by Mark K. Campbell
Normally, the big news coming out of a school board meeting would be that a new band director had been hired.
But that revelation took a back seat to a presentation suggesting the board considered calling a $59.5 million bond package.
Trustees heard from Kent Durham, chairman of the 2016 Long Range Facility Planning Committee.
Durham spelled out the committee’s decision that more money is needed for expansion and it’s needed soon.… Read the rest
‘No decency and no shame’ at council meeting
BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
A local adage proved itself yet again Monday evening, June 20: there’s no such thing as a boring meeting of the Reno city council.
From stop signs placed at the direction of the mayor almost a month prior to being authorized by the council, to the same mayor laughingly recalling the time she asked the city attorney if the city of Reno could secede from Parker County, to the city’s public safety director and administrator formally calling out an elected city council member for having “no decency and no shame,” there was not a dull moment.… Read the rest
Just as Azle Independent School District announced the news it has hired a new band director for Azle High School comes the resignation of the school’s principal, Sam Robinson.
Robinson, who has served in the Azle ISD for 10 years, said on Monday that several factors prompted his resignation on Monday, June 13.
“I really want to continue my education in pursuit of my PhD,” Robinson said, adding that he can complete the requirements in about a year at a full-time pace.… Read the rest
by Mark K. Campbell
The second class for the Azle Athletic Hall of Fame has been selected.
Three individuals and the first-ever team will be inducted on the high school campus Oct. 22.
Voted in by the committee after reviewing scores of applications were Pat Holder, Chas Skelly, Terry Porter, and the 1980 Lady Hornet basketball team.
Holder was a multi-sport star for the Hornets in the 1960s.… Read the rest
Judging from the impressive turnout for the annual youth wrestling camp, the future of the sport in Azle – where AHS is already an established statewide power – will remain solid. Coaches Chris Allen, Monica Allen and others taught scores of youth the sport’s skills and techniques. Photos by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest