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Willow Park issues boiled water advisory

August 12, 2014 by Randy Keck

Willow Park has issued a boiled water advisory for August 12, 2014. The notice was worded as follows:

Due to a water main break and the loss of water pressure the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required our Water System, the City of Willow Park Public Water System 1840027 to notify customers of the need to boil their water prior to consumption.

To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes that may have been stirred up by the main break and loss of pressure, water for drinking, cooking and making ice should be boiled and cooled prior to use. The water should be brought to a vigorous, rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes. In lieu of boiling, you may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source.

When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the water system officials will notify you that the water is safe for consumption. Instructions to discontinue boiling will be issued in the same manner as this notice.

If you have any questions concerning this matter, you may contact City Administrator, Matt Shaffstall at 817-441-7108. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Ladycats host Midway today in volleyball opener

August 12, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

Tony Eierdam/The Community News: Aledo senior libero Tyler Lucas concentrates on a serve Saturday during the Ladycats scrimmage. The Ladycats open the regular season at 6:30 p.m. today against Waco Midway at the Aledo High School gym.Tony Eierdam/The Community News: Aledo senior libero Tyler Lucas concentrates on a serve Saturday during the Ladycats scrimmage. The Ladycats open the regular season at 6:30 p.m. today against Waco Midway at the Aledo High School gym.
The Aledo Ladycats are back on the volleyball court against Waco Midway today as the 2014 regular season begins at the Aledo High School gym.
The Ladycats varsity will play at 6:30 p.m. on the main court. The junior varsity match will begin at 5:30 p.m. on the main court.
The Ladycats freshman A and B teams will host Midway in the AHS auxiliary gym. The A match will start at 5:30 p.m. followed by the B match at 6:30 p.m.

Postal service seeks identity thieves

August 11, 2014 by Phil Major

The U.S. Postal Service is seeking information on two persons suspected of stealing identities in the East Parker County area.

Between July 7-Aug. 1 two suspects entered various retail stores in
the White Settlement and Fort Worth areas, where they purchased various goods with credit cards obtained with stolen identities.
(See attachment)

The victim’s information was acquired from mail stolen in East Parker County and West Tarrant County near the Cattle Barron area and White Settlement Road. The subjects are purchasing sporting goods and clothing items for $700 to $900.

The vehicle driven by the suspect is a newer model light blue Ford F150 crew cab; it has chrome nerf bars beneath both doors.

Anyone having or needing information please contact
Inspector Charlie Tutor at (817) 691-2359 or email cntutor@uspis.gov.

Bearcats first practice

August 11, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

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Aledo senior quarterback Luke Bishop drops back to pass with running back Isaiah Mallory (26) to his right Monday morning during the defending state champion Bearcats first practice in 2014. The Bearcats will work out in shorts and helmets for the first four days of workouts before putting on the pads on Friday. Aledo is also hosting 'Meet The Bearcats' at 6 p.m. Thursday at the AHS Indoor Practice Facility.

Ladycats host scrimmage

August 9, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

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Aledo sophomore setter Erin Weiss sets up a hitter Saturday morning during the Ladycats' practice match against Northwest. Decatur, Wichita Falls Rider and Weatherford also participated in the scrimmage at the Daniel Ninth Grade campus gym.

Empty the shelter day planned

August 7, 2014 by Phil Major

August is one of the most difficult months to adopt pets, but the Weatherford Parker County Animal Shelter has plans to make this August one of the hottest adoption months yet.

Aug. 16 the Weatherford-Parker County Animal Shelter will work in conjunction with 33 other animal shelters in the Metroplex to host an “Empty the Shelter Day” event across North Texas. For this one-day event, the WPCAS will waive all fees associated with adoptions for approved adopters. That’s correct, adopt for free. And to make it easier for potential adopters, the shelter will be opening early at 10 a.m. and will stay open until 5 p.m.

As always, adoptions from WPCAS will include the animal’s spay or neuter, rabies and other core vaccinations, microchip, and discounted pet insurance from petfinder.com.

Eagles begin two-a-days

August 6, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

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The Trinity Christian Academy Eagles began two-a-day football workouts this week in preparation for the 2014 season. Shown is Max Robinson hustling through an agility drill.

Bearcat Football Camp

August 5, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

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Daniel Nicholson high steps during a running back drill Monday during Bearcat Football Camp at the Aledo High School practice field. The camp runs through Thursday, Aug. 7.

Volleyball season begins ... with mile run

August 4, 2014 by Tony Eierdam

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Aledo Ladycats volleyball practice officially began Monday morning (Aug. 4) with the "Goings Mile" at Bearcat Stadium.
The Ladycats, shown above beginning their run at 7:30 a.m. today, are each required to run a mile in under eight minutes.
The "winner" of the upperclassman race was sophomore setter Erin Weiss.
The Ladycats will practice this afternoon and continue twice-daily workouts through Thursday. The Ladycats will scrimmage at Stephenviile on Friday, and at 10 a.m. on Saturday will host a five-team scrimmage that will include Weatherford, Northwest, Wichita Falls Rider and Decatur.

Buchanan stepping aside as head football coach

July 31, 2014 by Phil Major

Tim BuchananTim BuchananThe much-heralded era of Tim Buchanan as Aledo High School football coach is apparently over.

Aledo ISD Superintendent Derek Citty announced Thursday afternoon that Buchanan’s request that he be made full-time athletic director and relinquish his football coaching duties has been granted – effective immediately.

Defensive coordinator Steve Wood has been named the interim head football coach. The district will post the position for a permanent replacement after the 2014 football season.

Steve WoodSteve WoodBuchanan has coached the Bearcats since 1993, winning state championships in 1998, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013. This year’s Bearcats earned preseason favorite status as the top team in the new Class 5A.

They are set to begin summer workouts Monday, Aug. 11 and open the season Aug. 29, inaugurating the new stadium at Baylor University in Waco against Cedar Park.

Coach Buchanan said he’s been thinking about this over the last year since football season ended.

“The job is getting so big that it is getting more and more difficult to be football coach and athletic director,” he said.

“It’s hard to do a great job at both jobs in a district like Aledo. AD is a full-time job and football is a full-time job. No programs have suffered because I’ve been AD and football coach, but it is getting harder to do both. With the team we have coming back this year it’s good time to do this.

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, September 30

  • AHS JV Girls & Boys at JV Northwest Tournament, Willow Springs, 8 a.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Granbury at Aledo 3:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Joshua Loflin MS at Aledo 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 at Joshua Loflin 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.

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

Wednesday, October 1

  • Aledo Middle School 7G, 8G, 7B, 8B at Brewer Meet, 4:15 p.m.

Thursday, October 2

  • AHS JV at Granbury, 4:00 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Weatherford Tison at Aledo 7th Gym 1 & 8th MPC;
    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 JV at North Central Texas Academy, 6:00 p.m.

Friday, October 3

  • Trinity Christian Academy at Fort Worth Hill School;
    JH, 5:00 p.m.;
    Varsity, 7:00 p.m.
    *District Games

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

  • AHS Varsity at Burleson Centennial, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 4

  • AHS Varsity at Nike South Invitational, Bear Branch Sports Park, 5205 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, Texas, 77381, 7:30 a.m.

  • AHS JV at Reunion Run, Joe Wheeler Park, Decatur, Texas 76234, 8:30 a.m.

Monday, October 6

  • AHS Varsity Boys Orange at Granbury Invitational 36 holes, Pecan Plantation, 8 a.m.

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