by Darlene Holmes
We had about 30-plus here for our “No Hot SCS Meal Day” Monday.
I fixed beans with summer sausage and ham with cornbread and salad. Sure was good. We had a variety of cakes and pies for dessert and topped off our meal with a Coke or root beer float.
Sue has been brainstorming with some of us about doing something different for a change, so next Monday, July 28, be sure to wear your house shoes!… Read the rest
The News continues to receive kudos for work staffers performed in 2013.
At the West Texas Press Association’s annual Better Newspaper Contest, the News earned six first place plaques.
One of those came in a unique competition – Special Coverage – where judges deemed the News’ reporting of the local earthquake swarm was tops among all entries.
That package included stories, photos, graphics, letters to the editor, and layout – one of the latter highlighted by a mention in Texas Monthly for its “cheeky” design.… Read the rest
Azle’s Carl B. Perry earned a place on the Holy Cross University Dean’s List for the spring semester.
Perry, a third year student at the Worchester, Massachusetts school, is the son of Carl and Kimberley Perry of Azle.
Perry is a political science major at the “highly selective” Jesuit Catholic university of just 2,900 students.… Read the rest
Several Weatherford College students listing Azle as their hometown landed on the WC Dean’s List.
The top students: Franklin Baca, Amanda Branham, Taylor Geary, Chelsea Glover, Hannah Grant, and Patricia Johnston.
Also: Amanda Lang, Austin Lege, Israel Morrow, Chelsea Mosteller, Amanda Rinehart, Maria Silva, and Shelbee Smith.
To claim a berth on the list, students must be enrolled for 12 or more semester hours, have no grade lower than a C, and meet the minimum grade point average based on a one-to-four rating.… Read the rest
Officers with the Azle Police Department arrested the following individuals during the week of July 13-19:
• Justin Ross Dildy, 35, of Springtown, was arrested July 13 in the 600 block of Northwest Parkway and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI), his second. Dildy posted $5,000 bond and was released from the Azle jail.
• Michael Lee Jett, 33, of Arlington, was arrested July 14 in the 600 block of Alameda Road and charged with assault family violence (choking) as well as assault by contact.… Read the rest
The Heat Band played to a cool crowd Friday, July 18, at Music in the Park. Mild temperatures from a rare polar vortex coupled with favorite tunes both old and new made for one of the most enjoyable evenings of the summer at Central Park. Photos by Carla Noah Stutsman
Cheeseburger-choosers sample the fare at West Bay Marina (left). BoonDocks’ burger was crowned the winner.
West Bay Marina a close second in first annual competition
by Carla Noah Stutsman
In a very unofficial taste test, the title “Best Cheeseburger on Eagle Mountain Lake” went to Boondocks – the newly opened restaurant at Eagle Mountain Marina.
That’s according to more than 40 people who gathered Saturday, July 19 in search of the elusive “Cheeseburger in Paradise.”… Read the rest