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Parker County Red Cross offers ‘Top Ten’ Fire Safety Tips as Thanksgiving nears

November 22, 2010 by Randy Keck

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the Chisholm Trail Chapter encourages families to prevent kitchen fires by taking some basic safety measures. In the U.S., Thanksgiving is the peak day for cooking fires, 90 percent of which are caused by unattended cooking.

“We all think of Thanksgiving as a time for family, good food and football, but it’s also prime time for cooking fires,” said Teresa Filkins, Community Development and Resource Manager at the Parker County Branch. “Taking a few simple precautions can help everyone have a safe and happy holiday.”

To keep Thanksgiving fire-free, the public should follow these ten tips:

Blowers nominated for Rudy Award

November 22, 2010 by Randy Keck

James Albritton/SaltForkImages.com: Rob Blowers makes a tackle in the Area Championship game against Waco. He has been nominated for a High School Rudy Award.

Aledo senior Rob Blowers has been nominated for the Rudy Award, The High School Football Rudy Awards honor inspirational football players who best define what Daniel 'Rudy' Ruettiger refers to as the "The Four C’s": Character, Courage, Contribution and Commitment. Ruettiger was the subject of a hit movie about his experience playing for Notre Dame.

To vote for Rob online, visit the following link: http://highschoolrudyawards.com/nominees/485/Robert_Blowers.aspx

Regional Football Playoff Information

November 20, 2010 by Randy Keck

Hereford Whitefaces (Home) vs. Aledo Bearcats (Visitor)
Date: Friday, November 26, 2010
Site: Mustang Bowl, Sweetwater, TX
Game Time: 7:00pm

Ticket Information
Pre sell Adult: $8
Pre sell Student: $4
All Tickets at the Gate: $8
Passes Accepted: District 5-AAAA, District 3-AAAA, THSCA

Mustang Bowl
1205 Ragland
Sweetwater, Texas 79556
Link to directions: http://www.texasbob.com/stadium/stadium.php?id=993

Aledo beats Waco High 70-35

November 19, 2010 by Anonymous

Bearcat StadiumBearcat StadiumDue to malfunctions in multimedia equipment, we are unable to provide video coverage of tonight's game.

Story By Steve Keck
Blog By Dominic Genetti

The Aledo Bearcats will advance to the Division II-4A Regionals for Region 1 after defeating the Waco Lions 70-35 at Bearcat Stadium Friday Night.

Junior star running back Johnathan Gray rushed for 212 yards and scored six touchdowns for Aledo. Fellow junior and starting quarterback Matt Bishop completed nine of 12 passes for 181 yards and two touchdowns. Bishop also rushed for 83 yards on nine carries.

Justin Breshears caught three passes for 92 yards and two touchdowns.

Leads sought in local burglary

November 19, 2010 by Randy Keck

Parker County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division is investigating a convenience store burglary which occurred early Thursday morning.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said deputies responded to the call just before 1 a.m. in the 13100 block of White Settlement Road in Parker County. The suspects forcefully entered the store by shattering a front window, display cases, stole several thousand dollars worth of cigarettes and other tobacco products and damaging the building.

Stacking up for a record

November 18, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Dominic Genetti/The Community News: Drew Dunson, a third-grader at Vandagriff Elementary School, goes for a cup stacking record during gym class. Students in each grade will be taking a shot at the world record throughout the day and try to beat the mark set in the Guinness Book of World Records.

'Once Upon a Mattress' this weekend

November 17, 2010 by Randy Keck

lLinda Bagwell/Special to The Community News: Ladies-in Waiting KENDALL VANDRLL and BONNIE BLEDSOE on the left and ASHLEY GILBERT and KEAH KENNEY on the right, surround LANA ROBERTSON as Queen Aggravain in Weatherford College rehearsals for "Once Upon a Mattress."lLinda Bagwell/Special to The Community News: Ladies-in Waiting KENDALL VANDRLL and BONNIE BLEDSOE on the left and ASHLEY GILBERT and KEAH KENNEY on the right, surround LANA ROBERTSON as Queen Aggravain in Weatherford College rehearsals for "Once Upon a Mattress."

Weatherford College’s production of Once Upon a Mattress is sure to bring smiles to everyone who attends.

“This is one of the most fun musicals you will ever, ever see in your entire life. It is an energy-packed musical with the perfect cast  - a combination of College and community. Children will love it, adults will love it! Don’t miss it! Be early to get a good seat,” said Director Nancy McVean.

Ladycats vs. Birdville-Richland: Nov. 16

November 16, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Aledo BasketballAledo BasketballFollow the Ladycats here as they take on the Richland Lady Rebs. Latest updates will be at the top. Refresh your page often.

Read the full story Friday in the print edition of The Community News.

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Fourth Quarter: 62-34 Ladycats win.

Injury time out. 55-26 Aledo.

Time out Aledo. 7:32 on the clock. 51-26 Ladycats.

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Third Quarter: End of the quarter. 51-26 Aledo. Mittie hit a three-pointer with 8.2 seconds on the clock.

Time out Aledo. 43-22 Ladycats. Kim Young for Richland has scored all of the points for the Lady Rebs in the quarter thus far.

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* CORRECTED * Willow Park City Council meeting: Nov. 15

November 15, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Willow ParkWillow ParkThe newest information will be at the top of the page

Meeting adjourned.

Executive Session
No Action.

New Business

*Alderman announces that he will be resigning. It will be official next Monday at a special meeting.*

M. The official city newspaper of the City of Willow Park.
-"It's not a question of winning and losing," Hawkins said.
-"We (the council) work collectively," Hawkins. "This is obviously a charged topic."
-A switch to the Weatherford Democrat is in the "best interests" of the city.
- Hawkins says it is the right move and commends Erin Cooper and Lori Cope, former reporters.

BEARCAT PLAYOFF FOOTBALL

November 15, 2010 by Randy Keck

Waco Lions vs. Aledo Bearcats

Friday, Nov. 19, 2010
7:30 p.m.
Bearcat Stadium in Aledo

Pre-sale Ticket Prices
Adults: $8
Students: $4
All tickets are $9 at the gate

ALL SEATS ARE GENERAL ADMISSION
PARKING $5
NO RESERVED PARKING

Sports Calendar

Thursday, August 28

  • AHS Varsity at Volleypalozza Varsity Tournament through Aug. 30, times TBA

  • AHS JV at Joshua, 4:00 p.m.

Friday, August 29

  • Trinity Christian Academy JH at Fort Worth Academy, 5:00 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Cedar Park at Baylor University's McLane Stadium, Waco, Texas, 7:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity vs. Granbury Cornerstone at Aledo Middle School, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 30

  • AHS at Marcus I Invitational, North Lakes Park, Denton, Texas 76201, 7:00 a.m.

Tuesday, September 2

  • AHS Varsity at Burleson Centennial, 3:30 p.m.

  • AHS at Denton Guyer;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 4

  • AHS JV vs. Burleson Centennial at Aledo, 4:00 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JH at Johnson County Sports Association, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, September 5

  • AHS at Colleyville Heritage;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JV at Christian Life Prep, 5:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity at Faustina Academy, 7:00 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Bishop Amat at Aledo Bearcat Stadium, 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 6

  • AHS 9th A and 9th B at Chisholm Trail Freshman Tournament, times TBA

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