BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
From economic development to infrastructure and drainage and from facilities to staffing and beautification, members of the Azle city council and key city staff brainstormed about priorities and possibilities during a workshop Saturday, April 25.… Read the rest
Azle, Reno mayoral races hot, early voting way up
BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Hotly contested mayoral races in Azle and Reno seemed to draw more than the usual number of people to vote during the early voting period from April 27-May 5.
Although incumbents Bill Jones in Place 3, Paul Crabtree in Place 4, and Lee Barrett in Place 6 are each running unopposed, two-term incumbent Mayor Alan Brundrett faces a spirited challenge from Laurel Mosier.… Read the rest
West hand-crafts leather, silver
Azle’s Troy West has received high kudos for his leather skills.
He won Will Rogers Cowboy Award for Saddlemaker from the Academy of Western Artists.
He received his award before a full house at the 19th Annual Academy of Western Artists Will Rogers Awards, held in the Grand Ballroom at the Sheraton Hotel in Irving in March.
West, who lives and works in Azle, has been building custom saddles for more than 35 years. The craftsman says he loves to create unique, one-of-a-kind pieces, whether it be a saddle or a hand-crafted silver buckle.… Read the rest
The 2015 track season officially ended in Lubbock May 1-2.
Katy O’Dell and Brooke Smith turned in top performances, both bronzes.
O’Dell threw the discus 115 feet, 3 inches and Smith pole vaulted 10-6.
Ayden Thompson reached the finals in the 300 hurdles at the Texas Tech track; she finished eighth in 15.17 seconds.
Kaylie Peters took eighth in high jump, clearing 5-2.
Hornet hurdlers Conrad Reinhard and Trey Ramos missed the finals in their 110 and 300 distances, respectively.… Read the rest
The Azle High School baseball team got some solid pitching this season.
But the bats never really came around and the Hornets missed the postseason.
Coach Anthony Barron said, “Our pitching was outstanding this season. It’s tough getting beat by just one or a couple of runs.”
That was the case several times in District 5-5A play – including a 2-0 loss at Boswell April 30.… Read the rest
As everyone on the planet expected, the Avengers sequel, Age of Ultron, dominated the world box office. In fact, that takeover began the week before when Ultron raked in millions overseas before its U.S. release.
The question was: Would it be a record breaker?
About the film
Like Furious 7 (Movie Man No. 1134, a 5) enjoyed, no film is lined up for a while to stop the box office rampaging of Age of Ultron.