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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 …
Ralph Smole was recognized for 20 years of service at the Azle Walmart April 5.
Big weather, Smole solutions
AZLE — When Azlelites want to know the weather, Azle Weather Center’s Ralph Smole has them covered. Smole, a self-described weather fanatic, started posting local real-time and forecasted …
Brooklyn Bugarin and Gil Pearson with some of their recent paintings.
Art with heart
AZLE — Even at 91-years-old, Gil Pearson has not found himself slowing down in either of his life’s passions. Award-winning painter and lifelong traveling evangelist, Pearson came to Azle …
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
Springtown High School Class of 2024 valedictorian Kate Mitchell waves to the crowd during last year’s homecoming parade. Later at the homecoming football game, she was crowned queen. This school year, she also served as captain of the Springtown Showstoppers, drum major for the Sound of Springtown and prom queen.
Brainy multi-talented student, twice-crowned queen named SHS valedictorian
The words of wisdom Springtown High School valedictorian Kate Mitchell wants to share with her fellow Class of 2024 graduates are to choose kindness. “It takes so much more effort to be …
Amy Yelle, Luke Yelle, Dave Yelle, and Elly Yelle at the Azle ISD administration building.
Azle ISD welcomes two new principals
AZLE — Azle ISD will greet at least two new elementary school principals next fall. Leyah Miles and Amy Yelle stood and were introduced at a recent Azle ISD board of trustees meeting April 15. …
Sixth graders Zoe and Willow and fifth graders Micah and Anniston spoke in front of the board of trustees with Mr. Womble on the far right.
Icons of learning
AZLE —Students across Azle ISD have had a lot to ponder this year. After a successful launch, Hoover Elementary teachers, instructional coaches, administrators and students presented a new way …
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Tolar High School Rodeo Day 2
Athletes from both Azle and Springtown competed in the Tolar High School Rodeo at the Hood County Reunion Grounds.
Tolar High School Rodeo Day 1
Athletes from both Azle and Springtown competed in the Tolar High School Rodeo at the Hood County Reunion Grounds.  
Congratulations to Barbara Boardman  the grand prize winner in our 2nd Annual Bonnets in Bloom photo contest. Sponsored by Community Waste Disposal
TCR presents the 2nd annual Blue Bonnet photo contest
WINNERS SELECTED WEEKLY All submitted photos to be featured on the   website with winners chosen weekly. Weekly winners will receive a Bluebonnet T-Shirt , their photo featured on social …
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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
Freda Riggs Nabers 1938-2024
Freda Riggs Nabers 1938-2024 Freda Riggs Nabers, 85, passed peacefully from this life April 25, 2024. She was born Dec. 6, 1938, in Gorman, to A.F. and Elva Lewis. Freda married James Riggs …
John Jeffery 1944-2024
John Jeffery 1944-2024 John P. “Jeff” Jeffery, 79, formerly of Damon, passed away May 3, 2024. A memorial service will be held June 15, at Creekside Christian Fellowship in Needville, …
Maxine Prater 1940-2024
Maxine Prater 1940-2024 Maxine "Max" Prater was born July 27, 1940, and went to be with our Lord Saturday, May 11, 2024. Celebration of Life was held Sunday, May 19, 2024, at On the Patio, …
John "Larry" Boswell 1942-2024
John "Larry" Boswell 1942-2024 John Larry Boswell of Azle passed from this life to be with Jesus May 12, 2024, after years of complications from Alzheimer's disease. Family and friends will …
Janis Lanham 1942-2024
Janis Lanham 1942-2024 Janis T. Lanham died peacefully at home in Azle May 12, 2024, at the age of 82, surrounded by family and friends. Janis’ daughters will host a come-and-go tea to …
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