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Dale, Scarbro crowned state wrestling champs

February 25, 2015
Dale, Scarbro crowned state wrestling champs

An official at the state wrestling tournament proclaims Lady Hornet Lauren Dale as the champion; with her gold medal, she became the third Azle High School girl to win the highest accolade. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Davis 3rd, Ariosa 5th at state tournament

By Mark K. Campbell
The Azle wrestling team turned in another first at the state meet in Garland Feb. 20-21.… Read the rest

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Exceptional drought persists

February 25, 2015
Exceptional drought persists

Spring rains needed to avoid Stage 2 drought restrictions

BY MISTY SHAW
It’s a sad sight these days from the shore of what remains of Eagle Mountain Lake with the ever-receding water line seemingly miles away. Trees are withering and many creeks have been dry for months as the entire region remains in an exceptional drought.
Even with the recent ice and snow, the actual moisture content from that sort of precipitation is very low and makes minimal impact on the drought situation.… Read the rest

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Hanging with the Hornets

February 25, 2015
Hanging with the Hornets

The First Annual Hanging with the Hornets Book Bash was held Saturday, Feb. 21 at the AHS indoor facility. AISD students in grades 2 through 5 visited various stations manned by a variety of students, athletes, and organizations. Every child went home with a book, some reading it with a dog. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Thundersleet!

February 25, 2015
Thundersleet!

Eerily vacant for 9:45 a.m. on a Monday, Boyd Road looked more like an ice rink than a major thoroughfare after an early-morning thundersleet event. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

North Texas area shuts down for an inch of ice

by Carla Noah Stutsman
More than 800 school closing notices clogged Twitter accounts and TV news crawlers from Sunday night through Tuesday morning after an inch of sleet fell on North Texas.… Read the rest

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King & Queen

February 25, 2015
King & Queen

Azle Manor residents Bonnie McFarland and Morris Burcham were crowned Valentine’s Queen and King during a celebration Feb. 14 at the facility.

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Engagements

February 25, 2015
Engagements

Glyn and Lydia Murphy of Azle announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their son, Ryan Glyn Murphy, to Kirby Lynn Dumas, daughter of Chris and Cindy Dumas of Tomball. The couple will be wed Saturday, March 21 at the family residence in Lovelady. The prospective groom graduated from Azle High School in 2008 and attended Texas A&M University. He is currently employed by NOV Grant Prideco. He is the grandson of Barbara and the late Oscar Murphy of College Station. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Cleatith and the late Paul Dumas of Houston and Jean and the late Dr.

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Up she goes!

February 25, 2015
Up she goes!

Windy conditions prevented Lakeside’s new water storage tank from being raised Friday, Feb. 20 as planned. It went up Saturday, instead. Photo by Natalie Gentry

New Lakeside water tower erected

by Carla Noah Stutsman
High winds prevented the town of Lakeside’s new water tower from going up Friday, Feb. 20 as planned, but the feat was completed the following day.… Read the rest

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AHS math, science team earns top honors at home

February 25, 2015
AHS math, science team earns top honors at home

Showing off the trophies and medals won at the AHS annual Math and Science Tournament are: (front, l-r) Nathan Redmon, Taylor Brown, Chris Caney, and Keni Martin; and (back) Ainsley McDonald, Skylar Ingram, Carl Bertsch, Jennifer Wang, and Shawn Kim.

Azle High School hosted its annual Math and Science Tournament Saturday, Feb. 14 and its own team and individual members shone in that tourney… Read the rest

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What a weekend!

February 25, 2015
What a weekend!

Well, what a Thursday-Saturday! On Thursday, Feb. 19, the Lady Hornet softball team began a tournament in Brock where Azle would go 6-0 and win by a combined score of 85-1. That effort shot AHS up to No. 2 in the state in 5A. On Friday, the Lady Hornet basketball team defeated Burleson in the Area round – the first time a girls hoops team had won two playoff games in decades. Then, on Saturday, Feb. 21 came an Azle first: Two wrestlers won gold at the state tourney in Garland. First, sophomore Lauren Dale went unbeaten in the 138-pound class.

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B.J. Clark dies

February 25, 2015
B.J. Clark dies

B. J. and Betty Clark are pictured above in February 2012 after B. J. was selected the People’s Choice for Favorite Hometown Hero. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

Former councilman, businessman, philanthropist, community supporter leaves large legacy

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Bobby Joe Clark – known fondly to most people around Azle as simply “B. J.” – died Tuesday morning, Feb. 24, at Azle Manor Nursing Home and Rehabilitation in Azle.… Read the rest

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