After nearly nine years at the head of the Azle Independent School District – and over four decades as an educator – Dr. Ray Lea announced that he would retire from education and the district, effective June 30.
The AISD board of trustees voted 6-0 to formally accept Lea’s retirement Monday, March 20 at the conclusion of their monthly meeting.… Read the rest
by Mark K. Campbell
The baseball Hornets reached district play hitting on all cylinders.
The non-district slate ended at Jim Bob Nation’s Field of Dreams diamond March 7.
Azle (6-5) defeated Benbrook 5-4, AHS’ fifth victory in a row, after peeling off four at a Kennedale tournament.
Sam Collins got the start against Benbrook and struck out four Bobcats in four innings of work; he permitted no earned runs.
Tyler Lehr got the victory by throwing a scoreless seventh inning.… Read the rest
District play began for the Lady Hornet softball team on March 7 at Boswell.
The second 6-5A contest followed three days later.… Read the rest
Chas Skelly has been added to the Ultimate Fighting Championships’ (UFC) 211 card.
Skelly will pit his 17-2 record – including a two-match winning streak – against Jason Knight at Dallas’ American Airlines Center Saturday, May 13.
In the big-time UFC, Skelly is 6-2 with those two most recent victories coming via submissions.
Skelly was a state champion as a Hornet and last October was inducted into the Azle ISD Athletic Hall of Fame.… Read the rest
BY CHRISTINA DERR
When disaster strikes, most people believe they know the right way to react.
They may have plans in place in case of a fire, flood, tornado, or any of the other natural catastrophes that can come along with living in Texas.
However, when faced with those realities, many soon discover that the maelstrom of the moment presents problems they had previously not considered.
For others, whether by negligence or simple absent-mindedness, one split-second decision can lead to tragedy.… Read the rest