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AHS duo named Heisman winners

November 30, 2016
AHS duo named Heisman winners

Sam Rodgers (left) and Hadassah Marquart have been named Wendy’s High School Heisman School winners.

There are some students who set the bar. They work harder, show more passion, and lead by example – in the classroom, on the field and within the community.
Hadassah Marquart and Samuel Rodgers from Azle High School are two such students, and AHS counselor Melissa McPherson nominated them for the Wendy’s High School Heisman program.
Marquart, a cross country runner, and Rodgers, a member of Hornet Muscle and the Hornet football team, were named School Winners by the Wendy’s High School Heisman program on Oct.… Read the rest

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Blue Bell for a Blue Ribbon School

November 30, 2016
Blue Bell for a Blue Ribbon School

Cross Timbers Elementary is better by a country mile compared to most U. S. schools. That’s why the AISD elementary won a coveted national Blue Ribbon award. Representatives of Blue Bell Ice Cream, with help from Cross Timbers faculty and staff, pass out ice cream to eager students. Photos by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Christmas on Main Street event arrives here Sat.

November 30, 2016
Christmas on Main Street event arrives here Sat.

You can see Santa several times during Azle’s annual Christmas event. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Azle’s Main Street will once again be transformed into a Christmas wonderland this Saturday, Dec. 3, for Christmas on Main Street.
Presented by the Optimist Club of Azle, Azle Women’s Business Association (AWBA), the Azle News, Friends of the Azle Historical Museum, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle, Fidelity National Title, and the Azle Area Chamber of Commerce, the family-friendly event runs from 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
This year, as always, Main Street will be filled with merchandise vendors as live musical entertainment and other performances occur.… Read the rest

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They’re going to Disney World!

November 30, 2016
They’re going to Disney World!

Azle’s Cheer and Hornet Muscle team celebrates its first place win in the Game Day Division at the North Texas Regional UCA Championship.

Azle Cheer, Hornet Muscle wins regional championship

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The Azle Cheer and Hornet Muscle team scored another win over the Thanksgiving Break, bringing home the first place trophy in the Game Day Division from the North Texas Regional UCA Championship.
Azle Cheer went up against 12 other teams from across North Texas, including the 2016 UCA National Champions.
The win qualifies the AHS team to compete at UCA Nationals at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida Feb.… Read the rest

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Four from Azle Hurt in 730S Head-On Crash

November 30, 2016
Four from Azle Hurt in 730S Head-On Crash

Four members of an Azle family were injured in a head-on crash on FM 730 South Monday, Nov. 21 about 6 p.m. According to the accident report, a grey 2007 Ford Escape driven by 23-year-old Zechariah Keith Schmidt of Fort Worth was southbound when it attempted to pass in an unsafe manner, driving on the wrong side of the roadway, where it struck a black 2010 Ford F150 head on. Bryan Jon-Peter Meyer, 42, Lisa Ann Meyer, 43, a 9-year-old girl and a 7-year-old boy, all of Azle, were taken to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle for evaluation of their injuries.

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Blue Bell for a Blue Ribbon School

November 30, 2016
Blue Bell for a Blue Ribbon School

Cross Timbers Elementary is better by a county mile compared to most U. S. schools. That’s why the AISD elementary won a coveted national Blue Ribbon award. Representatives of Blue Bell Ice Cream, with help from Cross Timbers faculty and staff, pass out ice cream to eager students.                            Photos by Carla Noah Stutsman… Read the rest

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Lake Run No. 35 in the books

November 21, 2016
Lake Run No. 35 in the books

Hornet Haygen Holbrooks went from running 5Ks as a cross country runner to taking on the half marathon at the Azle lake Run. Holbrooks finished second overall in the 13.1-mile race. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
The 35th Annual Azle Lake Run brought hundreds to town to race in a half marathon (13.1), a 9.9K, and a 5K.
In the 13.1-mile half marathon, 89 racers registered and 73 finished.
The winner was Denton’s James Jackson who crossed the line on Nov. 12 in 1 hour, 16.26 seconds.
The runner-up was veteran AHS racer Haygen Holbrooks who was timed in 1:23.1.… Read the rest

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Another Award for Cross Timbers Elementary

November 21, 2016
Another Award for Cross Timbers Elementary

Cross Timbers Elementary Principal Dee Gilley (left) attended Shannon Bernsen’s reception of a Rotary Vocational Service Leadership Award lauding the school’s national Blue Ribbon honor. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Azle Elementary, Junior High strong in meet

November 21, 2016
Azle Elementary, Junior High strong in meet

Members of the Azle Elmentary and Azle Junior High math and science team display the hardware claimed with their wins at the annual Azle High School math and science meet Nov. 12.

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Azle Elementary and Azle Junior High both shone at a Nov. 12 math and science meet at Azle High School.
Azle Elementary took both the first place team award and the Sweepstakes trophy.
In individual competition, AE fifth graders:
• Alina Amato tied for 1st place in calculator, placed 6th in mathematics, 7th in science and 8th in number sense
• Kristina Birkeland took 2nd in both mathematics and science, as well as 10th in calculator and 11th in number sense
• Rebecca Marx took the top spots in number sense, mathematics and science, and also earned a 4th place finish in calculator
• Brandon Shildmeyer finished 1st in calculator, 4th in science, 8th in mathematics, and 24th in number sense
AE 6th graders:
• Carter Thompson took 2nd in both number sense and mathematics, 3rd in science, and 5th in calculator
• Nathan Quick took the top spots in number sense, calculator and mathematics and finished 2nd in science
The Azle Junior High math and science team took first place at the meet.… Read the rest

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Heaven-sent resource

November 21, 2016
Heaven-sent resource

Rain barrels can catch and keep scores of gallons of water for yard and other use. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Capturing rainwater conserves water for the future

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
Even in drought-like years, inches and inches of rain falls here.
Taking efforts to capture that water can benefit not only yourself but your fellow Texans – future generations of them.
The number of gallons dropping from the sky is startling.
A Bowie man, Byron Barton, has partnered with the Upper Trinity Groundwater Conservation District (UTGCD) for a rainwater collection event.

Texas water concerns
There is not enough water available for all Lone Star State residents.… Read the rest

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