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AISD Superintendent Lea announces June retirement

March 22, 2017
AISD Superintendent Lea announces June retirement

Dr. Ray Lea instituted the Hornet Academy that has helped scores of students graduate. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

BY CHRISTINA DERR
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

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It’s aces at Cross Timbers

March 22, 2017
It’s aces at Cross Timbers

Cross Timbers Golf Course professional Keith Harris said current improvements to the course have helped turn its reputation around. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Golf course popularity skyrocketing

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
“There are some misconceptions about our golf course.”
Keith Harris, the golf professional at Azle’s Cross Timbers Golf Course, has seen the links improve its reputation.… Read the rest

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Hold on to your (hard) hats!

March 22, 2017
Hold on to your (hard) hats!

Dirt is being moved at the Legacy Oaks – an assisted living center – construction site on Southeast Parkway, north of Avondale Avenue. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

Development on the rise in Azle; population could explode

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Strong growth in the city of Azle and along the so-called Northwest Corridor that generally runs along Hwy. 199 has long been predicted.
The time is at hand.… Read the rest

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A Close Call for an AISD Bus

March 22, 2017
A Close Call for an AISD Bus

It was close, but the school bus in the photo above narrowly escaped being involved in this crash in the 500 block of North Stewart Street Monday, March 20 at 7:52 a.m. Azle police were dispatched to an accident involving a school bus, but Azle ISD Maintenance Director Randy Spiker arrived and quickly determined the bus was not impacted; the bus and its precious cargo went on its way. A young girl in one of the passenger vehicles was treated at the scene for a minor seat belt injury. One driver was cited for failing to yield the right-of-way. The other was cited for not having a driver’s license.

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AISD Superintendent Lea announces June retirement

March 22, 2017
AISD Superintendent Lea announces June retirement

Dr. Ray Lea instituted the Hornet Academy that has helped scores of students graduate.   Photo by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest

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Boys’ Hoops All-District

March 15, 2017
Boys’ Hoops All-District

Several basketball Hornets earned All-District accolades from 6-5A coaches. Leading the way for Azle was Second Team pick Trevor Cameron (above). Four other AHS athletes were named Honorable Mention: Dylan Flynn, Zack Kent, Payton Vaughn, and CJ Overstreet. Photo courtesy Azle Sports Photography

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Hornets beat Benbrook, 5-4

March 15, 2017
Hornets beat Benbrook, 5-4

Tyler Ruelas had a double and an RBI in Azle’s win over visiting Benbrook. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

First Responders honored

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

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Softball ladies split 6-5A contests in early district action

March 15, 2017
Softball ladies split 6-5A  contests in early district action

Lady Hornet Logan Graham went 3-for-5 in Azle’s first two district games, including two hits in a win over Chisholm Trail. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
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

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Skelly gets Dallas fight

March 15, 2017
Skelly gets Dallas fight

Chas Skelly, here being inducted into the Azle ISD Hall of Fame last October, has a UFC fight slated this May in Dallas. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Azle’s own mixed martial arts (MMA) rising star will fight his next bout close to home.
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

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Disasters: Not if but when

March 15, 2017
Disasters: Not if but when

Aside from being the mayor of Aledo, Kit Marshall is the Parker County Emergency Management Coordinator; she lectures on disasters regularly. Photo by Christina Derr

Taking advanced precautions essential

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

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