RSSPhotos

Practice Makes Perfect

August 10, 2016
Practice Makes Perfect

Under the supervision of a veteran, future Marching Green Pride instrumentalists assume the position. Despite 100-degree heat, they are out there.   Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Read the rest

Continue Reading

The Line Man

August 10, 2016
The Line Man

Now that the new surface is atop the back parking lot at AHS – which will provide more room for those attending events at the new gym – it was time for striping the blacktop. This worker focused on a red string being stretched a long distance by a workmate on Aug. 9.
Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Read the rest

Continue Reading

Pokemon Go Not Gone Yet

August 10, 2016
Pokemon Go Not Gone Yet

They are still out there, everywhere – imaginary creatures with real humans seeking them, like these boys in Central Park hunting down Pokemon. The popular game Pokemon Go is still the rage among kids and adults.
Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Read the rest

Continue Reading

Rio!

August 10, 2016
Rio!

Vaughan receives Olympic-sized send-off

by Mark K. Campbell
Shelbi Vaughan has competed in some big track meets.
She has thrown in Austin at state, been a multiple-NCAA champion for Texas A&M, and competed in several countries.
Now she has reached the greatest stage for her sport of discus – the Olympics.
Vaughan was given a rowdy send-off by family and friends Friday, Aug. 5 as she headed to DFW Airport to fly to Rio de Janeiro.
Many stood on the Stewart Street Bridge in 100-degree heat to wave American flags and cheer as the athlete, with an array of emergency vehicles leading the way, passed underneath in an open vehicle, waving an unfurled flag of her own.… Read the rest

Continue Reading

Bracing for expansion

August 10, 2016
Bracing for expansion

AISD Supt. says city growing in leaps and bounds – and that means more students

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
Open enrollment began for the Azle ISD 2016-17 school year and the numbers kept rising.
That’s what Superintendent Ray Lea told Azle Rotary Club members Aug. 4.
Lea said, “We have 350 new students; I have never seen this kind of interest.”
Even factoring in that around 100 students leave the district annually, the AISD is without question growing, he noted.
Lea said that when he first arrived, there had been years of Azle losing more students than they had gained.
“That has changed,” he said.… Read the rest

Continue Reading

Volleyball Season Begins at Azle High

August 10, 2016
Volleyball Season Begins at Azle High

Lady Hornet Shaylyn Wise, a sophomore, swats a ball past a Decatur Lady Eagle in the season opener for both at the AHS gym Aug. 9. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Read the rest

Continue Reading

Volunteers big part of dept.’s success

August 10, 2016
Volunteers big part of dept.’s success

Hundreds of hours donated to keeping parks clean

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
At the Aug. 2 city council meeting, members heard from Superintendent Kyle Culwell that Azle’s public service department had a good year.
Improvements and expansions were noted in multiple areas dating from Oct. 2015 – all from a department consisting of just a superintendent, a supervisor, and three maintenance workers.

The department’s reach
Park personnel oversee and maintain a variety of areas, including 87 acres spread over four parks.
The primary parks are:
Ash Creek Park is 31 acres, Azle’s largest.
Central Park covers 27 acres, houses an amphitheater.… Read the rest

Continue Reading

Rio!

August 10, 2016
Rio!

Friends, fans, and family wave encouragement to Shelbi Vaughan passing below the Stewart Street Bridge. Vaughan will throw the discus for Team USA Thursday, Aug. 18 at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.   Photo by Natalie Gentry… Read the rest

Continue Reading

Two Hornets stellar at state QB competiton

August 3, 2016
Two Hornets stellar at state QB competiton

Azle’s Jacob Lee (left) and Ken Seals both won their divisions at an annual quarterback competition.

by Mark K. Campbell
Last week’s story about Ken Seals monitored his continued quarterbacking success from youth to junior high to this year, his first at Azle High School.
But there’s another exceptional QB in the AISD pipeline.
Jacob Lee joined Seals as a winner at the Texas State QB competition.
An incoming eighth grader, Lee guided the seventh grade Hornets to an undefeated season in 2015.
At the QB competition, he faced a deep group of athletes and won his age division in the final round.… Read the rest

Continue Reading

Time for XC

August 3, 2016
Time for XC

Coach Keith Boenisch (center) records times after an early morning run by AHS cross country runners. Azle open the season at Northeast Tarrant County College in a Birdville meet Aug. 18. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Read the rest

Continue Reading