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Tickets on sale for state basketball tournament

February 26, 2013 by Randy Keck

Tickets for the 4A state semifinal basketball game between Aledo and Dallas Lincoln are now on sale at Aledo High School's main office. The game will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 at the Frank Erwin Center on the University of Texas campus in Austin. Pre-sell tickets are $10. (They will be $12 in Austin.) A limited number of tickets is available locally.

See photos and news from the regional tournament in Canyon in the March 1 issue of The Community News. Game updates from the state tournament will be available at www.community-news.com as the state tournament progresses. In addition, the games will be televised on Fox Sports Southwest.

Aledoan producing 50th anniversary antique show

February 26, 2013 by Randy Keck

Special to The Community NewsSpecial to The Community News

On Friday, March 8, and Saturday, March 9, the first antique and art show in the American west will welcome shoppers for the 50th year at Fort Worth’s Will Rogers Memorial Center. Few cities in the world host an antique and art show that is 50 years old, especially one whose customers range from former First Lady Laura Bush to “Storage Wars Texas” star Moe Prigoff.

Owned by Aledo resident Jan Orr-Harter, the former “Dolly Johnson Show” has taken a new name for its 50th anniversary. The Fort Worth Show of Antiques and Art has also expanded into a larger space, added 25 more exhibitors to its mix and teamed up with the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame for the show’s Benefit Booth. There is even a rumor that Will Rogers himself will attend.

The Will Rogers Memorial Center has been home to the Fort Worth Show since it was founded in 1963. In 2009 the Johnson family sold the show to the Parker County antiques dealer and Fort Worth native Orr-Harter.
 

State swim meet results

February 23, 2013 by Randy Keck

Kira Schlosberg - 9 - Girls 200 IM - 2.08:35
Meredith Schlosberg - 16 - Girls 100 Butterfly - 1.01:63
Kira Schlosberg - 2 - Girls 100 Breaststroke - 1:03.88

Cowtown 5k

February 23, 2013 by Randy Keck

Randy Keck/The Community NewsRandy Keck/The Community NewsMore than 2,000 Aledoans participated in Saturday morning's Cowtown Cook Children's 5k in Fort Worth. Click on the photo above for a gallery of photos from the start of the race.

Click here for photos from the end of the race.

Girls Regional final update

February 23, 2013 by Randy Keck

The Aledo Ladycats defeated Hanks 50-48 on Saturday, earning a trip to the state basketball championship in Austin next weekend. More details will follow.

Ladycats heading to regional championship game

February 22, 2013 by Randy Keck

The Aledo Ladycats defeated ninth-ranked Canyon 54-31 on Friday night to earn the chance to go to the state tournament.

The 'Cats will play Hanks tomorrow (Saturday) at 2 p.m. at The Coliseum in Snyder, Texas. The winner of that game will travel to Austin next weekend for the state girls tournament.

Watch www.community-news for updates.

Happy Sendoff

February 22, 2013 by Randy Keck

Elizabeth Vann-Stenzler/The Community NewsElizabeth Vann-Stenzler/The Community News
Denise Haeussler and daughter Jenna were among supporters who waved goodbye at a sendoff for the Aledo Ladycats basketball team, which left for Snyder this morning to participate in the 4A Regional Basketball Tournament.

This is the first time the Ladycats have qualified for regional since Aledo moved up to the 4A classification.

The Ladycats play Canyon at 6 p.m. The Coliseum in Snyder, Texas. Assuming a win, Aledo will play the winner of the Hanks-Dunbar game at 2 p.m. Saturday at the same venue.

Check www.community-news.com or our Facebook page for score updates during the game.

February 22 Issue

February 21, 2013 by Randy Keck

February 22, 2013February 22, 2013The February 22 issue of The Community News is at the printer as of 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb 21.

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If you are not a subscriber, click the link for a free sample!

Aledo ISD board reviewing search firms in hiring process

February 21, 2013 by Randy Keck

From the Aledo ISD

The Aledo ISD Board of Trustees is interviewing executive search firms to begin the process of finding a replacement for current Superintendent Dan Manning. Retirement was deemed best for Mr. Manning’s long-term health after surgery in 2012 to remove one of his kidneys. His retirement is effective June 28, 2013.

A decision of the search firm should be reached during the month of March, at which time the superintendent position will be posted. The firm will likely interview AISD staff, students and community members to discern the needs of the district, and to complete a profile of prospective candidates. Subsequent interviewing will occur in the coming months, and a final decision reached before the end of June. This timeline will give the new superintendent time to ready for the 2013-14 school year.

AISD Board President Bobby Rigues said, “One of the greatest responsibilities a school board has involves the hiring of a superintendent of schools. Our district has grown in size to the point that professional guidance in this area is being respected. Once a particular firm is chosen by the board, the overall hiring process will include input from administration, district staff and community representatives. Mr. Manning’s leadership throughout this process is invaluable. We also appreciate his commitment to completing the district’s 2012-13 educational goals.”

City issues warning for outstanding fines

February 21, 2013 by Randy Keck

Arrests to be made during Warrant Roundup in Hudson Oaks

Special to The Community News

If you have outstanding fines with the City of Hudson Oaks Municipal Court, your time to pay them is running out. Arrests will be made and unpaid fines will be collected during an upcoming statewide warrant roundup.

The City of Hudson Oaks has 1,643 outstanding warrants valued at $515,905. The city’s Municipal Court and Police Department will join forces with more than 200 law enforcement agencies across the state for the Great Texas Warrant Roundup of 2013.

The Municipal Court staff is working with those who have not paid fines to get their accounts cleared before the Warrant Roundup begins. The Municipal Court is located in Hudson Oaks City Hall at 210 N. Lakeshore Drive, just two blocks north of the intersection of Lakeshore Drive and US 180 (Fort Worth Highway). Regular hours of operation are Monday‐Friday; 8 a.m.‐4:45 p.m.

The Court will also remain open for extended hours on the following days to offer additional opportunities to pay fines and avoid arrest.

Tuesday, Feb. 26: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, March 2: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Thursday, March 7: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Once the warrant roundup begins, people with unpaid fines will be arrested.

Sports Calendar

Thursday, April 17

  • Aledo Girls Golf will compete in the Region I Tournament at Diamondback GC in Abilene

  • Ladycat Softball vs Arlington Heights; V-7 JV-5:30

Friday, April 18

Tuesday, April 22

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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