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Music in the Park season starts June 2

May 24, 2017
Music in the Park season starts June 2

A big hit at the 2016 Sting Fling, Poo Live Crew returns to the Central Park amphitheater stage to kick off Music in the Park Friday, June 2.                         Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman… Read the rest

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Baseball honors given

May 17, 2017
Baseball honors given

Hornet Ryan Lehr (ready to make a tag) was named the District 6-5A Newcomer of the Year by coaches. Photo courtesy Azle Sports Photography

Lehr is Newcomer of the Year

by Mark K. Campbell
A bevy of honors were passed out to Azle baseball players.
The District 6-5A Newcomer of the Year was freshman Ryan Lehr.
Second Team honors went to outfielder Christian Morales.
Named Honorable Mention were Tyler Ruelas, Sam Collins, Julius Schneider, Tyler Lehr, and Zachary Edwards.
Academic All-District Hornets included Cody Akers, Brody Carter, Dylan Flynn, Brandon Martinez, Ben Pinkston Austin Berglund, Trent Creacy, Hunter Jennings, Tyler Ruelas, and Morales.… Read the rest

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AHS’ elite players picked

May 17, 2017
AHS’ elite players picked

Twelve Azle soccer athletes earned honors from District 6-5A coaches.
Nick Quevedo was picked as the Newcomer of the Year while Heather Randall earned top honors for the Lady Hornets.

Nick Quevedo was the Newcomer of the Year. Photo courtesy Azle Sports Photography

Heather Randall was Azle’s only First Team pick.
Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Spring Drills Ongoing

May 17, 2017
Spring Drills Ongoing

Azle head football coach Devon Dorris and his assistants continue to work out current Hornets for the fall season. Azle will undergo spring drills through May 23. The next day concludes practices with a full-pads scrimmage at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 25. The squads reassemble Monday, Aug. 14 for conditioning then put on pads a week later. The earliest available date for a scrimmage, according to the UIL, is Friday, Aug. 25. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Award-Winning Crusaders

May 17, 2017
Award-Winning Crusaders

After a successful 2017 campaign, five Azle Christian School Crusaders earned a bevy of postseason honors: (l-r) Jake Spivey, Charlee Robertson, Payton Wilson, Nate Rollins, and Brenden Guardiola. Spivey was the 2nd Team All-District Utility Player; Robertson was the district MVP and a First Team All-State pitcher/catcher; Wilson was First Team All-District and 2nd Team All-State as a second baseman; Rollins was a 2nd Team All-District pitcher; and Guardiola at first base was All-District.

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Azle anglers lauded

May 17, 2017
Azle anglers lauded

Marshall Arnwine (left) will fish the state high school bass tournament at Lake Ray Roberts this weekend. With him is AHS sponsor/captain Larry Mackey.

Hornet bass fishing anglers landed a bevy of awards at their banquet.
Marshall Arnwine and Cody Gilbert qualified for the state tournament, set for Lake Ray Roberts this weekend.
Their captain is Leon Nichols.
Shane Richardson, a fisherman from Lake Worth on the AHS team, was picked as the Angler of the Year.
Gabriel Gamble-Shane Richardson were Azle’s Angler Team of the Year.
Already, team sponsor Larry Mackey is planning on the 2017-18 team. Anyone – male or female – entering ninth grade or higher this fall can sign up to fish for Azle.… Read the rest

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The trick to bringing dinosaur tracks to life

May 17, 2017
The trick to bringing dinosaur tracks to life

True, it’s hard to tell how big this dinosaur print actually is – perspective, perspective, perspective. Photo by Christina Derr

BY CHRISTINA DERR
Perspective is an important thing.
That is true in many areas, but when you are trying to capture an image of something – almost anything – it is an essential element.
If you fail to include perspective, your picture may still be worth a thousand words, but it won’t say just what you want it to.
And failing to include perspective is just what I did when I ventured into Walnut Creek to document the recently discovered dinosaur tracks last Tuesday.… Read the rest

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Another photograph that didn’t make the cut

May 17, 2017
Another photograph that didn’t make the cut

There’s more than one thing wrong with this picture. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

BY Mark K. Campbell
When shooting in the wilderness – like Springtown’s Walnut Creek – the camera looks at things differently than the eye.
Perspective is needed; otherwise, the viewer can’t tell how big something is.
So you find the dino print and look around for something that acknowledges its size.
Sticks could work; a yardstick would’ve been ideal. While there’s lots of junk in the creek at times, there was no yardstick.
So, I used my foot.
Except that it stirred up the funk in the track – plus my reflection is in the picture.… Read the rest

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Safe Boating Week May 20-26

May 17, 2017
Safe Boating Week May 20-26

Few things are more pleasant then being on Eagle Mountain Lake in springtime. But boating can be hazardous; life jackets should be worn. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

Unique events planned nationwide

Annually, hundreds of people lose their lives in boating incidents – and most of them could still be alive today if they had worn life jackets.
That number is 84 percent.
Safe Boating Week runs May 20-26, and it again focuses on education.
Boating responsibly reduces tragedies.
This year’s Safe Boating Week motto is “Wear it!” – highlighting the importance of not just having a life jacket in the boat but literally wearing it.… Read the rest

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Wasser is Azle Masonic Lodge’s winning teacher

May 17, 2017
Wasser is Azle Masonic Lodge’s  winning teacher

Kayleigh Wasser
… Masonic Lodge Teacher of the Month

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The Azle Masonic Lodge #601 has named Kayleigh Wasser its Teacher of the Month for May.
Mrs. Wasser began her teaching career at Silver Creek Elementary four years ago after graduating from Texas Woman’s University in Denton.
According to a spokesperson for Silver Creek Elementary, Wasser teaches kindergarten and was also nominated by her peers as the school’s Teacher of the Year.
“Mrs. Wasser goes above and beyond every day to meet the needs of all her students,” the spokesperson said.
“We are very thankful she is a teacher at Silver Creek Elementary.”… Read the rest

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