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Roll Over on Nine Mile Bridge

January 11, 2017
Roll Over on Nine Mile Bridge

The driver of the pickup above was not injured when it spun out of control in the S-curve on Nine Mile Bridge Road around 1:30 p.m. Jan. 5. A Tarrant County Sheriff’s deputy did appear to have business to conduct with the man, however; the deputy was seen placing the driver into his patrol vehicle. Whether or not the man was arrested or simply detained for a while was not available at press time.
Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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AHS duo lauded by club

January 11, 2017
AHS duo lauded by club

At the Optimist Club’s December Students of the Month presentation are (l-r) AHS Principal Randy Cobb, Brittany Leonard, Carson Leatherwood, and President Linda Williams.

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
Brittany Leonard and Carson Leatherwood were chosen as the Tex-Anne and Texan of the Month for December by the Azle Optimist Club.
Leonard, daughter of Kyle and Shawnie Leonard, plans on majoring in history at Brigham Young University.
She is No. 18 among the 366 seniors in the AHS Class of 2017 with a GPA of 101.5.
Leonard has been involved in a number of AHS Drama Club productions since she was a freshman.… Read the rest

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Diamond Anniversary

January 11, 2017
Diamond Anniversary

Henry and Dana Carr of Azle celebrated 60 years of marriage Dec. 31. Henry retired from Bell Helicopter and Dana from General Dynamics.

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Seals shines in football all-star game

January 11, 2017
Seals shines in football all-star game

Azle High School freshman quarterback Ken Seals, wearing his Hornet helmet, looks downfield during the Freshman Arm All-American Bowl Jan. 7 at the Alamodome. Photo courtesy Azle Sports Photography

Hornet QB leads winning squad in San Antonio

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
Ken Seals, a freshman quarterback who led the football Hornets during most of the 2016 season, directed another squad – of elite ninth graders – at an all-star game in San Antonio.
At the Freshman Army All-American Bowl Jan. 7, Seals started for the Blue team.
He switched out at QB with a top Division I prospect from Hawaii, Sol-Jay Maiava.… Read the rest

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The Best Sign of the Season

January 11, 2017
The Best Sign of the Season

The kindness of strangers made Christmas much merrier for hundreds of children and families this holiday season.                 Photo by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest

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Girls take trophy in Castleberry

January 4, 2017
Girls take trophy in Castleberry

The consolation-winning Lady Hornets at Castleberry: (front, l-r) filmer Marissa Juarez, Bailey Natusch, Breeona Cannon, Brooke Phillips, manager Victoria Derr; (back) Maria Parkison, Naudia Smith, Harli Wilbanks, Autumn Johnson, Savannah Johnson.

by Mark K. Campbell
The Lady Hornets rebounded from a district loss to Aledo Dec. 20 to take the consolation trophy at the annual Castleberry holiday tournament.
At Aledo, Azle (7-12, 0-3) fell 52-36.
Naudia Smith paced the AHS girls with 13 points.
Bailey Natusch added 8 and Savannah Johnson scored 7 points.
The tournament in River Oaks – that the Lady Hornets had won two years in a row – began with a 42-29 loss to Everman.… Read the rest

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AHS Headed to State Meet Site

January 4, 2017
AHS Headed to State Meet Site

The first outing of 2017 for Seth Bell (left) and the rest of the AHS wrestling team is Jan. 6-7 at Cy-Fair ISD, site of the state tourney next month. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Construction, roadwork get green lights

January 4, 2017
Construction, roadwork get green lights

It’s blue skies ahead for school construction in Azle and a variety of road upgrades – including this troublesome intersection in Azle at Hwy. 199, Main Street, and FM 730 South. Traffic signals will be installed on the north and south sides of the roadways, hopefully easing monstrous back-ups. Photo by Christina Derr

Roadways, traffic lights, and new schools to start springing up

BY CHRISTINA DERR
A slew of improvement and construction projects is slated for the area throughout 2017.

Parker County roadways
Several local roadways will see construction begin using funds from the 2016 Parker County Transportation Bond which was approved by 58 percent of voters in November.… Read the rest

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Stroke program’s success spreading

January 4, 2017
Stroke program’s success spreading

Tawanda Dickman, RN, BSN, CEN, Trauma/Chest Pain/Stroke Coordinator at Texas Health Resources Azle. Photo courtesy Texas Health Resources

Unique ‘Telestroke’ began at Azle’s Texas Health Resources hospital

BY CHRISTINA DERR
Seconds matter in any medical emergency, but that is particularly the case for stroke victims.
As the period from onset to treatment increases after a stroke, so does the amount of damage and the likelihood of disability and death.
In an effort to combat the damage that is caused by strokes, Texas Heath Resources (THR) hospital in Azle developed a virtual stroke, or “telestroke” program, to allow its patients quicker treatment with the help of off-site neurologists.… Read the rest

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Chamber Looks Back on 2016

January 4, 2017
Chamber Looks Back on 2016

Outgoing Azle Area Chamber of Commerce Board Members Todd Smith and Regina Stokes shared an end-of-year review for 2016 with the chamber members at the group’s first luncheon of the New Year Jan. 3. Photo by Christina Derr

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