Due to weather conditions this morning (Tuesday, Jan. 15), the Aledo ISD has announced that start of school will be delayed two hours.
All Aledo ISD students (K-12) will get free admission to tomorrow's (Tuesday, Jan. 15) Bearcat basketball game against Arlington Heights. The varsity plays at 7:30 p.m. Freshman and JV games are at 6 p.m. at Aledo High School.
The Parker County 4-H has released the following statement:
Our office has been notified that there may be someone calling local businesses and individuals soliciting donations for 4-H. At this time, the Parker County 4-H and Youth Development Program and the Aledo 4-H Club are NOT seeking any donations. If you receive any calls or correspondence seeking donations to the local 4-H Program, please ask for their name and contact information and provide it to:
Kayla B. Neill
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
County Extension Agent, Parker County
4-H and Youth Development
Parker County Pct. 4 Commissioner Dusty Renfro has announced that the bridge on Crown Road will be closed for repairs and widening. Work is scheduled to begin Jan. 21 and is expected to be completed and reopened to the public by Feb. 15. This bridge is located on Crown Road, about one mile east of Mikus Road. Alternative routes will be Mikus Rd, East Lake and Ranch House Road.
Aledo girls basketball games originally scheduled for Jan. 15 at Arlington Heights High School have been changed to Monday, Jan. 14. Freshmen and JV play at 6 p.m. and varsity plays at 7:30 p.m.
Aledo soccer games for the night of Tuesday, Jan 8 have been canceled.
Annetta Mayor Bruce Pinckard has called a special meeting for Thursday, Jan. 3 in order to discuss the possible annexation requested by more than 500 Deer Creek Waterworks customers. At a recent meeting, the motion to discuss the issue by the city council died for lack of a second.
Mayor Pinckard's statement is as follows:
To the Citizens of Annetta, Town Council and Community at large:
A Mayor’s duties as defined by the Local Government code in the Texas Statutes and further discussed and reviewed during the December 20 council meeting include “giving the council any information, and shall recommend to the governing body any measure, that relates to improving the finances, police, health, security, cleanliness, comfort, ornament, or good government of the municipality.”
For this reason, I have chosen to call a Special Meeting on Thursday at 7:00 pm to discuss further the request put forth by over 500 customers of the Deer Creek Water Works, which is owned by the Town of Annetta, for annexation into the city. This is most obviously an issue of Good Government. Much information exists and needs to be discussed in order to make a thoughtful, informed and transparent decision whether to move forward with the public hearings and give both citizens and petitioners the right to be heard. The issue also may affect the Town’s finances, health, security and comfort. It is a reasonable issue to be heard for all the above reasons.
Aledo Athletics Inc has announced that online registration will be available through Jan. 31 for players returning from 2012. In-person signups for new or all other players will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 and Saturday, Jan. 19 at the McAnally Intermediate School cafeteria. New players should take a copy of his/her birth certificate for age verification. Fees are $140 for ages 5 and up, and $80 for ages 3-4 (honkball). Tryouts will be Feb 9-10 at times to be announced. For more information, visit www.aledoathletics.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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."
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."