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Legacy of Men

March 7, 2011 by Randy Keck

Web Exclusive

Randy Keck/The Community NewsTCU Head Football Coach Gary Patterson, NFL Hall of Fame member Bob Lilly and Aledo Head Football Coach Tim Buchanan were presented recognition for being on a panel discussion during the "Legacy of Men" Awards Breakfast Monday morning, March 7.

Story by Randy Keck/The Community News

Aledo Head Football Coach Tim Buchanan was a member of a three-man panel during the "Legacy of Men" Awards Breakfast today (March 7). The panel, moderated by television personality Scott Murray, also included TCU Head Coach Gary Patterson and "Mr. Cowboy" Bob Lilly.

Guys and Dolls takes the stage this week

February 8, 2011 by Randy Keck

Randy Keck/The Community NewsThe Aledo High School Theatre Department's production of Guys & Dolls takes the stage this week at the AHS Auditorium. Performance times and dates are Friday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. Ticket prices are: Adult $12, Students $10, Children $8. They can be purchased in the Theatre Room at the High School, or can be reserved by calling 817-441- 5139.

Update: Ladycat and Bearcat Home Games Monday and Tuesday

February 4, 2011 by Steve Keck


Monday, Feb.7 Home Games

5 p.m. Ladycats vs. Byron Nelson….JV Boys Vs. Byron Nelson in Gym 2
6:30 p.m. Bearcats vs. Byron Nelson…..JV Girls vs. Byron Nelson in Gym 2

Boswell Games Make-up TBD

Tuesday, Feb. 8

6 p.m. Ladycats vs. Azle
7:30 p.m. Bearcats vs. Azle

Please check this website for updates.

Aledo Youth Basketball Games Cancelled Saturday

February 3, 2011 by Steve Keck

Message from Aledo Youth League Board

All games scheduled for this Saturday are cancelled due to the icy weather.

There are a number of safety issues outside of our roadways that factored into this including (1) all AISD campuses have had their heat turned off to save energy and gyms are freezing cold (2) all parking lots are like ice rinks (3) walkways to and from the gyms are extremely dangerous and have not been cleared.

Forecast is saying by noon on Saturday we should finally be above freezing but in all likelihood it will take several more hours before the majority of the ice is melted and half of our games on Saturday are before noon.

Practices will resume on Monday 2/7/11 at the regularly scheduled times and dates for each team respectively.

Ghost town

February 1, 2011 by Randy Keck

Submit your snow and ice photos for this week's newspaper.

Randy Keck/The Community News: Downtown Aledo looking south from Vandagriff Elementary School.

Ice and snow immobilized much of east Parker County today. With the closing of schools, some local youths braved the cold and gusts for some winter recreation.

Click here to submit your snow and ice photos for this week's issue of The Community News.

Message to Aledo Lion's Youth Basketball....Support our Bearcats and Ladycats

January 25, 2011 by Steve Keck

Aledo Lion’s Youth has over 700 Players

We get a lot of communication from our league because the Aledo Youth Basketball League has a lot of coordinating to do with Aledo ISD. The school district and our league directors have been extremely cooperative in getting us gym time, assisting the program, and working on developing players who will eventually be playing at Aledo High School.

There is absolutely no reason our basketball programs can’t reach the same level of excellence of our football team, volleyball team, and soccer teams. One of my jobs is writing sports for The Community News. Our Ladycats are now 23-2 and ranked # 4 in the state.


Share your good news

December 13, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Dominic Genetti/The Community News Do you know anyone who has a great story to tell? Let us know at The Community News we're putting our annual Good News Issue together and we want to share local stories that can gain a lot of interest.

Twins Haley and Hannah Loftin (pictured above) will be featured in this year's issue. Send us more ideas at or call us at 817-441-7661.

Christmas Tyme in Aledo 2010

December 4, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Randy Keck/The Community News: Rylan and Rhett Thomas visited with Santa Claus at Christmas Tyme in Aledo Saturday night, Dec. 4. Click on the photo to visit our photo gallery from the event.

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:

HarvestFest moves to Willow Park City Hall

November 9, 2010 by Randy Keck

HarvestFest, a semi-private trunk show, has been moved from the Willow Park Community Center to Willow Park City Hall due to road construction on STagecoach Trail. The show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 13 at 516 Ranch House Road.

HarvestFest was scheduled due to the cancellation of the city’s ParkFest in October, and will feature about a dozen veteran vendors. Besides home-based businesses, there will be several arts and crafts vendors as well as the East Parker County Genealogy and Historical Society offering Susan Karnes’ recent book, “Around Aledo.”

There will be plenty of Christmas gift ideas, stocking stuffers, and gifts. Entertainment will be provided by Andrew Jones, and refreshments will be available, as well as a $100 gift basket door prize.

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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