Board hears options for hiring new superintendent
By DERIK MOORE
Weatherford ISD Director of Communications
Members of the Weatherford ISD Board of Trustees took their first step in what Board President Charlie Martinez said will be “their most difficult task of the year” when trying to determine how to replace Superintendent Dr. Deborah Cron, who recently announced her retirement to be effective in December.
Monday’s Special Board Work Session was an information-only meeting where the District’s attorney and WISD’s Assistant Superintendent of Business and Operations informed Board members their various options to consider when searching for Dr. Cron’s replacement.
Construction crews began work of overlaying pavement on FM 1187 today between I-20 and Bailey Ranch Road. The work will reduce the two-lane roadway to one lane at various locations. A pilot car will lead motorists through the work zone.
An announcement of the work, received late Friday from TxDot, said "We appreciate motorist’s patience while crews complete this maintenance work. During construction, alternate routes are encouraged."
Fri, 07/01/2011 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Press Release – June 1, 2011
City of Aledo and the Aledo Economic Development Corporation
First Fridays in Downtown Aledo!
Shop and enjoy great food; bring your lawn chair, relax and listen to great music from Parker County artists! Bounce houses, face painting, animal balloons and so much more! Do not miss the Free Summer Concert Series. FUN! FUN! FUN!
Mark your calendar for Aledo’s First Friday event on July 1st and August 5th in Aledo’s Downtown Business District! Various Downtown merchants as well as North and South Aledo businesses will be open until 9:30 PM.
The Concerts will be set up on Elm Street on the east side of Aledo First Baptist Church in the Downtown District.
A Wise County man that rammed his wife’s car and then shot her twice in the leg last November was assessed sentences of 60, 20, and 10 years in prison for three aggravated assault cases in a jury trial that concluded in Weatherford on Thursday.
On November 3, David Daniel Duff, Jr., 41, was served with divorce papers after having separated from his wife about a month prior. What happened from there was described by Assistant District Attorney Jeff Swain, who tried the case with Assistant District Attorney Kathleen Catania, as "the worst nightmare of every person that files for divorce."
Congratulations to the following former WHS students for their outstanding performances at the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest in Music Theory:
GOLD MEDAL WINNERS
Weatherford High School Director of Choral Activities Pat Banks said "Outstanding Performer" is the highest award from the University Interscholastic League and is presented to individuals and teams winning all state championships.
Pictured (from left) are Curtis Elementary's Optimist Girl of the Year Emily Geyer and Boy of the Year Tony Rivas.
Weatherford Police Department Swears In Its Newest Officer!
On Thursday, 06/16/2011, the Weatherford Police Department welcomed its newest member to the department – Officer Todd Wainscott. He was issued the “Oath of Office” this morning (06/16/2011) at City Hall by Judge Tim Galbreaith and officially sworn in. Officer Wainscott grew up in Stephenville, Texas and started his law enforcement career in Strawn, Texas in 1994. Officer Wainscott is no stranger to Weatherford, he was an officer for the Weatherford Police Department once before from 2002 until 2004 when he left to move to Wyoming. He has moved back and we are excited that he has returned to the department!
Edward Dealecio: Recent Weatherford High School graduate Edward Dealecio was one of only 256 musicians selected as an Outstanding Performer at the 2011 Texas State Solo-Ensemble Contest. Dealecio, a trombone player, was also selected as Outstanding Senior of the Roo Band during the 2010-11 school year. Richard Floyd, Director of Music for the University Interscholastic League, sent Dealecio a recognition letter as well as a draped medal which is identical to those awarded to state champions in all UIL events. Dealecio will be attending Weatherford College in the fall.
Pictured (from left) are Jason Schroeder, Katherine Shalton, and Michelle Shows (courtesy photo).
On Sunday afternoon, June 5th at the Ninth Grade Center the Weatherford ISD offered adult education students an opportunity to walk across the stage and receive recognition for their achievement.
Dr. Cron, WISD Superintendent, spoke at the ceremony and commended the students for their accomplishment and urged them to continue to pursue their goals.
Randy Keck/The Community News: Aledo's Caleb Frysinger breaks up a Wilmer-Hutchins pass play during the first round of the Red Bull Game Breakers 7-on-7 Fort Worth Qualifier at O.D. Wyatt High School on Tuesday, June 14.
Aledo went 5-2 at the tournament to qualify for the Red Bull Game Breakers Finals on July 15-16 at the Gerald J. Ford Stadium at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
The Bearcats also qualified for the Texas state 7-on-7 Tournament to be held at Texas A&M on July 15 and 16.
For more information, see the June 17 issue of The Community News.