By JUDY SHERIDAN
Renovations to TCU will upend Aledo High School’s regular graduation plans for this school year and the next, according to a recent report to the Aledo ISD school board from Deputy Superintendent Lynn McKinney.
The district has staged commencement exercises at Daniel—Meyer Coliseum, a basketball arena on the TCU campus, for the past decade.
McKinney said AHS principal Dan Peterson is now working on a one-year contract with Mansfield ISD for the use of its performing arts center for the June 8, 2014 ceremony.
The center is comparable in cost, seats 5,300, offers adequate, free parking and meets Aledo ISD’s two-week window for graduation, she said, but it is 36 miles from Aledo, twice the distance to TCU in Fort Worth.
Peterson explored seven alternative venues, including TCC, UNT and UTA, McKinney said, rejecting some due to seating limitations and others because schedules didn’t mesh. She said he was still looking for a graduation site for the 2014-15 school year.
Trustees asked Peterson to investigate the Will Rogers complex in Fort Worth.
By JUDY SHERIDAN
- Aledo ExtrA
Tuesday's school closings
Weatherford ISD, Weatherford Christian School, Aledo ISD, Brock ISD, Garner ISD, Millsap ISD, Springtown ISD, Poolville ISD and Peaster ISD, along with Weatherford College, have announced they will be closed Tuesday.
Aledo, Wichita Falls to play tonight in Waxahachie
The Aledo-Wichita Falls Class 4A high school football playoff game is scheduled to be played today at 6 p.m. at Lumpkins Stadium in Waxahachie.
Area school districts closed Monday
Concerns over icy roadways Monday morning have led area school disticts to call off school on Monday.
Aledo-Wichita Falls to meet in Waxahachie
The Aledo-Wichita Falls quarterfinal football playoff match, which has been a moving target since the ice storm visited the area last Thursday, has been set for Monday,
ASK A MASTER GARDENER: Protecting backyard ponds, fish during winter
The first thing to do is stop feeding your fish. When the water temperature reaches 55 degrees Fahrenheit and remains there for several days, the fish metabolism slows down and feeding them becomes harmful. Fish cannot digest their food because they do not have a stomach, just a long intestinal tract. The food simply stays in their digestive tract and rots, causing death. I have already stopped feeding my fish and tucked them in for winter.
VETERANS' CORNER: VA pushes online health info for vets, service members
The Department of Veterans Affairs is urging all veterans and service members to join the millions already accessing VA health care information and service online. VA is marking this milestone by spreading the word about the benefits of My HealtheVet Personal Health Record, such as VA prescription refill, VA notes, VA Blue Ribbon and secure messaging with VA health care providers.
EXTENSION NEWS: Minimize, manage holiday stress, blues
Depression and stress can occur anytime throughout our lives. For many people the holidays and the winter months can be the most difficult. There can be many causes including too many expectations, responsibilities, commercialization, and the death or health of loved ones.
Christmas Tyme in Aledo rescheduled
Due to the wintry weather predicted for the area, Aledo city officials have decided to postpone Christmas Tyme in Aledo from Saturday, Dec. 7, to Saturday, Dec. 14. The event will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with most activities centered in the historic downtown area.
Aledo ISD playoff game cancelled
The Aledo Bearcat AAAA Divison II State Quarter Final football playoff game set for tonight, Thursday, Dec. 5, has been cancelled due to weather conditions.
All-district volleyball - Classes 5A-4A-3A
Parker County volleyball polished off another stellar district-play year in November. The counties’ schools netted two outright district titles, a district co-champion, a district runner-up and a playoff-qualifying third-place finisher.
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