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PC 4-H, FFA benefit is April 26

The Parker County Future Farmers of America, 4-H Grand Champion Gala raises funds for those youth groups. Tickets for the April 26. 6:30 p.m. event – which includes a red carpet social, a steak dinner, a live auction, and music from Jake Hooker and the Outsiders – begin at $75 for individuals and $500 to $1,000 for tables of eight.
For more information on the gala, set for the Parker County Sheriff Posse grounds, call 817-300-2258.… Read the rest

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Scout dinner coming April 26

The 2014 annual Boy Scout dinner is slated for 404 West Main Street Saturday, Apr. 26 at 6 p.m. Any business or person interested in sponsoring a table can contact the Longhorn Council at 817-231-8500.… Read the rest

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Front Page News

Officials, citizens unite in search for missing 84 year old

Officials, citizens unite in search for missing 84 year old

Woman found safe in bushes

by Carla Noah Stutsman
The sun was going down when the call first sounded.
An elderly woman suffering from dementia was reported missing from Azle Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center located at 721 Dunaway Lane Thursday, April 10.
She was found, hours later, safe and without injury, hiding behind some shrubbery in a courtyard located in the center of Azle Manor.… Read the rest

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Azle council approves city facility IT network upgrade

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Azle’s city hall – along with most other city facilities – is getting a much-needed and long-anticipated upgrade to its IT network.
The city council approved the measure during its regular monthly meeting held April 1.
At an estimated up-front cost of $76,000 plus a nominal increase to monthly access charges, the upgrade is something that would normally be brought up as an annual budget request, according to City Manager Craig Lemin.… Read the rest

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Relay reboot:

New location, schedule aim to boost participation in Azle Relay For Life

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Changes are afoot for the annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Azle and they’re expected to help make the event bigger and better than ever before.
A new location and shorter event time will contribute to the made-over Relay.
Slated for 6 p.m.-12 midnight Friday, May 16 in Central Park in Azle, opening ceremonies will begin promptly at 6, followed by the Survivor and Caregiver lap at 6:30.… Read the rest

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Lunar Eclipse Blood Moon

Lunar Eclipse Blood Moon

This series of photos taken April 15 shows the progression of the eclipse during different stages. From the whole moon (left) to the blood moon (right).
Photos by Ryan Burger

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Sports

Meet The Champions

Meet The Champions

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Lady Hornets Top Junior High

Lady Hornets Top Junior High

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Region I meet next for 14 AHS athletes

Region I meet next for 14 AHS athletes

by Mark K. Campbell
When the dust had settled at Little Elm High School April 7-8, regional qualifiers out of 5-4A had been determined.
And 14 of them hailed from Azle.
A top 2 finish was necessary to move on to the Region I meet at Abilene’s McMurry University April 25-26. Competing there for Azle will be a few district champions.… Read the rest

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Movie Man

Are you cool enough to ‘get’ this hipster’s latest?

Are you cool enough to ‘get’ this hipster’s latest?

Some people like to go to the movies to escape. Some are curious about how a favorite novel might be adapted. Some love superheroes. Some dig spaceships or being scared.
And some are snooty. The sort who think film is art and any picture not trying to elevate the form is a colossal waste of time and energy. Only dullards go see Spider-Man; with noses in the air, the elite sniff at the common man and venture to the latest Lars von Trier “masterpiece.”

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