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AISD ponders bond package

AISD ponders bond package

Kent Durham, chairman of the bond committee, made the group’s recommendation to Azle ISD trustees June 20. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Moving 2 elementaries in $59.5 million proposal

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

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Reno ruckus repeat as accusations fly

‘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

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AHS Principal Robinson resigns

AHS Principal Robinson resigns

Sam Robinson speaks at what turned out to be his final graduation ceremony with Azle High School June 2.
Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
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

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Great Bales of Fire

Great Bales of Fire

The Briar/Reno Volunteer Fire Department responded to a brush fire call June 21 in the 2000 block of Jay Bird Lane. Approximately 35-40 large bales of hay had ignited and about an acre of a nearby field was scorched as well. Units from Parker County ESD 1, the Azle Fire Department, and Tarrant County ESD 1 were on scene to assist. Photo by Natalie Gentry

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Sports

Athletic Hall of Fame to induct 4

Athletic Hall of Fame to induct 4

Chas Skelly competes in his gold medal match in 2003 in Austin. Azle’s first wrestling champ, he will be inducted in the Hall of Fame Oct. 22. Photo by Paula Campbell

Skelly, Holder, Porter, and girls hoops ‘80 team

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

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7-on-7

7-on-7

An Azle receiver leaps for a pass over a Bearcat in Aledo in a weekly 7-on-7 league game. The Hornets won 26-14. Azle has one more chance to earn a berth in the state 7-on-7 tournament when AHS plays at Arlington Lamar June 25. Photo courtesy Tony Eierdam Community News

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Wrestling Camp 2016

Wrestling Camp 2016

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

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Movie Man

Finding Dory can’t hunt down the magic of Nemo

Finding Dory can’t hunt down the magic of Nemo



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