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NEWS

Azle Fire honors its own

Azle Mayor Alan Brundrett presents award to Chief Will Scott. Photo by Jessica McKinney

07/28/2021 - 5:00am
Three members of the Azle Fire Department were honored for 20-plus years of service with the department. Fire Engineer Billy Johnson has served for 20 years, and Lieutenant Steve Lemming and Chief Will Scott have each served for 25 years. They were...

SPORTS

Azle band marches through the heat

Sammy Reyes, a senior at Azle High, blows his horn along with fellow band members (counter-clockwise) Savannah Wambold, Evan Stockton, and Jackson Abraham during summer camp this week. Photos by Jeff Prince

07/28/2021 - 5:00am
Earning five minutes in “Antarctica” is a big deal when it’s July in Azle, a heat spell has settled over the area and summer band camp has begun. “I hope we get to Antarctica,” said Savannah Wambold, a freshman flutist in the Hornets marching band....

COLUMNS

Absent lawmakers stymie special session
07/21/2021 - 5:00am
Nearly 60 Texas House Democrats left the state last Monday for Washington, D.C. in an effort to stop passage of a Republican-led elections bill. This in effect blocks all legislation since the House doesn’t have a quorum present. As the Austin...

OBITUARIES

Stephen Brent Batteas
07/28/2021 - 5:00am
Stephen Brent Batteas, 39, passed away Thursday, July 8, 2021. A memorial will be held Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Alexander’s Midway Funeral Home, Springtown. Stephen was born January 14, 1982 in Cisco. He was preceded in death by his...