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Hornet Wrestler Signing

August 16, 2017
Hornet Wrestler Signing

Azle wrestler Eli Guardiola (center) signs to continue his athletic career at The University of the Ozarks. With him are parents Angelica and Eli Guardiola.

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Getting ‘Acclimated’ for the 2017 Season

August 16, 2017
Getting ‘Acclimated’ for the 2017 Season

Before the sun rose on Monday, Aug. 14, all 2017 football Hornets began preparation for the season. The first four days of practices are considered “acclimation” workouts where pads are not permitted and drill lengths are limited. Coaches, like Derek Dorris, work with fundamentals, here on the Hornet Field turf Aug. 15. Head coach Devon Dorris will continue to direct squads toward a scrimmage set for Friday, Aug. 25 at Burleson. The season begins Friday, Sept. 1 at Grapevine at 7:30 p.m.          Photos by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest

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There goes the sun: Rare eclipse visible Aug. 21

August 16, 2017
There goes the sun: Rare eclipse visible Aug. 21

First ‘Great American Eclipse’ in 99 years

BY CHRISTINA DERR
When the skies turn dark next week, it won’t be the doing of mythological figures, but a biennial celestial event.
Next Monday, for the first time in nearly a century, the United States will be the exclusive site of a total solar eclipse.
For just shy of three full minutes on Monday, Aug. 21, many Americans will witness a complete blocking of the sun as the moon orbits between it and us.
Unfortunately for area residents, the closest location that will actually experience a total eclipse is in Missouri.

Around here
Locally, viewers can expect to experience more than three-quarters – 79.6 percent, to be exact – of the sun being blocked when the moon travels between it and the Earth.… Read the rest

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Rare: Our wet August this year

August 16, 2017
Rare: Our wet August this year

A storm moves toward Springtown from the west Saturday, Aug. 5. Already this month, more than twice the usual amount of rain for August has fallen – with the month just half over. Photo courtesy Paula Campbell

Final total could be among highest ever for our driest month

by Mark K. Campbell
If this August seems rainier than normal, you’re right.
August is traditionally Texas’ hottest and driest month.
But this year is proving to be different.
For many of us, it’s already rained more than last August’s substantial 4.42 inches.
Officially in 2017, rainfall at DFW Airport has been 3.21 inches.… Read the rest

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Gold Card Luncheon

August 16, 2017
Gold Card Luncheon

Scores of folks turned out for the annual Gold Card banquet Aug. 9. Held at the AISD Instructional Center, registrants, all 55 or over, received a card that allows them to attend any home ISD events or any away 6-5A athletic contest for free. Superintendent Tanya Anderson spoke as did others from the district including head football coach Devon Dorris. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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New Reno Police Chief Sworn In

August 16, 2017
New Reno Police Chief Sworn In

Reno City Secretary Ramah Burns administers the oath of office to the city’s new Police Chief Timothy Holzschuh as council members (l-r) Larry Trammell and Ken Parnell and Mayor Eric Hunter look on. Holzschuh, a Lake Worth native, retired from Fort Worth Police Department and served as police chief in Sunray in the Texas Panhandle before accepting the Reno position. His first day on the job: Aug. 16. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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She’s 103 Years Young

August 16, 2017
She’s 103 Years Young

Rosa Rodriquez Hammett celebrated her 103rd birthday Friday, Aug. 12. She has been an Azle resident for over 30 years.

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Tosh-Jones wed in Wyoming

August 16, 2017
Tosh-Jones wed in Wyoming

Caitlin Tosh married Matthew Jones in Jackson Hole, Wyoming June 29.

Caitlin Ann Tosh and Matthew Ross Jones married June 29 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Tosh is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Tosh in Azle and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Springfield, also of Azle.
She was the Class of 2006 valedictorian of Azle High School and graduated from Texas A&M University in 2010.
Jones is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Jones in Arlington.
He graduated from Arlington Lamar High School in 2006 and from the University of Oklahoma in 2010.
The couple resides in Houston.… Read the rest

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New water system now online in Azle

August 16, 2017
New water system now online in Azle

Azle Public Services Director Rick White holds the new “radio-read” water metering system that has almost entirely replaced the old one. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

High tech upgrade gives customers 24/7 access

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
If you’ve ever wondered about your water usage, you’re in luck.
The new system being installed throughout Azle will give customers multiple ways to keep track of their water intake – even down to the hour.
Almost every water meter in the city has been upgraded to the EyeOnWater system that includes a new monitoring attachment to the old meter and a battery-powered sensor that keeps track of every drop.… Read the rest

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Classic Send-Off

August 16, 2017
Classic Send-Off

The lengthy funeral procession that led from Lakeside to Azle’s Ash Creek Baptist Church for Butch Patterson Aug. 9 included several vintage automobiles and trucks. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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