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Davis earns top honor

July 27, 2016
Davis earns top honor

Azle athletes competing on Team Texas were: (l-r) Alexis Hanna, Hali Davis, Triniti Smith, Skylar Russell, Cutter Cox, and Lauren Dale.

Lady Hornet wrestler 5th in the nation, an All-American

by Mark K. Campbell
The biggest group of Azle wrestlers ever ventured to Fargo, North Dakota for the national tournament.
One athlete, Hali Davis, especially shone.
In the Junior Division, the Lady Hornet finished fifth overall, earning All-American status.
Team Texas and AHS coach Monica Allen said, “This is a huge feat. She wrestled well in this division and proved that she can hang with the best in the country.”
Allen said every wrestler – which included boys making the trip for the first time ever – “got a couple of wins under their belts.”
Under Allen, Team Texas’ women’s team finished better than in years, she said.… Read the rest

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Seals top QB again

July 27, 2016
Seals top QB again

Ken Seals won another QB competition.

by Mark K. Campbell
Incoming Hornet football quarterback Ken Seals won his second Texas State QB competition.
Competing in the 9th/10th grade class, Seals faced 15 other invited top QBs.
After three hours of skills that tested arm strength, long throws, speed, agility, accuracy, and release, Seals finished among the top four, the only freshman.
In the finals, only Seals managed to make a “high difficulty” throw over a net and into the center of another target, winning the event.
On July 23, he was a team captain and starting quarterback for Team USA in a national game that was broadcast live on ESPN3.… Read the rest

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Girls Hoops Camp 2016

July 27, 2016
Girls Hoops Camp 2016

Almost 100 young Lady Hornets trained at the annual girls basketball camp at the AHS gym, led by head coach Mitzi Marquart. Photos by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest

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Swim Standout

July 27, 2016
Swim Standout

Azle’s Owen Herring, 6, won three events at the YMCA Lone Star State Swimming Championships July 21-24. Representing Northwest YMCA, he competed against 559 other swimmers from 17 different YMCAs. Herring piled up 60 points for his team by finishing first in the 25-yard backstroke and the 25- and 50-yard freestyle. He was named the top male swimmer for his age group.

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It’s so hot…

July 27, 2016
It’s so hot…

Rainbows are seldom seen in Texas during August. However occasionally the month endures some violent weather.

A summer storm sweeps across the plains in West Texas. Big rains are rare in August in Texas; in fact, the state averages less then 2 inches annually during Texas’ hottest month. Photo by Paula Campbell

August is the hottest month around here

by Mark K. Campbell
Good news, bad news.
Good: The calendar is about to flip which means we’re closer to fall.
Bad: We have to make it through August first.
In Texas, August is the hottest month – which is saying something considering July.… Read the rest

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Marriage in the Park

July 27, 2016
Marriage in the Park

Fans got an extra treat last Friday when two Music in the Park fans took the stage, not to sing, but to exchange marriage vows. Joy Rutledge Moorefield and Gerald Keith Hensley were wed July 22 at Azle Central Park before Infinite Journey kicked off the night’s concert. The couple later joined the band on stage for their first dance as husband and wife. Photo by Julie Waldock

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Committed to the challenge

July 27, 2016
Committed to the challenge

 

New Teen Challenge Director has over 30 years of experience in ministry

by Julie Waldock
With the drug epidemic on the rise throughout America, Teen Challenge Azle and their new director Greg Ambroson are stepping up to help.
Teen Challenge is a faith-based drug and alcohol addiction recovery program.
The residential 12-month program aims to help drug-addicted men, women, and adolescents across America to begin a new, healthier lifestyle.
The Azle Men’s program offers male individual and group mentoring, as well as vocational, academic, and spiritual education.
“We try to do everything we can to prepare them for life after Teen Challenge.” Ambroson said.… Read the rest

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An Infinite Journey

July 27, 2016
An Infinite Journey

Infinite Journey, a Journey tribute band, rocked Azle Central Park last week with their high energy hits. This week, King George, a George Strait tribute band, will play the last concert of this years’ Music in the Park. they take the stage Friday, July 28 at 8 p.m.
Photos by Julie Waldock

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Work on Collapsed Roadway Continues

July 27, 2016
Work on Collapsed Roadway Continues

Workers with a TxDOT contractor are busy removing the fill material from beneath the formerly-collapsed roadway in the 1600 block of Southeast Parkway. The project is expected to take about four months to complete. Photos by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Fire damages Porter Dr. home

July 27, 2016
Fire damages Porter Dr. home

Acting Lt. John Behm heads for rehab after exiting a burning home July 24. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

Two cats perish

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Azle Fire Marshal Kenny Wilson says a curling iron accidentally left on is to blame for a blaze that caused significant damage to a home in the 200 block of Porter Drive Sunday afternoon, July 24.
A neighbor called 911 at 5:38 p.m. to report smoke coming from the home.
Firefighters with Azle Fire Department arrived at 5:43 p.m. and were met with a plume of thick, black smoke that could be seen for miles.… Read the rest

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