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Hoops boys fall in 5-5A

February 3, 2016
Hoops boys fall in 5-5A

Josh Golliday (10) scored 16 points in a pair of 5-5A games, including 7 against Chisholm Trail at the AHS gym Jan. 29. Photo courtesy Azle Sports Photography

The Hornet basketball team battles on, seeking a district victory.
Azle headed to Wichita Falls but came home with a 65-37 loss.
Falling behind 14-2 after one period made for an uphill battle.
Josh Golliday led the Hornets with 9 points. Bowen Moyer added 8.
On Jan. 29, AHS hosted Chisholm Trail. A final period push – 22 to 10 – allowed the visitors to post a 55-37 win.
Azle was led by Jay Crane who scored 16 points.… Read the rest

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Bouchard Grand Champion at FW Stock Show

February 3, 2016
Bouchard Grand Champion at FW Stock Show

Gracie Bouchard, of Azle, was awarded the Junior Beefmaster Grand Championship for her heifer at the Fort Worth Stock Show Jan. 23.
Photo courtesy FWSS and Barron Photografix Ltd.

All SHS students who showed lambs at the Stock Show placed in the top 20 of their class: (front, l-r) Camryn Slocum, Summer Conway, and Sterling Johnson (back): Taylor Lunsford and Brody McDowell.

Local youth participate in annual competition

BY NATALIE GENTRY
The Fort Worth Stock Show is the first of the major stock shows that many area FFA and 4-H students compete in each year.
The 2016 Show hosted junior exhibitors from 238 counties across Texas competing for awards and $143,940 in premiums.… Read the rest

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Azle High School math, science students place at Argyle event

February 3, 2016
Azle High School math, science students place at Argyle event

Pictured during the Argyle High School spring academic tournament are AHS math and science team members: (front, l-r) Davian Hill, Eramist Haskins, Taylor Cubbage, Sarah Wilson, Skylar Ingram, and Missy Cashion; (back) Byron Anderson, William Little, Carl Bertsch, Zach Boemer, Jennifer Wang, and Shawn Kim.

Azle High School’s math and science team competed Jan. 27, in Argyle High School’s annual spring academic tournament.
Although the AHS team didn’t place at this extremely competitive tournament, three individuals brought awards home.
Junior Shawn Kim placed seventh in the calculator applications contest.
Sophomore Jennifer Wang took sixth place in number sense.
Freshman Byron Anderson placed ninth in number sense.… Read the rest

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Contributing to the Needy

February 3, 2016
Contributing to the Needy

With help from a fork lift and (l-r) David Florence of Ace Hardware of Azle, Community Caring Center volunteers Bill Shank, Pat Vaught and Brookshire’s Store Manager Mark Laudenheimer unloaded more than $8,000 worth of food for the Center. The food was collected during Brookshire’s annual drive in Azle.

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$1,000 Richer

February 3, 2016
$1,000 Richer

Carol and James Blackwood (left), local winners of the H&R Block 1,000 Win $1,000 Daily Sweepstakes, celebrate in the office at 828 Boyd Road Suite D in Azle and were presented with a giant check by tax preparer Jennifer Voglem (right)

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Ribbon Cuttings

February 3, 2016
Ribbon Cuttings

The Azle Ambassadors hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony Jan. 19 for the Parker County Daily Post. The Daily Post, located in Weatherford, bills itself as a community-focused daily electronic newspaper that marries the broad national and international coverage that proliferates existing media channels with in-depth local reporting and information. It offers various types of marketing opportunities that can meet your advertising needs. Visit the website at www.parkerdailypost.com or call 817-550-6700.

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Fundraiser for Kids

February 3, 2016
Fundraiser for Kids

Members of the Lake Worth Police Department are raising funds to help the three daughters of Doris Andrews – who was murdered in her Azle home Jan. 8 – with expenses. All proceeds from the sale of t-shirts that say “Having FAITH, Sharing LOVE, Giving HOPE” will be given to Andrews’ oldest daughter, Hope. Get yours for $20 at https://booster.com/faith-love-hope. LWPD is also planning a benefit event to raise additional funds for Andrews’ children. It’s slated for 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 30 at Azle Deer Cove Event Venue at 101 S. Pearson.

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Baby Announcement

February 3, 2016
Baby Announcement

Kelley and Lori (Stateham) Carter of Burleson joyfully announce the birth of their daughter Katie Marie Carter on Jan. 7, 2016. Katie weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and measured 20.5 inches. Proud family members include sisters Gaylin and Caleigh Parsley, grandparents Kay Carter and the late Travis Carter, Gary and Donna Van Kirk of Azle and Russ and Stacey Stateham. Great-grandparents are David and Jean Phillips, Gene and Doris Jernigan of Azle and the late Frank Linehan, Evelyn Stateham Simmons and Bob Van Kirk.

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Hoover Elementary students excel in math program

February 3, 2016
Hoover Elementary students excel in math program

Hoover Elementary sixth grade students in Jackie McDaniel’s math class include: (front, l-r) Leah North, Hunter Legan, Josie Davidson, Jessica Scribner, Layla Turner, Madeline Wilder, Phoebe Passmore, and Shane Simpson; (middle): Kaytlynn Lemley, Daniel Padilla, Andrew Roecker, Sammy Reyes, Natalie Barnes, Katie Ingram, and Emma Walker; (back): Collin Ammerman, Sam Reese, Isaiah Davidson, Casey Lawson, and Kason Johnson.

Fifth grade Hoover Elementary students in Jackie McDaniel’s math class include (front, l-r): Manny Reyes, Charlie Westrup, Jack Clark, Ayden Peavy, Luke McLaughlin, Jake Mobley, Kaylen Cash, and Loralee Edmonson; (back): Ethan Blackmon, Madison Evans, Marisol Garcia, Makenzee Fair, Taylor Fischer, Jaylynn Day, Caiden Richardson, Logan Stephens, Arianna Pardue, and Amanda White.

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Springtown Community Leader Dies

February 3, 2016
Springtown Community Leader Dies

Springtown business leader Cliff Bragg – owner of Goodyear stores in Weatherford and Springtown and a member of the Azle Chamber of Commerce – died Feb. 2. His funeral is slated for Feb. 6 at Azle’s Good Shepherd Lutheran, 1313 Southeast Parkway, at 10 a.m. Photo by Natalie Gentry

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