Life and Community
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.
Aledo ISD released the following statement in regards to a temporary closing of old Bearcat Stadium on the campus of Aledo Middle School:
On October 19th, a routine inspection of the base of the stadium light poles at the Middle School Stadium revealed weaknesses in several bolts that anchor the poles into their concrete foundations.
In light of this discovery, the district has decided to take all safety precautions by closing the stadium grounds until the light poles can be taken down, assessed by an engineer, and the foundations repaired in alignment with all appropriate safety standards.
All students, staff and community members who use the Middle School Stadium should stay off the premises until repairs have been completed and the stadium has been re-opened.
The second annual Texas Native Plant Week is October 18 - 24 and the Native Plant Society of Texas encourages the public to celebrate by learning about the wonders of native plants.
Native plants are a good choice whether you are planting a tree, shrub, flowers, vines or grasses because they are acclimated to your local conditions and soils, provide habitat for wildlife, typically require less water and maintenance once established, and do not rely on chemical fertilizers and pesticides to thrive.
These homegrown plants also give us a sense of place and help maintain the region’s wide variety of flora and fauna.
Aledo High School's Bearcat Regiment marching band earned a straight Division I rating today at UIL competition at Elk Stadium in Burleson.
It is the 16th consecutive year Bearcat Regiment has earned a Division I rating in UIL competition.
All three judges at the competition graded the Bearcat Regiment with Division I marks.
This year, Class 4A bands earning Division I ratings do not advance to area competition. Last year, Classes 4A, 2A and 1A advanced to the area round and beyond.
Randy Keck/The Community News: The 10th annual Run for Mission at Aledo United Methodist Church took off this morning. Proceeds from the event benefit youth mission projects at the church.
Anyone needing to check blood pressure, cholesterol levels, vision, sight, and just about any other type of health screening – plus get a flu shot – will have the opportunity this Friday, Oct. 15, as the second annual Health Fair, sponsored by the Weatherford College Allied Health Department, kicks off at 7 a.m.
Organized by the WC chapter of the National Student Nursing Association, the fair brought in more than 300 people last year, and Marc Wilson, president of the NSNA, said that many and more are expected this year.
Tony Eierdam/The Community News
The Burkburnett High School band leads off the afternoon at the 'Fifth Annual Unleash The Sound Marching Festival' at Bearcat Stadium. Competition in color guard, percussion and marching band will be ongoing all afternoon. Finals will begin at 7 p.m., with the Bearcat Regiment and the TCU band giving performances a little after 9:30 p.m. while judges add up scores. Proceeds from the event benefit the Aledo High School Bearcat Regiment.
Tony Eierdam/The Community News
The Texas Tech Red Raider band is shown practicing this afternoon at Bearcat Stadium. The band chose Aledo High School as its practice site in preparation for tomorrow's Tech/Baylor game, which will kickoff at 11 a.m. at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.
The Texas Tech Red Raider Band will be rehearsing from noon to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 8, at Bearcat Stadium.
The Red Raiders football team is playing Baylor at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at the Cotton Bowl. The Tech band - which includes several Bearcat Regiment alumni - will arrive a day early and rehearse in Aledo.
"Take off work and come hear one of the largest collegiate bands in the nation," Aledo Band Booster Club president Barry Brown said. "They are good; and they are loud!"