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Location of baseball games switched

April 20, 2012 by Randy Keck

Due to the Ride for Heroes in Aledo on Saturday, April 21, the Aledo Bearcats baseball game scheduled against Arlington Heights will be played AT Arlington Heights High School. Arlington Heights will play in Aledo on Saturday, April 28.

Golfers qualify for state

April 20, 2012 by Randy Keck

Special to The Community News
The Aledo girls golf team of Savannah Moody, Quincy Ballard, Taylor Brookshire, Jesse Bearden and Haley Gann qualified for the State golf tournament by finishing second in the Region I golf tournament in Abilene played on April 18-19. Logan Lambert also qualified for the State tournament by posting scores of 74-74 in the Boys Regional tournament. Logan will compete as an individual medalist. The 4A State Golf Tournament will be played on April 30 and May 1 at Jimmy Clay Golf Club in Austin.

Student pianists prepare to graduate

April 19, 2012 by Katie Martinez

Burch studentsFive pianists from The Burch School of Music are graduating high school this spring, but all can be seen in public performances over the next three months.

Sarah Young, daughter of Barry and Sue Young of Willow Park, will perform a solo piano recital at Steinway Hall in Fort Worth at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 22. Upon graduation from Aledo High School, Sarah will enter Texas Christian University as an International Business major.

Amelia Rosenberger, daughter of Brian and Kyla Rosenberger of Aledo, will perform with the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas ar 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, where she will perform both trombone and piano with the orchestra. Upon graduation from Aledo High School, Amelia will enter Oklahoma State University as a trombone performance major.

Caleb Hughes, son of Dr. Scott and Christie Hughes of Weatherford, will perform a solo piano recital at Northside Baptist Church in Weatherford at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 27. He will also be combining his recital with his graduation ceremony since he is home-schooled. Caleb will enter Abilene Christian University in the fall as a political science major with a piano minor.

Two AISD busses involved in accidents

April 18, 2012 by Katie Martinez

Randy Keck/The Community News: A motorcycle whose rider attempted to bypass traffic on FM5 Wednesday afternoon ended up under an Aledo ISD school bus that was making a turn onto Koldin Lane. No students on the bus were injured. The rider of the motorcycle suffered major injuries, but was reported to be conversant before being transported by ambulance.
Two Aledo ISD busses were involved in separate accidents while carrying children home from school today.

A school bus was rear ended on Front Street in Aledo and another, more serious accident involved a school bus being struck by a motorcycle driver who attempted to bypass traffic on FM5.

No children are reported to be injured, but the driver of the motorcycle slid under one of the busses and had two of his limbs almost completely severed in the crash.

He was taken to the hospital and parents were contacted to pick up their children from the scene of the accident.

More details will be posted as they become available.

Upcoming free events for the kids

April 18, 2012 by Megan Parks

Go to and sign up your child for 2 games of free bowling. Once you sign up they will email you with coupons that you take in and use. I did this last summer and the kids loved it.
April 28 - Terrarium
May 12 - Picture Frame Planter
May 5 - Planter Box

Johnson to coach all-star team

April 17, 2012 by Randy Keck

Randy Keck/The Community News
Aledo girls varsity basketball coach Rusty Johnson has been selected as the Head Girl's Coach of the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches All Star Game that will be played at 4:15 p.m. Friday, May 18 at Trinity University in San Antonio. Johnson will coach the 4A/5A/Private Blue Team. More information will be in the April 20 issue of The Community News.

Richter-Raines reach finals

April 17, 2012 by Randy Keck

Aledo's Amanda Richter and Rob Raines have reached the mixed doubles finals of the regional tennis tournament in Abilene.

On Monday the second-seeded due swept competition 6-0, 6-1, 6-1, 6-2 and 6-3, 6-7 (4), 7-5.

They were scheduled to play the number-one seeded team from Wichita Falls Rider at 9 a.m. Tuesday (today).

National Honor Society inducts 134 new members

April 12, 2012 by Randy Keck

Randy Keck/The Community News: Aledo High School National Honor Society Vice President Parker Bradham lights the candle of leadership at the organization's induction ceremony Thursday night. The NHS inducted 134 new members at the ceremony.

Click on the picture for a photo gallery from the event.

The grass is always greener... if you fertilize it

April 11, 2012 by Mother Nature

My lawn in Deer Creek during the Spring timeHere it is Easter weekend, the Easter bunny is coming to hide eggs in our lawn and it is bright green.

A closer look by a knowledgeable bunny will see that the bright green is not lush grass but prolific weeds that have been mowed close to the ground to prevent seeds heads from forming for a later influx of weeds.

The weed seed heads will germinate and choke out the grass plus take all the sunshine and moisture if you let them get too tall.

Now is the time to fertilize your lawn and flower beds.

I usually tell those that ask, “Do I need to fertilize?” Yes, having grass and flowers and not fertilizing it is like having an animal and not feeding it.

The pet may live but will have to forage for food and will not look healthy. So, yes, fertilize the lawn and flower beds now; but the question this year, with the abundant weeds, do I fertilize my weeds?

The first thing to remember is that we live in calcareous clay soils in most of Parker County. If you have sandy soil, I do not know how to help you with fertilizing since my expertise is with the awful clay soils.

Reading the fertilizer labelIf you will notice when you go to purchase your fertilizer there are 3 numbers on the front of the bag.

That is the determination of: 1st number is nitrogen, the 2nd number is phosphorus, and the 3rd is potassium or aka potash.

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Forensic science conference to feature top speakers

April 11, 2012 by Katie Martinez

CSI and criminal minds devotees are in store for a memorable day next Friday.

“On Friday, April 20, 2012, Weatherford College will present a forensic science conference that will feature some of the top forensic investigative scientists in the nation,” said Weatherford College Behavioral Science chair, Don Jacobs, who helped organize the conference.

Jacobs and colleagues created the FORS rubric of classes at WC that have given students in two-year colleges the opportunity to explore careers in forensic science and forensic psychology as freshmen and sophomores.

Friday’s conference, scheduled in the Alkek Fine Arts Center on the College’s Weatherford campus, features a representative sampling of speakers that show the strength of expertise in Texas and Oklahoma. Dr. Art Eisenberg, Ph.D., of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, helped to create DNA standards currently used across the nation. His topic will be genetic tools for identification of missing persons.

Other presenters will be Ex-FBI agent, Professor John Mabry, J.D. of Central Oklahoma University at Edmond, who will speak on behavioral considerations on child abductions.

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, October 6

  • AHS VS Granbury at AHS

    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.

    JV, 5:30 p.m.

    9th A, 5:30 p.m.

    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity VS Cleburne at AHS; 4 p.m.

  • TCA Varsity VS UME Prep at TCA, 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 8

  • AHS JV at Cleburne; 4 p.m.

  • TCA Varsity at North Dallas Adventist, 5 p.m.

Friday, October 9

  • AHS at Everman

    Varsity, 5:30 p.m.

    JV, 6:30 p.m.

    9th A, 6:30 p.m.

    9th B, 5:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Everman Bulldogs, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 10

  • TCA Varsity VS Immanuel Christian Academy at TCA; TBA

  • AHS at Flyin' Hawks Invitational at Hurst; 7:30 a.m.

Tuesday, October 13

  • AHS at Cleburne

    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.

    JV, 5:30 p.m.

    9th A, 5:30 p.m.

    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, October 16

  • AHS at Crowley

    Varsity, 5:30 p.m.

    JV, 6:30 p.m.

    9th A, 6:30 p.m.

    9th B, 5:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Crowley Eagles, 7:30 p.m.

Monday, October 19

Tuesday, October 20

  • AHS VS Joshua at AHS

    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.

    JV, 5:30 p.m.

    9th A, 5:30 p.m.

    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, October 23

  • AHS VS Burleson at AHS

    Varsity, 5:30 p.m.

    JV, 6:30 p.m.

    9th A, 6:30 p.m.

    9th B, 5:30 p.m.

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