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Birthday Music at the Manor

August 2, 2017
Birthday Music at the Manor

Volunteers from Azle Christian Church gathered Thursday, July 27 at Azle Manor to throw a birthday party for its residents. Held once a month, the event features a decorated dining room, cake, ice cream, other refreshments, and live music. Photo by Christina Derr

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Sand Sculpters

August 2, 2017
Sand Sculpters

Competitors tried their hands at sandcastle building Saturday, July 29 at Twin Points Park during the Tarrant Regional Water District’s Sand Sculptors Extravaganza. Photo by Christina Derr

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King George Packs The Park

August 2, 2017
King George Packs The Park

No, this wasn’t the real George Strait, but the King George tribute band was close enough for hundreds of attendees at the July 28 Music in the Park event. One final show remains – the party band Poo Live Crew will close the 2017 Music in the Park series Friday, Aug. 4 at the amphitheater.             Photo by Christina Derr… Read the rest

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Football galore on the Hornet horizon

July 26, 2017
Football galore on the Hornet horizon

The “bigs” – linemen – put in conditioning work in the hot, humid early morning on the Hornet Field turf. Practices for 2017 begin Monday, Aug. 14. Photos by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
With the arrival of the youth football camp nearing, gridiron action is about to get hot and heavy at Hornet Field.
Devon Dorris, AHS head football coach, will again direct a youth camp.
This year’s edition is Aug. 7-10 and comprised of two sessions.
The first runs from 8:30-10:30 a.m. for incoming 2-6 graders.
Session II is slated for 6:30-8:30 p.m. for 7-9 graders.
Information and applications are available online at www.azleisd.net or by calling (817) 270-1725.… Read the rest

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Training Lady Hornets when They’re Young

July 26, 2017
Training Lady Hornets when They’re Young

Azle coaches gathered scores of young ladies to train them in the sports of volleyball and basketball during recent summer camps at the AHS gyms. Certainly, some of the young ladies will become Lady Hornets, making many more trips to the hardwood.
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The story of Springtown’s mass lynching

July 26, 2017
The story of Springtown’s mass lynching

Carousing was a regular affair at the home on the Hill property (boxed, today) located southwest of Springtown.

Part I: The wild Hills court trouble

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second reprint of this tale in the Epigraph.
It originally ran some time in the 1960s. (Old papers are hard to come by.)
Below in italics is the prelude to the original reprinting during the first week of January 1973.
We are reproducing the ‘73 version exactly like it was written. Salty language and the subject matter is enough to warn modern day readers that this story is worthy of a PG rating.… Read the rest

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AHS math, science team places

July 26, 2017
AHS math, science team places

At the 8th Annual “What’s Your Problem” summer camp at Texas Tech University are AHS math and science team members: (front, l-r) Sarah Wilson, Jennifer Wang, and Marlee Mazza; (back) Jenna Conner, Annie Cole, Byron Anderson, and Robert Caney.

At Texas Tech competition

The Azle High School math and science team participated in the 8th annual “What’s Your Problem?” UIL summer camp at Texas Tech University July 18-22.
Students attended classes to improve their math and science skills and ended the week with a competition, where several earned individual awards.
Senior Jennifer Wang finished in first place in number sense.
Senior Sarah Wilson placed seventh in calculator applications, while fellow senior Marlee Mazza came in ninth in number sense.… Read the rest

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Beach art

July 26, 2017
Beach art

Stephenville’s Joaquin Cortez has been busily working on a massive sand pile at Twin Points Park before the Sand Sculptors event. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

1st Sand Sculptors Extravaganza slated Saturday at Twin Points Park

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
A masterpiece is rising at Twin Points Park – one grain at a time.
Professional sand sculptor Joaquin Cortez is already at work on his sandcastle latest masterpiece.
The 15-foot tall structure will depict major area landmarks and popular Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) recreational areas, and will be the centerpiece of the park’s first Sand Sculptors Extravaganza.
Although the structure suffered major detail damage during heavy rains early Monday morning, Cortez was busy recreating it that afternoon.… Read the rest

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Inaugural Award Winner

July 26, 2017
Inaugural Award Winner

Azle resident and 2016 Olympian Shelbi Vaughan was presented with the first Azle Community Champion Award by Mayor Alan Brundrett Saturday, July 22 at On The Patio. The award is sponsored by the restaurant, Ain’t That Something Azle, Water Carved Creations, and Inkslingers T-Shirts, and will be given quarterly to an Azleite who has done “something outstanding and positive.” Each ceremony will also serve as a fundraiser for the recipient’s charity of choice. Vaughan chose to have proceeds donated to the Christian Shane Fonville Youth Foundation and combat veterans. The charities received $600 and $900 respectively from funds raised during the event.

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Alumni Play Set for AHS

July 26, 2017
Alumni Play Set for AHS

The Azle Theatre Alumni will perform its first annual summer production Friday and Saturday, July 28-29, in the Azle High School auditorium. Doors open at 6: 30 p.m. and performances begin at 7 p.m. both evenings. Daddy’s Dyin,’ Who’s Got The Will? by Del Shores is set in a small Texas town and will have you laughing, crying, and reliving your Southern roots. Admission is $5 at the door. The play is not recommended for children due to adult content and language.

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