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Library gala nets $135K

October 15, 2014
Library gala nets $135K

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Love for the Azle Memorial Library – often called the “hallmark of Azle” – crosses all economic boundaries.… Read the rest

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Student health, safety lead school closure decisions

October 15, 2014
Student health, safety lead school closure decisions

AISD procedures outlined

by Carla Noah Stutsman
The weather forecasting community is predicting the winter of 2014-2015 to be both wetter and colder than average, which points to the possibility of more snow and ice.
Across the nation, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is infecting more and more people, mostly infants, children and teenagers, and causing respiratory difficulties and flu-like symptoms.
Then there is the first Ebola case in the nation – in Dallas, just 50 miles from Azle – that resulted in the death of a Liberian man.… Read the rest

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Addition embroiled in lawsuit fallout

October 8, 2014
Addition embroiled in lawsuit fallout

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Since February, more than 160 land owners in a local neighborhood have been the subject of a lawsuit filed by a fellow property owner.… Read the rest

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Burn ban issued in Tarrant County

October 8, 2014

Restrictions to remain in place until Jan. 2015

by Carla Noah Stutsman
At the request of Tarrant County Fire Marshal Randy Renois, the Tarrant County Commissioners Court approved a ban on all outdoor burning Tuesday, Oct. 7.
The ban became effective immediately upon approval and prohibits all outdoor burning; it will be in place for the next 90 days or until approximately Jan. 7, 2015.… Read the rest

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Street tax on Nov. ballot

October 8, 2014

Azle voters must decide whether to renew 1/4-cent tax for 4 years

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Since September 2003, a voter-approved 1/4 of one percent sales tax has generated more than $3,929,187 for the purpose of repairing existing streets within the city of Azle.
The Street Maintenance Sales Tax must be adopted or “re-authorized” by an election in the city every four years.
The measure will appear on the ballot for Azle voters in the Nov.… Read the rest

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AHS 2014 Homecoming

October 8, 2014
AHS 2014 Homecoming

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AISD enrollment up

October 1, 2014
AISD enrollment up

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Enrollment is up in the Azle Independent School District (AISD), and that means a lot more than just more students.
According to AISD Finance Director Monica Miller, it also means more funds coming into the district.
Miller said that at the end of the 2013-2014 school year, 5,902 students were enrolled in the district.
As of this week, a total of 6,131 students are enrolled in the ten campuses that comprise the AISD.… Read the rest

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Showtime in Saginaw!

October 1, 2014
Showtime in Saginaw!

The Marching Green Pride earned Azle and Boswell fans’ applause and cheers when the AHS band performed its new show – The Greatest Show on Turf – in full costume at the Take the Lake game in Saginaw.
The whirling program contained not only an array of dancers and circus performers like a bearded lady, a strongman, and a drum horse, but the traditional skilled Marching Green Pride maneuvers the group is renown for.… Read the rest

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Laundry incident foiled by bystanders, Azle Police

October 1, 2014

by Carla Noah Stutsman
A young boy and his mother were shaken up Sept. 26 after a man attempted to kidnap the boy from a local business.
According to Azle Police Detective Sgt. Kevin Rogers, officers were dispatched to a physical disturbance at the Quick Wash self-service laundry on Industrial Avenue about 6:30 p.m.
While en route to the disturbance, officers learned that a man was assaulting a woman and trying to take her young child.… Read the rest

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Now hiring

September 24, 2014

City seeking APD Chief, development director, others

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Now that the city of Azle has adopted a budget and corresponding tax rate for fiscal year 2014-2015, city administrators are on the hunt for some key leaders to fill vacancies.
The city officially posted job openings for a Municipal Development Director – a recently created position – as well as for a police chief. The chief position was vacated upon the sudden retirement of Randy Reed May 30.… Read the rest

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