Elvis and thousands of others agreed that the 2015 Sting Fling was a hit. Old favorites like the Wiener Dog Derby and Color Fling 5K returned and the new steak cookoff and carnival were popular too. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman… Read the rest
Azle police took part in a statewide effort to honor fallen Houston Police Officer Darren Goforth Sept. 5 at 11 a.m. by displaying the flashing red and blue lights on their patrol vehicles. The Azle Police Department did so atop the highly visible Loop 344 bridge across SH 199 known locally as “the Ski Jump.” During the one-minute display of respect, the officers gathered near the center of the bridge in salute to the fallen officer. Motorists on the highway below honked in support.
Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman… Read the rest
The 2015 Hornets storm the field in Granbury for the first game of the season Aug. 28. Azle, behind new quarterback Nick Davis, demolished the hosts 49-7. Next up for AHS is another game in the Dale Hansen Classic series in Waxahachie Saturday, Sept. 5. Photo courtesy Richard Spraggens… Read the rest
Likely, no one in this picture – or their parents – were around when the Beach Boys sang about loving your school in 1963. But you can bet the Marching Green Pride is true to Azle. The MGP debuted part of its program for the first time Aug. 21 during Friends and Family Night at Hornet Field. MORE PHOTOS ON 2A! Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman… Read the rest
Police department program aims to keep kids, pets out of hot cars
BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Fifteen children and countless pets have died after being left in hot cars so far in 2015 across the United States, and three of those children died in Texas – one in Austin, one in Pecos, and one in Dallas.
Azle Chief of Police Rick Pippins is leading the charge that says “Not in Azle,” and the community has responded in a big way.… Read the rest
Tom Pennington’s photo “Take That” own him the Dave Boss Award of Excellence in the 47th Annual Pro Football Hall of Fame Photo Contest. The Azle High School graduate captured this shot last August at AT&T Stadium. Photo courtesy Tom Pennington/Getty Images… Read the rest
Seven former AHS standouts will be inducted in October ceremony
BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
After numerous meetings covering months, a committee has chosen the inductees for the first-ever Azle Sports Hall of Fame.
Seven of the best athletes to ever represent AHS – during their years at Azle and afterward – will be honored at the Hornet football game, Friday, October 23 against Denton High.
The magnificent seven:
• James Casey
• Jackie Swaim DiNardo
• Derek Dorris
• Chelsa Holder
• Dan Mauldin
• Stan Mauldin
• Wayne Walton
Each honoree is expected to be present to receive their award.… Read the rest