Randy Keck/The Community News: Aledo's Bronte Frank wrestles for position under the boards in the Ladycats' victory over Southwest on Monday.
The Aledo Ladycats defeated Southwest 58-37 in bi-district basketball. Aledo led 46-25 at the end of the third quarter. The 'Cats led 28-19 at the half after leading 17-8 at the end of the first quarter. Read the full story in the Feb. 17 issue of The Community News. Check this site for upcoming playoff schedules.
Click on the photo above for a gallery of images from the game
The District 5-4A undefeated Aledo Ladycats will play Fort Worth Southwest High School for the bi-district championship at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13 at Burleson High School. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students. Aledo will be the home team.
Special to The Community News: Hank Minor holds Sandra Leeman, who accidentally gets knocked for a loop, as Scott Campbell and John Cobb look on, in “Man With The Pointed Toes,” running through Feb. 19 at Theatre Off the Square.
“Man With the Pointed Toes,” described as a male version of “My Fair Lady, for the ranch set, continues at Theatre Off the Square in Weatherford.
The comedy tells the story of Tom Coterel, a shy, backwards cowboy who suddenly becomes rich when oil is discovered on his ranch. Soon a gold-digging debutante comes to call and Tom falls head over heels for her. When Tom hires a tutor to help him get some “culcher,” all sorts of mayhem breaks loose.
Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. Reservations may be made by calling 817-341-8687 or by visiting https://buy.ticketstothecity.com/venue.php?org_id=88. Tickets for Friday and Saturday evenings are $12 or $10 for seniors and students. Sunday matinee tickets are $9. Theatre off the Square is located at 114 N. Denton in Weatherford.
Special to The Community NewsFriends of the Weatherford Public Library recently drew for the winner of a beautiful quilt donated by the Bluebonnet Quilt Bee. Reta Kinyon was the winner. A total of 1,823 tickets were sold and raised $1,541 for the library. Shown are (front row, from left) Katherine Dykes, Gail Greenfield and Reta Kinyon and (back row) Donna Napier, Donna Stewart, Peggy Bull and Betty Nuss.
Special to The Community News
Recently some Aledo students decided they would make it a habit to wave at every Aledo bus driver as they passed. They were impressed at how often driver Peggy Kennedy waved back, and then she started waving first as she recognized their car. The students chose to paint the pictured sign to tell her. Old buildings and sign space in Aledo have been painted and repainted for years and years. But this may be the first time an Aledo ISD bus driver has received kudos on one! Mrs. Kennedy, driver of bus 22, has driven for the District for more than five years. Always smiling and friendly, Peggy often waves to those she passes, and they often wave back.
Peggy was surprised to see the pictured sign, and even more surprised it wasn’t painted by the riders on her bus. Gabe and Joel Bogdanoff, and friends Brittany Cranford and Kelly Mintor, enjoy their daily enchanges with Mrs. Kennedy and other drivers around town.
Mrs. Kennedy is just one of the smiling faces behind the wheel of Aledo buses. Give them a wave!
Love is in the air this month with a lot of free Valentine’s-related activities for the kids.
Valentines keepsake box
Home Depot Kids workshop
9 a.m.-12N, Saturday, Feb. 4
Designed for kids ages 5-12, the workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement.
For more information or the location nearest you, visit www.homeimproverclub.com/kidsworkshops
Drawing from the Collection
Modern Art Museum
2-3:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 5
This exciting gallery program for children between the ages of five and 12 is led by an artist who takes participants through informal drawing exercises in relation to works in the collection.
Children under the age of six must be accompanied by an adult during the program. Bring a sketchbook and pencils or purchase materials in The Modern Shop.
Attendance is limited. A sign-up sheet is located at the front desk; early arrival is encouraged. www.themodern.org/children
Modern Art Museum
4-4:45 p.m., Wednesday Feb. 8 & 15
This program for families with young children is led by a docent and includes a gallery project designed by the education department.
Both the tour and project focus on a few works in the Modern's collection.
NBC 5 will present the Aledo Bearcat football team with the NBC 5 Inside High School Football Team of the Year Award during half time of the boys varsity basketball game Friday, Feb. 3.
Go support the Ladycat and Bearcat basketball teams as they take on Boswell at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m, then celebrate with the football team as they receive the Team of the Year Award.
New University Interscholastic alignments announced today put Aledo in a totally new district with a definitely "metro" feel. Goodbye Springtown, Azle, Byron Nelson and Brewer. Hello Fort Worth.
Beginning next season, Aledo will compete in athletics and other competitions in District 7-4A, and the district alignment includes the following:
FORT WORTH ARLINGTON HEIGHTS HS
FORT WORTH SOUTH HILLS HS
FORT WORTH SOUTHWEST HS
FORT WORTH TRIMBLE TECH HS
FORT WORTH WESTERN HILLS HS
FORT WORTH WYATT HS
Arch rival Stephenville moved down to 3A and Lake Travis moved up to 5A.
More on the new alignment, and local reaction, will be in the Feb. 10 issue of The Community News.
A full list of the new UIL alignments follows:
2012-14 Reclassification & Realignment Information
Conference 5A: 2090 and above, 245 schools
Conference 4A: 1005-2089, 250 schools
Conference 3A: 450-1004, 190 schools
Conference 2A: 200-449, 235 schools
Conference 1A: 199 and below, 390 basketball schools, 168 Eleven-Man Football schools, 138 Six-Man Football schools
2012-14 Official Football and 2012-13 Official Basketball District Alignments
EL PASO AMERICAS HS
EL PASO BEL AIR HS
EL PASO CORONADO HS
EL PASO EASTWOOD HS
EL PASO EL DORADO HS
EL PASO FRANKLIN HS
EL PASO MONTWOOD HS
EL PASO SOCORRO HS
ABILENE COOPER HS
LUBBOCK CORONADO HS
MIDLAND LEE HS
ODESSA PERMIAN HS
SAN ANGELO CENTRAL HS
ARLINGTON BOWIE HS
Special to The Community NewsHudson Oaks Mayor Pat Deen presented the Key to the City to Aledo ISD Superintendent Dan Manning at the regular city council meeting on Jan. 26. The city council was honoring the accomplishments of the Bearcats football team and the student population at AISD.
Deen said the presentation was the first time Hudson Oaks had ever presented the Key to the CIty to anyone.
The proclamation from the city reads as follows:
Aledo Bearcats Day
January 27, 2012
WHEREAS, the Hudson Oaks community is proud to be part of the Aledo Independent School District, and
WHEREAS, the 2011 Aledo Bearcats football team has achieved tremendous success, winning the Class 4A, Division II State Championship, and
WHEREAS, this is the fourth time in Aledo High School history that the football team has won a state championship, and the third consecutive year in which the Bearcats have done so in Class 4A, and
WHEREAS, throughout the 2011 season, Bearcats players and coaches have performed with character and embodied good sportsmanship, and
WHEREAS, this team includes a significant number of graduating seniors who have been part of an historic era in Aledo’s football program, and
WHEREAS, the entire Hudson Oaks community wants to congratulate the 2011 Aledo Bearcats football team on its proud accomplishments;
Randy Keck/The Community News: Residents from the area visited the cafeteria at McCall Elementary School on Tuesday night, Jan. 24 to see the locations of the proposed ramp changes for Interstate 20. The west-bound exits for Ranch House Road and FM 5 are planned to be moved significantly westward.
More on the story can be found in the Jan. 27 issue of The Community News.