In the late afternoon the Willow Park Mayor addressed his decision to remove citizen comments from the agenda of city council meetings, but by Monday evening had come up with a solution to give what he called the correct procedure.
For the past two months, March and April, Hawkins used his mayoral power to remove the citizen comment portion of the city council agenda. The reason, he said, was because citizens were not addressing current agenda items.
Special to The Community News: Casey RossCasey Ross of Willow Park, a junior at The University of Texas at Tyler, was a member of the UT Tyler American Society of Civil Engineering Student Chapter that won several awards during the 2010 ASCE Texas-Mexico Regional Concrete Canoe Competition held in Austin.
With this year’s canoe entry, “The Force,”the 20-member team placed second overall in competition out of 10 teams, besting universities
such as Texas Tech University, Texas A&M University, UT Austin and UT El Paso. UT Tyler received second place in oral presentation, third place in technical design report, third in women’s endurance race, which Ross participated in, and first in the men’s endurance race.
The Aledo High School UIL academic team had three first-place individual finishes and four teams placing first this past Friday and Saturday (April 23-24) at the Region I UIL academic meet in San Angelo.
Also, AHS had six other individuals and one team qualify for the state meet with second and third place finishes.
AHS' One-Act play (Rimers of Eldritch) advanced to state competition, and Derek Shepherd was selected as the regional meet's 'Best Actor." Earning all-star cast from Aledo were Megan Lyles and Logan Rodgers, with Andrea Millard earning an honorable mention.
The District 6-4A softball co-champion Aledo Ladycats will face Little Elm, the third seed from District 5-4A, in a Class 4A, Region I best-of-three bi-district playoffs series beginning Friday, April 30.
Game 1 will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Little Elm, while game 2 is set for Saturday (May 1) at 3 p.m. at Aledo.
Game 3, if necessary, will be played at 7 p.m. Monday, May 3, at Texas Women's University in Denton.
The winner of the series will take on the winner of the Arlington Heights/Granbury series in the area championship.
Coming back from a 1-2 start in District 6-4A action, the Aledo Ladycats completed district play by winning their 11th game in a row to clinch a share of the district championship after a 12-0 victory over Mineral Wells Friday night (April 23) at Mineral Wells.
The win gives the Ladycats a 12-2 district mark and 19-10 record overall. The Ladycats will share the district title with Birdville. The Lady Hawks defeated Brewer tonight to raise its 6-4A record to 12-2.
Brann strikes out nine in Ladycats' 13-0 win over Lady Riders
Aledo senior pitcher Austin Vassberg limited Saginaw to just three hits while striking out three with one walk to lead the Bearcats to a 14-1 win over Saginaw Wednesday night in a District 6-4A contest at Saginaw.
The win raises the Bearcats' district record to 9-3. AHS will play next at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 23, at Mineral Wells.
Before Vassberg ever touched the mound the Bearcats gave the lefty a double-digit lead as Aledo scored 11 runs in the top of the first inning.
The Bearcats sent up 15 batters in the opening frame and swatted six hits and patiently worked four walks. All nine players in the batting order scored in the inning, with Lawton Rinker and Rylan Riney scoring twice.
Ladycats shoot 351 to finish in 4th place at regional tournament
Coming into Tuesday's final round at the Region I golf tournament in San Angelo, the Aledo Bearcats needed to make up two strokes to have a chance to be one of two qualifiers for the Class 4A state tournament.
However, after shooting 306 in the opening round, the Bearcats came back today at Quicksand Golf Course and finished with a 313 in the second round for a 36-hole total of 619 that left them in third place behind runner-up Arlington Heights (614) and tournament-winner Wolfforth Frenship (597). Both Heights and Frenship will advance to the state tournament in Austin.