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Book Buzz

February 10, 2016
Book Buzz

Scores of youngsters – and some dogs – poured into the Azle High School indoor facility to take part in the Second Annual Hanging with the Hornets – Book Buzz Feb. 6. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Smoke at the Bank

February 10, 2016
Smoke at the Bank

A fan motor in the drive-through area seized up, causing a small fire in its wiring and filling the BBVA Compass building at Industrial Avenue and Central Drive with smoke Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 9. The building was evacuated as firefighters from Azle, Lake Worth, Briar-Reno, and LaJunta worked to discover the cause of the smoke. Above, Azle police stand ready to help firefighters if necessary. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Police Blotter

February 10, 2016

Officers with the Azle Police Department arrested the following individuals during the week of Jan. 31-Feb. 6:
• Bryan Keith Zarangue, 45, of Irving, was arrested Jan. 31 in the 900 block of Boyd Road and charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and public intoxication/other than alcohol. He posted $1,000 bond and was released from the Azle jail Feb. 1.
• A 29-year-old Springtown woman was arrested Feb. 1 in the 700 block of Boyd Road and charged with theft of property $100-750. She posted $1,500 bond and was released from the Azle jail Feb. 2.… Read the rest

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100 = 200 at Cross Timbers Elementary

February 10, 2016
100 = 200 at Cross Timbers Elementary

Cross Timbers Elementary School kindergartners celebrated the 100th day of school Feb. 3. The students gathered canned goods for the needy and are ready to donate more than 200 cans to the Community Caring Center in Azle. Pictured are Corbin Myers, Kaylee Creacy, Cooper Womack, Tristan Uecker and William Patrick.

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New Officer

February 10, 2016
New Officer

Police Officer Jennifer Bond is pictured in front of two smiling Azle city council members after Mayor Alan Brundrett administered the oath of office to her during the Feb. 2 council meeting. Bond began work for the Azle Police Department Jan. 25. She previously worked at Lakeside PD.
Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Rotary lauds quartet

February 10, 2016
Rotary lauds quartet

The February Rotary Students of the Month are (l-r) Christian McGill, Marissa Bazan, Meredith Newton, and Wyatt Massey. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
Four Azle High School seniors were named as the Rotary Club’s Students of the Month for February.
Earning those honors were Marissa Bazan, Meredith Newton, Wyatt Massey, and Christian McGill.
Bazan has already been accepted to Texas A&M. There, she plans to study horticulture.
She is the National Honor Society (NHS) president and the senior class secretary. She is also a member of Peer Assistance and Leadership (PAL).
Daughter of Hermilio and Maria Bazan, she has earned a variety of honors at AHS ranging from perfect attendance as a junior to lettering in band and soccer.… Read the rest

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AHS nabs state TAFE honor

February 10, 2016
AHS nabs state TAFE honor

AHS TAFE students who attended and competed in the 32nd annual Teach Tomorrow Summit in Houston include (front, l-r): Madison Mowrey, Katelynn Vaccarella, Darian Tyler, Marlee Mazza, and Rachel McGee; and (back): Raelynn Grubbs, Madi McGrath, Brooke Collins, Mayson Cross, and Sydnee Stanley.

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The Azle High School chapter of Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE) attended the 32nd annual Teach Tomorrow Summit at the University of Houston Jan. 28-Feb. 1.
AHS was elected to serve as state secretary officer school for the upcoming year, with Brooke Collins serving as student representative.
AHS TAFE students competed in several competitions during the summit.… Read the rest

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Senior Night Farewell

February 10, 2016
Senior Night Farewell

Before her final home game Feb. 5, senior basketball Lady Hornet Kaycie Dunkerley gets a hug from head coach Mitzi Marquart. Photo courtesy Azle Sports Photography

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Azle High School math, science students place at Argyle event

February 3, 2016
Azle High School math, science students place at Argyle event

Pictured during the Argyle High School spring academic tournament are AHS math and science team members: (front, l-r) Davian Hill, Eramist Haskins, Taylor Cubbage, Sarah Wilson, Skylar Ingram, and Missy Cashion; (back) Byron Anderson, William Little, Carl Bertsch, Zach Boemer, Jennifer Wang, and Shawn Kim.

Azle High School’s math and science team competed Jan. 27, in Argyle High School’s annual spring academic tournament.
Although the AHS team didn’t place at this extremely competitive tournament, three individuals brought awards home.
Junior Shawn Kim placed seventh in the calculator applications contest.
Sophomore Jennifer Wang took sixth place in number sense.
Freshman Byron Anderson placed ninth in number sense.… Read the rest

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Contributing to the Needy

February 3, 2016
Contributing to the Needy

With help from a fork lift and (l-r) David Florence of Ace Hardware of Azle, Community Caring Center volunteers Bill Shank, Pat Vaught and Brookshire’s Store Manager Mark Laudenheimer unloaded more than $8,000 worth of food for the Center. The food was collected during Brookshire’s annual drive in Azle.

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