A stretch of Hwy. 199 service road – closed since its collapse last April – will open soon.
State Representaitve Charlie Geren said Texas Department of Transportation officials notified him that the section in the 1600 block of Southeast Parkway should be open in early February – one lane, at least.… Read the rest
Kent Meyerhoeffer severed as auctioneer at the Azle Education Foundation’s annual Red Solo Cup fundraiser. The live auction portion of the evening raised $36,000 of the total $91,000 raised at the Jan. 28 event. Photo by Christina Derr… Read the rest
by Mark K. Campbell
A slew of Azle swimmers earned regional berths after stellar district efforts – including one that set a new AHS mark.
The record that fell was the girls 50-yard freestyle. It’s now owned by Taylor Bresnahan, a sophomore, who finished in 27.51 seconds.
She placed third in the 100 freestyle and was joined by fellow tenth grader Brian Hasler who took second in the 200 individual medley and 500 freestyle.… Read the rest
To remain in the district basketball race, Lady Hornet coach Mitzi Marquart impressed on her squad the importance of defeating Chisholm Trail in Saginaw Jan. 20.
Azle (2-5 in district) did just that, beating the hosts 33-30
“Our ladies fought hard for this win from the jump ball to the last buzzer,” the coach said.
Savannah Johnson paced AHS with a double-double – 14 points and 10 rebounds. Breeona Cannon netted 9 points; she grabbed 7 rebounds.… Read the rest
by Mark K. Campbell
Boswell and state-ranked Chisholm Trail topped Azle (1-6 in district) in recent basketball outings.
At home against the Pioneers Jan. 17, AHS fell 51-32.
Zack Kent had a nice night with 11 points.
Max Miller scored 7 and Dylan Gibson netted 5 points in the loss.
A slow start hampered the Hornets, scoring just 12 first period points.
Chisholm Trail, No. 18 in 5A, beat Azle 66-27.
CJ Overstreet and Kent led scorers with 6 points each.
Payton Vaughn had 5 points, 2 rebounds, and an assist and a steal.
The blowout game stood 42-0 at halftime.
As QB, Seals, who started for America, went 2-for-4 for 27 yards, the longest completion being 16 yards. That hook-up converted a third-and-9 near midfield.
Seals also held on some PATs.
The USA squad, playing the final game of the night at the home of the Cowboys, scored a trio of defensive touchdowns.… Read the rest
BY CHRISTINA DERR
Azle and Springtown school districts have joined the fray.
When the Texas Education Agency released its “work in progress” A-F ratings for every public school district in the state on Jan. 4, over 160 school boards had adopted resolutions opposing the system in advance.
After the release of the ratings that number jumped to more than double.
As of Jan.… Read the rest
BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
The Azle Optimist Club recognized Emily Baumann and Dohyuk Kim as its January Students of the Month.
Baumann is the daughter of Mark Baumann and sits No. 20 out of the Class of 2017’s 366 members with a grade point average of 101.22.
She is a member of the National Honor Society and has taken numerous Advanced Placement courses.
Baumann is a member of the AHS Choir – and its secretary – and has been a colorguard performer.… Read the rest
BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Thousands of people poured into Washington, D.C. – including some from Azle.
Here are three stories of local folks at President Trump’s Jan. 19 inaguguration.
Ivey and the parade
Ray Ivey says he has lived a lifetime of improbable situations.
Another in a long string took place last week when Ivey and his wife Ruth traveled to Washington, D.C. so Ray could participate in the inaugural parade for President Donald J.… Read the rest