Jason Malewiski didn’t think twice as he pulled the t-shirt over his head one Wednesday evening before heading to church.
When his pastor at The Church at Azle, Chad Geeslin, saw the Servolution logo on the t-shirt and asked what it was, Malewiski explained the concept, and how he saw it used in Oklahoma City.
“We need that here,” was Geeslin’s reply.
Fast-forward 2-and-a-half years.
Azle Mayor Alan Brundrett attended a meeting of the Tarrant County Mayors’ Association in September 2015 at which a group called 6 Stones made a presentation.… Read the rest
BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
Polish exchange student Lucasz Laskus has taken part in a variety of activities while at Azle High School.
The cherry on top might be the honor he just won at the Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) state cooking competition.
Vying in the “mystery basket” event in Dallas, Laskus’ creation was deemed the best of the batch.
AHS culinary instructor Michael Urbanek said the competition is similar to the TV reality cooking show Chopped where chefs are challenged to incorporate unusual ingredients into their meals.… Read the rest
In the prelims at the District 5-5A Track and Field Championships in White Settlement April 11, Azle’s Conrad Reinhard blew away the competition. Following the finals April 12, six AHS athletes advanced to the regional meet. BOYS: Taylor Trower, Katy O’Dell, Kaylie Peters, Marisah Mata; and BOYS: Reinhard, Christian McGill. Alternates are Haddasah Marquart, Mata, McGill, Chase Slack, and the girls 4×400 team. Photo by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest
by Mark K. Campbell
When your ace gets injured, it can be a blow, certainly.
That’s what happened to the Lady Hornet softball team – but that didn’t keep Azle (20-6, 7-1) from winning two more 5-5A games without standout Samantha Bradley.
Quick starts in opening innings led to victories over Wichita Falls Rider, 10-4, and Boswell, 14-6. The winning pitcher in both games was sophomore Brooke Ledbetter.… Read the rest
The baseball Hornets continued through district play, facing Rider and Boswell.
And Azle (6-14, 1-5) got in a non-district clash as well.
At home, Rider topped the Hornets 9-1.
Coach Stephen Smith said a highlight for AHS was the relief from Alex Newton. The senior threw 5 innings, allowing 3 runs on 2 hits while fanning 2.
At the plate, Donny Nay doubled and Trey Ramos had a hit and scored the Azle run; he also stole a base.
At Boswell, a 4-run fifth inning put the Hornets ahead 4-2. But the Pioneers answered to rally for the win.
Ramos tripled and had 3 RBI.… Read the rest
by Mark K. Campbell
In the final track meet before the district gathering, Azle coaches Keith Boenisch and Melody Dennis took their athletes to Keller March 31.
There, a variety of talented teams tested AHS athletes.
Hurdler Conrad Reinhard continued to stand out on the boys varsity.
He won the 110-meter race in 15.16 seconds. Reinhard added a bronze with a time of 40.67 in the 300 distance.… Read the rest
by Natalie Gentry
The lovely blue pinwheels spinning in the springtime breeze on the courthouse lawn are a stark reminder of a terrible scourge.
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and on April 8, Texans “Go Blue” to raise awareness and focus on child abuse prevention.
At the Parker County courthouse in Weatherford, 442 pinwheels stand – one for each of the 442 abuse cases the county saw in 2015.… Read the rest