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Ladycats take game 1 against Denton Guyer

May 9, 2014 by bearcat4life

The Aledo Ladycats win game 1 of the regional quarter finals with a come from behind 5-4 win. It was a pitchers' duel until the top of the 4th when Aledo scored 2 runs on a Riley Sartain home run. Guyer scored 1 in the bottom of the 4th. Guyer took a 4-2 lead in the bottom of the 5th

In the top of the 7th Aledo needed 2 runs to keep playing and responded by scoring 3. The Ladycats shut Guyer down in the bottom of the 7th to take game 1.

The series continues on Saturday right back here at L.D.Bell field at 1 pm. If needed game 3 will start 30 minutes after the conclusion of game 2.

Missing teenager found

May 1, 2014 by Randy Keck

Parker County investigators have confirmed that a missing teen will soon be reunited with her family.

Hill County Sheriff’s Office contacted the Parker County Sheriff’s Office at 2:14 p.m. today in reference to runaway Abigail Rubio, who was reported missing one week ago.

Officials said Rubio approached a constable in Hill County, located southeast of Parker County.

Rubio is reported to be in good condition and appears well. Her family was notified and is on the way to pick her up.

Parker County investigators requested that Rubio be questioned by Hill County investigators regarding her disappearance. Investigators said foul play is not suspected at this time and believe Rubio left her home and school willingly. No further information will be released due to the young girl being a juvenile.

“We are pleased to discover she has been located and will be with her family soon,” said Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler.

Background: http://www.community-news.com/general-news/7954

Sheriff's office classifying missing girl as runaway

April 30, 2014 by Randy Keck

From the Parker County Sheriff's Office

Parker County Sheriff’s investigators have confirmed the latest sighting of a missing teen, Abigail Rubio. (See http://www.community-news.com/general-news/7950 )

Rubio was last seen at Wal Mart in Hudson Oaks, Thursday, April 24, 2014.
Investigators said Rubio was seen alone at 10 p.m. and left the premises on foot.

Other information revealed Rubio took personal belongings from her residence prior to arriving at school, where she walked away from, missing her last three classes.

At this time, investigators believe Rubio left her home and school without the intentions of returning and is considered to be a runaway.

Anyone with information about Rubio or her location is encouraged to contact the Parker County Sheriff’s Office at (817) 594-8845.

Sheriff's office seeking missing girl

April 29, 2014 by Randy Keck

From the Parker County Sheriff's Office
Abigail RubioParker County Sheriff’s investigators are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing teenager.
The young girl is identified as Abilgail Samona Rubio, 15, W/F, of Weatherford.

She is described as having long, wavy, strawberry blond hair, hazel eyes, 5-foot-5-inches tall, weighing about 240 pounds.

Abigail was last seen at school on Thursday but did not attend her last three classes. When she did not arrive home later that evening, her grandmother notified the Sheriff’s Office. She was last seen wearing blue jeans and a black hoodie, carrying a backpack. Abigail is prescribed medication but did not take her medications with her. Abigail did not have her cell phone with her at the time of her disappearance.

Sheriff Larry Fowler said Abigail may have been seen near FM 730 approximately Friday speaking to a man parked in a vehicle on the side of the road. The vehicle is identified as a possible later model, black Impala. The driver of the vehicle was described as having an extremely fair complexion, with dark hair and a mustache.

“We have the best team of investigators assigned to this case,” Fowler said. “They are diligently trying to locate Abigail.”

Anyone with information about Abigail’s disappearance or current location is urged to contact the Parker County Sheriff’s Office immediately at (817) 594-8845.

You may remain anonymous by calling Parker County Crime Stoppers at (817) 599-5555.

CD release party for DeAnn Spence

April 21, 2014 by Phil Major

A CD release party for Aledo’s DeAnn Spence is planned Friday, April 25 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Parson’s Table in Aledo, 200 S. FM 1187.
This is the first solo album for the 1984 Aledo graduate, although she has recorded two previous CDs with the bluegrass band FullHouse.
They can be seen every fourth Sunday at the Parker County Cowboy Church.
DeAnn and Rick Spence reside in Aledo. They met in 1986, but their musical careers did not become a big part of their lives until about 2008.
“It’s About the Journey” features songs written by DeAnn and Rick, along with one penned by FullHouse guitarist Jared Kennedy, as well as some familiar gospel and country standards – all with a bluegrass flavor.
When they’re not playing, recording or writing, DeAnn is a transition specialist at Eastern Hills High School in Fort Wirth, and Rick is a salesman for wholesale retirement plans in a six-state area. He is also a former professional calf roper, putting aside that career about three years ago.

Looking for Cookies

March 31, 2014 by Randy Keck

Kathy Chruscielski/The Community NewsThe Cook of the Week mascot is gearing up for cookie runs for the Moritz Ride for Heroes on April 19.

The Ride for Heroes needs about 200 dozen cookies.

Home-baked are preferable, but bakery cookies are OK. No pre-packaged store-bought cookies, please. If possible, cookies should be bagged by the dozen. They can be dropped off at The Community News, 203 Pecan, Aledo or we can pick them up. Cookies should be ready the week of April 14, but no later than April 17. For questions or “Cookie Commitments,” call Loydale Schmid at The Community News - 817-441-7661.


Since its inception in 2003, the Moritz Ride for Heroes has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local first responders, law enforcement and school organizations.

Over those years traditions have developed that are unique to the local bike ride. One of those has been the rest stops, which have become not just places to get a breather, but areas where students and organizations provide entertainment and snacks. The rest stops are creatively decorated for the riders but also for the goal of winning the first place award. The Community News judges the rest stops, and the winning organization receives an additional cash prize from the ride.

Run, Walk or Crawl

March 22, 2014 by Randy Keck

Randy Keck/The Community NewsRunners warm up before Saturday's "Run, Walk or Crawl" sponsored by the Aledo Advocats. See the March 28 issue of The Community News for full coverage.

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Parker County Election Results

March 4, 2014 by Randy Keck

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FINAL RESULTS  
   
Office Votes Pct
County Judge    
Mark Riley 7,524 61.70%
Cary McCay 4,670 38.30%
     
County Court at Law #1    
Jerry Buckner (u) 10,292 100.00%
     
District Clerk    
Sharena Gilliland (u) 10,017 100.00%
     
County Clerk    
Paula Hawkins Durant 4,861 41.61%
Jeane Brunson 6,821 58.39%
     

Spring city/school elections set

March 3, 2014 by Phil Major

The Aledo City Council and School Board will hold elections in May.
Candidate filing deadline passed Friday, and contested races have developed for four of the five positions.
Both Aledo School Board positions are contested.
Place 6 has two candidates as Farida Goderya faces incumbent David Davis.
Place 7 includes Riley Morrison and Debra Rogers as well as incumbent Hoyt Harris.
Two council positions will be contested, though Mayor Kit Marshall drew no opposition.
For Place 2 George “Pres” McGee faces incumbent Jean Bailey. In Place 4 Mark Siegmund faces incumbent Kim Hiebert.
Also on the May 10 ballot will be the proposition to allow the sale of beer and wine in convenience and grocery stores and the sale of beer, wine and mixed drinks in restaurants.
Be sure to read the March 7 Community News for a complete rundown of elections in East Parker County.

Election deadlines

February 28, 2014 by Phil Major

If you want to vote early in Tuesday's party primaries, today (Feb. 28) is the last day.
This is also the last day to file for a place on the ballot to run for the school board or city council in the May 10 election.

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, October 21

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Granbury MS at Aledo MS;
    7C, 5:00;
    7B, 6:00;
    7A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Aledo Middle School at Granbury MS;
    8C, 5:00;
    8B, 6:00;
    8A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • AHS at Joshua;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 23

  • AHS at District Meet, Cleburne High School, 1501 Harlin Drive, Cleburne, Texas, 76035, 10:00 a.m.

  • Aledo Middle School at Weatherford Hall;
    7,8 C - 5:00;
    7,8 B - 6:00;
    7,8 A - 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are subject to change. The lengths of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JV vs. Victory Christian at Aledo Middle School, 6:30 p.m., *District Game

Friday, October 24

  • AHS at Burleson;
    Varsity, 5:30 p.m.;
    JV, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 5:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy vs. Nazarene at Aledo Middle School;
    JH, 5:30 p.m.;
    Varsity, 7:30 p.m.
    *District Games

  • AHS Varsity at Burleson, 7:30 p.m.

Monday, October 27

  • AHS Varsity Boys Orange at Maypearl Varsity Tournament, Mansfield National, 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, October 28

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Weatherford Hall MS at Aledo MS;
    7C, 5:00;
    7B, 6:00;
    7A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Aledo Middle School at Weatherford Hall MS;
    8C, 5:00;
    8B, 6:00;
    8A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • AHS vs. Burleson Centennial at Aledo, Parent Night;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 30

  • Aledo Middle School at Brewer, Brewer High School

  • Aledo Middle School at Stephenville Henderson J.H.;
    7B, 8C - 5:00;
    7C, 8B - 6:00;
    7A, 8A - 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are subject to change. The lengths of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

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