Coach Melissa McPherson and assistant coach Cassie Sheriff raise the state champ plaque, eliciting shouts of joy from the Azle High School cheerleaders. AHS won the first competition conducted at the University of Texas at Arlington.… Read the rest
Azle police were called to the scene of an apparent shooting incident in the 1000 block of Poe Street on the evening of Dec. 31. According to Lt. Bill Russell of the Azle PD, a possibly-intoxicated man got into a conflict with two adult nephews, who told their brother, also the man’s nephew. The third nephew challenged the uncle about his behavior and produced a handgun. When the uncle got into a van to leave the premises, the nephew fired several shots. No one was injured in the incident and no property was damaged. The nephew who fired the shots became distraught afterward and was transported to a hospital by Azle Fire Department medics, where he was treated for possible hyperventilation.… Read the rest
The Texas Department of Transportation opened the South Stewart Street Bridge late in the day Wednesday, Dec. 16. Residents, golfers, and church-goers who have had to drive extra miles due to construction detours since July are ecstatic to have traffic restored to the bridge.
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Azle police Sgt. Steve Stutsman uses a portable fire extinguisher to try to put out the flames of a vehicle the suspect hit while fleeing police. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman… Read the rest
Pirates head for the hills when an aligator nears. The Azle High School Drama Department’s annual presentation this year was Peter Pan and it was met with enthusiastic admiration – par for the course for the talented AHS cast and crew. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman… Read the rest
After victorious outings against Northwest Eaton and Fort Worth O.D. Wyatt Nov. 24, Azle wrestlers – wearing “Be Heard” t-shirts –assembled outside the gym to release balloons in remembrance of former Hornet Dammion Heard. After a prayer, Azle Coach Chris Allen spoke, mentioning the importance of not taking anyone for granted. Heard died under mysterious circumstances last April in Colorado where he wrestled for Western Colorado and was a rising star. After the brief ceremony at the high school, green balloons were released and floated away on the stout south breeze. Photos by Mark K.… Read the rest
Shortly before 1 p.m. – just as schools were releasing students early for the Thanksgiving holiday – the Azle Fire Department was called to Forte Junior High to extinguish a dumpster fire. Upon arrival, firefighters discovered it wasn’t the dumpster at all, but recyclable material inside a Moore Recycling truck that was burning. The truck had to dump most of its load onto the parking lot of the school so the fire could be extinguished. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman… Read the rest