Five Azle High School Choir students were selected to the All-District or All-Region Honor Choir Nov. 9, at Texas Women’s University in Denton.
The students performed in concert under the direction of Joni Jensen, who also composed one of the songs they performed. Dr. Troy Robertson of Tarleton State University conducted the All-Region choir.
AHS students who performed with the All-District Choir include Nancy Blomquist, Ally Simpson, and Diara Stednitz.… Read the rest
The Azle High School Math and Science team competed in the Paradise High School University Interscholastic League academic competition on Nov. 16.
All four teams finished first.
Senior Bobbi Chrysler placed first in number sense and second in general mathematics.
T.J. Savage, also a senior, won in physics, took second in science and finished third in general mathematics.
Senior Joseph Ehlmann came in fifth in the number sense contest.… Read the rest
By Natalie Gentry
Victory Christian Church (VCC) hosted the third annual Azle Teen Challenge men’s center Thanksgiving dinner and served food to over 100 friends, family, and students Nov. 28.
“This is more than just a dinner,” said Pastor Jim Hartin. “We become family and share time together as well as a delicious meal.”
VCC Young Adult Ministry leaders, Ryan and Jennifer Merry, and VCC Spanish Ministry pastor Samuel Solis organized preparations and serving at the dinner.… Read the rest
By Natalie Gentry
The Relief Society at the Azle Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints visited with and distributed lap quilts to the residents of Azle Manor Nursing Home Nov. 19.
The ladies began their service project last July when they discovered the need for the quilts and shawls at the nursing home.
The group’s initial goal was to collect 100 lap quilts; to date; they have gathered 155 finished pieces.… Read the rest
The Santo Forte Junior High Math and Science Team competed at Forte Junior high on Nov. 16. The team did well, ranking fifth out of 14.
The eighth grade had multiple student place at the meet.
Deven Bates took 17th in the calculator contest; Brittany Beasley was 1th in eighth grade mathematics, 15th in science, and 16th in the calculator contest; Skylar Ingram placed 16th in number sense and 18th in mathematics; Deanna Johnson took 14th in number sense; Ben Koiner placed fourth in the calculator contest and eighth in number sense.… Read the rest
Nearly 300 first graders at Liberty, Cross Timbers and Eagle Heights Elementary Schools in the Azle Independent School District recently received free tooth decay prevention kits through the Fantastic Teeth Fan Club.
Members of Azle Masonic Lodge, led by Doug Burt, assembled and delivered the kits to the schools.
The Fantastic Teeth Fan Club, sponsored by Masonic Home and School of Texas, strives to prevent suffering from toothaches, reduce missed school days due to dental problems, and cut costs for dental treatment.… Read the rest
The Azle Junior High School yearbook staff and its sponsors, Amanda Menefee and Van Ansley, challenged fellow classmates and faculty to make Thanksgiving a little more special for the clients of the Inasmuch Food Pantry.
They collected and delivered at least 100 each of items such as chicken broth, stuffing mix, potatoes, pudding and pie filling mix, and cranberry sauce to the pantry Monday, Nov. 18.… Read the rest
By Natalie Gentry
Continued community improvements were the focus of the Reno City Council meeting Monday.
City Administrator, Joe Polino, reported improvement in the revenue collected by the municipal court.
It has more than doubled its revenue since the same time last year.
The past month has been a busy time for code compliance.
Polino said that the issues on Pleasant Run are in the process of being resolved.… Read the rest
Turning Point Ranch owner makes mark in OKC
by carla noah stutsman
The 2013 American Quarter Horse Association Open World Championship Show runs through Nov. 23 in Oklahoma City, and the Azle/ Springtown area is already well-represented there.
Chuck Briggs, a trainer who owns Turning Point Ranch off Jay Bird Lane, has shown two winning equines so far in the show.
A brief phone call to Briggs revealed a schedule that prevented him from talking at length, but elicited a confident statement that “the show runs for another week, so there will be more.”… Read the rest
Neighborhood Autos, located in Azle, Bridgeport, Decatur, Denton, Gainesville, Lewisville, Sanger and Watauga, gave away a red 2011 Chevrolet to one of its customers at the University of North Texas Homecoming halftime show Nov. 9. Bridgeport’s Bobby Vega (giving thumbs up) was the lucky winner of the Impala after a 4-month contest conducted by all eight Neighborhood Autos locations. Semi-finalists (from left to right) Cassi Kerner of Denton, Tammi Hardin of Lewisville and Cody Riddle of Sanger received $500 consolation prizes and tickets to see UNT beat UT El Paso.… Read the rest