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Reno Council discusses regulating fireworks
RENO — Reno City Council discussed actions it could take to limit the use of fireworks without completely removing that right at the Jan. 17 meeting.
Dauenhauer was a valuable asset to the Springtown volleyball team, and has gone on to academic distinction.
Springtown’s Dauenhauer on elite list
MAGNOLIA, ARKANSAS — Brinklee Asher Dauenhauer earned a 4.0 GPA in the fall 2023 semester, securing a reputable position on Southern Arkansas University's President's list. Dauenhauer is a …
Sports
Springtown football players give their all
Nobody was sure what to expect of this season’s Porcupines football team. Everyone knew head coach Brian Hulett would have the team playing hard, but would his roster of talent be enough to …
Azle JV cheerleaders earn first place at regional contest
The Azle High School junior varsity cheer team and Hornet Muscle earned first place while competing at the 2023 National Cheerleaders Association regional contest on Nov. 12.
Azle Lady Hornets beat Joshua with last-second shot
The Lady Hornets rely on Cheryl Grubbs for her defense prowess and ability to nab rebounds. On Nov. 11, Grubbs, shown above, showed she is a powerhouse on offense, as well. She received an inbound …
Ridge Westendorf celebrates a defensive stand, something he and his teammates did well against Burkburnett.
Springtown football hosts regular season finale against Wichita Falls
SPRINGTOWN — The Porcupines locked down a football playoff spot a while back, making this Friday’s regular season finale against Wichita Falls mostly for fun. At least for …
Wesley Payne is Springtown’s only cross-country runner to qualify for the state meet this weekend in Round Rock.
Cross-country phenom plans to improve on last year’s showing at state
SPRINGTOWN — The undisputed leader in cross-country racing at Springtown High School is Wesley Payne. Now, he’s headed to the UIL state cross-country championship to see how he …
Education
Tidings and deals
AZLE — There was something for everyone at the 2024 Project Graduation Christmas Market Dec. 9. Vendors gathered throughout Azle High School to sell their wares in an effort to raise money for …
Together for the holidays
AZLE — Azle Junior High’s symphonic band, wind ensemble and choir came together for a Dec. 12 performance after only one joint rehearsal. Azle Junior High Principal Brian Roberts …
Azle ISD thanks community for passing bond election
December 18, 2023 The Azle ISD Board of Trustees would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to all who tirelessly work to support our school district and those who spent their volunteer …
Business
Local Government
Photo Galleries
Lady Hornets VS Lady Pirates
On Friday, Jan 19, 2024, the Azle Lady Hornets  basketball team  took on the Granbury Pirates, ultimately taking a loss of 31-49.
Hornets Take on the Pirates
On Friday, Jan 19, 2024, the Azle Hornets  basketball team  took on the Granbury Pirates, ultimately taking a loss of 52-66. 
Columnist
My opinions on computer gaming and some of my favorite games. I’ve been playing games on the home computer since the days of the Trash 80. I love indie, open-world, unique, puzzle, and resource games. The cake is a lie.
We Happy Few
We Happy Few is set in 1964 Britain, in an alternate timeline in which the nation lost the war with Germany. The citizens take a drug they call Joy that keeps them happy and causes memory loss, which is a bonus for many of these people. They have a lot of memories they’d like to suppress. But the drugs just aren’t working as well as they used to.
Sam Houston is a syndicated columnist and newspaper executive. He is also an actor, author, playwright and entertainment producer/promoter.
Which side of the coin does your candidate fall on?
As time has passed, the leaders in education have adjusted and altered curriculums to align with the perceived needs of contemporary society. Two generations ago, a traditional education included a healthy dose of the sciences, civics, mathematics and traditional languages like Latin.
Jennifer Harrison - My opinions on computer gaming and some of my favorite games. I’ve been playing games on the home computer since the days of the Trash 80. I love indie, open-world, unique, puzzle, and resource games. The cake is a lie.
Chuchel
Chuchel, from Amanita Designs, is another lighthearted game from Jaromír Plachý. He started work on Chuchel shortly after finishing Botanicula in 2012.
"Harbor Lights: Stories" by James Lee Burke
It's a hand-to-mouth existence; you never know where your next meal will come from, unless it's from a warden or a trusty. You never truly know who you're sleeping against or where your next ten bucks'll come from. There's no privacy living in the underbelly. You can lose your soul there. And in "Harbor Lights," a new short-story collection by James Lee Burke, you could also lose your life.
Dr. David Shaffer and his wife, Daniele, are Azle-area residents. David is the director of Son Shine Ministries (equipfamilies.org). He serves on the Azle Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors and is a chamber Ambassador (azlechamber.com).
The Value of a Tattered Ribbon
Sweat gathered onto the tip of my nose, the surface tension soon giving way to dripping at a surprisingly fast pace. My hands dampened from sweat cascading down my arm as I positioned myself in my starting block under a hot Texas midday sun.
Obituaries
Obituaries
Obituary: Jillian Leigh Pruitt
Obituary: Jillian Leigh Pruitt was born on December 17, 1981 in Atlanta, Georgia to Stanley and Gaye Taylor. Our beloved wife, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, and friend, passed away at home on …
Nina Vaughan 1935-2024
Nina Haugen Vaughan, 88, of Azle Texas, our beloved Mom and Gramma Nina, passed away peacefully at home on January 8, 2024 surrounded by family, after being lovingly and devotedly cared for in her …
Janet Diane English Farmer
Janet Farmer 1964-2023
Janet Diane English Farmer, 59, passed away in her sleep at her home on Nov. 20, 2023, in Burleson. Services were held on Saturday, Nov. 25 at 2 p.m. at Wiley Funeral Home in Glen Rose. Visitation …
Barbara Merrell 1942-2023
Barbara Dale Henry Merrell, 81 years, of Springtown, passed away Friday, Nov. 10, 2023. A funeral service to honor Barbara’s life will be held at 11 a.m. CST on Dec. 2, at Alexander's …
Wanda Haggard 1938-2023
Wanda Ruth Haggard, age 85, passed from this life on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2023, in Campbell, surrounded by family. A Celebration of Life was held at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, in Biggers Funeral …
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4 ways smart home technology can simplify your life
(BPT) - Smart home devices — like speakers, lights, plugs, thermostats, and cameras — can help simplify your day-to-day life with added convenience, efficiency, and peace of mind. In …
Potato plant radiation sensors could one day monitor radiation in areas surrounding power plants
While expanding nuclear energy production would provide carbon-free power and can help countries around the world meet their climate goals, nuclear energy could also come with some inherent risk. …
These 5 counties are most vulnerable to extreme winter weather
To determine which counties face the biggest risks from winter weather events like ice storms, blizzards, and cold waves, HVAC Gnome ranked 2024's most vulnerable counties for extreme winter weather.
When it comes to personal grooming, these hair and body landscaping habits are tops with Americans
LawnStarter surveyed more than 1,000 US adults to find out about their hair and body landscaping habits.
4 hacks to make your next game day watch party epic
(BPT) - With many exciting games underway, it's never too late to start planning a watch party that's sure to be remembered. Watch parties are a great way to get the family together so you can bond …