Aledo ISD released the following statement in regards to a temporary closing of old Bearcat Stadium on the campus of Aledo Middle School:
On October 19th, a routine inspection of the base of the stadium light poles at the Middle School Stadium revealed weaknesses in several bolts that anchor the poles into their concrete foundations.
In light of this discovery, the district has decided to take all safety precautions by closing the stadium grounds until the light poles can be taken down, assessed by an engineer, and the foundations repaired in alignment with all appropriate safety standards.
All students, staff and community members who use the Middle School Stadium should stay off the premises until repairs have been completed and the stadium has been re-opened.
By Wendy Field
Weatherford Police Department
A Special Crimes Unit officer in Weatherford was involved in a shooting incident Tuesday, Oct. 19 at about 3:30 p.m.
The Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team, which is composed of members of the Parker County Sheriff's Department and Weatherford Police Department, was involved in an undercover narcotics operation in the parking lot of the Buffalo Wild Wings at 320 Adams Dr., a location chosen by the suspects involved. When officers attempted to facilitate an arrest of the suspects, they fled the scene, attempting to run over an arresting officer.
Aledo head coach Kathy Goings one win away from 400th career victory
Paced by a match-high nine kills from middle hitter Breana Sharratt and 10 digs by libero Taylor Brown, the state-ranked No. 10 Aledo Ladycats clinched the outright District 5-4A title with a convincing 25-11, 25-9, 25-13 victory over Keller Timber Creek Tuesday night at Timber Creek.
The win raises the Ladycats overall record to 30-8 and 12-0 in district play. Aledo continues district action at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at Azle. A win would give Ladycats head coach Kathy Goings her 400th career victory.
Although the Ladycats clinched the district title, the team walked off the floor in unemotional fashion. Senior captain Jordan Jacobs explained why.
No. 10 Aledo travels to Keller Timber Creek for 6:30 p.m. first serve
Needing just one win in their final three District 5-4A volleyball matches to wrap up the undisputed district championship, the state-ranked No. 10 Aledo Ladycats will travel to Keller Timber Creek today with a 6:30 p.m. start in hopes of securing the title.
The freshman and junior varsity games will begin at 5:30 p.m.
A win today for the Ladycats (29-8, 11-0 in 5-4A) combined with a victory at Azle on Friday will give Aledo head coach Kathy Goings her 400th career win.
Roadwork at the railroad crossing on FM 5 is scheduled to take place today (Monday, Oct. 18). The estimated time for repairs is from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. subject to the railroad's schedule.
National Merit Scholars honored
Derik Moore/Special to The Community News: Weatherford High School students were honored at the Thursday, Oct. 15 meeting of the WISD School Board for being recognized in the National Merit Scholar Program.
Pictured (ABOVE, from left) are Beau Black, Commended Scholar; Nathan Collier, Semi-Finalist; Terrell Saltarelli, Commended Scholar; and WISD Board Member Kip Hooks. [BELOW] Spencer Christiansen with Board Member Kip Hooks (not pictured is Stephanie Novak, Commended Scholar; and Laramie Rich, Commended Scholar)
Derik Moore/Special to The Community News
By Jordan Young and Derik Moore
Andra Franks/Special to The Community News: Left to right: Cynthia Sadler as Elsa Dowdall, Cynthia Daniels as Gaynelle and Peggy Osburn as Peaches in The Red Velvet Cake War at Theatre Off the Square, weekends through Oct. 31.
Southwest Premier runs weekends through Oct. 24
The Southwest Premier of The Red Velvet Cake War by Jones, Hope and Wooten is at Theatre Off the Square in Weatherford, Texas weekends through Sunday, Oct. 31. The play is directed by Jon R. Kruse.
The second annual Texas Native Plant Week is October 18 - 24 and the Native Plant Society of Texas encourages the public to celebrate by learning about the wonders of native plants.
Native plants are a good choice whether you are planting a tree, shrub, flowers, vines or grasses because they are acclimated to your local conditions and soils, provide habitat for wildlife, typically require less water and maintenance once established, and do not rely on chemical fertilizers and pesticides to thrive.
These homegrown plants also give us a sense of place and help maintain the region’s wide variety of flora and fauna.
Aledo High School's Bearcat Regiment marching band earned a straight Division I rating today at UIL competition at Elk Stadium in Burleson.
It is the 16th consecutive year Bearcat Regiment has earned a Division I rating in UIL competition.
All three judges at the competition graded the Bearcat Regiment with Division I marks.
This year, Class 4A bands earning Division I ratings do not advance to area competition. Last year, Classes 4A, 2A and 1A advanced to the area round and beyond.
Randy Keck/The Community News: The 10th annual Run for Mission at Aledo United Methodist Church took off this morning. Proceeds from the event benefit youth mission projects at the church.