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Aledo defeats Highland Park 31-12 in the Tom Landry Classic

August 31, 2012 by Ken Hoover

Tonight's game between the Aledo Bearcats and the Highland Park Scots, is the 2012 edition of a 13 year tradition, the Tom Landry Classic, on the SMU campus.

The sun has finally fallen below the press box at Gerald Ford Stadium and given the Aledo fans some shade as the officials toss the coin at midfield.

Highland Park wins the toss and will receive.

The Scots start from their 17 yard line. 3 plays to a first down at the 33. A penalty on the Bearcats defense gives Highland park a first down at the Aledo 42 yard line.

The Bearcat defense holds and the Scots quick kick to the Aledo 15 yard line. The Bearcat defense gets things started off right.

Pate Davis keeps for 14 yards and a first down on the first play. A couple of Caleb Frysinger runs, and a penalty on the Scots, give the Bearcats the ball at the Highland Park 48 yard line with a first and 10. Pate Davis and Caleb Frysinger take turns again and Aledo has a first and 10 at the Scots 24 yard line.

A turnover gives Highland Park the ball back at their 19 yard line. 2 first downs and the Scots are in Aledo territory at the 49. Another first down to the 37 as the first quarter ends.

The second quarter begins with the Scots driving on the Aledo 37 yard line. Another quick kick goes into the end zone and Aledo has the ball at their own 20.

Aledo uses the pass, and two big Pate Davis to Taco Anderson plays to score on this drive. The extra point is good and the Bearcats lead 7-0 with 9:57 left in the first half.

Two confirmed cases of West Nile Virus in Parker County

August 29, 2012 by Katie Martinez

Officials with the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) confirmed today that there are two cases of the West Nile Virus in Parker County.

The cases involve a 75 year-old Poolville male living in the 76487 zip code and a 64 year-old Weatherford female living in the 76086 zip code.

These are the only two confirmed cases of West Nile Virus in Parker County.

According to DSHS officials, the best defense to avoiding the West Nile Virus is to practice these habits, known as the “Four D’s:

Use insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus.

Dress in long sleeves and long pants when you are outside.

Stay indoors at dusk and dawn, when mosquitoes are most active.

Drain standing water where mosquitoes breed. Common breeding sites include old tires, flowerpots and clogged rain gutters.

For more information on the West Nile Virus visit the DSHS web site at

Denton Guyer Scrimmage set for Friday

August 21, 2012 by Randy Keck

The Aledo Bearcats open the 2012 season with a scrimmage against Denton Guyer on Friday, Aug. 24 at Aledo High School.

The freshmen will scrimmage at 5:30 p.m. at the freshman campus practice field.

The JV will scrimmage at 5:30 p.m. at Bearcat Stadium.

The varsity will scrimmage at 7 p.m. at Bearcat Stadium.

Admission to the scrimmage will be a donation to the Texas High School Coaches Association's Benevolence Fund

The THSCA Benevolence Fund provides aide to students who are injured while participating in high school sports.

Meet the Band

August 20, 2012 by Anonymous

Event Date: 
Fri, 08/24/2012 - 6:00pm

Meet the Band: Photo: Randy Keck/The Community News Students came in costume for the 2011 Battle of the Bands

"Meet the Band Night” will be at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24 on the practice parking lot next to the Don Daniel Ninth Grade Center. This event is a perfect opportunity to get a sneak peek of what the 2012 Bearcat Regiment has in store for its fans this year and to learn more about AISD band program.

Everyone is invited to this exciting event, but all parents and families of band students and potential band students are encouraged to attend in order to gather information and to get the scoop on the upcoming school year. Hot dogs and snow cones will be available to purchase, so bring your lawn chair and make it an evening of fun. Immediately following “Meet the Band” is the annual wacky “Band Olympics” where the high school band sections compete against each other while wearing crazy costumes. This event will be held on the practice football field next to the ninth grade building.

Meet the Bearcats set Thursday

August 15, 2012 by Randy Keck

Meet the Bearcats

The Aledo Athletic Booster Club's annual "Meet the Bearcats" has been set for Thursday, Aug. 16 at the indoor practice facility behind Aledo High School.

Varsity football, volleyball and cheerleading squads will be available to meet and greet beginning at 6 p.m.

Weatherford ISD grad killed in Afghanistan

August 9, 2012 by Randy Keck

By Derik Moore
Weatherford ISD Director of Communications

Clayton BeauchampWeatherford ISD has received confirmation that 2009 Weatherford High School graduate Clayton Beauchamp was killed Tuesday in active duty while serving his country in Afghanistan.

According to a statement by the United States Department of Defense, Beauchamp – a 21-year-old Petty Officer 3rd Class in the United State Marines – died from the blast of an improvised explosive device (IED) during a dismounted patrol in the Shaban District of Helmand province.

“Weatherford ISD staff members, current and former students are deeply saddened by the loss of Clayton,” Weatherford ISD Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Hanks said. “Students are considered family members by many of our staff members, and a tragedy such as this one just tears us all apart.”

Dr. Hanks said Beauchamp also attended Seguin Elementary, Curtis Elementary, Tison Middle School, and the WHS Ninth Grade Center.

“Clayton will be remembered as a hero by all of us here at Weatherford ISD," Dr. Hanks added.

Weatherford High School English teacher Christine Goss also remembered Beauchamp as a former student in her classroom.

“Clayton was a kind and courteous young man with a lightning-fast grin,” Goss said. “He typically was pretty quiet during class discussions, but when that grin flashed, everyone knew he had something interesting and fun to say.”

August 10, 2012

August 9, 2012 by Randy Keck

Here is the link for information on the Parker County Veterans Memorial Park written about in the Aug. 10 issue of The Community News.

Randy John Bevis

August 8, 2012 by Anonymous

Monday, March 9, 1959
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Monday, August 13, 2012 - 11:00
Trinity Bible Church
Other Arrangements: 
A viewing will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday, August 10 at Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Chapel.
Funeral Home: 
Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Chapel

Randy John Bevis

Randy was a longtime resident of Parker County, and owner of Fort Worth Tree and Pest Specialists. He loved hunting and the great outdoors. Anyone who knew Randy knew there was always a joke to be told. He loved to laugh and make others laugh with him. He will be greatly missed.

Survivors include his wife Jamie, son Chris, daughters Megan and Shelby, as well as many other friends and family members.

Rabid deer found in county

August 8, 2012 by Randy Keck

From the Parker County Sheriff's Dept.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler has issued a public awareness statement involving a rabid deer.

Sheriff Fowler said the deer was found in the county Aug. 7, 2012.

Sheriff's Animal Control Officers were notified by the Texas State Health Department that the sick deer, discovered at Sugar Tree Golf Course on Aug. 2, 2012, has tested positive for rabies.

The young deer was found by a citizen on the golf course and displayed clinical symptoms of rabies. The male buck was humanely euthanized and tested by a state laboratory.

Tuesday, officials verified the positive test results.

The deer was described as a spike deer with damage to his right antler.

The deer was "friendly" and would allow residents and guests of the golf course to pet and hand feed him.

Anyone having possible contact with the deer near Sugar Tree Golf Course and housing subdivision from July 14 through Aug. 2, 2012 is urged to contact Nick Ferguson with the Abilene Department of Health at 325-795-5857, or Parker County Sheriff's Animal Control Supervisor Karen Kessler at 817-594-8845.

Update: Missing Woman Found

August 4, 2012 by Randy Keck

From the Parker County Sheriff's Office

Update: Melissa Hill has been found and returned to her family.

Melissa Sue Hill
Parker County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing Parker County pastor’s wife.

Melissa Sue Hill, 47, of Aledo, was last seen around 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, leaving Wal-Mart on Hulen Street in Fort Worth. The Hill’s pastor the Forgiven Church on West Creek Drive in Fort Worth.

Hill is described as 5-feet, 4-inches tall, weighing approximately 115 pounds, with brownish-green eyes, dark brown shoulder length hair.

Hill was last seen driving a white 1997 extended-cab Dodge pickup truck with license plate 68D-YV3, with an orange motorcycle logo bumper sticker on the back windshield bearing the letters “KTM,” located at the center bottom of the window.
She was last seen wearing a bright lime green, V-neck shirt and plaid shorts.

Melissa Hill is the mother of three children, 18, 23 and 25; and the grandmother of two young grandsons.
Hill’s husband, Tim Hill, stated it is highly unusual for Melissa to be gone this long and to leave without notifying her family.

“Nothing like this has happened in our 29 years of marriage,” Tim Hill said. “She has always been such an amazing and stable person. This is so out of left field for her to be missing. We are extremely worried and we’re praying for the safe return of our beautiful wife, mother and grandmother.”

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, October 6

  • AHS VS Granbury at AHS

    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.

    JV, 5:30 p.m.

    9th A, 5:30 p.m.

    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity VS Cleburne at AHS; 4 p.m.

  • TCA Varsity VS UME Prep at TCA, 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 8

  • AHS JV at Cleburne; 4 p.m.

  • TCA Varsity at North Dallas Adventist, 5 p.m.

Friday, October 9

  • AHS at Everman

    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 Everman Bulldogs, 7:30 p.m.

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.

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