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Fire destroys home in Reno

August 12, 2015
Fire destroys  home in Reno

Firefighters from La Junta, Briar-Reno, and Azle battled a blaze that destroyed a home in Reno Aug. 6.

8 year old causes blaze

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Juvenile fire play is responsible for a fire that destroyed a home in the 200 block of Overland Trail Thursday, Aug. 6.
Parker County Fire Marshal Kurt Harris said an 8-year-old boy with a curiosity about fire lit a sheet on fire and was able to blow the flames out.
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West Entrance Gate Rising at Hornet Field

August 12, 2015
West Entrance Gate Rising at Hornet Field

One benefit from the long stretch of no rain is that work on the new west entrance to Hornet Field is making great progress. It is projected to be completed before the first varsity home game Sept. 11. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Council considers 1.15¢ tax rate increase

August 12, 2015
Council considers 1.15¢ tax rate increase

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
If you live inside the city of Azle, your property tax bill and your water/sewer bill will likely go up a little next year.
But in the grand scheme of things, Azle residents still get that proverbial “whole lot of bang for their buck.”
The 2015 tax rate proposed to Azle’s city council by longtime City Manager Craig Lemin is $0.6795 – just shy of 68 cents per $100 of property valuation.
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Fire destroys home in Reno

August 12, 2015
Fire destroys  home in Reno

Firefighters from La Junta, Briar-Reno, and Azle battled a blaze that destroyed a home in Reno Aug. 6. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman… Read the rest

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2015 Football Camp

August 5, 2015
2015 Football Camp

Scores of kids attended the annual football camp conducted by the Azle High School coaching staff. Youth learned strip drills (above), receiving, and tackling techniques over the four-day camp.         Photos by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest

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Baseball Winners

August 5, 2015
Baseball Winners

The Azle Hornet 6U Change-Up All-Stars won its final tournament. The squad: Jackson Hefley, Michael Voelkel, Owen Herring, Kanon Wyatt, Kaleb Brannon, Kaleb Wyble, Jet Massey, Caden Vantrease, Blake Ballard, Hunter Ballard, Brody Gatlin, and Cruz Wilburn. Coaches were Wesley Wyatt, Jason Hefley, Jake Herring, and Jamie Voelkel.

The Azle Rookie Rippers got rings for a second place tourney finish in Granbury. They are: (front, l-r) Nick Rabalais, Keagan Flynn, Christopher Voelkel, Jack Coffey, Kaden Vaughan; (middle) Grayson Chancellor, Ethan Hadaway, Leavy Owens, Keaton Buchanan, Kason Cox; (back) coaches Shane Buchanan, John Hadaway, Jamie Voelkel, and Brandon Vaughan.

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Hope for the future

August 5, 2015
Hope for the future

Center of Hope CEO Paula Robinson says the organization she leads endeavors to train clients with computer skills so they can enter the workforce and become self-sufficient.
Photo by Natalie Gentry

Center of Hope aims to help those in need with short- and long-term assistance

BY NATALIE GENTRY
The Parker County Center of Hope is dedicated to offering services and resources to impoverished residents in an effort to break the cycle and alleviate their burdens.
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A Good Time to Be a Sunflower

August 5, 2015
A Good Time to Be a Sunflower

Sunflowers are really going to like the upcoming days of weather; forecasters are predicting highs over 100 degrees every day for at least a week.   Photo by Mark K. CampbellRead the rest

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Engagement

August 5, 2015
Engagement

Dorrie Mayfield of Azle and Mike Markum of Fort Worth announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Chelsea Markum, to Jesse Goodfellow, son of Jeff and Karen Goodfellow of Grapevine. The couple will exchange vows Sept. 19. The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Azle High School and a 2009 graduate of TWU.

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The Band Plays On

August 5, 2015
The Band Plays On

Members of the Marching Green Pride don’t let a little 100-degree weather stop them from practicing on the blacktop near Azle High School.
Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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