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AHS Athletes Sign College Letters

May 18, 2016
AHS Athletes Sign College Letters

Two Lady Hornets will continue their basketball careers. Kaycie Dunkerley (center, left), with Joyce and Joe Dunkerley, will play for Austin’s Concordia University. Payton Berger, with parents Renee and Scot Berger, will play hoops for Western Texas College in Snyder.

Five baseball Hornets are off to collegiate diamonds. Alex Newton (left) is headed for McPherson College in Kansas. Four other Azle athletes are bound for North Lake College in Irving (l-r) Slade Dinkins, Noah LaDuca, Donny Nay, and Jon Mark Castillo. Photos by Mark K. Campbell

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Mini-Dazzler camp slated June 6-8 at AHS

May 18, 2016

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Azle High School’s Emerald Dazzlers will host Mini-Dazzler Summer Dance Camp 2016 for ages 5 to 14 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon June 6-8 in the AHS Fine Arts Gym.
All participants will receive a Mini-Dazzler Camp t-shirt and certificate of completion at their showoff performance June 8 beginning at 11 a.m. for family and friends.
Early bird registration is $65 if received by June 1. Late registration and walk-up cost is $70.
Make checks payable to Emerald Dazzlers Booster Association, place payment and registration in a sealed envelope to the attention of S. Denman and turn in at AHS front office or mail to Azle High School, Attn: Sidnee Denman, 1200 Boyd Road, Azle, Texas 76020.… Read the rest

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Beauty Specialists Treat Seniors

May 18, 2016
Beauty Specialists Treat Seniors

Students from the Ogle School of Hair, Skin and Nails converged on Azle Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation for Mothers Day, May 8, performing services on many of the residents as a Mothers Day treat. Several Mark Kay beauty consultants were on hand to assist with cosmetics, as well.

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Attractive Blooms

May 18, 2016
Attractive Blooms

Know what kind of plant these blooms are exploding from? Photo by Paula Campbell

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Bagwell to travel with HU outreach program

May 18, 2016

Azle’s Christopher Bagwell will spend the summer with Harding University’s Global Outreach program, completing a mission trip to Tasmania and Vanuatu.
Bagwell, a exercise science major, is one of more than 80 students that will complete internships and mission trips in more than 20 countries as a part of the University’s Global Outreach program this summer.
Global Outreach summer mission trips range from 2 to 6 weeks long and are geared towards students who have never been on an overseas mission trip, or who are not interested in long-term mission work in the future.
These groups are led by a university faculty member and fulfill specific mission goals such as teaching English, hosting Vacation Bible School, or completing other projects with area churches.… Read the rest

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Proclamation

May 18, 2016
Proclamation

Peace Officer Memorial Day May 15 and National Police Week: May 8-14.

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Area taxing entities continue to see increases

May 18, 2016

 Parker, ‘Bay are exceptions

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The city of Pelican Bay saw a large decrease in sales tax revenue in May, and Parker County endured a decrease compared with last May, as well.
Other cities and taxing entities in the area continue to see nice increases, however.
That decrease in Pelican Bay was not enough to put the city in the red year-to-date, however.
Its May revenue of $1,337 is 28.29 percent less than in May 2015 when it received $1,865. For the year, the city remains up 0.43 percent with $7,734 compared with $7,701 through May 2015.
Parker County’s May revenue of $685,871 is 4.11 percent less than the $715,339 it received in May 2015.… Read the rest

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Senior Spotlight

May 18, 2016

BY JACKIE “JJ” JOY
May is Older Americans Month, but at the Azle Senior Center located in the Ash Creek Park complex, we celebrate you every day.
You are not just “grandpa and grandma,” but people with a lot of life experience. We never count you out as we know you still have a lot to offer.
Mother’s Day was celebrated May 9. Part of the celebration included SatinHands, a special treatment provided by Aletha Hoffman and Magan Williams from Mary Kay Cosmetics. Along with the treatment, ladies were able to have their nails filed and painted. More than 20 women enjoyed this special service.… Read the rest

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Firefighter Awards

May 18, 2016
Firefighter Awards

Fire Service Excellence, John Behm

Emergency Medical Service Excellence, Jimmy Smith

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City Awards

May 18, 2016
City Awards

Public Services: Employee of the Year, J. Baker, Utility Maintenance

City of Azle Employee of the Year, Beth Smith, Azle Memorial Library

Administrative Employee of the Year, Felicia King, Court Clerk

Public Services: People’s Choice, James Pipla, Street Dept.

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