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Changing the Face of Azle

July 29, 2015
Changing the Face of Azle

With rain staying away for a while, construction is booming in town. A new ticket booth will greet visitors arriving from the west at Hornet Field (above). And workers are beginning to span Walnut Creek as the replacement of the Stewart Street Bridge continues. Photos by Mark K. Campbell

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Central Park Playground Open

July 29, 2015
Central Park Playground Open

Thanks to an unexpected arrival of an order of “engineered wood material,” the Central Park playground is now open – weeks ahead of expectations.

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News named top newspaper

July 29, 2015

At the West Texas Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest July 25, the Azle News took the Sweepstakes Award, the highest honor possible.
The paper won a trio of first place plaques.
Reporter Carla Noah Stutsman was deemed the best in News Writing.
Judges lauded her “excellent coverage” of the January 2014 earthquake meeting and also praised a story she wrote about a multi-agency response to find a lost 84-year-old woman.
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Man charged in fatal truck wreck

July 29, 2015
Man charged in fatal truck wreck

Daniel Scott Norfleet

by Carla Noah Stutsman
An accident in the 500 block of Northwest Parkway on May 12 killed David Lawrence Johnson, 64, of Springtown.
Now the driver of the black 1996 GMC Sierra C1500 pickup in which Johnson was a passenger faces charges related to his death.
Daniel Scott Norfleet, 57, of Boyd, was arrested July 23 after Wise County Sheriff’s deputies served him with a warrant issued by the Azle Police Department.
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Walk slated to support victims of rare spinal disorder

July 29, 2015

At least two local individuals are victims of a rare spinal birth defect called Klippel-Feil Syndrome (KFS), and a walk to raise awareness of that disorder is planned in Azle.
The #KFSummertime Stroll will take place in Azle’s Central Park Thursday, Aug. 6 beginning at 9 a.m.
Joanna Reasoner, a lifelong Azle resident who teaches at Eagle Heights Elementary, and Christian Spidle, a student at Walnut Creek Elementary, are both affected by Klippel-Feil Syndrome.
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AISD hires new MGP director

July 29, 2015

Last week, this story was supposed to “jump” to another page but did not. We are reprinting it in its entirety.

by Carla Noah Stutsman
The recent departure of three directors of Azle High School’s Marching Green Pride generated a flurry of applicants from far and wide, and Azle Independent School District officials said they felt sure they’d find “the right people to fill the positions.”
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Births

July 29, 2015
Births

Maddox Sawyer announces the birth of his baby brother, Myles Benjamin Sawyer, born April 9 in Baltimore, Maryland. Myles weighed 7.10 pounds and measured 18-1/2 inches. Parents are Kyle and Kathryn Sawyer of Baltimore, Maryland. Grandparents are Pedro and Sylvia San Nicolas of Killeen and Don and Barbara Sawyer of Azle.

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AISD hosts central registration

July 29, 2015

Continuing its effort to make student registration easy for families, the Azle Independent School District will hold its Annual Central Registration on Thursday, Aug. 6, from 7:30-11:30 a.m. and from 1-6 p.m.
Students who will attend grades kindergarten through 8 will register at Azle Junior High at 201 School Street.
Representatives from all K-8 campuses will be on hand to assist.
Azle High School students will register the same day and hours at AHS, 1200 Boyd Road.
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UTEP Grad

July 29, 2015
UTEP Grad

Melanie Browning Matheus, a 1992 graduate Azle High School, graduated cum laude on May 16 from The University of Texas at El Paso College of Liberal Arts with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history (secondary education). She is now working toward her master’s degree in education while employed by Serco, Inc. at Fort Irwin, California. Matheus is married to CSM Audie Matheus of the U.S. Army and is the daughter of Jim and Melba Browning. She is also the sister of Debbie Crow and Jamie Long.

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Briar-Reno VFD again collecting school supplies

July 29, 2015

By Natalie Gentry
The Briar-Reno Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting the second annual “Fill the Truck” event at the Reno City Hall and the Walmart in Azle the weekends of Aug.15-16 and Aug. 22-23.
Firefighters will be collecting school supplies for students who need assistance in Tarrant and Parker Counties then delivering the supplies to schools once the school-year begins.
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