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Up she goes!

February 25, 2015
Up she goes!

Windy conditions prevented Lakeside’s new water storage tank from being raised Friday, Feb. 20 as planned. It went up Saturday, instead. Photo by Natalie Gentry

New Lakeside water tower erected

by Carla Noah Stutsman
High winds prevented the town of Lakeside’s new water tower from going up Friday, Feb. 20 as planned, but the feat was completed the following day.… Read the rest

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AHS math, science team earns top honors at home

February 25, 2015
AHS math, science team earns top honors at home

Showing off the trophies and medals won at the AHS annual Math and Science Tournament are: (front, l-r) Nathan Redmon, Taylor Brown, Chris Caney, and Keni Martin; and (back) Ainsley McDonald, Skylar Ingram, Carl Bertsch, Jennifer Wang, and Shawn Kim.

Azle High School hosted its annual Math and Science Tournament Saturday, Feb. 14 and its own team and individual members shone in that tourney… Read the rest

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What a weekend!

February 25, 2015
What a weekend!

Well, what a Thursday-Saturday! On Thursday, Feb. 19, the Lady Hornet softball team began a tournament in Brock where Azle would go 6-0 and win by a combined score of 85-1. That effort shot AHS up to No. 2 in the state in 5A. On Friday, the Lady Hornet basketball team defeated Burleson in the Area round – the first time a girls hoops team had won two playoff games in decades. Then, on Saturday, Feb. 21 came an Azle first: Two wrestlers won gold at the state tourney in Garland. First, sophomore Lauren Dale went unbeaten in the 138-pound class.

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B.J. Clark dies

February 25, 2015
B.J. Clark dies

B. J. and Betty Clark are pictured above in February 2012 after B. J. was selected the People’s Choice for Favorite Hometown Hero. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

Former councilman, businessman, philanthropist, community supporter leaves large legacy

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Bobby Joe Clark – known fondly to most people around Azle as simply “B. J.” – died Tuesday morning, Feb. 24, at Azle Manor Nursing Home and Rehabilitation in Azle.… Read the rest

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Top 24:Azle youth advances on American Idol

February 25, 2015
Top 24:Azle youth advances on American Idol

Trevor Douglas, who lives just outside Azle, is in American Idol’s Top 24. He performs at The Fillmore in Detroit tonight, Wednesday, Feb. 25 on Fox. Photo credit Jeff Neira / FOX. © 2015 FOX Broadcasting Co.

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Trevor Douglas – who made it to the Top 24 on Fox’s American Idol last week – has been flying under Azle’s radar, it seems.… Read the rest

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What a weekend!

February 25, 2015
What a weekend!

On Saturday, Feb. 21 came an Azle first: Two wrestlers won gold at the state tourney in Garland. First, sophomore Lauren Dale went unbeaten in the 138-pound class. Then, in the final match of the state event, Justin Scarbro (left) defeated a much bigger rival as coaches and fans celebrated behind him.… Read the rest

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Perfect Valentine?

February 18, 2015
Perfect Valentine?

Michael White, 18, of Azle, shows off the chocolate fallow deer he harvested Feb. 14 courtesy of the Texas Chapter of the Outdoor Adventure Foundation and Droptine Ranch. Azle PD Corporal Pat Bovea, left, and retired Azle Lt. Lee Blaisdell, right, took White on the surprise hunt.… Read the rest

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This week in sports

February 13, 2015
This week in sports

Hornet Jimmy Fager takes down a Birdville Hawk in the district tournament while AHS coaches watch. Fager won the 113-pound 5-5A district championship. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Even with a loss to Denton Feb. 3, Payton Berger (with ball) and the Lady Hornet basketball team secured second place out of 5-5A. Azle’s bi-district opponent had not been determined at press time. Check the News’s Facebook page or Twitter feed (@The AzleNews) for updated postseason details. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Lady Hornet courtesy runner Hannah Rezabek beats a throw home in the first inning of the Decatur scrimmage. The Lady Hornets host Ennis, No.

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Boys, girls earn district wrestling championships

February 11, 2015
Boys, girls earn district wrestling championships

 

20 athletes advance to regional tournament

 

Hornet Jimmy Fager takes down a Birdville Hawk in the district tournament while AHS coaches watch. Fager won the 113-pound 5-5A district championship. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
Two more district team titles.
Eleven 5-5A individual champions.
Azle’s statewide reputation as a wrestling power got enhanced Feb. 7 when AHS won the boys and girls team district crowns at Chisholm Trail High School.… Read the rest

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AHS hoops girls ready for playoffs

February 11, 2015
AHS hoops girls ready for playoffs

Even with a loss to Denton Feb. 3, Payton Berger (with ball) and the Lady Hornet basketball team secured second place out of 5-5A. Azle’s bi-district opponent had not been determined at press time. Check the News’s Facebook page or Twitter feed (@The AzleNews) for updated postseason details. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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