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High water closes lake, park

June 3, 2015
High water closes lake, park

Eagle Mountain Lake was closed May 29 due to high water. On the afternoon of Monday, June 1, the picnic tables at Shady Grove Park could only be accessed by wading through calf-high water. Officials closed the park. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman… Read the rest

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Library Kicks Off Heroic Reading Clubs

June 3, 2015
Library Kicks Off Heroic Reading Clubs

Young reader Daniel Cohee joins forces with (l-r) Mia “Batgirl” Gordy, Brittany “Elastigirl” Culver, and Averie “Supergirl” Womack on the June 1 blast off day of the Azle Memorial Library’s summer reading programs. For more information, fly over to www.azlelibrary.org. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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A Roller Coaster of a Showcase

May 27, 2015
A Roller Coaster of a Showcase

Thousands gathered at Azle High School Thursday, May 21 for the Azle ISD’s annual Showcase, where students from every campus and every grade demonstrate their best work of the school year. Above, AHS teacher Andy Zapata encourages a student demonstrating a roller coaster.   Photo by Carla Noah StutsmanRead the rest

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Ladies reel in Birdville, AHS advances

May 20, 2015
Ladies reel in Birdville, AHS advances

Lady Hornet pitcher Makenzi Harris got the win in the vital regional quarterfinal finale against Birdville, pitching a complete game. Photo courtesy Richard Spraggens

Another comeback meant another celebration for the Lady Hornet softball team, now No. 3 in Texas in 5A. Photo courtesy Richard Spraggens

Outfielder Valarie Matlock corrals a long fly ball in the Birdville playoff series. Photo courtesy Richard Spraggens

Logan Graham delivered the big hit in a crucial game three to help Azle advance. Photo courtesy Richard Spraggens

by Mark K. Campbell
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Scarbro Signs

May 20, 2015
Scarbro Signs

Reigning state wrestling champion Justin Scarbro signs to continue his career with McKendree University in Lebanon, Illinois. With him are parents Lisa and Jason Scarbro.

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Flight of heroes

May 20, 2015
Flight of heroes

World War II veterans understandably get emotional when visiting Washington, D.C. memorials during an Honor Flight DFW trip. Photo courtesy Honor Flight DFW

Local program helps WWII vets journey to D.C. memorials

BY MISTY SHAW
As Memorial Day approaches, we pause to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in military service to our country.
Many surviving veterans will mark the occasion by visiting a local memorial or traveling to the national monuments in Washington, D.C.
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Taste Tour Entices Gourmonds

May 20, 2015
Taste Tour Entices Gourmonds

A finalist in Fort Worth Magazine’s Top Chef competition, Chef Charles Youts of The Classic at Roanoke conducted cooking demonstrations during the biennial Taste Tour benefiting the Community Caring Center May 16. The best part was the samples consumed afterward, patrons noted. Chef Julie Dunaway whetted appetites with Korean beef sliders.
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199 Rollover Injures Duo

May 20, 2015
199 Rollover Injures Duo

Eastbound traffic on SH 199 was diverted to the service road west of the Wells Burnett/Brookshire Avenue Bridge May 18, beginning just before 6 p.m. until about 10 p.m. while Azle police investigated a one-vehicle rollover. According to police, David Pierce, believed to be about 52, and his passenger, Audrey Bell Bryant, 57, of Lake Worth, were eastbound in a minivan they had just bought when for an unknown reason, the vehicle hit the concrete barrier. The minivan “rode” the barrier approximately the length of one section before returning to the main lanes and overturning. Bryant was transported to a hospital with critical injuries; Pierce was also taken to a hospital.

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Reno Swearing In

May 20, 2015
Reno Swearing In

Reno City Secretary Ramah Burns administered the oath of office to Mayor Lynda Stokes and council members Eric Hunter and John Basham after the votes were canvassed at the May 18 Reno council meeting.                             Photos by Natalie Gentry… Read the rest

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NW Parkway Death

May 20, 2015
NW Parkway Death

David Lawrence Johnson, 64, of Springtown, was killed Tuesday night, May 12, when the black 1996 GMC Sierra C1500 pickup in which he was a passenger hit a telephone pole in the 500 block of Northwest Parkway in front of Murphy’s gas station. The men were westbound on the service road when the pickup appeared to enter the entrance ramp onto SH 199 but then crossed the grass median, striking and knocking down a street sign before crashing into the telephone pole. The pickup’s driver, Daniel Scott Norfleet, 57, of Boyd, was transported to a Fort Worth hospital with incapacitating injuries.

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