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Johnson to coach all-star team

April 17, 2012 by Randy Keck

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Aledo girls varsity basketball coach Rusty Johnson has been selected as the Head Girl's Coach of the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches All Star Game that will be played at 4:15 p.m. Friday, May 18 at Trinity University in San Antonio. Johnson will coach the 4A/5A/Private Blue Team. More information will be in the April 20 issue of The Community News.

Richter-Raines reach finals

April 17, 2012 by Randy Keck

Aledo's Amanda Richter and Rob Raines have reached the mixed doubles finals of the regional tennis tournament in Abilene.

On Monday the second-seeded due swept competition 6-0, 6-1, 6-1, 6-2 and 6-3, 6-7 (4), 7-5.

They were scheduled to play the number-one seeded team from Wichita Falls Rider at 9 a.m. Tuesday (today).

National Honor Society inducts 134 new members

April 12, 2012 by Randy Keck

Randy Keck/The Community News: Aledo High School National Honor Society Vice President Parker Bradham lights the candle of leadership at the organization's induction ceremony Thursday night. The NHS inducted 134 new members at the ceremony.

Click on the picture for a photo gallery from the event.

The grass is always greener... if you fertilize it

April 11, 2012 by Mother Nature

My lawn in Deer Creek during the Spring timeHere it is Easter weekend, the Easter bunny is coming to hide eggs in our lawn and it is bright green.

A closer look by a knowledgeable bunny will see that the bright green is not lush grass but prolific weeds that have been mowed close to the ground to prevent seeds heads from forming for a later influx of weeds.

The weed seed heads will germinate and choke out the grass plus take all the sunshine and moisture if you let them get too tall.

Now is the time to fertilize your lawn and flower beds.

I usually tell those that ask, “Do I need to fertilize?” Yes, having grass and flowers and not fertilizing it is like having an animal and not feeding it.

The pet may live but will have to forage for food and will not look healthy. So, yes, fertilize the lawn and flower beds now; but the question this year, with the abundant weeds, do I fertilize my weeds?

The first thing to remember is that we live in calcareous clay soils in most of Parker County. If you have sandy soil, I do not know how to help you with fertilizing since my expertise is with the awful clay soils.

Reading the fertilizer labelIf you will notice when you go to purchase your fertilizer there are 3 numbers on the front of the bag.

That is the determination of: 1st number is nitrogen, the 2nd number is phosphorus, and the 3rd is potassium or aka potash.

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Forensic science conference to feature top speakers

April 11, 2012 by Katie Martinez

CSI and criminal minds devotees are in store for a memorable day next Friday.

“On Friday, April 20, 2012, Weatherford College will present a forensic science conference that will feature some of the top forensic investigative scientists in the nation,” said Weatherford College Behavioral Science chair, Don Jacobs, who helped organize the conference.
           

Jacobs and colleagues created the FORS rubric of classes at WC that have given students in two-year colleges the opportunity to explore careers in forensic science and forensic psychology as freshmen and sophomores.
           

Friday’s conference, scheduled in the Alkek Fine Arts Center on the College’s Weatherford campus, features a representative sampling of speakers that show the strength of expertise in Texas and Oklahoma. Dr. Art Eisenberg, Ph.D., of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, helped to create DNA standards currently used across the nation. His topic will be genetic tools for identification of missing persons.
           

Other presenters will be Ex-FBI agent, Professor John Mabry, J.D. of Central Oklahoma University at Edmond, who will speak on behavioral considerations on child abductions.

Weatherford College to have Emergency Simulation Drill

April 9, 2012 by Katie Martinez

Weatherford College will conduct an emergency simulation exercise between 8 a.m. and noon on Tuesday, April 10.

Activities should be largely confined to the Allied Health and Mince Buildings on the College's Weatherford Campus.

“We will attempt to conduct the drill with as little impact as possible to the rest of the campus and its normal operations,” said Mike Endy, executive dean of academics. “Please note, however, that emergency personnel and vehicles will be on campus and will behave as if the actual emergency scenario were occurring.”

Non-College agencies expected to participate include Weatherford Police, Fire, and EMS services, as well as Parker County Emergency Management Department, and the Community Emergency Response Team.

Please contact Endy’s office or the WC Police Department with any questions or concerns about this event: 817-598-6211 or mendy@wc.edu.

Sheriff's Deputies make $7.5 million drug bust

March 30, 2012 by Katie Martinez

A tanker truck found to be smuggling over a ton of marijuana in steel tubes.Parker County Sheriff’s deputies seized in excess of one ton of marijuana Thursday, March 29, 2012, from a tractor trailer at a truck stop off Interstate 20.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said while at the truck stop, a sheriff’s deputy observed an incomplete weld from a load located on a truck in the parking lot.

The deputy utilized a Sheriff’s K-9 drug detection dog, to inspect the load. The dog gave the deputy a positive alert for drugs.

Weatherford firefighters assisted in cutting open metal tubing with welding torches.Weatherford-Parker County Special Crimes Unit investigators and Weatherford firefighters were called to the scene to assist in cutting the metal containers located on the truck as part of rock rakes manufactured in Mexico, used for highway construction. Sheriff’s investigators found nearly one and one-half tons of marijuana stored in the tubes.

The Parker County Sheriff’s Office is part of the High Intensity Drug-Trafficking Area-Domestic Highway Enforcement (HIDTA-DHE), used in similar situations, investigations and seizures.

An investigation revealed the driver of an independent trucking company picked up the load in El Paso after it had passed through customs. Investigators believe the driver was unaware of the marijuana hidden in the containers, and was headed for the east coast.

Soccer playoffs begin Friday at Birdville

March 28, 2012 by Randy Keck

The District 12-4A Champion Aledo Ladycats will play Keller Timber Creek Falcons at 6 p.m. Friday, March 30 at the Birdville ISD Fine Arts/Athletics Complex, 9200 Mid-Cities Blvd in North Richland Hills.

The Aledo Bearcats will play the Birdville Hawks at 8 p.m. at the same location.

Aledo will be the visiting team for both games.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students – THGA, TASCO, THSCA, District 12-4A, and District 11-4A passes will be accepted

Tree rescue

March 23, 2012 by Mother Nature

Dad's Tree: A young tree blown over by this week's windstorm.

My dad’s newly planted memorial tree was blown over. It was planted in January and without a good root system, it could not take those hurricane winds this week.

Of course, as a master gardener I knew that I needed to stake the tree but alas it is hard to remember that in the still of the winter days.

I did put a tarp over the roots so they would not dry out in the wind and when my husband got home it was like magic, the wind died almost completely right before the rain.

We pushed the tree upright made sure it was plumb (looked at it from all four directions) and replanted it. Yes, we did stake it with heavy rope this time. A strong wire, heavy cord or rope will work. A thin rope or twine will not be enough if your tree is medium to large size.

Garden hoseWe cut a piece of garden hose and slid it on to the rope, where it would be located right around the “V” angle of trunk then drove stakes in the ground to secure it. The rope was taut but loose but not too loose.


How to explain…..enough for the tree to grow some and not cut through the bark of the trunk, an example is: be able to put your thumb between the hose and the trunk. The tree will want wiggle room. Daddy’s live oak should do well since we got 3.73 inches of rain on Monday. (Click read more below for full post).

Bearcat Relays set for Thursday

March 21, 2012 by Randy Keck

Aledo High School will host the Bearcat Relays Thursday, March 22 at Bearcat Stadium.

Field events begin at 3 p.m., with the 3200 m beginning at 3:15. Running finals will be held at 5 p.m. or after the Long Jump.

The order of field events is:
Shot Put Ring One VB, VG
Shot Put Ring Two JVB, JVG
Discus Ring One VB, VG
Discus Ring Two JVG, JVB
Long Jump Pit One VG, VB
Triple Jump Pit Two VB, VG, JVG
Long Jump Pit Three JVG, JVG / Triple Jump JVB
High Jump Pit One VB, VG
High Jump Pit Two JVG, JVB
Pole Vault VB, JVB, VG, JVG

Running Finals JVG, VG, JVB, VB
400M Relay
800M
100/110 M Hurdles
100M
400M Eight Man Relay
800M Relay
400M
300M Hurdles
200M
1600M
1600M Relay

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