Azle High School’s Marching Green Pride got a big surprise – just in time for its Indoor Drumline’s trip to World Championships in Dayton, Ohio – when several local businesses chipped in to have the band’s 18-wheeler digitally custom-wrapped. The band was summoned to the front of AHS Monday afternoon, April 6 as the made-over big rig pulled up, honking. The Indoor Drumline left Tuesday evening for Dayton with the newly-wrapped rig hauling equipment.… Read the rest
Reba Michelle Weigart, 24, of Azle, was critically injured about 6 p.m. Thursday, March 26 while riding a Moped-type scooter in the 11600 block of FM 730 North. According to the accident report filed by Azle police, Weigart was northbound when a southbound 2004 Fort F250 pickup driven by Brandon Dale Crosby, 24, of Azle, turned in front of her. Weigart’s scooter struck the pickup and she was ejected, landing on the roadway behind the pickup. AirEvac Life Team 68 transported Weigart to John Peter Smith Hospital. The roadway was closed in both directions for several hours as Azle police conducted an advanced investigation into the accident.… Read the rest
High and dry. That’s the phrase that’s been uttered for years now as Eagle Mountain Lake struggles with the drought. More than 10 feet low, things might improve with the resumption of water flow from Richland Chambers Lake – and an El Niño. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman… Read the rest
The weatherman got it right Feb. 27 when 2 to 4 inches of snow fell in the area. School was postponed again and local folks poured outside to enjoy the precipitation – like this sledder at Shady Grove Park.
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On Saturday, Feb. 21 came an Azle first: Two wrestlers won gold at the state tourney in Garland. First, sophomore Lauren Dale went unbeaten in the 138-pound class. Then, in the final match of the state event, Justin Scarbro (left) defeated a much bigger rival as coaches and fans celebrated behind him.… Read the rest
Michael White, 18, of Azle, shows off the chocolate fallow deer he harvested Feb. 14 courtesy of the Texas Chapter of the Outdoor Adventure Foundation and Droptine Ranch. Azle PD Corporal Pat Bovea, left, and retired Azle Lt. Lee Blaisdell, right, took White on the surprise hunt.… Read the rest