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Azle Elementary top athletic students named

June 3, 2015
Azle Elementary top athletic students named

 

Once again, students at Azle Elementary went through the exercises of the Presidential Fitness Award under P.E. Coach David Slininger.
Also, AE Athletes of the Year were named.
For this honor, students must have shown “good leadership, attitude, fitness, and athletic ability” in P.E.
The sixth grade girl Azle Elementary Athlete of the Year was Regan Sawyer.
The top sixth grade boy athlete was Connor Atkinson.
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Aledo ends Azle’s Final Four dream again

June 3, 2015
Aledo ends Azle’s Final Four dream again

Regional finals action: Lady Hornet pitcher Samantha Bradley was also stellar at the plate throughout the entire playoff run; third baseman Sarah Brown reaches for a ball that came a hair too late to put out a Ladycat; the storm that arrived at Brock High School May 28 was a huge one that forced the postponement of game one; Raelyn Temple is safe at home, giving Azle its only lead. Photos by Mark K. Campbell
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Golden Anniversary

June 3, 2015
Golden Anniversary

James and Marsha Winstead of Azle will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary during a getaway to Fredericksburg with their son, Wes, daughter-in-law Shawn and granddaughter Morgan. The Winsteads were married June 25, 1965 at North Side Assembly of God Church in Fort Worth. They and their son own Azle Paint & Body and are former owners of Springtown Feed & Fertilizer. They love to travel in their RV, especially to Branson, Missouri.

James and Marsha Winstead of Azle will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary during a getaway to Fredericksburg with their son, Wes, daughter-in-law Shawn and granddaughter Morgan. The Winsteads were married June 25, 1965 at North Side Assembly of God Church in Fort Worth.… Read the rest

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Decades of loving service

June 3, 2015
Decades of loving service

Dorothy Cherryhomes recently retired as director of Eagle Crest Villa, an assisted living facility in Azle.

Scores of well-wishers turned out to honor the legacy left behind by Dorothy Cherryhomes for her decades of work at the Eagle Crest Villa assisted living facility. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

 

Eagle Crest Villa director Dorothy Cherryhomes retires

BY MISTY SHAW
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Military Service Memories

June 3, 2015
Military Service Memories

Del Mully, 92 and a World War II soldier, was one of several military veterans who told their stories at the May 28 Azle Rotary Club meeting. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Joshua A. Townsend graduates from Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware.

June 3, 2015
Joshua A. Townsend graduates from Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware.

Joshua A. Townsend, a 2011 graduate of Azle High School, graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio on May 10 with a bachelor of arts degree in international business with minors in accounting and Spanish. Townsend was a four-year letterman on the Battling Bishops football team, played in the North Coast Athletic Conference Championship in 2012, and was a three-year member of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity. He is the son of Gary and Katherine Townsend and brother to siblings Stacy, Anthony, and Sean.

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Azle man sentenced to 45 years

June 3, 2015
Azle man sentenced to 45 years

Derek Kyle Auvenshine

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
An Azle man will serve a minimum of 21 years in the state penitentiary after his conviction by a Parker County jury of two counts of aggravated assault of a public servant, evading arrest with a vehicle, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Derek Kyle Auvenshine, 34, was sentenced to 45 years for each of the two assault charges, as well as 35 for the evading charge and 27 years for the firearms charge in a trial that concluded in district court in Weatherford May 29.
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It’s party time in Azle!

June 3, 2015
It’s party time in Azle!

The Heat will kick off this year’s Music in the Park series Friday, June 5. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

Inaugural Main Street Festival joins Music in the Park for a busy weekend

The annual Music in the Park series is a well-established hit for local folks.
The event ramps back up Friday, June 5 in Central Park.
But there’s more this year as the first-ever Azle Main Street Festival & Tour will take over afterward.
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Azle High School Graduation 2015

June 3, 2015
Azle High School Graduation 2015

Scenes from the graduation of the Azle High School Class of 2015 at the Fort Worth Convention Center May 29: the traditional cap toss; Student Body President Chasity Sellers speaks; a final singing of the alma mater; and a heartfelt solo that brought a powerful response among attendees.
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High water closes lake, park

June 3, 2015
High water closes lake, park

Eagle Mountain Lake was closed May 29 due to high water. On the afternoon of Monday, June 1, the picnic tables at Shady Grove Park could only be accessed by wading through calf-high water. Officials closed the park. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Three months ago, many people thought Eagle Mountain Lake might never return to being…well, a lake.
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