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Trinity Christian to host state volleyball tournament

October 21, 2013 by Randy Keck

Trinity Christian Academy will host the Texas Christian Athletic Federation State Varsity and Junior Varsity Regional Volleyball Tournament this weekend, Oct. 25-26. All games will be held in the Barber Gymnasium on the TCA campus in Willow Park. Twelve schools in the league are participating in the tournament in both the Regional Junior Varsity and State Division I and II Varsity levels, including TCA’s varsity squad.

TCA’s Varsity team defeated Lucas Christian last Thursday night in the TCAF playoffs to advance to the state tournament. The Varsity Lady Eagles will open tournament play on Friday night at 6:15 pm against Nazarene Christian.

Athletic Director Patti Hale and Varsity Coach Jessica Sims are looking forward to welcoming the teams, their coaches, parents and all area volleyball fans to the Barber Gym and to east Parker County this weekend.

TCAF Division I VolleyballTCAF Division I Volleyball

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Woman wielding weapon arrested

October 21, 2013 by Randy Keck

From the Parker County Sheriff’s Office
Parker County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Weatherford woman after responding to a person with a weapon call early Monday morning, Oct. 21, 2013.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said deputies were called out to the 5200 block of Tin Top Road around 12:34 a.m., in reference to a female walking down the road carrying a weapon.

Sheriff’s deputies observed Donna Sue Ellis, 66, holding a .38 revolver, speaking of monsters.

When deputies repeatedly ordered Ellis to put down the handgun, she refused each time stating, “no.”

Sheriff’s reports state Ellis continued to approach deputies taking very small steps. Deputies reported Ellis pointed her weapon directly at them twice, demanding for them to allow her to pass.

Deputies reported Ellis continued to advance toward them and would not retreat or comply with their commands to put the weapon down. Deputies then deployed a taser on Ellis and retrieved the weapon, taking her into custody. LifeCare paramedics responded to the scene to medically assess Ellis.

Ellis was soon released from medical observations and arrested. She was booked into the Parker County Jail on charges of aggravated assault against a public servant with a deadly weapon. As of Monday afternoon, Ellis remained incarcerated. Her bond was set at $20,000.

Aledo vs. Western Hills

October 18, 2013 by Randy Keck

Replay Friday night's football and volleyball action below!

CORRECTION: It has come to our attention that Chance Nevarez did not break the national consecutive point-after-touchdown record tonight. The kicker at Southlake Carroll has 172, but missed a couple of weeks ago, so Chance is still in the running for the title this season.


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Tennis playoff rescheduled

October 15, 2013 by Randy Keck

The Area tennis playoff originally scheduled for today (Tuesday) at Burleson has been rescheduled for Thursday due to weather. Matches will begin about 3 p.m.

Nevarez named Player of the Week

October 15, 2013 by Randy Keck

Chance NevarezChance NevarezAledo's Chance Nevarez was named the Cook Children's Medical Center Player of the Week last week. Nevarez broke the state record for consecutive point-after-touchdown kicks without a miss at the Homecoming Game on Oct. 4.

Interactive coverage of Aledo vs O.D. Wyatt

October 11, 2013 by Randy Keck

Join our interactive football coverage of ALedo vs. O.D. Wyatt below:


Weatherford spraying after West Nile case found

October 11, 2013 by Randy Keck

From the City of Weatherford

On Thursday, October 10, 2013, the City of Weatherford was notified that locally trapped mosquitoes tested positive for carrying West Nile Virus. The following information is provided to help our citizens understand the City’s course of action in light of these results.

In March 2013, the Weatherford City Council approved a Mosquito Surveillance and Response Plan. The plan emphasized the reduction of mosquito breeding sources, larviciding to help prevent larvae from becoming biting adults, and chemical treatment as a last resort. After entering into the contract, traps were placed in five strategic locations throughout the City. The plan included regular trapping of adult mosquitoes and testing for West Nile Virus. Chemical treatment, simply referred to as “spraying” was recommended only if or when trapped mosquitoes test positive for the virus.

Because we have received positive test results, the City has decided to ground-spray the affected area on Friday, October 11 beginning at 9:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. and on Saturday, October 12 beginning at 9:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m., weather permitting. This action is being taken in an effort to help prevent the possible spread of the West Nile Virus.

Weather permitting, spraying will occur according to the following schedule:
Friday, October 11 beginning at 9:00 p.m. and continuing through 5:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 12
Saturday, October 12 beginning at 9:00 p.m. and continuing through 5:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 13


Weatherford Art Association calling all artists

October 11, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

The Weatherford Art Association will sponsor the Annual Photography – Digital Art Show & Sale from Oct. 18 to Nov. 17. Art registration and delivery of artwork will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 14, 15 and 16 at the Firehouse Art Gallery located at 119 W. Palo Pinto St., Weatherford, Texas 76086. The competition is open to all photography and digital artists.

Categories will include: Photography, Black & White – minimal digital editing Photography, Color – minimal digital editing Digital Art, Photo Manipulation – obvious or extreme reliance on photo editing software to manipulate original photo

The Association has the right to assign and/or combine categories if needed. All work must be original and created by the artist in the past three years and not shown in a previous WAA Photography show. A 20% commission on sales goes to WAA and all work must be wired for hanging.

Unleash the Sound set for Saturday

October 10, 2013 by Randy Keck

This Saturday, (Oct. 12), the Bearcat Regiment will host its annual “Unleash the Sound” competition at Bearcat Stadium. A total of 20 3A, 4A and 5A bands will perform throughout the day, culminating in an evening of presentations from the best bands which will play in the final round of competition. This is the largest number of bands to attend the Aledo ISD event, which means there will be music for everyone!

Gates open at 9:30 a.m. with the first band performing at 11 a.m.

Sports Calendar

Thursday, September 18

  • AHS JV at Crowley, 4:00 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School at Weatherford Hall, Weatherford 9th grade center

  • Aledo Middle School at Granbury Acton MS;
    7,8 C - 5:00;
    7,8 B - 6:00;
    7,8 A - 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are subject to change. The lengths of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JH at Harvest Christian Academy, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, September 19

  • AHS Varsity Boys Black at Bart Granger Memorial, Pecan Valley GC through Sept. 20

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

  • Trinity Christian Academy JV vs. CHANT - Christian Homeschool Athletes of North Texas at Aledo Middle School, 5:30 p.m.

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

Saturday, September 20

  • Aledo Middle School, A Team Tournament at Weatherford Hall, times TBD

  • AHS 9th A and 9th B at Keller Central 9th grade Tournament, times TBA

  • AHS at Marcus II Invitational, Westlake Park in Hickory Creek, Texas 75065, 7:30 a.m.

Monday, September 22

  • Week of Sept. 22, Aledo Middle School at Burleson Hughes

Tuesday, September 23

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

  • Aledo Middle School at Granbury Acton MS;
    8C, 5:00;
    8B, 6:00;
    8A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Granbury Acton MS at Aledo MS;
    7C, 5:00;
    7B, 6:00;
    7A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

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