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Best Seats in the House

August 5, 2015
Best Seats in the House

Work on the remodel of the Azle High School auditorium was well underway Thursday, July 30, as painters and seat installers went about transforming the space. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Beatles cover band closes Music in the Park but organizers don’t plan to just ‘let it be’ in 2016

August 5, 2015
Beatles cover band closes Music in the Park but organizers don’t plan to just ‘let it be’ in 2016

Once again, music lovers poured into Central Park to hear the latest offerings by a group invited by the Special Events Advisory Board. Music in the Park brought thousands to the amphitheater in June and July. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

New lighting to be installed by next year

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
After seven seasons of Music in the Park, one thing is clear: Azle loves it.
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Back Pack Pickup

August 5, 2015
Back Pack Pickup

Annabella Cornish an incoming first grader at Liberty Elementary picks out her new backpack and school supplies Saturday, August 4 at the Azle Lion’s Club “Back the Pack” sale. Photo by Natalie Gentry

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Walnut Creek’s Big Readers

August 5, 2015
Walnut Creek’s Big Readers

Walnut Creek Elementary won the award for most participants at the Azle Memorial Library’s Summer Reading Program with 83 students. Pictured accepting the award are: (l-r) Stella Peters, Emma Flavin, Walnut Creek Principal Jessica Hanson, Edward Holt, Kaytin Greeson, Job Summers, Nathan Quick, and Faith Summers.

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Golden Anniversary

August 5, 2015
Golden Anniversary

Pat and Dean White will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 15 from 1-4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 109 West Third Street in Springtown.

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Ribbon Cutting

August 5, 2015
Ribbon Cutting

The Azle Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors hosted a ribbon cutting for OEM Part Haus, owned by Tim and Rachel Bevan. OEM Part Haus has been in business since 2006 and specializes in providing original equipment and parts for guaranteed fitment and application accuracy – no painted junkyard parts or inferior knock-offs. They also provide accessories and performance upgrades. Enthusiasts themselves, their goal is to help you keep your European car on the road and performing at the high level that it should. OEM Part Haus is active in several automotive communities, including: BMW Car Club of America, Porsche Club of America, and Merkur Club of America.

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Rotarian/Veteran

August 5, 2015
Rotarian/Veteran

At the July 30, Rotary Club meeting, Fred Weir, a WW II veteran, spoke about the war and its affect on soldiers and all Americans. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Unofficial: Bridge could be finished by early Nov.

August 5, 2015
Unofficial: Bridge could be finished by early Nov.

Work is progressing daily on the South Stewart Bridge. A city official thinks the construction will conclude well ahead of its projected early 2016 date – maybe by November. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

TxDOT maintains early 2016 completion date

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) still projects the South Stewart Street bridge over Ash Creek will be completed in “early 2016.”
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Chamber hears about art at its monthly meeting

August 5, 2015
Chamber hears about art at its monthly meeting

 

Azle Area Chamber of Commerce members got an upbeat message from local pastor/author/optimist/art enthusiast Perrianne Brownback at the group’s Aug. 4 meeting.
Brownback reiterated the idea that Azle’s art community is thriving and that supporting the arts in turn supports area commerce.
A popular “spokes-puppy” made a visit, too. Sweetie, a 5-year-old beagle-Labrador mix, entertained the crowd.
“She’s the perfect

Perrianne Brownback spoke at the Azle Area Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting Aug. 4, but it was Sweetie from the Azle Animal Shelter who stole the show. Photos by Natalie Gentry

example of the kinds of dogs at the shelter,” said Jessie Flores, Azle Animal Shelter supervisor.… Read the rest

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Azle grad shoots winning NFL photo

August 5, 2015
Azle grad shoots winning NFL photo

Tom Pennington’s photo “Take That” won him the Dave Boss Award of Excellence in the 47th Annual Pro Football Hall of Fame Photo Contest. The Azle High School graduate captured this shot last August at AT&T Stadium. Photo courtesy Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Pennington shot No. 1 in pro football contest

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Azle native Tom Pennington is pretty good with a camera.
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