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Heroes Day in Azle

July 15, 2015
Heroes Day in Azle

It was Heroes Day at the Central Library July 9. Nell Strickland turned in disposal plastic bags for a reusable one. Making the trade during Heroes Day July 9 at the Azle Memorial Library was Michael Graham of Code Enforcement. A helicopter landing in Central Park thrilled kids and adults. Azle Police Officer Loren Hearn lets a young lady see a patrol car up close.                                       Photos by Misty Shaw and Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest

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Anniversary

July 15, 2015
Anniversary

Bobby and Barbara Pack of Azle celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary June 30 with family and friends. The couple met at Mitchell’s Malt Inn on Belknap Street in Fort Worth.

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Engagement

July 15, 2015
Engagement

Alton and Stephanie Davis of Azle announce the engagement of their daughter, Baylee Davis, to Kellen Stephen Myers, son of Kip and Dawn Myers of Azle. Baylee is a 2012 graduate of Azle High School and received an Associate’s degree in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management from Tarrant County College. She is employed at The National Bank of Texas in Azle. Kellen is a 2010 graduate of Azle High School and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineer and Technology from the University of North Texas. He is employed with Martin Sprocket and Gear. The couple plan on a December wedding.

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Follow The Flag ‘15 bigger than ever

July 15, 2015
Follow The Flag ‘15 bigger than ever

Erin Neal sang the National Anthem at Follow The Flag. Photo courtesy Gracie Wynns

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Azle’s annual Christian, patriotic celebration of Independence Day, Follow The Flag, once again topped past records as thousands poured into Central Park on July 4.
Glyn Murphy, pastor of Lighthouse Harbor Church and a member of the steering committee for the event, said the event raised more money than in any year since he’s been involved.
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Wreck kills teen mother

July 15, 2015
Wreck kills teen mother

The 15-year-old mother of a 3-month-old infant was killed in a violent crash on Jacksboro Highway at its intersection with Nine Mile Bridge Road Sunday evening, July 12. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
A 15-year-old girl who was the mother of a 3-month-old infant was killed Sunday evening, July 12 in a three-car accident in the 10100 block of Jacksboro Highway.
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Just a little weed?

July 15, 2015
Just a little weed?

SCU investigators discovered a marijuana growing operation in a shipping container at the home of Travis Brent Woodruff who lives south of Azle. Photo courtesy Parker County Sheriff’s Office

Special Crimes Unit discovers marijuana growing south of Azle

An Azle area man was arrested July 9 by members of the Weatherford-Parker County Special Crimes Unit (SCU) in connection with a marijuana growing operation.
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Wreck kills teen mother

July 15, 2015
Wreck kills teen mother

The 15-year-old mother of a 3-month-old infant was killed in a violent crash on Jacksboro Highway at its intersection with Nine Mile Bridge Road Sunday evening, July 12. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman… Read the rest

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Powerhouse: Azle wrestling program recognized as one of the best in the state

July 1, 2015
Powerhouse: Azle wrestling program recognized as one of the best in the state

Hornet Chas Skelly became Azle’s first gold medal champion in 2003. Photo by Paula Campbell

by Mark K. campbell
Wrestling became a sanctioned University Interscholastic League sport in 1999.
Not long after that, Azle athletes began making noise in Austin – and, while the venues have changed, AHS’ annual presence as a top wrestling power in Texas has not.

The early years
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Making ‘friends’ – 1.5 million of them

July 1, 2015
Making ‘friends’ – 1.5 million of them

Courtney Luper is a success story of hitting rock bottom then rallying to excel.

Local Facebook sensation finds joy in helping others

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Chances are high your life has already been touched in some way by Courtney Luper.
Maybe you’re her friend or follower on Facebook – after all, she has 1.5 million of them. (Well, actually, 1.494 million but her numbers rise daily.)
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Meet the papers’ newest colleague

July 1, 2015
Meet the papers’ newest colleague

Sam Brownback

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The Azle News and Springtown Epigraph welcome Azle native and 2010 AHS graduate Sam Brownback to the staff.
Brownback is the advertising sales representative, a position he’s excited about and well-trained for.
After high school, Brownback took basic college courses at Tarrant County College for two years before finishing up his education at the University of North Texas.
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