The Azle News office will close Monday, Sept. 1, so employees may celebrate Labor Day with their families.
Because of this, the deadline for the Sept. 3 edition of the paper will be Friday, Aug. 29, at 5 p.m.
The News staff wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday.… Read the rest
Sting Fling draws crowd on early fall-like day
by carla noah stutsman
Historically, weather has been a determining factor in crowd size for the Azle Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Sting Fling – its biggest fundraiser each year.
Rains have plagued the event for the last several years, forcing it to close early.
This year, the Chamber elected to move the event from the last Saturday in September to the second Saturday in hopes of avoiding the rain.… Read the rest
Wife sentenced to 18 years for killing, burying man in yard
by carla noah stutsman
For more than three years, Neola Robinson slept just 10 feet from the shallow grave where she buried her husband, Pleasant Ervin “Shorty” Robinson after killing him over Memorial Day weekend in 2010.
The 63-year-old Pelican Bay woman was sentenced to 18 years in prison for the murder Monday, Sept. 15, in state district Judge Robb Catalano’s court in Fort Worth.… Read the rest
Pelican Bay Police have arrested a 35-year old local man who is charged with indecency with a child.
Police Chief Jason Farris said the man, Charles Robert Odell, initiated an unwanted sexual relationship with a female juvenile. The series of offenses began in 2013 at a Pelican Bay residence.
“Right out of the gate we knew this offense was going to be tough to investigate given the time lapses and the fact all parties involved had moved away from the city,” Farris said.… Read the rest
Ground spraying conducted to kill mosquitoes
The Tarrant County Public Health Department (TCPH) has confirmed two new West Nile virus (WNV) positive mosquito samples in unincorporated Tarrant County.
One of those samples was collected on East Court off Moran Road just north of Azle.
The other was collected in the opposite corner of Tarrant County near Kennedale New Hope Road.
Ground spraying took place in both areas between 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15 and concluded by 5 a.m.… Read the rest
While the Hornet football team is garnering attention, the road warrior Lady Hornet volleyball team is putting together an exceptional season.
Azle (17-7) swept two 5A teams, Cleburne and Crowley, as district play looms.
At the Cleburne gym, AHS won 25-23, 25-18, 25-16. In the first set, Hannah Boyd’s 5 kills and 15 blocks led the way.
Game 2 saw Boyd kill 4 more while Brooke Smith and Natalie Smith dug out 5 balls each.… Read the rest
Azle Christian School (2-0) routinely trounces fellow private school football teams.
Now the highly-rated six-man Crusaders have dropped a pair of public school teams.
The latest victim was Savoy, 67-22 – once again, ACS kicked in the “mercy rule” by taking a 45-point lead; this time it came in the fourth quarter.
QB Joey Rosamond had another superior evening.
He hit 20-of-32 passes for 321 yards and a stunning 8 touchdowns.… Read the rest
With rare exceptions, women as they age don’t get primo, meaty roles.
Age is much less often an issue for men actors than women.
About the film
Three female actors seem immune to the cinematic “glass ceiling” – Judi Dench, Meryl Streep, and Helen Mirren.
Dench, 79, continues to impress; looking back, her career is laden with every sort of award.
She appears in art house movies like last year’s Philomena (2013, Movie Man No. 1073, 7) and blockbusters like the 2012 James Bond thriller Skyfall (MM # 1008, 8).… Read the rest