Christopher Amos/The Community News: Mallory and Katie Lester pose with the Aledo Bearcat mascot at "Meet the Bearcats and Ladycats" night on Monday, March 28. The event, sponsored by the Aledo Athletic Booster Club, provided an opportunity for young Bearcats and Ladycats to meet their high school counterparts.
Click on the photo for a photo gallery from the event. Check out the April 1 issue of The Community News for more photos.
The Aledo Ladycats took a two game lead in district by defeating Brewer 7-4 last night at Brewer. Brewer came into the game one game behind the Ladycats, who remain undefeated in district. A full story and game photos will be available in the April 1 issue of The Community News.
The Aledo Bearcats took the Area Championship tonight after winning a shootout following two scoreless overtime periods against Wichita Falls High School at Collins Stadium in Denton.
The regular game ended in a 1-1 tie. After the overtime failed to settle the game, it went to a shootout, where goalie Justin Breshears stopped shot after shot. One of five got past Breshears, but two of Aledo's five shots ended up in the WF net, giving Aledo the victory.
The Ladycats fell 5-1 in their area championship game, also against Wichita Falls High School.
The Bearcats will next face Argyle at a time and place to be determined.
For more on the soccer playoffs, see the April 1 issue of The Community News.
Due to a change in climate, the burn ban for Parker County has been rescinded.
from the Parker County Sheriff's Dept.
Parker County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division is investigating a stabbing incident which occurred Sunday, March, 27, 2011.
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the 9-1-1 call come into dispatch around 8 a.m., in the 4300 block of Tin Top Road, where deputies identified the victim as a 51 year-old male.
The victim reported he and the suspect had been arguing over work-related issues, which escalated to a physical altercation. The victim also reported during the altercation, the suspect, identified as Francisco Silva-Escareno, 30, of Weatherford, threw a knife at the victim, causing a minor laceration to his abdomen.
Double-header set Tuesday, March 29
On the strength of a penalty kick by junior Kyle Underwood and a goal by junior Tyler Sacre, the Aledo Bearcats advanced in soccer playoffs against Lake Dallas with a 2-1 win Saturday afternoon.
The win sets up a double-header, with both the Aledo Ladycats and the Aledo Bearcats playing Wichita Falls High School at Collins Stadium in Denton. their respective area championships.
The Ladycats will play at 5:30 p.m. followed by the Bearcats.
For more on the story, see the April 1 issue of The Community News.
Randy Keck/The Community News: The gray honk ball team waits their turn in a parade of teams this morning (Saturday, March 26) at the Aledo Athletics baseball fields. Click on the photo for a full gallery of photos from the event.
Hundreds of baseball, softball, t-ball and honk-ball players converged at the Pony field this morning (Saturday, March 26) for opening day activities of Aledo Athletics, Inc.
The City of Willow Park will hold a special city council meeting Monday, March 28. For the agenda, visit: http://www.community-news.com/node/1903
The Aledo Athletic Booster Club is sponsoring “Meet the Bearcats and Ladycats” from 6-8 p.m. Monday, March 28 at the Aledo High School baseball/softball fields. The first 100 boys and first 100 girls will receive a free baseball or softball for autographs of the Bearcat players.
Emergency declaration in effect
Parker County Judge Mark Riley has signed an emergency declaration placing into effect an outdoor burn ban effective March 23.
Citing the imminent threat of wildfire, the declaration bans "any outdoor burning or orders such burning
Any outdoor burning will be extinguished by the fire department assigned to the area, and following an investigation, a fine of up to $500 can be levied.
Text of declaration:
WHEREAS, Parker County has not had rainfall for an extended period and weather forecasters offer little promise of a change in the hot, dry conditions in the near future; and