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AHS seniors see more than $2 million in scholarships awarded

June 7, 2017
AHS seniors see more than $2 million in scholarships awarded

With help from the Emerald Dazzlers and some catchy tunes, the Azle Education Foundation handed out multiple scholarships.

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Seniors at Azle High School gathered in the school auditorium Thursday, May 25, with anxious anticipation.
The annual presentation of scholarships saw more than $2 million awarded to graduating AHS seniors.
Military scholarships totaled more than $414,000, while locally, businesses, organizations, families, and individuals donated $167,795 to help local students further their educations.
Add to those amounts $1,425,880 in scholarships from universities and colleges, and AHS graduating seniors benefited from $2,007,675 in total funds for higher education.
Emcee for the event was AHS counselor Amanda Terrell, who also presented a number of scholarships.… Read the rest

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Azle teen charged with murder

May 31, 2017
Azle teen charged with murder

Calvin Raleigh Pederson
… charged with murder

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
An Azle teenager faces a murder charge in the shooting death of a Weatherford man.
Calvin Raleigh Pederson, 17, is held in the Parker County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bond. He is accused of shooting David Malone, 26, about 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 26, in the parking area of a duplex in the 200 block of Joyce Street, just north of the Weatherford city limits.… Read the rest

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Marquart, Hightower lead AHS class of 2017

May 31, 2017
Marquart, Hightower lead AHS class of 2017

Hadassah Marquart, left, is valedictorian, and Kassidy Hightower, right, is salutatorian of the Azle High School class of 2017. Each will address graduating seniors during commencement exercises Monday, June 5, at 7 p.m. at the Fort Worth Convention Center. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

Seniors walk stage June 5 at Fort Worth Convention Center

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Azle High School’s 2017 valedictorian and salutatorian are as different as night and day, but they do have a common denominator: New York.
Valedictorian Hadassah Marquart spent her third grade year there when her father’s job relocated him temporarily.
Salutatorian Kassidy Hightower is headed to the Big Apple to attend Hofstra University in Hempstead on Long Island.… Read the rest

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Spring Drills Over For Football Hornets

May 31, 2017
Spring Drills Over For Football Hornets

Azle High School coaches monitor a play during the annual Green-White football game at Hornet Field May 24. The scrimmage ended 2017 spring drills as multiple squads competed in a bevy of gridiron situations. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Snakes alive!

May 31, 2017

Hospital has treated 5 bites locally in last 2 months

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Summer.
It’s the season for swimming, boating, barbecue, snow cones, and tons of Texas fun.
And snakes.
Emergency department physicians at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle see a number of snake bite victims each year.
“We have treated five patients in April and May for snake bites,” said Dr. Keegan Miller. “Only two required observation in the hospital.”
With summer – the most likely time of year for snake bites – quickly approaching, Dr. Miller offered some timely information and tips on what to do if you or a companion is bitten by a snake.… Read the rest

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Man’s death on Eagle Mt. ruled a suicide

May 24, 2017

Mysterious explosion rocked homes March 28

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
When a loud explosion shook homes and rattled windows in neighborhoods along the western shores of Eagle Mountain Lake the evening of March 28, speculation abounded.
Those who ran outdoors to look for signs of what may have caused the explosion found none.
“Somebody just shot off some tannerite,” one man said.… Read the rest

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Music in the Park season starts June 2

May 24, 2017
Music in the Park season starts June 2

A big hit at the 2016 Sting Fling, Poo Live Crew returns to the Central Park amphitheater stage to kick
off Music in the Park Friday, June 2.

Food trucks new addition this summer

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
From returning crowd favorites to some talent new to the Azle stage, Music in the Park’s 2017 Summer Concert Series promises something for everyone’s musical tastes.
This year, it also offers something everyone understands and appreciates – gourmet food and dessert trucks.
Music in the Park begins at 8 p.m. each Friday in June and July in the amphitheater in Central Park, 263 West Main St., next to the Azle Memorial Library, and features free admission, free water, and free popcorn.… Read the rest

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Smiths retire from ministry at Lakeside Church of God

May 24, 2017
Smiths retire from ministry at Lakeside Church of God

Rev. Carroll and Joyce Smith
… retiring from ministry at Lakeside Church of God

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
For 52 years, Rev. Carroll and Joyce Smith have served in full-time ministry, the last 31 years as senior pastors at Lakeside Church of God.
The Smiths’ retirement will be celebrated with a reception in the church’s activity center from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, June 4.
The Lakeside Church of God is located at 9396 Confederate Park Road in Lakeside.… Read the rest

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Thanks for Serving

May 24, 2017
Thanks for Serving

Outgoing Azle city council member Place 4 Paul Crabtree tries to figure out just what his parting gift is during the May 16 council meeting. Crabtree was honored for his 10 years of service to the city with a plaque, a gift – it was a set of pens – and cake and ice cream for all in attendance. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Weather Blows Through

May 24, 2017
Weather Blows Through

Wind gusts topping 60 miles per hour – but very little rain – Thursday, May 18, wreaked havoc across Azle. Area firefighters rescued a trapped person when the porch of a mobile home partially collapsed on West Timberlake Drive in Reno. Elsewhere several trees snapped or were uprooted in the area. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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