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Four girls, two boys district wrestling champions

February 15, 2017
Four girls, two boys district wrestling champions

Hornet Seth Bell has his finals opponent in trouble at the district wrestling tournament at the Northwest Eaton gym Feb. 9. The Azle senior will next compete at regional in Frisco this weekend, seeking a return trip to the state event Feb. 24-25. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Hornets 2nd in district team race

by Mark K. Campbell
With a whopping 17 athletes advancing to the regional tournament, Azle turned in a fine showing at the district event.
It was almost more than 17, boys coach Chris Allen said.
“We lost one due to a challenge match loss and another due to injury,” he said, adding that a seasonlong starter missed the tourney, too.… Read the rest

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Azle soccer squads pick up points in district play

February 15, 2017
Azle soccer squads pick up points in district play

Taylor Forsythe continues to be a standout for the soccer Lady Hornets. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Against NW Eaton and Saginaw

by Mark K. Campbell
Meetings with Northwest Eaton and Saginaw went well for the most part for the Azle High School soccer teams.
The boys beat Eaton 2-0 and pointed against Saginaw after a 2-2 match was settled with penalty kicks.
Against Eaton, AHS led 1-0 at halftime when Ben Davis scored off an Alex Quevedo assist.
Coach William Averitte said the then Hornets controlled the ball most of the second half.
An insurance goal from Quevedo came off an assist from Julio Lopez.… Read the rest

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Pin ‘em, Azle!

February 15, 2017
Pin ‘em, Azle!

Good luck at the regional tourney!

On to state!

All photos by Mark K. Campbell but girls’ team by Monica Allen… Read the rest

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Reading all about it – 70 years ago

February 15, 2017
Reading all about it – 70 years ago

The cover of the first edition of Try Azle First which would eventually evolve into The Community Standard. Photo courtesy Azle Historical Museum

Begun as an business directory in 1947, Try Azle First expanded into a newspaper

by Mark K. Campbell
Breaking news: Newspapers are different than they used to be.
A few copies of a locally produced publication – Try Azle First – are chock-full of journalistic nostalgia.
Parts of the first edition about the size and width of a paperback book but with far fewer pages are dated November 1947. It’s “a directory of Azle” and “published as a public service for the community of Azle.”

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Bronze Hornets

February 15, 2017
Bronze Hornets

Azle High School’s Hornet Cheer and Muscle were bronze medal-winners at the National High School Cheerleading Championship at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida Feb. 11.

Azle’s Cheer, Muscle 3rd in national competition at Disney World

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Three cheers for the AHS cheerleading squads!
Azle High School’s Hornet Cheer and Muscle once again showed what they’re made of, bringing home the bronze medal from the National High School Cheerleading Championship (NHSCC) – the most prestigious cheerleading championship in the country – from Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida Feb. 11
More than 25,000 cheerleaders made their way to the NHSCC event, which was nationally televised on ESPN and ESPN2 to more than 100 million homes and 32 countries.… Read the rest

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Woman Rides Away With Top Prize

February 15, 2017
Woman Rides Away With Top Prize

Barbara Dowden of Azle (center) accepts the keys to her new Club Car electric, lifted, 4-passenger golf cart from Wayne Wood from the Azle Fire Department Foundation as her daughter, Diana Dowden checks the cart out. Dowden’s name was drawn in a raffle conducted by the AFDF Feb. 9.

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Police seeking missing man

February 15, 2017
Police seeking  missing man

Jim Bob Cook

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The Azle Police Department is seeking help from the public in locating a missing person.
Jim Bob Cook was last seen Wednesday, Feb. 8. He is 5-feet, 11-inches tall, 180 pounds, with gray hair and blue eyes, and is known to wear a black western hat and dark clothing.
Cook owns a black 2016 Ford F-150 pickup bearing license plate number HYW9836.
Anyone with information about Cook is asked to contact the Azle Police Department at 817-444-3221.… Read the rest

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Forte JH Math Whizzes

February 15, 2017
Forte JH Math Whizzes

The Santo J. Forte Junior High Math and Science team hosted and participated in a competition at the school. Pictured are: (l-r) Sam Reese, who placed 14th in 7th grade science; Sammy Reyes, 17th place in 7th grade science; Robert Caney, who tied for 20th place in 8th grade science; and Jasmine Howard, who placed 12th in 8th grade number sense and tied for 20th place in 8th grade science.

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Veal Station Road Open Again

February 15, 2017
Veal Station Road Open Again

The stretch of Veal Station Road that runs between Old Springtown Road and FM 51 has reopened. However, work continues to upgrade the roadway. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Azle ISD a leader in new cleaning technology

February 15, 2017
Azle ISD a leader in new cleaning technology

Chris Sides, director of product development for E-Mist, showed the Azle ISD board of trustees how his company’s technology disinfects surfaces at the Feb. 6 meeting of the board. Photo by Christina Derr

BY CHRISTINA DERR
It happens every year like clockwork.
Kids who were seemingly healthy through the three months of summer vacation come home within a few weeks of the start of school with their noses dripping like a leaky sink.
As the school year gets closer to Christmas Break, even nastier ailments such as strep throat, the flu, and stomach bugs make an appearance.
All illnesses are caused by one thing: pathogens – pathogens that can live on surfaces in school campuses from days to months, and in rare cases, even years.… Read the rest

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