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Meeting for swim team, parents set

Azle High School Swim Team coach Steven Griffin will meet with athletes and parents at the AHS cafeteria Tuesday, August 5 at 6:30 p.m.
Anyone interested in joining the team should attend.
For more info, visit sgriffin@azleisd.net.… Read the rest

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AHS Drumline car wash Aug. 2

To raise funds for a trip to Dayton, Ohio, the award-winning Azle Drumline is conducting a car wash Saturday Aug. 2 at the O’Reilly’s Auto Parts at 808 Boyd Road.
The free car wash runs from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. with donations accepted to fund a trip to the national competition.… Read the rest

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Front Page News

Gym dandy

Gym dandy

Construction begins on new high school facility

by Mark K. Campbell
The first cement was busted up July 29 on the Azle High School campus as construction began for a voter-approved competitive gym.… Read the rest

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Family makes quilt honoring son’s military service

Family makes quilt honoring son’s military service

A local couple recently finished an unusual but loving tribute to their son’s military service.… Read the rest

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Concert breaks event record

Concert breaks event record

Final Music in the Park band attracts 1,700

by Mark K. Campbell
Yeah, yeah, yeah it was hot, but the crowds started gathering early for the final concert of the 2014 Music in the Park series.… Read the rest

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West Shangri La Drive Grass Fire

West Shangri La Drive Grass Fire

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Sports

Next school year holds several rules changes

Next school year holds several rules changes

Athletes can now wear jewelry in traby mark k. campbell
Annually, the University Interscholastic League tinkers with its rules and regulations.
Often, those changes are minor but sometimes a major alteration comes along.
Back in February, the biennial realignment arrived with the revamping of classifications.… Read the rest

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Local lady wrestlers vie in North Dakota

Local lady wrestlers vie in North Dakota

Azle’s Dale named All-American

A trio of Azle wrestlers were among the elite squad that represented the Lone Star State – Team Texas – at the Asics/Vaughan Cadet and Junior Nationals at Fargo, North Dakota.… Read the rest

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Girls Basketball Camp at AHS

Girls Basketball Camp at AHS

Hornet head football coach Devon Dorris will again led the annual youth camp. This year, it’s Aug. 4-7 with two sessions: 8:30-10:30 a.m. for campers entering grades 2-6 and 6:30-8:30 p.m. for athletes about to be seventh, eighth, or ninth graders. The fee for either is $65 and day of camp registration at AHS is okay. Photo by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest

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Movie Man

Purge binges on violence and social comment

Purge binges on violence and social comment

Hollywood folk will tell anyone who will listen that they usually have no idea whether a movie they just made will be a hit.
History is littered with “can’t miss” movies that cratered at the box office.
There is no fool-proof genre – one that, no matter the professional input or source – will be a guaranteed success.
That goes for thrillers, too.

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