by Carla Noah Stutsman
It’s a match made at… Music in the Park.
So it’s only fitting that Joy Rutledge Moorefield and Gerald Keith Hensley will exchange wedding vows in the pavilion in Central Park shortly before Infinite Journey takes the stage at Music in the Park on July 22.
The couple met in high school in 1974 and were great friends for many years before they began dating four years ago.… Read the rest
BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
Shelbi Vaughan is bound for the 2016 Olympic Games.
The Azle resident – who grew up here and says much of her family still lives in the area – qualified for the most elite of athletic competitions.
After throwing the discus in several countries, Vaughan will now venture to Brazil where, in Rio de Janeiro, she earned a berth on the U.S.A. Olympic team.
Her success at the Olympic Trials at the University of Oregon on July 2 capped an already successful career.… Read the rest
BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Azle got about 83 drops of rain Saturday, July 9.
But a sudden, strong thunderstorm that split apart as it approached Azle before starting to collapse pounded the area with winds of 35-45 mph and gusts of up to 50 mph.
Those winds wreaked havoc on unsuspecting boaters on Eagle Mountain Lake.
It was around 4:30 p.m.… Read the rest
Scores of concerned citizens turned out in July heat to pray area emergency personnel the day after a sniper killed five police officers in Dallas July 7. Police Chief Rick Pippins addressed the gathering with APD Chaplain Glyn Murphy praying afterward. Photos by Mark K. Campbell and Carla Noah Stutsman… Read the rest
Airplane video Used with permission from Jeremy Klapprodt
Another airplane video Used with permission from Natalie Stephens
BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
A fun July Fourth afternoon took a frightening turn for many boaters and tubers on Eagle Mountain Lake when a single-engine aircraft dropped just above the water’s surface, “dive-bombing” some watercraft.
Azle Police Department telecommunicators – who also dispatch calls for Tarrant Regional Water District’s law enforcement division – began receiving 911 calls from boaters and residents along the shores of the lake about 5 p.m.… Read the rest
by Mark K. Campbell
Texas Football magazine did not show Azle much love for the upcoming season.
Azle is picked to finish fifth in the new 6-5A – one spot out of the playoffs.
A lack of returning veterans on offense is the primary reason for the placement, the magazine noted.… Read the rest