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Malone top bull rider

May 25, 2016
Malone top bull rider

Azle rodeo competitors Austen Malone and Kylee Scribner took honors at a finals event.

Senior also wins a scholarship

At the North Texas High School Rodeo Association Finals in Fort Worth, two Azle High School athletes shone.
Bull rider Austen Malone took second in the second go-round with a ride scored 78.
For the season, he was crowned at the NTHSRA bull rider champion.
The senior also was awarded the Martha Bennet Scholarship worth $1,000.
Kylee Scribner, a freshman, turned in the fastest times in barrels and poles at the Will Rogers arena finals races.
She won the second go-round in each event.… Read the rest

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Baseball players earn postseason accolades

May 25, 2016
Baseball players earn postseason accolades

 

Donny Nay was not only a First Team All-District selection but was the AHS team MVP. Photo by Mark K. Campbell


Several Hornet baseball players were lauded for the play during the 2016 season.
Two Azle athletes were named First Team All-District in 5-5A.
Second baseman Donny Nay and Pitcher Slade Dinkins earned ultimate kudos from district coaches.
Five more Hornets landed on the Honorable Mention list: catcher Zachary Edwards; first baseman Jon Mark Castillo; outfielder Sean Townsend; third baseman Shane Drolet; and pitcher Devon Oliver.
Seven AHS athletes were named 5-5A Academic All-District: Dylan Flynn, Alex Newton, Trent Creacy, Trey Ramos, Oliver, Nay, and Drolet.… Read the rest

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Camps begin June 1 at AHS

May 25, 2016
Camps begin June 1 at AHS

Campers learn sports skills at an early age when getting instruction from experienced Azle coaches. And it’s fun, too. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
When June arrives, so do a variety of camps as well as a Performance Course for Azle youth.
Things kick off with a June 1-3 boys basketball “team camp” that runs from June 1-3 for $75 with sessions from 1-3 p.m. and 3:30-5:30 for incoming 10-12 graders.
Three camps are slated for June 6-9:
• tennis – incoming 4-9 grades; 8-10 a.m.; $45 before June 1, $50 on day of camp
• baseball – grades 2-9; 9 a.m.-noon; $60 per camper, $50 for each additional family member
• soccer – Session I: first graders, 3:30-4:15, $35, $30 for each additional family member.… Read the rest

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Spring Football Ending

May 25, 2016
Spring Football Ending

Spring football will end Thursday, May 26 with an extended practice and a scrimmage from 3:45-5:30 p.m., coach Devon Dorris said. Photos by Mark K. CampbellRead the rest

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There and back again

May 25, 2016
There and back again

James Francisco stands with his daughter, Jan Garrett, at the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. during his recent trip with Honor Flight Fort Worth

Springtown veteran takes Honor Flight to national war memorials

BY NATALIE GENTRY
Stone, bronze, and water are impressive alone, but the World War II Memorial became even more spectacular when living history arrived May 6 in the form of James Francisco and his fellow veterans of the 29th Dallas/Fort Worth Honor Flight.
The 90-year-old Francisco – a Springtownian who now resides at Eagle Crest Villas – experienced the trip of a life time when he and 25 other Fort Worth area World War II, Korean, and Vietnam era veterans went on Honor Flight Fort Worth to visit the WWII Memorial and other monuments in Washington D.C.… Read the rest

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City Proclamations

May 25, 2016
City Proclamations

City council proclamations for May:  Public Works; Emergency Services; Motorcycle Awareness.  Photos by Carla Noah Stutsman… Read the rest

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Neither Fast Nor Furious

May 25, 2016
Neither Fast Nor Furious

Longtime Azle resident Benny Walker was cutting the grass when a News photographer stopped nearby to get some shots of the sunken service road. Walker good-naturedly quipped “if you came to get a picture of somebody working… here I am!” Then he drove away on his John Deere mower. Photo by Carla Noah Stustman

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Tittle’s writing skills earn VFW scholarship

May 25, 2016
Tittle’s writing skills earn VFW scholarship

Essay winner Samantha Tittle accepts a check from VFW Quartermaster Bill Wyser.

Azle’s Samantha Tittle competed in the annual Voice of Democracy essay contest sponsored statewide by the Texas Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Among 2,174 entries writing on the theme “My Vision for America,” the AHS senior finished 12th.
She won $3,000 for that effort and, on May 18, the Azle VFW added another $1,000 to her winnings.
Tittle, who played several sports at AHS and was a member of the student council, National Honor Society, and other groups, has been accepted at Texas A&M where she will major in biomedical sciences.… Read the rest

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City Awards

May 25, 2016
City Awards

Sgt. Bob Spohn is the Azle Police Department’s Supervisor of the Year; with him are Police Chief Rick Pippins (left) and Mayor Alan Brundrett. Photo by Carla Noah Stustman

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Rotary speaker talks Stock Show

May 25, 2016
Rotary speaker talks Stock Show

Publicity Manager Matt Brockman told Rotarians about the future of the Stock Show. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
Plenty of generations of folks from Azle – youth and adults – have made the trip annually to the Fort Worth Stock Show.
Whether showing animals or competing in the rodeo, local cowboys and cowgirls are more than familiar with the complex in the Cowtown cultural area.
However, things are changing over there, Matt Brockman, publicity manger of the Stock Show, told the Azle Rotary Club May 19.
The wintertime event is always growing and the 2016 show broke the attendance record, Brockman said.… Read the rest

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