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Dec. 24 incidents keep officials busy

December 28, 2016
Dec. 24 incidents keep officials busy

Officials work the scene of a fatal accident at FM 730 North, Knob Hill Road, and Portwood Road. At about the same time, the Parker County Special Operations Group brought an incident south of town where a man threatened to harm himself to an injury-free conclusion. Both events tied up holiday traffic in the area. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

A fatal bike accident and a suicidal man on Christmas Eve 

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
A pair of incidents on Christmas Eve kept local and county emergency officials busy.
Michael Waldrop, 50, believed to be from the Azle area, was killed when the bicycle he was riding collided with a van.… Read the rest

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Looking back: Year in Review, Part I

December 28, 2016
Looking back: Year in Review, Part I

In January, Mark Phelps Andrews was charged with killing his wife Doris at their home on Dunaway Lane. His trial is set for this Jan. 30 in Fort Worth. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
Worldwide, many have lamented that 2016 has not been the best of years.
Around here, we’ve had our sad times, too – but plenty of good happened in our burg, too.

January
Azle’s retiring longtime city manager was honored with Craig Lemin Day Jan. 4. He began his career in Azle as a police lieutenant.
A woman who had dumped a nursing dog’s body – and its 10 pups – in Parker County was given 60 days in the county jail.… Read the rest

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Dec. 24 incidents keep officials busy

December 28, 2016
Dec. 24 incidents keep officials busy

Officials work the scene of a fatal accident at FM 730 North, Knob Hill Road, and Portwood Road. At about the same time, the Parker County Special Operations Group brought an incident south of town where a man threatened to harm himself to an injury-free conclusion. Both events tied up holiday traffic in the area.       Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Hornets 3rd in elite tourney

December 20, 2016
Hornets 3rd in elite tourney

Hornet Haygen Holbrooks (top) clamps down on a visiting Porcupine during Azle’s district duals victory over Springtown Dec. 13. Afterward, the boys team competed in Oklahoma, finishing third. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
The Azle wrestling teams continued to dominate locally then the boys headed north for a prestigious tournament.
At the AHS gym Dec. 13 in a district duals event against Birdville and Springtown, Azle’s boys and girls squads had little trouble earning victories.
The boys demolished Birdville 72-6 and drubbed the Porcupines 62-18.
On the girls side, the Lady Hornets had no trouble with the Lady Hawks, winning 36-6.… Read the rest

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I Want It That Way

December 20, 2016
I Want It That Way

Azle’s Harli Wilbanks, a sophomore, scored six points against Chisholm Trail. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Lady Hornet Breeona Cannon (23) keeps tabs on a foe. Azle lost its first two district games. AHS plays in a Castleberry holiday tourney Dec. 28. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
Scoring woes have hampered Azle (5-10, 0-2) in recent outings – including the first two 6-5A games.
The Lady Hornets opened district at Boswell and fell behind early en route to an 86-23 loss.
AHS’ Savannah Johnson’s 6 points was high for Azle.
Breeona Cannon added 5 and Autumn Johnson and Marie Parkison scored 4 points apiece.… Read the rest

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Football Hornets place 19 on All-District list

December 20, 2016
Football Hornets place  19 on All-District list

Senior Hornet Seth Ortega was honored for his outside linebacker play. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Quevedo named on two rosters

by Mark K. Campbell
Now that Aledo won (another) state football championship, the District 6-5A All-District lists have been released.
Azle placed 19 athletes on the elite roster; one player was named twice – Alex Quevedo.
He was one of four First Team selections for AHS.
Quevedo, a senior, was the best kicker in the district, a First Teamer, according to 6-5A coaches.
The Hornet was named to the Second Team as a punter.
Also a First Team pick was the key player for Quevedo having success – deep snapper Zach Edwards, a junior.… Read the rest

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Christmas

December 20, 2016
Christmas

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
Norman Vincent Peale

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Color Them Winners!

December 20, 2016
Color Them Winners!

The winners of the Azle Pediatrics coloring contest were recognized for their efforts by Dr. Jennifer Hudman and were awarded with art sets to continue their artistic endeavors. Pictured are (l-r) Selah Perry, Valeria Mena, Amber Ryerson, Samantha Bevan, Dr. Hudman, Kade McGinlay, and Shyanne Davis. Photo by Christina Derr

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Winter’s Grip

December 20, 2016
Winter’s Grip

With a high near 60, rain, not snow, is predicted for the area this Christmas Day. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Extrication by SCVFD

December 20, 2016
Extrication by SCVFD

An Azle woman was taken to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth by LifeCare ambulance after being extricated from her car Dec. 14. Susan Zuniga Calhoun, 51, didn’t notice the silver 2011 Chevrolet Traverse that was stopped ahead of her, waiting to turn left onto Ruth Lane with its turn signal on. According to the accident report, Calhoun tried to stop and avoid colliding with the Traverse, but could not. Her white 2014 Nissan Altima struck the other vehicle, spun out of control, and went backwards through a pipe fence. Above, firefighters from Silver Creek VFD work to extricate Calhoun from her vehicle.

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