At the Dallas camp, 350 young athletes competed and only a pair of linebackers were picked with Seals being the only one in the U-14 range.
Seals, an incoming Azle Junior High seventh grader, will join brother Ken Seals, an AHS freshman quarterback, at Canton, Ohio July 19 for a weeklong competition.… Read the rest
How Independence Day traditions began
BY JULIE WALDOCK
Independence Day is right around the corner and while many people may have mastered backyard grilling, there’s still plenty to learn about your July 4th favorites.
When most people think of the Fourth, the first thing to come to mind is fireworks.
While everyone loves the bright lights and patterns that they produce, many people have no clue where they come from.
Li Tian, a Chinese monk, is credited with the invention of firecrackers about 1,000 years ago. He is said to have filled a piece of bamboo with gunpowder and thrown it into the fire.… Read the rest
BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Where in the world can a family come to a beautiful public park to celebrate their patriotism and their faith on Independence Day – and enjoy free parking and admission, free Christian entertainment, free food and drinks, and one of the largest, most spectacular professional fireworks displays around, also for free?
The answer: The 24th Annual Follow The Flag celebration in Central Park, 263 W.… Read the rest
Jon Presnell made a big first impression.
It wasn’t just his robust 6 foot, 3 inch frame. It was the way he approached his friends – new and old – with a handshake and a smile that exuded confidence in the person he was and the people he served.
Presnell, 83, passed away June 22 after a brief illness.
His loss had many in the Azle community reflecting on the life of a man who had done so much to make his community a better place to live.… Read the rest
by Mark K. Campbell
The second class for the Azle Athletic Hall of Fame has been selected.
Three individuals and the first-ever team will be inducted on the high school campus Oct. 22.
Voted in by the committee after reviewing scores of applications were Pat Holder, Chas Skelly, Terry Porter, and the 1980 Lady Hornet basketball team.
Holder was a multi-sport star for the Hornets in the 1960s.… Read the rest