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Teens shot, man assaulted at party south of Azle

Teens shot, man assaulted at party south of Azle

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Hornets club Elks, Azle advances

The football Hornets used a 28-point third quarter to bury Burleson, win the Area round, and become the winningest team in AHS history with a 45-20 victory.
At Birdville’s ISD Fine Arts/ Athletic Complex, Azle (11-1) led 14-6 at halftime, a lead protected by a goal line stand.
Then came the big third period.
The Hornets will face Canutillo (11-1) at Midland’s Grande Communications Stadium Saturday, Nov. 29 at 4 p.m.
Full stories on Burleson and Cantillo in the Dec.… Read the rest

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Front Page News

AISD live!

AISD live!

Trio broadcasting school events

by Mark K. Campbell
Sometimes they’re all crammed close together like they were in the Chisholm Trail High School press box.
But that didn’t keep AHS senior Jason Shotwell, teacher Billy Mitchell, and head boys basketball coach Eddy Prather from broadcasting the football Hornets bi-district blowout of Dunbar Nov. 21.… Read the rest

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Azle crime spree nets man 15 years

Azle crime spree nets man 15 years

Coffee convicted of arson, aggravated robbery

By Carla Noah Stutsman
A crime spree in Azle last February that included stealing a vehicle, setting a home on fire, and robbing a convenience store landed now 41-year-old Joe Floyd Coffee in the Tarrant County jail.
That’s where he’ll be for the foreseeable future following a plea arrangement with the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office in the 371st District Court in Fort Worth on Nov. 13.… Read the rest

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Give an animal the gift of a home

Give an animal the gift of a home

Animal Shelter full, some longtime residents at risk of euthanasiaRead the rest

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Rotary contributes to wheelchair program

Dominican Republic needy get 350 chairs

by Mark K. Campbell
A former Rotary district governor told Azle club members just how their contributions to a wheelchair program helped result in heartfelt success.
Paul Geisel showed Rotarians how Azle’s $1,050 donation to the Dominican Wheelchair Project was matched by 50 percent by the local region.
Geisel said in volunteers’ four-day journey to the Dominican Republic, 350 wheelchairs were distributed – sometimes under harsh circumstances.… Read the rest

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Sports

Looking back at Hornet football district winners

Looking back at Hornet football district winners

Titles rare for Azle through the decades

by Mark K. Campbell
One reason for the excitement generated by the 2014 Hornet football is that it’s rare for Azle to win a district title.… Read the rest

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Lady Hornet basketball off to rock solid 4-1 start

Subvarsities sitting 7-3

Lady Hornet basketball is off and running at all three levels this season.
The varsity (4-1) notched another victory at home Nov. 18 with a 53-42 win over Sanger.
Peyton Berger shone; she turned in a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds.
Also excelling was Kaycie Dunkerley with 20 points.
AHS raced out to a 36-19 halftime lead.
Makenzi Bossert’s 11 rebounds led the Lady Hornets.… Read the rest

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Boys fall in hoops opener

The success of the football Hornets is keeping some of those athletes away from other sports – like basketball.
Still, the Hornets opened the hoops season at home against Granbury Nov. 18.
A one-point first quarter made things tough as Azle (0-1) lost 62-40.
Bowen Meyer paced the Hornets in scoring and rebounds with 15 and 6, respectively. He hit four 3-pointers.
Cole Maxfield and Josh Golliday added 6 points apiece.… Read the rest

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Movie Man

Mockingjay sets up major battle – for next year

Mockingjay sets up major battle – for next year

It’s really Star Wars’ fault.
When that movie hit so big in 1977 and word got out that two more were in the pipeline, fans went crazy with anticipation.
It seemed like it took forever for 1980 and 1983 to arrive with The Empire Strikes Back  and Return of the Jedi.
The trilogy craze was on.

About the film
Trilogies had arrived before the Star Wars trio, but they weren’t planned as such.

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