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Silver Creek Bridge closed

December 17, 2014

by Carla Noah Stutsman
We all know that scenic shortcut from Lakeside, around the west side of Lake Worth, and on into the White Settlement area.
But we’ll have to kiss it goodbye – until next summer, that is.
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), in partnership with the City of Fort Worth, began work on the Silver Creek bridge reconstruction project Dec. 1.… Read the rest

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Gym, CATE center construction moves along

December 17, 2014
Gym, CATE center construction moves along

The new competition gym, still on pace to open August 2015, is beginning to rise on the north side of Azle High School. Photo by Natalie Gentry

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Trustees for the Azle Independent School District (AISD) heard an update from Derek Herschberger, project manager with Buford-Thompson Company, the construction manager for the competition gymnasium, Career and Technology Education (CATE) center, and campus-wide sprinkler system at Azle High School.… Read the rest

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Hero’s Homecoming

December 17, 2014
Hero’s Homecoming

U.S. Army Pvt. Drake Seymour of the 1-504 Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, is home in the Azle area on 30 days leave. Pvt. Seymour served one tour in Afghanistan. He received a Welcome Home a Hero reception at Larry’s Carpet Saturday, Dec. 13, courtesy David Vaughan and his merry band of patriotic riders. Seymour is the son of Lauralee McGinlay and the grandson of Jim and Dottie McGinlay. His brothers Kade and Dawson were also happy to welcome him home. Vaughan and friends are always eager to do the same for any member of the U.

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‘Bay hands FD the boot

December 10, 2014
‘Bay hands FD the boot

With Reno Mayor Lynda Stokes perched atop it, Briar Volunteer Fire Department’s Engine 33 — now called Engine 49 or Engine 249 — rang its bells, flashed its lights and blew its siren as it traveled down Main Street during the Azle Christmas Parade Saturday, Dec. 6. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Ministry dinner event shines

December 10, 2014
Ministry dinner event shines

David and Daniele Shaffer provide leadership and direction with servants hearts at Son Shine Ministries. Photo by Larry Marx

Evening Son Shine, held Thursday evening, Dec. 4, at 404 West Main St., was the first fundraising event ever conducted by Son Shine Ministries – and thanks to the many friends in the Azle community, it was a “shining” success.… Read the rest

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Glenn named to new city post

December 3, 2014
Glenn named to new city post

Caitlin Glenn

As Economic Development Director

by Carla Noah Stutsman
When the city of Azle began its search for an Economic Development Director, officials knew they wanted someone “top notch” for the position.
The job opening was posted statewide on both the Texas Municipal League and Texas Economic Development Council websites.
“We had applicants from all around the state,” City Manager Craig Lemin said. “We are beyond happy with the candidate we’ve chosen for this position.”… Read the rest

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Action-packed holiday-themed weekend fun ahead

December 3, 2014

by Carla Noah Stutsman
We know your Christmas shopping is already finished, right?
And you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend.
Look no further: Three major Christmas events right here in Azle are sure to keep you entertained and all three provide opportunities to be a blessing to others, as well.

Annual Christmas Parade
Azle’s official Christmas Tree, located in front of the Azle Historical Museum at 124 W. Main Street, will be lit at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6.… Read the rest

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Adopt an Angel underway

December 3, 2014
Adopt an Angel underway

by Carla Noah Stutsman
You’ve noticed the child at your son or daughter’s school who doesn’t have a coat, and you wish you could help.
Take another look: see that little girl? Her single mother is struggling with a difficult decision. Does she make sure her daughter gets the Christmas presents she wants? Or should she pay the electric bill?
She doesn’t have the money to do both.… Read the rest

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Autumn Colors

December 3, 2014
Autumn Colors

In search of a reported grass fire, a News reporter stumbled upon this scenic view of autumn colors exploding across the countryside south of Azle. This particular location faces south on Hinkle Lane off Confederate Park Road, but many others abound in the area. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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AISD live!

November 24, 2014
AISD live!

Sending out AISD athletic events through cyberspace from Chisholm Trail High School Nov. 14 were (l-r) Eddy Prather, Billy Mitchell, and Jason Shotwell. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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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