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AHS Choir concert slated Oct. 21

The Azle High School Choir, under the direction of Brent McCartney, will perform in a free concert beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21. The concert will be held in the AHS auditorium, and it’s free to the public.… Read the rest

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Take the Lake 2014

Take the Lake 2014

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Front Page News

Property owners move toward common goal

Property owners move toward common goal

Ranchoaks residents exchange information, ideas

by Carla Noah Stutsman
About 60 property owners in the Ranchoaks Addition Phase II (RAPII) attended a meeting at The Abbey Church Saturday, Oct. 18 to learn more about a lawsuit filed against them and to brainstorm for a solution.
RAPII resident Debbie Clark explained to those in attendance that a lawsuit filed in February by the owner of a single 40-plus acre lot located across a drainage easement from other lots in the addition seeks to exclude that lot from existing covenants and deed restrictions that currently apply to all lots in the subdivision.… Read the rest

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On quakes and injections:

SMU expert says ‘relationship plausible’

by Mark K. Campbell
Brian Stump, Ph.D, told Azle Rotarians Oct. 16 that a “plausible relationship” exists between local earthquakes and injection sites.
The SMU professor discussed a trio of recent quake activities – near DFW Airport in 2008-9, around Cleburne in 2009, and in the Azle area that began last November – and how information being gathered is leading to a mound of data.… Read the rest

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Briar VFD captain sentenced to 8 years

Briar VFD captain sentenced to 8 years

Reed convicted of indecency with a child

by Carla Noah Stutsman
A long-time captain for the Briar Volunteer Fire Department was sentenced Oct. 16 to eight years in the state penitentiary for fondling a young boy with whom he attended church.
Travis Jerrad Reed, 33, was convicted of indecency with a child, a second-degree felony, earlier the same day.… Read the rest

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Controlled Burn Snuffed

Controlled Burn Snuffed

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Sports

Ladies lock up postseason volleyball berth

Ladies lock up postseason volleyball berth

 

Azle could still move up in the 5-5A standings

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
With three matches remaining in district play, the Lady Hornet volleyball team has secured a spot in the postseason.
Thanks to two more 5-5A victories, Azle (25-11, 7-4) ran a district wining streak to three matches – with a 3-1 win over Saginaw Chisholm Trail on Homecoming Night a vital victory.… Read the rest

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Hornets rock Rangers, 56-7

Hornets rock Rangers, 56-7

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
The tone of the Hornets’ Homecoming game was set early when running back Chase Smith raced 72 yards to paydirt on the third play.… Read the rest

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Azle Christian wins a wild one

Azle Christian wins a wild one

In a rare road game, the Azle Christian School Crusaders (7-0, 3-0) found themselves in a dog fight.
At Red Oak, Ovilla Christian tried to dethrone ACS, but the No. 1 six-man Crusaders prevailed, 64-58.… Read the rest

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Movie Man

Hard-nosed war movie faithful tank-ful for Fury

Hard-nosed war movie faithful tank-ful for Fury

Of all the cinematic genres, the Movie Man is less crazy about war movies. He’s not a big fan of Westerns or romantic comedies either, but war movies…meh.
But he’s seen a slew of them through the years. And, like all niche movies, there are good and bad in every genre.
Fury is a really good war movie.

About the film
The best war movie ever is Saving Private Ryan (1998, Movie Man No. 244, an 8 – the Movie Man gave Best of Year honors in ’98 to The Horse Whisperer [MM #234, 8], which was solid, but he now knows it’s no Private Ryan) followed closely by Apocalypse Now (1979) then Full Metal Jacket (1987).… Read the rest

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