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Christian singer back at Azle church

July 1, 2015
Christian singer back at Azle church

Jason Crabb

The Gospel Music Award’s Dove Award Artist of the Year and the GMA 2012 Male Vocalist of the Year will hold a concert at The Church in Azle at 1801 South Stewart Street.
Crabb, who has collected a total of 21 GMA honors, will perform Tuesday, July 7 at 6 p.m.
Tickets are available at the church’s website, www.thechurchatazle.com.
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Lance awarded scholarship

July 1, 2015
Lance awarded scholarship

Jacob Lance, a graduate of Azle High School, will receive a scholarship for attending Northwestern Oklahoma State University in the fall of 2015.

Jacob Lance, an Azle High School graduate, has been awarded a scholarship to attend Northwestern Oklahoma State University during the 2015-2016 academic year.
He will receive the Freshman Incentive scholarship, funded through the Alva economic development sales tax incentive.
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Azle ready to celebrate this weekend

July 1, 2015
Azle ready to celebrate this weekend

Fastlane, an Eagles tribute band, entertained hundreds June 26 at the Central Park amphitheater. This Friday, Aurora Bleu plays jazz and blues. The next day, thousands will fill the park for Follow The Flag. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Concert, Follow The Flag will draw thousands to Central Park

by Mark K. Campbell
The lake is full, the park is cleaned up, the musicians are coming, and the fireworks are ready.
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Town Hall Meeting No. 1

July 1, 2015
Town Hall Meeting No. 1

Azle Mayor Alan Brundrett converses with an Azlewood resident during the Town Hall meeting. Citizens were given the opportunity to address council, city management, and department heads at the June 23 meeting at Azle Junior High. A second Town Hall gathering is set for July 21 at Forte Junior High, 479 Sandy Beach Road. MORE PHOTOS ON 2A! Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Azle ready to celebrate this weekend

July 1, 2015
Azle ready to celebrate this weekend

Fastlane, an Eagles tribute band, entertained hundreds June 26 at the Central Park amphitheater. This Friday, Aurora Bleu plays jazz and blues. The next day, thousands will fill the park for Follow The Flag.                 Photo by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest

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Texas Football likes Azle this fall – mostly

June 24, 2015
Texas Football likes Azle this fall – mostly

Azle Head Coach Devon Dorris led the Hornets to its winningest season ever in 2014. Texas Football magazine thinks the Hornets might return to the postseason this fall. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Annual Lone Star ‘bible’ says 5-5A standings will depend on the Hornets

by Mark K. Campbell
The football Hornets should return to the postseason, according to Texas Football magazine.
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Crabtree earns Boy Scouts leadership honor

June 24, 2015
Crabtree earns Boy Scouts leadership honor

Pictured with 2015 Azle Community Leadership Award honoree Paul Crabtree are: (l-r) Elaulas Cristiano, district executive for Longhorn Council; David Rico, field director of Western Service Area Longhorn Council; Crabtree; and Michael Wright, director of finance, Longhorn Council.

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The Longhorn Council, Boy Scouts of America presented the first ever Azle Community Leadership Award to Paul Crabtree during an event at Deer Cove June 18.
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Maker, Prather VFW winners

June 24, 2015
Maker, Prather VFW winners

Eddy Prather, Azle High School world history teacher and head boys basketball coach, was named the Azle VFW Post 2137 2015 Teacher of the Year.
Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Azle’s Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 2137 awarded four important annual awards recently.
Madisn Maker, 17, of Azle, won VFW Post 2137’s Young American Creative Patriotic Art Award.
Young American Creative Patriotic Art is a contest that gives art students in grades 9-12 an opportunity to compete for up to $10,000 for college.
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Azle Library part of honored system

June 24, 2015
Azle Library part of honored system

Azle Memorial Library Director Curren McLane entertained the city council with puppets while accepting yet another honor for the library. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

BY NATALIE GENTRY
The Parker County Library Association has won the North Central Texas Council of Governments’ (NCTCOG) Regional Cooperation Award for 2015.
Each city on the nomination – including Azle, Springtown, Mineral Wells, and Weatherford – will receive an award
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Briar-Reno VFD chief aiming big

June 24, 2015
Briar-Reno VFD chief aiming big

Shannon Smithers is getting the word out that he is focusing on making the Briar-Reno VFD as well-trained and professional as possible. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Smithers to oversee 3 departments

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
“I don’t want us to be a traditional volunteer fire department.”
That’s what Chief Shannon Smithers said about the Briar-Reno VFD.
And soon, a second hyphen will be added when the Pelican Bay VFD joins Briar and Reno.
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