by Mark K. Campbell
Over 200 folks gathered to recognize the second class of the Azle ISD Athletic Hall of Fame Oct. 22.
After a banquet dinner, the first honoree was Azle’s initial state champion wrestler, Chas Skelly.
After an introduction by fellow AHS wrestler Brandon Lopez, Skelly said he considered Azle like another family.… Read the rest
BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
At an October meeting, four Azle High School seniors were picked as the Azle Rotary Club’s Students of the Month.
Earning awards were Hunter Jennings, Trent Creacy, Kassidy Hightower, and Juliann Boiles.
Jennings, son of Corbett and Elizabeth Jennings, is ranked No. 16 in the Class of 2017 with a grade point average of 102.0625.
He has held the position of being in the top five percent for his entire AHS career.
Strong in science and English, Jennings is considering business management and/or marketing in college.… Read the rest
A Springtown woman and her four-year-old daughter sustained non-life threatening injuries in a one vehicle crash the morning of Oct. 20.
Lacey Johnson, 41, was traveling westbound on Hwy. 199 between Azle and Springtown when a black vehicle of an unknown make and model pulled out in front of Johnson’s Honda.
According to Texas Department of Safety troopers, who responded to the scene at approximately 8 a.m. Thursday morning, the black vehicle failed to yield right-of-way and did not stop at the scene of the accident.… Read the rest
Azle’s Dana Scott received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdiscplinary Studies (K-8) from Western Governors University in Austin.
It was the fifth commencment ceremony for the online UGU – 1,263 students from 300 cities in over 100 Texas counties earned degrees.… Read the rest
With the usual fanfare – a bus loaded with school district administrators, the Marching Green Pride, Hornet cheerleaders and even Buzzy – the Azle Education Foundation traveled to all 10 campuses within the Azle Independent School District (AISD) Friday, Oct. 14, awarding teacher and campus grants.
A total of 40 mini-grants were awarded to 63 surprised and excited teachers. The foundation also awarded campus grants to Azle High School for electronic books and Walnut Creek Elementary won a $3,000 campus grant that will allow it to purchase robots.… Read the rest
The 37th Annual Youth Appreciation Banquet, sponsored and hosted by the Optimist Club of Azle, is slated for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at Forte Junior High, 479 Sandy Beach Road.
The banquet honors two students from each school campus in the Azle ISD, and three Boy Scouts from Troops 175, 243, and 147, for their extraordinary achievements inside and outside the classroom.
The free event is open to the general public and everyone is encouraged to attend to show their support for the youth in our community.… Read the rest
Drum roll, please!
Cynthia “Cindy” Willeford, local field associate for H&R Block, has been awarded the H&R Block Foundation’s 2016 Henry W. Bloch National Award for Outstanding Community Service.
Willeford joins Berniece Robinson, franchise associate, Carla Clunie, seasonal associate, and Rita Kelly, headquarters associate, who also received the award.
Every year, The H&R Block Foundation honors associates from each of the H&R Block business units for their extraordinary volunteer efforts in support of their community and H&R Block.… Read the rest
Two Parker County ballots are included. Be sure to know which Precinct you reside in – 100-4 is Precinct 1 while 400-4 is Precinct 4. The page at left is the same for both precincts. Below left is the second page for those residing in Precinct 4; below right is the second page for Precinct 1 residents.
BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Early voting is underway ahead of the Nov. 8 Presidential Election, in which local voters will also elect state representatives, judges, and decide some important school and road projects.
Record turnout is a distinct possibility in this year’s election, evidenced by 4,139 early votes cast in Parker County on Monday.
Voters who live within the Azle Independent School District will decide whether to approve a $59.5 million bond proposal that will build two new elementary schools to replace one that officials say is severely overcrowded and another that’s more than 100 years old.
The proposed bond package would also provide security measures and additional improvements to every campus in the district.… Read the rest