“The Best Little Hospital in Texas.”
That’s how Bob Ellzey, president of Texas Health Harris Methodist Azle (THAZ) referred to the facility he oversees when he spoke to the Azle Rotary Club March 28.
THAZ being named one of the top 100 hospitals in Texas is a big deal, Ellzey said.
“The perception is that things are better in the ‘big city’ – cars, food, hospitals,” he said. “And that’s not the case.”
Preliminary work has begun on two long-awaited projects at Azle High School: a new $1.2 million artificial turf surface and running track for Hornet Field and a $3.5 million stand-alone indoor practice facility.
Those facilities will be paid for in cash out of the Azle Independent School District’s reserve cash, so taxpayers needn’t fret about footing the bill.
A Reno man was killed in a freak four-vehicle crash in the early morning hours of Monday, March 25.
Larry Mitchell Perkins, 56, died after being struck by traffic on Highway 199 about 6:15 a.m., according to Department of Public Safety Senior Trooper Gary M. Rozzell.
Perkins, driving his 2007 Ford Ranger pickup, was involved in a minor accident with a second vehicle as it tried to make a left hand turn, Rozzell said.
Azle man jailed
An Azle man is in the Parker County jail after his girlfriend reported he assaulted her and held her against her will.
Michael Dwayne Cosby, 44, is charged with assault family violence (choking) with bond set at $10,000. He is also held without bond for a parole violation warrant out of another county with no bond.
Wearing cowboy hats, members of Dawna McColl’s class at Hoover Elementary School conduct a live interview on the iPads with attendees at a ParentLink conference in Provo, Utah on March 8.
“What is going on in Azle?”
That’s what representatives of ParentLink – a Utah company that helps school districts build educational communities – wanted to know.
So they invited Skip McCambridge, Director of Operations for the Azle Independent School District, to be the keynote speaker at a recent training conference in Provo, Utah.
An Azle man was being treated in a Fort Worth hospital for multiple stab wounds after a dispute over some horses led to a physical fight.
Although the victim’s name has not officially been released, The Azle News has learned he is Emmit “Bubba” Dickey, 56, a lifelong area resident.
Dickey was reported to be in critical condition Thursday morning, March 14, but further information about his condition was not available at press time Tuesday, March 19.
Azle’s favorite son James Casey is headed to the Philadelphia Eagles to continue his pro football career.
On March 12, the former Hornet standout signed a three-year, $14.5 million dollar contract, with $6 million guaranteed.
Army Spc. Taylor Kemp visits with some of those who gathered at Eagle Mountain Cycles Saturday, Feb. 16 to welcome him home.
Army Spc. Taylor D. Kemp, 23, received a hero’s welcome home from a year-long deployment to Afghanistan Saturday, Feb. 16, at Eagle Mountain Cycles on Main Street in Azle.
Coordinated by David Vaughan of Azle, Kemp is the latest military honoree of Welcome Home a Hero, Vaughan’s project to provide such a welcome for any returning member of the U.S. military.
Winning Lotto ticket has Azle connection
Maybe he’s a winner, or maybe he simply represents the winners as their legal agent.
Regardless of his connection, an Azle man representing a group of people who collectively held the winning ticket for the $16 million Lotto Texas jackpot held Feb. 20 appeared at Texas Lottery headquarters in Austin Wednesday, March 6, to collect.