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Police Blotter

April 20, 2016

Officers with the Azle Police Department arrested the following individuals during the three-week period from March 27-April 16:
• James W. Naron, 20, of Azle, was arrested March 29 in the 400 block of Walnut Creek Drive and charged with assault family violence, choking, a third-degree felony. He was transported to the Parker County jail, where he posted $15,000 bond and was released April 9.
• Christopher Raymond Squyres, 37, of Azle, was arrested April 1 in the 800 block of Southeast Parkway and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI), third or more. The charge is a third degree felony. He was transferred to the Tarrant County jail where he remained at press time April 19 in lieu of $10,000 bond.… Read the rest

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Successful Students Lauded

April 20, 2016
Successful Students Lauded

Members of the Azle High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) who competed at state were honored during the Azle ISD board meeting Monday, April 18. Pictured are : FCCLA adviser Carolyn Schlueter, Johnny Perez, Samantha Morton, Sarah Wilson, Destiny Van Horn, Nicole Neumann, Kristina Martinez, and Marissa Myers.  Lucasz Laskus a Polish exchange student at AHS, and culinary arts teacher Michael Urbanek were recognized by the Azle ISD board also. Laskus won the state title in a cooking competition.
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Honored at the School Board Meeting

April 20, 2016
Honored at the School Board Meeting

Students from Walnut Creek Elementary led the pledges of allegiance to open the Azle ISD Board of Trustees meeting Monday night, April 18. Photos by Carla Noah Stutsman

Several Auto Technology students from Azle High School were honored – many others were at work and could not be there – by the Azle ISD Board of Trustees.

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Fundraiser to benefit children of slain woman

April 20, 2016

Event set for Deer Cove April 30

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The Lake Worth Police Department is sponsoring a fundraising event to benefit the children of Doris Andrews, who was killed in her home Jan. 8 in Azle.
The event is slated Saturday, April 30, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Azle Deer Cove Event Venue, 101 S. Pearson Street.
The event will feature:
• a photo booth
• a live auction with a “real” auctioneer
• live music
• food and drinks
• two face painters
• two balloon-animal-making clowns
• a Dunk-A-Cop Tank
• a bounce house
• and a caricature artist
More than 40 items will be raffled off.… Read the rest

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Azle’s Ball a Great 100 Nurse

April 20, 2016
Azle’s Ball a Great 100 Nurse

Jaime Ball was lauded for her nursing skills and named a Top 100 Nurse.

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The annual list of the Metroplex’s best nurses is out, and Jaime Ball, B.S.N., R.N., CCRN, from Texas Health Azle is among the region’s Great 100 Nurses.
The DFW Great 100 Nurses Inc. annually sponsors the “DFW Great 100 Nurses” to honor registered nurses in the area who exemplify excellence in the art and science of nursing.
Nurses are nominated by their peers, and may only be named to the list once in their career.
“I am honored to be a Great 100 nurse,” said Ball, staff nurse in the Intensive Care Unit at Texas Health Azle.… Read the rest

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Man with knife cuts woman, later arrested

April 13, 2016

BY NATALIE GENTRY
Matthew Paul Reiner, 21, of Springtown was arrested April 7 for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after allegedly slashing his girlfriend’s shoulder with a pocket knife.
Deputies with the Parker County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call from Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle staff at approximately 8:24 p.m. after a 29-year-old female came to the emergency room with a cut to her shoulder.
During the interview with deputies, she reportedly told them her boyfriend, Reiner, slashed her shoulder with a knife. She also said he was intoxicated.
Reiner did not resist when deputies arrived to arrest him at the house in the 3900 block of Hwy.… Read the rest

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Midway Wreck

April 13, 2016
Midway Wreck

A woman was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after crashing into a structure in the 6800 block of Midway Road near Oak Valley Lane Thursday, April 7 around 1:45 p.m. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Top Hospital Volunteer

April 13, 2016
Top Hospital Volunteer

Diana Burks, volunteer at Texas Health Azle, was presented with the Helping Hands Award by Texas Health CEO Barclay Berdan. The award honors volunteers who are committed to quality and service, inspire other volunteers, and demonstrate care, compassion and concern for others. A seven-year volunteer, Burks volunteers in two different areas of the hospital and also serves on the Auxiliary Board. She is team-oriented and helps out wherever she is needed.

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Azle hiring two new firefighters

April 13, 2016

Azle is seeking two new firefighters.
Applicants must take a physical test and a written exam, both on Friday, May 6 at 9 a.m. at 900 Lakeview Drive.
Hopefuls will work full-time with a first-year salary earning potential of $46,720.
All applicants must be certified as a firefighter through the Texas Commission on Fire Protection and an EMT-Paramedic through the Texas Department of State Health Services.
Also required: a unique application, 18 years of age, a high school diploma or GED, and a Class B Texas Driver’s License.
Call 817-444-7093 for info.… Read the rest

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City Proclamations

April 13, 2016
City Proclamations

Mayor Alan Brundrett, right, proclaimed the week of April 10-16 National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week in Azle. Pictured accepting his proclamation are Azle Police Department telecommunicators: (l-r) Somer Vaccarella, Courtney Allen, Beverly Simants, Dana Dowdle, Kirsten Smith, Angelque Scott, and Michelle Abramski.

To celebrate National Library Week, April 10-16, in the city of Azle, the staff of the Azle Memorial Library accepts a proclamation from Mayor Alan Brundrett, right. Pictured with the Mayor are (l-r): Head librarian Curren McLane, Megan Treseder, Ben Brown, Liz Cameron, and Nancy Novak. Photos by Carla Noah Stutsman

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