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Wrecks Are Scary

September 7, 2016
Wrecks Are Scary

Firefighters from LaJunta Fire Department check on the drivers of a Ford Fusion and Cadillac sedan after the collision.                                                    Photos by Christina Derr… Read the rest

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FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS Texas Football

August 31, 2016
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS Texas Football

Azle’s Rowdies get the crowd going at Hornet Field. Photos by Mark Campbell

 

Four young Azle fans find the best seats in the house opening night.

All ages cheered for the Hornets against Grapevine.

Buzzy looked to rope some Mustangs.

An Emerald Dazzler at midfield during the first performance of the new season.

On the Hornet Field turf a soloist performs before the big Azle crowd.

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PC jury indicts 15 from area

August 31, 2016
PC jury indicts 15 from area

7 from Springtown, 4 from Reno, 3 from Azle, and 1 from the ‘Bay

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
A Parker County grand jury handed down 52 indictments when it convened in Weatherford Aug. 18 and on Aug. 25 to consider evidence in criminal cases presented by the Parker County District Attorney’s office.
Among those indicted are seven people from Springtown, three from Azle, four from Reno and one from Pelican Bay.
• Teddy Dean Carson, Jr., 45, of Springtown, was indicted on a charge of possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 1, one to four grams, a state jail felony.… Read the rest

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Hornets tumble in season opener to Grapevine

August 31, 2016
Hornets tumble in season opener to Grapevine

Hornet Cody Akers, the Offensive Player of the Week according to head coach Devon Dorris, stretches for the goal line in the second half of the Grapevine game. Akers caught 11 passes for 151 yards in the 2016 opener. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
It was the kind of game you could expect from a young football team.
Azle (0-1) entered the 2016 opener hosting Grapevine Aug. 26 with a highly-inexperienced offense backed by a solid defense.
Early on, the Hornets dominated. But the Mustangs eventually took advantage of six Azle turnovers and rallied to win 29-22.… Read the rest

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Big meet tests runners

August 31, 2016
Big meet tests runners

The Lady Hornet varsity finished fourth out of 18 teams in the Cowtown Challenge; they are: (l-r) Ema Waring, Katie Vacarrella, Hadassah Marquart, Katie Davis, Maddy Rust, Abi Kortokrax, Megan Green and Dixie Hitt. Photo courtesy Texas Running

The Cowtown Challenge at Haltom High attracted big and little, high and middle schools to create a crowded cross country meet Aug. 26.
The state-ranked Azle boys finished fifth, but coach Keith Boenisch said, “We have to run better at big meets.”
And this one was big with 170 varsity racers from 23 teams.
Cody Drolet was the quickest Hornet, running the 5K course in 17 minutes, 39 seconds.… Read the rest

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Final VB Tournament

August 31, 2016
Final VB Tournament

Lady Hornet Marisah Mata (13) and the Azle varsity squad played in the Euless Trinity Double T tournament. AHS lost to Wichita Falls (1-3), Trinity (0-3) Abilene (0-3), and Haltom (1-3) before beating Irving (3-1). The Lady Hornets bowed out of the event after falling to Duncanville 1-3. The first district match arrives Friday, Sept. 9 at Brewer in White Settlement. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Rotary Honor

August 31, 2016
Rotary Honor

Karen Dickson, the city of Azle’s economic development director, receives a Rotary Paul Harris award from District Governor Mary Ann McDuff at the Azle club’s Aug. 25 meeting. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Fire damages Gordon Dr. home

August 31, 2016
Fire damages Gordon Dr. home

Firefighters from Azle, Lake Worth, Eagle Mountain, and La Junta fire departments worked quickly to extinguish a residential structure fire the morning of Aug. 25. Pictured are (kneeling, l-r) Azle firefighters Lt. Steve Lemming and ESA Eddy Wood. Photo by Christina Derr

Overheated electronics blamed

BY CHRISTINA DERR
Four Azle residents escaped unharmed after their home in the 100 block of Gordon Drive caught fire the morning of Aug. 26.
Azle Fire Marshal Kenny Wilson determined the cause to be clothing and a towel left covering electronics in the home’s front bedroom which caused the electronics to overheat and catch fire.… Read the rest

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Buzzy Forever

August 31, 2016
Buzzy Forever

Thirty years after she was “Buzzy” at Azle High School, Leah Dunn, center front, still supports the Azle ISD any way she can. At Convocation Aug. 19, Dunn and her staff gave away three $100 gift cards in a raffle. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Football 2016 Kicks Off

August 31, 2016
Football 2016 Kicks Off

Running back Davion Jones (34) scoots around the end, leaving a shoe behind. Azle lost late to Grapevine. Photos courtesy Azle Sports Photography

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