For auto-tech students, being cramped into tight spaces while learning from visiting specialists like Tim Whitley will soon be a thing of the past. Part of the $20 million bond will build a spacious Career and Technology Education Center on the AHS campus. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman
New building, gym, sprinklers approved on Election Day
by Mark K. Campbell
Azle voters said yes.… Read the rest
Azle High School drama students collected almost a ton of food to give the Community Caring Center.
Azle High School’s drama students collected 1,745 pounds of non-perishable food items from local neighborhoods Wednesday, Oct. 30.
The students, in turn, presented the food to Azle’s Community Caring Center to help with that organization’s mission to help feed the hungry.
It’s all part of a nationwide community service project called “Trick-or-Treat So Kids Can Eat” sponsored by the International Thespian Society (ITS).… Read the rest
The Marching Green Pride got a huge send off heading out to the UIL State Marching Band Contest Monday, Nov. 4 en route to San Antonio. Photo by Natalie Gentry
By Carla Noah Stutsman
Azle High School’s Marching Green Pride placed 13th in Division 4A at State UIL Marching Band Competition held Tuesday, Nov. 5 at the Alamodome in San Antonio.
And while that news was met with some tears and disappointment – the MGP had set a goal early on to make it into the top 10 4A marching bands in Texas this year – it was actually a historic high finish.… Read the rest
Marvin Dunlop (center), a WWII veteran, enjoys a cup of coffee with friends Richard Bond and Chuck Coker at Howell’s Cafe. Photo by Natalie Gentry
By Natalie gentry
Marvin Dunlop has seen Springtown change a lot in the 83 years he has lived here.
He enlisted in the Navy in 1944 when he was 18 years old.
“I became really well-traveled during my time in the service,” Dunlop said.… Read the rest
Heading to the Region I meet: (top, l-r) Shawn Mackey, Carson Leatherwood, Tyler Stewart, Christian McGill, Julian Hernandez, and Keaton Sherman. Photos by Mark K. Campbell
Hornets edge 2 others for final regional berth
By Mark K. Campbell
Azle High School boys cross country coach Keith Boenisch was uncertain if his squad had claimed the third and final regional slot at Ash Creek Park Oct. 24.… Read the rest
Hardy folks made the wagon train journey from Jacksboro to Fort Worth with stops in Perrin, Mineral Wells, Weatherford, and Azle in between. The trek is annually part of the Red Stegall Cowboy Gathering and Western Swing Festival. Photos by Carla Noah Stutsman
Red Stegall Wagon Train makes annual stop in Azle on the way to the FW Stockyards… Read the rest
Azle Christian School won the state volleyball title at Trinity Christian Church. They victors: (front, l-r) Shelby Sweet, Bre Cornelius, Alexis Vasquez, Katie Ferguson; (back) head coach Hollie Sherrod, Maggie Adams, Callie Gallemore, Stori Baird, Abi Roach, BaiLee Islas, and assistant coach Jack Roach.
Azle Christian School won the TCAF volleyball title in Willow Park’s Trinity Christian gym Oct. 25-26.
The squad went 15-3 on the season and 8-0 in district.… Read the rest
It’s been pink everywhere lately: Among those raising funds and awareness about breast cancer this October were the Azle High School volleyball team which collected $5,000 for the Susan G. Komen organization. Photos by Mark K. Campbell and Natalie Gentry
A small privately-owned helicopter takes off from a command center during a manhunt that lasted from around 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14 until the fugitive pointed a gun at officers and was killed around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman
Subject told wife he wanted cops to kill him
By Carla Noah Stutsman
What began as a routine traffic stop around 1:30 p.m. Monday on Midway Road between Azle and Springtown ended in the death of a man who was destined for prison but didn’t want to go.… Read the rest