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    ALVARADO ISDAlvarado ISD used for law enforcement training program

    07/15/2014 12:39 PM CDT
    The Alvarado ISD has teamed with the Johnson County Sheriff's Office Training Program to help train law enforcement officers for a situation involving an active shooter in a crowded setting. 
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    Mayor and city manager consider Alvarado to be a diamond in the rough
    07/07/2014 07:43 PM CDT - That simmering sound you hear isn't something below ground about to explode. It's Alvarado, bursting at the seams with potential and located in the perfect place to establish itself as the place to be. Full Story

    Sheriff warns about new scams hitting the county
    07/06/2014 07:52 AM CDT - A word to the wise: All eyes in Johnson County need to be on the lookout for scams involving MoneyPak cards with green dots, check washing, jury duty, the IRS  and more. Full Story

    Alvarado Scout Troup hikes 25 miles to honor fallen soldiers
    06/01/2014 09:19 AM CDT - It was a long walk but worth every step.Boy Scout Troop 217 of Alvarado hiked 25 miles May 24 in support for those who stepped into harms way. Full Story

    Alvarado to "Light It Up Blue" Monday, April 28
    04/16/2014 10:47 AM CDT - Alvarado is turning blue.The city will light up in blue colors from 8-9 p.m. Monday, April 28, in recognition of Light It Up Blue, a national program of Autism Speaks, to bring awareness to autism. Full Story

    Alvarado Meadows gives $7,500 to local nonprofits
    04/08/2014 01:36 PM CDT - Alvarado Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Administrative Assistant Candy Allen and Alvarado Meadows administrator Steve Mims presented checks totaling $7,500 to three Alvarado nonprofit organizations in an effort to give back to the community. Full Story

    Ground broken for new Alvarado Junior High School
    02/11/2014 03:10 PM CST - On a freezing afternoon under cloudy skies, the Alvarado ISD school board, members of the bond planning committee and officials from Huckabee architects warmed up Monday by shoveling a little dirt as ground was broken for the new Alvarado Junior High School. Full Story

    Alvarado school honored as top Relay fundraising team
    01/29/2014 10:32 AM CST - The top fundraising team from last year's Johnson County Relay, School of Hope in Alvarado, was recognized and presented a banner Jan. Full Story

    Alvarado woman had a passion for quilts
    01/29/2014 09:08 AM CST - Scraps of drapery and a brand new sewing machine were all it took for Vera Adams to start a passion for quilting. Full Story

    City administrator optimistic about 2014
    01/08/2014 10:27 AM CST - Looking good.Although last year was good for business and residential development in Alvarado, 2014 may be even better, city administrator Clint Davis said. Full Story

    Oakland Zoo animals enjoy fruit after truck crash

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Animals at the Oakland Zoo were treated to a buffet of tropical fruit after a truck spilled its shipment on a freeway. Full Story
    Tweet derails Cassidy DWI plea deal hearing

    SCHODACK, N.Y. (AP) — A horse racing tweet prompted prosecutors to halt a court hearing at which a lawyer for seventies heartthrob David Cassidy was supposed to accept a plea deal on the singer's behalf. Full Story