Randy Keck/The Community News: Ashlee Brookshire recites a poem at the annual Veterans Day program at Vandagriff Elementary School. The featured speaker was Col. Ted Studdard. Click on the photo for more photos from the event.
Briana SharrattWe regret that our earlier post had Aledo playing Dimmitt in the first round of the regional tournament. The error was due to an error on the UIL playoff brackets, which has now been corrected. We have also updated the information in our video feature
The Aledo Ladycats will play their first game of the Regional Tournament against Canyon Randall High School Friday, Nov. 12 at 4 p.m. This year's tournament is being held at McMurry University in Abilene.
Click below to watch the full video report from the girls' victory over Granbury.
City of Willow ParkTonight's public hearing at the Willow Park Planning and Zoning Commission meeting has been canceled.
The commission was to discuss an area of the city behind the Brookshire's grocery store that involved the development of a high-end apartment complex. After an estimated 100 citizens were going to attend tonight's meeting opposing the apartments, the property owner, based in San Francisco, withdrew the application.
Willow Park Century 21 Realtor Paul Scharbach, who is handling the establishment of the land locally, said that pursuing the complex project and attending tonight's meeting would be like "walking into a bee hive."
HarvestFest, a semi-private trunk show, has been moved from the Willow Park Community Center to Willow Park City Hall due to road construction on STagecoach Trail. The show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 13 at 516 Ranch House Road.
HarvestFest was scheduled due to the cancellation of the city’s ParkFest in October, and will feature about a dozen veteran vendors. Besides home-based businesses, there will be several arts and crafts vendors as well as the East Parker County Genealogy and Historical Society offering Susan Karnes’ recent book, “Around Aledo.”
There will be plenty of Christmas gift ideas, stocking stuffers, and gifts. Entertainment will be provided by Andrew Jones, and refreshments will be available, as well as a $100 gift basket door prize.
Parker County Sheriff’s investigators are seeking the public’s help in locating and identifying suspect(s) involved in a burglary of a building on Thursday, Nov. 4 in the 6200 block of Interstate 20 between Ranch House Road and FM 1187.
Sheriff Larry Fowler said concrete company employees reported unknown suspect(s) had forcefully entered the building and a utility trailer sometime overnight and stole a large amount of tools and equipment.
A list of stolen items included a welder, a power washer, numerous impact wrenches, a saw, socket sets, drills, hand grinders, gauges, pipe wrenches, an air cutter, an air scraper and a battery charger, estimating more than a $50,000 loss of property.
Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division investigators are following up on leads.
Briana SharrattIt's official. The Ladycats will play Granbury 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9 for the third round of the playoffs, the Regional Quarter Finals, and Weatherford High School will be the neutral site. Aledo defeated Granbury earlier this season in a tournament at Waco. Click below to watch a full video report of the team's victory over longtime rivals the Stephenville Honeybees.
Aledo BearcatsThe Bearcats shutout the Brewer Bears 48-0 and end the regular season with an undefeated 10-0 record.
Aledo lead the Bears 28-0 at halftime. Johnathan Gray scored on an 81-yard rush with 5.2 seconds left in the first quarter. Click below to watch highlights from the second half and player interviews.
Bearcats will face Fort Worth ISD in first round of playoffs
In the bi-district round of the class 4A playoffs, district 5-4A plays the four top teams from district 6-4A which includes most of the Fort Worth schools. Aledo will play the Fort Worth-O.D. Wyatt Chaparrals, the team with the second best record in the Division II playoffs from district 6-4A.
Aledo eliminated Stephenville in four matches
With a giant leap into the air and a powerful slap to the ball Aledo senior Jordan Jacobs sent the Aledo Ladycats into the third round of the volleyball playoffs.
“This is the biggest rival ever, and to win against Stephenville is the most amazing feeling, it really is.”
It took four matches for the Ladycats to defeat longtime rivals the Stephenville Honeybees at Burleson High School, but Jacobs’ 17 kills, five blocks, and three aces mixed with fellow senior Taylor Brown’s 32 digs and two kills helped push Aledo into the Regional Quarter Finals where they will face the Granbury Lady Pirates.
Woman carrying suspected MDMA
Special to The Community News
A Friday, Oct. 29 traffic stop at the 420 mile marker on Interstate 20 led Parker County Sheriff’s deputies to arrest an Arlington woman who was in possession of a large amount of suspected narcotics.
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said Wendy Ellen Smith, 30, also known as Wendy Escobar, was stopped around midnight on the I-20 service road for speeding 25 miles-per-hour over the posted limit and swerving across the yellow marked lane.
Parker County voters reflected the Republican wave in Tuesday voting around the country, only more so. GOP candidates were the recipients of 15,217 (about 85 percent) of straight-ticket voters in Parker County, and Republican candidates in individual races received anywhere from the low-70s to mid-80s in term of percentage of the vote in their races.
The least strong Republican in statewide voting appeared to be Rick Perry, who received 22,088 votes in his race against Democratic challenger Bill White's 6,978, or a percentage differential of about 73-23 percent.