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Reno opts in to proposed regional 9-1-1 district

March 22, 2017

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

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AHS duo places at state

March 22, 2017
AHS duo places at state

AHS math and science team members who competed at the Texas Math and Science Coaches Association (TMSCA) State Meet include: (front, l-r) Shawn Kim, Jenna Conner, Marlee Mazza, Sarah Wilson, Jennifer Wang, and Skylar Ingram; and (back) Ryan Thatcher, Ainsley McDonald-Boyer, Byron Anderson, Annie Cole, Davin Hill, and Brandon Burton.

The Azle High School math and science team competed at the annual Texas Math and Science Coaches Association (TMSCA) State Meet Saturday, March 18 in San Antonio.
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

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‘Machine Gun Preacher’ to speak at The Church at Azle Mon., March 27

March 22, 2017
‘Machine Gun Preacher’ to speak at The Church at Azle Mon., March 27

Machine Gun Preacher Sam Childers with his Angels of East Africa. He will speak at The Church at Azle March 27. Photo courtesy All Hands United International

Former biker now rescues African kids

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

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Rotary Honors AFD Lt.

March 22, 2017
Rotary Honors AFD Lt.

At the March 16 Azle Rotary Club meeting, Azle Fire Department Lieutenant John Behm (left), here with Chief Will Scott, was awarded the club’s Vocational Service Excellence Award. Behm, who began his career in Azle in 1991 as a dispatcher, was lauded for his “compassion, kindness, and sincerity” as a public servant.
Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Everything’s COOL at AHS

March 22, 2017

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

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Cromer, Rodriguez married in EML lakeside ceremony

March 22, 2017
Cromer, Rodriguez married in EML lakeside ceremony

Mr. and Mrs. Troy Glenn Rodriguez…nee Amy Beth Cromer

Amy Beth Cromer of Newark and Troy Glenn Rodriguez of Azle were united in marriage at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 11 in a ceremony on Eagle Mountain Lake.
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

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Senior Spotlight

March 22, 2017

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

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No foolin’! EML Community Cleanup is April 1

March 21, 2017
No foolin’! EML Community Cleanup is April 1

Photo courtesy Tarrant Regional Water District

Spring is finally here – in Texas, that means summer is next week!
It also means it’s time for the 19th Annual Eagle Mountain Lake Community Cleanup.
This year’s event is slated April 1 from 8:30-11 a.m.… Read the rest

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MGP hosts ‘Ties & Tiaras’ daddy/daughter dance March 24

March 20, 2017

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

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Good N.E.W.S. needs help to ‘Fill The Bin’ in March, April

March 17, 2017
Good N.E.W.S. needs help to ‘Fill The Bin’ in March, April

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.
It’s easy.
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

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