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Runaway Bay man dies in motorcycle crash

Runaway Bay man dies in motorcycle crash

A Runaway Bay man died about 24 hours after his motorcycle slammed into a pickup that turned in front of him in the 11500 block of FM 730 North Sunday afternoon, July 24. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

Man transported via helicopter Sunday but dies Monday

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
A Runaway Bay man died Monday from injuries he suffered in an accident in the 11500 block of FM 730 North Sunday afternoon, July 24.
Samuel Smith, 31, died at 3:11 p.m. Monday at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, where he was being treated for his injuries, according to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office.… Read the rest

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Rio-bound ‘Throw Princess’ Visits Fans

Rio-bound ‘Throw Princess’ Visits Fans

Shelbi Vaughan, 2016 Summer Olympian who will compete in Rio in the discus, ties her signature pink bows onto the pigtails of a young fan during a Meet and Greet event at Azle High School Wednesday, July 20. In a final tune-up before the Olympics, Vaughan won the NANAC Under 23 competiton in El Salvador July 16 with a throw of 187 feet, 8 inches. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Over and out

Parker County commissioners sever dispatch services with Reno

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
In a unanimous vote, the Parker County Commissioners Court Monday, July 25, terminated the agreement for dispatch services between Parker County and the city of Reno.
The termination becomes effective Sept. 30.
Addressing the situation, County Judge Mark Riley explained that the county has three contracts with municipalities in the county; one is with Aledo for law enforcement services, and a second, for dispatch services, is with Hudson Oaks.
“Aledo pays for the cost of two deputies; Hudson Oaks is for dispatch services, and both of those are working fine,” Riley told the court.… Read the rest

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Area man given 25 years in prison

Area man given 25 years in prison

Nicky Lane Kelton

BY NATALIE GENTRY
Nicky Lane Kelton, 46, of the Springtown and Azle areas, pleaded guilty Thursday, July 21 to possessing 120 grams of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, evading arrest with a vehicle, and two bail jumping cases.
Kelton was sentenced to 25 years in prison by 415th District Judge Graham Quisenberry.
According to Assistant District Attorney Abby Placke, who prosecuted the case for the state, the sentence stems from an incident on July 4, 2015, when a Parker County Sheriff’s Deputy saw Kelton run a red light on Highway 199 between Springtown and Azle.
After fleeing from the deputy and crashing into a tree, Kelton got out of the vehicle and attempted to throw away a large plastic bag full of methamphetamine, which was later recovered.… Read the rest

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Sports

Davis earns top honor

Davis earns top honor

Azle athletes competing on Team Texas were: (l-r) Alexis Hanna, Hali Davis, Triniti Smith, Skylar Russell, Cutter Cox, and Lauren Dale.

Lady Hornet wrestler 5th in the nation, an All-American

by Mark K. Campbell
The biggest group of Azle wrestlers ever ventured to Fargo, North Dakota for the national tournament.
One athlete, Hali Davis, especially shone.
In the Junior Division, the Lady Hornet finished fifth overall, earning All-American status.
Team Texas and AHS coach Monica Allen said, “This is a huge feat. She wrestled well in this division and proved that she can hang with the best in the country.”
Allen said every wrestler – which included boys making the trip for the first time ever – “got a couple of wins under their belts.”
Under Allen, Team Texas’ women’s team finished better than in years, she said.… Read the rest

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Seals top QB again

Seals top QB again

Ken Seals won another QB competition.

by Mark K. Campbell
Incoming Hornet football quarterback Ken Seals won his second Texas State QB competition.
Competing in the 9th/10th grade class, Seals faced 15 other invited top QBs.
After three hours of skills that tested arm strength, long throws, speed, agility, accuracy, and release, Seals finished among the top four, the only freshman.
In the finals, only Seals managed to make a “high difficulty” throw over a net and into the center of another target, winning the event.
On July 23, he was a team captain and starting quarterback for Team USA in a national game that was broadcast live on ESPN3.… Read the rest

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Final camp arrives

Head coach to lead football drills

The final camp of the summer is set for AHS, a football camp Aug. 1-4.
Azle head football coach Devon Dorris will again direct two sets of young athletes on the Azle High School campus.
A pair of sessions is planned:
• grades 2-6, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
• grades 7-9, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Both cost $65 with day of camp signups okay.
Registration is available at www.azleisd.net under the “Summer Camps” tab.
After the camp, the focus shifts on the 2016 season as two-a-day practices begin Monday, Aug. 8.… Read the rest

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Movie Man

Star Trek 13 one of the lesser entries of series

Star Trek 13 one of the lesser entries of series



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