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Azle schools to dismiss at 10 a.m.; buses run at 10:30 a.m.

From the Azle ISD: Due to rapidly changing weather, Azle ISD will be releasing students at all campuses at 10 a.m. today (Friday, February 27). Parents may pick up their children any time prior to that if desired. Buses will run at 10:30 a.m. to begin transporting students home.… Read the rest

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Details announced for B. J. Clark service

Longtime Azle resident, businessman, park board member, city councilman, volunteer and philanthropist Bobby Joe “B.J.” Clark, 86,  passed away Tuesday, Feb. 24, in Azle.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, at White’s Azle Funeral Home, 105 Denver Trail in Azle. The phone number is 817-444-3221.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, at Ash Creek Baptist Church, 300 S. Stewart Street in Azle.… Read the rest

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Front Page News

What a weekend!

What a weekend!

Well, what a Thursday-Saturday! On Thursday, Feb. 19, the Lady Hornet softball team began a tournament in Brock where Azle would go 6-0 and win by a combined score of 85-1. That effort shot AHS up to No. 2 in the state in 5A. On Friday, the Lady Hornet basketball team defeated Burleson in the Area round – the first time a girls hoops team had won two playoff games in decades. Then, on Saturday, Feb. 21 came an Azle first: Two wrestlers won gold at the state tourney in Garland. First, sophomore Lauren Dale went unbeaten in the 138-pound class.

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B.J. Clark dies

B.J. Clark dies

B. J. and Betty Clark are pictured above in February 2012 after B. J. was selected the People’s Choice for Favorite Hometown Hero. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

Former councilman, businessman, philanthropist, community supporter leaves large legacy

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Bobby Joe Clark – known fondly to most people around Azle as simply “B. J.” – died Tuesday morning, Feb. 24, at Azle Manor Nursing Home and Rehabilitation in Azle.… Read the rest

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Hanger, 9 Mile TxDOT projects accelerated

Jacksboro Highway early beneficiary of Prop I

by Carla Noah Stutsman
At long last, there is good news about three construction projects that will virtually complete the 10-mile stretch of highway between Azle and Lake Worth known as State Highway 199 or the Jacksboro Highway.
According to State Representative Charlie Geren, the three projects are now included in the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) proposed projects for years 2, 3 and 4 of Proposition I.… Read the rest

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Top 24:Azle youth advances on American Idol

Top 24:Azle youth advances on American Idol

Trevor Douglas, who lives just outside Azle, is in American Idol’s Top 24. He performs at The Fillmore in Detroit tonight, Wednesday, Feb. 25 on Fox. Photo credit Jeff Neira / FOX. © 2015 FOX Broadcasting Co.

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Trevor Douglas – who made it to the Top 24 on Fox’s American Idol last week – has been flying under Azle’s radar, it seems.… Read the rest

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Sports

Winning!

Winning!

Two gold medals plus another pair as well as an Area hoops trophy!

Lauren Dale was perfect at state wrestling and so was Justin Scarbro . The Lady Hornet basketball team won its second playoff game! Photos by Mark K. Campbell

Hornet nation!

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AHS soccer in 5-5A race

AHS soccer in 5-5A race

Meghan McNew controls a ball. She had two assists in Azle’s victory over Boswell. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Both Azle soccer teams remain in the midst of the 5-5A race.
The girls defeated Boswell 3-0 to move to 4-2-2 in district play.
In the victory, the Lady Hornets got goals from Lauren Harvick, Joyce Houng, and Kaycee Moore.
Meagan McNew had assists on the first two scores.… Read the rest

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Track season dodges weather

Most Azle High School teams suffered with some testy weather.
But not the track teams. A truncated meet at Byron Nelson was conducted in nice weather.
No team points were kept among the 11 squads, girls Coach Melody Dennis said.
“We competed better than I anticipated and most of our relays scored points,” she said.
A Lady Hornet mile relay team of Karly Thomas, Kaylie Peters, Ayden Thomason, and Brooke Smith finished second in 4 minutes, 20.19 seconds.… Read the rest

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Movie Man

Costner breaks the tape in another sports movie

Costner breaks the tape in another sports movie

Disney is wise.
The studio makes superhero movies. They create kid-friendly pictures, animated and otherwise. They produce an annual nature film every Earth Day. (This year it’s Monkey Kingdom.)
And they put out old-timey movies that appeal to adults who long for a feel-good, inspirational story – the kind that land on the AARP Movies for Grown-Up Awards list.  That’s McFarland, USA.

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