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Parker County reinforces GOP wave

November 2, 2010 by Randy Keck

Parker County voters reflected the Republican wave in Tuesday voting around the country, only more so. GOP candidates were the recipients of 15,217 (about 85 percent) of straight-ticket voters in Parker County, and Republican candidates in individual races received anywhere from the low-70s to mid-80s in term of percentage of the vote in their races.

The least strong Republican in statewide voting appeared to be Rick Perry, who received 22,088 votes in his race against Democratic challenger Bill White's 6,978, or a percentage differential of about 73-23 percent.

Ladycats advance, face Stephenville Thursday

November 2, 2010 by Randy Keck

Story and Video By Dominic Genetti

Nerves for the first round of the playoffs were eased for the Aledo Ladycats Tuesday night as they ran away with a bi-district victory over the Fort Worth-Eastern Hills Lady Plaids at Fort Worth ISD’s Wilkerson Greines Activity Center.

All it took was three games and a bolstered defense mixed with a fast-paced offense that sealed the deal for the black and orange advancing them to the Area game against Stephenville. The Ladycats will face the Honeybees Thursday.

“We weren’t sure what all to expect,” Aledo Head Coach Kathy Goings said. “The first playoff game they’re always going to come out with jitters. Once they calmed down, they started playing better.”

Election Day in Parker County

November 2, 2010 by Randy Keck

Parker County registered voters who did not take advantage of early voting can cast ballots today, at the following locations. The appropriate voting precinct is indicated on your voter registration card. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

100 – Silver Creek Methodist – 2200 Church Road. off 730, Azle
105 – Newsome Mound Road Church of Christ – 1460 Newsome Mound Road, Springtown
110 – Crosstimbers Elementary School – 831 Jackson Trail, Azle
111 – Azle Masonic Lodge – 257 W. Main, Azle
115 – Reno City Hall – 195 W. Reno Rd., Reno
120 – First Baptist Springtown – 500 North Main, Springtown
125 – Outreach of Love Church – 3591 E. Hwy 199, Springtown
130 – Parker County NE Annex – 1020 E. Hwy 199, Springtown
135 – Friendship Baptist Church – 801 Friendship Rd., Weatherford

Trunk or Treat!

November 1, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Dominic Genetti/The Community News: Morgan Ingram, a 7th-grader at Aledo Middle School, dressed up as a clown for the annual trunk or treat at Bearcat Stadium Oct. 29. Several Aledo students and parents handed out candy from the trunks of their cars.Dominic Genetti/The Community News: Morgan Ingram, a 7th-grader at Aledo Middle School, dressed up as a clown for the annual trunk or treat at Bearcat Stadium Oct. 29. Several Aledo students and parents handed out candy from the trunks of their cars.

Aledo defeats Birdville

October 29, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Bearcat StadiumBearcat StadiumJohnathan Gray took the Aledo Bearcats' opening handoff for a 66 yard touchdown run, and the extra point gave Aledo a 7-0 lead with 19 seconds ticked off the clock.

Birdville responded with a ten play drive from their own 20, settling for a 30-yard field goal with 7:15 left in the first quarter.

The following possessions ended in interceptions, the first being a Birdville snag of a Clay Wooten pass in the Aledo end zone.

Delivery delayed

October 29, 2010 by Randy Keck

The mail delivery of this week's issue of The Community News has been unavoidably delayed by one day for this week's issue. The delay is the result of getting to press late on Thursday and extremely stringent post office regulations.

We regret the delay. The newspaper can be viewed online at the following link:

http://24.173.111.34:90/SWF/LocalUser/commnews01/Magazine560/Full/index....

Happy Birthday big sister

October 27, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Dominic Genetti/The Community News: Stormie Walker, 4 1/2, paints her sister's name, Ainslee, on one of Aledo's wooden display signs. Ainslee turns 6 on Halloween and Stormie, along with her mother, Rebecca, headed out Tuesday afternoon to show Aledo drivers that Halloween just doesn't mean candy in the Walker household.

Annetta mayor resigns

October 25, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Phil LumsdenPhil LumsdenMayor of Annetta Phil Lumsden has resigned from office and made it official last Thursday.

Hudson Oaks Mayor Pat Deen said that Lumsden wants to spend more time with his family. According to Annetta City Councilman Chester Tucker, Mayor Pro-Tem Bruce Pinckard will run the city. Tucker also said that another resignation may come in Annetta city government, but did not reveal whom it may be.

Deen will be honoring Lumsden tonight at the Hudson Oaks City Council meeting. Other area mayors and leaders, as well as citizens, are expected to attend to give the resigning mayor a proper send off.

The Hudson Oaks City Council meets tonight at 7 p.m. at Hudson Oaks City Hall, 210 N. Lakeshore.

Sheriff investigating gunshot deaths

October 24, 2010 by Randy Keck

From the Parker County Sheriff's Office

The Parker County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Division is investigating the death of two people found at a residence Friday afternoon, Oct. 22.

Sheriff Larry Fowler said the victims were said to be husband and wife and both appeared to have suffered fatal gunshot wounds. The call was placed to dispatch just after 1 p.m. Deputies responded to the 4300 block of Tin Top Road in Weatherford, where the couple was discovered in the yard of the home near a rear entrance of the residence.

A family friend was said to have visited the home to check on the welfare of the couple, found the couple and dialed 9-1-1. A handgun was found at the scene, which will be processed as evidence and submitted to a crime lab.

Ladycats slip past Azle; Goings wins 400th career match

October 22, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Tony Eierdam/The Community NewsTony Eierdam/The Community News

Aledo head coach Kathy Goings is mobbed by Hannah Loftin, Jordan Jacobs and Christa Daniel after the Ladycats defeated Azle Friday night for Goings' 400th career victory. The win raises the Ladycats district mark to 13-0.

No. 10 Ladycats come back from two-game deficit to down Lady Hornets in 5

Aledo Ladycats head coach Kathy Goings probably thought she was going to win her 400th career victory on Tuesday in Aledo's district finale at home when her team fell behind 2-0 Friday night at Azle in a District 5-4A match.

Azle, fighting for its playoff life, was the better team on the floor in the first two games, downing the Ladycats by counts of 25-21, 25-14.

Sports Calendar

Friday, September 19

  • AHS Varsity Boys Black at Bart Granger Memorial, Pecan Valley GC through Sept. 20

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

  • Trinity Christian Academy JV vs. CHANT - Christian Homeschool Athletes of North Texas at Aledo Middle School, 5:30 p.m.

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

Saturday, September 20

  • Aledo Middle School, A Team Tournament at Weatherford Hall, times TBD

  • AHS 9th A and 9th B at Keller Central 9th grade Tournament, times TBA

  • AHS at Marcus II Invitational, Westlake Park in Hickory Creek, Texas 75065, 7:30 a.m.

Monday, September 22

  • Week of Sept. 22, Aledo Middle School at Burleson Hughes

Tuesday, September 23

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

  • Aledo Middle School at Granbury Acton MS;
    8C, 5:00;
    8B, 6:00;
    8A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Granbury Acton MS at Aledo MS;
    7C, 5:00;
    7B, 6:00;
    7A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

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

Wednesday, September 24

  • Aledo Middle School JHG, JHB at Aledo Meet McAnally, 4:45 p.m.

Thursday, September 25

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

  • Trinity Christian Academy JV at Lakeland Academy, 4:30 p.m. *District Game

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