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Garden of Hope taking applications for spring

March 25, 2015
Garden of Hope taking applications for spring

The Garden of Hope, located at Hope Lutheran Church at 4795 East Highway 199, offers gardeners several options to try their hands at gardening. Applications are being accepted for the 2015 season. Photo by Natalie Gentry

BY NATALIE GENTRY
The Garden of Hope community garden is accepting gardener registration for the 2015 growing season.
In addition to the 4×8-foot raised beds offered last year, 10×15 garden plots are a new option for gardeners.… Read the rest

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Shattered Dreams

March 25, 2015
Shattered Dreams

A “mock wreck” presented to Azle High School juniors and seniors March 19 depicted what can happen when teens – or anyone – make poor choices.… Read the rest

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Soccer bounds into playoffs

March 18, 2015
Soccer bounds into playoffs

Ben Davis and his fellow Hornets are racing toward the postseason. Both the girls and boys soccer teams will face Grapevine March 26 at Saginaw Rough Rider Stadium. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Grapevine is bi-district foe for both AHS squads

by Mark K. Campbell
Both Azle soccer teams fell in 5-5A finales; however, the outcomes against Wichita Falls Rider did not affect AHS’ postseason.… Read the rest

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Azle Martial Arts students place in tournament

March 18, 2015
Azle Martial Arts students place in tournament

Three members of Azle Martial Arts placed in a taekwondo tournament in Humble. Mikayla Bradley (left) took second in combat weapons sparring and free sparring. Tyler Lavely (middle) was third in free sparring. Wendell McCuller (right) won forms, was second in traditional weapons and free sparring and took third in combat weapons.

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Hole in one

March 18, 2015
Hole in one

Byron Henderson, 9, carded a hole-in-one at Cross Timbers Golf Course on No. 11 hitting a hybrid club. Witnesses to the feat were Mark Hiles, Ken Haas, T.J. Thetford, and Naomi Russell.

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2 in 1

March 18, 2015
2 in 1

Lady Hornet Makenzi Harris (left) cruises into third base ahead of the throw to the Boswell fielder. Azle rallied from a 3-0 deficit to trounce the visiting Lady Pioneers 13-3 in the second 5-5A game of the day. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Azle shortstop Bailee Carter chases down a dribbler off the bat of a Boswell hitter at the Jim Bob Nation Field of Dreams diamond. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Clamoring for crawdads

March 18, 2015
Clamoring for crawdads

Brookshire’s in Azle and Springtown are selling out of crawdads these days. Photo by Natalie Gentry

BY NATALIE GENTRY
The Brookshire’s stores in Azle and Springtown began their annual crawfish boils this month.
And they are popular.
Whether you call them crawfish, crawdads, crayfish, or mudbugs, the tasty little crustaceans are a big hit with locals.
With crawfish season’s start date usually occurring between late February and early March, customers typically begin requesting the critters as soon as the temperature begins to climb.… Read the rest

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That’s entertainment!

March 18, 2015
That’s entertainment!

Performing during the Popcorn Players last production, The Last Round-Up of the Guacamole Queens, are (l-r) Heather Stark, Carol Braden, Gwen Gibbons.

Popcorn Players take center stage this week with their 102nd production

BY MISTY SHAW
Community theatre is a vital part of the local arts scene, and if you’re in the mood for a family friendly, live spectacle, the Popcorn Players are here to entertain.… Read the rest

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Reno council douses VFD fee

March 18, 2015
Reno council douses VFD fee

Briar Reno VFD Chief Shannon Smithers addresses the Reno City Council March 16 to discuss concerns about the public safety fee instituted Oct. 1. Photo by Natalie Gentry

BY NATALIE GENTRY
The Reno City Council voted unanimously to strike the public safety fee from the city water bill and reinstate the voluntary Fire Department donation option that was previously offered.… Read the rest

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Bedazzling!

March 18, 2015
Bedazzling!

Azle High School’s Emerald Dazzlers show off the serious hardware they earned at a recent competition.

AHS drill team, officers, individuals shine in competition

Azle High School’s Emerald Dazzlers proved once again they are among the best in Texas with their performances in two recent competitions.
The dance team claimed the coveted Sweepstakes Award at the Danceline Productions Classic State Championship held in Weatherford Feb. 20-21.… Read the rest

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