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Officials, citizens unite in search for missing 84 year old

April 16, 2014
Officials, citizens unite in search for missing 84 year old

Woman found safe in bushes

by Carla Noah Stutsman
The sun was going down when the call first sounded.
An elderly woman suffering from dementia was reported missing from Azle Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center located at 721 Dunaway Lane Thursday, April 10.
She was found, hours later, safe and without injury, hiding behind some shrubbery in a courtyard located in the center of Azle Manor.… Read the rest

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Azle council approves city facility IT network upgrade

April 16, 2014

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Azle’s city hall – along with most other city facilities – is getting a much-needed and long-anticipated upgrade to its IT network.
The city council approved the measure during its regular monthly meeting held April 1.
At an estimated up-front cost of $76,000 plus a nominal increase to monthly access charges, the upgrade is something that would normally be brought up as an annual budget request, according to City Manager Craig Lemin.… Read the rest

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Relay reboot:

April 16, 2014

New location, schedule aim to boost participation in Azle Relay For Life

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Changes are afoot for the annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Azle and they’re expected to help make the event bigger and better than ever before.
A new location and shorter event time will contribute to the made-over Relay.
Slated for 6 p.m.-12 midnight Friday, May 16 in Central Park in Azle, opening ceremonies will begin promptly at 6, followed by the Survivor and Caregiver lap at 6:30.… Read the rest

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Lunar Eclipse Blood Moon

April 16, 2014
Lunar Eclipse Blood Moon

This series of photos taken April 15 shows the progression of the eclipse during different stages. From the whole moon (left) to the blood moon (right).
Photos by Ryan Burger

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Shearer cooks his way to a win at Final Four

April 9, 2014
Shearer cooks his way to a win at Final Four

Silver Creek PE teacher secures physical fitness grant

by Carla Noah Stutsman
When you tell someone a local elementary school PE teacher competed in a cook-off at halftime at the Final Four, they tend to look at you like you have two heads.… Read the rest

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State Champs!

April 9, 2014
State Champs!

AHS Indoor Drumline wows judges in College Station

by Carla Noah Stutsman

No. 1.
“You could feel the energy when you walked in – it was incredible,” Richard Kearns said. “The kids did a great job, but the amount of support we get from Azle is overwhelming. So many people drove down to support us.”… Read the rest

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Under attack:

April 9, 2014
Under attack:

Man wrecks city vehicle, injures two officers at Azle police station

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
A former employee of the Springtown Independent School District is held in the Tarrant County jail after he waged an attack on the Azle Police Department Saturday night, April 5.
A police vehicle owned by the city was damaged and two officers were injured in the wake of the attack.… Read the rest

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Former AHS wrestler dies in Colorado

April 9, 2014
Former AHS wrestler dies in Colorado

Heard grew up in Azle area

by Mark K. Campbell
Dammion Heard, a Texas high school state wrestling champion who honed his skills in Azle, died in Colorado.
The 20-year-old student-athlete at Western State University in Gunnison had just completed his freshman season.
Heard was last seen on the campus Saturday, March 29.
His body was discovered on Bureau of Land Management property about eight miles from Gunnison April 3.… Read the rest

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AISD AEDs batting 1.000

April 2, 2014
AISD AEDs batting 1.000

Teacher’s life saved by defibrillator

by Carla Noah Stutsman
It’s happened again, at a second Azle school.
An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) saved another life.
It’s no less miraculous the second time around – if you’re not inclined to believe that, just ask anyone who was there.… Read the rest

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Silver Creek students, faculty ready for Coaches Cook-off

April 2, 2014
Silver Creek students, faculty ready for Coaches Cook-off

Competing for $100,000 PE grant from LG

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Trey Shearer has been feeling a little pressure lately.
During interviews over Spring Break with representatives from LG and Project Fit America, he was told “if you don’t make the Final Four, it’s all on you – and if you do make it, it’s because of you.”
Shearer, Silver Creek Elementary’ s physical education teacher, channeled that pressure into positive momentum and was ultimately selected as one of four coaches who will compete in the for a $100,000 physical education grant in LG’s Coaches Cook-Off competition during the NCAA Men’s Final Four weekend.… Read the rest

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