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Azle ready to celebrate this weekend

Azle ready to celebrate this weekend

Fastlane, an Eagles tribute band, entertained hundreds June 26 at the Central Park amphitheater. This Friday, Aurora Bleu plays jazz and blues. The next day, thousands will fill the park for Follow The Flag. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Concert, Follow The Flag will draw thousands to Central Park

by Mark K. Campbell
The lake is full, the park is cleaned up, the musicians are coming, and the fireworks are ready.
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Latest Azle sales tax numbers top state average

Latest Azle sales tax numbers top state average

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
It was mostly good news for local entities, tax-wise, including Azle.
The city showed the smallest increase, but still beat the statewide average for June.
Its June revenue of $183,337 is up 8.26 percent from $169,339 in June 2014, and its year-to-date revenue of $1,108,206 is up 5.60 percent from 2014 YTD totals of $1,049,384.
Azle’s Crime Control and Prevention District saw June revenue of $36,822, up 12.79 percent from June 2014 revenue of $32,646. That puts the district up 8.63 percent for calendar 2015 with $211,258 compared with $194,464 through June 2014.
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Town Hall Meeting No. 1

Town Hall Meeting No. 1

Azle Mayor Alan Brundrett converses with an Azlewood resident during the Town Hall meeting. Citizens were given the opportunity to address council, city management, and department heads at the June 23 meeting at Azle Junior High. A second Town Hall gathering is set for July 21 at Forte Junior High, 479 Sandy Beach Road. MORE PHOTOS ON 2A! Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Top firefighters offer safety tips for safe July 4th

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Azle Fire Chief Will Scott and Fire Marshal Kenny Wilson want everyone to have a safe, enjoyable and legal Fourth of July celebration.
To that end, they remind us all that the sale, possession and discharge of fireworks are prohibited within the city limits of Azle.
Members of the Azle Fire Marshal’s office will be out to enforce the fireworks ordinance during the upcoming days.
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Sports

Powerhouse: Azle wrestling program recognized as one of the best in the state

Powerhouse: Azle wrestling program recognized as one of the best in the state

Hornet Chas Skelly became Azle’s first gold medal champion in 2003. Photo by Paula Campbell

by Mark K. campbell
Wrestling became a sanctioned University Interscholastic League sport in 1999.
Not long after that, Azle athletes began making noise in Austin – and, while the venues have changed, AHS’ annual presence as a top wrestling power in Texas has not.

The early years
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Texas Football likes Azle this fall – mostly

Texas Football likes Azle this fall – mostly

Azle Head Coach Devon Dorris led the Hornets to its winningest season ever in 2014. Texas Football magazine thinks the Hornets might return to the postseason this fall. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Annual Lone Star ‘bible’ says 5-5A standings will depend on the Hornets

by Mark K. Campbell
The football Hornets should return to the postseason, according to Texas Football magazine.
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Coaching changes, stadium  renovations highlight AHS summer

Coaching changes, stadium renovations highlight AHS summer

The gutting of the home side bathrooms is ongoing; new facilities will be in place before the football season begins.             Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
Once again, few coaching changes have occurred in the Azle ISD.
Two major positions must be filled – head coaches for baseball and soccer.
Aside from those changes, the biggest movement in sports at the AISD is renovations at Hornet Field.
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Ted 2: Simply ‘1’ of the worst movies ever made

Ted 2: Simply ‘1’ of the worst movies ever made



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