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August 17, 2016
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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… Read the rest

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Ladies split opening volleyball matches

August 10, 2016
Ladies split opening volleyball matches

Coach Elizabeth Snyder (kneeling) watches junior Lauren Krupa receive a Decatur serve. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Lady Hornets Logan Graham (5) and Jill Boiles (7) attempt to thwart a Lady Eagle kill. Azle split matches with Decatur and Joshua. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

 

Snyder era begins 1-1

by Mark K. Campbell
New Azle High School volleyball coach Elizabeth Snyder saw that her charges were nervous in the season opener against Decatur.
Azle (1-1) lost in three games.
“We were inconsistent, but we got better,” she said.
That better came when the Lady Hornets swept Joshua 25-19, 25-12, 25-13.… Read the rest

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AHS bass club gearing up

August 10, 2016
AHS bass club gearing up

Azle Bass Club members include (l-r) Travis Dunn, Colby Williams, Richard Talmage, Haley Huchowski, Austin Womack, and Doug Spurlin. Not pictured: Brett McDonald.

Tourneys begin in September

by Mark K. Campbell
After a successful inaugural season, the Azle High School Bass Club is getting ready to put the boats in the water again.
A change in the regulations by the Texas Bass Association now permits anglers from other schools to fish with AHS, advisor Larry Mackey said.
That means local schools without a team – like Springtown, Mackey noted – could now join Azle.
“They must be passing in all grades and be in grades ninth to twelve,” he said.… Read the rest

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The 2016 Football Season Begins with Two-A-Days

August 10, 2016
The 2016 Football Season Begins with Two-A-Days

The 2016 Hornets hit the turf for two-a-day practices Aug. 8; it’s shorts and helmets only until Friday, Aug. 12 when the pads go on. Head coach Devon Dorris (bottom left) must rebuild a team with just one returning offensive starter – that includes a quarterbacking job up for grabs. Azle will scrimmage at Burleson Aug. 19. The season opens at home against Grapevine a week later.                                 Photos by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest

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Birth

August 10, 2016
Birth

Mike and Angie Pease of Paradise announce the July 19, 2016 birth of their son Colton Duane at Wise Health System. He weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 21.5 inches. Colton has two siblings: sister Audrey is 9 and brother Riley is 7. Family includes grandfather Michael Pease of Fort Worth, great-grandparents Eddi and Julie Hall of Boyd, and great great-grandmother Louise Pitts of Boyd.

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Reno National Night Out

August 10, 2016
Reno National Night Out

On Aug. 2, Reno celebrated the nationwide National Night Out. Citizens joined emergency personnel for food and fellowship at City Hall.
Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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They come from outer space

August 10, 2016
They come from outer space

The Perseid meteor show has already begun and will run well into August, but the expected maximum meteoriod shower will peak Aug. 11-12.
Illustration from Star Walk app

Annual meteor shower to double in size

by Mark K Campbell
Well, this doesn’t happen every day.
Or even every few years.
But, if you’re a fan of things celestial, this week is one for the books.
The annual Perseid meteor shower is back, returning as it does every late July-early August.
Usually, during the peak of the shower, as many as 80 brilliant streaks – actually the tiny bits of dust igniting as they enter our atmosphere at 37 miles per second (roughly 133,200 mph) – are visible.… Read the rest

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Engagement

August 10, 2016
Engagement

Dennis and Linda Hamblin of Springtown announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Kimberly L. Hamblin to Jonathan C. Turner, son of Jim and Emma Turner of Boonsville. The couple will be wed Oct. 27, 2016 at The Orchard Event Venue and Retreat in Azle. Hamblin graduated from Rockwall High School and went on to earn her cosmetology license from the Avada Institute in Dallas. She is currently a stylist at ProCuts in Azle. Turner graduated from WyoTech in Laramie, Wyoming and is a natural gas compressor mechanic. He is currently working for CDM Resource Management.

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Hwy. 199 Car Crunch

August 10, 2016
Hwy. 199 Car Crunch

No one was injured in a two car accident Friday, Aug. 5 on west Hwy. 199 just east of Azle. According to the police report, the accident occurred when a Ford Sport-Trac changed lanes in front of two other vehicles causing them to collide. Lacey Gregg, pictured here, was unable to slow in time to prevent her Nissan Altima from running into the rear of the Chevy Impala in front of her.                             Photo by Natalie Gentry

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Training in the Heat

August 10, 2016
Training in the Heat

Whether it’s learning a routine on the AHS blacktop or standing on a steamy turf, activity is picking up at the school as the new year looms.          Photos by Mark K. Campbell

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