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Stevens visits the Supreme Court

May 15, 2013
Stevens visits the Supreme Court

Azle Rotarians heard about one of their own making a visit to the highest court in the land.
Jack Stevens headed to Washington, D.C. as part of his responsibilities as a board member of the Tarrant Regional Water District (to which he was just reelected).
Stevens told Rotarians May 9 that the TRWD lawsuit against Oklahoma had reached the Supreme Court.
He was there with a TRWD contingent as lawyers argued about the Red River Compact – a decades-old water agreement between Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas.… Read the rest

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Eagle Mountain Cleanup

May 15, 2013
Eagle Mountain Cleanup

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Public Service Week

May 15, 2013
Public Service Week

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Briar Fire Department

May 15, 2013
Briar Fire Department

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Graveside ceremony honoring Sgt. T. A. Dunaway

May 15, 2013
Graveside ceremony honoring Sgt. T. A. Dunaway

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Paarup tops in trombone nationally

May 15, 2013

Christian Paarup, an Azle High graduate, was named a finalist in the Frank Smith Tenor Trombone Competition.

A Baylor senior, Paarup will compete in the top event, the International Trombone Festival, June 26-29 in Columbus, Georgia.

Paarup was one of three Bear finalists, the second highest number of qualifiers after DePaul University in a competition that attracted players the world over.

Paarup and his fellow Baylor qualifiers are students of Brent Phillips, assistant professor of instrumental studies in the School of Music.Read the rest

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Mobley completes HPU internship

May 15, 2013

Azle grad Austin Mobley was honored for completing the 150 hours of service required for his criminal justice major.

He earned three hours credit toward his degree at Howard Payne University.

The 150 service hours – taken through the Texas Department of Public Safety – including working with “at risk” students and adults at local, state, and federal agencies as well as law firms, law enforcement agencies, and other organizations. Read the rest

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5K, 1K races to raise funds for AHS band

May 15, 2013

Runners and those who just want to help the local high school band program can sign up for Beats Running, a 5K and 1K Fun Run to be held Saturday, May 18 at 8 a.m. at Azle High School.

Presented by Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle, all proceeds from the benefit run will go to support the Azle High School Marching Green Pride .

Categories include 5K chip-timed, 5K untimed; 1K Fun Run/Walk and Virtual Runner (for those who wish to support and receive the t-shirt without actually participating).Read the rest

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FJH inducts 31 into honor society

May 8, 2013
FJH inducts 31 into honor society

National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) inductions were held May 2 at Santo J. Forte Junior High.
A group of 31 seventh graders was inducted for high standards in scholarship, leadership, character, citizenship, and community service.
Those inducted into NJHS:
Brooke Bailey, Kayleigh Baker, Brittany Beasley, Hannah Boud, Sierra Carlson, Trysten Cook, Hayley Craig, Jaymee Dalley, Emily Dang, Makennah Eager, Alexis Hanna, Joseph Hoselton, Kendall Hunt, Skylar Ingram, Autumn Johnson, Deanna Johnson, Benjamin Koiner, Jennifer Lara, Andrew Lutz, Marlee Mazza, Ainsley McDonald-Boyer, Jenna Okubo, Cataliena Pizarro, Angela Sandoval, Sydnee Stanley, Kelly Thetford, Nathan Ulshafer, Alyssa Westrup, Kayleigh White and Madison Gavarette Wilson.… Read the rest

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Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle

May 8, 2013
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle

Azle Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors assist Bob Ellzey, President of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle, in cutting the ribbon at the grand opening of the hospital’s new out-patient registration center Thursday, May 2. Ellzey presented a plaque to Karen Seafoss, center, and Shirley Dechert, right. The women represent the hospital’s auxiliary, who raise money through the THAZ’s gift shop, popcorn sales, and profits from Attic Reruns resale shop. The auxiliary donated a stunning $100,000 toward the remodel and repurposing of space in the hospital into the new out-patient registration center.… Read the rest

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