Azle ISD Names The Azle News to TASB Media Honor Roll for 2019-2020

photo of Azle News reporters with superintendent
Lindsay Smith (formerly) of the Azle News was named to the 2019-2020 Media Honor Roll, a program sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB), by Azle ISD. The Media Honor Roll recognizes media representatives statewide for fair and balanced reporting of news about public schools. Media from newspapers, radio and television stations, and digital publications across the state were honored by their local school districts.


Criteria for the district selection included the media representative’s efforts to get to know the Superintendent, Board President, and the District’s mission and goals; report school news in a fair, accurate, and balanced manner; give a high profile to positive news about schools; visit the schools, and maintain a policy of no surprises by sharing information with school officials.

“Districts across Texas appreciate these reporters for their balanced and accurate approach to sharing both the challenges facing our schools and the successes achieved by local teachers, students, and school boards. Their work aids local communities in focusing on the goal of providing the best public schools we can for every child,” said Jim de Garavilla, TASB president.

The Azle ISD School Board presented a personalized certificate to Smith and The Azle News at the Board meeting on Monday, August 17, 2020.

TASB is a nonprofit organization established in 1949 to serve local Texas school boards. School board members are the largest group of publicly elected officials in the state. The districts they represent serve more than 5.34 million public school students.

The Media Honor Roll spotlights fair and balanced reporting of education news in print, online, or on radio and television.