Laura Zandstra Murray, North Texas Field Director of Victory Texas 2010, will be the featured speaker at the monthly meeting of the Parker County Republican Women. The meeting will be held at the Doss Heritage Center in Weatherford on Thursday, Sept. 9 at 11:30 a.m.
Murray will have a presentation explaining the new GOTV phone bank that is operating out of TCGOP headquarters and how to use the online call system. There will be packets that explain the volunteer incentive prizes for volunteers that make the most calls every month.
For reservations, call Nancy Klein at 817-683-1551 or e-mail ParkerCoRepublicanWomenRSVP@gmail.com
For more information about Victory Texas, visit http://www.victorytexas.org.
Wife of Democratic gubernatorial candidate to participate in ice cream social
Andrea WhiteAndrea White, wife of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill White, will visit Weatherford on Sept. 12 as part of her husband’s campaign tour around Texas.
White will be at the Parker County Senior Center, 1225 Holland Lake Dr., from 3:30 - 5 p.m. for an “ice-cream social” event. Guests can meet White and chat with her about Bill White’s plans for Texas, while enjoying some cold desserts and beverages.
Millsap Bank RobberSheriff’s Investigators Continue to Seek Bank Robber
Parker County Sheriff’s investigators and deputies are seeking the public’s help in identifying and locating a male suspect who robbed a Millsap bank Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, at gunpoint.
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the unidentified male entered the First National Bank of Santo in the 100 block of Fannin Street, with a note and pointed a shotgun at the teller, demanding cash around 2:30 p.m.
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Aledo junior running back Johnathan Gray (32) puts a move on Weatherford defender Austin Vanhoutan Friday night during the Bearcats' 48-13 win over Weatherford at Bearcat Stadium. Gray led all rushers with 210 yards and five touchdowns.
Gray rushes for 210 yards, scores 5 touchdowns
Aledo junior all-state running back Johnathan Gray rushed for 210 yards and scored five touchdowns as the Class 4A No. 2 Bearcats cruised to a 48-13 victory over Weatherford Friday night at Bearcat Stadium.
The win avenges the Bearcats' one point loss at Weatherford last year - the only loss of 2009 for the state champions.
Aledo senior hitters Jordan Jacobs and Christa Daniel each recorded nine kills and sophomore middle Briana Sharratt added eight kills and three blocks to lead the Ladycats to a 25-18, 25-17, 25-14 sweep over Wichita Falls Rider Friday night (Sept. 3) in non-district action at the AHS gym.
The win raises the Ladycats' record to 17-8. Aledo will conclude non-district play at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7 at North Crowley. The District 5-4A opener will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at home against Birdville.
Sharratt sent down four kills in the opening game, with Jacobs and Daniel each adding three stoppers. In game two, the pair each registered four kills to pace the Ladycats.
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Aledo senior middle Jordan Jacobs executes a block with sophomore setter Mallory Powell adding protection Tuesday night during the Ladycats win over Stephenville at the AHS gym. Jacobs finished with a match-high 15 kills.
Aledo takes control at net in 25-20, 25-18, 15-25, 25-21 win over Stephenville
Aledo senior middle hitter Jordan Jacobs recorded a match-high 15 kills and sophomore middle Briana Sharratt added a season-high 10 kills with senior Christa Daniel registering six kills as the trio led the Ladycats to a 25-20, 25-18, 15-25, 25-21 victory over Stephenville Tuesday night in non-district action at the AHS gym.
Beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, Aledo ISD will provide shuttles for this week's football game against Weatherford High School. Due to the expected overflow amount of traffic, buses will run between Willow Park Baptist Church and Bearcat Stadium, and between Aledo United Methodist Church and Bearcat Stadium.
Pick-up and drop-off schedules will hold true for both Willow Park Baptist Church, located at 129 S. Ranch House Road in Aledo, and Aledo United Methodist Church, at 313 Pecan St.
City of Willow ParkWillow Park Mayor Ken Hawkins held a open forum last week (Aug. 24) to discuss with the public different city topics. Click the links below to watch video coverage of the meeting.
Part I: The Budget
Part II: A reduction in force
Part III: Road construction
Part IV: A response
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Aledo Ladycats head coach Kathy Goings talks to the team during AHS' win last week at Denton Guyer. The Ladycats will play their home opener Tuesday night against Stephenville on "Meet the Ladycats Night." At 5 p.m. children and fans can meet the Ladycats at the AHS gym.
Ladycats hope for big crowd at home opener against rival Honeybees
After almost a month on the road, the Aledo Ladycats volleyball team will play its home opener at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, against Stephenville.
It is also "Meet the Ladyacts Night" which begins at 5 p.m. as children and fans can get autographs from the Ladycats.
Aledo ISD taxpayers passed the Saturday, Aug. 28 tax ratification election (TRE) by a 1,834-241 total count which will lead to staff and teacher’s getting back their five percent pay cut from last year’s salary reductions and add $3.5 million in revenue to the district.
Reductions and staff cuts at Aledo ISD were made last school year due to a state funding formula implemented in 2006 that crippled school districts across the state, along with the fact that a Nov. 2009 TRE failed to pass.
Lawmakers, however, did put in place the taxpayers right to shift funds from interest and sinking to maintenance and operations funds with the passing of a TRE.
Aledo ISD superintendent Don Daniel thanked the community for its support in passing the TRE.