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Reno citizens push back after walkout

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Reno city hall was packed with citizens Monday night, June 19, in response to a walkout at the previous Monday’s meeting by a quorum of the city council.
Mayor Pro Tem Bonnie Black and council members Billie Steele and Ken Parnell walked out of the June 9 meeting, leaving no quorum to do city business, following a motion by Black to move items up on the agenda.
When, early in the June 19 meeting, Black again asked to move specific items ahead of the Citizen Presentation portion, she was shouted down by citizens.
But Steele seconded the motion, and Walt Leonard, city attorney, supported voting on it.… Read the rest

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Azle school board meeting gets hairy

Azle school board meeting gets hairy

Tanya Anderson sat in the superintendent’s chair for the first time June 19. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Beards on students inspire prickly discussion

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
New superintendent Tanya Anderson settled into her seat on the Azle ISD board for the first time.
And she stayed there for three hours.
After honoring Hornet Academy graduates at Azle High School, board trustees reassembled June 19 at their usual locale at the Azle Instructional Support Center.
The bulk of the meeting concerned Director of Finance Monica Miller’s preliminary budget report for the upcoming 2017-18 school year as well as hearing various long range – five year – projections by technology, transportation, maintenance, and athletics department heads.… Read the rest

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Hornet Academy  honors 36 graduates

Hornet Academy honors 36 graduates

Azle ISD Trustee Tim Brown congratulates a Hornet Academy graduate at the June 19 ceremony. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
Another class of Hornet Academy graduates walked the stage at Azle High School June 19.
Receiving diplomas were 36 new grads – including two who are 41 years old.
The ceremony began before a large audience in the AHS auditorium as the graduates filed in.
Academy Principal Susan Adams welcomed the gathering and introduced several board members and Superintendent Tanya Anderson.
AISD President Bill Lane gave congratulatory remarks.… Read the rest

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Mother of drowned infant arrested

Mother of drowned infant arrested

Mom was distracted by Facebook

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN

The mother of a Reno infant who drowned in a bathtub last week was on Facebook while her child died, according to the Parker County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO).
Cheyenne Summer Stuckey, 21, of Reno, was arrested Wednesday by Parker County Sheriff’s investigators.
Charged with injury to a child, Stuckey remained in the Parker County jail Thursday morning.
Although her bond has not yet been set, it has been recommended to be $50,000, according to jail records.… Read the rest

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Sports

Delving into Azle’s football history an iffy affair

Delving into Azle’s football history an iffy affair

The Hornet team that tallied the most victories, 11, in Azle history was the 2014 squad that won district and two playoff games. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Especially when it’s online

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
History is tricky.
Recent events are easy to uncover in this age of digital preservation.
But go back a few decades and discovering specific facts becomes more daunting.
Documents that can verify statements are not always easy to come by.
High school annuals can be a wealth of information – if you can find one and/or it has what you’re looking for in it.
Websites, even if lovingly tended and researched, are questionable.… Read the rest

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All-State Second Baseman

All-State Second Baseman

Accolades continue for Hornet Ryan Lehr. Last month, the junior was named the district Newcomer of the Year. Now Lehr has been chosen as a First Team 5A All-State second baseman. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Camps don’t resume until July

While summer sports camps are taking a few weeks off, other options are available for local youth.
The cross country training class continues through July 4.
Runners headed for grades 5-8 train Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Also ongoing is the annual Performance Course at the AHS campus.
The sports camp season resumes with an elite volleyball camp July 13-15. Eligible campers are entering grades 7-12 in the upcoming school year.
The next week, an Azle coach-run volleyball camp arrives July 17-20.
Three sessions of girls’ basketball are slated for July 24-27, ranging from incoming grades 1-9.
The final camp of the summer is again youth football with a pair of sessions planned for Aug.… Read the rest

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