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Town Hall Meeting No. 1

July 1, 2015
Town Hall Meeting No. 1

Azle Mayor Alan Brundrett converses with an Azlewood resident during the Town Hall meeting. Citizens were given the opportunity to address council, city management, and department heads at the June 23 meeting at Azle Junior High. A second Town Hall gathering is set for July 21 at Forte Junior High, 479 Sandy Beach Road. MORE PHOTOS ON 2A! Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Azle ready to celebrate this weekend

July 1, 2015
Azle ready to celebrate this weekend

Fastlane, an Eagles tribute band, entertained hundreds June 26 at the Central Park amphitheater. This Friday, Aurora Bleu plays jazz and blues. The next day, thousands will fill the park for Follow The Flag.                 Photo by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest

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Texas Football likes Azle this fall – mostly

June 24, 2015
Texas Football likes Azle this fall – mostly

Azle Head Coach Devon Dorris led the Hornets to its winningest season ever in 2014. Texas Football magazine thinks the Hornets might return to the postseason this fall. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Annual Lone Star ‘bible’ says 5-5A standings will depend on the Hornets

by Mark K. Campbell
The football Hornets should return to the postseason, according to Texas Football magazine.
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Crabtree earns Boy Scouts leadership honor

June 24, 2015
Crabtree earns Boy Scouts leadership honor

Pictured with 2015 Azle Community Leadership Award honoree Paul Crabtree are: (l-r) Elaulas Cristiano, district executive for Longhorn Council; David Rico, field director of Western Service Area Longhorn Council; Crabtree; and Michael Wright, director of finance, Longhorn Council.

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The Longhorn Council, Boy Scouts of America presented the first ever Azle Community Leadership Award to Paul Crabtree during an event at Deer Cove June 18.
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Maker, Prather VFW winners

June 24, 2015
Maker, Prather VFW winners

Eddy Prather, Azle High School world history teacher and head boys basketball coach, was named the Azle VFW Post 2137 2015 Teacher of the Year.
Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Azle’s Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 2137 awarded four important annual awards recently.
Madisn Maker, 17, of Azle, won VFW Post 2137’s Young American Creative Patriotic Art Award.
Young American Creative Patriotic Art is a contest that gives art students in grades 9-12 an opportunity to compete for up to $10,000 for college.
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Azle Library part of honored system

June 24, 2015
Azle Library part of honored system

Azle Memorial Library Director Curren McLane entertained the city council with puppets while accepting yet another honor for the library. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

BY NATALIE GENTRY
The Parker County Library Association has won the North Central Texas Council of Governments’ (NCTCOG) Regional Cooperation Award for 2015.
Each city on the nomination – including Azle, Springtown, Mineral Wells, and Weatherford – will receive an award
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Briar-Reno VFD chief aiming big

June 24, 2015
Briar-Reno VFD chief aiming big

Shannon Smithers is getting the word out that he is focusing on making the Briar-Reno VFD as well-trained and professional as possible. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Smithers to oversee 3 departments

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
“I don’t want us to be a traditional volunteer fire department.”
That’s what Chief Shannon Smithers said about the Briar-Reno VFD.
And soon, a second hyphen will be added when the Pelican Bay VFD joins Briar and Reno.
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21st Century Geeks Ribbon Cutting

June 24, 2015
21st Century Geeks Ribbon Cutting

The Azle Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony June 23 for 21st Century Geeks. R. Mike McDonald and his wife Cynthia are owners and operators of the Bridgeport company, which specializes in computer services and networking. Mike can be reached at 817-301-6340 or via email at 21stcenturygeeks@gmail.com.

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Corbin Photography Ribbon Cutting

June 24, 2015
Corbin Photography Ribbon Cutting

Ambassadors from the Azle Area Chamber of Commerce held a June 9 ribbon cutting ceremony for Jennifer Corbin, an Azle photographer who serves Azle, Springtown, Fort Worth and local areas. Corbin has been capturing moments in peoples’ lives and places in time since she was in college. She specializes in high school senior photos, family, infant, wedding, and engagement photography, but doesn’t limit her creativity to those categories. To book a session or view her gallery, visit her website at www.corbinphotography.zenfolio.com. She can also be reached by email at corbinphotography@aol.com or by phone at 817-808-0685.

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Stoneleighs Rock MIP

June 24, 2015
Stoneleighs Rock MIP

Fake Mick Jagger (left) and Keith Richards played the hits June 19 at the weekly Music in the Park series. The Stoneleighs, a Rolling Stones tribute band, had the crowd of hundreds rocking and rolling. Next up at MIP is Fastlane, an Eagles cover band. All summer concerts begin at 8 p.m. at the Central Park amphitheater. Water is available but patrons must bring their own seating. No alcohol is permitted.
Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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