Parker County residents are invited to take part in welcoming families from around the country for the annual Snowball Express.
Snowball Express, an event held for the families of American service men and women who have died on active duty since Sept. 11, 2001, will be making its way through Parker County Saturday, Dec. 13.
Citizens are encouraged to line their travel route to pay tribute to the families.
"We need to support these children who will never spend another Christmas morning with their parent again. May we never forget the ultimate sacrifice their entire family has made for our freedom,” said Carolyn Estes, helping to organize the salute.
A review of the Texas Academic Performance Report will be given at the December Aledo ISD Board of Trustees meeting Monday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend. The report includes an assessment of the district’s 2013-14 performance and a profile for staffing with regard to class size. Graduation rates, SAT/ACT testing results and other indicators will be covered as well.
Following the AISD Board meeting, the Texas Academic Performance Report will be posted on the district’s website (www.aledo.k12.tx.us) under Assessment & Accountability by school name.
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As I See It
By Tony Eierdam
It is Class 5A’s version of Southlake Carroll vs. Trinity.
The Class 5A No. 1-ranked Aledo Bearcats have advanced to the state semifinals for the fifth time in the last six years, but on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Hanby Stadium in Mesquite they will face arguably their toughest opponent in that time span in the Tyler John Tyler Lions, the “bullies” of East Texas.
Of course, I jest about using the word bullies, and in the time I spent in East Texas covering sports JT was always good, and at the same time classy and sportsmanlike.
But make no mistake: They have always been feared, and this year is no exception.
Paragon Sports Construction will begin installation of a structural spray on the Aledo Middle School Stadium track Friday, Dec. 12, so the facility will be closed until after Christmas Break. Please keep off the track until Jan. 5, 2015.
Aledo senior post Rhylie Makawe scored 15 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead the Ladycats to a convincing 42-27 victory over the Granbury Lady Pirates Tuesday night in the District 8-5A girls' basketball opener at Granbury.
Makawe was also one part of a mix of brilliant Aledo defenders.
The Ladycats were so strong defensively that they held Granbury scoreless for eight minutes one two occasions - the first from the end of the opening period until the end of the second quarter, and again from the beginning of the third quarter until the beginning of the fourth period.
"You ask me who stood out on defense?" Ladycats head coach Mike Pinkerton said. "All five ladies who were on the floor.
Aledo sophomore guard Cameron Huddleston (33) gets into a defensive position during a recent game. The Ladycats will open District 8-5A play at 6:30 p.m. today at Granbury.
The Aledo Ladycats basketball team will begin District 8-5A play today at Granbury against the Lady Pirates.
The varsity game will begin at 6:30 p.m. The junior varsity and freshman contests will begin at 5 p.m.
By Tony Eierdam
The Community News
Down 21-13 at the half, the Aledo Bearcats scored five second-half touchdowns on their way to a 47-29 victory over Canyon Randall Friday night in a Class 5A Division I Region I final at Tiger Stadium in Snyder.
The Bearcats will advance to the state semifinals and face Tyler John Tyler at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at Mesquite's E.H. Hanby Stadium.
Bearcats head coach Steve Wood said there was no rousing speech in the locker room at halftime.
"We did not panic at halftime," Wood said. "And I didn't give any 'fire and brimstone' speech because I didn't want them to panic."
Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office Patrol deputies were dispatched to an aggravated robbery at the Briar Beer and Tobacco convenience store at 14634 FM 730 North, Suite 100 in northwest Tarrant County Friday, Dec. 5 at 7:15 a.m. A white male entered the store, assaulted the clerk and took an unknown amount of cash from the store’s cash register. The store surveillance video shows the actor fleeing the scene in a dark 4-door sedan displaying a third brake light in the upper center back windshield. The vehicle did not have tinted windows.
If you have any information on the identity of the male subject please contact Detective Pedraza with the Tarrant County Sheriff’s office at 817-999-5683 or dispatch at 817-884-1213.
Parker County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Division is investigating a shooting call which occurred Friday morning.
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the incident happened in the 100 block of Links Lane, in Annetta around 7 a.m.
The victim was identified as part of a work crew which had been subcontracted by a utility company to install copper cable on the suspect’s property this week. The suspect told deputies he did not want the victim on his property. The suspect also told deputies he shot the victim after the suspect repeatedly asked the victim to leave. The victim was reportedly shot in the foot and was transported to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth for his injury. His condition at this time was reported as serious but non-life threatening.