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Board hears options for hiring new superintendent

June 20, 2011 by Anonymous

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.

FM 1187 pavement overlay under way

June 20, 2011 by Randy Keck

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."

First Fridays in Downtown Aledo

June 17, 2011 by Anonymous

Event Date: 
Fri, 07/01/2011 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Press Release – June 1, 2011
City of Aledo and the Aledo Economic Development Corporation
Aledo, TX
817-441-7016

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.

Press Release: Man Who Rammed Car, Shot Wife Sentenced to 60 Years

June 17, 2011 by Anonymous

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."

WHS choir members honored for strong performances at recent Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest in Music Theory

June 17, 2011 by Anonymous

Congratulations to the following former WHS students for their outstanding performances at the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest in Music Theory:

OUTSTANDING PERFORMERS
Rachel Boerner
Geoffrey Huggard
Katy Bynum

GOLD MEDAL WINNERS
Mark Belding
David Dolkos
Barrett Monk
Jay McNew

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.

Curtis Elementary's Optimist Girl and Boy of the Year

June 17, 2011 by Anonymous

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

June 16, 2011 by Anonymous

POLICE DEPARTMENT
(817) 598-4310
www.ci.weatherford.tx.us

Media Release
06/16/2011
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!

WHS grad recognized as 'Outstanding Performer' at State Solo-Ensemble Contest

June 15, 2011 by Anonymous

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.

Adult Education GED Recipients Recognized

June 15, 2011 by Anonymous

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.

Aledo 7-on-7 team qualifies for championship tournaments

June 15, 2011 by Randy Keck

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.

Sports Calendar

Monday, March 30

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Burleson, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Burleson at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, 7:00 pm., Rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday.
    *District Games

Tuesday, March 31

  • Aledo JV at Brock, 4:00 pm.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

Thursday, April 2

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Cleburne

  • Aledo Ladycats at Joshua, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Hughes at Burleson High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 3

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Granbury at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Granbury, 5:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, April 6

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Cleburne, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Cleburne at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game

Tuesday, April 7

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at District 8-5A Golf Tournament at Squaw Valley Golf Course, Glen Rose.

  • Aledo Middle School at District, Hall

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Burleson Centennial at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Cleburne, 7:00 pm. *District Game

Thursday, April 9

  • Aledo Varsity at District Tournament at TCU, all day

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