Breaking News and Updates

Spillway lane closure slated Monday

The Tarrant Regional Water District has announced plans to close one lane of traffic on Wells Burnett Road on top of the Eagle Mountain Spillway Dam Monday, Aug. 18, from 8 a.m.-12 noon. Flagmen will be on site to help motorists navigate the narrow roadway. Routine maintenance on the dam is cited as the reason for the temporary lane closure.… Read the rest

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Final AHS jazz concert Aug. 23

The last Azle Jazz Combo concert is set for 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the Azle Memorial Library. The musicians, all from Azle High School, will play in the library’s Community Room.… Read the rest

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Front Page News

NFL Speaker

NFL Speaker

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Woman jailed for embezzlement

Woman jailed for embezzlement

Julie Witt was paroled after wrecking 45-plus weddings through theft, deceit in 2007-2008Read the rest

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iFrenzy!

Students pick up iPads at AISD secondary school

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Azle ISD students in grades 7-12 are busy picking up or renewing their iPads this week.
Junior high students picked their iPads up Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 11 and 12. Freshman and sophomores should pick up or renew their iPads at Azle High School from 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13. Juniors and seniors should pick up or renew their iPads at AHS from 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m.… Read the rest

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New rating could lower insurance rates

New rating could lower insurance rates

by Mark K. Campbell
Azle Fire Chief Will Scott told Rotarians Aug. 7 that a ruling by the state fire marshal’s office could lower residents’ insurance rates.… Read the rest

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Sports

Coach says ‘dedicated’ veteran Hornets in a ‘wide open’ district that any team can win

Coach says ‘dedicated’ veteran Hornets in a ‘wide open’ district that any team can win

by Mark K. Campbell

Mark K. Campbell
The artificial Hornet Field turf was hot late on the afternoon of Aug. 7, but the 120-plus incoming 7-9 graders didn’t notice.
On knees, their attention was on a former professional athlete who was telling them the importance of family and unity.… Read the rest

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Football Campers Hit Hornet Field

Football Campers Hit Hornet Field

After former football professional – and Super Bowl ring owner – Dominic Rhodes addressed over 120 campers (above), the young athletes fanned out over Hornet Field for a variety of differing drills.   Photos by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest

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Volleyball season begins Aug. 12 for Lady Hornets

Volleyball season begins Aug. 12 for Lady Hornets

It’s all about getting ready for the season as Azle High School head coach Jennifer Robinson put Lady Hornets through a variety of drills and fitness exercise stations during two-a-days that began Aug. 4 to prepare AHS for the upcoming season.   Photos by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell

Almost a full two weeks before school starts, the Lady Hornet volleyball team will be playing matches that count.… Read the rest

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Movie Man

These Turtles? Heroes on a half (hearted) shell

These Turtles? Heroes on a half (hearted) shell

The fourth decade of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has arrived and here’s a new movie for a new generation.
The Turtles have had their ups and downs through the years.

About the film
The Turtles were first conceived in November 1983 when a couple of artists jokingly sketched out four turtles in ninja attire with weapons.
The Turtles’ origin story is patterned after Marvel Comics’ Daredevil. A canister bounces off a truck and the radioactive goo inside creates superpowers.… Read the rest

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