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AISD live!

November 24, 2014
AISD live!

Trio broadcasting school events

by Mark K. Campbell
Sometimes they’re all crammed close together like they were in the Chisholm Trail High School press box.
But that didn’t keep AHS senior Jason Shotwell, teacher Billy Mitchell, and head boys basketball coach Eddy Prather from broadcasting the football Hornets bi-district blowout of Dunbar Nov. 21.… Read the rest

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Azle crime spree nets man 15 years

November 24, 2014
Azle crime spree nets man 15 years

Coffee convicted of arson, aggravated robbery

By Carla Noah Stutsman
A crime spree in Azle last February that included stealing a vehicle, setting a home on fire, and robbing a convenience store landed now 41-year-old Joe Floyd Coffee in the Tarrant County jail.
That’s where he’ll be for the foreseeable future following a plea arrangement with the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office in the 371st District Court in Fort Worth on Nov. 13.… Read the rest

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Give an animal the gift of a home

November 24, 2014
Give an animal the gift of a home

Animal Shelter full, some longtime residents at risk of euthanasiaRead the rest

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Rotary contributes to wheelchair program

November 24, 2014

Dominican Republic needy get 350 chairs

by Mark K. Campbell
A former Rotary district governor told Azle club members just how their contributions to a wheelchair program helped result in heartfelt success.
Paul Geisel showed Rotarians how Azle’s $1,050 donation to the Dominican Wheelchair Project was matched by 50 percent by the local region.
Geisel said in volunteers’ four-day journey to the Dominican Republic, 350 wheelchairs were distributed – sometimes under harsh circumstances.… Read the rest

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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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