The Azle News office will close Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. The deadline for the May 29 issue of the newspaper will be Friday, May 24.
We wish our readers and the community a happy and safe holiday, and ask that you join us in honoring all those who have given their lives while serving our country and protecting our freedoms. We owe them much.… Read the rest
BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
What were those big bangs Saturday morning, May 11? The descendants of Sgt. T.A. Dunaway, an early settle in Azle, honored him with a graveside ceremony complete with bagpipes, bugles, riderless horse, musket brigade and a three canon salute.… Read the rest
City of Azle to follow suit
The Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) will implement Stage 1 of its Drought Contingency Plan on June 3.
Because the city of Azle has adopted an identical plan to TRWD’s, director of public services Rick White said Azle, too, will begin Stage I restrictions on June 3.
With the district’s overall system capacity hovering at 75 percent and the persistence of drought conditions in North Texas, the decision will allow the district and its wholesale customers to conserve water until conditions improve.… Read the rest
Of three city council seats that were to have been decided in the May 11 general elections in Pelican Bay, one had a clear winner, one was decided by a single vote, and the third ended in a tie.
In the race for Place 1, incumbent Bill Morley easily defeated his opponent, Sabra Swaim, 79 votes to 29.
In the Place 4 race, incumbent Glen Oberg and challenger Tish Allen each received 54 votes.
According to city secretary Teri Anthony, the law for Type 1 General Law cities like Pelican Bay is clear when a tie is declared.… Read the rest
An Azle man died Tuesday evening at Possum Kingdom Lake in what authorities are describing as an apparent accidental drowning, the Mineral Wells Index reported.
Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Shawn Humphries said Jose Juan Garcia, 35, was at the location in the Gaines Bend subdivision on a work assignment with a number of other individuals.
At one point, Humphries said, the construction worker decided to take a swim nearby.
“He was working with friends and went swimming off a boat ramp at the place they were working,” Humphries said.… Read the rest
by Mark K. Campbell
“We have had a great spring.”
Coach Devon Dorris lauded the drills his Hornets went through the past few weeks.
“Our kids have been very dedicated to improving and working hard every day,” he said. “We have used this time to solidify our players’ positions and teach all phases of the game.”
Some new coaches got first looks at their charges that include a quarterback battle between Trevor Boiles and Jamie King.… Read the rest
The first BEATS 5K – a fundraiser for the Azle Band that cleared $5,000 – was conducted May 18.
The fastest runner on the course was Azle High’s state qualifying distance runner, Brian Collard.
The 18-year-old graduating senior sped around the 3.1 miles in 17 minutes, 39 seconds, a 5:41 pace.
The quickest female around the course was Peyton Thomason, 17, who was chip-timed in 23:39.… Read the rest
Several local wrestlers turned in some impressive performances at recent tournaments.
Chase Latta has been invited to become a part of Team Texas at the National Junior Duals thanks to his reaching the finals of a qualifier.
Montana Stewart will once again compete for the Team Texas National Junior squad. In 2012, Stewart took All-American honors with a third place finish.
Stewart will once more be coached by Azle’s Monica Allen.… Read the rest
It’s hard to follow up a classic. Many times, it simply can’t be done.
But, sometimes, an artist comes through with an even greater effort.
About the film
How would you like to have to follow up Thriller, Ulysses, or Jaws? That chore befell Michael Jackson, James Joyce, and Steven Spielberg.
The trio had released those record-setting efforts – 1982’s Thriller was the all-time top seller of its day, Jaws made more money than any movie in history up to 1975, and Ulysses went from being the most scandalous novel ever (50 Shades of Grey has nothing on Ulysses when it comes to controversy) to the No.… Read the rest