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School: Day One

August 26, 2015
School: Day One

The first day of Pre-K can be a mixture of excitement and anxiety, but at Liberty Elementary as in all other area schools, the day begins with positivity and love. Above, one of the last students entering the building gives mom a final hug. Right, students in Casie Miles’ Walnut Creek kindergarten listen attentively.
Photos by Natalie Gentry and Carla Noah Stutsman

The first day of Pre-K can be a mixture of excitement and anxiety, but at Liberty Elementary as in all other area schools, the day begins with positivity and love. Above, one of the last students entering the building gives mom a final hug.

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Ladies get in 7 matches at Northwest tourney

August 26, 2015
Ladies get in 7 matches at Northwest tourney

Lady Hornet Juliann Boiles (7) pounds a winner past a West Victoria blocker. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
The Lady Hornet volleyball varsity played it second tournament of the 2015 season at Northwest.
There, Azle opened with pool play against Flower Mound (25-18, 25-23), Canyon Randall (11-25, 19-25), and Midlothian (19-25, 10-25).
In the victory against Flower Mound, five different Lady Hornets posted 2 kills apiece – Hannah Walker, Kaitlyn Ford, Logan Graham, Megan Bagwell, and Sarah Campoli.
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Coach talks 2015 Hornet football season

August 26, 2015
Coach talks 2015 Hornet football season

Azle Head Football Coach Devon Dorris is entering his sixth season leading the Hornets. Here in his office, he studies film and plots game plans. That trophy in the back left? That’s the gold football won by the 2014 Hornets at the Dale Hansen Classic; Azle plays in the event again, Sept. 5, against Waxahachie. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Dorris says that an undefeated team in District 5-5A unlikely
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Azle Singer Back Home

August 26, 2015
Azle Singer Back Home

Azle native and former rodeo competitor Wyatt Nations, now an up-and-coming Christian country music singer/songwriter, returned to his roots Sunday, Aug. 16, appearing at Cross Brand Cowboy Church in Boyd. With Nations (center) are back-up singer Trish Hawkins (left) and harp player Rendall Caviness. Nations’ first CD, No Greater Love, was recently released. His single release, “If It Satisfies You,” is currently climbing Christian Country radio charts. Photo courtesy Cassie Gilman

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Meet the Hornets!

August 26, 2015
Meet the Hornets!

The annual Meet the Hornets filled the AHS gym with this year’s sports, spirit and performing arts teams. Seniors were singled out for recognition at the electric Aug. 20 gathering. Photos by Carla Noah Stutsman… Read the rest

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Ribbon Cutting

August 26, 2015
Ribbon Cutting

The Azle Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for Guardian Home Inspections Thursday, August 13 at 404 W. Main St. in Azle. Guardian Home Inspection specializes in residential home inspections regardless if you are buying, selling, or even maintaining a home or property. Vaughn Santo is a fully licensed and insured professional home inspector. He services several counties including Tarrant, Parker, Wise, Dallas, Collin, Denton, and Johnson. He is also an animal lover and spends a great deal of time volunteering with local animal shelters and monthly adoption clinics. He is always looking to get furry friends adopted by loving families.

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Scout Fishing Derby

August 26, 2015
Scout Fishing Derby

More than 40 kids and parents attended a fishing derby hosted by West Bay Marina Monday, Aug. 17 for local Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts in Troop 243. Those interested in Scouting in grades 1-12 were also invited. Photo courtesy Shareen Barrett

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Rockin’ the Stewart Street Bridge

August 26, 2015
Rockin’ the Stewart Street Bridge

The replacement of the Stewart Street Bridge is moving along thanks to the long stretch of rain-free days. Abutments were scheduled to be placed Thursday, Aug. 27 according to onsite personnel. Before that happens, hundreds of these huge rocks – known as riprap – will be placed in the creekbed to help deter scour and water erosion on the bridge supports. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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MGP: Friends and Family Night

August 26, 2015
MGP: Friends and Family Night

Azle High School’s Marching Green Pride performed a special preview at its Friends and Family Night Friday, Aug. 21 at Hornet Field. A surprise finale had parents joining their students on the field for a quick marching lesson and ended with one dad being chosen in a raffle to direct the band as it performed the Hornet Fight Song and the AHS Alma Mater. Photos by Carla Noah Stutsman

Percussion Director Jack Baker


Director of Bands Dimas Delgado

Assistant Band Director Brandon Day

Colorguard Director Debra Oldroyd

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AHS grad Greer earns 2nd Dove Award nomination for Christmas recording

August 26, 2015
AHS grad Greer earns 2nd Dove Award nomination for Christmas recording

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Longtime Azleites won’t be surprised to learn of Andrew Greer’s second nomination for a Dove Award from the Gospel Music Association (GMA).
Here in Hornetland, Greer’s name is familiar to many.
He graduated from Azle High School in 2000, sang in church here, and his parents and brothers are well-known in the community.
But Greer went away to attend Belmont University in Nashville.
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