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Keeping the lakes full

July 29, 2015
Keeping the lakes full

At Shady Grove Park, folks cool off in Eagle Mountain Lake during the 100-degree temperatures. Water pumped up from Richland Chambers Lake kept EML from becoming a “mud hole” during the recent drought. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Inaugural Sports Hall of Fame class chosen

July 22, 2015
Inaugural Sports Hall of Fame class chosen

Derek Dorris won the district triple jump all four years and still holds the Azle High School record.
Photo by Mark K. Campbell

 

 

Seven former AHS standouts will be inducted in October ceremony

 

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
After numerous meetings covering months, a committee has chosen the inductees for the first-ever Azle Sports Hall of Fame.
Seven of the best athletes to ever represent AHS – during their years at Azle and afterward – will be honored at the Hornet football game, Friday, October 23 against Denton High.
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Wreck kills teen mother

July 15, 2015
Wreck kills teen mother

The 15-year-old mother of a 3-month-old infant was killed in a violent crash on Jacksboro Highway at its intersection with Nine Mile Bridge Road Sunday evening, July 12. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman… Read the rest

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July 4 blaze sends firefighter to Azle hospital

July 8, 2015
July 4 blaze sends firefighter to Azle hospital

Arriving fire units saw flames already through the roof in the 1600 block of Coral Road early in the morning of July 4. Several animals were rescued by fire personnel.                      Photo courtesy Matt Thomas

 

Puppies, other animals rescued from nocturnal blaze

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
A late-night house fire sent a firefighter to an Azle hospital as a precaution.
On the scene in the 1600 block of Coral Road early in the morning of July 4 were Briar-Reno VFD and Azle firefighters.
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Azle ready to celebrate this weekend

July 1, 2015
Azle ready to celebrate this weekend

Fastlane, an Eagles tribute band, entertained hundreds June 26 at the Central Park amphitheater. This Friday, Aurora Bleu plays jazz and blues. The next day, thousands will fill the park for Follow The Flag.                 Photo by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest

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Locals Turn Out to Welcome Home a Wounded Warrior

June 24, 2015
Locals Turn Out to Welcome Home a Wounded Warrior

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Hundreds lined the route to welcome injured soldier Laramie Dockery home June 23.  Photo by Mark K. Campbell and Natalie Gentry… Read the rest

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Bridge out!

June 17, 2015
Bridge out!

After years of false starts, the South Stewart Street Bridge will be demolished June 18. The completion date is 2016.   Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Stewart St. span over Ash Creek to come down June 18

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
It didn’t happen on schedule, but South Stewart Street was closed to through traffic Tuesday, June 16 as preparation begins to replace the bridge over Ash Creek.
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Eagle Mountain, Shady Grove Park open again

June 10, 2015
Eagle Mountain, Shady Grove Park open again

This barricade and all others came down Tuesday, June 9 when Eagle Mountain Lake was reopened to boat traffic after hundreds of thousands of gallons of water was released. Shady Grove Park was also reopened entirely. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

Water levels had forced closures

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
It’s not often in North Texas that people get excited about how many days we’ve gone without rain.
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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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Kayaker drowns in Trinity River

May 27, 2015
Kayaker drowns in Trinity River

Lake Worth man found in EML discharge pool

 

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
One of six kayakers who set out on the West Fork of the Trinity River near Eagle Mountain Lake Saturday evening, May 23, drowned after the group was overtaken by water being released from the lake.
The body of Joshua James Reed, 29, of Lake Worth, was recovered Sunday, May 24, at 2:49 p.m. by lake patrol officers with Tarrant Regional Water District and game wardens with Texas Parks and Wildlife.
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