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With EML rising, Twin Points boat launch reopens

With EML rising, Twin Points boat launch reopens

Up about five feet since February, the water level at Eagle Mountain Lake has allowed the reopening of the Twin Points boat launch. Photo courtesy Tarrant Regional Water District

TRWD pipeline, Mother Nature credited with
restoring lake level

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Whether you’re more inclined to pray for rain or do a rain dance, chances are recent precipitation has encouraged you to double up on your efforts.… Read the rest

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National Award Winner

National Award Winner

Azle High School student and Texas Association of Future Educators member Kaitlyn Stinson won first place in Children’s Literature competition at the Future Educators Association National Conference in Washington, D.C. Stinson wrote and illustrated an original children’s story book. She competed among 33 contestants from across the nation.

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Council denies zoning change for hay business

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Following a public hearing during the April 21 Azle city council meeting at which two neighbors voiced opposition to a proposed zoning change, the council voted against the change.
Although the zoning change was recommended by the Planning and Zoning Commission, a motion made by Mayor Pro Tem Bill Jones and seconded by council member David McClure failed by a vote of 3 to 4.… Read the rest

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Early voting now underway, continues through May 5

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Early voting for the General Election to be conducted May 9 began Monday, April 27 and runs through Tuesday, May 5.
Locally, the cities of Azle, Reno and Pelican Bay are holding elections; the town of Lakeside, the city of Sanctuary and the Azle Independent School District have each canceled elections this year since no candidates in those races are opposed.… Read the rest

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Sports

Lady Hornets win softball district title again

Lady Hornets win softball district title again

Playoffs start at home against Carter-Riverside

By Mark K. Campbell
Going into the April 21 game against Brewer, the Lady Hornet softball team knew a victory meant another district championship.
Azle (23-2, 13-1) jumped ahead and quelled a late Lady Bear rally to win the game and 5-5A, 10-8.
That contest was followed up – eventually, after even more rain this April – with a regular season-ending 12-6 victory over Wichita Falls Rider on Senior Night April 25.… Read the rest

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Hornets hang on with Brewer victory

Hornets hang on with Brewer victory

Tyler Albers takes a rip. The Hornets are still alive statistically, but games keep getting postponed because of rain. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

The baseball Hornets got in just one game in the past week – a 5-1 victory over Brewer.
That win kept alive faint playoff hopes for Azle (8-10, 4-7).
“If we win out, then we could be in,” Coach Anthony Barron said. “But we’d need some help from other teams.”… Read the rest

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Young wrestler nationals bound

Young wrestler nationals bound

Trevor Russell, a member of the Azle Wrestling Team, has reached the big time.
By winning both freestyle and Greco-Roman competitions in the TXUSA national dual team qualifier in Frisco, the Forte Junior High seventh grader now owns a spot on Team Texas.
In Indianapolis in June, Russell will compete in the schoolboy division. Azle High School coach Chris Allen said, “We are proud of Trevor for making the national team to get to wrestle the toughest kids in the nation at his age group.”… Read the rest

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Movie Man

Movie Man: Knows all, sees all this summer

Movie Man: Knows all, sees all this summer

Ah, trying to divine what the top 10 movies of the summer will be – always a Movie Man favorite.
This year, curiously, the No. 1 pick has never been simpler.
It’s after that one that things get tricky.

This summer’s biggies
Here’s how the blockbuster season will likely shake out:
1. The Avengers: Age of Ultron (May 1).
The Movie Man has already said that this would be the year of two $1,000,000,000 dollar movies; the shocking success of Furious 7 (Movie Man No. 1134, a 5) will make it three.

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