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Azle Martial Arts students place in tournament

March 18, 2015
Azle Martial Arts students place in tournament

Three members of Azle Martial Arts placed in a taekwondo tournament in Humble. Mikayla Bradley (left) took second in combat weapons sparring and free sparring. Tyler Lavely (middle) was third in free sparring. Wendell McCuller (right) won forms, was second in traditional weapons and free sparring and took third in combat weapons.

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Hole in one

March 18, 2015
Hole in one

Byron Henderson, 9, carded a hole-in-one at Cross Timbers Golf Course on No. 11 hitting a hybrid club. Witnesses to the feat were Mark Hiles, Ken Haas, T.J. Thetford, and Naomi Russell.

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2 in 1

March 18, 2015
2 in 1

Lady Hornet Makenzi Harris (left) cruises into third base ahead of the throw to the Boswell fielder. Azle rallied from a 3-0 deficit to trounce the visiting Lady Pioneers 13-3 in the second 5-5A game of the day. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Azle shortstop Bailee Carter chases down a dribbler off the bat of a Boswell hitter at the Jim Bob Nation Field of Dreams diamond. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Clamoring for crawdads

March 18, 2015
Clamoring for crawdads

Brookshire’s in Azle and Springtown are selling out of crawdads these days. Photo by Natalie Gentry

BY NATALIE GENTRY
The Brookshire’s stores in Azle and Springtown began their annual crawfish boils this month.
And they are popular.
Whether you call them crawfish, crawdads, crayfish, or mudbugs, the tasty little crustaceans are a big hit with locals.
With crawfish season’s start date usually occurring between late February and early March, customers typically begin requesting the critters as soon as the temperature begins to climb.… Read the rest

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That’s entertainment!

March 18, 2015
That’s entertainment!

Performing during the Popcorn Players last production, The Last Round-Up of the Guacamole Queens, are (l-r) Heather Stark, Carol Braden, Gwen Gibbons.

Popcorn Players take center stage this week with their 102nd production

BY MISTY SHAW
Community theatre is a vital part of the local arts scene, and if you’re in the mood for a family friendly, live spectacle, the Popcorn Players are here to entertain.… Read the rest

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Reno council douses VFD fee

March 18, 2015
Reno council douses VFD fee

Briar Reno VFD Chief Shannon Smithers addresses the Reno City Council March 16 to discuss concerns about the public safety fee instituted Oct. 1. Photo by Natalie Gentry

BY NATALIE GENTRY
The Reno City Council voted unanimously to strike the public safety fee from the city water bill and reinstate the voluntary Fire Department donation option that was previously offered.… Read the rest

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Bedazzling!

March 18, 2015
Bedazzling!

Azle High School’s Emerald Dazzlers show off the serious hardware they earned at a recent competition.

AHS drill team, officers, individuals shine in competition

Azle High School’s Emerald Dazzlers proved once again they are among the best in Texas with their performances in two recent competitions.
The dance team claimed the coveted Sweepstakes Award at the Danceline Productions Classic State Championship held in Weatherford Feb. 20-21.… Read the rest

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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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