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Last chance: ‘Wizard of Oz’ finale is Sunday

Last chance: ‘Wizard of Oz’ finale is Sunday

If you’ve missed the first three performances of the Azle High School Drama Department’s production of The Wizard of Oz, you only have once chance left. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for kids, and if Friday night’s show is the barometer, this production is not to be missed by anyone. The final performance is Sunday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. Get there early to ensure you have a seat.… Read the rest

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Another look at aggravated robbery suspect

Another look at aggravated robbery suspect

Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Terry Grisham today released another photo from surveillance cameras showing the suspect in an aggravated robbery that took place at the Briar convenience early Friday morning.

The clerk who was on duty at the time was reportedly struck in the head with an unknown object but has reported on the Azle News Facebook page that she is okay. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash from the store’s register before fleeing in a dark-colored four-door sedan.… Read the rest

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City Lights

City Lights

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Williams sentenced to death for Kaufman murders

AHS grad a former local cop

by Carla Noah Stutsman
For the second time in less than 10 years, members of the Azle High School Class of 1985 have learned that a classmate has been sentenced to death for multiple murders.
On Feb. 27, 2006, a Tarrant County jury sentenced Stephen Dale Barbee to death for the Feb. 19, 2005 murder of Lisa Underwood, 34, and her 7-year-old son, Jayden, at their Fort Worth home. Underwood was seven months pregnant at the time of her murder.… Read the rest

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Non-profit helps with childhood literacy

Non-profit helps with childhood literacy

by Mark K. Campbell
“Literacy is correlated to poverty.”
That’s what Lester Meriwether told Azle Rotarians Dec. 18 at the group’s weekly meeting.
Meriwether is the executive director of the non-profit Literacy ConneXus, an organization that focuses on getting books into young children’s hands.
The Books for the Border and Beyond program began in 2008 in Eagle Pass, part of Fort Worth Western Hills Baptist Church’s outreach program.… Read the rest

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AHS’ Oz brings down the house

AHS’ Oz brings down the house

Drama Club presents famed musical to thousands of local patrons

by Carla Noah Stutsman
It’s been all the buzz around Azle for weeks: Azle High School (AHS) Drama Department’s production of The Wizard of Oz.… Read the rest

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Sports

Wrestlers pin down wins

Wrestlers pin down wins

by Mark K. Campbell
Azle wrestlers ventured to Dallas then came home for a dual.
On Dec. 13, despite having several kids out “with flu-like symptoms,” Coach Chris Allen said six Hornets placed at Dallas St. Marks.… Read the rest

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Ladies fall in district opener

Ladies fall in district opener

The Lady Hornets reached the first game of District 5-5A play ranked No. 13 in the state.… Read the rest

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AHS JV, 9th win

AHS JV, 9th win

The young basketball Lady Hornets won opening district games at Boswell.
The JV used a huge 19-point fourth quarter to reel in their Lady Pioneer counterparts; AHS won 37-31.… Read the rest

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Movie Man

Director’s Hobbit habit over after gigantic battle

Director’s Hobbit habit over after gigantic battle

If you’re a J.R.R. Tolkien lover, these have been a heady 13 years.
No less than six movies have been made from the fantasy author’s sprawling books.
Director Peter Jackson won over doubters with the first adaptation – and fanboys have stuck with him ever since.

About the film
While concern has been raised by Ringnuts (fans of the Lord of the Rings) that a single book – The Hobbit – has been stretched into a trio of movies that has not stopped fans from filling movie houses.… Read the rest

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