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Parker County residents are invited to take part in welcoming families from around the country for the annual Snowball Express.
Snowball Express, an event held for the families of American service men and women who have died on active duty since Sept. 11, 2001, will be making its way through Parker County Saturday, Dec. 13.
Citizens are encouraged to line their travel route to pay tribute to the families.
"We need to support these children who will never spend another Christmas morning with their parent again. May we never forget the ultimate sacrifice their entire family has made for our freedom,” said Carolyn Estes, helping to organize the salute.
Christopher Amos/The Community News: Members of the Aledo National Honor Society cheered runners in this morning's Thanksgiving Trot.
This year's event had more than 1,000 registrants and raised a record amount of money to benefit the Zeb Montgomery family. Read more in the Dec. 5 issue of The Community News.
For more on Zeb's story, visit http://issuu.com/communitynews/docs/tcn-141107_13/1 .
We are very proud of our new Christmas Guide listing the local events, church services and way more! You can get your guide three ways:
1) Click above and read it online
2) Get it in the Nov. 28 issue of The Community News
3) Find additional copies all over East Parker County starting this weekend!
A Bone Marrow drive will be held from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12 at The Church at the Crossing, 128 Elm Street in Aledo.
Zeb is an eighth grader at Aledo Middle School battling AML leukemia and is in need of a bone marrow transplant as soon as possible. He is currently at Cook Children’s hospital undergoing intensive chemo and needs our help. It is a quick mouth swab and a few minutes of paperwork to see if you are a match.The ideal age range to be a donor is 18-44. Please stop and get checked.
More on Zeb's story is in the Nov. 7 issue of The Community News.
A Tarrant County grand jury has returned a three-count indictment against a Fort Worth veterinarian accused of keeping a woman’s dog alive for blood transfusions instead of euthanizing the pet. Millard Lucien Tierce III, 71, was indicted Wednesday on one count of theft, $1,500 to $20,000; a second count of misapplication of fiduciary property; and a third count of animal cruelty.
The first two counts are state jail felonies punishable by six months to two years in a state jail facility. The third count is a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail. Tierce is currently free on $10,000 bond while awaiting trial. No court date has been set.
Tony Eierdam/The Community News
Aledo High School cheerleader Lauren Bostwick, a senior on the Homecoming Court, waves to the crowd from her convertible Monday during the 2014 Aledo High School Homecoming Parade. Homecoming activities will take place all week at Aledo ISD. The Homecoming Game will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday (Sept. 26) at Bearcat Stadium where the Class 5A state-ranked No. 1 Bearcats will take on Joshua.
The 2014 Aledo High School Homecoming Parade will begin at 6 p.m. today at the main AHS parking lot.
Parking will be restricted to the high school and stadium parking lots. Champions Drive and Bailey Ranch Road are staging areas and the public is not allowed to park on those streets.
The parade will begin at the Northeast corner of the main parking lot on Buchanan Drive and move south before taking a right turn on the driveway parallel to the Ninth Grade Campus gym. The parade will continue on the circle between the Ninth Grade Campus and high school gym before taking a left on the driveway behind the south stands of Bearcat Stadium.
The 2014-2015 Aledo Bearcat football season opened at the McLane Stadium in Waco, TX. tonight .It was a matchup of the last 2 Class 4A state champions. The Aledo Bearcats are the defending champions and the Cedar Park Timberwolves won their state championship in 2012.
The first quarter was not your typical performance that we have come to know from the Bearcats.
Cedar Park was not intimidated at all by the Aledo mystique and out played the Bearcats on both sides of the ball.
Cedar Park scored the first points of the game with an 18 yard field goal on their second possession of the game. That was the first time in 16 games Aledo was behind in a game. Cedar Park scored again on a 61 yard pass to make the score 10-0 after one.
Coach Wood and his staff made some adjustments and Aledo held Cedar Park scoreless in the second. Aledo scored on a 27 yard pass from Bishop to Newsome and trailed 10-7 at halftime.
Cedar Park scored early in the 3rd with a 66 yard touchdown run but Aledo answered with a 34 yard touchdown pass from Bishop to Newsome. The scored stayed Cedar Park 17 and Aledo 14 all the way to the 1:09 mark of the 4th when Bishop found a wide open Jess Anders on a 34 yard touchdown pass.
Aledo put the clamps on defense and Cedar Park’s last pass of the game went out of the back of the end zone with no time left.
It was an incredible way for Coach Wood to debut as the Bearcat head coach.
Way to go Bearcats!!
The Upper Trinity Groundwater Conservation District, North Texas GCD, Northern Trinity GCD, Prairielands GCD, and the INTERA, Inc. Team have released the Draft Northern Trinity/Woodbine Groundwater Availability Model Report for public comment. This release starts a formal 45-day comment period for all Groundwater Management Area 8 GCDs, regional water planning groups, and the general public. The Upper Trinity GCD will be holding a public hearing June 26 in order to review the Draft Report and to hear public comment. The comment period will conclude July 21.
Travis Harsch/Special to The Community News: Aledo’s Rhylie Makawe catches Ennis’ Kinsey Stroh off the bag in the Class 4A state title game Saturday in Austin. Makawe was named the game's MVP.
The Aledo Ladycat softball team had a dominating performance this afternoon in Austin as they defeated the Ennis Lady Lions 10-3. Aledo stormed out in the top of the first inning, scoring 4 runs, and followed that up with 2 in the 2nd and 4 in the top of the 3rd.
Ennis scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 3rd and just 1 more in the bottom of the 4th.
The Ladycats scored 10 runs on 12 hits and no errors. Lauren Craine allowed just 3 runs on 9 hits and went the distance for Aledo.
Rhylie Makawe was named MVP with 3 hits, 2 RBI's and scored twice. It was a complete team effort by all the girls and now they are the Class 4A State Champions for the 2013-2014 season!
Way to go Ladycats!
Full coverage of the game, reactions and comments will be in the June 6 issue of The Community News.