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Keeping the lakes full

Keeping the lakes full

At Shady Grove Park, folks cool off in Eagle Mountain Lake during the 100-degree temperatures. Water pumped up from Richland Chambers Lake kept EML from becoming a “mud hole” during the recent drought. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Water district looking 50 years into the future

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
“The ick factor.”
When Tarrant Regional Water District Assistant General Manager Dan Buhman was discussing four ways the organization is trying to keep local lakes full, one method involved “reuse” – treated shower and toilet water.
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High-speed chase ends here; unrestrained 5 year old in vehicle

High-speed chase ends here; unrestrained 5 year old in vehicle

Lance Joshua Brown

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
A Springtown man was arrested July 18 south of Azle and charged with evading arrest with a vehicle as well as endangering a child with imminent danger of bodily injury following a high-speed pursuit.
According to an affidavit filed by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies, Lance Joshua Brown, 24, ran a stop sign at the intersection of SH 199 and Ashwood Drive, but failed to stop when deputies tried to pull him over.
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Trade goods – or kids – at APD’s new exchange zone

Trade goods – or kids – at APD’s new exchange zone

Two parking spaces at City Hall have been designated as an exchange zone where citizens can exchange goods purchased online or even transfer the custody of children for parental visitation and return. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

In cities both large and small, across Texas and the nation, “exchange zones” are becoming more popular.
The idea for exchange zones came about as a way to provide a safe and secure location where people who utilize online services such as Craiglist and others can exchange goods and payments with a buyer or seller they do not know personally.
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Group hopes to support, record history of AFD

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
If you admire the brotherhood of firefighters, there’s a new opportunity to support the Azle Fire Department.
A group of Azle citizens has formed the Azle Fire Department Foundation (AFDF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation, to support the Azle FD through fundraising as well as preservation of the department’s history.
“We want to promote the Azle Fire Department by keeping the community aware of what’s going on and all they do,” said Robbie Porch, president of the AFDF. “There is a lot of history in the department, and until now, there’s been no one to keep up with it all.”
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Sports

Two Lady Hornet wrestlers compete at national event in ND

Two Lady Hornet wrestlers compete at national event in ND

Hali Davis

Davis places on Team Texas Cadet squad

by Mark K. Campbell
Lady Hornets Hali Davis and Lauren Dale ventured to Fargo, North Dakota as part of Team Texas, led by Azle High School Coach Monica Allen.
There, competing at the national tournament, Davis placed third in the Cadet division.
That Texas team, comprised of sophomores and freshmen, finished third.
Team Texas’ junior division took fourth.
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Football takes spotlight as 2015 year nears

The 2015 football season is just weeks away and activities around the Azle ISD are gearing toward its start.

Football camp
The annual Youth Football Camp led by AISD coaches is Aug. 3-6.
Two sessions are planned: from 8:30-10:30 a.m. for incoming 2-6 graders and 6:30-8:30 for 7-9 graders.
The fee for all is $65 and registration is available online at azleisd.net.
Head Coach Devon Dorris will conduct a Women’s Football Clinic Tuesday, Aug. 11 at the AHS field house beginning at 6:30 p.m.
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Lady Hornet 2015 Basketball Camp

Lady Hornet 2015 Basketball Camp

Scores of young athletes poured into Azle High School gyms for Coach Mitzi Marquart’s annual basketball camp. The veteran coach – with several other AISD coaches – drilled future Lady Hornets on form and dexterity through multiple skill sessions.
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Movie Man

Pixels doesn’t one up Sandler’s film reputation

Pixels doesn’t one up Sandler’s film reputation



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