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Rotarians’ Heart Association Donation

September 28, 2016
Rotarians’ Heart Association Donation

Rotarian Bob Ellzey came to the club and asked for donations for his participation in an American Heart Walk. The club gathered $1,556. At the presenation (l-r) Rotary Treasurer Ken Haas, Kerri Bryant from the American Heart Association, Ellzey, and Stacy Richardson from the Heart Assoociation. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Flying Wrench Garage awarded city’s first grant

September 28, 2016

Azle’s Facade and Signage Improvement Program

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The city of Azle and its Municipal Development District (MDD) had high hopes when the new Facade and Signage Improvement Program was rolled out in July.
During the regular council meeting Tuesday, Sept. 20, city officials happily approved the very first application submitted for the program.
The Flying Wrench Garage will be located at 101 Southeast Parkway, at the historic location of Creamer’s Full Service Gas Station.
More recently, the location has housed Wise Car and Truck Dealership.
According to Christopher Simpson, the applicant, The Flying Wrench Garage will offer a vintage experience for its customers.… Read the rest

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Library Board Doings

September 28, 2016
Library Board Doings

Longtime now retired Azle High School teacher Dollene Price tells the Azle city council what the Azle Memorial Library Board has been up to this year.
Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Cancer Proclamation

September 28, 2016
Cancer Proclamation

Azle Mayor Alan Brundrett (right) presents Jeri Geary with a certificate proclaiming September National Childhood Cancer Month in the city of Azle during the Sept. 6 regular city council meeting. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Norma Zenk Day

September 28, 2016
Norma Zenk Day

Azle city secretary since 2010, Norma Zenk sheds a few tears and gets a big hug from Azle Mayor Alan Brundrett as he proclaims Tuesday, Sept. 20 as “Norma Zenk Day” in the city of Azle. Brundrett then presented a teary-eyed but gleeful Zenk with a purple pillow, coffee cup, football and even a Dooney & Bourke purse honoring her beloved TCU. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Professional cowgirl off to National Finals

September 28, 2016
Professional cowgirl off to National Finals

Stevi Hillman, pictured here with Truck, aka Cuatro Fame, will compete in barrel racing in the National Finals Rodeo Dec. 1-10 in Las Vegas.

Local x-ray tech at Texas Health, No. 6 Hillman heads to NFR in barrel racing

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Employees at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle are especially excited about the National Finals Rodeo this year.
That’s because their co-worker, radiology technician Stevi Hillman of Weatherford, will be competing in the barrel racing event at the annual event.
A member of the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association, Hillman has traveled the nation over this year trying to make it to the NFR.… Read the rest

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Five women graduate WC

September 28, 2016

Five Azle residents graduated from Weatherford College in August, including:
• Amy Christine Bailey, vocational nursing certificate
• Lauren Nikole Harding, associate of science degree in general studies
• Haylee Morris, associate of arts degree in teaching
• Jannetta Linne Mosby, associate of arts degree in general studies
• Jana Pace, cosmetology certificate
According to a spokesperson for Weatherford College, students who graduate at various times throughout the year are invited to participate in commencement exercises held in May of each year.… Read the rest

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Senior Spotlight

September 28, 2016

BY JACKIE ‘JJ’ JOY
With September slipping away and October knocking at the door, we begin to look forward to our fall activities at the Azle Senior Center, located at 601 Southeast Parkway.
Starting on the first Wednesday of October, we will be having a washer toss game set up for those who would like to participate.
A number of people have expressed an interest in volunteering and helping in our kitchen.
On Thursday, Oct. 6, we have a food handler’s class scheduled. A representative from Senior Center Services of Greater Tarrant County will be here from 9-11 a.m.
Please call 817-444-0070 to let us know if you would like to be a part of this class.… Read the rest

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Back to Main Street

September 21, 2016
Back to Main Street

Eventually, this open expanse on Main Street will become the new Azle City Hall and police headquarters. All offices and staff currently in the B.J. Clark Community Center will move here. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

Azle council approves purchase of land for city hall, PD

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
If all goes according to plan, Azle City Hall and the Azle Police Department will be moving to Main Street within the next few years.
The Azle city council voted Sept. 6 to authorize the purchase of two properties in the 500 block of Main Street.
One parcel is a vacant, wooded 13.87 acre tract; the other is 0.15 acres and includes a building which the city intends to demolish before construction on the complex commences.… Read the rest

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Azle ISD offering free flu shots for students, staff, community

September 21, 2016

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The Parker County Hospital District will conduct on-site flu vaccine clinics for students and staff at campuses across the Azle Independent School District.
Members of the general community are invited to one of the clinics – at Azle High School – to receive the flu vaccine, as well.
Children ages 6 months to 18 years can receive a flu vaccine at no cost – even if they are uninsured.
Most commercial insurance plans are accepted at no cost to the member.
Adults who are uninsured or who are not covered by the plan will pay $20 for the vaccine.… Read the rest

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