At the July West Texas Press Association convention, the News collected several awards.
The paper won four first place plaques.
Reporter Carla Noah Stutsman took top honors in the Photography category.
Her two photos were of a wintertime sledder and a trash truck fire.
Judges noted, “Great shots. Sled photo tells story. Good, on-the-spot shot of fire.”
Editor Mark K. Campbell took first in Editorials with pieces on gunfire near Reno Elementary and observations about the inaugural Azle Athletic Hall of Fame.
The paper’s Special Section on the Hall of Fame was deemed the best.
Judges noted, “This was an excellent special section.… Read the rest
Now that the new surface is atop the back parking lot at AHS – which will provide more room for those attending events at the new gym – it was time for striping the blacktop. This worker focused on a red string being stretched a long distance by a workmate on Aug. 9.
Photo by Mark K. Campbell
They are popular – and they must be renewed.
So you might as well get a meal out of it.
The annual Gold Card Luncheon is slated for Wednesday, Aug. 17 at the AISD Instructional Support Center at 483 Sandy Beach Road.
Gold Cards permit entry into a variety of district events – athletic, dramatic, and otherwise, like AISD lunches.
Now, Gold Cards will be issued for a period of two years; so they will be good until the end of the 2018 school year.
The annual Gold Card Kickoff Luncheon starts at 11:30 a.m.
Applicants must be over 55 and a resident of the AISD.… Read the rest
BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
In Texas and Oklahoma, there are only 30 of them – 27 are in the Lone Star State and one is Wayne Goodman.
He’s a Special Ranger covering counties to the south of here.
Goodman works for the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, a group organized in Graham Feb. 15, 1877 to stop rustlers.
He joined up with TSCRA after working for North Richland Hills police.
These unique Rangers – “we’re the only privately funded law enforcement agency in Texas,” Goodman said – can cross state lines and have statewide jurisdiction.… Read the rest