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Hopefuls continue to file in area elections

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Applications continue to trickle in for the May 7 elections in local municipalities and school districts. The deadline to file an application for a place on the ballot is at 5 p.m. Feb. 19.

City of Azle
At its Feb. 2 regular meeting, the Azle city council officially called for a special election for the purpose of amending the city Charter as well as for a general election for the offices of Places 1, 2 and 5 of the city council.
A Charter Review Commission appointed Nov. 3, 2015 by the council, with direction from the city’s legal counsel, has proposed 17 amendments to the existing Charter; most of the amendments simply bring the Charter into compliance with state law in areas where the two conflict and remove obsolete language.… Read the rest

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CTE program at AHS prepares students for careers

CTE program at AHS prepares students for careers

The Career and Technical Education program at Azle High School created and published a 24-page, color catalog to help students select a career path.

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
She’s an Azle native, a graduate of Azle High School – where she was a cheerleader as well as Miss Azle High School – and she retired after 40 years of teaching in 2011, with 39 of those years spent in Azle.
Just two years later, in 2013, she came back to AHS on a part-time basis.
But Dr. Suzanne (Lawler) Murr is no longer retired.
She’s back at AHS as Director of Career and Technical Education (CTE), and she has a mission: to help every student find his or her career path and progress as far as possible down that path by the time they graduate.… Read the rest

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First Pitch Saturday at AHS

First Pitch Saturday at AHS

The annual First Pitch Saturday arrived Feb. 6 at the Jim Bob Nation diamonds on the high school campus; it’s the official kickoff of the softball and baseball seasons at AHS. An alumni game – former Hornet Marshall Lehr takes a swing – and scrimmages – softball Lady Hornet pitcher Brooke Ledbetter throws with teammate Samantha Bradley at first base – were sandwiched around vendors and a food collection for the Community Caring Center.                   Photos by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest

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Mardi Paws arrives Feb. 20

Mardi Paws arrives Feb. 20

This one-of-a-kind sculpture created by Azle Mayor Alan Brundett will be auctioned off at Mardi Paws. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
What better name for a fun event that benefits the animals at the Azle Animal Shelter than…Mardi Paws?
In the tradition of the big annual party in New Orleans, members of the Azle Animal Shelter Humane Association (AASHA) are making final plans for Mardi Paws, slated for 6-10 p.m. Feb. 20, at Vance Godbey’s, 8601 Jacksboro Highway.
Hosted by WFAA Senior Reporter Jim Douglas and presented by AASHA, XTO Energy, and “God Blest Us,” the event promises an evening of food, entertainment and fun – including both live and silent auctions, as well as a skit presented by the Azle High School drama department.… Read the rest

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Sports

Wrestling boys district champs, girls take 2nd

Wrestling boys district champs, girls take 2nd

Hornet Hayden Buchanan (right) went undefeated en route to the district crown. Azle hosted the tournament. Next up is the regional tourney this weekend at Frisco Liberty High School. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
Qualifying a remarkable 20 out off 22 athletes for regional, Azle wrestlers put on an impressive show hosting the district tournament Feb. 6.
The boys squad – coming in as an underdog, coach Chris Allen noted – won the event and the girls finished second.
Thirteen boys and seven Lady Hornets will head to Frisco Liberty High School this weekend to try to secure berths at the state meet the following weekend.… Read the rest

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AHS soccer squads split a pair of district matches

AHS soccer squads split a pair of district matches

by Mark K. Campbell
The district soccer season got underway in earnest with contests against Wichita Falls and Saginaw Chisholm Trail.
The girls (2-2) lost to Wichita Falls 5-0 then rebounded to beat Chisholm Trail 4-0.
In that latter match, coach Billy Mitchell said goals were scored by Kaycee Moore, Taylor Forsthye, Jenna Okubo, and Kailey Massey.
Getting assists were Marisah Mata, Forsythe, and Kara Moore.
The boys (2-1-1) lost a close 2-1 contest to the Coyotes before blanking the Rangers 4-0.
At Wichita Falls, the match was tied at 1 after Austin Fugate scored on a penalty kick.
But a late Coyote score gave the hosts the victory.… Read the rest

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Golfers Second on the Links

Golfers Second on the Links

A Lady Hornet golf squad finished second in a windy sub-varsity outing at Trophy Club in a tourney sponsored by Byron Nelson High School. Hitting for Azle: (l-r) Chyrstyne Hart, Tristan Rush, Kaitlyn Ford, Riley Sparks who finished as the fifth place medalist, Jaden Stowe, and Tara Sheets.

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Coen Bros. are hit and miss – Hail! this big miss

Coen Bros. are hit and miss – Hail! this big miss



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