by Mark K. Campbell
The biggest group of Azle wrestlers ever ventured to Fargo, North Dakota for the national tournament.
One athlete, Hali Davis, especially shone.
In the Junior Division, the Lady Hornet finished fifth overall, earning All-American status.
Team Texas and AHS coach Monica Allen said, “This is a huge feat. She wrestled well in this division and proved that she can hang with the best in the country.”
Allen said every wrestler – which included boys making the trip for the first time ever – “got a couple of wins under their belts.”
Under Allen, Team Texas’ women’s team finished better than in years, she said.… Read the rest
Incoming Hornet football quarterback Ken Seals won his second Texas State QB competition.
Competing in the 9th/10th grade class, Seals faced 15 other invited top QBs.
After three hours of skills that tested arm strength, long throws, speed, agility, accuracy, and release, Seals finished among the top four, the only freshman.
In the finals, only Seals managed to make a “high difficulty” throw over a net and into the center of another target, winning the event.
On July 23, he was a team captain and starting quarterback for Team USA in a national game that was broadcast live on ESPN3.… Read the rest
by Mark K. Campbell
Good news, bad news.
Good: The calendar is about to flip which means we’re closer to fall.
Bad: We have to make it through August first.
In Texas, August is the hottest month – which is saying something considering July.… Read the rest
New Teen Challenge Director has over 30 years of experience in ministry
by Julie Waldock
With the drug epidemic on the rise throughout America, Teen Challenge Azle and their new director Greg Ambroson are stepping up to help.
Teen Challenge is a faith-based drug and alcohol addiction recovery program.
The residential 12-month program aims to help drug-addicted men, women, and adolescents across America to begin a new, healthier lifestyle.
The Azle Men’s program offers male individual and group mentoring, as well as vocational, academic, and spiritual education.
“We try to do everything we can to prepare them for life after Teen Challenge.” Ambroson said.… Read the rest
Infinite Journey, a Journey tribute band, rocked Azle Central Park last week with their high energy hits. This week, King George, a George Strait tribute band, will play the last concert of this years’ Music in the Park. they take the stage Friday, July 28 at 8 p.m.
Photos by Julie Waldock
BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Azle Fire Marshal Kenny Wilson says a curling iron accidentally left on is to blame for a blaze that caused significant damage to a home in the 200 block of Porter Drive Sunday afternoon, July 24.
A neighbor called 911 at 5:38 p.m. to report smoke coming from the home.
Firefighters with Azle Fire Department arrived at 5:43 p.m. and were met with a plume of thick, black smoke that could be seen for miles.… Read the rest