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Just a Small Town Girl

August 24, 2016
Just a Small Town Girl

Tanya “Just a Small Town Girl” Anderson, aka AISD assistant superintendent, led hundreds in Journey’s popular “Don’t Stop Believin’” at the district’s convocation Aug. 19.              Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman… Read the rest

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Hornets Readying for Elks

August 17, 2016
Hornets Readying for Elks

After a couple of weeks of tangling with each other, the football Hornets will finally see someone new on the other side of the ball when Azle hosts Burleson Friday, Aug. 19 beginning at 8 a.m. for the subvarsities. Then, on Friday, Aug. 26, the varsity regular season begins at home against Grapevine at 7:30 p.m.                     Photos by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest

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Ladies log matches in Carrollton tournament

August 17, 2016
Ladies log matches in Carrollton tournament

Lady Hornets Tristen Rush (11), a junior outside hitter, and Kaitlyn Ford (9), a senior captain hitter, show their other setting and recieving skills in a recent match. Azle continues to learn new coach Elizabeth Snyder’s system in the early going.                                              Photos by Mark K. Campbell

Azle sees tough foes in 1st tourney

by Mark K. Campbell
It always takes a while to get used to a new system.
That happens every time a new coach arrives – and that’s what the volleyball Lady Hornets are experiencing under coach Elizabeth Snyder.… Read the rest

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One Time at Band Camp…

August 17, 2016
One Time at Band Camp…

Forte Junior High Students celebrated “surviving” band camp Aug. 11 with a massive water balloon fight. Hundreds of balloons were laid out and they soon were flying on the scorching day.                    Photos by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest

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Hoist Away

August 17, 2016
Hoist Away

Corey Brannan prepares to haul up some eqiupment he needs to the roof of Azle High School to work on the HVAC units Aug. 16. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Roadwork

August 17, 2016
Roadwork

There’s plenty of roadwork in the area from Roy Lane in Springtown to FM 730 South (top) to the constant repair on the Hwy. 199 access road at Normandy Avenue in Azle that began collapsing several weeks ago.
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Ribbon Cutting

August 17, 2016
Ribbon Cutting

Azle Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors attend the ribbon cutting for Peacock Cleaning Service owned by Taran Peacock. Located at 7910 Portwood Road in Azle, Peacock Cleaning Service offers residential and commercial cleaning. Insured, they provide free estimates. The company cleans weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly in Parker and Tarrant County. Call them at 817-709-7610.

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Vaughan competes in Rio Olympics

August 17, 2016
Vaughan competes in Rio Olympics

Shelbi Vaughan, who calls Azle home, achieved the pinnacle of her sport when she competed in the women’s discus competition at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
Vaughan was one of three women representing Team USA in the event.
Inclement weather delayed the scheduled start Monday, Aug. 15.
All throwers competed in “qualifications” to earn berths in the following day’s finals.
In what could be just the first of many Olympics, Vaughan finished 29th with a throw of 53.33 meters (175 feet).
She did not advance to the finals; no American woman did.
The event was won by Sandra Perkovic from Croatia who threw 69.21 meters.… Read the rest

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Hero: Herring revives boy, 3, via CPR after near-drowning

August 17, 2016
Hero: Herring revives boy, 3, via CPR after near-drowning

Recently CPR certified, Jake Herring literally saved the life of 3-year-old Jack Hart July 30, after the boy was pulled – lifeless – from a swimming pool. Photo courtesy Heather Herring

Herring revives boy, 3, via CPR after near-drowning

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
“We never, ever thought this would happen to us – we are not neglectful parents.”
That’s what Khala Hart, a neonatal nurse at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, said two weeks after her 3-year-old son, Jack, was pulled – lifeless – from a swimming pool at a birthday party, on July 30.
Even though she’s highly-trained and experienced in lifesaving measures, Hart and her husband, Chad, had a hard time performing CPR on their own child.… Read the rest

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Head-on Wreck on 730 North

August 17, 2016
Head-on Wreck on 730 North

Charles David Graves, 52, of Azle, was critically injured Sunday, Aug. 14 about 2 p.m. when the southbound red 2003 Honda Accord he was driving drifted into the northbound lane in the 12200 block of FM 730 North, striking a northbound 2012 Dodge Ram pickup driven by Brian Todd Blair, 47, of Boyd. Blair’s pickup then struck a southbound black 2014 Honda Accord driven by Jose Fortunato Castellano, 53, of Azle. Graves went to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth via CareFlite air ambulance; Blair and Castellano each walked away with minor injuries. Photos by Carla Noah Stutsman

After using the Jaws of Life to cut the car door open, Azle FD Acting Lt.

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