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Bearcats come back to defeat Randall 47-29

December 5, 2014 by Randy Keck

By Tony Eierdam
The Community News

Down 21-13 at the half, the Aledo Bearcats scored five second-half touchdowns on their way to a 47-29 victory over Canyon Randall Friday night in a Class 5A Division I Region I final at Tiger Stadium in Snyder.

The Bearcats will advance to the state semifinals and face Tyler John Tyler at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at Mesquite's E.H. Hanby Stadium.

Bearcats head coach Steve Wood said there was no rousing speech in the locker room at halftime.

"We did not panic at halftime," Wood said. "And I didn't give any 'fire and brimstone' speech because I didn't want them to panic."

Suspect sought in Briar robbery

December 5, 2014 by Phil Major

Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office Patrol deputies were dispatched to an aggravated robbery at the Briar Beer and Tobacco convenience store at 14634 FM 730 North, Suite 100 in northwest Tarrant County Friday, Dec. 5 at 7:15 a.m. A white male entered the store, assaulted the clerk and took an unknown amount of cash from the store’s cash register. The store surveillance video shows the actor fleeing the scene in a dark 4-door sedan displaying a third brake light in the upper center back windshield. The vehicle did not have tinted windows.
If you have any information on the identity of the male subject please contact Detective Pedraza with the Tarrant County Sheriff’s office at 817-999-5683 or dispatch at 817-884-1213.

Arrest made in shooting

December 5, 2014 by Phil Major

Parker County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Division is investigating a shooting call which occurred Friday morning.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the incident happened in the 100 block of Links Lane, in Annetta around 7 a.m.

The victim was identified as part of a work crew which had been subcontracted by a utility company to install copper cable on the suspect’s property this week. The suspect told deputies he did not want the victim on his property. The suspect also told deputies he shot the victim after the suspect repeatedly asked the victim to leave. The victim was reportedly shot in the foot and was transported to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth for his injury. His condition at this time was reported as serious but non-life threatening.

Live Coverage - Aledo vs. Randall

December 4, 2014 by Production

Join our live coverage of Aledo vs. Canyon Randall Friday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. in Snyder for Regional Final.

Or, follow on your computer or tablet below!

Live Blog Aledo vs. Randall

Aledo's Cheyenne Knight named to AJGA Junior All-American Team

December 2, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

Cheyenne Knight played last week in the Polo Junior Golf Championship held at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. During this AJGA event they announced the Rolex Junior All-American Team from the American Junior Golf Association. The AJGA has Junior members from all over the World. Cheyenne is currently ranked 29th in the Rolex Ranking system. During the Tournament banquet the top 48 players were announced as being named to the Rolex Junior All-American Team.

No. 1 Bearcats hold off Del Valle in 37-21 regional semifinal win

November 28, 2014 by Randy Keck

Aledo will face Canyon Randall at 7 p.m. Friday in Snyder for Regional Final

By Tony Eierdam

Aledo senior quarterback Luke Bishop and senior running back Jess Anders each ran for a pair of touchdowns to lead the No. 1 Bearcats to a 37-21 victory over El Paso De Valle Friday afternoon in a Class 5A Division I Region I semifinal in Midland.

Bishop scored on TD runs of 27 and 2 yards as Aledo built a 23-6 lead at the half.

The other Aledo first-half points came on a 13-yard return to the end zone by Sam Holzschuh after a blocked punt, and the Bearcats earned 2 points on a return to the end zone after a blocked extra point by Patrick Peek.

Del Valle cut the lead to 23-14 before Anders was inserted into the game for the first time in the third quarter.

Live Coverage - Aledo vs. Del Valle

November 28, 2014 by Randy Keck

Join our live coverage of Aledo vs. El Paso Del ValleFriday, Nov. 28 at 4 p.m. from Midland.

Or, follow on your computer or tablet below!

Live Blog Aledo vs. El Paso Del Valle

Thanksgiving Trot has record year

November 27, 2014 by Randy Keck

Christopher Amos/The Community News: Members of the Aledo National Honor Society cheered runners in this morning's Thanksgiving Trot.Christopher Amos/The Community News: Members of the Aledo National Honor Society cheered runners in this morning's Thanksgiving Trot.

This year's event had more than 1,000 registrants and raised a record amount of money to benefit the Zeb Montgomery family. Read more in the Dec. 5 issue of The Community News.

For more on Zeb's story, visit .

Christmas Guide Published

November 26, 2014 by Randy Keck

We are very proud of our new Christmas Guide listing the local events, church services and way more! You can get your guide three ways:

1) Click above and read it online
2) Get it in the Nov. 28 issue of The Community News
3) Find additional copies all over East Parker County starting this weekend!

Resources for Highways and Hedges

November 26, 2014 by Randy Keck

The following are resources to supplement the Highways and Hedges story in the Nov. 28 issue of The Community News:

Fred Sorrels' WebsiteFred Sorrels' Website

Pursuit of Hope WebsitePursuit of Hope Website

Pursuit of Hope Facebook PagePursuit of Hope Facebook Page

NBC5 story on Francillon CheryNBC5 story on Francillon Chery

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