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Green Scene 2015

May 6, 2015
Green Scene 2015

The 2015 Green Scene Garden Tour Sunday, May 3 thrilled scores of visitors. The tour included six gardens that represented distinctly different styles. About 230 hundred people took the tour, and about 50 volunteers took care of all the details. Proceeds will go toward the Outdoor Learning Center garden at Azle Elementary as well as a beautification project at the Azle Historical Museum located at 124 West Main Street in Azle.                        Photos by Carla Noah Stustman… Read the rest

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Azle’s future

May 6, 2015
Azle’s future

Azle city council members: (l-r) Dr. William Chambers, David McClure, Mayor Pro Tem Bill Jones and Lee Barrett work on a list of priorities in preparation of the upcoming budget process for the city’s 2015-16 fiscal year during a workshop May 25. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

Priorities discussed at annual workshop

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
From economic development to infrastructure and drainage and from facilities to staffing and beautification, members of the Azle city council and key city staff brainstormed about priorities and possibilities during a workshop Saturday, April 25.
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Azle man wins Will Rogers saddle making award in Irving

May 6, 2015
Azle man wins Will Rogers saddle making award in Irving

 

West hand-crafts leather, silver

Azle’s Troy West has received high kudos for his leather skills.
He won Will Rogers Cowboy Award for Saddlemaker from the Academy of Western Artists.
He received his award before a full house at the 19th Annual Academy of Western Artists Will Rogers Awards, held in the Grand Ballroom at the Sheraton Hotel in Irving in March.
West, who lives and works in Azle, has been building custom saddles for more than 35 years. The craftsman says he loves to create unique, one-of-a-kind pieces, whether it be a saddle or a hand-crafted silver buckle.
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Gator!

May 6, 2015
Gator!

This yearling alligator was spotted Monday, May 4, near the West Fork of the Trinity River between the Eagle Mountain Lake spillway and Lake Worth. A TRWD spokesperson said the critters are native to that area but stressed that there have been no sightings in Eagle Mountain Lake.

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Spring Football at Azle High School

May 6, 2015
Spring Football at Azle High School

Devon Dorris, Hornet head football coach, watches a play during spring drills. Azle, coming off its biggest winning year ever, is practicing for the 2015 slate. See more practice photos on Page 15A.                                         Photo by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest

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With EML rising, Twin Points boat launch reopens

April 29, 2015
With EML rising, Twin Points boat launch reopens

Up about five feet since February, the water level at Eagle Mountain Lake has allowed the reopening of the Twin Points boat launch.                                           Photo courtesy Tarrant Regional Water District… Read the rest

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Dog gone

April 22, 2015
Dog gone

Having a plan for your family – including any pets or livestock – will make the chaos of a disaster easier to manage. Photo by Natalie Gentry

When disaster strikes, don’t forget about your four-legged friends

BY MISTY SHAW
Severe weather season is upon us again this year, and it’s likely that wildfire season won’t be far behind.
As residents take measures to protect themselves and their homes or vehicles in the event of such emergencies, it’s important to remember to make preparations for our pets and livestock, as well.
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Ice cream daze

April 22, 2015
Ice cream daze

The Brookshire’s Grocery in Azle has row after row of empty shelves that beloved Blue Bell ice cream products once filled. No date for the return of the Texas favorite has been determined. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Blue Bell pulls all products from shelves

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
April 21 has again become a memorable date for Texas.
Yay: On April 21, 1836, General Sam Houston defeated Santa Anna in the Battle of San Jacinto to win Texas’ independence.
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Lady Hornets want softball district crown

April 22, 2015
Lady Hornets want softball district crown

Hitting here, Lady Hornet Logan Graham’s specialty is as a courtesy runner. She scored four runs in Azle victories over Saginaw Chisholm Trail and Denton. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
The Lady Hornet softball team is locked into the playoffs.
The only thing remaining is to determine the postseason seeding.
After two more wins in 5-5A, Azle (21-2, 11-1) needed only a victory over Brewer April 21 – results not available at press time – to win the title outright.
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All-District players in action

April 22, 2015
All-District players in action

Two All-District players in action: Mason Mendell (12) and Javier Mejia (15). Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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