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In One End and Out the Other

In One End and Out the Other

For more than a week, massive amounts of water have been flowing into the north end of Eagle Mountain Lake at Bobo Crossing off County Road 4868 south of Boyd. Anglers scooped up shad by the tub full for bait; see how they did it on Page 8A. Lesser – but still voluminous – amounts were being pumped from the EML spillway at the south end of the lake downstream to Lake Worth. Photos by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Boy feared drowned found safe

Boy feared drowned found safe

Fort Worth Marshals, area game wardens, and members of SearchOne Rescue Team search on land and water utilizing sonar for a missing boy. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

Lakeside teen was missing 28 hours

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Many feared the worst – that 13-year-old William Cooper had drowned in Lake Worth.
But news came after 9 p.m. Monday night, May 17, that the boy had been found – safe and apparently uninjured – at an Albertson’s grocery store in Lake Worth.… Read the rest

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National Police Officers Memorial Day

National Police Officers Memorial Day

Azle Police Chief Rick Pippins and Chaplain Glyn Murphy led a ceremony commemorating National Peace Officers Memorial Day in front of Azle city hall May 15. Pippins shook each officer’s hand and welcomed members of the Azle Fire Department, as well. Cpl. David Poe and Det. Richard Lukowsky lowered the flag to half-mast in honor of those who have given their lives serving and protecting. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Teen killed on 199

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Azle police are asking for help from anyone who may have witnessed events that led to the death of a teenage girl on SH 199 after midnight Sunday, May 17.
Savanah Alexandria Moss, 16, was pronounced dead at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth at 2:39 a.m.
The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office preliminary report attributes the cause of death to blunt force trauma due to a motor vehicle vs. pedestrian collision and secondary overrun.… Read the rest

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Sports

Ladies reel in Birdville, AHS advances

Ladies reel in Birdville, AHS advances

Lady Hornet pitcher Makenzi Harris got the win in the vital regional quarterfinal finale against Birdville, pitching a complete game. Photo courtesy Richard Spraggens

Another comeback meant another celebration for the Lady Hornet softball team, now No. 3 in Texas in 5A. Photo courtesy Richard Spraggens

Outfielder Valarie Matlock corrals a long fly ball in the Birdville playoff series. Photo courtesy Richard Spraggens

Logan Graham delivered the big hit in a crucial game three to help Azle advance. Photo courtesy Richard Spraggens

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Scarbro Signs

Scarbro Signs

Reigning state wrestling champion Justin Scarbro signs to continue his career with McKendree University in Lebanon, Illinois. With him are parents Lisa and Jason Scarbro.

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Wrestlers vie in state tournament

Several are All-American

Azle High School wrestling coach Chris Allen said the freestyle/Greco-Roman season ended with several Azle athletes shining.
Two girls – Ruby Ariosa and Lauren Dale – placed second and third, respectively, to earn berths on Team Texas’ national team that will compete in Fargo, North Dakota.
The duo will vie in the Junior division while fellow Lady Hornet Hail Davis won the Cadet division and punched her ticket, too.… Read the rest

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Movie Man

Fourth Mad Max movie runs out of gas late

Fourth Mad Max movie runs out of gas late

You don’t see movies like this much anymore.
Aside from daring non-CGI action sequences – a lot of them – there are some shocking, startling, and downright squeamishly freakish scenes and visions in Mad Max: Fury Road – the sort of sequences you seldom see in a major release these days.

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Director George Miller birthed the original Max who was played by Mel Gibson in 1979. (The Movie Man remembers chuckling when seeing a TV trailer for Mad Max where the narrator seriously intoned “starring Mel Gibson.” In America, Gibson was a complete unknown yet here he was being boldly lauded.… Read the rest

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