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Popcorn Players Launch 2015 Season

January 28, 2015
Popcorn Players Launch 2015 Season

The Popcorn Players will raise the curtain on their first play of 2015, The Last Round Up of The Guacamole Queens starting Jan. 30. Directed by Monica Goth, the play is No. 101 for the group. Other performances are set for Jan. 31-Feb. 1 and Feb. 6-8. The cast: (front, l-r) Susan Ooten, Cynthia Hall; (middle) Rita Davis, Carol Braden, Heather Stark; (back) Matt Demand, Scott Nurmela, Barry Ingle, Gwen Gibbons, BD Smith, Loura Shamblee, and Julie Donahew-Hege. Visit www.azlearts.org for more information.

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Azle trio graduates from TWU

January 28, 2015

Three Azle High School graduates have earned college degrees from Texas Woman’s University in Denton.
Sally Baucom got a bachelor of science in nursing.
Diana Shaw earned a bachelor of general studies.
Amy Staples got a master of library science.
All degrees were conferred during the fall commencement exercises Dec. 12-13 on the TWU campus where 1,161 were awarded.… Read the rest

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Reading rev up

January 28, 2015

Azle ISD plans book festival for 2nd, 5th graders in February

by Carla Noah Stutsman
It’s all the buzz around Azle – Book Buzz, that is.
It’s the Hangin’ With the Hornets Book Buzz, and it’s one more in a string of innovative learning tools brought to students within the Azle Independent School District.
The reading festival will be held from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21 in the Azle High School Indoor Practice Facility.… Read the rest

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Near Head-On Crash

January 28, 2015
Near Head-On Crash

Minor injuries were reported as a result of this near-head-on collision at the intersection of FM 730 South and Veal Station Road Jan. 26. Among those rendering aid was La Junta firefighter Matt Thomas (right). Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Senior Spotlight

January 28, 2015

by Sue Turnipseed
The spring-like weather is easy to get used to and makes for more seniors coming to the B J Clark Community Center for fun, fellowship and good food. The Azle Senior Center opens at 9 a.m. Monday through Friday.
On Thursday, Cpl. Poe and Officer Saint of the Azle Police Department shared some information to help avoid telephone fraud. Seniors are often targets for fraud and need to be aware of what to do. The officers shared some of the ways they have of appealing to victims and what to do when they suspect they have been targeted as victims.… Read the rest

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AHS math/science team competes in Argyle

January 28, 2015
AHS math/science team competes in Argyle

Posing with the Argyle Eagle following the annual Argyle UIL competition are AHS math team members: (back, l-r) Nathan Redmon, Christian McGill, Colten Clearwater, the Eagle, Carl Bertsch, and Shawn Kim; and (front): Bernie Duhan, Jennifer Wang, Keni Martin, Skylar Ingram, Marlee Mazza, and Madison Marchman.

The Azle High School math and science team competed in the annual Argyle UIL spring academic meet Jan. 24.… Read the rest

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New Officer Sworn In

January 28, 2015
New Officer Sworn In

The Azle Police Department put newly-hired Officer James Saint to work Jan. 15, but he was officially sworn in during the Jan. 20 city council meeting by Mayor Alan Brundrett. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Parker County Arrests

January 28, 2015

The following individuals who list addresses in the Azle and/or Springtown areas were arrested by various law enforcement agencies and booked into the Parker County Jail during the week of Jan. 18-24.
• Andrew Scott Linguist, 28, of Azle, was arrested Jan. 19 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury, a second-degree felony.
• Parker County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 19-year-old Springtown man Jan. 19 on warrants for failure to appear in court, driving with an invalid license, and speeding 83 miles per hour (MPH) in a 65 MPH zone.… Read the rest

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25 Years of APD Service

January 28, 2015
25 Years of APD Service

Interim Azle Police Chief Darrell D. West was honored for 25 years of service to the city of Azle during the Jan. 20 city council meeting. West famously told the audience his only regret was that he didn’t start sooner, saying that if he had it to do again, he’d choose the same career “and do it right here.” West (center) is pictured with Azle City Manager Craig Lemin, left, and Mayor Alan Brundrett. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Science!

January 28, 2015
Science!

AISD 2015 Science Fair winners are: (sitting, l-r) Raylyn Tyler, Susanna Howard, Katlyn Johnson, Elaina Conner, Molly Meyer, Jailee Childress; (standing) Adam May, Ezequiel Soria, Jaylyn Day, Thomas Riley, Amanda White, Kade Dowell, Aiden Fuller and Lane Autrey.

Cross Timbers names its top scientists

Cross Timbers Elementary announced the winners of its campus science fair held Jan. 20.
First place winners in grades one through four from each elementary campus within the Azle Independent School District will compete Thursday, Jan. 29 in the district-wide contest, with winners being announced that evening at 6 p.m. at the Instructional Support Center located at 483 Sandy Beach Road.… Read the rest

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