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Wreck on I-30

June 24, 2013 by Jennifer Retter

First responders went out to help clean up a wreck on I-30 East near the I-20/I-30 split midday Monday. The incident involved a tractor trailer and led to debris blocking two lanes.

May 31 Issue

May 30, 2013 by Randy Keck

The May 31 issue of The Community News is at the printer.

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Eighth grader in need of heart transplant unites community

May 26, 2013 by Randy Keck

From the May 24 issue of The Community News

Ribbons, events bring awareness to Dylan Hancock’s battle

Special to The Community News: Dylan Hancock and his doctors give the thumbs up sign.

By Jennifer Retter/The Community News

Like any boy in Aledo, Dylan Hancock loved playing football. Bearcat stadium on a Friday night beckoned to him, and at the start of eighth grade, Dylan could not wait to get on the field with his teammates.

But just six weeks into eighth grade, Dylan could no longer play. At football practice, he had been running short of breath often. He found that he could not keep up with the other boys. Something was terribly wrong.

Dylan’s story

When retired stockbroker Rob Helms decided to get involved in Aledo ISD’s mentoring program, he thought he would work with elementary students. The day AISD administrator Denise Dugger told Helms he was to work with a seventh grader, Helms said he was “scared to death.”

That seventh grader, however, turned out to be Dylan Hancock, a bright young boy with a knack for English studies and a deep admiration for Marines. The two met every week for lunch throughout the end of the seventh grade.

“Dylan is extremely courageous and deeply committed,” Helms said. “”He was ready for eighth grade. He was ready to get out on the field.”

The dreadful day six weeks into eighth grade when Dylan could no longer play football proved only the start of a long, costly battle.

May 17 Issue

May 16, 2013 by Randy Keck

The May 17 issue of The Community News is at the printer.

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Dreams on Wings this Saturday

May 14, 2013 by Randy Keck

The Hemispherectomy Foundation’s annual Dreams on Wings 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run will be held Saturday, May 18, 2013. The race begins and ends at Parker County Physical Therapy in Weatherford.

The Dreams on Wings 5K is an out and back course with a mix of small hills and flat. This course provides a nice challenge for seasoned runners and is interesting for the novice. Free parking is available.

The Hemispherectomy Foundation supports children who have undergone a hemispherectomy due to intractable seizures. Epilepsy affects more than three million people in the United States; 50 million world-wide. The Hemi Foundation supports the worst of the worst of these cases- children, whose only hope is this radical brain surgery. Proceeds for this year’s 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run will benefit financial aid for children and families affected by hemispherectomy surgery.

To learn more, visit www.hemifoundation.org.

Saturday voting results

May 11, 2013 by Randy Keck

The Aledo Fire Department ESD won 631-589 on Prop 1. Prop 2 lost 625-585, which means the books will be kept separately.

Final Annetta vote totals:
Pinkard 268, Machak 154
Sheridan 258, Jessup 154
Stasey 237, Brasovan 181

Final Willow Park vote totals:
Thornburg 200, Gilliland 138

May 10 Issue

May 9, 2013 by Randy Keck

The May 10 issue of The Community News is at the printer.

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Another great race

April 27, 2013 by Randy Keck

The eighth annual Aledo Children's Advocats Run, Walk or Crawl For Our Kids was held Saturday morning at Bearcat Stadium. The first race was the Kiddie 1K followed by the 5K. Click on the photo above for a gallery of additional photos from the event.

April 26 Issue

April 25, 2013 by Randy Keck

The April 26 issue of The Community News is at the printer, including our 2013 All About Kids special section with comprehensive summer camp listing.

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Ride for Heroes 2013

April 20, 2013 by Randy Keck

Randy Keck/The Community NewsThe 2013 Moritz Chevrolet Ride for Heroes is in the books. About 1,200 bicycle riders took off from Aledo High School to raise money for local first responders. Check the photo gallery at www.community-news.com on Sunday for photos.

Sports Calendar

Monday, March 30

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Burleson, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Burleson at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, 7:00 pm., Rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday.
    *District Games

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

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