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Aledo bond issues pass; Loftin, Tillman win school board seats

May 8, 2015 by Randy Keck

VOTES PCT
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ALEDO ISD    
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Place 1    
Jay Stringer 2235 100%
     
Place 2    
Jennifer Loftin 1231 43.4%
Cindi Neverdouski 683 24.1%
Hans Dube 925 32.6%
     
Place 3    
David Tillman 1216 43%
Vernon Anderson 419 14.8%
David Denman 1190 42.1%
     
Bond Proposition 1 - Elementary School    
For 1756 51.2%
Against 1677 48.8%
     
Bond Proposition 2 - Security and Technology    
For 1802 52.4%
Against 1636 47.6%
     
     
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CITY OF ALEDO    
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Council Place 1    
Martin Siegmund 76 21.1%
Kerby Smith 284 78.9%
     
Council Place 3    
Robert A Wood 300 100%
     
Council Place 5    
Pres McGee 155 43.7%
Paula Johns 200 56.3%
     
     
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WEATHERFORD ISD    
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Place 1    
S. Brian Catlin 1873 54.1%
Amy Bonnett 1592 45.9%
     
Place 2    
Jeff M Geyer 1730 50.8%
Ben Schooner 1674 49.2%
     
Bond Proposition 1    
For 2281 52.5%
Against 2062 47.5%
     
Bond Proposition 2    
For 2169 50.1%
Against 2162 49.9%
     
Bond Proposition 3    
For 2252 51.9%
Against 2087 48.1%
     
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CITY OF WEATHERFORD    
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Council Place 3    
Reed Wainright 840 42.36%
Wade Calhoun 265 13.36%
Dale Fleeger 568 28.64%
Jim Merritt 310 15.63%
     
Council Place 4    
Tom Holman 574 28.7%
Craig Swancy 1429 71.3%

Evans pleads guilty

April 30, 2015 by Randy Keck

Jacob Evans pleaded guilty today in 415th District Court in Weatherford to two counts of murder, and in the plea arrangement he received a prison sentence of 45 years.

Evans was accused of shooting to death his mother and a sister in their Annetta South home Oct. 4, 2012.

A letter at the hearing from his family indicated their support for the plea arrangement. It was read by defense attorney Mac Smith.

"We wish to close this chapter in our lives in order to continue healing as a family," it said. It was signed by Evans' father, sisters, grandparents, aunts and an uncle.

Evans was remanded to the custody of the Parker County Sheriff's Dept. for transfer to the state prison system.

Gallows Road screened at USA Film Festival

April 23, 2015 by Randy Keck

Writer/director/actor Bill McAdams, Jr. (left) and actor Ernie Hudson take questions from the audience followed by a screening of Gallows Road at the USA Film Festival in Dallas on Wednesday, April 22. Moderator for the discussion was actor Stephen Tobolowski (right).

Gallows Road was filmed in Aledo.

Former Bearcat to throw out first pitch at Saturday's Texas Rangers game

April 9, 2015 by Tony Eierdam

Storm Aguilar, ex-Bearcat and 2009 AHS Graduate, will throw out the first pitch this Saturday, April 11, at Globe Life Park in Arlington.

Storm was injured on the battle field in Afghanistan. On Dec. 13, 2012, when the vehicle he was driving was hit by a 500 pound VBIED (Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device).

The impact threw Storm over 50 meters from his truck and left him severely wounded

Storm has been through numerous surgeries and is still on the road to a full recovery.

Calling all Bakers - Cookies Needed!

March 31, 2015 by Randy Keck

Time to get cookies together for Ride for Heroes

• Cookie commitments needed now!

• Give back to the community

• We need delivery the week of April 13

• See details/favorite recipes below


Since its inception in 2003, the Moritz Ride for Heroes bicycle ride has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local first responders, law enforcement and school organizations. One of the things the community always gives back are cookies!

The Ride for Heroes needs about 200 dozen cookies for this year’s event. Favorites are chocolate chip and oatmeal.

Grand jury no bills Montessori duct tape case

March 23, 2015 by Phil Major

A Parker County Grand Jury decided Monday afternoon that no criminal charges should be brought in the investigation of a duct taping incident at the Heart2Heart Montessori school in Willow Park.
“The grand jury heard evidence from witnesses on two different days regarding this case,” said Parker County District Attorney Don Schnebly.  “After hearing and seeing all of the evidence, the grand jury determined that no felony charges were appropriate.
“The grand jury’s decision does not have an impact on any civil lawsuit or regulatory matters. In those instances, the burden of proof is lower than it is in criminal matters and the elements of proof are entirely different. The grand jury’s decision just concludes the review process of the criminal investigation,” Schnebly said.

Humane Society honors Sheriff Fowler

March 2, 2015 by Randy Keck

Humane Society of the United States Texas State Director Katie Jarl presents Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler with the 2014 Humane Law Enforcement Award Friday morning, Feb. 27, 2014, for his continuing efforts in animal abuse and neglect cases. Standing with Sheriff Fowler and Director Jarl are Parker County Animal Control Supervisor Karen Kessler (left of Sheriff Fowler), with animal control officers Ryan King (far left), Justin Hernandez (far right), Matt Anderson and Jennifer Kennedy.Humane Society of the United States Texas State Director Katie Jarl presents Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler with the 2014 Humane Law Enforcement Award Friday morning, Feb. 27, 2014, for his continuing efforts in animal abuse and neglect cases. Standing with Sheriff Fowler and Director Jarl are Parker County Animal Control Supervisor Karen Kessler (left of Sheriff Fowler), with animal control officers Ryan King (far left), Justin Hernandez (far right), Matt Anderson and Jennifer Kennedy.

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) selected Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler as a recipient of the 2014 Humane Law Enforcement Award for his continuing efforts to pursue animal cruelty cases.

Gracefully Strong conquers snow

February 27, 2015 by Randy Keck


Despite snowfall that ended up putting an early end to classes Friday morning, a large contingent of local women gathered at Aledo High School for a group photo to promote "A Day Without Makeup."

Gracefully Strong began through the efforts of Heather Stark, counselor at Stuard Elementary School, to help improve the self-image of young girls.

A Day Without Makeup was sponsored by Kristy Krouse of Red Horse Boutique.

For a full-size copy of the panoramic photo above, click on the link below.

More information on the event can be found in the Feb. 27 issue of The Community News.

Annual Clay Shoot Postponed

February 26, 2015 by Randy Keck

The Business Development Group of Aledo has announced that its annual Clay Shoot has been postponed. The new dates for the event are April 10-11, 2015 at Clear Fork Materials.

For more information, visit www.myaledo.com.

Azle man arrested for animal cruelty

February 4, 2015 by Randy Keck

From the Parker County Sheriff's Office
Due to their graphic nature, The Community News has opted not to post photos

Parker County Sheriff’s investigators arrested a man on an animal cruelty warrant Tuesday evening after deputies discovered a miniature 2-year-old Shetland pony which is believed to have been mauled by a pack of dogs earlier that day.

Sheriff’s animal control officers responded to a call in the 100 block of Arvel Drive in Azle, and found the Shetland wandering along the roadway, having suffered severe injuries from an apparent dog attack.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the sight of the Shetland was horrific.

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, September 1

  • AHS VS Denton Guyer at AHS

    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.

    JV, 5:30 p.m.

    9th A, 5:30 p.m.

    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity VS Burleson Centennial at AHS; 4 p.m.

  • TCA Varsity at Chisholm Trail, 6 p.m.

Thursday, September 3

  • AHS at Gingerbread Jamboree at Denton; 8:30 a.m.

  • AHS JV at Burleson Centennial; 4 p.m.

  • TCA Varsity at Wylie Prep, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, September 4

  • AHS VS Colleyville Heritage at AHS

    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.

    JV, 5:30 p.m.

    9th A, 5:30 p.m.

    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity VS Noxubee Co. Tigers (Miss.) at Bearcat Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

  • TCA Varsity at CHANT, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 5

  • AHS at Chisholm Trail Freshman Tournament; TBA

Tuesday, September 8

  • AHS VS Richland at AHS

    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.

    JV, 5:30 p.m.

    9th A, 5:30 p.m.

    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Everman; 4 p.m.

  • TCA Varsity VS Waco Methodist at TCA, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 10

  • AHS at James Smith Invitational at Midlothian; 8:15 a.m.

  • AHS JV VS Everman at AHS; 4 p.m.

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