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Azle’s future

Azle’s future

Azle city council members: (l-r) Dr. William Chambers, David McClure, Mayor Pro Tem Bill Jones and Lee Barrett work on a list of priorities in preparation of the upcoming budget process for the city’s 2015-16 fiscal year during a workshop May 25. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

Priorities discussed at annual workshop

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
From economic development to infrastructure and drainage and from facilities to staffing and beautification, members of the Azle city council and key city staff brainstormed about priorities and possibilities during a workshop Saturday, April 25.… Read the rest

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Election Day is Saturday

Azle, Reno mayoral races hot, early voting way up

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Hotly contested mayoral races in Azle and Reno seemed to draw more than the usual number of people to vote during the early voting period from April 27-May 5.
Although incumbents Bill Jones in Place 3, Paul Crabtree in Place 4, and Lee Barrett in Place 6 are each running unopposed, two-term incumbent Mayor Alan Brundrett faces a spirited challenge from Laurel Mosier.… Read the rest

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Azle man wins Will Rogers saddle making award in Irving

Azle man wins Will Rogers saddle making award in Irving

 

West hand-crafts leather, silver

Azle’s Troy West has received high kudos for his leather skills.
He won Will Rogers Cowboy Award for Saddlemaker from the Academy of Western Artists.
He received his award before a full house at the 19th Annual Academy of Western Artists Will Rogers Awards, held in the Grand Ballroom at the Sheraton Hotel in Irving in March.
West, who lives and works in Azle, has been building custom saddles for more than 35 years. The craftsman says he loves to create unique, one-of-a-kind pieces, whether it be a saddle or a hand-crafted silver buckle.… Read the rest

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Gator!

Gator!

This yearling alligator was spotted Monday, May 4, near the West Fork of the Trinity River between the Eagle Mountain Lake spillway and Lake Worth. A TRWD spokesperson said the critters are native to that area but stressed that there have been no sightings in Eagle Mountain Lake.

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Sports

Softball ladies roll; Area round next up

Softball ladies roll; Area round next up

Lady Hornet Sarah Brown is all smiles as she rounds the bases after blasting a ball well over the left field fence in Azle’s first game bi-district victory over Fort Worth Carter-Riverside. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
Home runs and a perfect game spelled doom for Fort Worth Carter-Riverside in bi-district play.
Azle (25-2) scored early and often, run-ruling the Lady Eagles in two playoff games.… Read the rest

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Track year over for Azle

The 2015 track season officially ended in Lubbock May 1-2.
Katy O’Dell and Brooke Smith turned in top performances, both bronzes.
O’Dell threw the discus 115 feet, 3 inches and Smith pole vaulted 10-6.
Ayden Thompson reached the finals in the 300 hurdles at the Texas Tech track; she finished eighth in 15.17 seconds.
Kaylie Peters took eighth in high jump, clearing 5-2.
Hornet hurdlers Conrad Reinhard and Trey Ramos missed the finals in their 110 and 300 distances, respectively.… Read the rest

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Baseball season over for Hornets

The Azle High School baseball team got some solid pitching this season.
But the bats never really came around and the Hornets missed the postseason.
Coach Anthony Barron said, “Our pitching was outstanding this season. It’s tough getting beat by just one or a couple of runs.”
That was the case several times in District 5-5A play – including a 2-0 loss at Boswell April 30.… Read the rest

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Movie Man

Avengers 2 not super-duper but still good fun

Avengers 2 not super-duper but still good fun

As everyone on the planet expected, the Avengers sequel, Age of Ultron, dominated the world box office. In fact, that takeover began the week before when Ultron raked in millions overseas before its U.S. release.
The question was: Would it be a record breaker?

About the film
Like Furious 7 (Movie Man No. 1134, a 5) enjoyed, no film is lined up for a while to stop the box office rampaging of Age of Ultron.

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