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Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer…Are Waning

August 26, 2015
Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer…Are Waning

Bearing the summer heat that came in July and remains in August, having Eagle Mountain Lake full was a blessing. However, It was back to school for thousands of Azle ISD students when the bell rang on Monday, Aug. 24. Of course, the unoffical end of summer is Labor Day – which comes as late as possible this year, Sept. 7. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Be True to Your School

August 26, 2015
Be True to Your School

Likely, no one in this picture – or their parents – were around when the Beach Boys sang about loving your school in 1963. But you can bet the Marching Green Pride is true to Azle. The MGP debuted part of its program for the first time Aug. 21 during Friends and Family Night at Hornet Field. MORE PHOTOS ON 2A!                                                    Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman… Read the rest

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Runners brave brutal heat as first race nears

August 12, 2015
Runners brave brutal heat as first race nears

Cross country runners train on the AHS track Aug. 11. The first race is Aug. 28 at Haltom. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
A long stretch of rainless days combined with several consecutive 100 degree days – including two 106 scorchers back to back – has not deterred the 2015 cross country teams.
Once again, the boys’ squad will be coached by Keith Boenisch and veteran Melody Dennis will direct the Lady Hornets. Last season, the varsity Hornets won district and the girls finished third; both advanced to the regional meet.
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Football 2-a-days ongoing

August 12, 2015
Football 2-a-days ongoing

by Mark K. Campbell
On Aug. 11, cloud cover offered relief from the sun but not the relentless humidity early on during two-a-day practices.
The opening day of the 2015 football season saw temperatures rise to 106 in the afternoon – but the Hornets were already safely out of the weather.
Azle practices – which began Monday, Aug. 10 – run from 6:30 a.m. until noon.
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How to beat the heat

August 12, 2015
How to beat the heat

 

Follow these tips to help conserve energy and stay cool

BY MISTY SHAW
Is it fall yet?
Cooler weather just can’t get here fast enough, with recent daytime high temperatures staying well above the century mark.
And as the mercury rises, so too do utility bills, drought conditions, and the risk of heat-related illnesses.
Here’s some helpful advice from the experts to help you save on energy bills, conserve water, and cope with the heat wave.
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Battlin’ for the Ball

August 12, 2015
Battlin’ for the Ball

A pair of Hornets work hard during Azle’s ongoing two-a-day practices. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Area mobile home destroyed in blaze

August 12, 2015
Area mobile home destroyed in blaze

Area firefighters work to put out flames and hot spots at the scene of a mobile home fire on Gold Lane Aug. 8. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
A young couple and their toddler were lucky to escape a blaze about noon Saturday, Aug. 8, which destroyed the single-wide mobile home they were renting.
The fire in the 200 block of Gold Lane rendered the home a complete loss, according to Tarrant County Deputy Fire Marshal Keith Ebel.
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TxDOT: ‘We did not remove crosses’

August 12, 2015
TxDOT: ‘We did not remove crosses’

After disappearing a second time, crosses from the Lunsford memorial at the Denver Trail exit were discovered about 35 feet away in a grassy area.

Memorial items have disappeared twice

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The Aug. 5 edition of The Azle News had been out just hours – subscribers would not receive their copy in the mail until the next day – when two crosses were removed from a memorial to Brandyn and Matthew Lunsford located near the Denver Trail exit on eastbound SH 199.
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Tuba Time at AHS

August 12, 2015
Tuba Time at AHS

The students with the big instruments prepare for the upcoming band season on the scorching blacktop at Azle High School. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Steve Lemming Day

August 12, 2015
Steve Lemming Day

Mayor Alan Brundrett, right, proclaimed Aug. 17, 2015 Steve Lemming Day in Azle. Lt. Lemming, left, was honored for 20 years of service with the Azle Fire Department during the Aug. 4 city council meeting. Brundrett said it’s the first time the city has named a day for an employee, but with several city employees approaching the 20-year milestone, it’s a practice that will continue. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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