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Bearcats playing for tournament championship

December 29, 2012 by Randy Keck

The Aledo Bearcats are playing Converse Judson for the championship of the Moritz Holiday Classic at 3 p.m. today at the Aledo High School Gym. AHS Coach Steve Smith said Judson is the 10th ranked 5A team in the state, "and boasts several D1 prospects."

Student arrested for terroristic threat

December 21, 2012 by Randy Keck

Aledo ISD Police Chief Chawn Gilliland announced today that Aledo ISD Police took into custody today one juvenile student for allegedly making terroristic threats towards fellow students at the Don R. Daniel Ninth Grade Center in Aledo.

The Aledo ISD Police Department, following an investigation initiated by campus administrators, uncovered additional evidence leading to the student's detention and transport to a juvenile detention center. Although numerous rumors and suspicions have been reported to the school administration and police department in the prior week, this is the only incident which police detectives believed had credible evidence to support detaining a student.

Gilliland said the Aledo ISD Police Department along with Aledo ISD staff are committed to thoroughly investigating each and every threat against students and property.

"Our goal is to ensure all students and staff are in a safe environment," Gilliland said. "Good communication between students, parents and staff, along with prompt, in-depth investigations are key to assessing threats and taking appropriate and preventative action."

A Note from the Editor

December 21, 2012 by Randy Keck

We are busy at work finishing up our annual Good News issue of The Community News.

In the mean time, the rumor mill in Aledo has been going at full speed. Please know that The Community News has not, and will not, give credibility to rumors by either reporting on them or repeating them.

But please also know that we will report on actual newsworthy events when they happen, either in the newspaper or on this website.

We invite you to check back here over the next two weeks in the event of breaking news.

We wish all our readers a safe and wonderful Christmas!

Randy Keck, Editor

An Open Letter to all Aledo ISD Families

December 20, 2012 by Randy Keck

Dear Parents and Community Members:

The tragic events of last week in Newtown, Conn., have shocked and saddened all Americans, understandably causing deep concern and reflection about school safety.

As parents and educators in this community, we share the responsibility for the safety and well-being of our precious children. I hope this letter serves to inform you about safety in our schools, as well as how you can help us all work together to create the best environment possible. Our first priority will always be the security of our students.

Aledo ISD follows a host of safety procedures; it is a never-ending vigil for us. Even before the events of last week, the district had started the process of updating our emergency procedures and preparedness. We employ four fulltime police officers who are deployed throughout the district at all times. We have multiple staff members who have received training in emergency preparedness. We have more than 300 surveillance cameras across the district covering every facility. We utilize security audits at every campus throughout the year. We thoroughly investigate tips we receive that may affect safety at school.

It takes all of us working together to make our schools safe. I am asking for your help in our quest to make our schools as safe as possible. Here are some ways we can work together:

· Remind your children to let adults know of anything they may hear at school that may affect the safety of others.

December 21 issue Complete

December 20, 2012 by Randy Keck

December 21, 2012The December 21 issue of The Community News is at the printer as of 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 29.

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Show of lights

December 20, 2012 by Randy Keck

Kathy Chruscielski/The Community NewsPower lines arcing against a power pole lit up White Settlement Road
Wednesday evening as high winds whipped through the area.
Tri-County Electric closed a portion of the road until repairs could be
made.

Christmas Goodwill

December 19, 2012 by Randy Keck

Arrest made in 'Grinch' case

December 19, 2012 by Randy Keck

From the Parker County Sheriff's Office

Parker County Sheriff’s office Investigators positively identified Dana Brock, age 43, as the person responsible for stealing Christmas decorations from the Aledo area. She was arrested at her residence located in the 100 block of Rim Rock after the sheriff’s office received several tips regarding the person responsible for the thefts.

Sheriff’s Investigators were able to locate Brock at her home early Wednesday morning and were able to recover several of the stolen Christmas decorations. Brock implicated herself in the theft and a warrant for theft was issued for her. She was arrested and booked into the Parker County Jail pending arraignment. Investigators also recovered stolen property not related to these thefts. Sheriff Larry Fowler said “Going onto someone's property at 3 a.m. could have serious consequences and the outcome could be deadly.”

For more information on the thefts, see http://www.community-news.com/parker-county-sheriff/6046

Local Grinch sought

December 18, 2012 by Randy Keck

The Parker County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a person or persons stealing Christmas decorations in the Aledo area. Reports have been received from 300 block of West Gate; 200 block and 300 block of Howard Way; 200 block of Mocking Bird Ln; 100 block of Deer Creek Dr. Surveillance cameras caught at least one perpetrator in action. Any person who recognizes the suspect should contact Crime Stoppers (817-599-5555) or the Parker County Sheriff’s Office at 817-594-3213 or 800-233-3732.

December 14 issue Complete

December 13, 2012 by Randy Keck

The December 14 issue of The Community News is at the printer as of 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 29.

Subscribers can always read the paper online for free at http://www.etypeservices.com/The%20Community%20NewsID58/

If you are not a subscriber, click the link for a free sample!

Sports Calendar

Friday, February 12

  • AHS vs. Granbury at AHS;

    Varsity- 6:30 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

    9th A- 5 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Birdville HS Tournament; all day

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats at Granbury; 6 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Granbury; 7:45 p.m.

Saturday, February 13

  • AHS at Lake Dallas Scrimmage;

    JV- 4 p.m.

    Freshman- 12 p.m.

  • AHS Ladycats Scrimmage vs. Weatherford at AHS;

    Varsity- 12:30 p.m.

    JV- 11 a.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Lake Dallas at AHS Scrimmage; 12 p.m.

Monday, February 15

  • AHS JV vs. Burleson at AHS; 7:30 p.m.

  • AHS JV Ladycats vs. Burleson at AHS; 6 p.m.

Tuesday, February 16

  • AHS at Cleburne;

    Varsity- 6:30 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

    9th A- 5 p.m.

  • AHS JV at South Hills JV Tournament at McLeland; all day

  • AHS at South Grand Prairie Scrimmage;

    JV 4:30 p.m.

    Freshman- 7 p.m.

  • AHS Ladycats at Mansfield Summit;

    Varsity- 7 p.m.

    JV- 5:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. South Grand Prarie at AHS Scrimmage; 4:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats vs. Cleburne at AHS; 6 p.m.

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