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Teen cyclist seriously injured in hit-and-run on FM 730 N

April 22, 2015
Teen cyclist seriously injured in hit-and-run on FM 730 N

The somber sight of a teenager’s shoe still sitting on the shoulder of FM 730 North marked the site where a bicyclist was struck in a hit-and-run accident April 15. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The Azle Police Department is asking for help from the public to identify the driver and/or vehicle involved in a hit-and-run accident that occurred at 9:40 p.m. Wednesday, April 15 in the 12100 block of FM 730 North.… Read the rest

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Open book, open door

April 22, 2015
Open book, open door

Police Chief Rick Pippins came to Azle from Odessa and said he is happy to be here. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

New APD Chief Pippins talks shop with Rotary

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The trip from the tiny town of Tye all the way to Azle – by way of Odessa – took more than 30 years for Rick Pippins.… Read the rest

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Big Fire, Big Loss

April 22, 2015
Big Fire, Big Loss

Multiple 911 calls directed firefighters from across the area to this residential structure fire in the 7400 block of Elman Lane Wednesday, April 15. The first units on scene found the attic of the home very heavily involved, Tarrant County Deputy Fire Marshal Keith Ebel said. No one was in the home at the time, and Ebel said the damage was so severe there is no way to determine where or how the fire started. He does not suspect foul play, but did say he expects the home to be declared a total loss. Firefighters from Azle, Briar-Reno, LaJunta, Parker County ESD 1, Boyd, Lake Worth, Silver Creek, and Eagle Mountain battled the blaze with help from the River Oaks VFD, which brought its air truck.

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SMU: Wells cause of earthquakes

April 22, 2015
SMU: Wells cause of earthquakes

Pressure built around injection wells annually. Graphic courtesy SMU report… Read the rest

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Just looking out for each other, and customers

April 15, 2015
Just looking out for each other, and customers

Azle police Sergeants Bob Spohn, center, and Steve Stutsman, right, question John Elmer Polk, left, moments after he robbed the Brookshire’s Food & Pharmacy in Azle April 7. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman… Read the rest

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Shot put in Keller

April 8, 2015
Shot put in Keller

JV Hornet Carson Martinez finished fifth in the shot put in Keller April 2. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Softball ladies still mowing down 5-5A foes

April 8, 2015
Softball ladies still mowing down 5-5A foes

Samantha Bradley, sliding safely into second base, looks to move up. The Lady Hornets remained undefeated in District 5-5A play with a pair of blowouts against Wichita Falls Rider and Boswell. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
Steady as she goes.
The Lady Hornet softball team made sure no lesser squads – standings-wise – messed things up.… Read the rest

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Azle netters collect honors

April 8, 2015
Azle netters collect honors

Varsity Hornets Cody Cook and Kaleb McEwen finished second in boys doubles at a Godley tournament.

The Azle High School tennis teams played at Godley and Fort Worth.
The varsity headed to Godley and Coach Lisa Helm said the 8-team tourney had “some great competition.”
Two doubles teams finished as runners-up.
Cody Cook-Kaleb McEwen took second in boys doubles.
In mixed doubles, John Vining-Briana Moore displayed “outstanding heart and hustle” with their second place effort, Helm recalled.… Read the rest

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Hornets fall to Boswell

April 8, 2015
Hornets fall to Boswell

Azle first baseman Dalton Cole (16) tracks a pop up. The Hornets lost at home to the Boswell Pioneers April 3. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

After one inning, Azle and Boswell were tied at the Hornet diamond.
But that one run for AHS would be all Azle could muster in an 8-1 loss in District 5-5A play.
The Hornets managed just 4 hits and, worse, committed 5 errors.… Read the rest

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Up on the roof

April 8, 2015
Up on the roof

No, it’s not a newly-formed volcano that was discovered behind the News office after the recent storms. This is a colossal fire ant bed – one of many popping up in the area. Over a foot tall, the mound hides the dreaded stinging ants that are so troublesome and painful. Commercial and old school remedies abound on our Facebook pages – The Azle News and Springtown Epigraph – where folks are suggesting everything from fruit peels to granules to home mixtures containing detergent to professional pest companies. Just so you know, we don’t endorse these ideas, but feel free to join the Facebook conversation and put in your two cents.

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