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Aledo ISD schools delayed Tuesday

February 10, 2014 by Randy Keck

Due to weather conditions, Aledo ISD will delay the start of classes for Tuesday, Feb. 11 by two hours.

Friday Cancellations

February 7, 2014 by Randy Keck

Aledo Schools will be closed today due to icy road conditions.

The Community News office will open at 10:30.

Closings and cancellations

February 6, 2014 by Randy Keck

The following have announced closings and or cancellations today (Thursday, Feb. 6):

Aledo ISD Early release; Elementary at 11:40 a.m. and Secondary 12:40 a.m.

Aledo ISD All after school athletics events have been canceled

Parker County Republican Party The candidate forum scheduled for tonight at 7 p.m. has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17.

East Parker County Chamber of Commerce All activities today are canceled. The chamber office will close at noon.

East Parker County Library is closed today, but eBooks are always available.

Aledo city trash pickup has been suspended today (Thursday) but will resume tomorrow.

Weather Update

December 8, 2013 by Randy Keck

It goes without saying that the weather has made local travel treacherous if not impossible.

This morning church services have been canceled, and local roads remain impassible.

We are advised that FM 1187 in Aledo is a "solid sheet of ice." Some melting is expected today as temperatures climb above freezing, but that is likely to make the situation even worse in terms of gaining traction.

There are no apparent plans on the part of TxDot to sand 1187 or any other Farm to Market roads at this time. We will provide updates as they are available.

Statement from Lyn Walsh and Beverly Branch

December 6, 2013 by Randy Keck

As many cancer patients will tell you, their daily battle with cancer is often hard and unpredictable. What we often admire most in these brave individuals is the courage with which they face each new day’s challenges, and must shift their priorities to accommodate each day’s opportunities and necessities.

While we, our sponsors, our volunteers, and our celebrities have looked forward to the Celebrity Cutting event with much love and labor, we must also make sure our priorities accommodate the best interests of our community. As we consider our mission to sustain and enhance the lives of cancer patients, we must conclude that no single event is worth putting anyone’s health or safety in jeopardy.

While the event is one important evidence of the outpouring of love and generosity that comes from the heart of our supporters, we are grateful that our supporters also understand the need to look out foremost for everyone’s well-being.

The Celebrity Cutting event for 2013 has been cancelled. Because so many people and animals from so many walks of life are involved, and the venue is unique and cannot be duplicated, and celebrities’ calendars are filled months in advance, we are unable to reschedule the event. We must instead look ahead to 2014, when the Celebrity Cutting event will bravely return for our 20th Anniversary.

Thanks to the contributions of everyone who has supported this year’s event, the work of the Careity Foundation in patients’ lives will continue. We are so grateful for each of our amazing supporters.

Friday cancellations

December 6, 2013 by Randy Keck

Tonight's football game between Aledo and Wichita Falls has been canceled. No alternative game time has been announced - we will post updates when available.

Tonight's Careity Foundation Celebrity Cutting has been canceled.

Toys for Manna Softball Tournament

December 2, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

The final two days to register for the 2nd Annual Weatherford Parks and Recreation “Toys for Manna” Adult Coed Softball Tournament. This Saturday’s tournament officially brings an end to the Weatherford softball season, while serving the more important purpose of helping to bring Christmas to children in need throughout the community. Thanks to partnerships with Eggleston Flowers & King, Attorneys and Counselors as well as The Pizza Place, this event is a favorite. Team registration is set at a low $75 plus at least five $10+ brand new unwrapped toys that all stay local and go to children in Parker County. For more information, call or email Tyler no later than 5pm Wednesday, December 4 at 817-598-4125 or tsievert@weatherfordtx.gov.

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December 2, 2013 by Randy Keck


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November 28, 2013 by Randy Keck

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Thanksgiving Trot raises $30k for Dylan Hancock

November 28, 2013 by Randy Keck

Christopher Amos/The Community NewsChristopher Amos/The Community NewsHunter Owens crosses the finish line at the third annual Thanksgiving Trot in Aledo. This year's event raised more than $30,000 to benefit Dylan Hancock's House of Hope. For more on the story, see the Dec. 6 issue of The Community News. Fort more photos, click the image above.

Sports Calendar

Thursday, August 21

  • AHS Varsity at Northwest Classic Varsity Tournament through Aug. 23, times TBA

Friday, August 22

  • AHS Varsity vs. Pascal at Aledo, a.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Byron Nelson Scrimmage, 9 a.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy High School at Lakehill Prep, 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 26

  • AHS Varsity vs. Joshua at Aledo, 3:30 p.m.

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

Thursday, August 28

  • AHS Varsity at Volleypalozza Varsity Tournament through Aug. 30, times TBA

  • AHS JV at Joshua, 4:00 p.m.

Friday, August 29

  • Trinity Christian Academy JH at Fort Worth Academy, 5:00 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Cedar Park at Baylor University's McLane Stadium, Waco, Texas, 7:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity vs. Granbury Cornerstone at Aledo Middle School, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 30

  • AHS at Marcus I Invitational, North Lakes Park, Denton, Texas 76201, 7:00 a.m.

Tuesday, September 2

  • AHS Varsity at Burleson Centennial, 3:30 p.m.

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

Thursday, September 4

  • AHS JV vs. Burleson Centennial at Aledo, 4:00 p.m.

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