BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Three cheers for the AHS cheerleading squads!
Azle High School’s Hornet Cheer and Muscle once again showed what they’re made of, bringing home the bronze medal from the National High School Cheerleading Championship (NHSCC) – the most prestigious cheerleading championship in the country – from Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida Feb. 11
More than 25,000 cheerleaders made their way to the NHSCC event, which was nationally televised on ESPN and ESPN2 to more than 100 million homes and 32 countries.… Read the rest
by Carla Noah Stutsman
When Azle’s own Orr family – Ken, Jann, and daughter DeAnn – sets out to get a job done, you can bet it’s going to happen.
That’s why it shouldn’t be surprising to anyone who knows them that they have been supporters of the Tarrant Area Food Bank’s premiere fundraiser, Empty Bowls, for the last 14 years.
The family’s involvement began with Ken.
As a member of the Texas Pottery and Sculpture Guild, he volunteered the second year of Empty Bowls to provide some of his work to the event to help raise money to fight hunger in 13 North Texas counties.… Read the rest
The Azle Police Department is seeking help from the public in locating a missing person.
Jim Bob Cook was last seen Wednesday, Feb. 8. He is 5-feet, 11-inches tall, 180 pounds, with gray hair and blue eyes, and is known to wear a black western hat and dark clothing.
Cook owns a black 2016 Ford F-150 pickup bearing license plate number HYW9836.
Anyone with information about Cook is asked to contact the Azle Police Department at 817-444-3221.… Read the rest
BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
If you have an interest in applying for a spot on the ballot in a local election, you’d better get after it – the deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17.
Those who wish to file as a write-in candidate may do so until 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21.
Early voting ahead of Election Day will take place from Monday, April 24 through Tuesday, May 2.
If there are no contested races in a political subdivision, the entity can cancel its election, thereby saving taxpayers the cost of an unnecessary election.
So far, that option is at least a possibility for all local political subdivisions except the city of Reno.… Read the rest
Jesse Grubbs was one of 390 Campbellsville University students named to the Kentucky-based school’s Dean’s List for the fall 2016 semester.
Grubbs landed on the list for her academic performance; she maintained a grade point average of at least 3.5 with a course load of at least 12 hours.… Read the rest
BY BARBARA BAGWELL
The month of February is going fast at the Azle Senior Center, located at 601 Southeast Parkway.
We’ll have an AARP Driver Class Feb. 16 to help save on car insurance and we hope to continue having this class for the Azle community. Our phone number at the Center is (817) 444-0070.
The next bus trip to Kiowa Casino is slated for Feb. 21. Signup early for $10, which includes $10 in free play as well as a lunch buffet. Call the center at 817-444-0070 to reserve a seat on the nice 55-seat bus. We need at least 40 people for the bus to continue coming to Azle each month.… Read the rest
by Mark K. Campbell
The Azle Rotary Club honored four students as February Students of the Month.
Taking the honors were Kayla Arstingstall, Kayla Karnes, Davion Jones, and Dylan Gibson.
Arstingstall, daughter of Troy and Yvonne Arstingstall, is eyeing majoring in biomedical engineering upon her graduation from AHS.
She sits No. 37 out of the Class of 2017’s 366 graduates.
Arstingstall has been a member of the Dazzlers dance group and was an officer as a sophomore.
She has participated in student-directed productions and was in Peter Pan as well as UIL plays.
Athletically, she is a golfing Lady Hornet.
Arstingstall is a member of the National Honor Society (NHS).… Read the rest