Town joins 141 others in the endeavor
BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The city of Reno became the 142nd entity to pass a resolution authorizing the creation of the North Central Texas Regional 9-1-1 Emergency Communications District during its regular meeting Monday, March 20.
Creation of the district will accomplish two important things, according to Mark Brown, 9-1-1 program manager for North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG).
First, it will bring between five and 15 percent more funding directly into areas covered by the district for its 9-1-1 program.
Secondly, it will bring about the creation of a board of directors which will set bylaws and decide how 9-1-1 funds will be spent.… Read the rest
While team efforts didn’t produce any trophies, individuals fared well, providing a base upon which the team can build, the team’s advisor Shayna Reasoner said.… Read the rest
BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Sam Childers used to live a violent lifestyle as an addicted, hardcore biker.
Then God “turned his mess into his message.”
Childers will speak at The Church at Azle, located at 1801 S. Stewart St., from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, March 27.
The free event is open to the general public.
Childers will share his true life story, which was made into a major motion picture, Machine Gun Preacher, starring prominent actor Gerard Butler.… Read the rest
Program to help students with looming college a success
BY CHRISTINA DERR
Azle High School’s College Offers Opportunities for Life (COOL) counselor program has been active at the school for nearly five years.
In that time, the program has helped to guide hundreds of students through the rigorous process of college admissions and financial aid.
COOL came about as a partnership between the Azle Education Foundation and the Azle Independent School District to provide a full-time college counselor to “facilitate and assist student enrollment and graduation from college, universities, and other institutions of higher learning.”
Students who are directed to advisor Melody Borger’s COOL program are typically students who would be first- generation college students.… Read the rest
The bride is the daughter of Roy L. and Pamela O’Dell of Crowley.
Samuel and Joyce Williams of Fort Worth are the groom’s parents.
Rev. Jeanne Evans of Abundant Life Worship Center officiated the ceremony.
The bride carried a hand-tied bouquet of yellow daisies, lavender roses, delphinium, gardenias, and yellow freesia created by Leslie Pierson.
Bridesmaids were Vickie Lane, Heather Carroll, and Julie Muro.
Orson “Odie” Rodriguez served as his brother’s best man.… Read the rest
BY JACKIE ‘JJ’ JOY
There was a celebration last Thursday at the Azle Senior Center with the graduation of the latest A Matter of Balance class.
Bill Collins, Georgene Appling, Barbara Smith, Linda Sims, and Phyllis King received a certificate for completing the eight-week course.
Barbara Smith and Georgene Appling were recognized for perfect attendance.
Congratulations to them all.
The course is designed to teach senior adults what they can do to prevent falls and what to do should there be one.
Students are taken on a mental journey through their home to look for hazards and find ways to make the home safer.… Read the rest
The Azle High School Band will host its annual daddy/daughter dance called Ties & Tiaras from 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, March 24 at Forte Junior High, 479 Sandy Beach Road in Azle.
Admission to Ties & Tiaras is $10 per person and includes food and refreshments.… Read the rest
You can help the Azle Good N.E.W.S. program in its mission to provide outreach services to the elderly in the community age 65 and older who still live in their homes.
Just pick up a few extra items next time you are at the grocery story and drop them off at one of several collection locations around Azle.… Read the rest