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Last chance: ‘Wizard of Oz’ finale is Sunday

Last chance: ‘Wizard of Oz’ finale is Sunday

If you’ve missed the first three performances of the Azle High School Drama Department’s production of The Wizard of Oz, you only have once chance left. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for kids, and if Friday night’s show is the barometer, this production is not to be missed by anyone. The final performance is Sunday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. Get there early to ensure you have a seat.… Read the rest

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Another look at aggravated robbery suspect

Another look at aggravated robbery suspect

Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Terry Grisham today released another photo from surveillance cameras showing the suspect in an aggravated robbery that took place at the Briar convenience early Friday morning.

The clerk who was on duty at the time was reportedly struck in the head with an unknown object but has reported on the Azle News Facebook page that she is okay. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash from the store’s register before fleeing in a dark-colored four-door sedan.… Read the rest

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Front Page News

AHS’ Oz brings down the house

AHS’ Oz brings down the house

Drama Club presents famed musical to thousands of local patrons

by Carla Noah Stutsman
It’s been all the buzz around Azle for weeks: Azle High School (AHS) Drama Department’s production of The Wizard of Oz.… Read the rest

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Silver Creek Bridge closed

by Carla Noah Stutsman
We all know that scenic shortcut from Lakeside, around the west side of Lake Worth, and on into the White Settlement area.
But we’ll have to kiss it goodbye – until next summer, that is.
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), in partnership with the City of Fort Worth, began work on the Silver Creek bridge reconstruction project Dec. 1.… Read the rest

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Gym, CATE center construction moves along

Gym, CATE center construction moves along

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Trustees for the Azle Independent School District (AISD) heard an update from Derek Herschberger, project manager with Buford-Thompson Company, the construction manager for the competition gymnasium, Career and Technology Education (CATE) center, and campus-wide sprinkler system at Azle High School.… Read the rest

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Hero’s Homecoming

Hero’s Homecoming

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Sports

Subvarsities face road trips

The junior varsity Lady Hornets lost to Mansfield, 35-31 Dec. 9.
Leading in scoring for the AHS JV were Logan Graham with 7 points and Allison Thompson with 5.
Three Azle athletes added 4 points each – Rachel Wood, Macie Strickland, and Breeona Cannon.
The freshmen girls out-scored their Mansfield counterparts 49-43.
Macey Hicks and Maria Parkinson reached double digits with 13 and 11 points, respectively.… Read the rest

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Wrestlers qualify for district duals with victories

Wrestlers qualify for district duals with victories

by Mark K. Campbell
The Hornet wrestling squads have been busy.
Both qualified for the district duals with team wins at the quad meet hosted by Boswell  Dec. 11.
The boys team beat the hosts 52-21, Birdville 60-20, and Saginaw Chisholm Trail 48-24.… Read the rest

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Young wrestlers excel at home tourney

The annual Azle youth wrestling tournament brought hundreds of young athletes from all over Texas here.
These were the top local performers at the tourney.
Three young athletes won their weight classes: Barret Gilbreath, Danny Laver, and Jewell Lively.
Finishing as runners-up were Kelton Schott and Harley Stringer.
Five took third place: Rome Ewell, Landen Buchanan, Breton Estes, Cole Hunt, and Easton Clearwater.
Finishing fourth in the event were Lincoln Berg, Nathaniel Brookbank, Brandon Cavender, Gabriel Laver, and Avery Dale.… Read the rest

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Movie Man

New Exodus movie plagued by slow stretches

New Exodus movie plagued by slow stretches

It’s been quite a year for religious-based movies.
Hollywood’s big budget efforts did OK despite some big blow back from God-fearing audiences.
The smaller movies, however, were the ones that enjoyed more success.

About the film
By the end of April, the Movie Man had already checked out a trio of religious movies.
First came Son of God (Movie Man No. 1077, 6), an extended version of an earlier successful TV series. It was decent.

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