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Training in the Heat

August 10, 2016
Training in the Heat

Whether it’s learning a routine on the AHS blacktop or standing on a steamy turf, activity is picking up at the school as the new year looms.          Photos by Mark K. Campbell

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Practice Makes Perfect

August 10, 2016
Practice Makes Perfect

Under the supervision of a veteran, future Marching Green Pride instrumentalists assume the position. Despite 100-degree heat, they are out there.   Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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News earns contest honors

August 10, 2016

At the July West Texas Press Association convention, the News collected several awards.
The paper won four first place plaques.
Reporter Carla Noah Stutsman took top honors in the Photography category.
Her two photos were of a wintertime sledder and a trash truck fire.
Judges noted, “Great shots. Sled photo tells story. Good, on-the-spot shot of fire.”
Editor Mark K. Campbell took first in Editorials with pieces on gunfire near Reno Elementary and observations about the inaugural Azle Athletic Hall of Fame.
The paper’s Special Section on the Hall of Fame was deemed the best.
Judges noted, “This was an excellent special section.… Read the rest

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The Line Man

August 10, 2016
The Line Man

Now that the new surface is atop the back parking lot at AHS – which will provide more room for those attending events at the new gym – it was time for striping the blacktop. This worker focused on a red string being stretched a long distance by a workmate on Aug. 9.
Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Gold Card lunch Aug. 17

August 10, 2016

They are popular – and they must be renewed.
So you might as well get a meal out of it.
The annual Gold Card Luncheon is slated for Wednesday, Aug. 17 at the AISD Instructional Support Center at 483 Sandy Beach Road.
Gold Cards permit entry into a variety of district events – athletic, dramatic, and otherwise, like AISD lunches.
Now, Gold Cards will be issued for a period of two years; so they will be good until the end of the 2018 school year.
The annual Gold Card Kickoff Luncheon starts at 11:30 a.m.
Applicants must be over 55 and a resident of the AISD.… Read the rest

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Pokemon Go Not Gone Yet

August 10, 2016
Pokemon Go Not Gone Yet

They are still out there, everywhere – imaginary creatures with real humans seeking them, like these boys in Central Park hunting down Pokemon. The popular game Pokemon Go is still the rage among kids and adults.
Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Out on a High Note

August 3, 2016
Out on a High Note

Local residents packed into Central Park last week to see the final concert of this year’s Music in the Park. King George, a George Strait tribute band, made sure the crowd heard all their favorite country hits.
Photo by Julie Waldock

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Fire Times Two

August 3, 2016
Fire Times Two

Two fires at one address completely destroyed a single-wide mobile home in the 1500 block of Swan Court July 31 and Aug. 1. Units from the Azle, Briar-Reno, and LaJunta Fire Departments responded to the first call at 2:44 p.m. According to the Tarrant County Fire Marshal’s Office the first blaze was accidental. The second fire, which occurred at about 4:08 a.m. at the same address, is still under investigation. Photo by Natalie Gentry

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A lawman like no other

August 3, 2016
A lawman like no other

Wayne Goodman detailed his unusual law enforcement job for Azle Rotarians. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Goodman a ‘Special Ranger’ for cattlemen

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
In Texas and Oklahoma, there are only 30 of them – 27 are in the Lone Star State and one is Wayne Goodman.
He’s a Special Ranger covering counties to the south of here.
Goodman works for the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, a group organized in Graham Feb. 15, 1877 to stop rustlers.
He joined up with TSCRA after working for North Richland Hills police.
These unique Rangers – “we’re the only privately funded law enforcement agency in Texas,” Goodman said – can cross state lines and have statewide jurisdiction.… Read the rest

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APD Chief Speaks

August 3, 2016
APD Chief Speaks

Azle Police Chief Rick Pippins addressed the Azle Area Chamber of Commerce during the Aug. 2 luncheon. He discussed changes and continued growth that is happening within the police department – such as the Rapid Response Team and the progress toward the Texas Police Chiefs Association Recognition Program. He stressed the importance of cooperation between everyone within the community to make Azle a safer place to live. Photo by Natalie Gentry

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