Tributes poured in for Azle business owner and supporter of all things Azle Brian Rogers following his death on July 12 at the age of 53.
“Brian was a one-of-a-kind type guy – a caring and generous individual who loved helping people,” his friend Todd Smith said. “He had a way of making you feel like you were the most important person he knew.
“He was always willing to lend a listening ear and offer his advice,” Smith continued.… Read the rest
Azle High School has a new band director heading into the 2016-17 school year.
Aaron Martin, a 1994 Granbury High School grad, has been named to the position and is preparing to oversee his first band camp with his new students.
“I’m excited to be a part of Azle,” said Martin. “When I was in high school in Granbury we competed against them at area contests, and it was always bittersweet to see Azle because they were a good band, but they were also tough competition.”
After high school, Martin attended Tarleton State University and majored in music education.… Read the rest
by Carla Noah Stutsman
A 77-year old Azle man who went missing in the wee hours of Thursday morning, July 14 was found safe and reunited with worried family members early Friday morning, July 15.
Loyad Frederick Scott, who has a medical history that includes dementia and Alzheimers Disease, was reported missing by his wife after she awoke shortly after midnight to find her husband gone in the couple’s 2014 Subaru Forester.
A Silver Alert was issued for Scott.
Scott was reportedly seen at an Azle bank Thursday afternoon; Azle police searched to no avail.
Then a report came in to the Lake Worth Police Department Scott was seen at a gas station on Azle Avenue.… Read the rest
by Mark K. Campbell
After every biennial UIL realignment, coaches scramble to complete schedules.
Once last February’s decisions were official, Azle coaches locked down district and non-district competitions.
Before looking at schedules, let’s check at how the 2015-16 year shook out for AHS.
Last school year
Azle had three district champions in 2015-16.
Winning district titles were boys cross country, boys wrestling, and softball.
The boys JV wrestling squad also won district.
Azle teams or individuals advanced to the postseason in swimming (9), girls wrestling (4th at state), girls track (4), boys track (2), and girls golf.
Hopes are high for the upcoming year in several sports.… Read the rest
Derek to coach boys track, football with brother Devon
by Mark K. Campbell
Brothers who both have enjoyed success at Azle High School are reunited again.
Derek Dorris is back as a Hornet, joining his head football coach/big brother Devon.
Derek will be the boys head track coach and will also become part of Devon’s gridiron staff.
Athletic Director Scott Anderson said Derek officially fills a receivers coach position but where he eventually lands “will be up to Devon.”
Derek, who was part of the initial class of the Azle Athletic Hall of Fame inducted last October, comes from Duncanville where he regularly led athletes to success at the state meet.… Read the rest