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AHS FFA Students Sent to State in Style

December 7, 2016
AHS FFA Students Sent to State in Style

AHS teachers and students – including members of the Marching Green Pride – lined the halls of AHS Thursday, Dec. 1 to give the school’s FFA students a congratulatory send-off as they head to the state FFA competition.
Photo by Christina Derr

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Library Gala nets over $90K

December 7, 2016

To enhance books, programs

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Azle Memorial Library Director Curren McLane says although the final accounting is finished yet, the 2016 Library Gala benefiting the Azle Library Trust expects to see a net profit of about $90,600.
The biennial event was held Nov. 12 at The Orchard in Azle.
In addition to ticket sales, the Gala raises funds through the generosity of Azle-area residents and library supporters through a live auction as well as a raffle.
This year, live auction items included a ranch getaway, an interactive gourmet dinner party for eight, a dinner party for 20 at Deer Cove, a party on Eagle Mountain Lake, a crawfish and shrimp boil for 24, a gourmet dinner event for 30 at Hollow Hill Event Center, and an overnight getaway for four in Wizard Wells.… Read the rest

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Rotary picks four AHS seniors to honor

December 7, 2016
Rotary picks four AHS seniors to honor

The Azle Rotary Club’s December Students of the Month are (l-r) Ariel Zinkan, Brianna Lunford, Brian Moore, and Aaron Lutz. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Quartet club’s Students of the Month

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
At the Dec. 1 Azle Rotary Club meeting, four AHS seniors were given certificates for their outstanding work.
Earning honors were Brianna Lunsford, Aaron Lutz, Brian Moore, and Ariel Zinkan.
Lunsford, daughter of Lee and Donna Lunsford, plans on becoming a social worker after leaving high school.
At AHS, she is active in multiple audio/visual productions as an editor and producer.
Lunsford said she hopes to combine her A/V experience to help in her social work.… Read the rest

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Main Street’s Magnificent Oak

December 7, 2016
Main Street’s Magnificent Oak

The mighty oak tree on Main Street has given passersby reason to pause. From its autumn splendor, the tree is now decked out in holiday brilliance.
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Azle Optimist Club lauds Marquart, Rodgers

December 7, 2016
Azle Optimist Club lauds Marquart, Rodgers

 

As November Students of the Month

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
The November Students of the Month for the Azle Optimist Club were Hadassah Marquart and Samuel Rodgers.
Marquart, daughter of Matthew and Melissa Marquart, currently is the Class of 2017 valedictorian with a GPA of 104.41509.
She plans on becoming a doctor, likely in osteopathics.
Marquart has earned a slew of academic awards, and her ACT and SAT scores are at the very top possible.
Throughout her school career, she has taken pre-Advanced Placement and AP classes.
She participated in FFA as a freshman and sophomore and has competed in track and cross country all four years at AHS.… Read the rest

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AHS math, science team 2nd in Lubbock

December 7, 2016
AHS math, science team 2nd in Lubbock

Celebrating their second place sweepstakes finish in Lubbock are AHS math and science team members: (front, l-r) Jenna Conner, Skylar Ingram, Sarah Wilson, Marlee Mazza, Kelly Jo Thetford, Jennifer Wang; and (back) Annie Cole, Davin Hill, Byron Anderson, Ainsley McDonald-Boyer, Brandon Burton, Shawn Kim.

The Azle High School math and science team competed in the annual “Christmas at Tech” UIL math and science tournament in Lubbock Saturday, Dec. 3.
Team members won several individual awards plus two team awards.
The number sense squad took second place in team competition, and the entire team placed second in sweepstakes.
Senior Shawn Kim finished 2nd in calculator applications and 8th in mathematics.… Read the rest

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Reno Fundraiser Winner

December 7, 2016
Reno Fundraiser Winner

The city of Reno’s event committee raffled off a Chuck DeHaan limited edition print – “Forging the Keechi” – to raise money for special holiday events in the city. Pictured presenting the framed print to the winner are: (l-r) Randy Martin, Zachary Stokes, Shelli Swift, Reno Mayor Lynda Stokes, Meredith Hull, raffle winner Steve Parker, and Larry Trammell, who donated the print.

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Reno Toys for Tots underway

December 7, 2016

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The city of Reno’s Toys for Tots program is underway, and Reno residents may pick up an application at city hall, 195 W. Reno Rd.
A copy of each child’s birth certificate as well as identification for the parent is required. Completed applications may be dropped off at city hall from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Each child who applies will receive three toys as well as several “stocking stuffers.”
Reno Public Works Director Scott Passmore, who oversees the program, says he will accept applications as long as he possibly can – perhaps as late as Dec.… Read the rest

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Senior Spotlight

December 7, 2016

BY JACKIE ‘JJ’ JOY
With colder weather approaching, a good place to stay warm is at the Azle Senior Center conveniently located at 601 Southeast Parkway in Ash Creek Park. The units have all been changed over to the heater and it is now nice and toasty.
In the case of bad weather, watch the school closings in Fort Worth. If they are closed, the center will also be closed.
Congratulations to Lonnie Holt, who won the raffle for the beautiful Christmas wreath made by our own Linda Hicks. Lonnie was excited to have this for his first Christmas in his new home.… Read the rest

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Azle Police Blotter

December 7, 2016

Officers with the Azle Police Department arrested the following individuals during the week of Nov. 27-Dec. 3:
•Billy Scott Dillingham, 24, of Springtown, was arrested Nov. 27 in the 400 block of Northwest Parkway for an outstanding warrant for possession of a controlled substance. He was transferred to the Tarrant County jail where he remained with no bond set at press time Dec. 6.
•Matthew Thomas Willis, 34, of Springtown, was arrested Nov. 27 in the 800 block of West Hwy. 199 and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI). He posted $5,000 bond and was released from the Azle jail the same day.… Read the rest

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