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Local businesses award WC Tech Prep Scholarships

June 1, 2011 by Anonymous

Tech Prep Awards: Brian Harlan, VLK Architects, Elizabeth Farris, Cassie Neal, Sgt. Edward Hererra, Army National Guard. Kathryn Witschorke, not pictured.

Tech Prep Awards: Jill Hatcher, Victoria Aguilar, Mark Jackson of Compass Bank

The Weatherford College Tech Prep Consortium recently awarded $15,000 in WC scholarships to area students as a result of the annual Tech Prep Scholarship Golf Tournament. The scholarships were awarded to nine area high school students and five current WC students.

Weatherford High School AP English classes announce summer reading selections

June 1, 2011 by Anonymous

English II PreAP:

The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak

English III AP Language & Composition:

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Laks by Rebecca Skloot

On Writing Well by William Zinsser

English IV AP Literature & Composition:

Dubliners by James Joyce

How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster

WHS choral students earn medals at UIL Texas State Solo and Ensemble Competition

June 1, 2011 by Anonymous

Congratulations to the following WHS Choral Department students for their outstanding historical performances at the UIL Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest at The University of Texas in Austin on May 30.

For the first time in school history, each student who performed earned medals.

Silver Medalists
Soloists
Krystal Smith – 12
Rachel Boerner - 12

Gold Medalists
Soloists
David Dolkos – 12
Geoffrey Huggard – 12
Melody Sizer - 12

Varsity Madrigal 1
Catie Sheedy – 12
Claire Whitfield – 11
Katy Bynum – 12
Melody Sizer – 12
Anna Irwin – 11
Rachel Boerner – 12
Harley Davis – 12
Austin Redden – 12
Barrett Monk – 12
Brandon Hale - 11

Varsity Madrigal 2
Wynn Williams – 11
Ryan Powell – 11
David Dolkos – 12
Trevor Connole – 11
JoJo Litherland – 11

Weatherford ISD summer hours

June 1, 2011 by Anonymous

Weatherford ISD’s summer work schedule will be Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (with 30-minute lunches) now until Aug. 5. Also, the District will be closed on Fridays.

Summer School and Community Education will operate on published schedules through the summer. The maintenance office will operate as normal during the summer months.

The District Services Building, all campuses, and other district facilities shall post their summer schedules on the outside of their main building entrances.

WHS band students earn 33 medals at Saturday's UIL State Solo and Ensemble Contest in Austin

June 1, 2011 by Anonymous

The Weatherford High School band was awarded 33 UIL State medals at Saturday’s UIL State Solo and Ensemble Competition in Austin.

1st Division Gold State Solo Medalist (6)

Caitlin Rose - Flute
Kason Bakouris - Bb Clarinet
Rebekah Marquardt - Bb Clarinet
James Ewings – Alto Saxophone
Edward Dealecio - Trombone
Tori Hummer - Tuba

2nd Division Silver State Solo Medalist (11)

Katie Ridge - Flute
Katy Bynum - Oboe
Melody Sizer Clarinet
Taylor Van Loh - Clarinet
Christian Bronson – Alto Saxophone
Mark Belding Trumpet
Kelsey Payne - Trumpet
Jeff Limbocker – French Horn
Dakota Foster – Trombone
Jay McNew - Trombone
Brandon Siok – Acoustic Guitar

1st Division Bronze State Ensemble Medalist (16)

Flute Quartet –

Weatherford High School 2011 Graduation

June 1, 2011 by Anonymous

Sara Beth Harlow and Lucretia Harrell: Close to 500 Weatherford High School graduates crossed the stage to receive their diplomas at Thursday's Commencement Exercise in Fort Worth. Pictured (from left) are Sara Beth Harlow and Lucretia Harrell (photo by DERIK MOORE).

County Secures TxDOT Reimbursement For I-20 Interchange At Old Brock Road

May 31, 2011 by Anonymous

Parker County Judge Mark Riley and the county’s engineering firm Freese and Nichols left the monthly meeting of the Texas Transportation Commission in Austin on Thursday, with approval for up to $6.9 million in reimbursement to the county for the I-20 Interchange at Old Brock Road which will eventually connect with the Ric Williamson Memorial Highway.

The Texas Department of Transportation funding, known as pass-through financing, allows for the county to pay for the project and be reimbursed over time by the state for the transportation construction costs, once the project is complete. Funding for construction of the interchange will come from the Parker County Transportation Bond Program which was approved by voters in 2008.

Canion, Lady Bears head to College World Series

May 29, 2011 by Randy Keck

Aledo High School graduate Whitney Canion pitched the Baylor Lady Bears to a 9-2 win over Georgia late this afternoon, which advances her team to the College Softball World Series starting Thursday. The game will be blogged live by baylorbears.com: http://www.baylorbears.com/blog/ingame-softball.html#

Willow Park Memorial Day Program

May 29, 2011 by Randy Keck

The City of Willow Park will hold its Memorial Day program at 10:30 a.m. Monday. The program is as follows:

10:30 a.m.

1.  Flag Presentation – PFC Keenan Roberson

2.  Star-Spangled Banner -- Councilman Hale Alderman

3.  Pledge of Allegiance -- Boy Scout Troup 1136

4.  Memorial Presentation - Mayor Marvin Glasgow

5.  Taps -- Preston Walker

6. Prayer/Benediction -- Chief Jim Witherow

Adjourn to refreshments inside.

Copper thieves hit Holy Redeemer Catholic Church

May 29, 2011 by Randy Keck

From the Parker County Sheriff's Dept.

Parker County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a theft of property call Thursday in the 16200 block of Old Weatherford Road north of Aledo.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said an employee of the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church reported unknown suspects entered the property and dismantled five of eight commercial air conditioning units on the roof top of the church.

Sheriff’s investigators conducted a crime scene investigation, where it was discovered the suspects used a ladder to climb the building and left a unique bracelet behind on the roof top.

Sheriff’s investigators believe the suspects destroyed the air conditioning units to obtain the copper components within the units and sell them for scrap metal.

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, October 21

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Granbury 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.

  • Aledo Middle School at Granbury 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.

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

Thursday, October 23

  • AHS at District Meet, Cleburne High School, 1501 Harlin Drive, Cleburne, Texas, 76035, 10:00 a.m.

  • Aledo Middle School at Weatherford Hall;
    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 vs. Victory Christian at Aledo Middle School, 6:30 p.m., *District Game

Friday, October 24

  • AHS at Burleson;
    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 vs. Nazarene at Aledo Middle School;
    JH, 5:30 p.m.;
    Varsity, 7:30 p.m.
    *District Games

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

Monday, October 27

  • AHS Varsity Boys Orange at Maypearl Varsity Tournament, Mansfield National, 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, October 28

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Weatherford Hall 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.

  • Aledo Middle School at Weatherford Hall 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.

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

Thursday, October 30

  • Aledo Middle School at Brewer, Brewer High School

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

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