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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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Azle crime spree nets man 15 years

November 24, 2014
Azle crime spree nets man 15 years

Joe Floyd Coffee

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

All 20 dog cages at the Azle Animal Adoption Center are filled and the shelter will continue to take in every stray. Casey, a 19-21 week-old black pit bull mix pictured right has spent 297 days at the Azle Animal Shelter and is at high risk of euthanasia along with other furry friends who have been there for far too long.

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.

Eagle Heights Elementary Nurse Heather Lee said Azle is progressive when it comes to utilizing AEDs. Photo by Mark K. Campbell


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

Ila Truitt, 94, prepares all the produce that Life and Liberty Food Pantry receives. Approximately 150 families are served monthly on East Main Street.
Photo by Natalie Gentry

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

The top students and Scouts in Azle were honored at the annual Optimist Club Youth Appreciation Banquet at Forte Junior High Nov. 13. Photo courtesy Lisa Crabtree

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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