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Four AHS seniors praised

April 15, 2015
Four AHS seniors praised

Named Rotary Students of the Month for April

by Mark K. Campbell
Once again, four standout twelfth graders were lauded for their high school accomplishments at a Rotary Club meeting.
At the April 2 gathering, Joyce Hoang, Elisabeth Sloan, Carter Loeffelholz, and Fred Amyett were selected as the Students of the Month.
Hoang will study biology at Texas A&M upon leaving AHS this spring.
A four-year soccer player, Hoang said the effort she put in the sport was one of her proudest high school memories.… Read the rest

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The Eagle Has Landed

April 15, 2015
The Eagle Has Landed

Eagle-eyed Oak Harbor resident Loyd Hancock spied this bald eagle perched on a stretch of ground…maybe taking a break to do some fishing on rising Eagle Mountain Lake April 14.

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Top Ten at Texas Tech

April 15, 2015
Top Ten at Texas Tech

Emily Bryan, AHS Class of 2014, was named one of the 2015 Top Ten Freshmen at Texas Tech University. The Mortar Board Forum chose her and nine as the elite among Tech’s 11,000 first-time freshmen admitted in the fall of 2014. Bryan said, “I give a lot of credit to the faculty at Azle High School and the extracurricular activities the school supported.”

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Sales tax up, down in area cities

April 15, 2015
Sales tax up, down in area cities

By Carla Noah Stutsman
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced April 8 that state sales tax revenue in March was $2.12 billion, up 1.5 percent compared to March 2014.
Locally, the town of Lakeside saw a sharp drop in sales tax revenue for the month of April and continues to lag behind 2014 year-to-date totals.
The town’s April sales tax revenue of $9,157 is 62 percent behind April 2014 revenue of $24,101. It’s year-to-date revenue of $47,158 is 27.72 less than 2014 revenues of $65,245 for the first four months of the year.… Read the rest

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Texas Health Azle hosts shredding event April 18

April 15, 2015

Whether it’s dusty stacks of old pay stubs, mortgage or credit card statements, tax forms or utility bills, the threat of identity theft these days makes letting go tough.
That’s why Texas Health Azle, in honor of Earth Day 2015, is hosting a free “Shred-a-thon” event on Saturday, April 18.
The Shred-a-thon will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, April 18, in the front parking lot of the hospital.… Read the rest

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National Library Week

April 15, 2015
National Library Week

Azle Mayor Alan Brundrett (right) presents a certificate proclaiming the week of April 12-18 National Library Week in the city of Azle to (l-r) Library Director Curren McLane, Library Assistant Becky Propp, and Adult Services Librarian Meg Treseder. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Safety Telecommunicators

April 15, 2015
Safety Telecommunicators

After proclaiming the week of April 12-18 National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week in the city of Azle, Mayor Alan Brundrett )right) presents a certificate to Azle Police dispatchers Somer Vaccarella, Brandon Cruz, Dana Dowdle, and Supervisor Michelle Abramski. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Just looking out for each other, and customers

April 15, 2015
Just looking out for each other, and customers

Azle police Sergeants Bob Spohn, center, and Steve Stutsman, right, question John Elmer Polk, left, moments after he robbed the Brookshire’s Food & Pharmacy in Azle April 7. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman… Read the rest

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Green Scene Garden Tour fundraiser slated May 3

April 8, 2015
Green Scene Garden Tour fundraiser slated May 3

Proceeds fund Azle-area beautification projects

by Carla Noah Stutsman

Whether you prefer your garden to be formal, wild, playful, bright and sunny, or shady and serene, those options await at the Green Scene Garden Tour May 3.


An enjoyable and fruitful biennial event, the Green Scene Garden Tour is on tap from 12 noon-4:30 p.m. Sunday May 3.
Sponsored by the Azle Area Chamber of Commerce, proceeds from the tour will go to the Rock School Outdoor Learning Center garden, a beautification project at the Azle Museum, and other Main Street beautification projects, according to event organizer Peggy Davis.… Read the rest

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H & R Block Opens

April 8, 2015
H & R Block Opens

After ice and snow caused two cancellations, the third time was the charm for a Grand Reopening at H & R Block, located at 828 Boyd Road in Azle. The Azle Area Chamber of Commerce’s Ambassadors hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for Office Manager Cindy Willeford and her team, including Danniell Smith, client service professional, and tax preparers Sandra Williams and Patience Frazier on March 24. The tax advisors are able to answer any tax question as well as prepare your tax return. H & R Block’s hours of operation are varied, but they are open seven days a week and 9-12 hours each day (during peak season).

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