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Commissioners Court names new Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace

January 4, 2016 by Rosealee Hoffman

The Parker County Court of Commissioners, after reviewing applications submitted to the county, has appointed Kirk Martin as Justice of the Peace for Precinct 4.

Martin, a former Weatherford area attorney, Assistant Palo Pinto County District Attorney, and current business owner, said he looks forward to getting back into public service.

“I am extremely proud that the Commissioners Court of Parker County has chosen me to serve as Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4,” he said. “I appreciate the opportunity and look forward to serving both the County as well as the residents of my precinct. Public Service in my opinion is one of the highest callings one can pursue and I will work each day to uphold the trust that has been given to me.”

Ladycats win Boswell tournament with 57-48 victory over host Lady Pioneers

December 30, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

After defeating host Boswell, 57-48, in the Boswell tournament championship game on Wednesday, the Aledo Ladycats pose for a championship photo. The Ladycats won all four games played over the past three days at the tournament.

Aledo senior guard Alexus Jones scored a game-high 26 points and senior post Rebekah Hissam recorded a double double to lead the Ladycats to a 57-48 victory over the Boswell Lady Pioneers Wednesday in the championship game of the Boswell tournament.

Hissam pulled down a game-high 15 rebounds and added 11 points for the double double.

Ladycats to face host Boswell at 3 p.m. today in championship game of Boswell tournament

December 30, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

After two victories on Tuesday the Aledo Ladycats basketball team has reached the championship game of the Boswell tournament.

The Ladycats will face host Boswell at 3 p.m. at Boswell High School in the championship game.

To reach the title game, on Tuesday the Ladycats defeated Fossil Ridge, 51-47, and later that night won a semifinal contest over Northwest, 48-33.

Bearcats end Moritz Holiday Classic on high note with 61-21 win

December 29, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

After falling in their first three games at the annual Moritz Holiday Classic, the Aledo Bearcats ended the tourney on a high note with a 61-21 victory over Australia Radford junior varsity on Tuesday night.

But perhaps the best news for Bearcats hoops fans was the return of leading scorer Cam Caldwell from an injury.

The junior post took up where he left off as he led the team with 19 points in cautious, limited action.

"It was great to see Cam back on the court," Bearcats head coach Fred Jones said. "He does so much more than scoring for us.

"He is our emotional leader, and you could see the other guys were fired up when he stepped on the court.

Tornado relief: How you can help

December 29, 2015 by Rosealee Hoffman

Aledo resident Anna Laura Golden made a trip to areas affected by the weekend’s tornados and is gathering donations for a return visit. Below, you can find information about how you can help.

Donations may be dropped off at The Coffee House on Bankhead in Aledo any time they are open, or at the Walmart in Hudson Oaks on Dec. 31 at 3 p.m.

As the shelters in the area are overflowing with clothing donations, Golden recommends giving those items to a charity closer to home.

The things that are still needed by tornado victims and the relief efforts:

*Plastic totes for storage - various sizes. Many families will be desperately trying to salvage anything they can from their life and will need a place to put it.

Early third-quarter run lifts Grapevine past Bearcats; Aledo plays final tournament game at 6 p.m. today

December 29, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo forward Ty Kremling drives to the bucket Tuesday afternoon during the Bearcats' loss to Grapevine at the Moritz Holiday Classic at AHS. The Bearcats will conclude tournament play at 6 p.m. today at the AHS practice gym.

Down two points at the half, Grapevine began the third quarter with a 15-0 run and never looked back as the Mustangs ran past the Aledo Bearcats, 59-42, Tuesday afternoon in a loser's bracket contest at the Moritz Holiday Classic.

The Bearcats will conclude tournament play at 6 p.m. in the AHS practice gym against Australia Radford junior varsity.

Bearcats' late comeback bid falls short at Moritz Classic; Ladycats win opener of Boswell tourney

December 28, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Despite outscoring Keller Central 35-20 in the second half, the Aledo Bearcats' rally came up a possession short as the Chargers hung on to take a 49-48 win Monday night in the second round of the Moritz Holiday Classic at the AHS practice gym.

The Bearcats will continue tournament play at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the AHS practice gym against either Northwest or Grapevine.

Aledo, which trailed from start to finish and at one point trailed by 20 points, made a furious fourth-quarter comeback.

Trailing by 10 to begin the fourth quarter, the Bearcats whittled the lead to 48-45 when guard McKenzie Haney scored on a driving layup down the middle of the lane with 38 seconds left in the game.

Haney had stolen a pass to set up his big bucket.

Bearcats fall to Terrell, 47-39, in Moritz Holiday Classic opener; Aledo plays again today at 7:30 p.m.

December 28, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo senior guard Michael McCay drives the lane Monday afternoon during the Bearcats' loss to Terrell at the Moritz Holiday Classic at the AHS gym.

Terrell held Aledo to 13 second-half points on its was to a 47-39 win over the Bearcats Monday afternoon at the Moritz Holiday Classic at the Aledo High School gym.

The Bearcats will continue tournament play at 7:30 p.m. today at the AHS practice gym against the loser of this afternoon's Keller Central/Arlington Sam Houston game.

Andres Valdez led the Bearcats with 10 points, with Dakota Fischer, Kolin Hess and Noah Arrington each adding seven.

Former Bearcats Davis, Shaunfield represented Aledo at Heart of Dallas Bowl today at Cotton Bowl

December 26, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Former Bearcats and current Southern Mississippi University players Daythan Davis and Parker Shaunfield represented Aledo High School today at the Heart of Dallas Bowl which was played at the Cotton Bowl stadium in Dallas. Shown is Davis (3), a running back, heading up field after catching a pass from out of the backfield. Davis had one catch for six yards. Southern Miss fell to Washington, 44-31.

Services scheduled for Eldon Ray

December 21, 2015 by Rosealee Hoffman

Eldon Ray, a longtime member of the Aledo community, passed away Sunday, December 20.

Graveside services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 28, 2015 at Aledo Brown Cemetery.

The Memorial Service is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 28, 2015 at the Parker County Cowboy Church, 5050 S FM 5 in Aledo.

Sports Calendar

Friday, February 12

  • AHS vs. Granbury at AHS;

    Varsity- 6:30 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

    9th A- 5 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Birdville HS Tournament; all day

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats at Granbury; 6 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Granbury; 7:45 p.m.

Saturday, February 13

  • AHS at Lake Dallas Scrimmage;

    JV- 4 p.m.

    Freshman- 12 p.m.

  • AHS Ladycats Scrimmage vs. Weatherford at AHS;

    Varsity- 12:30 p.m.

    JV- 11 a.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Lake Dallas at AHS Scrimmage; 12 p.m.

Monday, February 15

  • AHS JV vs. Burleson at AHS; 7:30 p.m.

  • AHS JV Ladycats vs. Burleson at AHS; 6 p.m.

Tuesday, February 16

  • AHS at Cleburne;

    Varsity- 6:30 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

    9th A- 5 p.m.

  • AHS JV at South Hills JV Tournament at McLeland; all day

  • AHS at South Grand Prairie Scrimmage;

    JV 4:30 p.m.

    Freshman- 7 p.m.

  • AHS Ladycats at Mansfield Summit;

    Varsity- 7 p.m.

    JV- 5:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. South Grand Prarie at AHS Scrimmage; 4:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats vs. Cleburne at AHS; 6 p.m.

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