Tony Eierdam/The Community News: Aledo senior libero Tyler Lucas digs a ball during the Ladycats win over Decatur Tuesday night at the AHS gym.
Class 5A state-ranked No. 9 Aledo turned a close match into victory as the Ladycats defeated Class 4A No. 1 Decatur, 15-6, in game five to clinch the best-of-5 non-district match Tuesday night at the AHS gym.
The win elevates the Ladycats to 5-3.
In a seesaw match, Aledo won the opener, 25-20, but the Lady Eagles came back with the same 25-20 count to even the match.
The Ladycats took game three, 25-20, but the Lady Eagles once again squared the match with a 25-18 win in game four.
Aledo jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the fifth game. Later in the game, a pair of kills by Madison Goings - who led the Ladycats with 16 kills - and a stopper from Madison Lopez extended the hosts' lead to 10-4.
The Ladycats brought game five to match point after a kill by Emily Clayton, and AHS sealed the match when Erin Weiss set up Lopez for the match-winning kill.
For the complete story, and for comments from head coach Kathy Goings, see the Aug. 22 issue of The Community News.
Aledo voters will decide Nov. 4 whether the school district can issue $61.5 million in bonds to improve schools and build a new elementary.
Trustees were unanimous in calling the election Monday night, following six months of work by an appointed committee of citizens and educators that investigated the district's growth projections.
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The Aledo Ladycats will host Class 4A No. 1 Decatur in a non-district volleyball match at 6:30 p.m. today (Aug. 19) at the Aledo High School gym.
The junior varsity and freshman matches will begin at 5:30 p.m.
Shown above is Ladycats senior hitter Emily Clayton sending a ball down last week against Midway.
Tony Eierdam/The Community News: Aledo senior defensive back Johnathan Durham intercepts a pass Saturday morning during the Bearcats intrasquad scrimmage at Bearcat Stadium.
The Aledo Bearcats concluded their first week of workouts with a full-pads intrasquad scrimmage Saturday morning at Bearcat Stadium.
It was the second day this week the Bearcats worked out in full gear.
"I liked our hustle and enthusiasm," Bearcats head coach Steve Wood said. "We still have a long way to go, but there were a lot of positive signs and it was a good way to end the first week."
Tailback Isaiah Mallory scored a pair of touchdowns. The first was a 12-yard run that was set up by a 50-yard strike from quarterback Luke Bishop to receiver Carter Windes.
Mallory's second TD - scored during the "two-minute drill" portion of the scrimmage - came on a 5-yard sweep on first and goal. That play was set up by a Bishop 16-yard pass to Austin Summerhill on third and 11.
For more see the Aug. 22 edition of The Community News.
Tony Eierdam/The Community News: Austin Smith gets his face painted by Aledo High School senior Darby Abbett Thursday night at Meet The Bearcats night. Austin is the son of Jacob and Susan Smith.
Aledo Bearcats fans came in droves to the AHS Indoor Facility on Thursday for Meet The Bearcats night.
Aledo ISD Athletic Director Tim Buchanan introduced new head coach Steve Wood to the crowd, and afterwards children got autographs from the Bearcats and Aledo High School cheerleaders. Mr. and Ms. Bearcat were also on hand.
The Bearcats will hold an intrasquad scrimmage on Saturday at Bearcat Stadium beginning at 8 a.m. The varsity scrimmage will start at approximately 9:30 a.m.
The Annetta South City Council voted unanimously to approve re-zoning of property along FM 5 and Thunder Head Lane Thursday night, from residential use to community services use. The property is owned by Parker County Emergency Services District 1, and the district plans to place a fire station at the location.
ESD1 Interim Fire Chief Stephen Watson was on hand to address the crowd and answer questions, and stated that the department would be very interested in community feedback during the planning process.
No plans for the station's design have been submitted to the city thus far. Watson indicated that ESD1 hoped to present initial plans within the next 90 days.
After testing by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, The boil order issued earlier this week for the city of Willow Park has been lifted.
The boil order was issued earlier this week after a water main break.
Willow Park continues to be on summer watering restrictions as follows:
Outside watering is restricted to three times per week
Outside watering is permitted for Even Addresses on: Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday
Outside watering is permitted for Odd Addresses on: Saturday, Monday & Wednesday
During the hours of 5 a.m. – 8 a.m. & 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
No outside watering is allowed on Friday
Hand watering is permitted at any time.
If you have any questions you can contact the Water Department at 817-441-7108 ext.1
Thank you for your help in conserving our precious resource.
Tony Eierdam/The Community News: Mr. and Ms. Bearcat will be on hand Thursday at 6 p.m. on Meet The Bearcats night which will be held at the Aledo high School Indoor Facility.
Meet The Bearcats will be held from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14 at the Aledo High School Indoor Facility. Fans and children will get the opportunity to meet and get autographs from Bearcat varsity football players and varsity cheerleaders. The Spirit Squad will also be present, as will Mr. and Ms. Bearcat. New Bearcats head coach Steve Wood, who will be introduced by Tim Buchanan, will also introduce the team captains for the 2014 season. The event will also have activities for children.
The Master of Ceremonies will be Shawn Callaway, who encourages all to get a calendar and get an autograph from players and cheerleaders. Free face painting is provided by the Aledo National Art Honors Society, T-shirts are on sale and Quarterback Club sign-ups for $45 are open. Fans can also to sign up for 3 Auction Items to win a chance to sit in the Coaches Suite for three varsity home games.
Admission to Meet The Bearcats is free.
Tony Eierdam/The Community News: Aledo senior hitter Madison Lopez (15) sends down a kill Tuesday night during the Ladycats loss in four games to Waco Midway in the season opener. Lopez finished with 13 kills.
Class 6A Waco Midway used a tall and strong front row combined with a solid back row to defeat the Aledo Ladycats in four games Tuesday night in the volleyball season opener at the AHS gym.
Midway won the first two games by a 25-18 count before the Ladycats came back and won game three, 25-22, to cut the lead to 2-1 in the best-of-5 match.
Game four was tied at 20-20 before Midway went on a quick 4-2 run to take a 24-22 lead. A dink for a kill by Emily Clayton cut the lead to 24-23, but on the ensuing rally Midway's middle hitter executed a dink to the right side of the Ladycats' defense for the match-winning point as Midway won game four, 25-23.
For the complete story, and for comments from head coach Kathy Goings, see the Aug. 8 issue of The Community News
Willow Park has issued a boiled water advisory for August 12, 2014. The notice was worded as follows:
Due to a water main break and the loss of water pressure the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required our Water System, the City of Willow Park Public Water System 1840027 to notify customers of the need to boil their water prior to consumption.
To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes that may have been stirred up by the main break and loss of pressure, water for drinking, cooking and making ice should be boiled and cooled prior to use. The water should be brought to a vigorous, rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes. In lieu of boiling, you may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source.
When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the water system officials will notify you that the water is safe for consumption. Instructions to discontinue boiling will be issued in the same manner as this notice.
If you have any questions concerning this matter, you may contact City Administrator, Matt Shaffstall at 817-441-7108. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.