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Way cool!

September 17, 2014
Way cool!

Sting Fling draws crowd on early fall-like day

by carla noah stutsman
Historically, weather has been a determining factor in crowd size for the Azle Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Sting Fling – its biggest fundraiser each year.
Rains have plagued the event for the last several years, forcing it to close early.
This year, the Chamber elected to move the event from the last Saturday in September to the second Saturday in hopes of avoiding the rain.… Read the rest

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Way cool!

September 17, 2014
Way cool!

Runners at the Sting Fling 5K Color Run were doused occasionally with green or pink powder as they traversed Central Park.
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MGP In The House

September 10, 2014
MGP In The House

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Challenge Accepted

September 10, 2014
Challenge Accepted

The Azle Independent School District Board of Trustees, plus Superintendent Dr. Ray Lea, answered the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Thursday, Sept. 4, at the Azle Junior High stadium. Lea had previously taken the plunge at home after a challenge from his brother-in-law, but when one was issued by board Secretary Shannon Hart and President Bill Lane, Lea extended the challenge to include the entire board. In turn, the AISD board members solicited Azle Mayor Alan Brundrett, the Azle City Council and City Manager, Craig Lemin, and Texas gubernatorial candidates Wendy Davis and Greg Abbott.  Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman… Read the rest

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One injured in 2-car accident

August 27, 2014
One injured in 2-car accident

Reno Police Chief Hank Pope and a Department of Public Safety trooper discuss the scene of an accident on Jay Bird Lane Aug. 20.  Photo by Natalie Gentry… Read the rest

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Football Two-a-Days in Full Swing

August 20, 2014
Football Two-a-Days in Full Swing

The annual Texas rite-of-passage for thousands of teenage athletes – two-a-day football practices – is underway on the Azle High School campus. Head coach Devon Dorris said, “Practices have been fairly crisp and sharp for this time of year. Our kids showed up knowing our practice expectations and have been giving great effort.” Dorris said his troops are ready to face an opponent “other than ourselves” and that happens Friday morning, Aug. 22 against Burleson. The freshman and JV teams face their Elk counterparts at 8:30 a.m.… Read the rest

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Downburst Winds

August 20, 2014
Downburst Winds

A powerful thunderstorm packing 65 mile-per-hour downburst winds slammed into Azle Saturday, Aug. 16 around 3:15 p.m. The storm dropped more than an inch of rain in some places; it also dropped a few trees, like this one near the corner of W. Main Street and Speer Street. Runoff from the rain filled bar ditches that flow into creeks that run into Eagle Mountain Lake. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman… Read the rest

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NFL Speaker

August 13, 2014
NFL Speaker

Teenagers listen entranced to former NFL player Dominic Rhodes speak at the annual Hornet Football Camp. Afterward, they all got a good look at the wide receiver’s Super Bowl ring won as an Indianapolis Colt.                        Photo by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest

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Chemistry Road Show

August 6, 2014
Chemistry Road Show

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Dress code, fundraising discussed by board

August 6, 2014
Dress code, fundraising discussed by board

Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Human Resources Tayna Anderson updated board members on a variety of teacher and student activities.  Photo by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest

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