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Take the Lake 2014

Take the Lake 2014

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Peden Road closed due to spill

Peden Road at the intersection of FM 730 North is temporarily closed as firefighters from Briar and Azle clean up. Hazardous material spill. At 10:10 a.m., Azle FD Lt. Steve Lemming said he expects the roadway to reopen soon.… Read the rest

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AISD enrollment up

AISD enrollment up

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Enrollment is up in the Azle Independent School District (AISD), and that means a lot more than just more students.
According to AISD Finance Director Monica Miller, it also means more funds coming into the district.
Miller said that at the end of the 2013-2014 school year, 5,902 students were enrolled in the district.
As of this week, a total of 6,131 students are enrolled in the ten campuses that comprise the AISD.… Read the rest

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Showtime in Saginaw!

Showtime in Saginaw!

The Marching Green Pride earned Azle and Boswell fans’ applause and cheers when the AHS band performed its new show – The Greatest Show on Turf – in full costume at the Take the Lake game in Saginaw.
The whirling program contained not only an array of dancers and circus performers like a bearded lady, a strongman, and a drum horse, but the traditional skilled Marching Green Pride maneuvers the group is renown for.… Read the rest

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Laundry incident foiled by bystanders, Azle Police

by Carla Noah Stutsman
A young boy and his mother were shaken up Sept. 26 after a man attempted to kidnap the boy from a local business.
According to Azle Police Detective Sgt. Kevin Rogers, officers were dispatched to a physical disturbance at the Quick Wash self-service laundry on Industrial Avenue about 6:30 p.m.
While en route to the disturbance, officers learned that a man was assaulting a woman and trying to take her young child.… Read the rest

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Now hiring

City seeking APD Chief, development director, others

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Now that the city of Azle has adopted a budget and corresponding tax rate for fiscal year 2014-2015, city administrators are on the hunt for some key leaders to fill vacancies.
The city officially posted job openings for a Municipal Development Director – a recently created position – as well as for a police chief. The chief position was vacated upon the sudden retirement of Randy Reed May 30.… Read the rest

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Sports

Boswell Takes the Lake, 36-28

Boswell Takes the Lake, 36-28

Hornet rally falls short

by Mark K. Campbell
Every game can be a game of “almost” but that was especially true in the football Hornets’ 36-28 loss to Boswell Sept. 26.
Azle (3-1, 0-1) almost
• intercepted two passes
• recovered two fumbles
• got an onsides kick
• caught a Hail Mary
But those aerials were dropped and the fumbles went to Pioneers, including an onsides kick that almost worked to perfection.… Read the rest

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Lady Hornets split District 5-5A matches to stay in playoff hunt

Lady Hornets split District 5-5A matches to stay in playoff hunt

The Lady Hornet volleyball team – in one of the tougher districts around – remains in playoff position after going 1-1 in recent district games.
Azle (21-9, 3-2) won on the road at Saginaw Chisholm Trail in a match where AHS rallied for the victory Sept. 23.
The Lady Hornets slugged it out to a 25-22, 21-25, 20-25, 25-20, 15-8 victory.
In the opening set, Brooke Smith served 3 aces and Chandler Arnold blocked a ball.… Read the rest

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ACS romps again

ACS romps again

Once again, Azle Christian School smashed a foe that dared to venture to the Crusaders’ turf.
This time it was Weatherford Express taking a lumping, 70-22 on Homecoming when ACS (4-0) christened its new scoreboard.
Pacing the offense was Joey Rosamond who threw for 390 yards, going 26-of-37 for 6 TDs.
Alex Schardt hauled in 11 passes for 130 yards and 2 scores. Jeremiah Carlson caught 6 for 115 and a TD.… Read the rest

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Movie Man

Denzel the Equalizer to a pedestrian script

Denzel the Equalizer to a pedestrian script

It’s no secret that the Movie Man loves him some Denzel Washington.
That’s why it’s a little weird that the Movie Man missed two of Denzel’s biggest movies in theaters.

About the film
Every week, the Movie Man chooses which film he will see.
Sometimes that decision is made without question – when a big movie like the upcoming Interstellar arrives.
Other times he changes his mind at the last minute…just because.

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