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The Community News • P.O. Box 1031 • 203 Pecan Dr. • Aledo, TX 76008 • 817-441-7661 • FAX: 817-441-5419

 

Aledo Homecoming

October 4, 2013 by Randy Keck

Randy Keck/The Community NewsRandy Keck/The Community NewsAdaline James is accompanied by her father Devin prior to the announcement that she is the 2013 Aledo High School Homecoming Queen. Click on the photo for a gallery of Friday night's homecoming activities: Volleyball, Football and Homecoming.

Aledo defeats South Hills 77-16

October 4, 2013 by Randy Keck

Replay our live game blog below


 

AHS band to perform early Friday

October 4, 2013 by Randy Keck

The Aledo High School Bearcat Regiment will perform its halftime show before tonight's homecoming game at Bearcat Stadium. Anyone who wants to see the show can enter the stadium at no charge for the performance at 5:30. The stadium will then be cleared to prepare for the homecoming game.

AHS Band Director Joey Paul cited band contest and SAT tests on Saturday.

"It is in the best interest of the kids if we perform our show early," he said. "Thanks for understanding."

Aledo Homecoming Parade

September 30, 2013 by Randy Keck

The Aledo Homecoming Parade begins at 6 p.m. today (Monday, Sept. 30) at Buchanan Drive on the eastern portion of the AHS campus. There will be an announcer available in the horseshoe area in front of the AHS gym. For a higher-resolution map, click the link below.

Traffic switch delayed

September 27, 2013 by Randy Keck

In the Sept. 27 issue of The Community News, it was reported that the 1187 traffic switch would occur on Oct 2. Unfortunately, after the paper went to press, we received the following update.

We regret any confusion.

TxDOT and McMahon Construction will delay the scheduled traffic switch on FM 1187 from the night of Wednesday, Oct. 2 to Monday night on Oct. 7, beginning at 8 p.m. due to Aledo High School’s homecoming game on Oct. 4.

The traffic switch on Oct. 7 will move all FM 1187 traffic onto the newly built east side of FM 1187 to allow construction crews to build the new FM 1187 south bound lanes. This plan is expected to create some traffic backups in the area of the Bailey Ranch Road intersection.

Work on the south bound lanes will result in the closing of access to Bankhead Highway off of FM 1187. All traffic wishing to turn onto Bankhead Highway will be detoured to Bailey Ranch Road and then onto Champion’s Drive, which will allow for access to Bankhead Highway. Southbound traffic on FM 1187 wishing to turn right onto Bailey Ranch Road will be able to do so, but without a designated right turn lane at the FM 1187 and Bailey Ranch Road intersection. Northbound traffic on FM 1187 will have a dedicated left turn lane onto Bailey Ranch Road.

Friday Night Sports - Sept 27

September 26, 2013 by Randy Keck

Catch the replay of Aledo vs. Arlington Heights here



 

Women's Spirituality & Growth Group

September 23, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

Rev. Dr. Mitzi Ellington, a pastoral counselor at Aledo UMC, will lead a six-week group aimed to provide women an opportunity to foster personal growth and make the life changes they wish to make by re-authoring their life story. Classes will be from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. from Oct. 1 to Nov. 5. Opportunities will be provided to identify and address emotional concerns and issues that might hinder one from taking action on behalf of one's self; discover mutual empowerment and support from other women; and engage stories of Jesus and his encounters with women from empowering perspectives based on the book, Do What You Have the Power to Do by Helen Bruch Pearson. Book purchase is not required. The fee is $50. Register through the church by calling Kim at 817-441-8329.

Drawing classes at EPC Library

September 23, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

Award-winning artist Diane Brown will teach drawing classes at the East Parker County Library. The class is open to students 10 years old and up, including adults. Learn new skills in a fun, non-threatening atmosphere. The cost is $60 for a six-week session. At least eight students must sign up to form a class. Limited supplies are required. Contact the library at 817-441-6545 or Diane Brown at 817-374-0000 with questions.

1187 traffic to switch Oct. 2

September 19, 2013 by Randy Keck

With construction of FM 1187 into Aledo reaching the halfway point, traffic will be switched to the newly constructed lanes on the east side of the roadway beginning at approximately 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2, according to officials with TxDOT and McMahon Construction. The actual switchover could cause some minor delays over a four- hour period from 8 p.m. to midnight, as vehicles are diverted onto the new concrete. In addition, West Oak St. will be closed, and both East Oak St. and Underwood Rd. will reopen for traffic. Access to all businesses will remain available with directional signs posted as crews work to build the new concrete lanes on the west side of FM 1187. Upon completion, FM 1187 will be a four lane divided highway with a median, curbs, gutters, sidewalks and landscaping.

Aledo ISD Board does not raise taxes

September 16, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

The AISD School Board voted 6-1 not to raise taxes.

The district will instead take the needed funds to repay debt from the general fund, which has been set for emergencies, and revisit the tax issue next year.

Sports Calendar

Friday, August 29

  • Trinity Christian Academy JH at Fort Worth Academy, 5:00 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Cedar Park at Baylor University's McLane Stadium, Waco, Texas, 7:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity vs. Granbury Cornerstone at Aledo Middle School, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 30

  • AHS at Marcus I Invitational, North Lakes Park, Denton, Texas 76201, 7:00 a.m.

Tuesday, September 2

  • AHS Varsity at Burleson Centennial, 3:30 p.m.

  • AHS at Denton Guyer;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 4

  • AHS JV vs. Burleson Centennial at Aledo, 4:00 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JH at Johnson County Sports Association, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, September 5

  • AHS at Colleyville Heritage;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JV at Christian Life Prep, 5:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity at Faustina Academy, 7:00 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Bishop Amat at Aledo Bearcat Stadium, 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 6

  • AHS 9th A and 9th B at Chisholm Trail Freshman Tournament, times TBA

  • AHS at Southlake Carroll Invitational, Meadowmere Park, 3000 Meadowmere Lane, Grapevine, Texas 76051, 7:00 a.m.

Monday, September 8

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Weatherford Tison at Aledo High School, 4:20 p.m.

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