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City Council Chooses Winning Art

January 14, 2015
City Council Chooses Winning Art

Describing a recent art contest for Azle ISD students to Azle city council members, Azle Mayor Alan Brundrett displays several entries. The council chose 31 to display on Big Belly recycling containers that will be placed in Azle parks. Photos by Carla Noah Stutsman

Members of the Azle city council review artwork submitted in a contest within Azle schools to decorate Big Belly recycling containers in city parks. Pictured are (l-r): council members, Lee Barrett, David McClure, Paul Crabtree and Rouel Rothenberger, administrative assistant Susie Hiles (seated), and Mayor Alan Brundrett.

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Red Solo Cup BBQ Bash arrives Jan. 24

January 14, 2015
Red Solo Cup BBQ Bash arrives Jan. 24

Volunteering as an auction spotter, Kent Meyerhoeffer coaxes bidders during the 2014 Red Solo Cup BBQ Bash. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

by Carla Noah Stutsman
In just two years, it’s become one of the most-anticipated events in Azle.
That’s partly because proceeds from the Azle Education Foundation’s Red Solo Cup BBQ Bash go toward scholarships, teacher grants, campus grants, and new teacher gift cards right here in the Azle Independent School District.… Read the rest

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Five Azle High School seniors honored by Rotary

January 14, 2015
Five Azle High School seniors honored by Rotary

The Azle Rotary Club recognized five students for their outstanding efforts at AHS: (l-r) Malachi Slick, Alaina Williams, David McGee, Kyle Buss, and Taylor May.
Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
More talented Azle High School twelfth graders were praised for their academic careers at the Jan. 8 Rotary Club meeting.
Earning certificates were Malachi Slick, Alaina Williams, Kyle Buss, Taylor May, and David McGee.… Read the rest

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‘Mathletes’ compete at Flower Mound

January 14, 2015
‘Mathletes’ compete at Flower Mound

Azle High School’s math and science team competed in the Flower Mound High School UIL Academic tournament Saturday, Jan. 10. Pictured are (front, l-r): Shawn Kim, Keni Martin, Jennifer Wang; and (back, l-r): Ainsley McDonald, Taylor Brown, Carl Bertsch, Christian McGill, Nathan Redmon.

The Azle High School math and science team competed in Lewisville Saturday, Jan. 10 in the annual Flower Mound High School UIL Academic tournament.… Read the rest

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Trial by fire

January 14, 2015
Trial by fire

At home in their former abode, now owned by friends, the Mowrey family is grateful to be safe after a devastating fire and for the vast outpouring of generosity from the community. From left to right are Hannah, Ginger, Hector, Madison, Ashley, and Jim. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

Family overwhelmed by generosity of community

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AHS seats 4 in All-State Band

January 14, 2015
AHS seats 4 in All-State Band

Azle High School band students (l-r): Mackenzie Austin, Jacob Derting, Brady Carlson and Grace Villalpando tied an AHS record when all four were named to the Texas All-State Band Jan. 10. Just once before, in 2009, did so many AHS students earn spots in the band.

by Carla Noah Stutsman
The Azle High School band program repeated history over the past weekend when four of its members were named to the Texas All-State Band.… Read the rest

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Trial by fire

January 14, 2015
Trial by fire

At home in their former abode, now owned by friends, the Mowrey family is grateful to be safe after a devastating fire and for the vast outpouring of generosity from the community. From left to right are Hannah, Ginger, Hector, Madison, Ashley, and Jim. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman… Read the rest

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ICY NEW YEAR

January 7, 2015
ICY NEW YEAR

The New Year arrived with a b-r-r-r-r for man, beast, and hackberries. As it rained, the temperatures hovered around 30 to 33 degrees; fortunately, the roads remained free of ice.                                 Photo by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest

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A New Year

December 30, 2014
A New Year

Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Be at war with your vices,
at peace with your neighbors,
and let every New Year
find you a better man.
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These are the biggest sports stories in 2014

December 30, 2014
These are the biggest sports stories in 2014

The huge Garland crowd at the state wrestling tournament saw Lady Hornet Jesse Grubbs become the first-ever multiple gold medal winner for AHS at a state event. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
Another year passes and leaves another year of memorable sports activity around Azle.
Some feats that just missed the cut were several athletes signing Division I scholarships; the AHS volleyball team reaching the postseason; the cross country teams both competing at regional in Lubbock – with the boys posting the fastest time in AHS history – and the fast start by the 2014-15 Lady Hornet hoops squad that was state-ranked for a while.… Read the rest

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