Members of the Marching Green Pride reflect off a tuba as the Azle High School band strides down Main Street during the Homecoming Parade Oct. 7. Photo by Mark K. Campbell
What a day for a parade! On Monday, Oct. 7 at 6 p.m., the annual Homecoming Parade began its trek, with much of it heading down Main Street. Azle sports teams of all ages rode floats, pretty cowgirls smiled and kids enjoyed dashing for candy tossed by many folks walking along the route.… Read the rest
Azle Fire Department and CareFlite medical personnel race toward a waiting air ambulance with Thomas Damon Bigbee, 50, of Springtown. Bigbee suffered serious injuries in a motorcycle wreck in the 700 block of SH 199. The ensuing “to scale” investigation kept traffic at a virtual standstill for almost four hours. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman
Rider critically injured
By Carla Noah Stutsman
It was unfortunate for everyone traveling State Highway 199 – but especially for Thomas Damon Bigbee.… Read the rest
Azle’s Kevin Hernandez has the ball secure and heads downfield while a visiting Wichita Falls Coyote tries to stop him. Photo by Mark K. Campbell
The Wichita Falls Coyotes topped the Azle JV Green 21-6.
Dylan Moore scored the TD while the AHS defense permitted just 7 points.
Jace Clay and Gabe Davidson recovered fumbles for Azle. Other D standouts: Cole Murray, Joe Cordell, and Dylan Robinson.… Read the rest
The line was long to pick up copies of Lew and Sandy Shaffers’ sequel to their 2007 book Reach Out Your Hand.
Reach Out Your Hand 2 highly anticipated
By Carla Noah Stutsman
Some authors hold book release events in libraries, coffee houses, bookstores – even art galleries.
But for Lew and Sandy Shaffer, there was only one place to consider releasing Reach Out Your Hand 2. It’s the same place the beloved couple can be found almost every day around lunch time.… Read the rest
They may have come from Eurasia, but they’ve likely made it to Lake Worth now.
The invasive zebra mussel – already a troublesome infestation in North Texas lakes – has moved through here and has advanced into Central Texas.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is monitoring 23 state reservoirs, and over the spring and summer, two more lakes were added to the “possible presence of zebra mussels” – Lakes Worth and Joe Pool.… Read the rest
The Parker County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the public’s help in identifying the people (above) and vehicle in these photos. They are believed to be responsible for an overnight burglary at the A to Z Grocery convenience store on FM 730 South a few miles south of the Azle city limits.
An early morning burglary of a convenience store south of Azle is this week’s Crimestoppers Crime of the Week.… Read the rest
The 2013 Homecoming Court for Azle High School has been selected. Pictured above are (back, l-r): freshman attendants Natalie Smith and Kalya Arstingstall; sophomore attendants Stephanie Lopez and Eden Ware; junior attendants Katie Phillips and Julie Waldock; and senior attendants Maddie Miller and Devon Kleine; (front, l-r): senior queen nominees Erica Roberts, Diana Gomez, Crystal Martinez and Ashlee Taylor; and senior king nominees Glynn Evans, Bryson Jennings, Bruce Mikel and Cody Beam. The king and queen will be crowned during halftime festivities at the homecoming football game Friday, Oct.… Read the rest
Tyler Albers caught this ball and four others to lead Hornet receivers with 101 yards. Azle travels to Wichita Falls to face the “Old High” Coyotes Friday. Photos Courtesy of Bill O’Connor
Denton Guyer was everything they were advertised to be.
Azle (2-2, 0-1) hosted the reigning state champs and the Wildcats were too much, winning 41-10.
However, AHS coach Devon Dorris lauded his squad’s efforts against a state powerhouse. “I’m proud of how our guys showed up.… Read the rest
The autumn sun filters through brilliant sumac leaves in the midst of fall. Photos Courtesy of Paula Campbell
By Mark K. Campbell
While Texas is no Vermont – almost always a good thing – and we might not be able to match that state’s prolific autumn leaf display, we do just fine, actually.
Whether you venture into the Hill Country or toward the West Texas mountains or just stay around here in North Texas, there’s plenty to enjoy as fall looms.… Read the rest