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Sting Fling promises fun for all

September 3, 2014
Sting Fling promises fun for all

by Carla Noah Stutsman
In 2008, the 13-year-old tradition known as the Jumping Jack Jamboree was revamped into what is now the Sting Fling – the biggest fundraiser every year for the Azle Area Chamber of Commerce.
The name was not the only thing that changed that year.
The Jamboree was historically held on the second Saturday in September; in 2008, Sting Fling held off until the last Saturday in September.… Read the rest

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Rotary Club’s dictionary program turns 10 years old

September 3, 2014
Rotary Club’s dictionary program turns 10 years old

by Mark K. Cambpell
Ken Haas, an original member of the Azle Rotary Club dating back to 1974, is again spearheading a popular program that is now 10 years old.… Read the rest

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‘No Knock’ list may place limits on door-to-door solicitors

September 3, 2014

by carla noah stutsman
Roofing companies, magazine salespeople, electric service providers, pest control companies.
If you’re sick and tired of door-to-door solicitors, the City of Azle has taken some steps to help you out.
The Azle City Council approved amendments to the ordinance governing door-to-door solicitors during its regular meeting Aug. 26.
Perhaps the most important change contained within the measure is the creation of a “Do Not Solicit List” (also sometimes called a “No Knock List”).… Read the rest

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Azle Football Pageantry

September 3, 2014
Azle Football Pageantry

The annual Texas pageantry known as Friday Night Lights arrived across the state including Azle. The Hornets clobbered Granbury 69-7 in the opening football game of the 2014 season. STORY, PHOTOS ON PAGES 11-12A.                                                                                                                                                                   Photo by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest

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MGP: Workin’ It

August 27, 2014
MGP: Workin’ It

Band director Shawn Murphy vigorously leads the Marching Green Pride, in previews and at “Meet the Hornets.”
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Ice Bucket Challenge

August 27, 2014
Ice Bucket Challenge

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Finding the Heart of Azle

August 27, 2014
Finding the Heart of Azle

by Mark K. Campbell
Maybe you’ve seen the banners hung around Azle school facilities.
The “Heart of Azle” motto concept came from Superintendent Dr. Ray Lea with the intent of focusing on customer service.
Lea had been to other districts’ meetings and witnessed the emphasis on improving customer service.… Read the rest

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‘Meet the Hornets’ draws crowd

August 27, 2014
‘Meet the Hornets’ draws crowd

by Carla Noah Stutsman
The first-ever “Meet the Hornets” night at the Azle High School gym Thursday, Aug. 21 proved to be a big success.
Families, friends and even teachers gathered to get a first-hand look at the 2014-2015 Hornets.
From football teams to Emerald Dazzlers and cross country runners and volleyball teams to trumpet players and Rowdies, the crowd was introduced to the various teams, groups, and individuals that will lead the charge during the school year.… Read the rest

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Sportsmen’s Rally first of its kind in Pelican Bay

August 27, 2014
Sportsmen’s Rally first of its kind in Pelican Bay

by Carla Noah Stutsman
The biggest event in the history of Pelican Bay is planned and ready, according to Glyn Murphy, pastor of Lighthouse Harbor Church.
And it’s for men only.
The Pelican Bay Sportsmen’s Rally will be held from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at Lighthouse Harbor Church, 1960 Long Circle in Pelican Bay.
The event will include live music, men’s contests, prizes and a fish fry – a professional fishing guide will even be on hand.… Read the rest

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Genesis Jiu Jitsu Ribbon Cutting

August 27, 2014
Genesis Jiu Jitsu Ribbon Cutting

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