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Ladycats fall to Grapevine, split in weekend tournament

March 1, 2012 by Randy Keck

Elizabeth Vann-Stenzler/The Community News: Alex Cook goes to the plate for the Ladycats during Aledo tournament action last weekend.
By Elizabeth Vann-Stenzler
The Community News

On Tuesday, Feb. 21 the Aledo varsity softball team lost to Grapevine 3-1

Last year this same team beat Aledo 22-10.

“We played well,” said Coach Jeff Lemons.

Going into the game the ‘Cats were 2-2 for the early season. They had beaten Haltom 6-2 and Trinity 9-0 the previous week in the Birdville Tournament.

Grapevine was undefeated going into the game.

The Ladcats’ Allie Arneson #6 had a double in the game and Megan Mason #15, the designated hitter, hit two singles. Kacie Brann, the senior pitcher, who has signed with Angelo State, had a single and an RBI. Alex Cook #9 had a hit, and Tori Gore, a sophomore, scored a run.

“We scored in the sixth, left the bases loaded and needed one hit to make this a completely different game,” Coach Lemons said.

The Ladycats won three of their six games last weekend at their tournament in Aledo. The teams that competed were A&M Consolidated (5A), Grapevine (5A), Aledo (4A), Lake Dallas (4A), Northwest (5A), Arlington Bowie (5A) and Graham (3A).

The tournament opened up with Aledo beating A&M Consolidated 9-5 on Thursday.

Later the Ladycats lost to Grapevine 14-13.

Green River Ordinance releases new album

March 1, 2012 by Randy Keck

Special to The Community News
Green River Ordinance released their new album, ‘Under Fire,’ on Feb. 28. This is the third full-length studio album for the multi-talented quintet, which includes Jamey Ice (guitar, banjo, mandolin), Josh Jenkins (vocals, guitar, piano), Joshua Wilkerson (guitar, keyboard/piano, vocals), Denton Hunker (drums, percussion) and Geoff Ice (bass, vocals). Jenkins and Wilkerson are graduates of Aledo High School.

GRO’s new single “Heart of Me” is available for a free download. Additionally, crowd favorite “Dancing Shoes” continues to gain popularity with nearly 300,000 views (and counting) on YouTube.  The track was also the #3 most-played song on Sirius/XM’s The Highway last week. 
"Green River Ordinance is the real deal,” said Mark Edwards, Program Director for CBS Radio. “The band has an incredible sound, they're real showmen, and their songs really move people. I'm looking forward to playing their music for many years to come."

The band will kick off an extensive North American tour on March 29 in Houston, crossing the country with special guest Graham Colton. They will be in Dallas on March 30.

For more information, visit

Upcoming activities for free & cheap

February 28, 2012 by Megan Parks

IHOP Pancake Day Celebration
Feb. 28

National Pancake Day means FREE Pancakes for you!
You will get a free short stack of Buttermilk pancakes. In return for the free pancakes, guests are asked to consider leaving a donation for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and other designated local charities.

Kids are bringing home report cards Friday, March 2nd

So I have called around to the businesses in our area and here are some that will reward our kids for A/B Honor Roll and get FREE items March 2-9

McDonald-Willow Park- free ice cream
Brookshires-Willow Park- Free cookie from the bakery
ATA Karate- Willow Park-2 week free trail
CiCi’s Pizza- White Settlement- Free Kids Meal

Avon is offering an end of February sale
Buy now and receive 10 percent off any purchase of $25 or more at Avon. There is a lot of cute stuff out right now, and it's a great time to buy. Give me a call at 817-881-1867

The movie rental boxes are offering 1 free game night rental from 2/26-3/1 if you order the game online!

Spring Break Wonders
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
March 13-16

Bearcats fall to Trimble Tech in Bi-District bid

February 21, 2012 by Randy Keck

Randy Keck/The Community News: Matt Bishop led the Bearcats Tuesday night with 14 points.

The Aledo Bearcats made it to the playoffs for the first time in four years, and for a while gave the state's number three ranked Trimble Tech Bulldogs all the game they wanted in a bi-district playoff game Tuesday night at Haltom City.

In a classic case of the game being closer than the final score (61-39), Aledo led after one quarter, 13-12, and midway through the second quarter went ahead 19-13 before the Bulldogs started battling back.

See the Feb. 24 issue of The Community News for full coverage of the game. Click on the photo above for a gallery from the game.

1Q - Aledo 13, Tech 12
2Q - Tech 23, Aledo 21
3Q - Tech 35, Aledo 27
4Q - Tech 61, Aledo 39

Hudson Oaks City Council Agenda for 2/23/2012

February 21, 2012 by Katie Martinez

City of Hudson Oaks
210 North Lakeshore Drive
Hudson Oaks, Texas 76087
Joint Planning & Zoning Commission-City Council Meeting
and Regular City Council Meeting
Thursday, February 23, 2012

1. Call to order
a. Planning & Zoning Commission
b. City Council

2. Public Hearings regarding Ordinance 2012-01, adopting the City of Hudson Oaks Comprehensive Plan
a. Planning & Zoning Commission
b. City Council

3. P & Z recommendation on Ordinance 2012-01, adopting the City of Hudson Oaks Comprehensive Plan

4. City Council consideration of Ordinance 2012-01 adopting the City of Hudson Oaks Comprehensive Plan

5. Adjournment
a. Planning & Zoning Commission
b. City Council

CITY COUNCIL SESSION 7:00 P.M. (or immediately after Joint Session)

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.

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.

Ladycats fall at Area

February 17, 2012 by Randy Keck

The Aledo Ladycats fell to Arlington Seguin Friday night in the area championship basketball game, 49-44. More details will be available in the Feb. 24 issue of The Community News..

Fire fighting on Terrace Ct.

February 16, 2012 by Randy Keck

Randy Keck/The Community News: Firefighters from Aledo and several surrounding departments battled a house fire Thursday morning off of FM 5.Full details of the fire will be published in the Feb. 24 issue of The Community News.

Video from the Aledo Volunteer Fire Dept:

Boys Basketball Bi-District set

February 15, 2012 by Randy Keck

The Aledo Bearcats basketball team will play Trimble Tech in bi-district action at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21 at Thomas Coliseum in Haltom City. The game will be the second of a two-playoff set: Timber Creek will play Arlington Heights at 6 p.m.

Girls Basketball Area Playoff set

February 15, 2012 by Randy Keck

The Aledo Ladycats will play Arlington Sequin in the Area Playoff basketball game at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17 at Mansfield High School.

Canion named Big 12 Pitcher of the Week

February 15, 2012 by Randy Keck

Screenshot of Baylor Web Site

Aledo High School graduate Whitney Canion was named Big 12 Big 12 Pitcher of the Week for the sixth time. Click on the image above for more information.

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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