After disposing of Fort Worth Southwest in two games last weekend, the Aledo Bearcats now face Stephenville in the Area round of the state 4A baseball playoffs.
Game 1 is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, May 11 at Aledo High School.
Game 2 is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, May 12 at Stephenville High School.
Game 3, if necessary, will be played 30 minutes after game 2.
Ticket prices for each game are $5 for adults and $3 for students.
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Michelle Yates received the 2012 Marva Collins Teaching Excellence Award presented at Aledo High School Auditorium Monday night. More on the awards can be found in the May 11 issue of The Community News.
Click on the picture above for a gallery from the event.
For the sixth time in the last seven years, the Aledo High School UIL academic team has won regionals and will advance to state competition on May 20-22 at the University of Texas at Austin. Regional results were:
Sarah Collins, 5th, Poetry Interpretation
William Hampten, 5th, Extemporaneous Speaking
Cheryl Kalmoe, 1st, Computer Applications
Kim Ellis, 4th, Computer Applications
Clayton Hiebert, 5th, Computer Applications
Kiefer Odell, 2nd, Current Events
Tanner Long, 3rd, Current Events
Kyle Wilson, 4th, Current Events
Kiefer Odell and Brent Wilson, 1st, Current Events Team
Shannon McCown, 1st, Spelling
Shannon McCown, Angelique Morvant, Ali Ward and Michael Villa, 2nd, Team Spelling
Sussana Oad, 2nd, Literary Criticism
Race Savage, 3rd, Literary Criticism
Sussana Oad, Race Savage, Wynn Lemmons and Erin Flinchbaugh, 2nd, Literary Criticism Team
Brett Wilson, 1st, Social Studies
Kyle WIlson, 4th, Social Studies
Brett Wilson, Kyle Wilson, Kiefer Odell and Dylan Witkowski, 1st, Social Studies Team
The Aledo High School One-Act Play “Cockeyed Kite” has qualified to advance to state following performances at the regional competition. Only eight schools in the 4A classification advance to state. At regionals Emily Collard and Andee Rooney were Honorable Mention All-Star Cast, Sara Collins won Best Costumes and Joe Wilson was Best Actor. According to the UIL website, Aledo will be among four schools that perform at a 7:30 p.m. session on Tuesday, May 22 at the Bass Concert Hall on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin.
The community is invited to participate in a gift card drive for the Willoughby family in support of treatment for Eric Willoughby, a student at Aledo High School. Gift cards for gas, groceries, or entertainment for Eric when he is in the hospital are requested. Gift card collection boxes will be available at Aledo High School and at The Community News, 203 Pecan Drive in Aledo, from Friday, May 4 through Friday, May 11.
The Aledo Bearcats will play the Southwest High School Raiders in a best-of-three bi-district baseball series. Game one will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 3 in Aledo. Game two will be at 7 p.m. Friday, May 4 at Southwest High School. Game three, if necessary, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 5 at Southwest.
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The seventh annual Aledo Children's AdvoCats Run, Walk or Crawl was held at Bearcat Stadium Saturday morning, April 28. A reported 472 runners completed the 5k. McCall Elementary School won the trophy for most participation.
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An artist rendering of The Parks of Aledo subdivision presented to the City Council on April 26.
The Aledo City Council held a public meeting tonight to discuss a development proposal for the 100 acres at Bailey Ranch Road and FM 1187.
The council voted unanimously to rezone the land for residential use and approved the conceptual design of the development, which will have 300 homes at buildout.
The developer expects to break ground on the subdivision in the next 12 months.
Look for a full report on the new development in the May 4 issue of The Community News.
All four Aledo High School Bands received Sweepstakes this month at the UIL Region 7 Concert and Sightreading Contest in Burleson. This was the second year all four bands have gone to the competition, and the second straight year that all bands achieved Sweepstakes status.
Director of Bands Joey Paul said it is incredible that all four bands attained Sweepstakes.
“What impresses me most about these students is the level of difficulty in the music literature they are reading,” he said. “Our top band, the Wind Ensemble, is reading college-level music, and the other bands are reading one-to-two grade levels above required UIL standards.”
Paul said these accomplishments are achieved by the students’ overall dedication, and just as importantly, to the vertical alignment in the band program beginning from the sixth grade up. “The beginners in sixth-grade band receive the same level of devoted attention from their directors as students do in the higher grades, so the band program continually builds upon itself.”
Rep. Kay GrangerRep. Kay Granger (R-Fort Worth) will be the keynote speaker at the annual Zonta of Parker County Status of Women Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 2, at the Doss Heritage and Culture Center in Weatherford. In her eighth term, Rep. Granger represents the 12th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, the first Republican woman to represent Texas in the House.
In addition to Granger’s address, the luncheon honors the 2012-13 ZCPC scholarship recipients and will introduce the ZCPC Clubwoman of the Year for 2011-12.
“Rep. Granger is no stranger to us here in Weatherford,” said Linda Bagwell, ZCPC president. “She has served as a role model for many of us women here and beyond, actually, and is the perfect choice to keynote the most important of our Zonta lunches during the year. Our mission – to advance the status of women – has long been a charge for Rep. Granger, as well.”
“We certainly want to extend the invitation and open the doors wide for Parker County to come and get to know what Zonta of Parker County is all about,” Bagwell said. “ZCPC is an extraordinary club, and our members are those who understand not only the local but the global perspective, as well, of our responsibility to advance the status of women in whatever way we can.”