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Blue Bell for a Blue Ribbon School

Blue Bell for a Blue Ribbon School

Cross Timbers Elementary is better by a country mile compared to most U. S. schools. That’s why the AISD elementary won a coveted national Blue Ribbon award. Representatives of Blue Bell Ice Cream, with help from Cross Timbers faculty and staff, pass out ice cream to eager students. Photos by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Christmas on Main Street event arrives here Sat.

Christmas on Main Street event arrives here Sat.

You can see Santa several times during Azle’s annual Christmas event. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Azle’s Main Street will once again be transformed into a Christmas wonderland this Saturday, Dec. 3, for Christmas on Main Street.
Presented by the Optimist Club of Azle, Azle Women’s Business Association (AWBA), the Azle News, Friends of the Azle Historical Museum, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle, Fidelity National Title, and the Azle Area Chamber of Commerce, the family-friendly event runs from 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
This year, as always, Main Street will be filled with merchandise vendors as live musical entertainment and other performances occur.… Read the rest

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Investigation of Reno mayor’s activities continues

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The investigation into whether Reno Mayor Lynda Stokes improperly used a city credit card and/or took a city tax exemption for personal use continues.
When the Reno council met in October, it instructed Joe Polino, city administrator/director of public safety to investigate the situation and bring his findings back to the council at its Nov. 21 meeting.
Following an executive session on Nov. 21 – from which Stokes exited after about 15 minutes, leaving the others to discuss the matter out of her presence – council reconvened in open session.
That’s when Polino publicly stated that the investigation was still ongoing and he had nothing to report at the time.… Read the rest

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They’re going to Disney World!

They’re going to Disney World!

Azle’s Cheer and Hornet Muscle team celebrates its first place win in the Game Day Division at the North Texas Regional UCA Championship.

Azle Cheer, Hornet Muscle wins regional championship

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The Azle Cheer and Hornet Muscle team scored another win over the Thanksgiving Break, bringing home the first place trophy in the Game Day Division from the North Texas Regional UCA Championship.
Azle Cheer went up against 12 other teams from across North Texas, including the 2016 UCA National Champions.
The win qualifies the AHS team to compete at UCA Nationals at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida Feb.… Read the rest

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Sports

Azle athletes win in Coppell

Azle athletes win in Coppell

The Azle boys wrestling teams brought home hardware from a Coppell tournament.

Varsities sweep to team titles

by Mark K. Campbell
The Azle High wrestling team was spectacular at the annual Coppell Round Up.
The boys and girls varsities dispatched five dual foes and the boys junior varsity enjoyed some strong performances, too, coach Chris Allen said.
The Lady Hornets went 5-0 and won the team title by taking down Northwest 35-30; Coppell, 27-24; Frisco Centennial 42-0; Dallas Skyline 30-12; and Frisco Heritage, 36-12.
The boys overwhelmed every team they faced en route to a perfect afternoon: Skyline 52-21; Coppell, 52-6; Centennial, 52-21; Northwest, 69-9; and Heritage, 68-9.… Read the rest

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Ladies rally in final seconds

Sister rebounds sister’s shot for win

It came down to the wire when Azle (3-5) traveled to play Midlothian Heritage Nov. 21.
The Lady Hornets “refused to lose,” coach Mitzi Marquart recalled and AHS won 52-51 on a last second shot.
The Johnson sisters gave Azle the edge.
Trailing by one point, Savannah Johnson’s shot rolled out; but, sister Autumn rebounded the ball and made the basket that won the game in the waning seconds.
“That was a very exciting finish,” Marquart said.
Azle led early and reached halftime with a 33-27 advantage.
But the hosts rallied and moved ahead several points, Marquart said.… Read the rest

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Hornets battle two non-district rivals

Hornets battle two non-district rivals

Payton Vaughn scored five points against Haltom.
Photo by Azle Sports Photography

Azle plays a pair of close hoops games

by Mark K. Campbell
The basketball Hornets played a pair of non-district games as the season ramps up.
Azle (1-2), under new coach James Crafton, traveled to Joshua and hosted Haltom.
At the JHS gym, the Owls edged the Hornets 41-40.
Crafton said Azle played well throughout the game; AHS led 33-19 entering the final period.
But “some minor miscues down the stretch allowed Joshua to get back in the game,” the coach recalled.
The only time the Owls led came with 14 seconds left.… Read the rest

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Movie Man

Latest Disney animation effort awash in success

Latest Disney animation effort awash in success



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