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Spring Versus Winter

February 18, 2015
Spring Versus Winter

Typical late winter Texas weather continued as bluebonnets dared to begin growth only to have Old Man Winter give them an icy sheen.
Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Tour, Hornet Academy grads highlight AISD meeting

February 18, 2015
Tour, Hornet Academy grads highlight AISD meeting

by Carla Noah Stutsman
The Azle Independent School District’s Board of Trustees had a long but fruitful meeting Tuesday, Feb. 16.
The gathering began with a special called meeting for the purpose of touring ongoing construction at Azle High School.
Rains earlier in the day made it impossible – well, maybe not impossible, but really messy – to tour the future Career and Technology Education (CATE) Center due to extremely muddy conditions.… Read the rest

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All-time greats sought: Nominations soon to open for AHS’ best athletes

February 18, 2015

by Mark K. Campbell
Think you have seen some incredible athletes at Azle High School?
Then give them a nomination.
The first-ever class of the Azle ISD Athletic Hall of Fame will begin accepting nominations during the month of March.
Among the categories considered:
• athlete
• coach
• supporter
• team
• trainer/manager
Individual nominees must have been graduated from Azle High School for at least 10 years.
Teams must be at least a decade beyond their “greatest accomplishment.”… Read the rest

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Azle man charged with animal cruelty

February 11, 2015

Fund set up for Shetland pony

by Carla Noah Stutsman
An Azle man was arrested and charged with cruelty to livestock animal(s) Feb. 3 after a pony was attacked by a pack of dogs.
Juan Gabriel Mesta, 40, was booked into the Parker County jail, where he posted $2,500 bond and was released the following day.
According to a press release, Parker County Sheriff’s deputies found a two-year-old Shetland pony owned by Mesta wandering in the 100 block of Arvel Circle in Reno suffering from injuries apparently received during the attack.… Read the rest

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Russell Feed plans move to new location in April

February 11, 2015
Russell Feed plans move to new location in April

Construction is coming along nicely at Russell Feed & Supply’s new location at 1312 Northwest Parkway. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Construction is well underway on a new building at a new location for a business that’s been in Azle for years.
Russell Feed & Supply has announced plans to open its new location at 1312 Northwest Parkway in early April.… Read the rest

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First Pitch Saturday

February 11, 2015
First Pitch Saturday

On a day that ended up being near-perfect, Azle baseball and softball squads hit the diamonds for the first time this season. First Pitch Saturday on Feb. 7 featured softball scrimmages – where the Lady Hornets excelled – as well as baseball practices and an alumni game. It was the initial outings for squads that are looking forward to memorable seasons, including freshman bunter T.J. Fugate and softball slugger Sarah Brown.… Read the rest

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Frisbees and Jetpacks and Drums…Lots of Drums

February 4, 2015
Frisbees and Jetpacks and Drums…Lots of Drums

The Azle High School Indoor Drumline, under the direction of AHS Percussion Director Richard Kearns, revealed its 2015 competition show Up In The Air Jan. 29 in the AHS main gym. In the show, members of the drumline become part of a boy’s imagination as he dreams of flying. To the surprise of most, indoor kites and flying Frisbees are part of the fast-paced, innovative show. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Fixin’ facilities

February 4, 2015
Fixin’ facilities

AHS auditorium, stadium upgrades likely soon

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
More seats for plays and programs in the auditorium and additional room to roam at Hornet Field are on tap for Azle High School.
Since the AHS campus first opened in the 1990-91 school year, its auditorium has only seen the most minor of updates, like the replacement of drapes and carpet.
As seats have become dilapidated, they’ve been used for parts to repair others in better shape, but now, the first few rows of seating are gone.… Read the rest

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Simmons Chamber Citizen of the Year

February 4, 2015
Simmons Chamber Citizen of the Year

By Mark K. Campbell
Scores of folks ventured down a red carpet Jan. 31 for the 55th Azle Area Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet.
A slew of honors were handed out, among them the top award, the Bright Star Citizen of the Year.
That elite nod was claimed by Nate Simmons for “grateful appreciation for outstanding service and dedication rendered to the community of Azle.”… Read the rest

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One shade of grey for AHS Drama Dept.

February 4, 2015
One shade of grey for AHS Drama Dept.

The great Oz came through!
For three years, the Azle High School Drama Department and Drama Boosters have been raising money to purchase a new, professionally-built UIL Competition Grey Set and – thanks to the huge success of the drama department’s December production of The Wizard of Oz, that goal has finally been reached.
You may be asking: What is a “Grey Set?”… Read the rest

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