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Awash in mishaps

Awash in mishaps

 

Series of unfortunate events results in church flooding

BY CHRISTINA DERR
What both Azle City Manager Tom Muir and Ash Creek Baptist Church Pastor Dr. Wes Shotwell called a series of unfortunate events, led to several parishioners of the church taking to social media saying they felt abandoned by Azle police and fire departments.
It all began when water started pouring out of a busted pipe in the church’s main building, flooding a stairwell, several classrooms and hallways, a storage area, and putting the elevator out of service.… Read the rest

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Azle man gets 20 years

Azle man gets 20 years

Tony Ray Snow

For 6th DWI conviction

BY CHRISTINA DERR
A 59-year-old Azle man was sentenced to 20 years in state prison Friday, Sept. 15 in Tarrant County’s 371st District Court after he pleaded guilty for the sixth time for driving while intoxicated.
Tony Ray Snow was arrested Dec. 28, 2016, after officers with the Azle Police Department observed his vehicle nearly collide with another after swerving into its lane.
Friday’s hearing was not the first time that Snow has been sentenced to decades behind bars.… Read the rest

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Picture This: Marching Green Pride Performs

Picture This: Marching Green Pride Performs

Marching Green Pride fans know the Azle High School Marching Band will always be unique, and Friday night was no exception as the band performed at home for the first time. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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City adopts tax rate and budget

Water, wastewater fees rise

BY CHRISTINA DERR
After public hearings the previous two Tuesdays, the Azle City Council voted Tuesday, Sept. 19 to adopt its proposed tax rate and budget, as well as nominal increases to water and wastewater service fees.… Read the rest

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Sports

Hornets earn first victory of year, over Crowley

Hornets earn first victory of year, over Crowley

Azle’s Blaze Miller (14) gets behind a Crowley Eagle to nab the first touchdown of the game in the first quarter. The Hornets won, 17-7. Photos courtesy Azle Sports Photography

By Mark K. Campbell
Azle’s victory over visiting Crowley wasn’t the prettiest football game ever.
But an ugly win is a win and AHS head coach Devon Dorris was glad to have it.… Read the rest

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V’ball ladies stumble in 6-5A

V’ball ladies stumble in 6-5A

AHS head volleyball coach Elizabeth Snyder makes a point on the court. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

The Lady Hornet volleyball squad continues to seek its first district victory.
Azle (0-3 in 6-5A) lost at home to Chisholm Trail and on the road to Brewer.
AHS fell to Chisholm 25-27, 13-25, 15-25.
Brewer scores were 25-23, 21-25, 10-25, 23-25.
In that match, Marisah Mata led the Lady Hornets with 30 digs.
Shaylyn Wise killed 11 balls and blocked 2.
Knyleigh Browne put down 9 balls and blocked a trio.
Azle traveled to state-ranked Aledo (No. 12 in 5A) Sept. 19 (results not available at press time).… Read the rest

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Racers head to Lubbock

Racers head to Lubbock

Azle’s fastest Hornet, Cody Drolet, will return to the site of the Region I meet, Lubbock. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
A week without a race gave Azle’s cross country runners a chance to get some quality training in.
Now, fresh off a double-varsity victory in White Settlement Sept. 8, the boys and girls squads are headed to Lubbock – site of the Region I meet Oct. 23.
Coach Keith Boensich said about the trip to Mae Simmons Park, “We’re going because the girls haven’t been in years, and they have a chance to advance.
“And the boys are really young and haven’t seen the course, except for a couple [of runners].”
The varsities will travel west Friday and race Saturday morning.… Read the rest

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Movie Man

As promised, mother! messes with your mind

As promised, mother! messes with your mind



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