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.
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Aledo defensive specialist Shannon Taylor stretches for a dig in a recent district match as Christa Daniel (13), Taylor Brown (2) and Hannah Loftin (1) get into position. The state-ranked No. 10 Ladycats defeated Boswell, 3-1, to stay undefeated in 5-4A with an 11-0 mark.
Ladycats can clinch district championship with win on Tuesday
The state-ranked No. 10 Aledo Ladycats broke a 1-1 tie in games with consecutive victories to down Boswell, 25-9, 24-26, 25-12, 25-20, in District 5-4A volleyball action Friday night at the Aledo High School gym.
Bearcat Stadium (Video By Dominic Genetti)
Aledo junior running back Johnathan Gray rushed for a career-high 303 yards and scored five touchdowns to lead the Class 4A No. 1 Bearcats to a 63-17 victory over Boswell Friday night in a District 5-4A contest at Bearcat Stadium.
The win raises the Bearcats record to 7-0, and 4-0 in 5-4A, while Boswell drops to 3-1 in district play.
City Of AledoThe City of Aledo is taking a step forward with its economic development plan. Watch the video below to see what it is.
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The Aledo freshman B volleyball team recently won the Weatherford tournament. The A team also came home with the first-place trophy from the tournament. Shown above is B team Ladycats (from left) Reagan Cooper, Ally Gabbert, Caitie Huddleston, Kylie Bailey, Morgan Farnham, Sarah Swink, Tiffany Mann and coach Jeff Lemons. For more, please see the Oct. 22 issue of The Community News.
Texas RangersStudents had special guests at Trinity Christian Academy Friday afternoon. Grandparents were allowed to come in and experience a school day with their grandchildren.
Students also dressed up in celebration of the Texas Rangers' winning the division series playoffs over the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rangers now play the New York Yankees for the American League Pennant. If Texas wins, it would be the first trip to the World Series in the franchise's 49-year history. Click below to see pictures from the day's events.