The 42nd Annual Aledo Lions Club Youth Basketball Signups/Tryouts are from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 at Aledo Middle School. To be eligible to play all players must attend the tryout during their registration. Registration is open to all current 1st through 8th graders. Costs is $100 per player. Coaches are needed, as we had nearly 80 teams last year. For more information please go to http://www.aledolions.com/ or click on the link below to download a registration form.
The Parker County Senior Center is in immediate need of food donations for its emergency food pantry. Suggested items that are easy for senior to prepare are breakfast/multigrain bars, microwaveable meals, canned soups and meals (i.e., ravioli), crackers, jellies and jams, coffee singles and tea bags.
Bring donations to the Senior Center at 1225 Holland Lake Road, Weatherford, M-F from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 817-596-4640 for more information.
Randy Keck/The Community NewsChurch members, county dignitaries and former pastors of Aledo United Methodist Church were in attendance Sunday afternoon for the unveiling of the church's historical marker. Click on the photo above for a gallery of photos from the event, and check the Nov. 8 issue of The Community News for more details.
The Bearcats chalked up another big win on Friday against Granbury. Check out the replay of our live blog below:
The Aledo Ladycats completed their district schedule Tuesday night tied with Granbury for first place atop District 7-4A. A coin toss gave Aledo the first-place seed, and the Ladycats will play Joshua at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5 in Glen Rose.
Aledo was scheduled to play Coppell in a warm-up match on Friday, but Coppell canceled because they had played their maximum allotted number of matches.
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A fire at Jerry’s GMC Buick service center destroyed or damaged up to five cars.
According to Weatherford Fire Marshal Robert Hopkins, the fire broke out Wednesday evening. Two cars were severely damaged by the fire and others received heavy smoke damage.
By 8 p.m., crews had finished fighting the fire and were working on cleaning up.
Hopkins said the fire would have been far worse if not for the Hudson Oaks Fire Dept., which appeared at the scene in minutes.
“The Hudson Oaks guys need to be commended,” said. “They did a great job.”
If your car was being serviced at Jerry’s GMC Wednesday night, stop by the dealership (3100 Fort Worth Highway) or call in at 817-596-5581.
Local clubs and organizations are invited to submit entries to the annual friendly holiday rivalry of the Fantasy Forest Christmas Tree Decorating Contest and Silent Auction.
To register, call 817-598-4124, stop by 119 Palo Pinto Street at the Recreation Office or visit www.weatherfordparks.com to download a form.
All clubs and organizations may register until Wednesday, Oct. 30. Setup and decorating is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 1, and Saturday, Nov. 2. Entries will be on display at City Hall, beginning Monday, Nov. 4, until Monday, Dec. 2. Each entry submitted will need to focus on a specific theme and is responsible for supplying all of the necessary items for decorating.
This year there will be two divisions: Standard Division (limited to first 15 entries) for trees between 60”-108” and Table-Top Division (limited to first 8 entries) for trees between 24”-36”. Each division will be voted separately in the People’s Choice contest. Clubs and organizations will receive all monies bid on their tree. The prizes for People’s Choice Winners are: Standard Division - $200; Table-Top Division - $150.
The general public may bid on each entry and also vote for their favorite tree for the People’s Choice Winner. Silent Auction bids will close at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 4. Winning bidders and the People’s Choice Winner will be contacted on Thursday, Dec. 5, and trees can be collected at that time.
Trinity Christian Academy will host the Texas Christian Athletic Federation State Varsity and Junior Varsity Regional Volleyball Tournament this weekend, Oct. 25-26. All games will be held in the Barber Gymnasium on the TCA campus in Willow Park. Twelve schools in the league are participating in the tournament in both the Regional Junior Varsity and State Division I and II Varsity levels, including TCA’s varsity squad.
TCA’s Varsity team defeated Lucas Christian last Thursday night in the TCAF playoffs to advance to the state tournament. The Varsity Lady Eagles will open tournament play on Friday night at 6:15 pm against Nazarene Christian.
Athletic Director Patti Hale and Varsity Coach Jessica Sims are looking forward to welcoming the teams, their coaches, parents and all area volleyball fans to the Barber Gym and to east Parker County this weekend.
TCAF Division I Volleyball
TCAF Division II Volleyball
TCAF JV Volleyball
From the Parker County Sheriff’s Office
Parker County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Weatherford woman after responding to a person with a weapon call early Monday morning, Oct. 21, 2013.
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said deputies were called out to the 5200 block of Tin Top Road around 12:34 a.m., in reference to a female walking down the road carrying a weapon.
Sheriff’s deputies observed Donna Sue Ellis, 66, holding a .38 revolver, speaking of monsters.
When deputies repeatedly ordered Ellis to put down the handgun, she refused each time stating, “no.”
Sheriff’s reports state Ellis continued to approach deputies taking very small steps. Deputies reported Ellis pointed her weapon directly at them twice, demanding for them to allow her to pass.
Deputies reported Ellis continued to advance toward them and would not retreat or comply with their commands to put the weapon down. Deputies then deployed a taser on Ellis and retrieved the weapon, taking her into custody. LifeCare paramedics responded to the scene to medically assess Ellis.
Ellis was soon released from medical observations and arrested. She was booked into the Parker County Jail on charges of aggravated assault against a public servant with a deadly weapon. As of Monday afternoon, Ellis remained incarcerated. Her bond was set at $20,000.