Tuesday, June 18, 2024

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The Curt Wilson Alumni Band with Kevin Chapman, back row, center, hand raised high, during its 2012 tour in London.
Azle band director to tour Europe with jazz band
AZLE — Azle Junior High School’s own Kevin Chapman is excited to bring worldclass music to the city. The longtime Azle band director will be playing alongside the Curt Wilson Alumni Band …
Student presents Braille map of city hall to council members
AZLE — Hoover Elementary students are leaving their mark on the City of Azle. After showcasing their idea to create a Braille map for Azle City Hall at a “Shark Tank” style Gifted …
Sports
Molly Pack smiles big next to her winning Brangus cow Miss Raquelle.
SHS senior’s hard work pays off with San Angelo Stock Show win
SPRINGTOWN — Despite her young age, Springtown High School senior Molly Pack is an old pro at showing livestock, but each time she gets in the ring, it feels like a new experience. …
Tri-County Sports Roundup for March 21
Three members of the Springtown Lady Pines powerlifting team brought home bronze medals after third-place finishes in their respective weight classes at the Class 4A Division State Meet at the …
Four Lady Hornet lifters qualify for state; Lady Pines, Lady Hornets prep for soccer playoffs
Four members of the Azle Lady Hornets will be competing at the Class 5A Division I Texas High School Women’s Powerlifting Association State Meet this weekend in Frisco. The quartet qualified …
Paradise drag-racing youngster Lane Swift won the 2023 award for Junior Sportsman Champion at the Feb. 3 Ardmore Dragway Racer Appreciation Banquet in Sulphur, Oklahoma.
Local young drag racer named junior sportsman champion
SULPHUR, Okla. — Paradise drag racing youngster Lane Swift keeps coming home with hardware and cash. Lane, 9, won the 2023 award for Junior Sportsman Champion at the Feb. 3 Ardmore Dragway …
Back row, l-r: AHS Colorguard Director Caleb Hunter, Abigail Evans, Phybie Guinn, Karma Cavil, Jayden Evans, Dunessca Gutierrez, Edward Holt, Nevaeh Jackson, Madilyn Sweetser and Debra Oldroyd (staff). Middle row, l-r: Sierra Leal, Evelyn Hymer, Jianna Menefee, Annika Birkeland and Katie Ann Hoyt. Front row, l-r: Bryanna Pender, Captain Gracie Cazares and Sara Gonzales.
Winter Guard takes first in season opener
AZLE — Azle High School’s Varsity Winter Guard won big at the first contest of the season. The school’s varsity team placed first above some 2023 Winter Guard International finalists and North Texas Colorguard Association winners.
Education
Campus teachers of the year.
Azle ISD recognizes retirees, awardees
AZLE — At the end of the 2023-2024 school year, Azle ISD saw 37 teachers, administrators and other staff retire. The district recognized these individuals along with other awardees at a second …
Ricky Linex, a retired wildlife biologist from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and current president of the Native Plant Society of Texas, and Ryan McGillicuddy of Texas Parks and Wildlife led workshop attendees on a tour along Ash Creek behind Azle Central Park.
Azle library hosts creek and watershed workshop
AZLE — Opportunities to learn abound! Azle Memorial Library hosted a free Eagle Mountain Watershed riparian and stream ecosystem training from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 14. Instructors for the …
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The Blue Angels spokesman, Lieutenant Connor O’Donnell, addressed crowds and introduced the pilots and maintenance crews to attendees.
Angels over Azle
For the first time in eight years, the Navy’s famed Blue Angels graced the skies over the Azle-Lake Worth area. The 2024 Wings Over Cowtown Airshow was held April 13-4 at the nearby Naval Air …
Columnist
My opinions on computer gaming and some of my favorite games. I’ve been playing games on the home computer since the days of the Trash 80. I love indie, open-world, unique, puzzle, and resource games. The cake is a lie.
Fun games with real-world physics
Here are a couple of quick-to-play physics games that will keep you entertained for a few of hours. 'Physics games' usually assign physical properties to objects in the game, and the puzzle is learning how to manipulate those physical properties to manipulate the object.
My opinions on computer gaming and some of my favorite games. I’ve been playing games on the home computer since the days of the Trash 80. I love indie, open-world, unique, puzzle, and resource games. The cake is a lie.
We Happy Few
We Happy Few is set in 1964 Britain, in an alternate timeline in which the nation lost the war with Germany. The citizens take a drug they call Joy that keeps them happy and causes memory loss, which is a bonus for many of these people. They have a lot of memories they’d like to suppress. But the drugs just aren’t working as well as they used to.
Sam Houston is a syndicated columnist and newspaper executive. He is also an actor, author, playwright and entertainment producer/promoter.
Which side of the coin does your candidate fall on?
As time has passed, the leaders in education have adjusted and altered curriculums to align with the perceived needs of contemporary society. Two generations ago, a traditional education included a healthy dose of the sciences, civics, mathematics and traditional languages like Latin.
Jennifer Harrison - My opinions on computer gaming and some of my favorite games. I’ve been playing games on the home computer since the days of the Trash 80. I love indie, open-world, unique, puzzle, and resource games. The cake is a lie.
Chuchel
Chuchel, from Amanita Designs, is another lighthearted game from Jaromír Plachý. He started work on Chuchel shortly after finishing Botanicula in 2012.
"Harbor Lights: Stories" by James Lee Burke
It's a hand-to-mouth existence; you never know where your next meal will come from, unless it's from a warden or a trusty. You never truly know who you're sleeping against or where your next ten bucks'll come from. There's no privacy living in the underbelly. You can lose your soul there. And in "Harbor Lights," a new short-story collection by James Lee Burke, you could also lose your life.
Obituaries
Obituaries
Harvey Lee Sanders 1929-2024
Harvey Lee Sanders, 95, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend peacefully passed away Saturday, June 8, 2024, in his sleep in Azle.
Mac Brown 1957-2024
Mac Brown of Azle died May 26, 2024. He was 66 years old.
Steven Cumbie 1955-2024
Steven Eugene Huckabee Cumbie, 68, of Weatherford, Texas, laid down his working tools for the last time May 29, 2024, to be embraced by his Lord and Savior.
Gerald Alan Brown 1970-2024
Gerald "Jerry" Alan Brown, 54, passed away Thursday, May 30, 2024.
Fredrick Harlow 1955-2024
Fredrick McKinley Harlow, 68, peacefully passed away after a short battle with cancer May 25, 2024. He passed at home surrounded by family who loved him dearly.
Around the web
Juneteenth celebrates just one of the United States’ 20 emancipation days – and the history of how emancipated people were kept unfree needs to be remembered, too
he actual day was June 19, 1865, and it was the Black dockworkers in Galveston, Texas, who first heard the word that freedom for the enslaved had come. There were speeches, sermons and shared meals, mostly held at Black churches, the safest places to have such celebrations. …
The creator economy is worth an estimated $250 billion. Where is that money going?
Collabstr analyzed research from Goldman Sachs and pay data from Zippia to illustrate the way money is pouring into the creator economy.
Is Earth really getting too hot for people to survive? A scientist explains extreme heat and the role of climate change
Many countries have seen extremely hot weather lately, but in most of the inhabited world, it’s never going to get “too hot for people to live here,” especially in relatively dry climates. Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If …
How to stop taking things so personally
Rula provides tips on how to take things less personally without losing your ability to show care and concern for others.
How many international travelers are practicing unsafe internet behaviors?
All About Cookies surveyed travelers to see how many people are putting their data at risk while traveling abroad.