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ERT puts AISD ahead of AED curve nationally

November 19, 2014
ERT puts AISD ahead of AED curve nationally

 

Every campus has a life-saving device

by Mark K. Campbell
Azle is different.

The school district is so proactive in medical emergencies that the AISD is used by a national organization as a positive example of being prepared.
Eagle Heights Elementary Nurse Heather Lee said two people locally have been saved by strategically placed Automated External Defibrillators (AED).… Read the rest

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Main Street food pantry helping area residents

November 19, 2014
Main Street food pantry helping area residents

94-year-old woman works on site

By Natalie Gentry
The Life and Liberty Food Pantry was helping local families in need Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 133 East Main Street in Azle.
The food pantry is funded by the Life and Liberty Church in Meadowbrook and has been serving the area for the past two years.… Read the rest

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Banquet honors AISD students: Optimists gather for 35th time

November 19, 2014
Banquet honors AISD students: Optimists gather for 35th time

by Mark K. Campbell
Once again, the Azle Optimist Club assembled to recognize some of the top students in the Azle Independent School District.
Emceed by Optimist President Edwin Newton, two students from each AISD school gathered at Forte Junior High.… Read the rest

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Happy Hornets

November 12, 2014
Happy Hornets

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‘Bay considers abolishing VFD

November 12, 2014

Vote slated Nov. 24 on contract with Briar VFD

by Carla Noah Stutsman
The regular monthly meeting of the Pelican Bay city council didn’t take place Monday, Nov. 10, as scheduled.
The consent agenda for the meeting included the approval of minutes from the Oct. 27 meeting, approval of the monthly police report and approval of the ordinance and animal control monthly report.
Items for deliberation included the review, discussion and possible action to terminate the contract between the city and the Pelican Bay Volunteer Fire Department, as well as the review, discussion and possible action to enter into a contract between the city and the Briar Volunteer Fire Department.… Read the rest

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First Movie in the Park a big hit

November 12, 2014
First Movie in the Park a big hit

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Polly Huffman was practically giddy Monday afternoon describing the first-ever Movie in the Park.
Presented by the city of Azle’s Special Events Advisory Board (SEAB), on which Huffman serves, the event held Saturday evening, Nov. 8 in the amphitheater of Central Park, capitalized on the success of the SEAB’s wildly popular Music in the Park Summer Concert Series.
Huffman estimated the crowd in attendance to see the Disney film Maleficent to be between 500 and 600 people – including many, many children.… Read the rest

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Annual Christmas Parade slated Dec. 6

November 12, 2014

Parade entries due Nov. 24 for ‘A Cowboy Christmas’ theme

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Azle’s annual Christmas Parade and Celebration will follow the theme “A Cowboy Christmas” when it kicks off at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, with the traditional tree-lighting ceremony at the Azle Historical Museum, 124 W. Main Street.
The parade and celebration are hosted this year by the Azle Historical Museum, Azle Area Chamber of Commerce, Optimist Club of Azle, The Main Place, and the Azle News.… Read the rest

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Noise! Louder!

November 12, 2014
Noise! Louder!

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Area election results finalized

November 12, 2014

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Voters in the cities of both Azle and Reno approved measures providing for maintenance and repairs of existing city streets during the general election held Tuesday, Nov. 4.
In Azle, voters overwhelmingly approved the extension of a one-fourth of one percent sales and use tax to fund continued maintenance and repairs to the city’s existing streets.
By a vote of 1,984 for (86.8 percent) to 302 against (13.2 percent), voters indicated their desire to continue that tax for another four years.… Read the rest

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Atheists force postponement of AISD assemblies

November 5, 2014

Youth rally at church conducted anyway

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Two assemblies scheduled in Azle secondary schools last week were postponed after the Azle Independent School District (AISD) received a letter of protest from the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF).
According to AISD Assistant Superintendent Tanya Anderson, the letter arrived after 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28. The assemblies were scheduled for the following day at Azle High School and Forte Junior High.… Read the rest

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