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Getting Ready for the Big Race

September 14, 2016
Getting Ready for the Big Race

A Sting Fling highlight – the annual Weiner Dog Derby – got underway a little late because of morning rains, but the dogs eventually made it to the track. Sting Fling again had some weather woes; however, the event still was deemed a success despite a delayed start. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Patriotic Students

September 14, 2016
Patriotic Students

Each week, the vociferous student cheering section heads out to Azle varsity football games and roots with a theme. On Sept. 9, the teenagers chose patriotism and ventured to Crowley to cheer on the Hornets dressed in red, white, and blue.    Photos courtesy Azle Sports Photography… Read the rest

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Hornets fall as visitors build big lead, 39-21

September 7, 2016
Hornets fall as visitors build big lead, 39-21

Azle almost scored the first points of the game when Dylan Gibson leapt high and caught this ball – however, he was just out of the end zone. After a wide AHS field goal, Keller TC scored 33 points. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
The Azle-Keller Timber Creek clash was one of those games where if things had just gone AHS’ way, the score could’ve been different.
The Hornets ended up falling 39-21.
But a scoreless first quarter almost wasn’t as Azle (0-2) drove deep into Falcon territory as the period waned.
AHS reached the 3-yard line.… Read the rest

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Volleyball District Looms

September 7, 2016
Volleyball District Looms

After a pair of matches – a loss to state-ranked Peaster and a 3-0 win over Crowley – the Lady Hornet volleyball team opens distinct play at Brewer Sept. 9 then hosts Aledo Sept. 13. Coach Elizabeth Snyder said,”We are not where we need to be, but we shouldn’t be our best until the second round of district. We’ve definitely had our ups and downs, but the girls are really working hard to be disciplined and learn the new system. Our biggest focus is being consistent with everything we do and being up and excited for every practice and game. I’m excited to be here with such hard-working, enthusiastic, and talented young ladies.” Photo by Mark K.

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Keller Timber Creek Action

September 7, 2016
Keller Timber Creek Action

Hornet Ricky Aregullin leaps high to snag a pass over a Falcon. Photo courtesy Bill O’Connor

Putting a KTC ball carrier down is Hornet Cody Donnell (11) with help coming from teammates including Gamble Moore (40). Photo courtesy Azle Sports Photography

Carson Martinez tries to shake a Timber Creek defender after a catch. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Nick Cummings (3) celebrates with Ricky Aregullin.
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Colby Christian (4) looks for running room returning a kick. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Stay tuned

September 7, 2016
Stay tuned

Nine-year-old William Kisner shows off some of the radio equipment he and his father, Tom Kisner, have collected. Operators are sought at every governmental level to be ready in case of any communicaton emergencies. Photo by Christina Derr

Azle father-son duo find amateur radio operations to be more than a pastime

BY CHRISTINA DERR
“It is not just a hobby – it could save someone’s life…”
That’s how nine-year-old William Kisner described the time he spends learning about amateur radio operations with his father, Tom Kisner.
“I call it apocalypse com link as it rarely goes down in any condition. You could save someone’s life with it – so it is pretty important,” he said.… Read the rest

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Delay ahead

September 7, 2016
Delay ahead

Work is on hold on the Hwy. 199 service road in the 1600 block of Southeast Parkway. TxDOT is waiting for a specialized piece of equipment. Still, the project is slated to be completed by its target date later this fall.
Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

Electrical work, equipment slowing road repairs

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
No doubt you’ve seen the electronic signage touting highway closures between 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9 and 5 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10.
Val Lopez, spokesman for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), says the closures are actually not due to highway construction or maintenance, but to assist a power provider.… Read the rest

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Quintet okay after 3-car, ricochet wreck

September 7, 2016
Quintet okay after 3-car, ricochet wreck

Emergency personnel make sure everyone is safe after a three-car wreck damaged every vehicle; however, the five occupants all refused medical treatment. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

BY CHRISTINA DERR
No one was injured in a three-vehicle traffic accident at the intersection of Ashwood Street and Hwy. 199 at 10:20 a.m., Thursday, Sept.1.
Witnesses said the crash occurred when a woman driving a Cadillac sedan was heading eastbound on Hwy. 199 and attempted to use the highway’s crossover to turn onto Ashwood Street.
Trying to cross the westbound lanes of Hwy. 199, her vehicle was struck by a Ford Windstar traveling westbound on Hwy.… Read the rest

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Hall of Fame banquet set for Oct. 22 at AHS gym

September 7, 2016
Hall of Fame banquet set for Oct. 22 at AHS gym

The inaugural Azle ISD Hall of Fame banquet sold out last October. Tickets are now on sale for this year’s gathering. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
The second class to be inducted into the Azle ISD Hall of Fame has been chosen and the banquet date locked in.
The event is slated for Saturday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m. in the Azle High School gym.
After a meal, four new members will be inducted:
• Pat Holder – Class of 1967, a multi-sport athlete
• Terry Porter – Class of 1970, a two-time state champion pole vaulter and U.S.… Read the rest

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Top 10 reasons to be at Sting Fling 2016

September 7, 2016
Top 10 reasons to be at Sting Fling 2016

There’s plenty to do at the Sting Fling but you really don’t want to miss the Weiner Dog Derby at 10 a.m. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Excitement is building for Sting Fling 2016 this Saturday, Sept. 10, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Here are the top 10 reasons for all that excitement:
1. The FREE children’s area in Central Park, which will include a photo booth, petting zoo, coin dig, game trailer, crafts (come make your own maracas!), sand art, fingerprinting for kids, bounce houses, a train, and climbing wall, hair spray-painting, basketball games, and Xtreme bubble soccer.… Read the rest

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