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Births

January 29, 2014
Births

Buffie Worley and Shane Rhodes of Azle announce the Jan. 21 birth of their son, Zane Aiden Thomas Rhodes at Arlington Memorial Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds, 13.4 ounces and measured 21 inches. Joining in welcoming Zane are older brother Chandler Rhodes, age 7, and grandparents Marsha and Harold Worley and Cindy Rhodes-Hopp and Mike Hopp, all of Azle, and William Rhodes and Elana Thompson of Panama City, Florida.

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Anniversaries

January 29, 2014
Anniversaries

Mike and Nell Judge celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Jan. 27, 2014 with their family.
Nell is the former Nell Burnett of Azle. She was in the 8th grade when Mike was a senior at Azle High School
She attended a high school party with her older brother and sister. Mike was there and they danced almost every dance.
Mike attended UTA before joining the United States Army. Nell didn’t see him again until the summer before her senior year.… Read the rest

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Meason named to Harding dean’s list

January 22, 2014

Courtney Meason, a sophomore from Azle, is among more than 1,200 students included on the dean’s list for grades achieved during the fall 2013 semester at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas.
The dean’s list is published each semester by Dr. Larry Long, University provost, honoring those who have achieved high scholarship.
To be eligible, a student must carry 12 or more hours with a 3.65 or higher grade-point average and no incompletes.… Read the rest

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Rollins, Kastner wed

January 8, 2014
Rollins, Kastner wed

Rollins, Kastner wed
Lisa Marie Rollins, the daughter of Joe and Doris Rollins of Azle, and Jeffrey Robert Kastner, son of Debby and Louis Herndon of Arlington and Bruce and Barbara Kastner of Atlanta, Georgia, were married Nov. 16, 2013 in Crystal Beach.
The wedding and reception were held on the deck of Ashton Manor, a private home of mutual friends, with the Gulf of Mexico providing a sparkling backdrop. The ceremony was officiated by Jeff’s step-father, Louis Herndon. The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.… Read the rest

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Senior Spotlight

January 8, 2014

by Darlene Holmes
We are enjoying our two potluck meal days each month. The seniors still have to sign up ahead of time so we’ll know how many to fix for.
We had turkey stew and cornbread for our first one this month and about 22 seniors showed up to eat. We had plenty of cake in our fridge for dessert. We had a variety of snacks, chips and dip on hand.… Read the rest

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Engagements

December 30, 2013
Engagements

Tracy and Nelline Dignum of Fort Worth announce the engagement of their daughter Jessica Breanne to Kyle Parker Guest, son of L. Todd and the late Caryn Guest of Houston. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Bill and Emma Goggans and the late Ross and Ruth Dignum. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Ava Robertson, the late Pete Robertson and Joe and Norma Guest. The bride-elect graduated from Azle High School in 2008; she graduated from Southern Methodist University with degrees in vocal performance and music education. The prospective groom graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a degree in mechanical engineering.

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The Spirit of Christmas

December 23, 2013
The Spirit of Christmas

Carrie Rush, owner of CRush Boutique, embodied the spirit of Christmas when she delivered a couple sets of boot socks to an Azle woman who was unable to pick them up after a multiple sclerosis attack left her unable to drive. Photo by Natalie Gentry

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Play group’s 2014 schedule set

December 23, 2013

Following the seasonal A Tuna Christmas, the Azle Arts Association’s Popcorn Players have announced the lineup of productions for 2014.
The Players have performed a variety of productions over the years like melodramas, comedies, musicals, and dramas.
The wide selection of shows the Players produce appeal to a broad audience and ensure there will be something for everyone to enjoy.
Here’s the 2014 lineup:… Read the rest

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The Spirit of Christmas

December 23, 2013
The Spirit of Christmas

The National Junior Honor Society at Forte Junior High School collected items and created Christmas baskets for residents at Azle Manor Nursing Home as a community service project. Students in the picture: (front, l-r): Brett Hoselton, Alyssa Westrup, Marlee Mazza, Kelly Thetford, and Jenna Okubo; (back) Angela Sandoval, Ainsley McDonald-Boyer, Sydnee Stanley, Brittany Beasley, Kayleigh Baker, Ben Koiner, and Andrew Lutz. Sponsors for NJHS are Sharon Davis and Anita Hatchett.
Photo courtesy Forte Junior High School NJHS

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Winter Scene

December 18, 2013
Winter Scene

A deer enjoys icy Shady Grove Park during the long stretch of early wintertime. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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