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FeedLot fun with new coordinator
AZLE — Last month, the city’s food truck park at 225 Church St.— The FeedLot — began operating under new management after the hiring of special events coordinator Amanda …
Incoming Springtown ISD Child Nutrition Director Laura Champagne takes a picture with outgoing director Kimberly Nash. Nash is leaving Springtown ISD after nine years to be a child nutrition specialist at Education Service Center Region 11.
New SISD child nutrition director hopes to feed kids with a smile
SPRINGTOWN — Springtown Independent School District Child Nutrition Director Laura Champagne is the opposite of the cranky lunch lady stereotype that is sometimes seen on TV. Champagne …
Army veteran Travis Strong checks out his new side-by-side that was modified to fit his needs. “This is way beyond,” Strong said after taking the side-by-side for a few rides. “This is so cool.”
Unstoppable
SPRINGTOWN — The crowd on the Springtown Square, who gathered on a Saturday afternoon in late June, oohed and aahed over the new side-by-side off-road vehicle built for Army veteran Travis …
Sports
Alyssa Flores with her prize-winning chicken, Venus.
Alyssa Flores has second year of big wins at TCJLS
AZLE — Hoover Elementary sixth grader Alyssa Flores made strides at the Tarrant County Junior Livestock Show for the second year in a row. This is Flores’ second year competing and …
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 …
Education
Carelock, dressed as a rocketeer, paraded and danced around the room with children in high visibility vests, superhero capes and astronaut costumes.
Learning Feelings with Felt
AZLE — Instead of driving her crazy, Maricela Carelock says she let her children drive her creative. Kids at Azle Memorial Library took part in that creativity by learning through song and …
Chief Brockway speaks to the Azle ISD board of trustees.
Internally staffed AISD PD tackles vaping and home visits
AZLE — The Azle Independent School District board of trustees has received yearly threat assessments in the past, but this year is the first time it has been presented by a “fully …
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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
Leonard Shearman 1955-2024
It is with profound sadness that we share the passing of Leonard Lee Shearman, devoted husband, father, brother, friend and “Papa,” of Benbrook who gained his wings July 11, 2024, at the age of 68.
Marjorie Estella Bartosovsky 1931-2024
Marjorie Estella Bartosovsky, age 93, a loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed from this life Tuesday, July 9, 2024 in Azle.
Charles Louis Stevens 1947-2024
Charles ‘Charlie’ Louis Stevens, 76, went to be with our Lord Friday, June 28, 2024, in Decatur. Funeral was 11 a.m. Monday, July 8, at First Baptist Church...
Glenda Nell Darden Zachary 1956-2024
Glenda Nell Darden Zachary, 68, passed away suddenly Tuesday, June 18, 2024, in Springtown as a result of an automobile accident.
Martha Jo Smith 1937-2024
Martha Jo (Marsh) Smith, 87, passed peacefully into the arms of the Lord Sunday, June 30, 2024. The family will have a private memorial; there will be no public service.
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More renewables projects were funded by rural energy program REAP in 2023, but small-scale funding was down
The Daily Yonder reports that since the inception of the Inflation Reduction Act, small-scale funding for the Rural Energy for America Program is down, with the greater number of grants going to the largest projects and salaries.
New study reveals what companies need to do to earn trust in the age of AI
(BPT) - Although artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are groundbreaking technologies providing benefits to companies and consumers, they've also ushered in a new era of …
Translating Gen Z Slang This Back-to-School Season
(BPT) - Slang phrases used by Gen Z continue to grow in popularity. And according to recent surveys, many parents are struggling to understand exactly what their kids are saying and meaning. This …
Here are 7 strategies to save for retirement and college at the same time
(BPT) - Saving for the future is a top financial priority for most people. If you have children, then saving for their college education may also be an important goal for you. Or, you may want to …
New Artificial Intelligence Summit Series Kicks off With Energy
New Artificial Intelligence Summit Series Kicks off With Energy
() - Artificial intelligence (AI) continues to transform the United States and the world. To promote and inform rapid advancements in AI and maintain America’s global competitiveness, the Special …