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Azle crushes Red Oak in Dale Hansen Classic

Azle crushes Red Oak in Dale Hansen Classic

Hornets dominate in Waxahachie contest

 by Mark K. Campbell
Looking snappy in their white uniforms modeled after the New York Jets, the football Hornets turned in an impressive performance Sept. 5.… Read the rest

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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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Front Page News

Way cool!

Way cool!

Sting Fling draws crowd on early fall-like day

by carla noah stutsman
Historically, weather has been a determining factor in crowd size for the Azle Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Sting Fling – its biggest fundraiser each year.
Rains have plagued the event for the last several years, forcing it to close early.
This year, the Chamber elected to move the event from the last Saturday in September to the second Saturday in hopes of avoiding the rain.… Read the rest

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Shorty: RIP

Shorty: RIP

Wife sentenced to 18 years for killing, burying man in yard

by carla noah stutsman
For more than three years, Neola Robinson slept just 10 feet from the shallow grave where she buried her husband, Pleasant Ervin “Shorty” Robinson after killing him over Memorial Day weekend in 2010.
The 63-year-old Pelican Bay woman was sentenced to 18 years in prison for the murder Monday, Sept. 15, in state district Judge Robb Catalano’s court in Fort Worth.… Read the rest

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‘Bay PD charges man with sex crime

‘Bay PD charges man with sex crime

Pelican Bay Police have arrested a 35-year old local man who is charged with indecency with a child.
Police Chief Jason Farris said the man, Charles Robert Odell, initiated an unwanted sexual relationship with a female juvenile. The series of offenses began in 2013 at a Pelican Bay residence.
“Right out of the gate we knew this offense was going to be tough to investigate given the time lapses and the fact all parties involved had moved away from the city,” Farris said.… Read the rest

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WNV positive sample confirmed north of Azle

WNV positive sample confirmed north of Azle

Ground spraying conducted to kill mosquitoes

The Tarrant County Public Health Department (TCPH) has confirmed two new West Nile virus (WNV) positive mosquito samples in unincorporated Tarrant County.
One of those samples was collected on East Court off Moran Road just north of Azle.
The other was collected in the opposite corner of Tarrant County near Kennedale New Hope Road.
Ground spraying took place in both areas between 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15 and concluded by 5 a.m.… Read the rest

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Sports

Azle now 3-0 with 24-17 win over Cleburne

Azle now 3-0 with 24-17 win over Cleburne

by Mark K. Campbell
It was windy and wet at Yellow Jacket Stadium Sept. 12 when Azle (3-0) ventured to Cleburne for the final non-district contest of the year.
The Hornets won, 24-17, scoring all its points in the second quarter.
So, AHS reached the open week before 5-5A play begins with a perfect mark.… Read the rest

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Ladies tumble in 5-5A opener

District play began with a formidable foe in Wichita Falls Rider.
Azle (18-8, 0-1) had earlier closed out its non-district slate with a 3-0 sweep of Grandview at the AHS gym.
Winning 25-23, 25-23, 25-12, the Lady Hornets collected 30 kills including 8 from Zoe Estabrook, 6 from Chandler Arnold and 5 from Brooke Smith and Kaitlyn Ford.
Smith had a superior match with a team-leading 6 aces and 21 assists.… Read the rest

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Racers kill at Brewer CC meet

Racers kill at Brewer CC meet

The Azle High School boys cross country team has pretty much let all the other District 5-5A teams know that they are vying for second place.
Azle finished second in a Brewer-sponsored meet Sept. 12, trailing only 6A Northwest.
When it came to other district competitors, the Hornets nearest rival was Wichita Falls Rider almost 100 points behind.
Every 5-5A team was in White Settlement so they surely saw the writing on the wall – on the same course the district meet will be competed on.… Read the rest

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Movie Man

The game stands tall, the movie not so much

The game stands tall, the movie not so much

The Movie Man dipped back – for the last time in a while, hopefully – to a movie that has been out a spell, When the Game Stands Tall.
It’s a film that fills more than one niche; it’s an inspirational movie, a sports picture, and one with a spiritual bent made, in part, by a “religious studio.”
 
About the film
Cinematic history is full of inspirational movies, some of them sports films.

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