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A Wily White Wonder

A Wily White Wonder

Photographer Natalie Gentry spied this pure white squirrel – presumably an albino – in Reno chowing down on its winter food cache and scurrying along a field Jan. 16. “I knew I had to shoot it (with my camera that is),” she said. On Jan. 21, she finally got the chance, although the wily white wonder did not like her getting out of her vehicle; the critter quickly scampered off.             Photos by Natalie Gentry… Read the rest

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Solo Cup Fundraiser

Solo Cup Fundraiser

Auctioneer Kent Meyerhoeffer (with microphone) and AHS Head Football Coach Devon Dorris share a laugh during the Azle Education Foundation’s Red Solo Cup BBQ Bash fundraiser held Jan. 24 at The Orchard. AISD Director of Operations Todd Smith shows off a guitar autographed by country music star Toby Keith before its auction at the event.                                         Photos by Carla Noah Stutsman… Read the rest

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Uptown funk

City uses eminent domain for sewer easements

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Utter the words “eminent domain” and just watch the hair stand up on the necks of everyone within earshot.
Stories of sweet elderly people fighting to keep a home they’ve lived in for decades from becoming a super sports stadium instantly come to mind.
But the fact is, eminent domain has its place to protect the good of the community.… Read the rest

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Pippins named new APD Chief

Pippins named new APD Chief

Rick Pippins
… Azle Police Chief expected to begin work in early March

Odessa captain makes his way to Azle for March start

By Carla Noah Stutsman
The city of Azle will soon welcome a new Chief of Police.
After naming Captain Rick Pippins of the Odessa Police Department the “lone finalist” for the position, City Manager Craig Lemin said Monday, Jan. 26, that Pippins was offered the position and has accepted.… Read the rest

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Sports

Hoops ladies start round 2 of district with 2 wins

Hoops ladies start round 2 of district with 2 wins

Lady Hornet Nicole Aniasco puts up a shot over a pair of defenders. Azle won two more 5-5A games to move up in the state rankings. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Azle thumps Boswell, Saginaw in 5-5A

by Mark K. Campbell
Avenging a loss is always nice. And that’s what the Lady Hornet basketball team did with a 61-28 rout of Boswell Jan. 20.… Read the rest

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AHS swimmers bound for regional

AHS swimmers bound for regional

Claiming silver medals in Grapevine were Hornet relay teammates (l-r) Jordan Gill, Jacob Hooper, Alex Bridge, and Chris Caney.

A top six finish in Grapevine Jan. 24 locked in berths for Azle swimmers at the regional event. And plenty of AHS athletes turned in top performances.
That includes the 400-yard relay teams.
The boys unit of Jordan Gill, Jacob Hooper, Chris Caney, and Alex Bridge won the silver at district.… Read the rest

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Hornet wrestlers duals champs; district next up

Hornet wrestlers duals champs; district next up

 

by Mark K. Campbell
Duals champs!

Hornet Skylar Russell (top) and Azle’s other wrestlers will compete at the district tournament at Saginaw Chisholm Trail Feb. 6. Photo by Mark K. Campbell


The girls wrapped up their district duals crown earlier in the season.
The boys did the same with a crushing defeat of Argyle 63-12, giving the Hornets a sweep of 5-5A.… Read the rest

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Movie Man

Beloved British movie adaptation bears seeing

Beloved British movie adaptation bears seeing

The Movie Man’s master plan for this week was to see another Best Picture nominee.
But things just didn’t work out, so he headed to a kids movie instead.

About the film
Paddington is a British movie based on a book famous for generations (especially over there). The cute critter in the red hat and blue coat has charmed children for decades.
After all, this is a book that star Hugh Bonneville referred to as being “part of the DNA of the UK.”

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