The final two days to register for the 2nd Annual Weatherford Parks and Recreation “Toys for Manna” Adult Coed Softball Tournament. This Saturday’s tournament officially brings an end to the Weatherford softball season, while serving the more important purpose of helping to bring Christmas to children in need throughout the community. Thanks to partnerships with Eggleston Flowers & King, Attorneys and Counselors as well as The Pizza Place, this event is a favorite. Team registration is set at a low $75 plus at least five $10+ brand new unwrapped toys that all stay local and go to children in Parker County. For more information, call or email Tyler no later than 5pm Wednesday, December 4 at 817-598-4125 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
AUSTIN— The University Interscholastic League released the conference cutoff numbers for the 2014-2016 reclassification and realignment today. These numbers provide the range of enrollment for each of the six conferences, including the divisional cutoffs for football.
The 2014-16 alignments will be released on Feb. 3 for football and basketball. District alignments for other activities will be released in the order of their seasons. More information about UIL alignments can be found at http://www.uiltexas.org/alignments.
NOTE: Next year schools will be "bumped up" as six-man is added at the bottom as 1A. Schools that were 1A will be 2A, etc., so Aledo will be 5A next year in roughly the same size classification as 4A is this year.
6A 2100 and above
5A 1060 – 2099
4A 465 – 1059
3A 220 – 464
2A 105 – 219
1A 104.9 and below
1A – 4A Football Division I and Division II Numbers
1A Division I 55 – 104.9
1A Division II 54 and below
2A Division I 158 – 219
2A Division II 105 – 157
3A Division I 315 – 464
3A Division II 220 – 314
4A Division I 686 – 1059
4A Division II 465 – 685
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The AAAA Division II State Quarter Final football playoff between the Aledo Bearcats (visitor) and the Wichita Falls Coyotes will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 at Northwest ISD Stadium in Justin.
Pre-sell Tickets: Adults $8 / Students $4
All Tickets at the gate will be $10
Provide the best fan comment to win four tickets to the State Championship game!
Aledo faces Canyon in the Regional game Saturday at 3 p.m. Whether you are at the game or at home, you can add your own color commentary to our live blog coverage and possibly win four tickets to the 4A Division II State Championship game!
How to Enter
1. Follow the blog during the game (Click here for instructions on how to follow the game blog).
2. To enter the contest, you MUST log in using Facebook or Twitter using he instructions in the link above. This is the only way we will have of identifying the winner of our contest.
3. Whoever submits the best fan comment in the opinion of our judges will win!
The link below will open the blog window during the game. If you want an email reminder, add your email using the window below.
Christopher Amos/The Community NewsHunter Owens crosses the finish line at the third annual Thanksgiving Trot in Aledo. This year's event raised more than $30,000 to benefit Dylan Hancock's House of Hope. For more on the story, see the Dec. 6 issue of The Community News. Fort more photos, click the image above.
Residents of northeast Parker County recently felt the 15th earthquake to hit the area in the month of November. According to the U.S. Geological Society, the latest quake, a 3.0 magnitude, hit Tuesday morning in Azle. The quake marked the sixth this week alone, preceded by a 3.3 magnitude earthquake four miles west of Azle in Parker County yesterday.
Geophysicist John Bellini with the U.S. Geological Society said that stress build-ups below the surface lead to faults rupturing, causing small earthquakes.
“The main cause is the change of fluid flow in the region,” he said of rupturing. Bellini said injection wells, used by some oil and gas companies, are linked to ruptures in rare cases, and that the connection between injection wells and earthquakes continue to be studied.
The registered earthquakes range from a 2.5 magnitude near Reno on Nov. 19 to a 3.6, the strongest recorded this November in North Texas, on the same day. Three earthquakes hit on Nov. 19, with the remaining nine quakes spread sporadically from Nov. 5 through Nov. 26. For significant damage, Bellini said, earthquakes need to register around the 4.5-5 magnitude range.
All 12 earthquakes reported were centered around northwestern Parker County and across the border into northeastern Tarrant County.
This entry by Callie Mendenhall was one of seven award-winning photographs submitted by Aledo High School students to the 2013 Association of Texas Photography Instructors Fall Contest. For a full list of winners and their creative work, see the Nov. 29 issue of The Community News.
Aledo will play Canyon in the Class AAAA Regional Football Playoff Game at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30 at Snyder Tiger Stadium in Snyder, Texas.
Tickets will be $8/$4, but no pre-sales due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
Photo by James Albritton - www.saltforkimages.comJoin us for live interactive coverage of Aledo vs. Boswell beginning at about 7 p.m. Feel free to add your own color commentary to the live stream using your smartphone or computer! The link below will take you to the game: