BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
A pair of incidents on Christmas Eve kept local and county emergency officials busy.
Michael Waldrop, 50, believed to be from the Azle area, was killed when the bicycle he was riding collided with a van.… Read the rest
Worldwide, many have lamented that 2016 has not been the best of years.
Around here, we’ve had our sad times, too – but plenty of good happened in our burg, too.
Azle’s retiring longtime city manager was honored with Craig Lemin Day Jan. 4. He began his career in Azle as a police lieutenant.
A woman who had dumped a nursing dog’s body – and its 10 pups – in Parker County was given 60 days in the county jail.… Read the rest
Officials work the scene of a fatal accident at FM 730 North, Knob Hill Road, and Portwood Road. At about the same time, the Parker County Special Operations Group brought an incident south of town where a man threatened to harm himself to an injury-free conclusion. Both events tied up holiday traffic in the area. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman
The Azle wrestling teams continued to dominate locally then the boys headed north for a prestigious tournament.
At the AHS gym Dec. 13 in a district duals event against Birdville and Springtown, Azle’s boys and girls squads had little trouble earning victories.
The boys demolished Birdville 72-6 and drubbed the Porcupines 62-18.
On the girls side, the Lady Hornets had no trouble with the Lady Hawks, winning 36-6.… Read the rest
Scoring woes have hampered Azle (5-10, 0-2) in recent outings – including the first two 6-5A games.
The Lady Hornets opened district at Boswell and fell behind early en route to an 86-23 loss.
AHS’ Savannah Johnson’s 6 points was high for Azle.
Breeona Cannon added 5 and Autumn Johnson and Marie Parkison scored 4 points apiece.… Read the rest
Quevedo named on two rosters
by Mark K. Campbell
Now that Aledo won (another) state football championship, the District 6-5A All-District lists have been released.
Azle placed 19 athletes on the elite roster; one player was named twice – Alex Quevedo.
He was one of four First Team selections for AHS.
Quevedo, a senior, was the best kicker in the district, a First Teamer, according to 6-5A coaches.
The Hornet was named to the Second Team as a punter.
Also a First Team pick was the key player for Quevedo having success – deep snapper Zach Edwards, a junior.… Read the rest