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One Act Play advances to State

May 2, 2012 by Randy Keck

The Aledo High School One-Act Play “Cockeyed Kite” has qualified to advance to state following performances at the regional competition. Only eight schools in the 4A classification advance to state. At regionals Emily Collard and Andee Rooney were Honorable Mention All-Star Cast, Sara Collins won Best Costumes and Joe Wilson was Best Actor. According to the UIL website, Aledo will be among four schools that perform at a 7:30 p.m. session on Tuesday, May 22 at the Bass Concert Hall on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin.

Gift card drive begins

May 2, 2012 by Randy Keck

The community is invited to participate in a gift card drive for the Willoughby family in support of treatment for Eric Willoughby, a student at Aledo High School. Gift cards for gas, groceries, or entertainment for Eric when he is in the hospital are requested. Gift card collection boxes will be available at Aledo High School and at The Community News, 203 Pecan Drive in Aledo, from Friday, May 4 through Friday, May 11.

Baseball bi-district series scheduled

April 30, 2012 by Randy Keck

The Aledo Bearcats will play the Southwest High School Raiders in a best-of-three bi-district baseball series. Game one will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 3 in Aledo. Game two will be at 7 p.m. Friday, May 4 at Southwest High School. Game three, if necessary, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 5 at Southwest.

Run, Walk or Crawl draws crowd

April 28, 2012 by Randy Keck

Randy Keck/The Community News

The seventh annual Aledo Children's AdvoCats Run, Walk or Crawl was held at Bearcat Stadium Saturday morning, April 28. A reported 472 runners completed the 5k. McCall Elementary School won the trophy for most participation.

Click on the picture above for a gallery of photos from the event.

Council approves development concept

April 26, 2012 by Katie Martinez

An artist rendering of The Parks of Aledo subdivision presented to the City Council on April 26.

The Aledo City Council held a public meeting tonight to discuss a development proposal for the 100 acres at Bailey Ranch Road and FM 1187.

The council voted unanimously to rezone the land for residential use and approved the conceptual design of the development, which will have 300 homes at buildout.

The developer expects to break ground on the subdivision in the next 12 months.

Look for a full report on the new development in the May 4 issue of The Community News.

Aledo bands receive sweepstakes

April 26, 2012 by Randy Keck

All four Aledo High School Bands received Sweepstakes this month at the UIL Region 7 Concert and Sightreading Contest in Burleson. This was the second year all four bands have gone to the competition, and the second straight year that all bands achieved Sweepstakes status.

Director of Bands Joey Paul said it is incredible that all four bands attained Sweepstakes.

“What impresses me most about these students is the level of difficulty in the music literature they are reading,” he said. “Our top band, the Wind Ensemble, is reading college-level music, and the other bands are reading one-to-two grade levels above required UIL standards.”

Paul said these accomplishments are achieved by the students’ overall dedication, and just as importantly, to the vertical alignment in the band program beginning from the sixth grade up. “The beginners in sixth-grade band receive the same level of devoted attention from their directors as students do in the higher grades, so the band program continually builds upon itself.”

Granger to speak to Zonta luncheon

April 24, 2012 by Randy Keck

Rep. Kay GrangerRep. Kay Granger (R-Fort Worth) will be the keynote speaker at the annual Zonta of Parker County Status of Women Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 2, at the Doss Heritage and Culture Center in Weatherford. In her eighth term, Rep. Granger represents the 12th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, the first Republican woman to represent Texas in the House.

In addition to Granger’s address, the luncheon honors the 2012-13 ZCPC scholarship recipients and will introduce the ZCPC Clubwoman of the Year for 2011-12.

“Rep. Granger is no stranger to us here in Weatherford,” said Linda Bagwell, ZCPC president. “She has served as a role model for many of us women here and beyond, actually, and is the perfect choice to keynote the most important of our Zonta lunches during the year. Our mission – to advance the status of women – has long been a charge for Rep. Granger, as well.”

“We certainly want to extend the invitation and open the doors wide for Parker County to come and get to know what Zonta of Parker County is all about,” Bagwell said. “ZCPC is an extraordinary club, and our members are those who understand not only the local but the global perspective, as well, of our responsibility to advance the status of women in whatever way we can.”

Run, Walk or Crawl set for Saturday

April 24, 2012 by Randy Keck

Randy Keck/The Community News: Runners take off in the 2011 Run, Walk or Crawl for our Kids.

The seventh annual Aledo Children's AdvoCats Run, Walk or Crawl for our Kids is set for Saturday, April 28. The Kiddie 1k begins at 8 a.m. and the 5k begins at 8:30 a.m. at Aledo High School.

Proceeds from the event benefit the needs of children in the Aledo Independent School District.

Click Here to register online.

Softball Playoffs

April 23, 2012 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Fri, 04/27/2012 - 7:00pm

The Aledo Ladycats will play Western Hills for the bi-district championships in a three-game series beginning Friday, April 27.

Game 1 - Friday, April 27 at Western Hills
Game 2 - Saturday, April 28 at Aledo
Game 3 (if necessary) - Monday, April 30 at Weatherford

Hudson Oaks City Council Agenda for 4/26/2012

April 23, 2012 by Katie Martinez

City of Hudson Oaks
210 North Lakeshore Drive
Hudson Oaks, Texas 76087
Regular City Council Meeting
April 26, 2012

Call to order


1. I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
2. Honor the Texas flag; I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one state under God, one and indivisible.


1. National Public Service Recognition Week, May 6-12
2. National Public Works Week, May 20-26
3. National Police Week, May 13-19

Citizens who have signed a form to speak to the City Council will be heard at this time. In compliance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, unless the subject matter of the presentation is on the agenda, the city staff and City Council members are prevented from discussing the subject and may respond only with statements of factual information or existing city policy.
Items of community interest include expressions of thanks, congratulations, or condolence; information regarding holiday schedules; honorary recognitions of city officials, employees or citizens; reminders about upcoming events sponsored by the city or other entity that is scheduled to be attended by a city official or employee; and announcements involving imminent threats to the public health and safety.

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, December 1

  • AHS Ladycats vs. Springtown at Aledo;

    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.
    JV, 5 p.m.
    9th, 5 p.m.

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