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Bowie City Council kills dock ordinance

Disagreements on the permit fee to build structures on the Bowie Reservoir side of Lake Amon G. Carter led to the defeat of an ordinance that would have allowed docks, piers, boathouses and walkways. The Bowie City Council could not come to an agreement but it was the building permit...

Two more county schools join the four-day week schedule

Two more Montague County school districts will be moving to the four-day school week this year with teacher retention and recruitment the driving forces for this change. Gold-Burg and Montague Independent School Districts join Prairie Valley ISD, which enters its second year of the four-day week. While other county districts have not formally gone to four-days, they are all using different methods to get a shorter week in some fashion while still getting the required 75,600 minutes for students.

RockBox Fitness opens boxing-based workout studio in Keller

A RockBox Fitness location is now open at 1521 Keller Parkway, Ste. 500, Keller. (Courtesy Rockbox Fitness) A RockBox Fitness location is now open at 1521 Keller Parkway, Ste. 500, Keller. The boxing-based workout studio held its first official classes in late June. The studio offers individualized fitness classes and full-body workouts. No boxing experience is required, according to its website. 817-369-3795.

Get ready for the Best of Azle!

Sam Houston is a syndicated columnist and newspaper executive. He is also an author, playwright, actor, and entertainment producer/promoter. The Azle News is pleased to announce the start of the Best of Azle competition. This exciting event allows you, our readers, to vote for your favorite businesses in a variety of categories such as “best electrician,” “best plumber,” “best Mexican food,” “best hamburger” and many other categories.

TWU’s dining refresh for fall promises more flavor, better options

After a cosmetic refresh, Mondo Subs will replace the old Which Wich in CFO. It’s billed as an affordable sub sandwich option. While it will not offer salads, there will be soup and sides, including cookies and chips. Students can get their subs toasted or cold, and the bread is baked fresh daily. Prices for 6-inch subs are $3.99-$6.99, and 12-inch subs are $7.99-$12.99. Opening specials will include a coupon for a free cookie on your first visit, and watch for other opportunities to win lunch for a week!

Tea shop opens in Northlake

A new tea shop celebrated its grand opening over the weekend in Northlake. Tea Xetera is now open in Northlake Commons, at 101 Plaza Place, Suite 250. Customers can stop by for a wide variety of house-brewed loose leaf tea, hot or iced, including flavors such as southern peach, mango tango, matcha latte and many more, including weekly specials.

Reports say these are the best restaurants for sandwiches in Texas

DALLAS (KDAF) — When someone makes a claim or says something is the best, you must always be a little skeptical and with food, there’s even more reason to stick to your guns and opinions because your tastebuds usually won’t steer you wrong. But what if someone else’s opinion/taste buds could lead you to greener pastures, or in this case, better sandwiches?

Athletic performance camp helps girls with various sports

Zigzagging down a soccer field requires the ability to both zig and zag with speed and precision. Performance camp, held weekday mornings at Azle High School in summer, helps athletes with everything from A to Z. On July 21, strength and conditioning coach Monte Sparkman led about three dozen high...

Crown Tacos brings authentic Mexican food to Keller

Crown Tacos opened in Keller on July 9. (Courtesy Crown Tacos) Crown Tacos held its grand opening July 9 at 801 S. Main St., Keller. The restaurant was opened by Crown Catering Texas. It will offer an array of dishes, including homemade dishes such as tortillas and salsas. Crown Tacos was “10 years in the making with authentic flavors straight from the heart of Mexico,” the restaurant said via a Facebook message. 817-739-7497.

Foodie Friday: The Barrel

New to Bartonville is The Barrel, a wine and whiskey restaurant owned by Lantana resident, Brandon Bohannan and his partners. This new restaurant is exactly what Bartonville needs. It perfectly combines ambiance, hospitality, a bar selection, and a menu with unique offerings you won’t find anywhere else. You may...

Oak Street Beauty Bar brings skin care to Roanoke

Oak Street Beauty Bar opened in Roanoke on July 23. (Courtesy Oak Street Beauty Bar) Oak Street Beauty Bar held its grand opening July 23 at 504 N. Oak St., Ste. 4, Roanoke. The store is a boutique-style beauty bar, according to its website. Oak Street Beauty Bar offers services for facials, acne treatments, waxing, lash and brow treatments, and more. It also offers Laurel skin care products for purchase. 817-266-2725.