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Most of employee suit against Willow Park dismissed

April 24, 2015 by Phil Major

Federal District Court Judge Reed O’Connor issued an order in the City of Willow Park’s favor April 21 in the civil case of Petty v. Willow Park. The order stated that all claims against the City of Willow Park and City Administrator Matt Shaffstall should be dismissed.
In September 2014 former city employee Lance Petty filed suit against the city, Mayor Richard Neverdousky and City Administrator Matt Shaffstall.
The court dismissed 10 of Petty’s 11 claims outright and made a partial dismissal of the remaining claim against Neverdousky for breach of contract.
“The city is thankful for all the hard work and consideration of the court. We are pleased with the court’s order and looking forward to resolving the final part of this lawsuit,” Shaffstall said in a statement.

Aledo qualifies 21 athletes to regional track meet

April 23, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Twenty-one Aledo High School track athletes, including four relay teams, qualified for the regional track meet Thursday night at the District 7-5A/8-5A area meet at Owl Stadium in Joshua.

The top four finishers in each event at the area meet advance to the Class 5A, Region I meet in Lubbock.

The Ladycats 400-meter relay team of Danielle Trought, Brittney Trought, Tysley Valencia and Kia Jordan finished in first place, while the AHS ladies 800-meter relay team of Danielle Trought, Valencia, Peyton Lambert and Jordan placed second.

Although they placed second, the Bearcats' 1,600-meter relay team of Luke Bishop, Isaiah Mallory, Noah Collins and Ryan Heiss set a school record with a time of 3:24.6.

Gallows Road screened at USA Film Festival

April 23, 2015 by Randy Keck

Writer/director/actor Bill McAdams, Jr. (left) and actor Ernie Hudson take questions from the audience followed by a screening of Gallows Road at the USA Film Festival in Dallas on Wednesday, April 22. Moderator for the discussion was actor Stephen Tobolowski (right).

Gallows Road was filmed in Aledo.

Aledo tracksters will complete area meet on Thursday

April 22, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo senior Ryan Heiss crosses the finish line first to help the Bearcats win the 4x400 relay last week at the District 8-5A meet. Heiss and several other AHS athletes will compete on Thursday on the final day of the area meet in hopes of qualifying for the regional meet. The second day of the area meet will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday, with running finals beginning at 5:30 p.m. The top four finishers in each event will advance to the regional meet in Lubbock.

Aledo High School track athletes will compete Thursday on the final day of a Class 5A, Region I area track meet at Joshua High School with running finals capping off the two-day meet.

Adkins throws no hitter in Ladycats' 13-0 victory over Granbury; Bearcats fall to Crowley

April 21, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo senior pitcher Ashton Adkins, in her first district start in the circle, fired a no hitter to lead the Ladycats to a 13-0 victory over the Granbury Lady Pirates Tuesday night in a district contest at Granbury.

The win raises the Ladycats' district mark to a sparkling 13-0, while Granbury falls to 3-10.

Adkins, normally the starting right fielder, pitched to the minimum 15 batters in a game stopped after five innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.

She allowed just one base runner - on an error - but that runner was put out on a double play when shortstop Allie Arneson fielded a ground ball, stepped on the second base bag and threw to first base to complete a double play.

Adkins finished with two strikeouts.

Craine fires one hitter in Ladycats' 10-0 win; Bearcats blow out Everman, 12-0

April 20, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo senior pitcher Lauren Craine allowed one hit while striking out seven with no walks, and junior Kadyn Kirkpatrick went four for four at the plate to lead the state-ranked No. 1 Ladycats to a 10-0 victory over Burleson Tuesday night in a District 8-5A game at the AHS softball field.

The game was called on the 10-run mercy rule after Kirkpatrick scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Kirkpatrick nearly hit for the cycle as she smashed a double, triple and a pair of singles.

The win raises the Ladycats' district mark to 12-0. Aledo will continue district play at 7 p.m. Tuesday (April 21) at Granbury.

Allie Arneson recorded three hits, including two doubles, and Alli Ramsey finished with a pair of base hits.

Bearcats 12, Everman 0

Bearcats win 8-5A track meet; Ladycats second as many from both teams qualify for area meet

April 16, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

The Aledo Bearcats earned gold medals in two relays on their way to capturing the boys’ District 8-5A Track and Field Meet Thursday at Burleson High School.

The Ladycats took a gold and a silver in relays on their way to a second-place overall finish.

Both teams qualified many athletes for next week’s area track meet.

The top four finishers in each event at the district meet qualify for the area meet.

The top four finishers in each event at the area meet advance to the regional meet.

The area meet will be Wednesday and Thursday, April 22-23, at Joshua High School.

Below are the AHS area qualifiers:

Bearcats to join Ladycats at 5A state golf tournament

April 16, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Shooting a second-round team score of 316, the Aledo Bearcats finished with a 36-hole total of 645 which was good enough - by a single stroke - to capture third place Thursday afternoon at the boys' Class 5A, Region I golf tournament and seal the final state-qualifying spot.

The Bearcats will join the regional-champion Ladycats at the 5A state golf tournament, which will be played April 27-28 in Bastrop.

Sam Shryoc (80-76) and Parker Scaling (77-81)each shot 156 to lead the 'Cats.

Other Bearcats totals include Steven Shurtz with a 157 (80-77), Matt James with a 169 (87-82) and Andrew Lane with a 172 (82-90).

New medical facility coming to Aledo

April 16, 2015 by Randy Keck

Atlee Development has announced the development of a new 43,000 square foot medical office building in Aledo. Characterized as a “state of the art medical office building,” it will be located near the northwest corner of Bailey Ranch Road and FM 1187.

Construction is expected to begin in July 2015, with doors opening by August 2016.

Atlee Development is a national medical office building developer based in San Antonio.

The Last Barrel

April 16, 2015 by Phil Major

This is believed to be the last construction barrel along FM 1187 in Aledo and was picked up shortly before noon Thursday, April 16.

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