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Locals Turn Out to Welcome Home a Wounded Warrior

Locals Turn Out to Welcome Home a Wounded Warrior

Hundreds lined the route to welcome injured soldier Laramie Dockery home June 23. Social media got the word out fast that a motorcade was bound from Dallas’ Love Field to Reno. Soon, townsfolks – including A.J. Latta, Anna Latta, little Saylor Peterson and Leslie Stowe – mobilzed and cheered despite the heat as the vehicles passed. Photos by Mark K. Campbell and Natalie Gentry… Read the rest

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City manager Lemin to retire

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
“Tomorrow will not be different than today. We still have a lot of work to do around here and I want to focus on that for now.”
Longtime Azle City Manager Craig Lemin spoke those words during the city council meeting June 16 when he formally announced his plans to retire from the position effective Jan. 8, 2016.
Lemin insists there’ll be no “lame duck” period, since there is much he hopes to accomplish over the next six months.
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Parker Grand jury returns no-bill in Bettis death

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The man who killed an Azle businessman and former president of the Azle Area Chamber of Commerce will not face criminal charges.
A Parker County grand jury returned a “no-bill” in the shooting death of Bradley Clayton “Brad” Bettis, 40, after reviewing evidence in the case Thursday, June 18.
Azle police were called to the 600 block of South Stewart Street at 5:54 p.m. that day because of a verbal altercation between the two men.
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Follow The Flag returns July 4

Follow The Flag returns July 4

A stunning Azle sight: Follow The Flag’s fireworks extravaganza above the Azle Memorial Library. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN Like Buzzy, the Jacksboro Highway, Eagle Mountain Lake and Music in the Park, Follow The Flag is etched into the history of Azle.

The Azle Ministerial Alliance’s (AMA) annual, Christian and patriotic celebration of America’s independence is on tap from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, July 4. That’s when Azle’s Central Park will host thousands for live, Christian entertainment, free food and drink and one of the largest fireworks displays around – set to patriotic music. With a nod to America’s freedom, this year’s event boasts free admission, free bottled water provided by Brookshire’s Food & Pharmacy, free iced tea provided by Chicken Express, free hot dogs provided by First Baptist Church of Azle, free snow cones provided by Lighthouse Harbor Church and The Abbey Church, and free cotton candy provided by Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.… Read the rest

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Sports

Texas Football likes Azle this fall – mostly

Texas Football likes Azle this fall – mostly

Azle Head Coach Devon Dorris led the Hornets to its winningest season ever in 2014. Texas Football magazine thinks the Hornets might return to the postseason this fall. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Annual Lone Star ‘bible’ says 5-5A standings will depend on the Hornets

by Mark K. Campbell
The football Hornets should return to the postseason, according to Texas Football magazine.
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Coaching changes, stadium  renovations highlight AHS summer

Coaching changes, stadium renovations highlight AHS summer

The gutting of the home side bathrooms is ongoing; new facilities will be in place before the football season begins.             Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
Once again, few coaching changes have occurred in the Azle ISD.
Two major positions must be filled – head coaches for baseball and soccer.
Aside from those changes, the biggest movement in sports at the AISD is renovations at Hornet Field.
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Smith shines at Arlington football combine

Smith shines at Arlington football combine

Chase Smith in action against El Paso Canutillo during Azle’s 5A Division 2 regional game last season in Midland.                                              Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
After turning in a memorable junior season as the No. 1 running back in Azle’s winningest football team in history, Chase Smith is ready to get back on the gridiron.
In fact, that’s just what he did  recently – at AT&T Stadium where the incoming senior impressed at the Blue-Grey All-American combine.
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Movie Man

Emotional rescue theme of Pixar’s latest hit

Emotional rescue theme of Pixar’s latest hit



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