Weatherford Democrat

Aledo ExtrA

April 15, 2014

Calendar of events


April 21

Weatherford College Student Art Reception

• 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Alkek Fine Arts Center on campus.

• Reception for student art show. Art will be on display from through April 28 in the Alkek Fine Arts Center. Contact: 817-598-6403.

April 22

Ric Williamson Memorial Highway and I-20 Interchange ribbon cutting

• 10 a.m. at the interchange. A ceremony with speakers will take place.

April 24

CASA Fore-The-Kids Golf Tournament

• 12 noon at Canyon West Golf Course, 160 Club House Drive, Weatherford.

• This 3rd annual event will be held at the Canyon West Golf Course with Chairpersons George and Amy Mercer and co-chair John Forrest. Organized by the Friends of Casa Group.

The event begins with lunch at noon from Fire Oak Grill. Shotgun start at 1 pm.

Dinner, awards and door prizes will follow. Sponsorships are still available. The cost for a team of four is $400 and an individual player is $100. Contact: Connie at 817-599-6224.

April 26

Weatherford Blooms Festival

• 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Weatherford downtown square.

• This event is free and open to the public. The event will include more than 80 home and garden vendors. There will also be home remodeling products, services, designers, decor, landscape tools and equipment. Several local nurseries will also be on-site with seasonal plants and flowers.

Food vendors, children’s area, plus local singers and dance groups under the entertainment tent, along with a fascinating display of antique tractors.

• For more information about this event, or to become a vendor at the event, contact Special Events Coordinator Blake Rexroat at: 817-598-4034.

April 28

CASA-Hope for Children free training classes

Two sessions available:

• 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Aledo

• 9 a.m. to noon, CASA office, 701 Palo Pinto St., Suite 701F, Weatherford.

• With an increasing number of cases in Parker and Palo Pinto counties, CASA-Hope for Children has initiated a “call to action” in hopes of attracting volunteers. CASA volunteers help abused children find permanency in an overburdened court system. In 2012, the organization helped to find safe and permanent homes for approximately 175 children.

• For more information about CASA or becoming an advocate to help a foster child, visit or call 817-599-6224.

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  • Buchanan to step down as AISD head football coach

    Aledo ISD has announced a restructuring of the athletic department for the 2014 school year. At his request, Coach Tim Buchanan will become the fulltime athletic director so he may focus on the entire athletic program of the district as it continues to grow.

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    Aledo ISD superintendent Derek Citty is moving forward with plans backed by the school board in May — plans to secure two school sites in the Morningstar subdivision, slated for the corner of Old Weatherford Road and FM Road 3225 in the City of Fort Worth’s extraterritorial jurisdiction.

    July 29, 2014

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    Corey Kiser and Riley Sartain, members of Aledo High School’s state champion softball team, honored by trustees last week, are to blame for the 10-3 tattoo on the finger of their coach, Jeff Lemons.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Firefighter arrested for child sexual assault

    A volunteer Hudson Oaks firefighter is in the Parker County Jail on charges he repeatedly sexually assaulted two young relatives over a several year period.
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    July 29, 2014

  • Fire protection improving in Aledo

    Stephen Watson, interim chief of Emergency Services District No. 1, briefed the Aledo City Council on improvements to the city’s fire protection — including the purchase of a site for a new fire station — in Thursday night’s Aledo City Council session.

    July 29, 2014

  • Aledo ISD trustees affirm hiring policy

    The Aledo ISD School Board affirmed a policy delegating the hiring of most school personnel to the administration by a 4-1 margin last week, with trustees Jay Stringer, David Tillman, Hoyt Harris and Steve Bartley voting in favor and trustee Bobby Rigues arguing that the board should retain the responsibility.

    July 29, 2014

  • Aledo coffee shop helps support the troops

    HUDSON OAKS — Wild West Splash Kingdom was the host of military members and military supporters the night of Saturday, July 19, during ‘Salute the Troops,’ sponsored by Holy Grounds Coffee and Gifts in Aledo and Ducerus College Planning.

    July 29, 2014

  • Calendar of events

    Aug 2-23

    Holy Grounds Coffee & Gifts, at 108 Jearl Street, is hosting a series of outdoor movies in their parking lot at 8:30 p.m. on Saturdays through Aug. 23.
    Admission is free and feature drinks are half price during the films. “The Amazing Spiderman” is  Aug. 2, followed by “Tangled” on Aug. 9, “The Lego Movie” on Aug. 16 and “The Avengers” on Aug. 23.
    For more information, call 817-440-7770.

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