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From rainouts to rainbows: Cancellation results in two ‘bonus’ weekends in Central Park

June 8, 2016
From rainouts to rainbows: Cancellation results in two ‘bonus’ weekends in Central Park

Water stands on the amphitheater stage just hours before the scheduled launch of this year’s Music in the Park June 3. That performance by the Santana tribute band Soul Sacrifice was bumped to June 25, a Saturday. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Movie Grease will tie-in with 1950’s Oldies group

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
We all know the promise of the rainbow, and after all the rainy weather we’ve had, the cloud over both Music and Movie in the Park has dissipated, giving way to more fun than fans thought they could have.
Central Park was standing in water Friday, June 3 and with a 50 to 60 percent chance of more rain later in the day,
Special Events Advisory Board members and Parks Superintendent Kyle Culwell made the decision to cancel the opening act – Soul Sacrifice – for Music in the Park that evening.… Read the rest

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AHS student’s project lauded at science fairs

June 8, 2016
AHS student’s  project lauded at science fairs

AHS student Ainsley McDonald-Boyer showcased her dyslexia diagnosis project at the regional, state, and international level. Photo by Julie Waldock

Simpler dyslexia test praised at multiple competitions

BY JULIE WALDOCK
She lived it.
After being diagnosed with dyslexia in seventh grade, Azle student Ainsley McDonald-Boyer began to notice firsthand the ways in which undiagnosed dyslexic students could struggle in school.
Boyer said the problem held “personal meaning” for her so she set out to help others with this issue.
Boyer, an AHS sophomore, designed and developed a diagnostic test which evaluates different processes inside the brain in order to help detect dyslexia.… Read the rest

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Congrats to the Class of 2016!

June 8, 2016
Congrats to the Class of 2016!

Principals (l-r) Brian Roberts of Azle Junior High, Amy Rollman of Eagle Heights Elementary, and Heidi Nelson of Silver Creek Elementary, were among the long line of faculty and administrators who congratulated graduates of Azle High during commencement exercises. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman… Read the rest

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Chamber Tourney Winners

June 1, 2016
Chamber Tourney Winners

First place winners at the annual Chamber of Commerce golf tournament were Eagle Mountain Realty: Brian Limley, Rick Carroll, Mary Blair, and Gil Villaloboas. Runners-up were  from White’s Funeral Home: Dana Bellenger, Zach Bellenger, Bernie Killman, and Bob White.… Read the rest

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State-Bound HS Angler

June 1, 2016
State-Bound HS Angler

This bass caught at Richland-Chambers Reservoir earned Azle’s Colby Williams a berth at the state championship at Toledo Bend Reservoir June 18-19.

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Super Youth Wrestlers

June 1, 2016
Super Youth Wrestlers

Two Azle youth wrestlers shone in major tourneys. Harley Stringer (left) finished second in the nation while Trevor Russell took first in freestyle and third in Greco-Roman in the Schoolboy Division.

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Spring football drills finished

June 1, 2016
Spring football drills finished

7-on-7 leagues, tourneys next

by Mark K. Campbell
The balls and pads have been put away for a few weeks.
But when they come back out, it’ll be all football-all the time for the 2016 Hornets.
Azle High head coach Devon Dorris conducted a live scrimmage on the final day of spring practices May 26.
That contact capped a series of spring practices. Being a 5A school, Azle is permitted to conduct spring drills; classifications below 5A may not.
The May practices mean that the Hornets will have just a single scrimmage in August.
That game will bring the Burleson Elks to Hornet Field Friday, Aug.… Read the rest

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Azle grad Stewart fighting to the top of MMA

June 1, 2016
Azle grad Stewart fighting to the top of MMA

Former Lady Hornet Montana Stewart is now moving up the Mixed Martial Arts rankings.

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
Montana Stewart sometimes comes back to the Azle High School mats where she had spent years training and succeeding.
While a Lady Hornet where she finished fourth in state in 2013 after a sixth place finish the year before, Stewart again sees her old coaches Chris and Monica Allen.
But Stewart is training for a much more violent – and potentially profitable – sport, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).
After going 4-2 in early fights, Stewart – 5-7, 125 pounds – will next fight in Fort Worth June 3 at the Guys and Dolls Ballroom, 813 Southway Circle.… Read the rest

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AISD Showcase

June 1, 2016
AISD Showcase

The annual Azle ISD Showcase was again conducted throughout Azle High School with all schools represented. The event highlights hundreds of exhibits created by students of all ages. Photo by Carla Noah Stustman

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APD Promotions, Awards

June 1, 2016
APD Promotions, Awards

Angel Perez is the Police Officer of the Year. Presenting his award is Chief Rick Pippins and Mayor Alan Brundrett. Photos by Carla Noah Stustman

Longtime Azle School Resource Officer Patrick Bovea was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the Azle Police Department Tuesday, May 17. He’ll hit the streets as a shift supervisor in early June. Above, Bovea’s wife, Machele, gives him a congratulatory hug after pinning his Sergeant’s badge on his uniform.

Linda Thomson pins the Corporal’s badge on the uniform of her husband, 31-year law enforcement veteran Billy Thomson. Cpl. Thomson was promoted during the council meeting May 17 and will begin supervising his patrol shift in early June.

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