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August 13, 2015 by Randy Keck

In the August 14 issue of The Community News, an error was found that was too late to correct in a story about the Aledo ISD school tax rate.

The offending paragraph is toward the end of the article, with corrections as indicated:

"The bottom line is that the administration will ask the board to approve an overall I&S tax rate of about .43, which translates to an increase of about $430 per year on a home valued at $100,000. For the “average” home in the Aledo ISD, estimated to be $238,000, the debt service rate increase would be about $1,023 per year.

The actual increase would be about $180 per year on a $100,000 home, or about $428 on the average home.

We regret the error

We are a community

July 1, 2015 by Randy Keck

The reaction to a column in another newspaper last week led me to think about our community, and how it was so misinterpreted by someone who moved into Parker County to publish a newspaper.

I have come to know Parker County in whole, and Aledo in particular, over 20 years of publishing The Community News. And the number one word that comes to me when I think of where I live is “community.”

Woven into the word and into the very fabric of where we live is “unity.”

Administrative error led to excessive rainfall

June 1, 2015 by Randy Keck

After publication of this column last week, I was asked to share it online. I originally wrote it in 2007, but it seemed applicable to the last few weeks. I hope you enjoy.

Rainfall for 2015 has been WAY above average, especially after the last few years of drought, and I decided that a good investigative reporter ought to be able to find out why. But where do you go to check for such things?

I found the answers I was looking for at the Rainfall Division of the Heavenly Office of Answered Prayers (HOAP). Don’t ask me how I reached them – it’s a confidential source.

Bearcat Football will open new Baylor Stadium

March 4, 2014 by bearcat4life

The defending Class 4A II state champions Aledo Bearcats will play the 2012 4A II champions Cedar Park, on August 29th for the first football game at the new McLane Stadium in Waco.

Bearcats coach Tim Buchanan confirmed Tuesday.

Family pet is missing and we need your help

December 18, 2013 by bearcat4life

Our cat slipped outside on Tuesday and she is still missing. Our home backs up to Quail Run in Deer Creek Estates. Her fur is Orange and she will answer to any name if you have food.

She is an indoor cat but she still has her claws. I just went door to door on Quail Run with no luck.

We are hoping that a nice family saw her and took her in knowing that her family is looking for her.

If you have any information please call me at 817-925-2993

Aledo Orange Team

September 12, 2013 by bearcat4life

End of the 1st half Aledo Black 56 Richland Rebels 14. The black defense has 2 scores.

Aledo Orange Team

September 12, 2013 by bearcat4life

Aledo intercepts and goes in from 12, Aledo 35
Rebels 6 8:16 2nd quarter

Aledo Orange Team

September 12, 2013 by bearcat4life

Aledo scores on a 48 yard bomb, Aledo 27-Rebels 6 0:21 1st Quarter

Aledo Orange Team

September 12, 2013 by bearcat4life

Richland runs 71 yards on kick off for a touchdown, 2pt no good, Aledo 21 Rebels 6 1:16 1st quarter

Aledo Black Freshman Score

September 12, 2013 by bearcat4life

Bridges from 10 yards out, 21-0 1:31 1st

Sports Calendar

Friday, February 12

  • AHS vs. Granbury at AHS;

    Varsity- 6:30 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

    9th A- 5 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Birdville HS Tournament; all day

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats at Granbury; 6 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Granbury; 7:45 p.m.

Saturday, February 13

  • AHS at Lake Dallas Scrimmage;

    JV- 4 p.m.

    Freshman- 12 p.m.

  • AHS Ladycats Scrimmage vs. Weatherford at AHS;

    Varsity- 12:30 p.m.

    JV- 11 a.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Lake Dallas at AHS Scrimmage; 12 p.m.

Monday, February 15

  • AHS JV vs. Burleson at AHS; 7:30 p.m.

  • AHS JV Ladycats vs. Burleson at AHS; 6 p.m.

Tuesday, February 16

  • AHS at Cleburne;

    Varsity- 6:30 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

    9th A- 5 p.m.

  • AHS JV at South Hills JV Tournament at McLeland; all day

  • AHS at South Grand Prairie Scrimmage;

    JV 4:30 p.m.

    Freshman- 7 p.m.

  • AHS Ladycats at Mansfield Summit;

    Varsity- 7 p.m.

    JV- 5:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. South Grand Prarie at AHS Scrimmage; 4:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats vs. Cleburne at AHS; 6 p.m.

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