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Beatles band to end music series

The annual summertime Music in the Park series ends Friday, July 25 with the popular Beatles tribute group, Me & My Monkey.
The classics begin at 8 p.m. at the Azle Memorial Library amphitheater at 263 West Main Street.
Attendees can bring chairs, blankets, drinks, and snacks – but no alcohol.… Read the rest

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Next free AHS jazz concert July 26

The Azle Memorial Library and Azle High School present the Azle Jazz Combo – comprised of band students from AHS – in a free concert series this summer.
The Azle Jazz Combo will perform free on the fourth Saturday of July and August from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the Azle Memorial Library. Concert dates are July 26 and Aug. 23.… Read the rest

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Front Page News

Rain helps EML inch up

Rain helps EML inch up

Wet El Niño predicted to emerge in coming months
by Carla Noah Stutsman
More than two inches of rain fell in Azle Thursday, July 17, but frankly, we got the short end of the rainfall stick that day.… Read the rest

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AISD shines in STAAR testing

The Azle Independent School District (AISD) continues to exceed state passing percentages in the majority of the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) and End of Course (EOC) tests included in the state accountability system.
Here’s how specific students who attend public schools in Texas are tested:
• grades 3-8: math and science
• grades 4 and 7: writing
• grades 5 and 8: science… Read the rest

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Ride honors Heard

Ride honors Heard

Proceeds help family with expenses

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Dammion Heard’s family doesn’t believe for one second the 20-year-old wrestling standout took his own life.
Now, proceeds from an 80-mile B-Heard Benefit Ride as well as a private, fundraising meal will help them continue to pay for a private investigation into Dammion’s mysterious death.
The ride is slated for Sunday, July 27, with signups beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Gary’s Paint and Body, LLC, 1341 East Highway 199 in Springtown.… Read the rest

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Bingo! Electrical con man arrested at Oklahoma casino

Bingo! Electrical con man arrested at Oklahoma casino

By Natalie Gentry
Gregory J. Long, an alleged con artist wanted by the Parker County Sheriff’s Office for the charge theft of property $1,500 but less than $20,000, was taken into custody July 10.
Quapaw Tribal marshals apprehended Long and two other previously unidentified associates at a casino in Ottawa County, Oklahoma after being alerted by the United States Marshal’s Service who was working in conjunction with the Parker County Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (FAST).… Read the rest

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Sports

Veteran coaches sound off about hoops state tourney venue change

Veteran coaches sound off about hoops state tourney venue change

Pros voice mixed feelings about UIL decision

by Mark K. Campbell
After Austin hosted the annual boys and girls state basketball tournaments for decades, the University Interscholastic League says no more.
Because of housing concerns  – availability and affordability – the UIL has moved the popular event to San Antonio’s Alamodome beginning next year.… Read the rest

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Elite Volleyball Camp at AHS

Elite Volleyball Camp at AHS

Instructing the elite volleyball camp at AHS July 17-18 was Sarah Carthel, a former teammate/roomate of Azle head coach Jennifer Robinson from their college years at West Texas Texas A&M. Carthel, who played professionally for five years,  is currently an assistant coach at her alma mater. Photos by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest

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Volleyball success

Volleyball success

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Movie Man

Purge binges on violence and social comment

Purge binges on violence and social comment

Hollywood folk will tell anyone who will listen that they usually have no idea whether a movie they just made will be a hit.
History is littered with “can’t miss” movies that cratered at the box office.
There is no fool-proof genre – one that, no matter the professional input or source – will be a guaranteed success.
That goes for thrillers, too.

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