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TV station to honor Bearcats

February 3, 2012 by Randy Keck

NBC 5 will present the Aledo Bearcat football team with the NBC 5 Inside High School Football Team of the Year Award during half time of the boys varsity basketball game Friday, Feb. 3.

Go support the Ladycat and Bearcat basketball teams as they take on Boswell at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m, then celebrate with the football team as they receive the Team of the Year Award.

Aledo to see new faces in new district

February 2, 2012 by Randy Keck

New University Interscholastic alignments announced today put Aledo in a totally new district with a definitely "metro" feel. Goodbye Springtown, Azle, Byron Nelson and Brewer. Hello Fort Worth.

Beginning next season, Aledo will compete in athletics and other competitions in District 7-4A, and the district alignment includes the following:
ALEDO HS
FORT WORTH ARLINGTON HEIGHTS HS
FORT WORTH SOUTH HILLS HS
FORT WORTH SOUTHWEST HS
FORT WORTH TRIMBLE TECH HS
FORT WORTH WESTERN HILLS HS
FORT WORTH WYATT HS
GRANBURY HS

Arch rival Stephenville moved down to 3A and Lake Travis moved up to 5A.

More on the new alignment, and local reaction, will be in the Feb. 10 issue of The Community News.

A full list of the new UIL alignments follows:

2012-14 Reclassification & Realignment Information

Conference 5A: 2090 and above, 245 schools
Conference 4A: 1005-2089, 250 schools
Conference 3A: 450-1004, 190 schools
Conference 2A: 200-449, 235 schools
Conference 1A: 199 and below, 390 basketball schools, 168 Eleven-Man Football schools, 138 Six-Man Football schools

2012-14 Official Football and 2012-13 Official Basketball District Alignments
Conference 5A

REGION 1

District 1
EL PASO AMERICAS HS
EL PASO BEL AIR HS
EL PASO CORONADO HS
EL PASO EASTWOOD HS
EL PASO EL DORADO HS
EL PASO FRANKLIN HS
EL PASO MONTWOOD HS
EL PASO SOCORRO HS

District 2
ABILENE COOPER HS
ABILENE HS
AMARILLOTASCOSA HS
LUBBOCK CORONADO HS
MIDLAND HS
MIDLAND LEE HS
ODESSA HS
ODESSA PERMIAN HS
SAN ANGELO CENTRAL HS

District 3
ARLINGTON BOWIE HS

Hudson Oaks presents 'Key to the City" to AISD

January 27, 2012 by Randy Keck

Special to The Community NewsHudson Oaks Mayor Pat Deen presented the Key to the City to Aledo ISD Superintendent Dan Manning at the regular city council meeting on Jan. 26. The city council was honoring the accomplishments of the Bearcats football team and the student population at AISD.

Deen said the presentation was the first time Hudson Oaks had ever presented the Key to the CIty to anyone.

The proclamation from the city reads as follows:

Proclamation
Aledo Bearcats Day
January 27, 2012

WHEREAS, the Hudson Oaks community is proud to be part of the Aledo Independent School District, and

WHEREAS, the 2011 Aledo Bearcats football team has achieved tremendous success, winning the Class 4A, Division II State Championship, and

WHEREAS, this is the fourth time in Aledo High School history that the football team has won a state championship, and the third consecutive year in which the Bearcats have done so in Class 4A, and

WHEREAS, throughout the 2011 season, Bearcats players and coaches have performed with character and embodied good sportsmanship, and

WHEREAS, this team includes a significant number of graduating seniors who have been part of an historic era in Aledo’s football program, and

WHEREAS, the entire Hudson Oaks community wants to congratulate the 2011 Aledo Bearcats football team on its proud accomplishments;

Citizens view ramp proposal

January 25, 2012 by Randy Keck

Randy Keck/The Community News: Residents from the area visited the cafeteria at McCall Elementary School on Tuesday night, Jan. 24 to see the locations of the proposed ramp changes for Interstate 20. The west-bound exits for Ranch House Road and FM 5 are planned to be moved significantly westward.

More on the story can be found in the Jan. 27 issue of The Community News.

Board renews superintendent contract

January 24, 2012 by Randy Keck

Randy Keck/The Community News: The Aledo Independent School District Board of Trustees recognized the Bearcat football team for winning its third consecutive state championship at its meeting on Monday, Jan. 23. Shown are Aledo Athletic Director Tim Buchanan, team captains Johnathan Gray and Dayne Davis, and school board members David Davis and Steve Bartley.

The AISD board extended the contract of Superintendent Dan Manning until June 30, 2014 at its regular meeting on Monday, Jan. 23. The board also approved a $31,000 contract to supplement science textbooks with online resources, and passed new policies regarding procedures for reductions in force.

For more on the board's actions, see the Jan. 27 issue of The Community News.

Zonta Club offers scholarships

January 23, 2012 by Randy Keck

The Zonta Club of Parker County is accepting applications for its general scholarship awards and is inviting qualified persons to apply. Deadline is March 1.

The scholarship may be awarded to qualified Parker County residents who aspire to further their post-secondary education, who can demonstrate leadership and academic promise and who possess a commitment to advance the status of women. Scholarship awards may vary based on need. Recipients must provide verification of college or university enrollment prior to the award, and must be enrolled in a minimum of six semester hours to be eligible to receive scholarship funds.

Zonta Club of Parker County has awarded more than $35,000 in scholarships to 42 students in the last three years. Its major fundraiser is the annual Casino Night, scheduled this year on March 23 at the Wild Mushroom Steakhouse in Weatherford. Sponsorship opportunities are still available for this event, and club members also are accepting silent and live auction items. Call Angie Martin at 817-598-5422 for more information about Zonta Casino Night.

For more information about the scholarship opportunity offered by the local Zonta chapter and others offered by Zonta International, contact Dr. Arleen Atkins, chairperson of the scholarship committee, at 817-598-8822, or visit www.zontaparkercounty.org. A downloadable application form for the ZCPC general scholarship is available.

Willow Park exit ramp meeting Tuesday

January 23, 2012 by Randy Keck

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will hold an open house public come-and-go meeting from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, at the McCall Elementary School Cafeteria to offer an opportunity to view and make comments on the proposed relocation of the exit ramps from westbound IH 20 to Ranch House Road (Exit 418) and westbound IH 20 to FM 5 (Exit 415).

Maps, drawings, and other information about the ramp relocations will be on display. Project personnel will be on hand to assist with orientation and interpretation of the displays and discuss the project.

All interested citizens are invited to attend this public meeting. A tape recorder will be available to document statements of those persons requesting to make oral comments. Written comments can be submitted at the meeting or mailed to the Texas Department of Transportation, Parker County Area Office at 1427 W. Bankhead, Weatherford, Texas 76086 on or before Feb. 3, 2012.

Bearcats in Finals of soccer tournament

January 21, 2012 by Randy Keck

The Aledo Bearcats soccer team will play against Granbury in the finals of the Moritz Tournament of Champions today (Saturday) at 6 p.m. In Bearcat Stadium.

Jan 20 issue on the way

January 19, 2012 by Randy Keck

January 20, 2012The Jan. 20 issue of The Community News is at the printer. Coverage includes Aledo's plans for FM 1187, the Hudson Oaks Liquor petition and a lot more. For the baby boomers among our readers, check out Randy Keck's Retro-TV quiz on page 6. Remember Sam Drucker? Click the "E-Version" link above for a free preview.

MLK Day

January 16, 2012 by Randy Keck

Shown are excerpts from Parker County MLK Day activities. Speakers are Dr. Roberto Cardarelli, Jennifer Stimpson and Natalie Roetzel of the Innocence Project of Texas.

Read more about the MLK Day program in the Jan. 20 issue of The Community News.

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