Christopher Amos/The Community News: Haylee Bowden (4) snags a fly ball during the Ladycats' final district game against Brewer Thursday, April 21. Also shown are Carolyn Clayton (9) and Tori Gore (2).
The Ladycats are set to host Arlington Heights at the Ladycat Softball Field at 7 p.m. Friday, April 29. Adult tickets are $5, students are $3. Game results will be posted at www.community-news.com. Read more about the Ladycats in the April 29 issue of The Community News.
Night at the Pops Poster
The award-winning Aledo High School Wind Ensemble, AHS choir and special guests will present the annual Night at the Pops concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 7 and again at 7 p.m. Monday, May 9 in the Aledo High School Auditorium.
“If you are a Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter fan, music from all the movies will be performed,” said Director of Bands Joey Paul. “We will also feature the music of Van Halen, Aerosmith, Queen, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Madonna, Taylor Swift, and Justin Timberlake.”
Randy Keck/The Community News: The Easter Bunny visited kindergarten students from Vandagriff Elementary School today at Aledo Middle School Stadium. Members of the student council at AMS distributed eggs around the stadium for the kindergarteners to find.Find more photos of the event in the April 29 issue of The Community News.
Randy Keck/The Community News: Johnathan Gray is shown with his grandmother at this morning's announcement. Click on this photo for a gallery of images from the event.
Aledo High School running back Johnathan Gray announced this morning that he has committed to attend the University of Texas at Austin following his senior year at Aledo High School.
Before the Longhorns get him, however, Gray still has one season remaining at Aledo High School, where local hopes are for a third consecutive state championship for the Bearcats.
For more on the story, see the April 29 issue of The Community News.
PK Complex – 147,973 acres, 25 percent contained, 160 homes destroyed to date, Palo Pinto evacuation lifted at 3 p.m., air re-con was utilized on fire today. One Air Air Attack, four single-engine air takers and three helitankers were engaged on the fire today supporting ground resources. Air Attack reports fire activity has died down with the rise in relative humidity values and favorable wind conditions.30% chance of rain in the area tonight.
The Southern Area Incident Management Red Team is in place to assist with management of thePK complex of four fires in Stephens, Young, and Palo Pinto counties. For more information on these fires, contact Mary Bell Lunsford, Red Team Public Information Officer at 404-354-5027.
WEATHERFORD, TX (April 20, 2011) --- Weatherford Regional Medical Center is working collaboratively with the County of Palo Pinto and several emergency relief organizations to provide aid for residents who have lost their homes and firefighters who continue to battle the nearby wildfires. Weatherford Regional continues to donate various medical and emergency supplies to assist families who have lost their homes and service personnel who are still battling the flames. Additionally, Weatherford Regional is collecting items on the campus of the hospital and at two clinic locations to be distributed to those in need:
Weatherford Regional Medical Center
713 East Anderson Street, 817-341-2273
Accepting items: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday-Friday
PK COMPLEX, Stephens and Palo Pinto Counties. 147,065 acres total. PK West Fire is 89,715 acres, unknown containment. PK East Fire is 10,996 acres, 35 percent contained. Hohertz Fire is 40,575 acres, unknown containment. Jackson Ranch Fire is 6,687 acres, 50 percent contained. These fires are burning near Possum Kingdom Lake, Caddo, Strawn, and Bunger which all have had evacuations. 600-plus homes are threatened.
The Texas Forest Service has set up a page with current wildfire information including the following information. The Web address is: http://texasforestservice.tamu.edu/main/article.aspx?id=12888
A Type I Incident Management Team (IMT) has been ordered for the PK West Fire and a Type II IMT has been ordered to support East Texas. A tanker base has been set up in Midland to support a DC-10 airtanker. Dyess Air Force Base has set up a tanker base to support the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS) units on four U.S. Air Force C-130s.
MIDLAND, Texas –Texas Forest Service has ordered additional aerial resources to help battle the wildfires ravaging the Lone Star State.
The fires that continue to ravage Palo Pinto County have now consumed 148,000 acres, according to Mark Ingebretson, Editor of the Lake Country Sun.
Ingebretson said the fire line now covers 200 square miles.
There are an estimated 750 people fighting the fire from departments all over the country, including personnel from local fire departments.
Locally, collections to assist firefighters are being taken by the Aledo Church of Christ, Aledo United Methodist Church and the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce. Items requested include:
Lip balm (Carmex or Chapstick-style)
Anti-histamines or allergy medicines
Ibuprofin or Naproxin
Gatorade (powdered and bottled)
High-protein nutrition bars
A company named Elite Designs is soliciting local business for advertisement on a football calendar poster. Elite Designs is NOT affiliated with the Aledo Athletic Department. Elite Designs keep 100 percent of the funds solicited and does not donate any money back to AISD.
Two legitimate groups working with the AISDS athletic department: The Aledo Athletic Booster Club and J. Mott Services both donate funds to local athletic teams.