Nearly 300 first graders at Liberty, Cross Timbers and Eagle Heights Elementary Schools in the Azle Independent School District recently received free tooth decay prevention kits through the Fantastic Teeth Fan Club.
Members of Azle Masonic Lodge, led by Doug Burt, assembled and delivered the kits to the schools.
The Fantastic Teeth Fan Club, sponsored by Masonic Home and School of Texas, strives to prevent suffering from toothaches, reduce missed school days due to dental problems, and cut costs for dental treatment.… Read the rest
The Azle Junior High School yearbook staff and its sponsors, Amanda Menefee and Van Ansley, challenged fellow classmates and faculty to make Thanksgiving a little more special for the clients of the Inasmuch Food Pantry.
They collected and delivered at least 100 each of items such as chicken broth, stuffing mix, potatoes, pudding and pie filling mix, and cranberry sauce to the pantry Monday, Nov. 18.… Read the rest
By Natalie Gentry
Continued community improvements were the focus of the Reno City Council meeting Monday.
City Administrator, Joe Polino, reported improvement in the revenue collected by the municipal court.
It has more than doubled its revenue since the same time last year.
The past month has been a busy time for code compliance.
Polino said that the issues on Pleasant Run are in the process of being resolved.… Read the rest
Turning Point Ranch owner makes mark in OKC
by carla noah stutsman
The 2013 American Quarter Horse Association Open World Championship Show runs through Nov. 23 in Oklahoma City, and the Azle/ Springtown area is already well-represented there.
Chuck Briggs, a trainer who owns Turning Point Ranch off Jay Bird Lane, has shown two winning equines so far in the show.
A brief phone call to Briggs revealed a schedule that prevented him from talking at length, but elicited a confident statement that “the show runs for another week, so there will be more.”… Read the rest
Neighborhood Autos, located in Azle, Bridgeport, Decatur, Denton, Gainesville, Lewisville, Sanger and Watauga, gave away a red 2011 Chevrolet to one of its customers at the University of North Texas Homecoming halftime show Nov. 9. Bridgeport’s Bobby Vega (giving thumbs up) was the lucky winner of the Impala after a 4-month contest conducted by all eight Neighborhood Autos locations. Semi-finalists (from left to right) Cassi Kerner of Denton, Tammi Hardin of Lewisville and Cody Riddle of Sanger received $500 consolation prizes and tickets to see UNT beat UT El Paso.… Read the rest
AHS students can keep iPads over summer for stellar attendance
by Carla Noah Stutsman
Sam Robinson says school administrators have always known that students who actually show up for school do better overall.
That might sound elementary, my dear, but absences are one of the biggest obstacles to education.
“We’re always trying to get 96 percent attendance out of our students – that’s the benchmark we’re always shooting for,” Robinson explained. “So as we were trying to come up with ways to reward students for good attendance, we remembered that Dee Gilley, principal at Cross Timbers Elementary, gives her students who have perfect attendance a bike each year.”… Read the rest
Math and science teams from Azle High School and Forte Junior High competed on home turf Saturday, Nov. 9 at the AHS Math and Science Competition.
Coach Eric Brentz said scores for his Forte JH students were very high in a challenging meet with many high scores.
In eighth grade number sense competition, Skylar Ingram placed sixth, Ben Koiner took eighth, and Kelly Jo Thetford came in ninth.… Read the rest
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle (THAZ or Texas Health Azle) regularly collects awards for just about everything one could imagine.
But the hospital has been unusually busy over the last week, when it received national recognition in two different areas – and was designed as a stroke center, as well.
Texas Health Azle is now a Level III Stroke Center, so declared by the Texas Department of State Health Services. To achieve the designation, Texas Health Azle underwent a rigorous survey to determine the hospital’s ability to provide efficient resuscitation, assessment and stabilization of a stroke victim.… Read the rest
Tarrant County residents can take advantage of a pair of free health-related programs.
The county’s public health department offers locals a chance to become informed about smoking and handling chronic diseases.
The American Lung Association: Freedom From Smoking program helps the addicted learn how to quit smoking.
Aside from saving money and gaining an improved quality of life, smokers will also be educated by face-to-face and telephone counselors who will keep participants on the path to accomplish the goal.… Read the rest
Officers with the Azle Police Department arrested the following individuals during the week of Nov. 10-16:
David Alan Admire, 32, of Azle, was arrested Nov. 10 in the 240 block of West Main Street. Police charged him with driving while intoxicated (DWI), his third or more. Admire posted $5,000 and was released from the Azle jail.
Donnia Lynn Harris, 47, of White Settlement, was arrested Nov. 14 in the 1600 block of Southeast Parkway and charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.… Read the rest