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Aledo ISD issues statement on Evans shootings

October 4, 2012 by Randy Keck

The Aledo ISD has issued the following statement in the wake of the Evans shootings:

Aledo ISD is deeply saddened to learn of the death of a former employee and a former student.

Jami Evans was a dedicated elementary teacher and assistant principal who worked in Aledo ISD for 15 years serving students at both Coder and Stuard Elementary from 1989 through 2004. Her dedication to her students and her love of learning was an inspiration to all who knew her.

We also mourn the death of Mallory Evans, a former elementary and intermediate school student. Mallory attended Stuard Elementary and McAnally Intermediate School. She was a sweet child that will be missed by her friends and school family.

The suspect in the shootings, Jacob Evans, is a former Aledo High School student who withdrew from school in January 2012 to be homeschooled. He attended Aledo schools from elementary school until his withdrawal in January. He played football in middle school and played on the golf team in high school.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Evans family in this difficult time.

Sheriff’s office investigates double murder

October 4, 2012 by Randy Keck

From the Parker County Sheriff's Dept
A 17-year-old man, identified as Jake Evans, is in custody after a double murder. 
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said a 9-1-1 call came into dispatch at 12:34 a.m.

The caller stated he had just shot and killed his mother, Jamie Evans, 48, and his 15-year-old sister.

The homicide scene took place in the family residence located in the 100 block of River Creek Lane, in Annetta South, in Parker County.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene and took Jake Evans into custody without further incident.

Evans stated he used a .22 revolver in the shootings. The exact cause and manners of death is pending autopsies from the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Parker County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Division and the Texas Rangers are investigating the case.

Sheriff Fowler stated investigators believe Evans acted alone in the murders. At this time, there is no evidence implicating additional suspects.

Investigators also believe the father and husband of the deceased was out-of-town on business when the murders took place.

Jake Evans is being interviewed by investigators today. Sheriff’s CID Investigators anticipate booking Evans in jail and charging him with capital murder.

Several Aledo-area burglaries reported

October 1, 2012 by Randy Keck

From the Parker County Sheriff's Dept.

Several recent Aledo area residential burglaries have been reported to the Parker County Sheriff’s Office.

Within the past 60 days, the Sheriff’s Office has received five reports of residential burglaries in the Aledo region.

Most recently, an off-duty Fort Worth Police officer witnessed a suspicious person running from a residence in the 100 block of Solano Circle, in Annetta on Thursday, Sept. 27.

The officer observed the suspect with valuables in his possession; enter an older model red/purple Ford Mustang with the rear window blacked out with possible plastic. The officer turned his vehicle around to follow the suspect who fled north on FM 5. The officer notified Sheriff’s deputies, who searched the area for the suspect but could not locate him. The homeowners were also notified, and reported the suspect stole a rifle, three shotguns, a Kindle Fire Notebook and a video camera with a total value of $2,450.

The front window of the residence had been shattered causing $1,000 in damages.

The suspect is described as a white male in his late 20s, wearing a red shirt.

Other incidents in the Aledo and surrounding areas include the 100 block of Timberland Lane in Aledo on Aug. 8. The homebuilder reported unknown suspect(s) entered a home under construction and stole two air conditioning units, a dishwasher and cook top. The reported loss equaled nearly $6,000.

Deputies responded to a burglary Aug 9, in the 100 block of Turnberry Court in Annetta.

Bearcats defeat Arlington Heights 45-2 in District opener

September 28, 2012 by Ken Hoover

An early evening shower has cooled things off at Bearcat Stadium. It's a beautiful night for a High School Football game.

Aledo will receive.

Tyson Mauser returns the opening kickoff all the way to the Heights 47 yard line. An 8 yard gain on a screen pass to Jess Anders and another 8 on a Caleb Frysinger run get Aledo a down at the Yellow Jacket 31.

The Bearcat's go for it on 4th down. A nice Pate Davis to Taco Anderson pass nets a first down at the Heights 12. Two Caleb Frysinger runs later Aledo has it's first points. The PAT is good and the Bearcats lead 7-0 with 8:25 left in the 1st.

Aledo's defense, led by tackles from Clayton Lowe and Jordan Mittie, force the Jackets to punt after 3 plays.

Aledo quickly scores again on a Pate Davis to Caleb Frysinger pass over the middle for 43 yards and a touchdown. Another Chance Nevarez PAT and the Bearcats now lead 14-0 with 6:27 left in the 1st quarter.

Again, the Bearcat defense forces a three and out. Zach Hyles had a big defensive play. They have the ball back at their own 29 after the Yellow Jackets punt.

After a first down, Pate Davis throws a pass to Willie Gibson. Willie makes a great catch and breaks a tackle to go all the way for another Bearcat touchdown. Nevarez PAT is good, 21-0.

Unable to move the ball again, the Yellow Jackets punt the ball back to the Bearcats. Clayton Lowe has a nice return and Aledo is back in Jackets territory with good field position.

Jess Anders covers the last few yards, and it's now Aledo 28, Arlington Heights 0 after the PAT.

Bearcat Valero among three stores burglarized Monday

September 24, 2012 by Randy Keck

From the Parker County Sheriff's Dept

Three convenience stores were burglarized early Monday.

Parker County Sheriff’s deputies and crime scene investigators responded to the Aledo Bearcat Valero in the 40 block of FM 1187 around 1:20 a.m.

Sheriff’s deputies reported the suspect(s) entered the store by force using a blunt object to break the front windows of the store.

The store was left in disarray with merchandise strewn about the store.

The store owner reported two cash registers, an undetermined amount of currency and an undetermined amount of cigarettes were stolen. A glass door and window, valued at $500 were damaged in the burglary as well.

The Brock Junction convenience store, located in the 7400 block of West Interstate 20, was also burglarized. Sheriff’s investigators believe the suspects forcefully entered the store around 5:20 a.m., just hours after the Aledo store was reported. 
Sheriff’s investigators believe the burglaries are related, saying there were similarities.

Deputies stated blunt objects were used to break the windows of the Brock Junction store and the Aledo Valero store.

Brock store personnel also reported cigarettes were also taken during the burglary.

Burglars shattered the side glass on side of the building to gain entry to the Brock store.

Also taken in the Brock store were cigarettes and an undetermined amount of currency.

Surveillance cameras caught the suspect vehicle on camera.

Commissioners Court seeks ESD3 board applicants

September 17, 2012 by Katie Martinez

Parker County’s Commissioners Court is seeking applicants from within the boundaries of Emergency Services District (ESD) No. 3 to fill a vacated seat on the board.

ESD 3 encompasses the Hudson Oaks area, just east of Weatherford. Deadline for resume submission is 5 p.m. Oct. 1, 2012.

Any person interested, who qualifies can submit a resume and brief cover letter explaining why they have interest in serving to Joel Kertok at or by mail at One Courthouse Sq., Weatherford, Texas 76086.

All who are at least 18, eligible to vote and live or own land in the area where the vote for the creation of ESD No. 3 was held, are eligible to be a member of the five person governing body.

Commissioners Court will consider relevant factors in determining the individuals to appoint as emergency services.

Board members, including whether the individuals have knowledge
that relates to fire prevention or emergency medical services and that is relevant to the common policies and practices of the board.

An ESD provides firefighting, fire prevention, fire suppression, rescue, emergency medical, emergency medical transport services and the necessary facilities for same, within the district in order to protect life and property and to conserve natural and human resources.

The board of an ESD sets the tax rate and budget to fund the district.

Aledo defeats Monterrey Tech 45-6

September 14, 2012 by Ken Hoover

It's feeling a bit like High School Football weather in Aledo tonight as the sun sets. It's in the high 60's as we get ready for kickoff.

Aledo wins the coin toss and will receive.

A touchback will give the Bearcats the ball on their own 25 yard line, 2 plays later Aledo has another first down at the 37. 3 plays later, unable to move the ball, they punt to Monterrey Tech, fair catch at their 25 yard line.

They are not able to make a first down after a nice tackle for a loss by Jared Hinsley on third down.

Aledo gets the ball back at their 34 yard line. The Bearcats get into Monterrey territory and have a first down on a nice run off the left side by Jess Anders. Another first down on a Pate Davis to John Whatley pass to the Tech 38 yard line. Just over 10 yards on the next 2 plays, first down Aledo at the Tech 27. Another first at the 15 and Caleb Frysinger carries twice for 8 yards. Third and 2 Aledo at the 7. A measurement shows fourth and inches, and a broken play gives Monterrey the ball back on a fumble recovery.

They will work from their own 17 yard line. One first down just over their 27 is all the offense they can manage and Aledo gets the ball back on a punt.

Clayton Lowe brings the punt out to the Aledo 35 yard line. The Bearcats cover 25 yards on a great catch by Caleb Frysinger to the Monterrey 40 yard line. From there, a Pate Davis to Taco Anderson pass gets Aledo on the board. A Chance Nevarez extra point is good and it's 7-0 Aledo.

Parker County Emergency Management to hold new CERT classes

September 11, 2012 by Randy Keck

Parker County Emergency Management, under the direction of Parker County Judge Mark Riley, is seeking volunteers interested in training to assist in times of disaster or emergency.

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) class will be held beginning Sept. 29 at the Parker County Emergency Operations Center, located at 215 Trinity Ave. in Weatherford. The full schedule is as follows:

    Saturday September 29 from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    Monday October 1 from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
    Monday October 15 from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
    Monday October 29 from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
    Saturday November 3 from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Kit Marshall, Parker County Community Liaison for Emergency Preparedness, said that CERT is an all-hazard training designed to help residents help themselves, family, friends and neighbors in an emergency situation.

“CERT volunteers are trained in basic disaster skills to respond effectively and efficiently without placing themselves in danger,” Marshall said. “The level of training equips CERT members to assist during a disaster until professional fire, police and EMS arrive on scene which could be anywhere from a couple of minutes to hours, depending on the situation.”

For more information, email or call 817-598-0969.

Stephenville 41 Aledo 28 Friday at Memorial Stadium

September 7, 2012 by Ken Hoover

Aledo wins the toss and will recieve.

Jonny Carter to the 28 yard line on the return. after no gain on 1st down, Willie Gibson makes a nice catch at the sideline for 5 yards. A pass to Caleb Frysinger is incomplete and the Bearcats will punt.

The Yellowjackets will take over at their own 34 yard line after a sure tackle by Tyson Mauser on the punt return. Aledo's defense forces a quick kick.

Aledo takes over at their own 31 yard line. 1st down loses 8 yards on bad ball handling. Caleb Frysinger picks up 12 yards on a pass to the right flat. A short punt gives Stephenville the ball at their 47.

Two first downs on two plays and the ball is at the Aledo 21 yard line. Another first down takes the ball to the Bearcat 7 yard line. A pass to the left corner of the Aledo end zone makes it 7-0 Stephenville with 8:17 left in the firts quarter.

Aledo works from the 25 yard line. 3 plays and a first down at the 40. A nice Pate Davis to Taco Anderson pass gets the ball to mid field and another Aledo first down. Unable to move further on 3 plays, the Bearcats punt to the Yellojackets 10.

Two Stephenville first downs have the ball at the Aledo 48. Another first down to the Bearcat 38. Two more plays and another first down at the Aledo 27. The Yellowjackets work from the Aledo 15 yard line and a second down pass interference call on Aledo gives Stephenville a first and goal to go from the Bearcat 2 yard line. A two yard run puts the Yellowjackets up 14-0 after the PAT.

Special Crimes busts K-2 ring, seizing $280k

September 5, 2012 by Katie Martinez

Special Crimes investigators in Parker County have rearrested the owner of a Weatherford smoke shop after discovering a warehouse full of cash and synthetic marijuana.

Francisco Don Uduwarage, 40, of Weatherford, was arrested last week at his shop and charged, along with a cashier in the store and a customer, while officers seized around $27,000 worth of K-2.

Upon further investigation officers discovered a warehouse and seized an additional $134,940 in K-2 along with $118,340 in cash.

Uduwarage is currently being held in the Parker County Jail, bond has not yet been set.

For more on this story look for the Sept. 7 issue of The Community News.

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, December 1

  • AHS Ladycats vs. Springtown at Aledo;

    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.
    JV, 5 p.m.
    9th, 5 p.m.

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