Aledo beats Lake Travis again! Fifteen Bearcats make the Class 4A All-State Academic team. Read all about it in the January 7, 2011 issue of The Community News.
Aledo Bearcats All-State Academics:
CONNOR BRADHAM 1st Team
JUSTIN BRESHEAR 1st Team
ROB BLOWERS 2nd Team
AUSTIN DORCHESTER 2nd Team
SEAN O'DONNELL 2nd Team
HUNTER POWELL 2nd Team
CLAY WOOTEN 2nd Team
NATHAN AYCOCK Honorable Mention
CAMERON CUNNINGHAM Honorable Mention
FREDERICK DAVIS Honorable Mention
DANIEL EDWARDS Honorable Mention
BRADLEY EVETTS Honorable Mention
TANNER LINN Honorable Mention
RYLAN RINEY Honorable Mention
THOMAS SMITH Honorable Mention
Parker County Sheriff
Parker County Sheriff’s Office is deeply saddened with the loss of Sgt. Rusty Arnold.
Sgt. Arnold passed away Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010, at a Fort Worth hospital from critical injuries after an auto-related accident Monday, Dec. 13, 2010.
Sgt. Arnold was involved in an off-duty accident on Highway 199 in Springtown, Monday morning, Dec. 13, 2010, where he suffered severe head trauma. He was flown by air ambulance to a Fort Worth hospital, where he fought for more than a week for his life. According to a Texas Department of Public Safety investigation, Sgt. Arnold was the second vehicle stopped at a red light when he was hit from behind by a third vehicle, traveling at highway speed.
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55 minutes to kick-off and Aledo has taken the field for their pre-game warm-ups. The Division II 3A State Championship just ended with Carthage beating Cold Springs 47-22. The Bearcat nation is starting to file in.
They have pushed tonight's kick-off to 8:15.
Aledo wins the toss and elects to recieve. Gray and Cunningham are deep.
A three play 73 yard drive ends in a 52 yard pitch and catch from Matthew Bishop to Michael Mann. Frantz PAT is good and Aledo leads 7-0 with 11:07 left in the first quarter.
Our annual Good News Issue doesn't come out until the end of the month, but that doesn't mean you have to wait to catch a good story. Here's a feature video of Haley and Hannah Loftin, twin athletes at Aledo High School.
The Good News Issue will be loaded with features from around the community.
Randy Keck/The Community News: The Aledo High School Show Choir performed "Baby It's Cold Outside" at the Holiday in Harmony concert Dec. 14. Choirs from Aledo Middle School and Aledo High School participated in the event.
Sgt. Rusty Arnold
Aledo woman also injured in traffic mishap
The Parker County Sheriff’s Office and county offices are praying for Patrol Sgt. Rusty Arnold and his family.
Arnold was involved in an off-duty accident on Highway 199 in Springtown, Monday morning, Dec. 13, where he suffered severe head trauma. He was flown by air ambulance to a Fort Worth hospital where he is in intensive care listed in critical but stable condition.
According to a Texas Department of Public Safety initial investigation, Sgt. Arnold was the second vehicle stopped at a red light when he was hit from behind by a third vehicle.
Aledo (15-0) and La Marque (12-3) are mirror images in a lot of respects. Both teams have a rich tradition of going deep into the playoffs. Aledo is seeking its third state title and second Class 4-A Division II title in a row.
La Marque has not advanced to the championship game since 2006, but is making its tenth trip overall seeking its sixth state crown. It wasn’t easy for the Cougars to get into the playoffs in tough District 24-4A. La Marque was the final playoff team in Division II to make the playoffs, and the only team still standing. Schools from District 24-4A have combined for a 14-3 record during the Class 4-A playoffs. Friendswood was knocked out by Lake Travis in the state semi-finals in Division I.
AC units, copper wiring targeted
Special to The Community News
Parker County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division is investigating multiple theft reports occurring over the last month.
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said 24 incidents were reported involving thefts of air conditioning units and copper wire in the last 30 days.
“Copper prices have increased, therefore, increasing copper theft reports,” Fowler said.
Property owners and real estate agents reported the thefts have occurred mostly in abandoned or vacant residences, construction sites and rental/sale properties scattered throughout Parker County. Sheriff’s investigators said more than 20 cases of AC units and copper wiring thefts have been reported on the last several weeks.
Dominic Genetti/The Community News Do you know anyone who has a great story to tell? Let us know at The Community News we're putting our annual Good News Issue together and we want to share local stories that can gain a lot of interest.
Twins Haley and Hannah Loftin (pictured above) will be featured in this year's issue. Send us more ideas at email@example.com or call us at 817-441-7661.
We are almost under way. The anthem has been played and the Bearcats are set to recieve...the path to State has been paved!
Aledo punts it away after 1 first down. Poteet takes over at their own 20.
The defense stops Poteet on their first possesion. Cunningham muffs the punt but he does recover. Aledo takes over at their own 22 yard line.
Poteet forces another punt as Aledo's offense has yet to get going. The Pirates take over at their own 28.
Poteet missed a 37 yard field goal to give the ball to Aledo on their own 20 yard line.
As the 1st quarter turns to the 2nd, Aledo is forced to punt again. The ball does land inside the 5, so if Aledo holds here they will have great field position.