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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.

Aledo ISD issues statement on Evans shootings

October 4, 2012 by Randy Keck

The Aledo ISD has issued the following statement in the wake of the Evans shootings:

Aledo ISD is deeply saddened to learn of the death of a former employee and a former student.

Jami Evans was a dedicated elementary teacher and assistant principal who worked in Aledo ISD for 15 years serving students at both Coder and Stuard Elementary from 1989 through 2004. Her dedication to her students and her love of learning was an inspiration to all who knew her.

We also mourn the death of Mallory Evans, a former elementary and intermediate school student. Mallory attended Stuard Elementary and McAnally Intermediate School. She was a sweet child that will be missed by her friends and school family.

The suspect in the shootings, Jacob Evans, is a former Aledo High School student who withdrew from school in January 2012 to be homeschooled. He attended Aledo schools from elementary school until his withdrawal in January. He played football in middle school and played on the golf team in high school.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Evans family in this difficult time.

Sheriff’s office investigates double murder

October 4, 2012 by Randy Keck

From the Parker County Sheriff's Dept
A 17-year-old man, identified as Jake Evans, is in custody after a double murder. 
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said a 9-1-1 call came into dispatch at 12:34 a.m.

The caller stated he had just shot and killed his mother, Jamie Evans, 48, and his 15-year-old sister.

The homicide scene took place in the family residence located in the 100 block of River Creek Lane, in Annetta South, in Parker County.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene and took Jake Evans into custody without further incident.

Evans stated he used a .22 revolver in the shootings. The exact cause and manners of death is pending autopsies from the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Parker County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Division and the Texas Rangers are investigating the case.

Sheriff Fowler stated investigators believe Evans acted alone in the murders. At this time, there is no evidence implicating additional suspects.

Investigators also believe the father and husband of the deceased was out-of-town on business when the murders took place.

Jake Evans is being interviewed by investigators today. Sheriff’s CID Investigators anticipate booking Evans in jail and charging him with capital murder.

Several Aledo-area burglaries reported

October 1, 2012 by Randy Keck

From the Parker County Sheriff's Dept.

Several recent Aledo area residential burglaries have been reported to the Parker County Sheriff’s Office.

Within the past 60 days, the Sheriff’s Office has received five reports of residential burglaries in the Aledo region.

Most recently, an off-duty Fort Worth Police officer witnessed a suspicious person running from a residence in the 100 block of Solano Circle, in Annetta on Thursday, Sept. 27.

The officer observed the suspect with valuables in his possession; enter an older model red/purple Ford Mustang with the rear window blacked out with possible plastic. The officer turned his vehicle around to follow the suspect who fled north on FM 5. The officer notified Sheriff’s deputies, who searched the area for the suspect but could not locate him. The homeowners were also notified, and reported the suspect stole a rifle, three shotguns, a Kindle Fire Notebook and a video camera with a total value of $2,450.

The front window of the residence had been shattered causing $1,000 in damages.

The suspect is described as a white male in his late 20s, wearing a red shirt.

Other incidents in the Aledo and surrounding areas include the 100 block of Timberland Lane in Aledo on Aug. 8. The homebuilder reported unknown suspect(s) entered a home under construction and stole two air conditioning units, a dishwasher and cook top. The reported loss equaled nearly $6,000.

Deputies responded to a burglary Aug 9, in the 100 block of Turnberry Court in Annetta.

Bearcats defeat Arlington Heights 45-2 in District opener

September 28, 2012 by Ken Hoover

An early evening shower has cooled things off at Bearcat Stadium. It's a beautiful night for a High School Football game.

Aledo will receive.

Tyson Mauser returns the opening kickoff all the way to the Heights 47 yard line. An 8 yard gain on a screen pass to Jess Anders and another 8 on a Caleb Frysinger run get Aledo a down at the Yellow Jacket 31.

The Bearcat's go for it on 4th down. A nice Pate Davis to Taco Anderson pass nets a first down at the Heights 12. Two Caleb Frysinger runs later Aledo has it's first points. The PAT is good and the Bearcats lead 7-0 with 8:25 left in the 1st.

Aledo's defense, led by tackles from Clayton Lowe and Jordan Mittie, force the Jackets to punt after 3 plays.

Aledo quickly scores again on a Pate Davis to Caleb Frysinger pass over the middle for 43 yards and a touchdown. Another Chance Nevarez PAT and the Bearcats now lead 14-0 with 6:27 left in the 1st quarter.

Again, the Bearcat defense forces a three and out. Zach Hyles had a big defensive play. They have the ball back at their own 29 after the Yellow Jackets punt.

After a first down, Pate Davis throws a pass to Willie Gibson. Willie makes a great catch and breaks a tackle to go all the way for another Bearcat touchdown. Nevarez PAT is good, 21-0.

Unable to move the ball again, the Yellow Jackets punt the ball back to the Bearcats. Clayton Lowe has a nice return and Aledo is back in Jackets territory with good field position.

Jess Anders covers the last few yards, and it's now Aledo 28, Arlington Heights 0 after the PAT.

Bearcat Valero among three stores burglarized Monday

September 24, 2012 by Randy Keck

From the Parker County Sheriff's Dept

Three convenience stores were burglarized early Monday.

Parker County Sheriff’s deputies and crime scene investigators responded to the Aledo Bearcat Valero in the 40 block of FM 1187 around 1:20 a.m.

Sheriff’s deputies reported the suspect(s) entered the store by force using a blunt object to break the front windows of the store.

The store was left in disarray with merchandise strewn about the store.

The store owner reported two cash registers, an undetermined amount of currency and an undetermined amount of cigarettes were stolen. A glass door and window, valued at $500 were damaged in the burglary as well.

The Brock Junction convenience store, located in the 7400 block of West Interstate 20, was also burglarized. Sheriff’s investigators believe the suspects forcefully entered the store around 5:20 a.m., just hours after the Aledo store was reported. 
Sheriff’s investigators believe the burglaries are related, saying there were similarities.

Deputies stated blunt objects were used to break the windows of the Brock Junction store and the Aledo Valero store.

Brock store personnel also reported cigarettes were also taken during the burglary.

Burglars shattered the side glass on side of the building to gain entry to the Brock store.

Also taken in the Brock store were cigarettes and an undetermined amount of currency.

Surveillance cameras caught the suspect vehicle on camera.

Commissioners Court seeks ESD3 board applicants

September 17, 2012 by Katie Martinez

Parker County’s Commissioners Court is seeking applicants from within the boundaries of Emergency Services District (ESD) No. 3 to fill a vacated seat on the board.

ESD 3 encompasses the Hudson Oaks area, just east of Weatherford. Deadline for resume submission is 5 p.m. Oct. 1, 2012.

Any person interested, who qualifies can submit a resume and brief cover letter explaining why they have interest in serving to Joel Kertok at or by mail at One Courthouse Sq., Weatherford, Texas 76086.

All who are at least 18, eligible to vote and live or own land in the area where the vote for the creation of ESD No. 3 was held, are eligible to be a member of the five person governing body.

Commissioners Court will consider relevant factors in determining the individuals to appoint as emergency services.

Board members, including whether the individuals have knowledge
that relates to fire prevention or emergency medical services and that is relevant to the common policies and practices of the board.

An ESD provides firefighting, fire prevention, fire suppression, rescue, emergency medical, emergency medical transport services and the necessary facilities for same, within the district in order to protect life and property and to conserve natural and human resources.

The board of an ESD sets the tax rate and budget to fund the district.

Sports Calendar

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.

  • AHS Varsity VS Burleson Elks at Bearcat Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

  • TCA Varsity at Nazarene Christian Academy; 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 27

  • AHS at Burleson Centennial

    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.

    JV, 5:30 p.m.

    9th A, 5:30 p.m.

    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, October 30

  • AHS Varsity at Granbury Pirates, 7:30 p.m.

  • TCA Varsity VS Newman International Academy at TCA; 7:30 p.m.

Friday, November 6

  • AHS Varsity VS Cleburne Yellow Jackets at Bearcat Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

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