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Chamber President Brian Rogers laid to rest

Chamber President Brian Rogers laid to rest

Brian Rogers, left, accepted the Azle Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 Businessman of the Year award from Nate Simmons.

by Carla Noah Stutsman
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

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Ready For Take-off

Ready For Take-off

Todd Gibbons of Azle learned power-assisted hang-gliding in California, but says it takes a lot of practice to get it right. Monday morning, July 18, he was at Ash Creek Park working on his takeoff technique – without power assistance. When cooler temperatures arrive this fall, driving out unpredictable thermals, Gibbons hopes to be in the air above Azle.

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Martin set to lead Marching Green Pride

Martin set to lead Marching Green Pride

Aaron Martin is the new band director at AHS.

by Natalie Gentry
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

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Missing Azle man found safe

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

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Sports

Camp Reflections

Camp Reflections

On courts, fields, and mats, local youngsters have been sharpening their skills this summer. A girls hoops camp is next, July 25-28 followed by a football camp Aug. 1-4. See www.azleisd.net for details.
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Fall sports sending AHS athletes all over the Metroplex

Fall sports sending AHS athletes all over the Metroplex

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

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Hornet Hall of Famer Dorris comes back to Azle

Hornet Hall of Famer Dorris comes back to Azle

 

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

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Movie Man

Some movies should never be remade. Period.

Some movies should never be remade. Period.



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