The Aledo Ex-Students Association will hold it annual dinner at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Don Daniel Ninth Grade Center on the campus of Aledo High School.
Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. The dinner will honor the Class of 1961.
The Don Daniel Ninth Grade Center is located at 990 Bailey Ranch Road in Aledo. Parking will be on the north side of the building.
The start time for the Aledo-Timber Creek football game on Thursday, Sept. 22 has been modified to 7:04 p.m. at Keller ISD Stadium.
The unusual start time may be due to the game being televised, although that has also changed. Originally, the game was slated to appear on one of the ESPN channels.
However, due to the Longhorn Network being forced to cancel televising high school football games, the Aledo-Timber Creek game will now appear on a Verizon FIOS channel.
In addition, updates will be provided throughout the game at www.community-news.com.
Parade takes new route this year
2011 AHS Homecoming Parade Route: For a higher resolution PDF map, click the image above.
The Aledo High School 2011 Homecoming Parade will have a new route this year that pulls it off of congested FM 1187 and closer to Aledo High School.
The route begins on the new Champions Drive where it intersects with Buchanan Drive. The route moves south, then turns west along the south side of the AHS student parking lot. The parade proceeds through the circular drive in front of the AHS gym, then continues west until parade participants enter Bearcat Stadium from at the southwest gate.
Marsha Barber, administrator at Trinity Christian Academy in Willow Park, announced on Monday, Sept. 19, 2011 that the school received an anonymous gift last week of $1.1 million.
The donation will be used to finish out the gymnasium at the school's new secondary building, on which construction is wrapping up. The additional work is hoped to be completed in time for this year's senior class to have an event in the facility, Barber told a group of parents and students.
See the Sept. 23, 2011 issue of The Community Newsfor more details.
From the Weatherford Police Department
On Saturday, 09/17/2011, just shortly after 7:30am, Weatherford Police Officers were dispatched to a local hotel in the 800blk of Palo Pinto St in regards to a disturbance. Upon arrival, officers found a white male, later identified as Shane Weston Cook (w/m 40yoa), in the process of damaging one of the hotel rooms. Officers found the room in severe disarray with windows broken, beds turned over and pictures torn off the wall. As they entered the room, the suspect had moved into the bathroom where he destroyed the toilet, plumbing fixtures and shower. It appeared that in the process of damaging these items, the suspect injured himself due to the large amounts of blood on him and around the hotel room.
Truth in Illusion: Truth in Illusion is the name of the newest exhibit at the Doss Heritage and Culture Center featuring artists Michael Bane and Pamela Stern. “The two artists are playing with your perception of reality, or maybe your paradigms of reality with their art. You have to really look to see what’s real,” said C.B. Williams, Curatorial Director of the DHCC. Also on display are pieces from local artists as part of a show hosted by the Parker County Art Association. The Heritage Gallery houses a permanent interactive display that teaches about early pioneer and American Indian Life and the beginnings of Parker County.
Parker County will hold a meeting open to the public on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011 in the Commissioners Courtroom of the Parker County Courthouse beginning at 6 p.m.
The meeting will allow the public to look at the few proposed changes to the county’s voting precincts and the minor changes to the commissioner’s precincts. The minor adjustments are due to population changes within the county.
Maps will be on display for residents to see and county officials will be on hand to answer any questions.
The Aledo Independent School District will host community meetings Oct. 3 and Oct. 4 on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness.
The Oct. 3 meeting is at 6:30 p.m. at the Daniel Ninth Grade Campus.
McAnally Intermediate will host the Oct. 4 meeting at 6:30 p.m.
Attendees will receive an overview of STAAR and the changes it represents for graduation requirements and state-mandated testing for students in grades three through 12.
The STAAR test is replacing the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills, or TAKS test, which is the criterion-referenced assessment program that has been in place since 2003.
STAAR includes the 12 end-of-course assessments mandated by SB 1031 in 2007, and the new grade three-through-eight assessments mandated by HB 3 in 2009.
Randy Keck/The Community News: Aledo's Kandace Canaday, an AHS freshman, placed first in the 4A Varsity Girls division at the Boswell Pioneer Trail Run on Saturday, Sept. 10 with a time of 12:22.25 for the 3200-meter run.
Click on the image above for a gallery of the event. More photos and results will be in the Sept. 16, 2011 issue of The Community News.
This post originally identified the runner as Sydney Cason. We regret the error.
The Spirit of Aledo warms up before the Lake Travis Game
Aledo took the opening kickoff and had to punt the ball to Lake Travis after one first down. Bishop to Gray for eight yards was the big play on the opening drive.
Lake Travis got the ball at their own 8-yard line and quickly got a first down, then another, and another, and eventually scored. 7-0 Lake Travis with 6:52 remaining in the first quarter.