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Ladies reel in Birdville, AHS advances

May 20, 2015
Ladies reel in Birdville, AHS advances

Lady Hornet pitcher Makenzi Harris got the win in the vital regional quarterfinal finale against Birdville, pitching a complete game. Photo courtesy Richard Spraggens

Another comeback meant another celebration for the Lady Hornet softball team, now No. 3 in Texas in 5A. Photo courtesy Richard Spraggens

Outfielder Valarie Matlock corrals a long fly ball in the Birdville playoff series. Photo courtesy Richard Spraggens

Logan Graham delivered the big hit in a crucial game three to help Azle advance. Photo courtesy Richard Spraggens

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Scarbro Signs

May 20, 2015
Scarbro Signs

Reigning state wrestling champion Justin Scarbro signs to continue his career with McKendree University in Lebanon, Illinois. With him are parents Lisa and Jason Scarbro.

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Flight of heroes

May 20, 2015
Flight of heroes

World War II veterans understandably get emotional when visiting Washington, D.C. memorials during an Honor Flight DFW trip. Photo courtesy Honor Flight DFW

Local program helps WWII vets journey to D.C. memorials

BY MISTY SHAW
As Memorial Day approaches, we pause to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in military service to our country.
Many surviving veterans will mark the occasion by visiting a local memorial or traveling to the national monuments in Washington, D.C.… Read the rest

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Taste Tour Entices Gourmonds

May 20, 2015
Taste Tour Entices Gourmonds

A finalist in Fort Worth Magazine’s Top Chef competition, Chef Charles Youts of The Classic at Roanoke conducted cooking demonstrations during the biennial Taste Tour benefiting the Community Caring Center May 16. The best part was the samples consumed afterward, patrons noted. Chef Julie Dunaway whetted appetites with Korean beef sliders.
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199 Rollover Injures Duo

May 20, 2015
199 Rollover Injures Duo

Eastbound traffic on SH 199 was diverted to the service road west of the Wells Burnett/Brookshire Avenue Bridge May 18, beginning just before 6 p.m. until about 10 p.m. while Azle police investigated a one-vehicle rollover. According to police, David Pierce, believed to be about 52, and his passenger, Audrey Bell Bryant, 57, of Lake Worth, were eastbound in a minivan they had just bought when for an unknown reason, the vehicle hit the concrete barrier. The minivan “rode” the barrier approximately the length of one section before returning to the main lanes and overturning. Bryant was transported to a hospital with critical injuries; Pierce was also taken to a hospital.

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Reno Swearing In

May 20, 2015
Reno Swearing In

Reno City Secretary Ramah Burns administered the oath of office to Mayor Lynda Stokes and council members Eric Hunter and John Basham after the votes were canvassed at the May 18 Reno council meeting.                             Photos by Natalie Gentry… Read the rest

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NW Parkway Death

May 20, 2015
NW Parkway Death

David Lawrence Johnson, 64, of Springtown, was killed Tuesday night, May 12, when the black 1996 GMC Sierra C1500 pickup in which he was a passenger hit a telephone pole in the 500 block of Northwest Parkway in front of Murphy’s gas station. The men were westbound on the service road when the pickup appeared to enter the entrance ramp onto SH 199 but then crossed the grass median, striking and knocking down a street sign before crashing into the telephone pole. The pickup’s driver, Daniel Scott Norfleet, 57, of Boyd, was transported to a Fort Worth hospital with incapacitating injuries.

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Lakeside officer honored

May 20, 2015
Lakeside officer honored

Lakeside Police Officer Jennifer Bond accepts the Police Meritorious Service Award from Mayor Pat Jacob (left) and Police Chief Lee Pitts. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

Efforts to find elderly man lauded

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Lakeside Police Officer Jennifer Bond was honored with the Police Meritorious Service Award during the May 14 council meeting.
According to Lakeside Chief of Police Lee Pitts, Bond responded to a call Feb. 14 reporting that a Mr. White – an 89-year-old man who suffered from Alzheimer’s, high blood pressure, and very poor hearing – had wandered from his home.… Read the rest

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Buzz Off For Kids With Cancer

May 20, 2015
Buzz Off For Kids With Cancer

Christi Graham Reese, from Azle, shaved her head as a fundraiser for One Mission’s Buzz Off for Kids with Cancer. On April 26, she participated in the second annual event with hundreds of others at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Funds raised went to the Gill Cancer Treatment Center at Children’s Hospital in Dallas. Reese’s fundraising page can be found at secure.e2rm.com/registrant/FundraisingPage.

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Rotarians salute 4 AHS seniors

May 20, 2015
Rotarians salute 4 AHS seniors

Honored by the Azle Rotary Club for their exceptional efforts at AHS were (l-r) Bethanie Phillips, Abigail Robler, Michael Goldstein, and James Hoselton. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
Four more Azle High School seniors were honored as the Azle Rotary Club’s Students of the Month.
The May quartet: James Hoselton, Michael Goldstein, Bethanie Phillips, and Abigail Robler.… Read the rest

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