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WNV confirmed near Azle, ground spraying tonight

May 22, 2017
WNV confirmed near Azle, ground spraying tonight

Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) will conduct ground spraying in the area around Walter Smith Court after confirming the presence of West Nile Virus in a mosquito sample collected there.
The location is in unincorporated Tarrant County just south of the city of Azle off Florence Drive.
Weather permitting, TCPH will begin ground spraying efforts in the area tonight – Monday, May 22 – beginning at 9 p.m. and concluding by 5 a.m. Tuesday morning.
In an effort to inform the public, TCPH has issued a notification to neighbors in the area and will continue until the time of spraying. You can find the most current information on Tarrant County’s Be Mosquito Free webpage or its Facebook page.… Read the rest

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Water main break affects TImberlake Estates

May 19, 2017

Residents in the Timberlake Estates area are without water this morning, Friday, May 19, as city crews work to repair a water main.
Water will be shut off for about three hours – from 9 a.m. until around noon – on Driftwood Court, Lamplighter Court, Robinwood Lane, Lake Terrace Drive, Oak Hollow Court, and in the 300 and 400 blocks of Timberlake Drive.
Please check the city of Azle website at www.cityofazle.org for updates. … Read the rest

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Hundreds of bicyclists to ride through Azle Sunday, May 21

May 17, 2017
Hundreds of bicyclists to ride through Azle Sunday, May 21

Tri Fort Worth triathlon route runs through Azle

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN

Hundred of bicycle-riders will roll through the city of Azle Sunday, May 21, as part of the inaugural Tri Fort Worth – a triathlon in which competitors will swim, then bike, and finally run.

The event is hosted by the city of Fort Worth, with the bicycle leg of the race coming through Azle beginning about 8 a.m.

Following a dip into Marine Creek Lake, competitors will enter the city of Azle on Wells Burnett Road after crossing the spillway dam on Eagle Mountain Lake.

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Wasser is Azle Masonic Lodge’s winning teacher

May 17, 2017
Wasser is Azle Masonic Lodge’s  winning teacher

Kayleigh Wasser
… Masonic Lodge Teacher of the Month

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The Azle Masonic Lodge #601 has named Kayleigh Wasser its Teacher of the Month for May.
Mrs. Wasser began her teaching career at Silver Creek Elementary four years ago after graduating from Texas Woman’s University in Denton.
According to a spokesperson for Silver Creek Elementary, Wasser teaches kindergarten and was also nominated by her peers as the school’s Teacher of the Year.
“Mrs. Wasser goes above and beyond every day to meet the needs of all her students,” the spokesperson said.
“We are very thankful she is a teacher at Silver Creek Elementary.”… Read the rest

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Tops in Texas

May 17, 2017
Tops in Texas

Dr. Greg Phillips (right) attended the May 15 AISD board meeting to praise the skills and talents of Azle teacher Monica Amyett. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Amyett is No. 1 among all science teachers

BY Mark K. Campbell
Azle ISD teacher Monica Amyett won the Texas Medical Association’s Ernest and Sarah Butler Award for Excellence in Science.
She received the honor that proclaimed her the “best science teacher in Texas,” said TMA’s Dr. Greg Phillips.… Read the rest

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Tatge gradates from Kan. college

May 17, 2017

Jacob Tatge of Azle graduated Kansas Wesleyan University on Saturday, May 6 in Salina, Kansas.
In addition to earning a bachelor of arts degree in emergency management, Tatge was named to KWU’s Dean’s Honor Roll for the spring 2017 semester.
In order to receive the honor, Tatge was required to be a full-time student with a grade point average for the semester of 3.25-3.74 with no incomplete courses.… Read the rest

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AHS duo club’s elite students

May 17, 2017
AHS duo club’s elite students

Kristina Perryman and Harlan Tunnell were named the Tex-Anne and Texan for May by the Azle Optimist Club. With them are AHS Principal Randy Cobb and club president Linda Williams. Photo courtesy Edwin Newton

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
Kristina Perryman and Harlan Tunnell were selected as the Azle Optimist Club’s Students of the Month for May.
Perryman, daughter of Daniel and Donna Steadham, hopes to head for Stephen F. Austin University to major in biological engineering.
She is ranked No. 61 out of the 368 members of the Class of 2017.
She said moving up in her class rank was an accomplishment she was proud of.… Read the rest

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Pennies add up at AISD

May 17, 2017
Pennies add up at AISD

Walnut Creek Elementary School students Haylo Claxton and Kaylee Thomason show off the schools’ trophy with winning class teacher Jana Hunt (left) and Principal Jessica Hanson. Photo courtesy Edwin Newton

Schools collect copper to combat hunger

By Edwin Newton
It was a record year for the local Penny Drive – and area school children will be the beneficiaries of the community’s generosity.
The Azle Optimist Club collected approximately $10,659 through its annual Penny Drive. It was the largest amount collected to date – besting the high-water mark of $10,068 in 2011.
For the third year in a row, Walnut Creek Elementary School gathered the most cash, per capita, of any Azle school – just over $1,505.… Read the rest

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Mother’s Day Art

May 17, 2017
Mother’s Day Art

Residents at Azle Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation enjoyed an afternoon of “Painting With a Twist” as part of the facility’s Mother’s Day celebration Friday, May 12.

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Senior Spotlight

May 17, 2017

BY BARBARA “BABS” BAGWELL
Learn more about all the events happening at Sixty & Better Senior Center of Azle by calling 817-444-0070 or come visit 601 Southeast Parkway in Ash Creek Park.
The Center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and hosts classes, trips and other activities to keep seniors entertained and engaged.
The weight of evidence suggests that social connections help maintain thinking skills and slows cognitive decline in later life.
Coming up this month are:
May 18: AARP Driver class and computer class
May 19: Produce Day
May 22: Red Hats Day
May 23: Bible study and bingo
May 24: Pet food delivery
May 25: Computer class
May 26: Funny Friday
May 29: Closed for Memorial Day
May 31: Kiowa Casino Day Trip.… Read the rest

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