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Recycle Blaze

January 22, 2015
Recycle Blaze

A recycle truck emptied a bin at Azle Elementary Monday, Jan. 19 about 8:45 a.m., but with the sun in the driver’s eyes, the truck’s scoop clipped overhead electrical lines, shutting off power to the school and numerous homes, businesses, and churches. Worse, sparks from the electrical lines caught the truck’s contents on fire. The driver was able to move the vehicle away from the campus and dump his entire load in the middle of Church Street, where it blazed until Azle Fire Department personnel arrived to snuff the flames.… Read the rest

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Gentlemen, start your engines… Azle early engine museum a wealth of information

January 21, 2015
Gentlemen, start your engines… Azle early engine museum a wealth of information

By Natalie Gentry
Azle resident John Burgoyne has a passion for power – the power found in turn-of-the century engines, that is.
His interest in the forerunners to our modern motors began at an early age.
Burgoyne has always been interested in restoring antique motor cycles, and at the age of 16, he began a five-year apprenticeship at Bristol City Engines in England.
He went on to become a mechanical engineer and he said the interest in early engines was a natural extension.… Read the rest

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Hornets champions of Aledo tournament

January 21, 2015
Hornets champions of Aledo tournament

The Most Valuable Player of the Aledo tournament, Azle’s Javier Mejia (15), is about to fire a shot past an Aledo Bearcat. The Hornets did not allow a goal while taking the top trophy. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Azle, undefeated, wins both tourneys this season

by Mark K. Campbell
Another tournament, another title.
The latest addition to the Azle High School trophy case was claimed by the Hornet soccer varsity with a victory in an Aledo tourney.… Read the rest

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Wrestlers pin down more mat victories

January 21, 2015
Wrestlers pin down more mat victories

Azle competes in Vernon

The Azle High School wrestling teams ventured northwest to compete in the Red River Tournament in Vernon.
The Lady Hornets finished as runner-ups in the team competition, beating out 10 other squads. Six AHS girls placed.
The boys finished fourth out of 18 teams with six Hornets placing.
The girls were led by a pair of gold medal winners – Lauren Dale at 136 pounds and Hali Davis at 110.… Read the rest

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Azle Soccer

January 21, 2015
Azle Soccer

The final tournament of the season sent Azle squads to Aledo for the 9th Annual Moritz Kia Tournament of Champions Jan. 15-17. Enjoying fine weather, the boys won the event. Hornet Nathan Mejia (8) heads a ball away from a Bearcat defender. Lady Hornet Taylor Forsythe (3) controls a ball in AHS’ contest against Dumas. Moving around a Demonette is Azle’s Sam Derda (19). Photos by Mark K. Campbell

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Always a Bridesmaid

January 21, 2015
Always a Bridesmaid

Azle actress Selita Sprunger (third from left) is a cast member in Weatherford’s Theater Off The Square’s production of the comedy Always a Bridesmaid that runs from Jan. 30-Feb. 15 at 114 Denton Road.

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Ditmore on UCO honor roll

January 21, 2015
Ditmore on UCO honor roll

Azle graduate Emily Ditmore has earned a place on the elite President’s Honor Roll at the University of Central Oklahoma.
A perfect 4.0, “straight-A” grade point average is required to make the list.
Ditmore took at least 12 hours of on-campus hours at the Edmond, OK college, the state’s largest metro university.
The senior plays softball for the Division II Bronchos and will man first base for UCO for the second straight year.… Read the rest

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Recycle Blaze

January 21, 2015
Recycle Blaze

A recycle truck emptied a bin at Azle Elementary Monday, Jan. 19 about 8:45 a.m., but with the sun in the driver’s eyes, the truck’s scoop clipped overhead electrical lines, shutting off power to the school and numerous homes, businesses, and churches. Worse, sparks from the electrical lines caught the truck’s contents on fire. The driver was able to move the vehicle away from the campus and dump his entire load in the middle of Church Street, where it blazed until Azle Fire Department personnel arrived to snuff the flames.
Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Wildfire Training

January 21, 2015
Wildfire Training

Azle native and longtime firefighter Eddy Wood served as an instructor for the second annual North Texas Wildfire Academy sponsored by Tarrant County College Fire Service Training Center and Texas A&M Forest Service. About 80 firefighters – some from as far away as Canada – participated in classroom and field training to learn to fight fire without water. Firefighters with all levels of experience learned the use of specific hand tools as well as techniques like burnouts to remove fuel. Hands-on training was conducted Jan. 16 at the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge. On Jan. 18, live fire training was conducted in a large hayfield and tank on Boyd Road, just below and west of the bridge across Walnut Creek.

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Boys champs, girls 2nd in annual soccer tourney

January 14, 2015
Boys champs, girls 2nd in annual soccer tourney

It’s action packed in the box as Azle scores again against Weatherford. Battling Kangaroos are Hornets (l-r) Austin Fugate, Brandon Marquez, and Grant Mendell (6). AHS won its own tourney. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Azle squads shine in frigid matches at Hornet Field

by Mark K. Campbell
It was mighty cold for the annual Azle soccer tournament – so cold that some matches planned for Friday were moved to Saturday.… Read the rest

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