Dotted around Ranchoaks Addition Phase II, among mostly modest but well-kept mobile homes, are egregious violations of the deed restrictions. Many land owners in the subdivision only recently became aware the deed restrictions existed. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman… Read the rest
Now more than 10 feet low, Eagle Mountain Lake continues to struggle with the drought. Docks are either far from the water (upper left at Shady Grove Park) or need help (below, Twin Points). The “deep water” boat ramp at Twin Points is now closed (left) and wildlife, like us, continue to wait for rain. Photos by Carla Noah Stutman
Azle volleyball player Natalie Smith plays before a raucous, supportive student body Sept. 19 as the Lady Hornets swept visiting Brewer in a district match. A big night looms Sept. 26 at Boswell High when the volleyball and football teams face the Pioneers in key 5-5A contests. More on the ladies’ victory on Page 13A. Photo by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest
Sting Fling draws crowd on early fall-like day
by carla noah stutsman
Historically, weather has been a determining factor in crowd size for the Azle Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Sting Fling – its biggest fundraiser each year.
Rains have plagued the event for the last several years, forcing it to close early.
This year, the Chamber elected to move the event from the last Saturday in September to the second Saturday in hopes of avoiding the rain.… Read the rest
The Azle Independent School District Board of Trustees, plus Superintendent Dr. Ray Lea, answered the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Thursday, Sept. 4, at the Azle Junior High stadium. Lea had previously taken the plunge at home after a challenge from his brother-in-law, but when one was issued by board Secretary Shannon Hart and President Bill Lane, Lea extended the challenge to include the entire board. In turn, the AISD board members solicited Azle Mayor Alan Brundrett, the Azle City Council and City Manager, Craig Lemin, and Texas gubernatorial candidates Wendy Davis and Greg Abbott. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman… Read the rest
The annual Texas rite-of-passage for thousands of teenage athletes – two-a-day football practices – is underway on the Azle High School campus. Head coach Devon Dorris said, “Practices have been fairly crisp and sharp for this time of year. Our kids showed up knowing our practice expectations and have been giving great effort.” Dorris said his troops are ready to face an opponent “other than ourselves” and that happens Friday morning, Aug. 22 against Burleson. The freshman and JV teams face their Elk counterparts at 8:30 a.m.… Read the rest