audience will enjoy an exhibition performance by the Bearcat Regiment. After the Finals the renowned UTA Maverick Marching Band will perform.
Trophies will be awarded to the top three bands and caption awards will be given to the outstanding color guard, outstanding drum majors, outstanding percussion, outstanding music performance, outstanding marching performance and outstanding general effect.