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Gold Card Luncheon

August 16, 2017
Gold Card Luncheon

Scores of folks turned out for the annual Gold Card banquet Aug. 9. Held at the AISD Instructional Center, registrants, all 55 or over, received a card that allows them to attend any home ISD events or any away 6-5A athletic contest for free. Superintendent Tanya Anderson spoke as did others from the district including head football coach Devon Dorris. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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New Reno Police Chief Sworn In

August 16, 2017
New Reno Police Chief Sworn In

Reno City Secretary Ramah Burns administers the oath of office to the city’s new Police Chief Timothy Holzschuh as council members (l-r) Larry Trammell and Ken Parnell and Mayor Eric Hunter look on. Holzschuh, a Lake Worth native, retired from Fort Worth Police Department and served as police chief in Sunray in the Texas Panhandle before accepting the Reno position. His first day on the job: Aug. 16. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Parker County still studying budget options

August 16, 2017

BY CHRISTINA DERR
Budget discussions continued Aug. 14 for the Parker County Commissioners Court.
The court, which proposed tax rates earlier in August, took up several general fund-related items at that Monday meeting.
At the beginning of August, the court proposed an ad valorem tax rate decrease of 2.8 cents per $100 valuation for the coming tax year.
The court is proposing to adopt at its Aug. 28 meeting a 24.111-cent maintenance and operations rate, a 7.0609-cent debt service rate, and a road and bridge fund rate of 7.848 cents.
The total tax rate for the county is expected to be 39.028 cents per $100 valuation.… Read the rest

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Senior Spotlight

August 16, 2017

BY BARBARA ‘BABS’ BAGWELL
The Azle Senior Center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the B. J. Clark Community Center at 601 Southeast Parkway in Azle.
Call us before noon the day before you plan to eat to reserve a balanced meal with a voluntary contribution of $2.
The phone number for the Center is (817) 444-0070.
The AARP Defensive Driving class is scheduled for Sept. 21 at the Azle Senior Center. Call in advance to get your name placed on the signup list.
It is never too late in life to change lifelong habits and unhealthy lifestyles.… Read the rest

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She’s 103 Years Young

August 16, 2017
She’s 103 Years Young

Rosa Rodriquez Hammett celebrated her 103rd birthday Friday, Aug. 12. She has been an Azle resident for over 30 years.

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Tosh-Jones wed in Wyoming

August 16, 2017
Tosh-Jones wed in Wyoming

Caitlin Tosh married Matthew Jones in Jackson Hole, Wyoming June 29.

Caitlin Ann Tosh and Matthew Ross Jones married June 29 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Tosh is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Tosh in Azle and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Springfield, also of Azle.
She was the Class of 2006 valedictorian of Azle High School and graduated from Texas A&M University in 2010.
Jones is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Jones in Arlington.
He graduated from Arlington Lamar High School in 2006 and from the University of Oklahoma in 2010.
The couple resides in Houston.… Read the rest

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Police Blotter

August 16, 2017
Police Blotter

Officers with the Azle Police Department arrested the following individuals during the period of July 22-Aug. 12:
• Linda Kay Stevenson, 31, of Azle, was arrested July 26 in the 400 block of Northwest Parkway and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) with an open alcohol container. She posted $2,000 bond and was released from the Azle jail later the same day.
• William Cordell Abshire, 76, of Azle, was arrested July 26 in the 600 block of Southeast Parkway for an Azle PD warrant for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He posted $5,000 bond and was released from the Azle jail the same day.… Read the rest

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OSU Grads

August 9, 2017
OSU Grads

Shelby Danielle Gillean (right), a 2013 Azle High School graduate, graduated from Oklahoma State University summa cum laude on May 13 with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering. Caston Lee Warchesik (left), a 2013 AHS grad, graduated from OSU the same day with a bachelor of science degree in business administration management with a minor in marketing. Gillean is the daughter of Denise Gillean and the late Danny Gillean and the granddaughter of Royce and Mary Baker. Warchesik is the son of Lee and Dawn Warchesik.

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Hog wild!

August 9, 2017

Scores of Reno pigs caught on camera

BY CHRISTINA DERR
A prototype hog trapping system was used to observe and trap over 50 hogs in Reno last week.
An issue that has been discussed by the Reno City Council, the overpopulation of feral hogs in Reno has been blamed for multiple car accidents and even a motorcycle fatality.
Between Friday, July 28 and Tuesday, Aug. 1, Danny Kraatz, the inventor of the trapping system, captured approximately 55 of the beasts.
In addition, the hogs have been observed on camera – video of which can be found at www.hunttec.com.
“Yes, there was a true hog issue starting in Reno,” Kraatz said of his findings.… Read the rest

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Azle ISD meal program announced

August 9, 2017
Azle ISD meal program announced

Students in the Azle Independent School District have an opportunity to see if they qualify to receive free or reduced-priced meals during the upcoming school year, based on family income levels.
Each campus, as well as the AISD administration office, has a copy of the district’s policy which may be reviewed by anyone upon request.
Online applications are available at www.azleisd.net.
Parents and guardians need to complete only one application for all students in their household. Incomplete applications cannot be approved.

Criteria for benefits
The following criteria will be used to determine a child’s eligibility for free or reduced-price meal benefits:
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