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Parker Co. Pct. 1 constable charged with felony

February 15, 2017
Parker Co. Pct. 1 constable charged with felony

 

BY CHRISTINA DERR
Less than two months after being sworn in as constable for Parker County’s Pct. 1, Charlie Hunt has been charged with a third-degree felony.
After an investigation led by the Texas Rangers, a warrant for the arrest of the 43-year-old was issued by the 43rd District Court in Weatherford.
On Monday, Feb. 13 Hunt turned himself into the Wise County Sheriff’s Office and was booked into the Wise County Jail on a charge of Continuous Violence Against Family.
Hunt posted $15,000 bond and was released later the same day.
This is not the first time that Hunt has faced family violence related charges.… Read the rest

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A Referee’s View of the Mats

February 15, 2017
A Referee’s View of the Mats

A wrestling official keeps a close eye on Hornet Haygen Holbrooks (top) in a championship match of the district tournament at Northwest Eaton Feb. 9. Several AHS athletes advanced to regional.    Photo by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest

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Wintertime Sunset

February 8, 2017
Wintertime Sunset

This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, Love to complete your life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Signing Day 2017

February 8, 2017
Signing Day 2017

Five Azle Hornets will continue their athletic careers in college after inking on Signing Day Feb. 1.
Four will play football, three with the same team.
Chase Slack, Alex Quevedo, and Kole Taylor (center to far right) will play for the University of Central Oklahoma. Dylan Gibson (second from left) is bound for the Southern Arkansas gridiron. One Hornet, Austin Berglund (left), signed to play baseball. He will hit the diamond for Oklahoma Wesleyan University.

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Azle High swim season ends at regional

February 8, 2017
Azle High swim season ends at regional

The 2017 Azle Swim Team: (front, l-r) Teddie Cole, manager Kristina Perryman, Rebekah Riley, Journey Bowman, Emma Ritchmond; (back) Stella Yanda, Jack Korotkrax, Taylor Bresnahan, Bao Tu Pham, Ricky Trapp, Brian Hasler, coach Steve Griffin, Miguel Gonzalez-Briones, Jason Phillips, Brionna Longbrake, Katelyn McMullen.

Hasler, Bresnahan place in multiple events

by Mark K. Campbell
Several Azle High School athletes reached the regional meet; however, none will advance to state.
Still, Azle impressed in several events, including lowering times often.
Two AHS swimmers placed in a pair of separate events, prompting coach Steve Griffin to say it was the first time he had had two athletes place twice.… Read the rest

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Hornets defeat Eaton

February 8, 2017
Hornets defeat Eaton

Spence Wendell (3) pressures a visiting Brewer Bear at the AHS gym Feb. 3. Photo courtesy Azle Sports Photography

The AHS boys’ basketball team won one 6-5A game and lost another.
Azle took down Northwest Eaton Jan. 31 on the road, 36-31.
Trevor Cameron led the Hornets in scoring with 8 points.
Zack Kent had a strong game with 7 points and a team-high 11 rebounds.
CJ Overstreet netted 6 points and grabbed 5 boards. Dylan Flynn added 5 points.
Back home against Brewer, the Bears beat the Hornets 57-36.
Cameron again paced Azle scorers, this time with 13 points.
Flynn scored 9 and added 5 rebounds.… Read the rest

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Hoops ladies win twice

February 8, 2017
Hoops ladies win twice

Lady Hornet Autumn Johnson and her teammates beat Eaton and Brewer in 6-5A. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

The Lady Hornet basketball team is kicking as the season’s end nears.
Azle (4-7 in district) beat Northwest Eaton and Brewer.
On the road at Eaton Jan. 31, AHS used a big second half to win a low scoring game, 36-31.
Naudia Smith had the hot hand, scoring a team-high 16 points.
On Feb. 3, Azle again rallied from a 1-point halftime deficit to win, beating Brewer 55-47.
Savannah Johnson turned in a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds.
Smith scored 13 points and Breeona Cannon added 12.… Read the rest

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TCSAF Champs

February 8, 2017
TCSAF Champs

The Azle Christian Crusaders went 12-0, winning district and the Texas Christian Schools Athletic Fellowship elementary tournament. They are (l-r) Preston Ellison, Gavin Dean, Tristan Clark, Ryan English, Colton Clester, Jayden Rollins, Hunter Wasser, Zac Miles, and Andre Vasquez. Coaches were Wade Clark and Chris Dean.

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Azle PD Gifts Springtown PD Rifles

February 8, 2017
Azle PD Gifts Springtown PD Rifles

Azle Chief of Police Rick Pippins, right, congratulates Springtown Chief of Police Tony Motley after the Azle PD transferred nine M16-A1 rifles to the Springtown PD Thursday, Feb. 2. The Azle PD acquired the rifles from the Defense Logistics Agency via the 1033 Program administered by the State of Texas. When the Azle PD recognized it had a surplus of the weapons, a number of them were returned to the DLA; however, Motley expressed to Pippins that the Springtown PD had a need for nine of them. The rifles will be used by the Springtown PD’s Rapid Response Team. “These weapons will strengthen our department by allowing us to respond to certain situations where we have to ‘hold the fort’ until backup arrives,” Motley said.

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Azle Grad Promotes in Navy

February 8, 2017
Azle Grad Promotes in Navy

Azle native Travis Murphy, who joined the U.S. Navy in 2013, was recently promoted to Petty Officer Second Class. Stationed in San Diego, Murphy is assigned to the Southern California Offshore Range Detachment at Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 3 as an avionics technician. Petty Officer Murphy, a 2010 graduate of Azle High School, is the son of Glyn and Lydia Murphy of Azle. He married the former Taryn Wright, daughter of Michael and Traci Wright, a 2009 AHS grad. Above, the couple is pictured at the promotion ceremony.

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