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AHS Choir concert slated Oct. 21

The Azle High School Choir, under the direction of Brent McCartney, will perform in a free concert beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21. The concert will be held in the AHS auditorium, and it’s free to the public.… Read the rest

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Take the Lake 2014

Take the Lake 2014

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Front Page News

We’re No. 4!

City’s new rating may reduce insurance rates

by Carla Noah Stutsman
For years – actually decades – the Azle Fire Department has worked diligently to improve the city of Azle’s Insurance Services Office Inc. (ISO) Public Protection Classification (PPC) rating.
That rating impacts insurance rates in areas protected by the department.
Like most small towns, Azle – under the old “key rate” system used prior to the implementation of ISO – had a rating of 10 for many years.… Read the rest

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Halloween House

Halloween House

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Early voting ends on Oct. 31

Early voting continues across the state through Friday, Oct. 31.
When polls closed for the day Monday, Oct. 27 in early voting at the B.J. Clark Annex, 886 people had cast votes there in the Nov. 4 General Election.
Across Tarrant County, 99,967 early votes had been cast (including Azle’s 886) and 22,400 more recorded by mail.
Voters across Texas will decide numerous races for elected offices, including Governor, Lt. Governor and other state offices.… Read the rest

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Property owners move toward common goal

Property owners move toward common goal

Ranchoaks residents exchange information, ideas

by Carla Noah Stutsman
About 60 property owners in the Ranchoaks Addition Phase II (RAPII) attended a meeting at The Abbey Church Saturday, Oct. 18 to learn more about a lawsuit filed against them and to brainstorm for a solution.
RAPII resident Debbie Clark explained to those in attendance that a lawsuit filed in February by the owner of a single 40-plus acre lot located across a drainage easement from other lots in the addition seeks to exclude that lot from existing covenants and deed restrictions that currently apply to all lots in the subdivision.… Read the rest

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Sports

Azle XC teams qualify for Region I meet

Azle XC teams qualify for Region I meet

by Mark K. Campbell
On a nice day for running at Central Park in White Settlement, both Azle High school varsity cross country squads lined up Thursday morning, Oct. 23, knowing they could both continue their seasons.
And that’s what happened.
Going in, the boys team was the favorite and the Hornets more than answered the call, leaving challenger Wichita Falls Rider in the dust.… Read the rest

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Hornets rally to drill Denton on the road

Hornets rally to drill Denton on the road

Azle at top of 5-5A standings

by Mark K. Campbell
Fans certainly got their Friday Night Lights money’s worth in Denton Oct. 24.
In a game that matched up the leaders of 5-5A, Azle (7-1, 4-1) came out on top, 55-34.… Read the rest

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Ladies ready for postseason

Ladies ready for postseason

AHS to face Grapevine

by Mark K. Campbell
The Lady Hornet volleyball team knew with several matches to go in the regular season that they were playoff bound.… Read the rest

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Movie Man

Smarmy Murray saves generic, feel-good weeper

Smarmy Murray saves generic, feel-good weeper

How could anyone not like Bill Murray?
Whether you’ve been there from the beginning – like the Movie Man has from Murray’s Saturday Night Live days – or came along when Murray’s movie career became his focus, he’s consistently funny.

About the film
These days, Murray is famous for not being around. Filmmakers are always seeking him out for work, but he’s known for being hard to find.

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