Breaking News and Updates

Details announced for B. J. Clark service

Longtime Azle resident, businessman, park board member, city councilman, volunteer and philanthropist Bobby Joe “B.J.” Clark, 86,  passed away Tuesday, Feb. 24, in Azle.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, at White’s Azle Funeral Home, 105 Denver Trail in Azle. The phone number is 817-444-3221.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, at Ash Creek Baptist Church, 300 S. Stewart Street in Azle.… Read the rest

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Front Page News

Whizzing in a winter wonderland!

Whizzing in a winter wonderland!

The weatherman got it right Feb. 27 when 2 to 4 inches of snow fell in the area. School was postponed again and local folks poured outside to enjoy the precipitation – like this sledder at Shady Grove Park. And finding a picnic table at the park was no problem, either.
Photos by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Weather slowing AISD construction

Weather slowing AISD construction

Days being lost to icy conditions

by Mark K. Campbell
Students and teachers aren’t the only ones who get days off when a bad weather day is declared.
Ice and snow has hampered the erection of the two new buildings going up at Azle High School – the competition gym and the CATE, the Career and Technology
Education building.
AISD Director of District Operations Todd Smith said that because workers are toiling on masonry or concrete work at this stage of construction, that cold weather puts some of those workers at ease, too.… Read the rest

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Shares and prayers

Shares and prayers

Area launches social media campaign to help find missing teen

By Natalie Gentry
Many in the area – and some far from here – harnessed the power of social media this week in an effort to help find a missing teenager.
Parker County Sheriff’s investigators sent out information requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing woman Destiny “DeeDee” Deana Montes Tuesday, March 3.… Read the rest

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Burglary conviction upheld on appeal

Burglary conviction upheld on appeal

Guilty verdict, 18-year sentence stand

by Carla Noah Stutsman
The conviction for burglary and resulting 18-year sentence of an Azle man by a Parker County jury has been upheld by the Texas Second Court of Appeals.
Jerry Shad Robbins, 53, was convicted and sentenced on June 11, 2014 for the second-degree felony in the 43rd District Court in Weatherford.
Robbins appealed the court ruling the same day, and the appellate court issued its opinion affirming the trial court’s judgment on Feb. 26.… Read the rest

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Sports

Memorable hoops year ends in Tech loss

Memorable hoops year ends in Tech loss

by Mark K. Campbell
The Lady Hornets’ basketball game against Fort Worth Trimble Tech got away from AHS early and eventually ended Azle’s season.
At Haltom High School Feb. 25 – in a game twice delayed by weather – the Lady Bulldogs could not miss early, nailing several three-point bombs.
Tech protected that early lead and went on to beat the Lady Hornets 76-41 in the regional quarterfinals.… Read the rest

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Lifters power up to next level

Lifters power up to next level

by Mark K. Campbell
The weather was poor and cold outside, but the Azle High School indoor facility enjoyed warm temperatures – thanks, in part, to being filled by some of the strongest teenagers around.
Azle hosted the district powerlifting meet and four Hornets excelled, earning berths at the regional meet.
That event is set for Everman High School March 7.
The standout Hornets: Dakota Hutson, Chase Smith, Justin Scarbro, and Jacob Lance.… Read the rest

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Weather ices diamond contests

Weather ices diamond contests

Major tourneys cancelled

Ice and snow forced Azle High School baseball and softball teams to lose several early season games.
Hornet baseball coach Anthony Barron had to cancel the annual Durant Classic Tournament. The coach picked up two games to be played later in the season to make up for some of the lost contests – at Birdville April 11 and at Stephenville April 25.… Read the rest

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Movie Man

Focus not picture perfect but it’s still plenty fun

Focus not picture perfect but it’s still plenty fun

How can anybody not like Will Smith? As with Denzel Washington and Tom Hanks, he’s beloved.

About the film
Smith has made great decisions from the beginning.
From music – with DJ Jazzy Jeff, Smith (the “Fresh Prince”) won the first-ever Grammy for Best Rap Performance in 1989 for “Parents Just Don’t Understand” (beating out, among others, LL Cool J’s “Going Back to Cali” and Salt-n-Pepa’s “Push It” which can be seen/heard several times daily on a Geico commercial) – to TV – where The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is in constant syndication – he proved to have a golden touch right off the bat.… Read the rest

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