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Vandalism coincides with 10th anniversary of brothers’ deaths

August 5, 2015
Vandalism coincides with 10th anniversary of brothers’ deaths

“Guardian Angels” have replaced the stolen crosses with new ones, added lighting and a border. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
You see them all along SH 199, a constant reminder to all of lives lost too soon.
The memorials also serve as warnings to drive responsibly to friends, acquaintances and even strangers.
But to the families of those who died, the memorials mean so much more.
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Boyd Road Accident

August 5, 2015
Boyd Road Accident

Azle resident Ted Gerald Wright, 57, was struck by a vehicle as he crossed Boyd Road on foot Friday night, July 30, about 10:35 p.m. According to an Azle Police Department report on the incident, Wright ran southwest in the 900 block and failed to yield the right-of-way to a white 2009 Pontiac Torrent driven by Chelsie Eldonae Brown, 28, of Springtown. Wright ran in front of Brown’s southbound vehicle immediately before being struck. He suffered critical injuries from the impact and was transported by CareFlite air ambulance to a Fort Worth hospital. Wright’s condition was unavailable at press time.
Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Azle grad shoots winning NFL photo

August 5, 2015
Azle grad shoots winning NFL photo

Tom Pennington’s photo “Take That” own him the Dave Boss Award of Excellence in the 47th Annual Pro Football Hall of Fame Photo Contest. The Azle High School graduate captured this shot last August at AT&T Stadium. Photo courtesy Tom Pennington/Getty Images… Read the rest

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Two Lady Hornet wrestlers compete at national event in ND

July 29, 2015
Two Lady Hornet wrestlers compete at national event in ND

Hali Davis

Davis places on Team Texas Cadet squad

by Mark K. Campbell
Lady Hornets Hali Davis and Lauren Dale ventured to Fargo, North Dakota as part of Team Texas, led by Azle High School Coach Monica Allen.
There, competing at the national tournament, Davis placed third in the Cadet division.
That Texas team, comprised of sophomores and freshmen, finished third.
Team Texas’ junior division took fourth.
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Lady Hornet 2015 Basketball Camp

July 29, 2015
Lady Hornet 2015 Basketball Camp

Scores of young athletes poured into Azle High School gyms for Coach Mitzi Marquart’s annual basketball camp. The veteran coach – with several other AISD coaches – drilled future Lady Hornets on form and dexterity through multiple skill sessions.
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So you think you know Texas?

July 29, 2015
So you think you know Texas?

This critter is not the answer to No. 24, but it was on my basketball pole the other day and I thought it looked cool. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Have a go at this state quiz and prove it!

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
Real Texans like all things Texas.
We have a ton of ways – well, actually 76 – to trumpet the love of our Lone Star State via the slew of Texas symbols officially approved by hard-working legislators.
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Changing the Face of Azle

July 29, 2015
Changing the Face of Azle

With rain staying away for a while, construction is booming in town. A new ticket booth will greet visitors arriving from the west at Hornet Field (above). And workers are beginning to span Walnut Creek as the replacement of the Stewart Street Bridge continues. Photos by Mark K. Campbell

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Central Park Playground Open

July 29, 2015
Central Park Playground Open

Thanks to an unexpected arrival of an order of “engineered wood material,” the Central Park playground is now open – weeks ahead of expectations.

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Births

July 29, 2015
Births

Maddox Sawyer announces the birth of his baby brother, Myles Benjamin Sawyer, born April 9 in Baltimore, Maryland. Myles weighed 7.10 pounds and measured 18-1/2 inches. Parents are Kyle and Kathryn Sawyer of Baltimore, Maryland. Grandparents are Pedro and Sylvia San Nicolas of Killeen and Don and Barbara Sawyer of Azle.

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UTEP Grad

July 29, 2015
UTEP Grad

Melanie Browning Matheus, a 1992 graduate Azle High School, graduated cum laude on May 16 from The University of Texas at El Paso College of Liberal Arts with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history (secondary education). She is now working toward her master’s degree in education while employed by Serco, Inc. at Fort Irwin, California. Matheus is married to CSM Audie Matheus of the U.S. Army and is the daughter of Jim and Melba Browning. She is also the sister of Debbie Crow and Jamie Long.

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