A recycle truck emptied a bin at Azle Elementary Monday, Jan. 19 about 8:45 a.m., but with the sun in the driver’s eyes, the truck’s scoop clipped overhead electrical lines, shutting off power to the school and numerous homes, businesses, and churches. Worse, sparks from the electrical lines caught the truck’s contents on fire. The driver was able to move the vehicle away from the campus and dump his entire load in the middle of Church Street, where it blazed until Azle Fire Department personnel arrived to snuff the flames.… Read the rest
By Natalie Gentry
Azle resident John Burgoyne has a passion for power – the power found in turn-of-the century engines, that is.
His interest in the forerunners to our modern motors began at an early age.
Burgoyne has always been interested in restoring antique motor cycles, and at the age of 16, he began a five-year apprenticeship at Bristol City Engines in England.
He went on to become a mechanical engineer and he said the interest in early engines was a natural extension.… Read the rest
by Mark K. Campbell
Another tournament, another title.
The latest addition to the Azle High School trophy case was claimed by the Hornet soccer varsity with a victory in an Aledo tourney.… Read the rest
Azle competes in Vernon
The Azle High School wrestling teams ventured northwest to compete in the Red River Tournament in Vernon.
The Lady Hornets finished as runner-ups in the team competition, beating out 10 other squads. Six AHS girls placed.
The boys finished fourth out of 18 teams with six Hornets placing.
The girls were led by a pair of gold medal winners – Lauren Dale at 136 pounds and Hali Davis at 110.… Read the rest
Azle graduate Emily Ditmore has earned a place on the elite President’s Honor Roll at the University of Central Oklahoma.
A perfect 4.0, “straight-A” grade point average is required to make the list.
Ditmore took at least 12 hours of on-campus hours at the Edmond, OK college, the state’s largest metro university.
The senior plays softball for the Division II Bronchos and will man first base for UCO for the second straight year.… Read the rest