by Mark K. Campbell
Normally, the big news coming out of a school board meeting would be that a new band director had been hired.
But that revelation took a back seat to a presentation suggesting the board considered calling a $59.5 million bond package.
Trustees heard from Kent Durham, chairman of the 2016 Long Range Facility Planning Committee.
Durham spelled out the committee’s decision that more money is needed for expansion and it’s needed soon.… Read the rest
Just as Azle Independent School District announced the news it has hired a new band director for Azle High School comes the resignation of the school’s principal, Sam Robinson.
Robinson, who has served in the Azle ISD for 10 years, said on Monday that several factors prompted his resignation on Monday, June 13.
“I really want to continue my education in pursuit of my PhD,” Robinson said, adding that he can complete the requirements in about a year at a full-time pace.… Read the rest
A former Lady Hornet is making waves at universities.
Kayla Scott, AHS Class of 2008 where she was a basketball and soccer standout, has been hired as the director of basketball operations at Stephen F. Austin University.
At the Nacogdoches college, Scott will “be involved in nearly all facets of the Ladyjack program,” said women’s head coach Mark Kellogg.
Among Scott’s new duties: team travel, scheduling, on-campus recruiting visits, and equipment management.
Scott goes to SFA from Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma.
There, she was an assistant coach – primarily coaching guards and perimeter players – and helped the Aggies to a program-best 12-4 record in the Lone Star Conference and CU’s first NCAA tournament appearance in 13 years.… Read the rest
After hitting three home runs and turning in a fast 60-yard sprint time in a Dallas tryout, Shafer, 14, was picked for a position on a USSA All-American team.
That squad will compete against other 14U Midwest Region teams and will vie for a national title at the All-American Games slated for Aug. 7-13 at ESPN Wild World Sports facility in Orlando, Florida.… Read the rest
“We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt
Many local students enjoyed success at the annual Parker County Livestock Improvement Association Youth Fair.
At this year’s June gathering, these Azle, Springtown, and Poolville students were included in the stock show auction.
Winners, as listed in the auction catalog, included:
Emery Lang, Poolville FFA, 1st, Kale;
Evan Lang, Poolville FFA, 2nd, Cuke;
Parker Hawkins, Poolville FFA 3rd, Potato.… Read the rest