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Azle Relay For Life due Friday, April 24 in Central Park

Central Park in Azle will be abuzz Friday, April 24 from 6 p.m.-midnight as friends and families of those who fight cancer gather for the annual Relay For Life of Azle.

It’s a “Carnival For a Cure” theme this year, hinting at a festive atmosphere where current fighters, survivors and loved ones of those who’ve gone ahead raise funds for the American Cancer Society’s quest for a cure.… Read the rest

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Azle News seeks outside sales person

The Azle News is seeking an experienced outside sales representative to manage advertising accounts and customers.

The right person for this position will be dependable, outgoing and a self-starter; will possess good communications and computer skills; will be able to follow directions; and will have reliable transportation.

The person chosen to fill this important position will receive a salary plus commission and benefits.Read the rest

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Front Page News

SMU: Wells cause of earthquakes

SMU: Wells cause of earthquakes

The Newark East fault zone clearly runs adjacent to injection wells linked to a swarm of earthquakes here in 2013-14. Photo courtesy SMU report

Injection and extraction along ancient fault lines to blame

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
A team of scientists led by Southern Methodist University (SMU) researchers released its findings Tuesday, April 21, regarding a series of earthquakes in the Azle, Reno, and Briar area from November 2013 through January 2014.… Read the rest

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Teen cyclist seriously injured in hit-and-run on FM 730 N

Teen cyclist seriously injured in hit-and-run on FM 730 N

The somber sight of a teenager’s shoe still sitting on the shoulder of FM 730 North marked the site where a bicyclist was struck in a hit-and-run accident April 15. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The Azle Police Department is asking for help from the public to identify the driver and/or vehicle involved in a hit-and-run accident that occurred at 9:40 p.m. Wednesday, April 15 in the 12100 block of FM 730 North.… Read the rest

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Open book, open door

Open book, open door

Police Chief Rick Pippins came to Azle from Odessa and said he is happy to be here. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

New APD Chief Pippins talks shop with Rotary

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The trip from the tiny town of Tye all the way to Azle – by way of Odessa – took more than 30 years for Rick Pippins.… Read the rest

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Big Fire, Big Loss

Big Fire, Big Loss

Multiple 911 calls directed firefighters from across the area to this residential structure fire in the 7400 block of Elman Lane Wednesday, April 15. The first units on scene found the attic of the home very heavily involved, Tarrant County Deputy Fire Marshal Keith Ebel said. No one was in the home at the time, and Ebel said the damage was so severe there is no way to determine where or how the fire started. He does not suspect foul play, but did say he expects the home to be declared a total loss. Firefighters from Azle, Briar-Reno, LaJunta, Parker County ESD 1, Boyd, Lake Worth, Silver Creek, and Eagle Mountain battled the blaze with help from the River Oaks VFD, which brought its air truck.

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Sports

Lady Hornets want softball district crown

Lady Hornets want softball district crown

Hitting here, Lady Hornet Logan Graham’s specialty is as a courtesy runner. She scored four runs in Azle victories over Saginaw Chisholm Trail and Denton. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
The Lady Hornet softball team is locked into the playoffs.
The only thing remaining is to determine the postseason seeding.
After two more wins in 5-5A, Azle (21-2, 11-1) needed only a victory over Brewer April 21 – results not available at press time – to win the title outright.… Read the rest

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All-District players in action

All-District players in action

Two All-District players in action: Mason Mendell (12) and Javier Mejia (15). Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Azle places 16 on elite soccer list

Azle places 16 on elite soccer list

Lady Hornet goal keeper Madi Parkison stops a shot during Azle’s bi-district match against Grapevine. She is one of AHS’ three First Team picks. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Honored by 5-5A coaches: 10 boys and 6 girls

Both Azle High School soccer teams reached the postseason and 5-5A coaches heaped plaudits on AHS athletes.
For the boys, 10 players were lauded, outgoing Coach Ben Buentello said.… Read the rest

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Movie Man

Second Mall Cop movie got robbed of laughs

Second Mall Cop movie got robbed of laughs

 

Movie Wife has a ready answer as to why movies like Paul Blart: Mall Cop and this week’s Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 are so successful. Excluding animated movies, there are few silly, PG films aimed directly at kids. She’s right.

About the film
Eyes opened back in 2009 when the original Blart raked in big money, taking in an out-of-nowhere haul of $146.3 million domestically. (The Movie Man passed on Blart in ’09; he instead reviewed My Bloody Valentine 3D [Movie Man No. 808, a 4].)

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