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Noise! Louder!

November 12, 2014
Noise! Louder!

Marching Green Pride Band Director Shawn Murphy commands the students behind him to make some noise. It worked; unable to hear the count at the line of scrimmage, Wichita Falls Rider false started and was penalized five yards, an event that has happened often this season thanks to the MGP. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Area election results finalized

November 12, 2014

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Voters in the cities of both Azle and Reno approved measures providing for maintenance and repairs of existing city streets during the general election held Tuesday, Nov. 4.
In Azle, voters overwhelmingly approved the extension of a one-fourth of one percent sales and use tax to fund continued maintenance and repairs to the city’s existing streets.
By a vote of 1,984 for (86.8 percent) to 302 against (13.2 percent), voters indicated their desire to continue that tax for another four years.… Read the rest

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Atheists force postponement of AISD assemblies

November 5, 2014

Youth rally at church conducted anyway

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Two assemblies scheduled in Azle secondary schools last week were postponed after the Azle Independent School District (AISD) received a letter of protest from the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF).
According to AISD Assistant Superintendent Tanya Anderson, the letter arrived after 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28. The assemblies were scheduled for the following day at Azle High School and Forte Junior High.… Read the rest

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‘Bay man arrested, guns seized

November 5, 2014
‘Bay man arrested, guns seized

Pelican Bay Deputy Police Chief Stephen Combs performed an inventory of the 31 firearms seized from a Pelican Bay residence. At least seven of the guns were stolen from other states. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

by Carla Noah Stutsman
A four-month-long investigation involving several law enforcement agencies has resulted in the arrest of a Pelican Bay man and the confiscation of 31 firearms.… Read the rest

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Boyd Road Wreck

November 5, 2014
Boyd Road Wreck

A 9-year-old boy was injured in a spectacular three-car accident at the entrance to Walmart Wednesday, Oct. 29 about 4:45 p.m. A white 2011 Ford F150 pickup driven by Hershel Lee Pearson, 75, of Paradise, was northbound on Boyd Road turning left into Walmart on a green – but unprotected – light. He turned in front of a white 2000 BMW 3 Series driven by Renee Lynn Vongpathoum, 39, of Boyd. The boy was a passenger in Vongpathoum’s car, which was southbound on Boyd Road with a green light. The pickup and the BMW collided when Pearson made an unsafe turn, noted the police report.

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Election projection: Voters approve street tax extension

November 5, 2014

BY Carla Noah Stutsman

While votes were still being counted in many races at press time, the News projects that Azle voters approved the renewal of a one-fourth of one percent sales and use tax for maintenance and repair of existing city streets.
At press time, the proposition was passing overwhelmingly by a vote of 1,568 for (or 87.2 percent) to 230 against (12.8 percent), Azle City Secretary Norma Zenk said.… Read the rest

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We’re No. 4!

October 29, 2014

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

October 29, 2014
Halloween House

Watch for little ones this Halloween. The holiday falls on a Friday and an exceptional amount of traffic is expected in town and around Hornet Field when Azle hosts football rival Brewer on AHS’ Senior Night. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Early voting ends on Oct. 31

October 29, 2014

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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Bronco Bustin’

October 29, 2014
Bronco Bustin’

Azle quarterback Jamie King is off to the races while Denton Broncos try to catch up Friday, Oct. 24. The Hornet rushed deep into Denton territory before getting hauled down. On the next play, Hornet back Chase Smith punched it in as Azle took control of District 5-5A with a 55-34 victory.                                                 Photo by Mark K. CampbellRead the rest

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