May was a very active tornado month in the region, including a massive tornado that struck Moore, Okla., a suburb south of Oklahoma City, causing widespread destruction while killing two dozen people and injuring at least one hundred more.
Mother Nature delivered a powerful punch Wednesday evening through a complex of super cell storms that produced tornadoes, large hail and wreaked havoc across North Texas.
One of the hardest-hit areas was in and around Granbury, where homes were reported destroyed with multiple people injured. Officials were reportedly conducting rescues of people from debris and looking for other trapped in rubble. Cleburne in Johnson County was also being pounded around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday night.
NUMBER FIVE – Aledo bullies
A Fort Worth parent’s complaint that Aledo ISD football coaches bullied their own players into racking up an excessive number of points against a Western Hills High School team — alleging harm to the opposing team — is in the national spotlight in October after the Bearcats trounce Western Hills 91-0.
Fielding questions from TV stations and print media — including USA Today — Aledo Head Coach Tim Buchanan counters by saying Aledo coaches tried to help the other team score by using their second team and running the clock during the Bearcats’ offense. He maintains, however, that his players should not be asked to play poorly to make another team look better.
An investigation conducted by school officials shows no evidence of bullying, according to school officials.
NUMBER SIX – WISD bond fails
In late February, the Weatherford ISD board of trustees made the move to officially call for a bond election. The board made the decision to go on the May 11 ballot with a bond amount of $107.3 million to improve security, expand technology and to pay for new construction projects, including a rearrangement of students from the Ninth Grade Center, high school and middle schools.