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New water system now online in Azle

New water system now online in Azle

Azle Public Services Director Rick White holds the new “radio-read” water metering system that has almost entirely replaced the old one. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

High tech upgrade gives customers 24/7 access

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
If you’ve ever wondered about your water usage, you’re in luck.
The new system being installed throughout Azle will give customers multiple ways to keep track of their water intake – even down to the hour.
Almost every water meter in the city has been upgraded to the EyeOnWater system that includes a new monitoring attachment to the old meter and a battery-powered sensor that keeps track of every drop.… Read the rest

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‘Peace’ in Reno leads to concern

Impromptu executive session raises red flag

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
It could have been the most productive meeting of the Reno city council in a couple of years.
The council hired a new police chief [see Page 3A], declared a plat to be approved, moved an election for the Walnut Creek Regional Municipal Development District from November 2017 to May 2018, amended its gas well fee schedule, adopted the 2017 Edition of the National Electrical Code, and authorized the purchase of at least one pair of boots annually for water department personnel.
There was even live entertainment provided by City Administrator Joe Polino, who grabbed the hand of Walt Leonard, city attorney, and sang “Kumbaya.”
The song was in response to Mayor Pro Tem Bonnie Black’s declaration that she and Mayor Eric Hunter have entered into a “peace treaty.”
But it all went south when – as council members contemplated adjourning the meeting – it was announced the council would convene into executive session for the second time Monday evening, Aug.… Read the rest

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West Nile Virus mosquito found in area north of Azle

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Ground spraying was conducted Monday night, Aug. 14, north of Azle after a mosquito sample tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV).
Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) confirmed the presence of WNV in a sample collected near the intersection of Moran Road and North Court; ground spraying was concentrated in that area.
The location is one of three areas in Tarrant County where positive samples were confirmed to contain the virus.
The others were on Kella Court in far north Fort Worth, and Corral Drive in the Keller area.
The Kella Court location was also sprayed Aug.… Read the rest

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Classic Send-Off

Classic Send-Off

The lengthy funeral procession that led from Lakeside to Azle’s Ash Creek Baptist Church for Butch Patterson Aug. 9 included several vintage automobiles and trucks. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Sports

Azle kicks off volleyball year on the road

by Mark K. Campbell
As usual, the volleyball season began before the start of the school year.
The Lady Hornet varsity ventured to Fort Worth and Carrollton gyms to begin the season,
Azle (1-2) fell to FW Western Hills 21-25, 23-25, 17-25 on Aug. 8.
Coach Elizabeth Snyder said, “It’s early, and we are still finding our rhythm.”
Four days later, AHS’ top squad headed to Carrollton for the ASC Varsity Tournament.
In the D1 Bronze bracket, the Lady Hornets lost to Plano East 20-25, 20-25 before sweeping Haltom 25-17, 25-21 for Azle’s first victory of the season.
The Lady Hornets ventured to Bridgeport Aug.… Read the rest

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Hornet Wrestler Signing

Hornet Wrestler Signing

Azle wrestler Eli Guardiola (center) signs to continue his athletic career at The University of the Ozarks. With him are parents Angelica and Eli Guardiola.

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Getting ‘Acclimated’ for the 2017 Season

Getting ‘Acclimated’ for the 2017 Season

Before the sun rose on Monday, Aug. 14, all 2017 football Hornets began preparation for the season. The first four days of practices are considered “acclimation” workouts where pads are not permitted and drill lengths are limited. Coaches, like Derek Dorris, work with fundamentals, here on the Hornet Field turf Aug. 15. Head coach Devon Dorris will continue to direct squads toward a scrimmage set for Friday, Aug. 25 at Burleson. The season begins Friday, Sept. 1 at Grapevine at 7:30 p.m.          Photos by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest

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Horror movie universes now tying together

Horror movie universes now tying together



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