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
Randy Keck/The Community News: The Ladycats celebrate following an overtime goal that broke a scoreless tie with Byron Nelson High School in bi-district action Thursday night, March 24.
A header into the net almost three minutes into the first overtime period gave the Aledo Ladycats a 1-0 bi-district soccer win over Byron Nelson tonight (Thursday, March 24) at Bearcat Stadium in Aledo.
With 7:10 remaining in the first of two 10-minute overtime periods, junior midfielder Ally Swift, on an assist from Stephanie Neeley, headed the ball into the upper portion of the Byron Nelson goal to break a scoring drought on the part of both teams in an intense defensive battle.
A motor vehicle sideswiped an Aledo ISD School Bus on Canyon Lake Road this afternoon. None of the students on the bus were injured. Aledo ISD Superintendent, Don Daniel, said ISD Officials were on the scene and notifying parents of the students remaining on the bus at the time of the incident.
Sat, 04/09/2011 - 8:00am - 3:30pm
County Clean Up
The annual “Countywide Cleanup” has been scheduled from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9 at all Parker County precinct barns.
All Parker County residents are encouraged to clean up their personal property and, if possible, form neighborhood groups now to clean and mow roadsides, public areas and assist disabled persons in cleaning around their homes.
“This is an excellent opportunity to meet your neighbors and enhance the formation of networks throughout the county, which can actively support a number of worthwhile projects from crime watch to helping neighbors in need,” said a release from the county.
Auditions will be held March 27-29 for the frantically funny farce The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood at Theatre Off the Square in Weatherford. This show will be directed by G Mike West.
"Join that swashbuckling super-HERO of Sherwood Forest, his Merry Men, and his “True Love”, Marian, as they rob from the rich, give to the poor, and frenetically try to avoid the wrath of the shifty sheriff and pernicious prince. This retelling of the classic tale is only SOMEWHAT true!"
(by Mary Lynn Dobson, courtesy of The Dramatic Publishing Company)
Dates & Times:
Auditions: Sunday-Tuesday, March 27-29; 6:30–8:30 pm
Call-Backs: Wednesday March 30; 6:30–8:30 pm
Rehearsals: Begin April 25, times and days to be announced (TBA)
The Aledo ISD Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten Roundup for 2011-2012 is under way and will continue through Friday, March 25.
Registration will be available for Pre-K/K students from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Extended hours on Tuesday go until 6 p.m.
A registration form can be downloaded at the end of this story.
DOCUMENTS NEEDED FOR REGISTRATION:
Proof of Residency (i.e., electric bill, lease agreement)
Social Security Card
Current Immunization Records
A joint workshop of the Willow Park City Council and Planing and Zoning Commission will occur at 5:30 p.m. today, one hour before the scheduled city council meeting at 6:30 p.m.
A discussion item on the agenda is the proposed rezoning of about 9 acres from light industrial to multi-family. No action items are indicated on the agenda.
Both meetings will occur at the Willow Park Municipal Complex, 516 Ranch House Road.
Both the Aledo Ladycats and Aledo Bearcats won district in soccer, and the initial round of playoff action has been scheduled.
The Ladycats, 16-4-1, 9-0-1 in district, will host Byron Nelson at Bearcat Stadium at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 24.
The Bearcats, 12-4-4, 9-1-0 in district, will travel to Lake Dallas and play at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 26.
Fort Worth Community Art Center hosts Ann McLeRoy
Wait for it...
Ann McLeRoy of Aledo is exhibiting photos at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. An artist's reception is scheduled for 6-9 p.m. Saturday, March 26. For more of her work and additional details, see the March 18 issue of The Community News.
Aledo ISD athletes visited the four elementary school campuses on Thursday, March 10 for "Breakfast with Champions." Photos in the attached slideshow from Vandagriff Elementary School are courtesy of June Lancarte of the Aledo ISD.