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Fort Worth Symphony programs coming to Aledo schools in Nov.

October 15, 2012 by Randy Keck

Preview performance Thursday, Oct. 18

Kristen Hicks of Annetta, a member of the Board of Directors of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, announced that the symphony will perform for Aledo ISD students on Nov. 9. The symphony will set up in the Aledo High School auditorium, and will perform for grades 4 and 5 of two elementary campuses and grade six at 11:15 a.m., then perform for grades 4 and 5 of the remaining two campuses, along with grade 7, at 1 p.m.

The Adventures in Music program is called “Six Flags over Texas.”
“The program is designed to bring the rich musical heritage of Texas to Aledo students while combining disciplines such as reading, history, geography and cultural studies,” Hicks said.

“First Financial Bank and First Financial Trust Asset Management Company gave a $10,000 grant to help make this possible for every fourth through seventh grader in Aledo ISD,” she said.
According to materials from the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, the Adventures in Music program serves the Fort Worth community and beyond with “informative and educational performances for thousands of children.”

“The National Endowment for the Arts reports that at-risk students with access to the arts through elementary school earn better grades and higher test scores in science and writing.”

Tosh named Homecoming Queen

October 13, 2012 by Randy Keck

James Albritton / Saltforkimages.comSenior Rachel Tosh reacts to the news that she was named Homecoming Queen at the Aledo/O.D. Wyatt game Friday night. For additional coverage of homecoming, see the October 19 issue of The Community News.

Aledo defeats the O.D. Wyatt Chaparrals 45-9

October 12, 2012 by Ken Hoover

It occurs to me, again tonight, that Bearcat Stadium in Aledo is a nice place to watch the sun set behind the Scoreboard at the West end.

Aledo won the toss and will receive at the East end.

Jonny Carter returns the kickoff out to the Aledo 39 yard line. The Bearcats will start from there on their first drive of the night.

Two first downs, mostly on two Caleb Frysinger carries, a long run from Pate Davis, and the last 10 yards on a run by Jess Anders, make the score 7-0 Aledo after the Chance Nevarez PAT.

Wyatt responds with a drive that has the ball at the Aledo 30 yard line quickly, from their own 20. They are at the Bearcat 5 yard line when a holding penalty backs them up to the 17.

They go for it on a fourth and 17 and the Bearcat defense stops them at the Aledo 1 yard line with 99 yards to cover.

Aledo is held to 3 plays, but a good punt gives the Chaps the ball back at their own 35.

The Bearcat defense forces a punt and they have the ball back at their 43. A nice pass from Pate Davis to Caleb Frysinger moves the ball to the Wyatt 27. Jess Anders runs it 24 yards and Caleb Frysinger takes it in from there. The PAT is good, Bearcats lead 14-0 with 1:30 in the 1st Quarter.

A Jared Hinsley tackle for a loss and a nice stop by Shea Wood in the open field will end the first quarter 14-0 Bearcats.

Aledo will get the ball back at their own 46 yard line after a Clayton Lowe return for a touchdown is taken off the board for a blocking in the back penalty.

Church heralds Girl Scout spirit

October 12, 2012 by Randy Keck

Special to The Community News

Aledo community good will was brought to the forefront recently by a local Girl Scout troop. The Aledo Church of Christ was contacted by Lisa Dalton, the “Special Projects Mom,” for a local troop. The Girls Scouts wanted to help clean up a growing problem at the “Paint House” positioned on one corner of the church’s property. In recent months some who came to paint signs had begun to leave paint on the metal fencing and parking lot that surround the structure.

“This troop is not affiliated with our congregation, so it was completely unexpected to receive the scouts’ offer,” said Ron Buch, Pulpit Minister at the church. “It’s a very praiseworthy gesture. The desire to serve the community by helping clean up the paint speaks to the spirit of Girl Scouts, and we are proud to be able to honor that spirit,” he said.

The church will provide the paint and the scouts will provided the elbow grease. The girls in the troop plan to paint a portion of the pipe-fencing in front of the paint house. Additionally, the church plans to set a “brush cleaning station” adjacent to the paint house where patrons can wipe their brushes off after their work. “Our hope is that by having the station, those painting the house will be able to clean their brushes without using the fence or the parking lot,” Mr. Buch said.

Texas Tech band to play in Aledo

October 9, 2012 by Randy Keck

The Texas Tech Goin’ Band from Raiderland will rehearse from 2-3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19 at Bearcat Stadium in Aledo in preparation for their performance Saturday, Oct. 20 during the Texas Tech vs. TCU football game.

Coaches for a Day

October 9, 2012 by Randy Keck

Randy Keck/The Community NewsGrant Evans and Emma Nelson were Coaches for a Day at Stuard Elementry School last Friday. Find out how they earned the honor in the Oct. 12 issue of The Community News.

Unleash the Sound takes the field Saturday

October 8, 2012 by Randy Keck

15 area bands, Bearcat Regiment and UTA band to perform

The seventh annual Unleash the Sound Marching Festival hosted by Aledo High School’s Bearcat Regiment will be this Saturday, Oct. 13 at Aledo Bearcat Stadium.

Fifteen area high school bands ranging from 3A to 5A will perform their contest shows for a distinguished judging panel and spectators. This marching festival provides participating bands an opportunity to perform in front of judges and receive critique which will help prepare the bands for UIL competition scheduled for Oct 20 at Burleson High School.

Division ratings will be awarded based on the following criteria: music (54 percent), marching (36 percent), percussion (5 percent) and color guard (5 percent).

The top ten bands will advance to the finals and will perform again that evening. While the judges decide the final scores of the preliminary competition, the audience will enjoy an exhibition performance by the Bearcat Regiment. After the Finals the renowned UTA Maverick Marching Band will perform.

Trophies will be awarded to the top three bands and caption awards will be given to the outstanding color guard, outstanding drum majors, outstanding percussion, outstanding music performance, outstanding marching performance and outstanding general effect.

Evans funeral scheduled for Wednesday

October 7, 2012 by Randy Keck

Funeral services for Jamie and Mallory Evans will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 10 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. A graveside service will follow, and then lunch will be served at the church.

A special service will be held at Greenwood Funeral Home at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9.

Evans denied bail

October 7, 2012 by Katie Martinez

Jake Evans, who is being held at the Parker County Jail in the deaths of his mother and 15-year-old sister, was denied bail during his first court appearance.

As a 17 year old, Evans will be tried as an adult and because more than one person was killed, he has been charged with capital murder.

A change in legislation in 2005 made life without parole an alternative to the death penalty in Texas for persons convicted of capital murder.

Since the inception of the law, across Texas, inmates convicted of capital murder are around six times more likely to be given life in prison over the death penalty.

Bearcats defeat the South Hills Scorpions 49-0

October 4, 2012 by Ken Hoover

A 7:00 kickoff is scheduled from Handley Field.

It's still a little on the warm side, but some cloud cover is cooling off East Fort Worth. A nice night for a Texas High School Football Game.

Jonny Carter returns the kickoff to the 13 yard line. On the second play, Jess Anders picks up an Aledo first down at the 35. The next play he goes to the other side for 30 more. A Willie Gibson from Pate Davis completion for 13 more yards. A third down touchdown pass to John Whatley gets the Bearcats on the scoreboard first. It's 7-0 Aledo with 9:25 left in the first quarter after a Chance Nevarez PAT.

The South Hills Scorpions will operate from their own 25 yard line.

After allowing a single first down on defense, the Bearcats get the ball back at their own 13 after a nice return is negated by a penalty on the punt return.

The Bearcats drive is again interrupted by a penalty. They still manage to keep the drive moving and a Pate Davis to Willie Gibson touchdown covers the last 45 yards. 13-0 Aledo after a missed PAT.

South Hills has a drive going until Shea Woods intercepts a pass to give Aledo another chance from their own 35 yard line, the best starting field position so far tonight.

A long run by Jess Anders is again wiped out by a holding penalty.

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, October 6

  • AHS VS Granbury at AHS

    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.

    JV, 5:30 p.m.

    9th A, 5:30 p.m.

    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity VS Cleburne at AHS; 4 p.m.

  • TCA Varsity VS UME Prep at TCA, 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 8

  • AHS JV at Cleburne; 4 p.m.

  • TCA Varsity at North Dallas Adventist, 5 p.m.

Friday, October 9

  • AHS at Everman

    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 Everman Bulldogs, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 10

  • TCA Varsity VS Immanuel Christian Academy at TCA; TBA

  • AHS at Flyin' Hawks Invitational at Hurst; 7:30 a.m.

Tuesday, October 13

  • AHS at Cleburne

    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.

    JV, 5:30 p.m.

    9th A, 5:30 p.m.

    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, October 16

  • AHS at Crowley

    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 Crowley Eagles, 7:30 p.m.

Monday, October 19

Tuesday, October 20

  • AHS VS Joshua at AHS

    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.

    JV, 5:30 p.m.

    9th A, 5:30 p.m.

    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, October 23

  • AHS VS Burleson at AHS

    Varsity, 5:30 p.m.

    JV, 6:30 p.m.

    9th A, 6:30 p.m.

    9th B, 5:30 p.m.

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