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AHS student isolated after threat

An Azle High School student has been isolated while school officials and the Azle Police Department investigate an incident that occurred during the lunch period Wednesday, March 25.
According to Assistant Superintendent Tanya Anderson, the student told others  that “students not wearing red tomorrow should be shot.”
The incident was reported to AHS Principal Sam Robinson, and the offending student was placed in in-school suspension, according to Anderson.… Read the rest

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Let’s vote

Lawsuit settlement begets election

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Azle voters will go to the polls in the May 9 General Election to decide whether Laurel Mosier or Alan Brundrett will serve as mayor of the city for the next two years.
A lawsuit filed by Mosier against the city of Azle and its City Secretary Norma Zenk resulted in a March 16 compromise and settlement which was reduced to an Agreed Judgment and Final Order.… Read the rest

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World Class

World Class

The AHS Junior Varsity Winterguard brought home the bronze medal when it competed at the North Texas Colorguard Association’s Championships in San Marcos March 21.
Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

Winterguard, Indoor Drumline add to already record-breaking year at AHS

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The 2014-15 school year has already proven to be one of the greatest at Azle High School in terms of accomplishments.… Read the rest

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Garden of Hope taking applications for spring

Garden of Hope taking applications for spring

The Garden of Hope, located at Hope Lutheran Church at 4795 East Highway 199, offers gardeners several options to try their hands at gardening. Applications are being accepted for the 2015 season. Photo by Natalie Gentry

BY NATALIE GENTRY
The Garden of Hope community garden is accepting gardener registration for the 2015 growing season.
In addition to the 4×8-foot raised beds offered last year, 10×15 garden plots are a new option for gardeners.… Read the rest

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Is hope on the horizon for the lake?

Is hope on the horizon for the lake?

 

Completed repairs, El Niño  could raise Eagle Mountain

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Prayers for precipitation continue around Eagle Mountain Lake – along with rain dances, predictions of both continued drought and soon-to-arrive floods, and the ever-popular blame game.
Some say the city of Fort Worth is to blame while others fault Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) or Ross Perot.
A post on a popular local Facebook page pointed out that Cedar Creek Lake is currently at pool elevation – which means it’s full.… Read the rest

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Sports

AJH Sweeps Lake Worth Track Meets

AJH Sweeps Lake Worth Track Meets

The eighth grade girls out-tallied runner-up Springtown by 43 points.

The seventh grade girls literally ran away with the team trophy.

The eighth grade boys won all three relays in Lake Worth.

A gold-winning effort in the final 4×400 relay won the title for the seventh grade boys.

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Azle softball atop 5-5A standings; No. 2 in Texas

Azle softball atop 5-5A standings; No. 2 in Texas

Centerfielder Samantha Tittle fires to the infield. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Lady Hornet Rebekah Teel turns on a pitch. In a pair of 5-5A games, the senior second baseman tore up rival pitchers, going 6-for-7 with 5 RBI. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

AHS moves to 4-0 in district

by Mark K. Campbell
You have to wonder what the other teams in 5-5A are thinking.… Read the rest

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All Star Game

All Star Game

AHS’ Valarie Matlock (15) heads downcourt in Mineral Wells. At the all-star game, she had several steals and points as her squad won, Azle Coach Mitzi Marquart said. Photo courtesy Tony Eierdam, The Community News

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Movie Man

Guns and gazes: The revolution is so angsty

Guns and gazes: The revolution is so angsty

Teens are the primary audience for many movies and that’s certainly true for this recent spate of adaptations of Young Adult novels.
From Harry Potter to the Twilight werewolves and vampires to Katniss Everdeen, teen moviegoers can make or break a YA franchise.
For all the hits above, plenty of YA movies miss big time. Then there’s the Divergent series.

About the film
The Movie Man did not officially review Divergent; that week, last March, he chose Muppets Most Wanted (2014, Movie Man No. 1080, 4).

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