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Bad boys in the hood

Bad boys in the hood

Teens terrorize Lake Ridge area; residents ask for curfew

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Teenagers are known for sometimes creating a ruckus, but a handful of them, neighbors say, have repeatedly vandalized and stolen property while eluding meaningful consequences.
That drew a standing room only crowd to the Azle city council meeting Tuesday evening, Aug. 18.
Azle resident Michael Newhouse led the charge with a sign made from a damaged door to his shop, from which burglars took more than $2,000 worth of tools.
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AHS grad Greer earns 2nd Dove Award nomination for Christmas recording

AHS grad Greer earns 2nd Dove Award nomination for Christmas recording

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Longtime Azleites won’t be surprised to learn of Andrew Greer’s second nomination for a Dove Award from the Gospel Music Association (GMA).
Here in Hornetland, Greer’s name is familiar to many.
He graduated from Azle High School in 2000, sang in church here, and his parents and brothers are well-known in the community.
But Greer went away to attend Belmont University in Nashville.
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Local VFDs getting funds

Seven volunteer fire departments in the area are among 86 departments across Texas receiving $145,000 from Texas Mutual Insurance Company, a policyholder-owned company, to improve their safety through the Firefighter Safety and Training Grant Program.
Departments receiving grants in Parker, Wise, and Palo Pinto counties include Springtown, La Junta, Mineral Wells, Peaster, Cool-Garner, Aledo, and Newark.
Texas Mutual, the state’s leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance, and Volunteer Firefighter and EMS Insurance Services partnered with the State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas (SFFMA) to manage the application process and select the grant recipients.
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Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer…Are Waning

Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer…Are Waning

Bearing the summer heat that came in July and remains in August, having Eagle Mountain Lake full was a blessing. However, It was back to school for thousands of Azle ISD students when the bell rang on Monday, Aug. 24. Of course, the unoffical end of summer is Labor Day – which comes as late as possible this year, Sept. 7. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Sports

Ladies get in 7 matches at Northwest tourney

Ladies get in 7 matches at Northwest tourney

Lady Hornet Juliann Boiles (7) pounds a winner past a West Victoria blocker. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
The Lady Hornet volleyball varsity played it second tournament of the 2015 season at Northwest.
There, Azle opened with pool play against Flower Mound (25-18, 25-23), Canyon Randall (11-25, 19-25), and Midlothian (19-25, 10-25).
In the victory against Flower Mound, five different Lady Hornets posted 2 kills apiece – Hannah Walker, Kaitlyn Ford, Logan Graham, Megan Bagwell, and Sarah Campoli.
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Coach talks 2015 Hornet football season

Coach talks 2015 Hornet football season

Azle Head Football Coach Devon Dorris is entering his sixth season leading the Hornets. Here in his office, he studies film and plots game plans. That trophy in the back left? That’s the gold football won by the 2014 Hornets at the Dale Hansen Classic; Azle plays in the event again, Sept. 5, against Waxahachie. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Dorris says that an undefeated team in District 5-5A unlikely
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The Pads Are On!

The Pads Are On!

Big heat and pads – that’s two-a-day football practices in Texas and Azle.
Photos by Mark K. Campbell

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Movie Man

Game adaptations take another Hit, man

Game adaptations take another Hit, man



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