Cross Timbers Elementary announced the winners of its campus science fair held Jan. 20.
First place winners in grades one through four from each elementary campus within the Azle Independent School District will compete Thursday, Jan. 29 in the district-wide contest, with winners being announced that evening at 6 p.m. at the Instructional Support Center located at 483 Sandy Beach Road.… Read the rest
Photographer Natalie Gentry spied this pure white squirrel – presumably an albino – in Reno chowing down on its winter food cache and scurrying along a field Jan. 16. “I knew I had to shoot it (with my camera that is),” she said. On Jan. 21, she finally got the chance, although the wily white wonder did not like her getting out of her vehicle; the critter quickly scampered off. Photos by Natalie Gentry… Read the rest
Auctioneer Kent Meyerhoeffer (with microphone) and AHS Head Football Coach Devon Dorris share a laugh during the Azle Education Foundation’s Red Solo Cup BBQ Bash fundraiser held Jan. 24 at The Orchard. AISD Director of Operations Todd Smith shows off a guitar autographed by country music star Toby Keith before its auction at the event. Photos by Carla Noah Stutsman… Read the rest
By Carla Noah Stutsman
The city of Azle will soon welcome a new Chief of Police.
After naming Captain Rick Pippins of the Odessa Police Department the “lone finalist” for the position, City Manager Craig Lemin said Monday, Jan. 26, that Pippins was offered the position and has accepted.… Read the rest
Photographer Natalie Gentry spied this pure white squirrel – presumably an albino – in Reno chowing down on its winter food cache and scurrying along a field Jan. 16. “I knew I had to shoot it (with my camera that is),” she said. On Jan. 21, she finally got the chance, although the wily white wonder did not like her getting out of her vehicle; the critter quickly scampered off. Photo by Natalie Gentry… Read the rest
A recycle truck emptied a bin at Azle Elementary Monday, Jan. 19 about 8:45 a.m., but with the sun in the driver’s eyes, the truck’s scoop clipped overhead electrical lines, shutting off power to the school and numerous homes, businesses, and churches. Worse, sparks from the electrical lines caught the truck’s contents on fire. The driver was able to move the vehicle away from the campus and dump his entire load in the middle of Church Street, where it blazed until Azle Fire Department personnel arrived to snuff the flames.… Read the rest
By Natalie Gentry
Azle resident John Burgoyne has a passion for power – the power found in turn-of-the century engines, that is.
His interest in the forerunners to our modern motors began at an early age.
Burgoyne has always been interested in restoring antique motor cycles, and at the age of 16, he began a five-year apprenticeship at Bristol City Engines in England.
He went on to become a mechanical engineer and he said the interest in early engines was a natural extension.… Read the rest
by Mark K. Campbell
Another tournament, another title.
The latest addition to the Azle High School trophy case was claimed by the Hornet soccer varsity with a victory in an Aledo tourney.… Read the rest
Azle competes in Vernon
The Azle High School wrestling teams ventured northwest to compete in the Red River Tournament in Vernon.
The Lady Hornets finished as runner-ups in the team competition, beating out 10 other squads. Six AHS girls placed.
The boys finished fourth out of 18 teams with six Hornets placing.
The girls were led by a pair of gold medal winners – Lauren Dale at 136 pounds and Hali Davis at 110.… Read the rest