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Grad Congrats

June 22, 2016
Grad Congrats

AISD Trustee Eric Loeffelholz congratulates a Hornet Academy grad June 20. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Scouts Take Aim on Shady Grove Park

June 22, 2016
Scouts Take Aim on Shady Grove Park

Most of Shady Grove Park was closed to the public June 20-23 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.for the Boy Scouts of America Silver Star North District gathering where scores attended. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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AHS Road Work

June 22, 2016
AHS Road Work

The north side of the Azle High School parking lot – on the new gym side – gets a facelift. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Freebirds

June 15, 2016
Freebirds

Little Skynyrd entertains the Music in the Park crowd June 10 at Central Park. Photo courtesy Martin Feminella

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Azle men graduate from distant colleges

June 15, 2016

A pair of Azle men earned degrees from out-of-state universities.
Carl Browning Perry III earned a bachelor of arts degree from the College of Holy Cross.
At the 170th commencement ceremony May 27, approximately 700 students received degrees.
Graduates heard from primary speaker Harry K. Thomas Jr., the U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe, himself a graduate from the Class of 1978.
Holy Cross is located in Worchester, Massachusetts.
Christopher Bagwell, of Azle, was one of more than 750 graduates who received a diploma at Harding University’s commencement exercises May 7.
Bagwell received a bachelor of science degree in exercise science.… Read the rest

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They bought an Ark

June 15, 2016
They bought an Ark

A Heifer International representative (left) accepts a check from Azle Christian Church youth: (l-r) Erik Hensel, Brianna Lunsford, Logan Fraser, Brandon Piercy, Madison Howell, Emma Richardson, Haley Burkett, Isabelle Piercy, Taya Pope, Alex Pastre, Kaidyn Henderson, and Haley Schluter.

Youth group raises $5,000 for needy in Third World country

BY JULIE WALDOCK
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
This is the driving philosophy behind Heifer International.
An Arkansas-based organization, Heifer International aims “to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth.”
They focus on sustainable solutions, such as giving needy families animals in order to provide them with a steady food supply and income.… Read the rest

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AISD back-to-school basics

June 15, 2016

Local businesses and organizations team up to help students

BY JULIE WALDOCK
Many local students are unable to afford basic back-to-school items such as socks or shoes.
So local groups are stepping up.
Servolution and The Church at Azle have teamed up with the Azle Lions Club, the Azle Women’s Business Association, and the Azle Independent School District to help solve this problem.
The collection program began May 1 and runs to July 31; each group has designated items that are most needed.
Servolution and The Church at Azle are collecting kids’ socks and underwear.
The Azle Lions Club will accept boys’ and girls’ backpacks and the Azle Women’s Business Association is gathering children’s shoes of all sizes.… Read the rest

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Azle Lion earns elite award

June 15, 2016
Azle Lion earns elite award

Brandon C. Reese

Reese lands Grass Root honor

An Azle Lions Club member accepted a unique award from the group.
Brandon C. Reese was given the Grass Root Lion Award at the Pottsboro Tanglewood Resort and Conference Center.
The club’s District Governor Robert Carlson presented the certificate to Reese.
The Lions Club uses the honor to recognize “up and coming” members who have been in the club for less than five years but have been “exemplary to the spirit of Lionism” through work in the community and the club.… Read the rest

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Police Blotter

June 15, 2016
Police Blotter

Officers with the Azle Police Department arrested the following individuals during the period May 8-June 11:
• Jerry C. Schilling, 53, was arrested May 12 in the 1800 block of Boyd Road and charged with possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 2A, less than two ounces. He was released from jail May 15.
• Brandon R. Chamberlain, 34, was arrested May 13 in the 1000 block of Jarvis Lane for a warrant for theft of property $750-2,500. He was released from jail May 13.
• Kathleen E. Fagan-Hill, 53, was arrested May 14 in the 500 block of Northwest Parkway and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI).… Read the rest

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Hams having a Field Day

June 15, 2016
Hams having a Field Day

Azle Mayor Alan Brundrett (right) presented members of the Tri-County Amateur Radio Club (l-r) Tom Kisner, Daryl Pate, and President Michael Burns with a certificate proclaiming June 20-26 Amateur Radio Week in the city. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

An opportunity for public to participate in radio ops; Scout merit badge class also

Tri-County Amateur Radio Club will operate ham radios at the annual ARRL Field Day event at the Azle Emergency Operations Center located at the Azle Fire Department, 900 Lakeview Dr. in Azle.
The event begins at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 25 and runs for 24 hours.
The exercise is designed to test the club’s ability to set up and operate individual operator’s equipment using non-commercial power in case of commercial communications failure.… Read the rest

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