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Dazzlers celebrate 20 years

August 24, 2016
Dazzlers celebrate 20 years

The 2016-2017 Emerald Dazzlers Drill Team: 1st Lt. Brooke Ashmore; Secretary Kelsi Bernsen; Senior Lt. Leona Brune; Moriah Carrizales; Junior Lt. Taylor Cobb; Historian Skylar Collins; Isabelle Crabtree; Jennifer De La Cerda; Junior Lt. Tallie Feldmen; Manager Sydney Glenn; Ana Gomez; Alexa Guadiana; Bricky Guiffre; Vice President Kaycee Hickman; Jorden Hooper; Payton Hoskins; President Chyanne Hull; Captain Kayla Karnes; Treasurer Dahlia Kautz; Yolany Lopez; Mariah Markham; Manager Zoe Martin; Alexus Martinez; Marlenn Martinez; Rachel McGee; Candy Mesta; Stacie Moore; Manager Halen Morris; Chaplain Hannah Morrison; Destiny Otparlik; Junior Lt. Jill Pace; Daisy Rivera; Manager Vanessa Shay; KenLeigh Spivey; Manager Caitlin Thomas; Sydney Thomason; Raychel Velasquez; and Alyssa Westrup.

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Teen Challenge golf tourney Oct. 10

August 24, 2016

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Adult and Teen Challenge of Texas-Azle, part of a nationally-recognized, faith-based solution for the drug epidemic, will host its 2016 Azle Golf Tournament Monday, Oct. 10, at The Golf Club at Fossil Creek, 3401 Clubgate Dr. in Fort Worth.
Here is an opportunity to get in a round of golf while supporting a worthy cause in the Azle community. Sponsorship opportunities ranging from $125-$10,000 are available for families and businesses, as well.
Registration – $125 per player includes green fees, range balls, lunch, gifts and prizes – and lunch begin at noon, with tee-off at 1:30 p.m.… Read the rest

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Serving those who serve

August 24, 2016

1st Responders Day Sept. 11

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
If you are a first responder – including all police, fire, EMS, active and retired military, doctors, and nurses – prepared to be honored.
Servolution will host the second Annual First Responders Appreciation Day beginning at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11 at The Church at Azle, 1801 South Stewart St.
This year’s event will feature a free dinner, free concert, and free raffle.
Those who plan to attend are invited to bring their immediate family and to wear their department shirts; RSVP at www.servolutiontcaa.com/event/911.
Dinner will be from 5-6 p.m., followed by guest speaker Pastor Chad Geeslin of The Church at Azle at 6 p.m.… Read the rest

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Addressing Rotarians

August 24, 2016
Addressing Rotarians

Two Azle High School juniors, Grant Johnson (left) and Trey Walcott attended the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards under the sponsorship of the Azle club. Both named a game called “Promises, Promises” as most memorable from the Denton experience. In the game, teams are given countries – each with specific strengths and weaknesses – and are tasked with trading assets to see that all countries get what they need.                                                  Photos by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest

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Graves succumbs to crash injuries

August 24, 2016

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Charles David Graves, 52, was laid to rest Tuesday, Aug. 23 after suffering massive injuries in a three-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon, Aug. 14.
Graves died at 4:22 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 at John Peter Smith Hospital, where he was transported by CareFlite air ambulance immediately following the accident.
According to Azle police, Graves was southbound in a red 2003 Honda Accord when he drifted into the northbound lane in the 12200 block of FM 730 North, striking a northbound 2012 Dodge Ram pickup driven by Brian Todd Blair, 47, of Boyd.
Blair’s pickup then struck a southbound black 2014 Honda Accord driven by Jose Fortunato Castellano, 53, of Azle.… Read the rest

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A text a day could win $10K for Azle HS

August 24, 2016

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Hornet fans, pull out your cell phones for a chance to help Azle High School win $10,000 from Brookshire’s.
The Brookshire’s Extra Point contest begins Aug. 31 and runs through Nov. 1.
Participants can text the word “AZLE” to 43101 once each day during the contest.
The leaderboard will be updated after each week’s texts are counted at http://www.brookshires.com/extrapoint/ so you can track Azle High School’s progress.
Schools compete in divisions with other schools similar in size – AHS is in the Blue category, where it will compete against Texas high schools in Denton, Ennis, Forney, Granbury, Joshua, Hallsville, Tyler, Kaufman, Kilgore, Terrell, and others, as well as high schools in Arkansas and Louisiana.… Read the rest

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Counts earns Master’s

August 24, 2016
Counts earns Master’s

Austin Counts

Austin Counts, AHS Class of 2005, earned a Master of Science degree from Tarleton State University.
He graduated summa cum laude from the Stephenville college Aug. 6.
Counts was selected as the 2016 Computer Information Systems/Marketing outstanding graduate.
The son of Rondal and Aelanda Counts, Austin was a member of the Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society in Business.… Read the rest

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One Time at Band Camp…

August 17, 2016
One Time at Band Camp…

Forte Junior High Students celebrated “surviving” band camp Aug. 11 with a massive water balloon fight. Hundreds of balloons were laid out and they soon were flying on the scorching day.                    Photos by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest

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Most area taxing entities continue to enjoy increased sales tax take

August 17, 2016

Only Parker Co., P’Bay behind 2015 revenue pace

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Two taxing entities in the area remain behind in sales tax revenue as compared to August 2016 – Parker County and Pelican Bay – while all others continue to climb.
In Azle, August revenue of $231,587 is up 6.63 percent from $217,169; the city’s year-to-date totals are up 12.06 percent from the same time period in 2015.
Azle’s Crime Control and Prevention District banked August revenue of $43,450, an 8.24 percent increase from $40,142 in August 2015. The District is up 6.38 percent so far this year as compared to 2015 revenues.… Read the rest

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Hernandez on elite college roll

August 17, 2016

Rebekah Hernandez of Azle was named to the University of Dallas honor roll for the Spring 2016 semester.
She earned a semester GPA of 3.0-3.49.
Hernandez is majoring in Business.… Read the rest

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