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Celebrating Independence Day

July 4, 2013 by Randy Keck

Celebrating today I am struck by the courage, wisdom and idealism of our founders about this time of year in 1776.

Courage because they must have known that simply declaring independence didn't necessarily make it so. They were fully aware that gaining independence would involve military conflict with one of the strongest armies on the face of the earth.

Wisdom because the principles upon which are nation are founded are timeless: all men (and women) are created equal. Giving the people a voice was at the heart of what has made our country strong.

Idealism because, again, they were willing to entrust this nation to the people. Certainly the type of democracy established made allowances for representation of states and of people, they were still willing to entrust the future to what people said at the ballot box, and not through force of arms.

Freedom is a wonderful concept. Let us celebrate our freedom this day, and also remember that freedom does not come without cost or sacrifice. Many have paid a dear proice to protect and earn the freedoms we enjoy.

So let us never forget that with freedom comes responsibility – they go hand-in-hand. It is not only appropriate to enjoy our freedoms today, but to accept the responsibility of handing them over to future generations.

As the founders said at the conclusion of the Declaration of Independence, "And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor."

Welcome to Aledo Sports Blog

February 6, 2012 by Randy Keck

Welcome to Aledo Sports Blog!

The purpose of this blog is to allow local sports fans to post whatever they wish (within the bounds of good taste) pertaining to sports in Aledo.

We invite you to post opinions, questions, scores, schedules or anything else that is on-topic.

Be one of the first to post!

Give it a shot today.

A special message to our subscribers

March 11, 2011 by Randy Keck

I am writing this message to let our subscribers know that you will probably not receive your paper in the mail this week until Saturday.

The United States Post Office in Aledo has implemented a new system that caught us off guard this week. I was informed two weeks ago that under the new system, we would not be able to mail our papers after 4 p.m. on Thursday. When our papers arrived at the post office at about 3:30 yesterday, the post office refused to accept the mailing because it was after 3 p.m.

This is yet another in a growing list of new procedures over the last year that make one thing entirely clear: the post office does not want our business.

A special message to our readers in Willow Park

November 13, 2010 by Randy Keck

An item is on the agenda for the Willow Park City Council's Monday, Nov. 15 agenda regarding the city's official newspaper of record. We anticipate that at that time, the city council will vote to change the city's newspaper of record from The Community News to the Weatherford Democrat. We will attempt to have the following statement read into the record during the discussion of this issue. However, it is unclear whether the statement will be allowed, so we put it here for the historical record.


For more than 15 years The Community News has proudly served the residents of Willow Park, working harder and longer than any other news source to bring news and information about the city to its residents.

Special Commentary on Willow Park Council Meetings

September 10, 2010 by Randy Keck

Special Commentary from publisher Randy Keck:

This commentary is a highly unusual event for The Community News, but under the circumstances I felt that this information needed to be sent out before the next issue of our newspaper goes to press.

If you talk to Willow Park City Administrator Candy Scott, you may see bus tire treads running up and down her back. Another newspaper has been reporting stories that place the blame for Willow Park’s current budget problems squarely on her shoulders.

It is not the purpose of this commentary to critique the way our competitors handle their reporting; nor is it to delve into the reasons for Willow Park’s financial mess. But there is information you, as readers of either or both newspapers, should know.

Game Statistics

December 19, 2009 by Randy Keck

Game Statistics
1st Downs
Pass Yds

Fourth Quarter Recap

December 19, 2009 by Randy Keck

Aledo First & 10 at Brenham 37

Aledo Possession
1 - Gray stopped for loss of 4 (2nd & 14)
2 - Pass to Michael Mann, gain of 17 - First Down at B 26


Brenham Possession
1st & 10 at B 23
1 - 42 yard pass to Edwards to A 35

1 - Green carry to A 32 (Gain of 3, 2nd & 7)
2 - QB stopped for loss by Devin Davis (3rd & 8)
3 - New QB (Michael Buro) TD Pass to Edwards

Kickoff to Rob Blowers at the 22, returned to 36.
Aledo Possession
1 - Gray up the middle to 40, 2nd & 6
2 - Gray up the middle to 43, 3rd & 3

Third Quarter Recap

December 19, 2009 by Randy Keck

Back for the Third Quarter, with Aledo kicking off
Kick to B 7, Moore return to 22 (14 yd return)

Brenham Possession
1 - 6 yd carry, 2nd & 4
2 - Pass to Green for 14 yds, First Down at B 40

1 - 2 yard carry, 2nd & 8
2 - Incomplete pass intended for Edwards
3 - Pass to Michael Walker - measurement for 1st down, about a foot short
4 - QB Keeper for 2

1 - Troy Green stopped at line *** FLAG *** Holding on offense
(Penalty yardage to B 40) 1st & 21
1 - Screen pass - no gain (2nd & 21)
2 - Green carries to 45 (3rd & 16)
3 - Incomplete Pass (4th & 16)

Second Quarter Statistics

December 19, 2009 by Randy Keck

Halftime Statistics
1st Downs
Pass Yds

Second Quarter Recap

December 19, 2009 by Randy Keck

Aledo started the second quarter with 2nd & 9 at their own 41.

Aledo Possession
2 - Direct snap to Gray gain 3 to 43 (3rd & 7)
3 - Complete pass to Michael Mann at Brenham 45 (First Down)

1 - Gray carry to the 40 (2nd & 5)
2 - Gray on left side to Brenham 36 (inches short)
3 - GRAY TOUCHDOWN (36 Yard Run)

Kickoff to the Brenham 6, returned to 18.

Brenham Possession
1 - Broken up pass play, QB Schlottman scrambled for gain of 12 to Aledo 30.

1 - Gain of 3 (Lambert tackle)
2 - QB sacked at 23 (3rd & 17)
3 - Long pass incomplete
4 - Bad punt to Brenham 36

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, March 31

  • Aledo JV at Brock, 4:00 pm.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

Thursday, April 2

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Cleburne

  • Aledo Ladycats at Joshua, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Hughes at Burleson High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 3

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Granbury at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Granbury, 5:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, April 6

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Cleburne, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Cleburne at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game

Tuesday, April 7

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at District 8-5A Golf Tournament at Squaw Valley Golf Course, Glen Rose.

  • Aledo Middle School at District, Hall

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Burleson Centennial at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Cleburne, 7:00 pm. *District Game

Thursday, April 9

  • Aledo Varsity at District Tournament at TCU, all day

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Kerr at Aledo High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 10

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