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Wedding in the Park

July 13, 2016
Wedding in the Park

Joy Rutledge Moorefield and Gerald Keith Hensley will exchange vows under the pavilion in Central Park Friday, July 22, in conjunction with Music in the Park’s presentation of Infinite Journey.

‘Regulars’ at Music in the Park to exchange vows July 22 before concert

by Carla Noah Stutsman
It’s a match made at… Music in the Park.
So it’s only fitting that Joy Rutledge Moorefield and Gerald Keith Hensley will exchange wedding vows in the pavilion in Central Park shortly before Infinite Journey takes the stage at Music in the Park on July 22.
The couple met in high school in 1974 and were great friends for many years before they began dating four years ago.… Read the rest

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Top Lion Honored

July 13, 2016
Top Lion Honored


The Azle Lions Club’s Melvin Jones Fellow Award winner was Mary Green (center). With her are former club president Curren McLane (left) and past District Governor Rick Stoorza.… Read the rest

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Honoring Five Who Sacrificed

July 13, 2016
Honoring Five Who Sacrificed

Flags were ordered to fly at half-staff after the deaths of five Dallas police officers in a July 7 sniper attack. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Goin’ Mobile

July 13, 2016
Goin’ Mobile

Getting about is no issue for Azle’s Ron Cravens who motors around town with his walker strapped to his bike. Photo by Tootie Hall

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Headed to Rio

July 13, 2016
Headed to Rio

Former Lady Hornet Shelbi Vaughan took the silver in the Olympic Trials; she will compete in Rio. Photo courtesy Shelbi Vaughan

Shelbi Vaughan will represent America in Olympics

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
Shelbi Vaughan is bound for the 2016 Olympic Games.
The Azle resident – who grew up here and says much of her family still lives in the area – qualified for the most elite of athletic competitions.
After throwing the discus in several countries, Vaughan will now venture to Brazil where, in Rio de Janeiro, she earned a berth on the U.S.A. Olympic team.
Her success at the Olympic Trials at the University of Oregon on July 2 capped an already successful career.… Read the rest

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Storm stirs trouble on Eagle Mt.

July 13, 2016
Storm stirs trouble on Eagle Mt.

Tarrant Regional Water District law enforcement officers arrive to check out an unmanned boat reported by other boaters on Eagle Mountain Lake during a sudden storm July 9. Photo courtesy Jamie Stepich

A near drowning and 10 boat accidents caused by sudden wind

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Azle got about 83 drops of rain Saturday, July 9.
But a sudden, strong thunderstorm that split apart as it approached Azle before starting to collapse pounded the area with winds of 35-45 mph and gusts of up to 50 mph.
Those winds wreaked havoc on unsuspecting boaters on Eagle Mountain Lake.
It was around 4:30 p.m.… Read the rest

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Praying for Emergency Personnel

July 13, 2016
Praying for Emergency Personnel

Scores of concerned citizens turned out in July heat to pray area emergency personnel the day after a sniper killed five police officers in Dallas July 7. Police Chief Rick Pippins addressed the gathering with APD Chaplain Glyn Murphy praying afterward. Photos by Mark K. Campbell and Carla Noah Stutsman… Read the rest

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Plane dive-bombs holiday revelers on lake

July 13, 2016
Plane dive-bombs holiday revelers on lake

Airplane video Used with permission from Jeremy Klapprodt

Another airplane video Used with permission from Natalie Stephens

 

This is the plane that zoomed multiple times low over Eagle Mountain Lake.

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
A fun July Fourth afternoon took a frightening turn for many boaters and tubers on Eagle Mountain Lake when a single-engine aircraft dropped just above the water’s surface, “dive-bombing” some watercraft.
Azle Police Department telecommunicators – who also dispatch calls for Tarrant Regional Water District’s law enforcement division – began receiving 911 calls from boaters and residents along the shores of the lake about 5 p.m.… Read the rest

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Headed to Rio

July 13, 2016
Headed to Rio

Former Lady Hornet Shelbi Vaughan took the silver in the Olympic Trials; she will compete in Rio. Photo courtesy Shelbi Vaughan… Read the rest

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Hornets picked fifth in annual magazine

July 6, 2016
Hornets picked fifth in annual magazine

Head Hornet football coach Devon Dorris watches Azle battle Wichita Falls Rider in the season finale last year. AHS is picked one spot out of the postseason for the 2016 season, fifth overall in the new 6-5A. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Lack of returning offensive vets highlighted in Texas Football

by Mark K. Campbell
Texas Football magazine did not show Azle much love for the upcoming season.
Azle is picked to finish fifth in the new 6-5A – one spot out of the playoffs.
A lack of returning veterans on offense is the primary reason for the placement, the magazine noted.… Read the rest

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