It’s early May and high school football doesn’t officially kick off until late August. But pigskins are flying around Hornet Field right now. Annual spring drills began May 2 with head coach Devon Dorris readying another batch of Hornets. Photos by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest
Sources say police arrived too late to save Davis
BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The community was stunned two weeks ago to learn of the murder of 74-year-old Catherine Davis in Pelican Bay.
The beloved widow had appeared – beaming with joy – a few weeks earlier in Azle News after the Servolution ministry team demolished her front and back porches and built new ones for her home.
But the News has now learned the police response to Davis’ calls for help on the morning of April 18 was delayed.
To what exact degree and for what reason have not yet been confirmed, but two independent reports say police first arrived on scene almost an hour after Davis’ first call for help.… Read the rest
Early voting ended Tuesday
BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Election Day looms Saturday, May 7 for local cities and school districts.
Early voting ended Tuesday, May 3; because the Azle News goes to press each Tuesday afternoon – just before early voting ends – we are providing early voting numbers through Monday, May 2.
In the city of Azle’s charter election, 83 people voted early in person, and 59 voted by mail, for a total of 142 early votes through Monday.
A total of 226 people had voted early by the end of Monday in the Azle ISD election, with 113 votes cast in person and 113 by mail.… Read the rest
Once again, it will be the Lady Hornets versus the Ladycats in the softball postseason.
In the past two years, Aledo has eliminated Azle (28-6) just shy of the Final Four in Austin.
This time around, the squads will battle earlier in the playoffs, the Area round. And, perhaps, this Ladycat team isn’t the juggernaut of previous years; Aledo finished second in its district this season.… Read the rest
Homecoming is Oct. 21 against NW Eaton
by Mark K. Campbell
There are some familiar faces, some old rivals, and a brand new school on the 2016 varsity football schedule.
Azle will be spending plenty of time at Hornet Field before the new district – 6-5A – starts play in late September.
AHS will scrimmage Burleson at home; only one scrimmage is permitted because the Hornets are participating in spring practices that began May 2.
The season opens with a pair of home games, Grapevine (Aug. 26) and Keller Timber Creek (Sept. 2). That latter game is Youth Night at the stadium.… Read the rest