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Wasser is Azle Masonic Lodge’s winning teacher

May 17, 2017
Wasser is Azle Masonic Lodge’s  winning teacher

Kayleigh Wasser
… Masonic Lodge Teacher of the Month

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The Azle Masonic Lodge #601 has named Kayleigh Wasser its Teacher of the Month for May.
Mrs. Wasser began her teaching career at Silver Creek Elementary four years ago after graduating from Texas Woman’s University in Denton.
According to a spokesperson for Silver Creek Elementary, Wasser teaches kindergarten and was also nominated by her peers as the school’s Teacher of the Year.
“Mrs. Wasser goes above and beyond every day to meet the needs of all her students,” the spokesperson said.
“We are very thankful she is a teacher at Silver Creek Elementary.”… Read the rest

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Tops in Texas

May 17, 2017
Tops in Texas

Dr. Greg Phillips (right) attended the May 15 AISD board meeting to praise the skills and talents of Azle teacher Monica Amyett. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Amyett is No. 1 among all science teachers

BY Mark K. Campbell
Azle ISD teacher Monica Amyett won the Texas Medical Association’s Ernest and Sarah Butler Award for Excellence in Science.
She received the honor that proclaimed her the “best science teacher in Texas,” said TMA’s Dr. Greg Phillips.… Read the rest

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Tatge gradates from Kan. college

May 17, 2017

Jacob Tatge of Azle graduated Kansas Wesleyan University on Saturday, May 6 in Salina, Kansas.
In addition to earning a bachelor of arts degree in emergency management, Tatge was named to KWU’s Dean’s Honor Roll for the spring 2017 semester.
In order to receive the honor, Tatge was required to be a full-time student with a grade point average for the semester of 3.25-3.74 with no incomplete courses.… Read the rest

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AHS duo club’s elite students

May 17, 2017
AHS duo club’s elite students

Kristina Perryman and Harlan Tunnell were named the Tex-Anne and Texan for May by the Azle Optimist Club. With them are AHS Principal Randy Cobb and club president Linda Williams. Photo courtesy Edwin Newton

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
Kristina Perryman and Harlan Tunnell were selected as the Azle Optimist Club’s Students of the Month for May.
Perryman, daughter of Daniel and Donna Steadham, hopes to head for Stephen F. Austin University to major in biological engineering.
She is ranked No. 61 out of the 368 members of the Class of 2017.
She said moving up in her class rank was an accomplishment she was proud of.… Read the rest

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Pennies add up at AISD

May 17, 2017
Pennies add up at AISD

Walnut Creek Elementary School students Haylo Claxton and Kaylee Thomason show off the schools’ trophy with winning class teacher Jana Hunt (left) and Principal Jessica Hanson. Photo courtesy Edwin Newton

Schools collect copper to combat hunger

By Edwin Newton
It was a record year for the local Penny Drive – and area school children will be the beneficiaries of the community’s generosity.
The Azle Optimist Club collected approximately $10,659 through its annual Penny Drive. It was the largest amount collected to date – besting the high-water mark of $10,068 in 2011.
For the third year in a row, Walnut Creek Elementary School gathered the most cash, per capita, of any Azle school – just over $1,505.… Read the rest

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Mother’s Day Art

May 17, 2017
Mother’s Day Art

Residents at Azle Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation enjoyed an afternoon of “Painting With a Twist” as part of the facility’s Mother’s Day celebration Friday, May 12.

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Senior Spotlight

May 17, 2017

BY BARBARA “BABS” BAGWELL
Learn more about all the events happening at Sixty & Better Senior Center of Azle by calling 817-444-0070 or come visit 601 Southeast Parkway in Ash Creek Park.
The Center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and hosts classes, trips and other activities to keep seniors entertained and engaged.
The weight of evidence suggests that social connections help maintain thinking skills and slows cognitive decline in later life.
Coming up this month are:
May 18: AARP Driver class and computer class
May 19: Produce Day
May 22: Red Hats Day
May 23: Bible study and bingo
May 24: Pet food delivery
May 25: Computer class
May 26: Funny Friday
May 29: Closed for Memorial Day
May 31: Kiowa Casino Day Trip.… Read the rest

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Azle schools compete at state math, science meet

May 17, 2017
Azle schools compete at state math, science meet

Among those from Azle Elementary, Hoover Elementary, Azle Junior High and Forte Junior High competing at the State Math and Science competition were: (front, l-r) Gavin Masure, Dominic Norman, Jasmine Howard, Jack Clark, and Brent Burgess; (second row) Holt Lee, Caiden Richardson, Nathan Quick, and Corey Hevel; (third row) Alyssa Quick, Alan Gamboa, Charles Westrup, Katie Ingram, Isaiah Davidson, and Sam Reese; and (back) Nikolas Birkeland, Brooke Overton, Lauren Giles, Robert Caney, Griffin Schroeder, Phoebe Passmore, Sammy Reyes, and Jacob Burton.

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Math and science teams representing Azle Elementary, Hoover Elementary, Azle Junior High and Forte Junior High competed at the state meet May 5-7 at the University of Texas at San Antonio.… Read the rest

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Police Blotter

May 17, 2017

Officers with the Azle Police Department arrested the following individuals during the week of May 7-13:
• Tanner A. Hood, 32, of Azle, was arrested May 12 in the 1000 block of Boyd Road and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI). He posted $4,000 bond and was released from the Azle jail May 13.
• James Holmes, 27, of Reno, was arrested May 10 in the 200 block of North Stewart Street and charged with resisting arrest and prohibited substance in a correctional facility. He was also the subject of three Parker County Sheriff’s warrants as well as nine Fort Worth PD warrants.… Read the rest

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Stone a UTPB grad

May 17, 2017

Azle resident Melissa Kay Stone graduated from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin May 13.
She earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology.
The university is located in Midland.… Read the rest

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