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Azle News seeks outside sales person

The Azle News is seeking an experienced outside sales representative to manage advertising accounts and customers.

The right person for this position will be dependable, outgoing and a self-starter; will possess good communications and computer skills; will be able to follow directions; and will have reliable transportation.

The person chosen to fill this important position will receive a salary plus commission and benefits.Read the rest

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Hit-and-run driver strikes cyclist, 14

A 14-year-old boy is being flown by CareFlite air ambulance to a Fort Worth hospital after a vehicle struck him on FM 730 North. The vehicle did not stop.

According to a witness, the boy and a 17-year-old friend were riding bicycles northbound on or near the shoulder of the roadway in the 12000 block, between Moran and Peden Roads when one of them was struck by a vehicle that was also northbound.

So far, no description of that vehicle is available but it is believed to have continued north on FM 730 North.

The incident occurred about 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 15.… Read the rest

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Front Page News

Just looking out for each other, and customers

Just looking out for each other, and customers

Brookshire’s employees keep cool during armed robbery

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Mark Laudenheimer was asleep when the phone rang.
The store manager of Brookshire’s Food & Pharmacy located at 511 N. Stewart St. in Azle says he could barely wrap his head around what he was told.
“It’s after 10 at night, you’re asleep and you find out your store has just been robbed,” Laudenheimer said. “So many things go through your head – and it’s not about the money, it’s not about the things in the store – I was just worried about human life. Was everybody okay?”… Read the rest

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AHS drumline 16th at World competition

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
“They knew they’d just turned in the performance of a lifetime.”
That’s the reason one mother of a member of the Azle High School Indoor Drumline gave for emotional tears that flowed freely Friday morning, April 10, from the group in Ohio outside the University of Dayton arena where they had just competed.
They were hours away from finding out their score, or where they would place in the World Championship competition they’d worked so hard to reach.… Read the rest

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Early voting is April 27-May 5

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Early voting for the General Election to be conducted May 9 runs from April 27 through May 5.
Locally, the cities of Azle, Reno and Pelican Bay are holding elections,
The town of Lakeside, the city of Sanctuary, and the Azle Independent School District have each canceled elections this year since no candidates in those races are opposed.
A full list of both Parker and Tarrant County polling sites for purposes of early voting can be found at http://www.cityofazle.org/index.aspx?nid=371.… Read the rest

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Outdoor Oz!

Outdoor Oz!

Members of the Azle High School cast of The Wizard of Oz were on hand Saturday, April 11, for the second Movie in the Park – the 1939 classic film of the same name. Dorothy, Scare Crow, Tin Man, Lion, Glinda, and the Wicked Witch of the West delighted kids of all ages, who enjoyed a beautiful evening for an outdoor movie along with free popcorn and water. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Sports

‘Hornet humbler’ : District loss helps Lady Hornet softball squad refocus

‘Hornet humbler’ : District loss helps Lady Hornet softball squad refocus

Teammates await Makenzi Harris who just walloped a home run right after Samantha Bradley to jump start a 0-0 game at home against Wichita Falls. Azle won, 12-2 and still leads District 5-5A. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

By Mark K. Campbell
A rarity occurred April 7: The Lady Hornet softball team lost a game.
And it was a district game.… Read the rest

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Azle wins 2 5-5A games

Azle wins 2 5-5A games

Hornet Trey Ramos (5) slides safely into third as he led -off the Wichita Falls game with a triple at the Azle diamond. AHS won, 4-3. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

The Hornet baseball team nailed down a pair of district wins.
Azle (7-8, 3-5) defeated Saginaw on the road and Wichita Falls at Jim Bob Nation’s Field of Dreams diamond.… Read the rest

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District track meet set for Saginaw High School

District track meet set for Saginaw High School

Weather moves dates up

Weather continues to be a bugaboo this spring.
The possibility of storms arriving Thursday, April 16 convinced District 5-5A officials to move the two-day track meet up one day.
So the opening day of the event became Tuesday, April 14 with the finals following at Saginaw High School the next day.
Azle has several athletes with shots at reaching the Region I meet in Lubbock May 1-2.… Read the rest

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Movie Man

Man, The Longest Ride is certainly aptly titled

Man, The Longest Ride is certainly aptly titled

Chick flicks will be around forever. While TV networks like Lifetime cater to the same crowd that often devours “bodice-ripper” novels, many women love a full-bore romantic movie, too.

About the film
The Longest Ride is yet another adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks novel. When The Notebook became such a colossal success, Sparks became a go-to for female-centric books.
Like with every other romantic/dramatic movie, every icky plot trope can be found: a cute meeting; differing personalities must find a way to overcome their seemingly impossible separate worlds; an old person is introduced, mirroring the modern day relationship with one that took place decades ago; lots of flashbacks; long, slow kisses; someone has a terrible secret from the past; there’s an inevitable break-up; finally one partner sees the light; everybody ends up happy.… Read the rest

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