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Golf and kids

June 10, 2015
Golf and kids

Robert Landers, Azle’s former golf pro, told Rotarians about his desire to see that children get clubs free to interest them in the sport. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Landers still all about helping kids get into the sport BY MARK K. CAMPBELL If a kid doesn’t have a golf club and wants to learn the sport, Robert Landers will hook him or her up. Speaking to the Azle Rotary Club June 4, the former Senior PGA Tour player said he currently has 5,000 clubs in his barn – sticks he often refurbishes and remakes into clubs suitable for use.
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AISD honors its best and retirees

June 10, 2015
AISD honors its best and retirees

Seventeen AISD employees – mostly teachers – retired and were honored at an assembly June 1 at Azle High School. Pictured: (l-r) Cathy Ostermann, Patricia Ballew, John Darnell, Cynthia Eastin, Royal Ward, Sandra Carter, Jane Greer, and Deborah Heath. Not pictured: Janet Dewey, Richard Sturm, N. Denise Harper, Marian Pfennig, Martha Reddin, Patricia Westbrook, Thressa Kiest, Todd Urbanek, and Dawna McColl.

Members of the faculty, staff and administrators with the Azle Independent School District were honored in an assembly Monday, June 1 at Azle High School.
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Attacker shot dead by Tarrant deputy

June 3, 2015

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
A man who brutally attacked his younger brother, mother, and grandmother with a knife was shot and killed by a Tarrant County Sheriff’s deputy Monday, June 1, in Timberlake Estates.
Kamal Hisham Dajani, 26, was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident at 11:41 p.m. according to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Dajani’s mother and grandmother were each airlifted to John Peter Smith Hospital for treatment of serious, possibly critical injuries.
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High water closes lake, park

June 3, 2015
High water closes lake, park

Eagle Mountain Lake was closed May 29 due to high water. On the afternoon of Monday, June 1, the picnic tables at Shady Grove Park could only be accessed by wading through calf-high water. Officials closed the park. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Three months ago, many people thought Eagle Mountain Lake might never return to being…well, a lake.
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High water closes lake, park

June 3, 2015
High water closes lake, park

Eagle Mountain Lake was closed May 29 due to high water. On the afternoon of Monday, June 1, the picnic tables at Shady Grove Park could only be accessed by wading through calf-high water. Officials closed the park. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman… Read the rest

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Library Kicks Off Heroic Reading Clubs

June 3, 2015
Library Kicks Off Heroic Reading Clubs

Young reader Daniel Cohee joins forces with (l-r) Mia “Batgirl” Gordy, Brittany “Elastigirl” Culver, and Averie “Supergirl” Womack on the June 1 blast off day of the Azle Memorial Library’s summer reading programs. For more information, fly over to www.azlelibrary.org. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Try, try again

June 3, 2015

Bridge construction to close South Stewart St.

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
After 13 years of false starts, it appears that the Texas Department of Transportation will actually begin work to replace the bridge over Ash Creek on South Stewart Street in mid-June.
A planned start date of June 8 has already been pushed back about a week, and a completion date of November has likewise been adjusted to “early next year.”
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A Roller Coaster of a Showcase

May 27, 2015
A Roller Coaster of a Showcase

Thousands gathered at Azle High School Thursday, May 21 for the Azle ISD’s annual Showcase, where students from every campus and every grade demonstrate their best work of the school year. Above, AHS teacher Andy Zapata encourages a student demonstrating a roller coaster.
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Kayaker drowns in Trinity River

May 27, 2015
Kayaker drowns in Trinity River

Lake Worth man found in EML discharge pool

 

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
One of six kayakers who set out on the West Fork of the Trinity River near Eagle Mountain Lake Saturday evening, May 23, drowned after the group was overtaken by water being released from the lake.
The body of Joshua James Reed, 29, of Lake Worth, was recovered Sunday, May 24, at 2:49 p.m. by lake patrol officers with Tarrant Regional Water District and game wardens with Texas Parks and Wildlife.
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Enhancing Azle’s future: Plans in place to attract more businesses here

May 27, 2015
Enhancing Azle’s future: Plans in place to attract more businesses here

Caitlin Glenn

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
Caitlin Glenn likes to trumpet Azle – and its potential.
That’s her job as the city’s economic development director.
And she’s plenty passionate about making Azle more attractive to outside interests.
When voters approved the creation of a municipal development district, Tarrant County taxpayers began contributing one-half cent sales take on Oct. 1, 2013.
Speaking to the Azle Rotary Club, Glenn added that improvements will be made to the Parker County side of town, too.
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