From the Parker County Sheriff's Office
Parker County Fugitive Unit members and U.S. Marshals enlisted the assistance of the Tarrant County Auto Theft Task Force in apprehending and arresting a Weatherford man who escaped from Wichita Falls in September.
Billy Clay Wade, 48, of Weatherford, was sent to North Texas State Hospital in Wichita Falls earlier this year, under orders from District Judge Trey Loftin, after a trial was held, naming Wade as a suspect in several Parker County felony cases.
Wade was sentenced to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for a 30-year sentence stemming from numerous offenses, and was released on parole in 2011.
Wade made his way to Parker County after his parole, where Parker County Sheriff’s investigators connected him to several residential burglary investigations, and other offenses, including a parole violation. Those offenses landed Wade to appear before Judge Loftin.
Officials reported Wade used a fire extinguisher to break a window at the hospital in order to escape Sept. 10, 2012.
FAST members and U.S. Marshals immediately initiated an investigation, leading them to Wade’s location in Fort Worth, where he assumed the name of a former class mate. Wade was found in possession of a Dodge truck, reported stolen out of Wichita County and a travel trailer reported stolen out of Callahan County.
Investigators said about $60,000 worth of stolen property was located inside the trailer, including a 60” TV, tools and electronics.
Aledo fell to Friendswood 21-25 in the first game of the state semifinal in Garland. Aledo came back to win the second, 25-23, and the third, 25-22. Friendswood came back to win the fourth game 19-25, but Aledo prevailed 15-11.
The Ladycats will play in the state championship game Saturday at 4:30 p.m. in Garland.
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Aledo plays Lucas Lovejoy in the state 4A volleyball championship at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Curtis Culwell Center, 4999 Naaman Forest Boulevard in Garland.
Student tickets are $5 and adult tickets are $10.
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People wishing to have a booth at the Arts & Crafts Fair on December 1 at the Aledo Community Center can call Angela Kell at 817-704-8223.
Thu, 11/15/2012 - 11:15am
Supporters of the Aledo Ladycats volleyball team are asked to line Bailey Ranch Road at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15. The team will leave Aledo High School at 11:30 to head for the state volleyball tournament in Garland. The state's third-ranked Ladycats play the second-ranked Friendswood Mustangs at 5 p.m. in Garland. http://www.community-news.com/content/5867
Group hopes to collect 9 million gift boxes
First Baptist Church Aledo will be a collection site for Operation Christmas Child – the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind.
Collection will take place at the church, 128 Elm St., Nov. 12 through 19. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 12, 13 and 15; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 14; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 16; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 17; 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 18; and 9 to 11 a.m. Nov. 19.
Volunteers are asked to fill a shoe box with gifts, school supplies and hygiene items for needy children overseas. The boxes will be delivered to children in more than 100 countries. Operation Christmas Child – a project of the international Christian relief and evangelism organization Samaritan’s Purse headed by Franklin Graham –- hopes to collect 9 million gift boxes this year.
Operation Christmas Child uses tracking technology to allow participants to “follow” their box to the destination. To register shoe box gifts and find out the destination country, use the “Follow Your Box” donation form found at www.samaritanspurse.org/occ.
For more information on how to participate in Operation Christmas Child, call 817-595-2230 or visit www.samaritanspurse.org/occ.
The Aledo Ladycats will play the Friendswood Mustangs in the state 4A volleyball semifinal at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 at the Curtis Culwell Center, 4999 Naaman Forest Boulevard in Garland.
Student tickets are $5 and adult tickets are $10. A three-day tournament pass is $25 and a two-day pass is $18.
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The Aledo Ladycats defeated Dumas on Saturday, 25-16, 25-11, 25-9 to earn a trip to the state tournament at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland on Nov. 15-17. Check this site for game schedules, and check the Nov. 16 issue of The Community News for additional details and photos.
Ladycats heading to state!
Aledo defeated Amarillo 25-17 in the first game of the regional semifinal at Abilene Christian University. The Ladycats lost the second game 21-25. Aledo won the third game 25-18. Aledo lost the fourth game 20-25, setting up the final game, which Aledo won 15-7. Aledo will play Dumas at noon Saturday for the regional championship at Abilene Christian University.