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$1,000 Richer

February 3, 2016
$1,000 Richer

Carol and James Blackwood (left), local winners of the H&R Block 1,000 Win $1,000 Daily Sweepstakes, celebrate in the office at 828 Boyd Road Suite D in Azle and were presented with a giant check by tax preparer Jennifer Voglem (right)

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Local grads earn college honors

February 3, 2016

A trio of students listing Azle as their hometown landed on Dean’s Honor Rolls and Lists at universities for the Fall 2015 semester.
Two students earned honors at Texas A&M.
Zachary C. Wood was named Distinguished on the Dean’s Honor Roll by maintaining a grade point average of 3.75 or higher.
Wood, a senior, is seeking a bachelor of science degree in construction science.
David E. Newton, seeking a bachelor of science – renewable natural resources degree, was named to the Dean’s Honor Roll; the senior kept a GPA of 90-plus.
Tristan L. Davis was named to the Dean’s List at Angelo State University.… Read the rest

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Ribbon Cuttings

February 3, 2016
Ribbon Cuttings

The Azle Ambassadors hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony Jan. 19 for the Parker County Daily Post. The Daily Post, located in Weatherford, bills itself as a community-focused daily electronic newspaper that marries the broad national and international coverage that proliferates existing media channels with in-depth local reporting and information. It offers various types of marketing opportunities that can meet your advertising needs. Visit the website at www.parkerdailypost.com or call 817-550-6700.

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Fundraiser for Kids

February 3, 2016
Fundraiser for Kids

Members of the Lake Worth Police Department are raising funds to help the three daughters of Doris Andrews – who was murdered in her Azle home Jan. 8 – with expenses. All proceeds from the sale of t-shirts that say “Having FAITH, Sharing LOVE, Giving HOPE” will be given to Andrews’ oldest daughter, Hope. Get yours for $20 at https://booster.com/faith-love-hope. LWPD is also planning a benefit event to raise additional funds for Andrews’ children. It’s slated for 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 30 at Azle Deer Cove Event Venue at 101 S. Pearson.

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Police Blotter

February 3, 2016

Officers with the Azle Police Department arrested the following individuals during the two-week period of Jan. 17-30:
• Lucas D. Davis, 35, of Paradise, was arrested Jan. 17 in the 600 block of SH 199 East and charged with possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 1, 4-200 grams, a second-degree felony, as well as with possession of marijuana less than two ounces, a Class B misdemeanor. Davis posted $10,000 bond on the narcotics charge and $1,500 bond for the marijuana charge and was released from the Azle jail Jan. 19.
• Hector Barrera, 32, of Fort Worth, was arrested Jan.… Read the rest

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Hoover Elementary students excel in math program

February 3, 2016
Hoover Elementary students excel in math program

Hoover Elementary sixth grade students in Jackie McDaniel’s math class include: (front, l-r) Leah North, Hunter Legan, Josie Davidson, Jessica Scribner, Layla Turner, Madeline Wilder, Phoebe Passmore, and Shane Simpson; (middle): Kaytlynn Lemley, Daniel Padilla, Andrew Roecker, Sammy Reyes, Natalie Barnes, Katie Ingram, and Emma Walker; (back): Collin Ammerman, Sam Reese, Isaiah Davidson, Casey Lawson, and Kason Johnson.

Fifth grade Hoover Elementary students in Jackie McDaniel’s math class include (front, l-r): Manny Reyes, Charlie Westrup, Jack Clark, Ayden Peavy, Luke McLaughlin, Jake Mobley, Kaylen Cash, and Loralee Edmonson; (back): Ethan Blackmon, Madison Evans, Marisol Garcia, Makenzee Fair, Taylor Fischer, Jaylynn Day, Caiden Richardson, Logan Stephens, Arianna Pardue, and Amanda White.

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Springtown Community Leader Dies

February 3, 2016
Springtown Community Leader Dies

Springtown business leader Cliff Bragg – owner of Goodyear stores in Weatherford and Springtown and a member of the Azle Chamber of Commerce – died Feb. 2. His funeral is slated for Feb. 6 at Azle’s Good Shepherd Lutheran, 1313 Southeast Parkway, at 10 a.m. Photo by Natalie Gentry

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Diabetes Discussion

February 3, 2016
Diabetes Discussion

Margaret Lea discussed facts, figures, and the future prospects for cures for Type 1 diabetes; she told the Rotary Club that when her granddaughter was diagnosed recently, the attending doctor said the disease would be cured in her lifetime. Lea said that number of Type 1 patients is now 1.25 million and rising – almost 40,000 more people are annually diagnoised with the disease.
Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Hornet Nation to Travel Less

February 3, 2016
Hornet Nation to Travel Less

With the realignment of Azle’s district, fans of the Hornets and Lady Hornets – aka the Hornet Nation – will not have to make the long trek to Wichita Falls and Denton beginning next fall. All 6-5A games will be played nearby; the longest trip will be to Northwest. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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King talks money, border security, Iran

January 27, 2016
King talks money, border security, Iran

Rep. Phil King addressed a variety of subjects at a Jan. 21 Rotary Club meeting. Photo by Carla Noah Stustman

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
State Representative District 61 Phil King, whose district includes all of both Parker and Wise Counties, spoke to the Rotary Club of Azle at its weekly luncheon Jan. 21.
Calling the 84th Legislative Session “the most productive legislative session ever” – it was King’s ninth – he told Rotarians state leaders left $580 million in the bank, unspent.
“That’s more than the other 49 other state combined in reserves,” King said. “Texas is in better financial condition than any other state in the Union.”
The Legislature allocated $800 million for border security to address what King described as murders, sexual assaults, and hundreds of bodies on our side of the river where the drug cartels leave them.… Read the rest

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