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Aledo ISD seeks public input on superintendent search

March 25, 2013 by Randy Keck

Community-input meetings for the Superintendent Search Process are Thursday, March 28, at 2:45 p.m. and at 6 p.m. in the AISD Administration Building. The TASB Executive Search Services consultant will facilitate discussions with community members at these times.

Enter the front (south-facing) doors of the AISD Administration Building. If you are unable to attend one of these community-input sessions, the Board encourages you to visit the Superintendent Survey link on the left-hand side of the district homepage.

Soccer bi-district playoffs set

March 25, 2013 by Randy Keck

Soccer bi-district playoffs have been set for the Aledo Bearcats and Ladycats.

Bearcats
Aledo vs. Birdville at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 26 at Northwest ISD Stadium. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students.

Ladycats
Aledo at Lake Dallas at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 26 at Lake Dallas High School Stadium. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students.

March 22 Issue

March 21, 2013 by Randy Keck

March 22, 2013March 22, 2013

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Man arrested following incident with baseball bat

March 15, 2013 by Randy Keck

From the Parker County Sheriff's Dept
Parker County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Jameel Lee Major, 32, on Thursday following an incident in which he allegedly assaulted a woman and struck hers car with a baseball bat while her child was in the back seat.

Sheriff Larry Fowler said deputies responded to the incident in the 4700 block of Brazos Circle around 6 p.m., March 14, 2013.

The complainant reported the suspect struck her vehicle with a baseball bat while she and her child were inside the car. She reported Major physically assaulted her then “rammed” the rear of her vehicle with his car, stemming from an argument over money.

She also reported Major left the scene and as she attempted to leave with the 7-year-old female, he returned with a bat and repeatedly struck her vehicle, denting the hood and shattering the driver’s side rear window and rear windshield while she and her daughter were inside.

Sheriff’s reports indicate while Major struck the vehicle, shards of glass flew in the direction of the young girl who was occupying the back seat and witnessed the incident.

The complainant suffered minor injuries to her chest and toe. The child was not reported as injured.

Major was arrested without further incident. He was booked into the Parker County Jail on charges of abandoning/endangering a child, assault with bodily injury family violence and criminal mischief.

As of Friday morning, Majors remained incarcerated. His bond had not been set.

March 15 Issue

March 14, 2013 by Randy Keck

The March 15 issue of The Community News is at the printer.

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Weatherford man sentenced for robbery at gunpoint

March 13, 2013 by Randy Keck

From the Parker County District Attorney’s Office

A Parker County jury sentenced a 19-year-old Weatherford man to 50 years in prison for robbing a Weatherford smoke shop at gunpoint in a trial that concluded in district court in Weatherford Tuesday evening.

Jaggar Lee Bayliff pled guilty to aggravated robbery on Monday and elected to have a jury determine his punishment.

Jurors watched the July 1, 2012 robbery occur in real time on the store’s surveillance camera and had the chance to hear the victim’s emotional call to 911 following the robbery during the presentation of evidence on Tuesday.

“The victim testified that, during the robbery, all she could think about was that she had to get home to her daughter,” said Assistant District Attorney Jeff Swain, who prosecuted the case with Assistant District Attorney Kathleen Catania. “She said that she became even more fearful when she saw the gun shaking in Bayliff’s hand because she knew that he was nervous and thought he might shoot her even if he didn’t intend to.”

In the video, Bayliff was seen entering the store wearing a bandana covering his nose down to his neck.  The victim still could identify Bayliff, though, because of a large tattoo he had which ran down the entire left side of his face, she said. She had also seen him outside the store minutes before the robbery and recalled seeing him there several times before, though she did not know his name.

Sponsor a Spay

March 11, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

Puppy and kitten season has already begun at the animal shelter with numerous puppies being turned in as "unwanted." Help reduce unwanted litters by Sponsoring A Spay. Parker County Pets Alive is seeking $50 sponsors (any amount is appreciated) to help defer the cost to spay or neuter pets in need at the upcoming March 28 low-cost pet clinic in Weatherford. All residents, regardless of income, are welcome to take advantage of these low-cost services. Alter surgery is by appointment only, other services are walk in basis from 10 am to noon. For more info please email parkercountypetsalive@gmail.com or call Texas Coalition for Animal Protection at 940-566-5551.

Springtown woman arrested following fatal shooting

March 9, 2013 by Randy Keck

Parker County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Roni Catherine Lisenbe, 33, of Springtown on Friday after a 911 call in which she reportedly said she had shot and killed her boyfriend.

Sheriff Larry Fowler said deputies were dispatched to the call around 10:30 p.m., Friday, March 8, in the 3500 block of West Highway 199 in Springtown.

Deputies arrived on scene and found Lisenbe sitting on the front porch and the victim was discovered on the bedroom floor of their residence.

Lisenbe was immediately taken into custody without further incident.

The Sheriff's Department said she told investigators a domestic dispute led to a physical altercation when Lisenbe retrieved a Glock 23 handgun and shot the victim in the abdomen.

He was transported to Harris Northwest Hospital in Azle, where medical staff pronounced him deceased.

The case is under investigation.

Lisenbe was booked into the Parker County Jail, where she remains incarcerated. As of Saturday afternoon, her bond had not been set.

The victim’s identity is not being released at this time.

March 8 Issue

March 7, 2013 by Randy Keck

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Season Ticket Deadline is Today

March 5, 2013 by Randy Keck

Tuesday, March 5, is the final date to renew 2013 season football tickets and/or 2013 reserved parking for Aledo Bearcat football.

If you have not yet been to the Bearcat Store to renew your tickets, be sure to enter the front (south-facing) doors of the Aledo ISD Administration Building. New security procedures require visitors to sign in at the front desk before proceeding to Bearcat Store.

March 23 is the annual Season Ticket Holder Exchange. Renewal forms and money must be received by March 5 if you plan to participate in the exchange event. If you are unable to attend on March 23, a proxy authorized by you in writing is acceptable.

Sports Calendar

Friday, April 25

Tuesday, April 29

  • Aledo Girls Golf will compete in the State Tournament at Onion Creek GC in Austin.

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