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News office closes for Labor Day

The Azle News office will close Monday, Sept. 1, so employees may celebrate Labor Day with their families.
Because of this, the deadline for the Sept. 3 edition of the paper will be Friday, Aug. 29, at 5 p.m.
The News staff wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday.… Read the rest

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Scouts signing up boys Aug. 28

Two local Cub Scout Troops – 243 and 147 – will register boys in grades 1 through 5 at the First United Methodist Church, 200 Church Street, in Azle Aug. 28 at 6:30 p.m.
For more information, call Shawnda Coe, 817-304-1517 or visit coecreations@gmail.com  or silverstar@scouting.org.… Read the rest

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Front Page News

One injured in 2-car accident

One injured in 2-car accident

 

By Natalie Gentry
One person was injured Wednesday Aug. 20 in a motor vehicle accident in the 2700 block of Jay Bird Lane, according to Reno police.
The crash occurred when a blue Nissan Versa driven by Shelly Plumlee, 29, of Azle, was heading north on Jay Bird when the vehicle entered the southbound lane and struck a white Ford F150.… Read the rest

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‘Affluenza’ dad charged with impersonating Lakeside cop

by Carla Noah Stutsman
The arrest of Frederick Anthony Couch by North Richland Hills police Aug. 19 hit close to home.
Couch’s son, Ethan Couch, made national news in December 2013 when he was sentenced to 10 years’ probation for causing the deaths of four people in a drunk-driving crash in southern Tarrant County.
Ethan’s defense attorney claimed the 16-year-old was a victim of “affluenza” because his wealthy parents spoiled him to the point he did not know right from wrong.… Read the rest

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Boy, 14, charged in ‘Bay arsons

by Carla Noah Stutsman
A 14-year-old boy has been arrested by Pelican Bay police and charged with arson.
According to a press release from Pelican Bay Police Chief Jason Farris, his department has been investigating a series of four fires – all believed to have been intentionally set – that have occurred in Pelican Bay over the past three months.
In each case, Farris said a vacant mobile home was burned, resulting in total losses.… Read the rest

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A Night of Prayers

A Night of Prayers

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Sports

Lady Hornets reach Graham title match

Lady Hornets reach Graham title match

by Mark K. Campbell
The Lady Hornet volleyball team made a nice run at a crowded Graham tournament.
Azle (11-5) came within one game of winning the event.
In pool play Friday, Aug. 22, AHS won three of four matches, posting a 6-2 mark.… Read the rest

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Racers off to Elk Run

With the annual 6-mile relay cross country opener past, the regular season begins on a familiar course – Chishenhall Park in Burleson at the Elk Run Fri., Aug. 29.
At the Birdville relay, one Lady Hornet team finished second and another fifth out of 18 squads.
The AHS JV took fourth out of 18 teams.
Three boys teams finished fifth, eighth, and 16th out of 24 teams.… Read the rest

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Scrimmages: AHS Hosts Burleson

Scrimmages: AHS Hosts Burleson

Azle welcomed the Burleson Elks for a morning scrimmage Friday, Aug. 22. Coach Devon Dorris said his varsity squad looked strong early before experiencing some late scrimmage fatigue.                                                   Photos by Mark K. Campbell

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Movie Man

Latest graphic novel adaptation plenty graphic

Latest graphic novel adaptation plenty graphic

The follow up to 2005’s Sin City (Movie Man No. 606, a 5) took its time arriving. It’s finally here just over nine years later and, unfortunately, it suffers from the same woes of the original.

About the film
The first one wasn’t a colossal hit at $74.1 million. But it had its fanboy base and that grew via in-home viewing.
This sequel is similar to the original with a couple of exceptions.

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