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Is hope on the horizon for the lake?

March 18, 2015
Is hope on the horizon for the lake?

 

Completed repairs, El Niño  could raise Eagle Mountain

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Prayers for precipitation continue around Eagle Mountain Lake – along with rain dances, predictions of both continued drought and soon-to-arrive floods, and the ever-popular blame game.
Some say the city of Fort Worth is to blame while others fault Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) or Ross Perot.
A post on a popular local Facebook page pointed out that Cedar Creek Lake is currently at pool elevation – which means it’s full.… Read the rest

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Crash victim died of natural causes

March 18, 2015
Crash victim died of natural causes

Ricky Charles Hales, 58, of Azle died after crashing a pickup into a tree just off FM 730 South Thursday, March 12. His death was caused by coronary artery disease, according to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

Medical examiner says heart issue preceded accident

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
An Azle man who appeared to have been killed Thursday morning, March 12 when the pickup he was driving struck a tree actually died of natural causes, according to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office.… Read the rest

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Offering comfort

March 18, 2015
Offering comfort

Azle firefighter Jon Reed comforts a young seven-year-old accident victim with a stuffed bear and some gentle talk. The car driven by his mother, Amy Adrion, 31, of Weatherford, was knocked into oncoming traffic on FM 730 March 12. Two people, including Adrion, were transported to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle with injuries not believed to be life-threatening.
Photos by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Is hope on the horizon for the lake?

March 18, 2015
Is hope on the horizon for the lake?

High and dry. That’s the phrase that’s been uttered for years now as Eagle Mountain Lake struggles with the drought. More than 10 feet low, things might improve with the resumption of water flow from Richland Chambers Lake – and an El Niño.            Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman… Read the rest

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City leader, icon Clark laid to rest

March 11, 2015
City leader, icon Clark laid to rest

As sleet begins to fall, members of Azle Masonic Lodge #601 carry the flag-draped casket of B.J. Clark to its final resting place in Ash Creek Cemetery March 4.                              Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman… Read the rest

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Whizzing in a winter wonderland!

March 4, 2015
Whizzing in a winter wonderland!

The weatherman got it right Feb. 27 when 2 to 4 inches of snow fell in the area. School was postponed again and local folks poured outside to enjoy the precipitation – like this sledder at Shady Grove Park.

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Winning!

February 25, 2015
Winning!

Two gold medals plus another pair as well as an Area hoops trophy!

Lauren Dale was perfect at state wrestling and so was Justin Scarbro . The Lady Hornet basketball team won its second playoff game! Photos by Mark K. Campbell

Hornet nation!

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AHS soccer in 5-5A race

February 25, 2015
AHS soccer in 5-5A race

Meghan McNew controls a ball. She had two assists in Azle’s victory over Boswell. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Both Azle soccer teams remain in the midst of the 5-5A race.
The girls defeated Boswell 3-0 to move to 4-2-2 in district play.
In the victory, the Lady Hornets got goals from Lauren Harvick, Joyce Houng, and Kaycee Moore.
Meagan McNew had assists on the first two scores.… Read the rest

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Azle pummels all comers, rises to No. 2 in the state

February 25, 2015
Azle pummels all comers, rises to No. 2 in the state

Second baseman Rebekah Teel records the first out of the season at Brock. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

By Mark K. Campbell
Once again the Lady Hornet softball team won the Brock tournament.
And it was no contest.
Azle (6-0) demolished all six teams it faced – by a combined score of a whopping 85-1.
Yes, 85-1.
The season began with AHS piling up 16 runs in the first inning against Paradise; Azle won, 25-0.… Read the rest

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Lady Hornets drill Burleson in Area round

February 25, 2015
Lady Hornets drill Burleson in Area round

Lady Hornet Taylor Fulfer works the ball downcourt; she scored eight points in the win. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

By Mark K. Campbell
For the first time in decades, an Azle girls basketball team has won two postseason games.
The Lady Hornets (25-5) used a big third period – 20 points – to put some distance between them and Burleson.… Read the rest

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