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Bigs rains arrive, more coming

Bigs rains arrive, more coming

Industrial Avenue way over curb high Thursday morning.

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Elite drum corps here July 17

The Top 12 Drum Corps, International Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps will rehearse for an upcoming Denton show at Azle High School’s Hornet Field much of the day on Thursday, July 17.
The public is invited to attend the free practice.
The Bluecoats are a music education organization made up of 150 men and women between the ages of 15 and 22. The Bluecoats were founded in 1972 as an outgrowth of the Canton, Ohio Police Boys Club.… Read the rest

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Front Page News

AHS construction projects come in under budget

by Carla Noah Stutsman
A special meeting of the Azle Independent School District Board of Trustees was called for July 10 at the district’s administrative offices.
Although some other business was conducted, the main purpose of the meeting was to discover and agree to the final price tag for a new competition gymnasium, career and technology education center, and sprinkler system at Azle High School.… Read the rest

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Wigged man with gun robs Subway

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Azle police have few leads in the armed robbery of the Subway store located at 913 Boyd Road early on the morning of Friday, July 11.
According to police, an employee at the store heard the door chime around 7 a.m.
When she turned toward the door, she said she saw a man pointing a gun at her.
The man was described as white and about 5-feet, 11-inches tall with a medium build.… Read the rest

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TRWD busy with several projects

New reservoirs on tap, EML levels a concern

by Mark K. Campbell
Tarrant Regional Water District Planning Director Wayne Owen has been doing plenty of planning.
And some of it is long range.
Speaking to the Azle Rotary Club July 10, Owen covered several near-future and distant topics.

TRWD history
The organization was created in 1924 and within eight years had built two lakes – Lake Bridgeport and Eagle Mountain Lake (EML) – in 1929 and 1932.… Read the rest

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Woman charged with shooting husband

Woman charged with shooting husband

by Carla Noah Stutsman
An Azle man is recovering from two gunshot wounds and his wife has been charged with shooting him after a disagreement between the two ended in gunfire.
The shooting took place Tuesday, July 8, as The Azle News was going to press. As reported in the July 9 paper, the incident occurred in the 1100 block of Pine Ridge Drive about 12:35 p.m.… Read the rest

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Sports

Hornets reach 7-on-7 championship bracket

Hornets reach 7-on-7 championship bracket

by Mark K. campbell
The football Hornets earned a trip to College Station for the annual 7-on-7 tournament early in late spring.
In the heat of the event July 11-12, Azle posted a 2-2 record – each game a thriller.… Read the rest

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Seals wins national QB competition in Ohio

Seals wins national QB competition in Ohio

One of the best young quarterbacks in America is a Hornet.
Azle’s Ken Seals returned to the National Quarterback Duel Competition in Canton, Ohio; in 2013, Seals, an incoming seventh grader at Azle Junior High, finished third then.
He faced a predicament in competing this year: The event came on the same weekend as the junior high state 7-on-7 tournament in College Station. Seals quarterbacks the young Hornets.… Read the rest

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Local athletes hit OU mats, gain valuable experience

Local athletes hit OU mats, gain valuable experience

Once again, Azle High School wrestling loaded up a bevy of Hornet wrestlers and headed north of the Red River.
In Norman, at the famed University of Oklahoma camp, Azle athletes stood out, Allen noted.
“We had a very successful camp,” he said.
The team went 4-6, but four of the losses were by less than 10 points, he recalled.
“That’s a good effort considering how young this team was,” the coach said.… Read the rest

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Movie Man

Dawn rises to the occasion as in Apes sequel

Dawn rises to the occasion as in Apes sequel

The Movie Man has visited before how rare it is when a sequel equals and (rarely) even surpasses the original.
While it doesn’t happen often, sometimes a second movie is mighty good. This is one of those times.

About the film
This recent Planet of the Apes reboot, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, follows a 2012 film that followed what many consider a disastrous “revisiting” of the 1968 original by quirky director Tim Burton back in 2001.… Read the rest

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