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Calm Reno

September 14, 2016

Council makes many decisions in relative peace

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Courtesy and decorum prevailed at the meeting of the Reno city council Monday evening, Sept. 12.
Although Mayor Pro Tem Eric Hunter was not present at the meeting, a quorum existed, and the council worked through a number of potentially contentious agenda items quite cordially.

Budget, tax rate
The council briefly discussed the proposed budget for fiscal year 2016-17 and the associated tax rate of $0.5300 per $100 valuation.
That rate is the same as for the current year, although decreased property values mean the city will not generate as much revenue from property taxes as it did in the current fiscal year.… Read the rest

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Delay ahead

September 7, 2016
Delay ahead

Work is on hold on the Hwy. 199 service road in the 1600 block of Southeast Parkway. TxDOT is waiting for a specialized piece of equipment. Still, the project is slated to be completed by its target date later this fall.
Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

Electrical work, equipment slowing road repairs

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
No doubt you’ve seen the electronic signage touting highway closures between 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9 and 5 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10.
Val Lopez, spokesman for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), says the closures are actually not due to highway construction or maintenance, but to assist a power provider.… Read the rest

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Quintet okay after 3-car, ricochet wreck

September 7, 2016
Quintet okay after 3-car, ricochet wreck

Emergency personnel make sure everyone is safe after a three-car wreck damaged every vehicle; however, the five occupants all refused medical treatment. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

BY CHRISTINA DERR
No one was injured in a three-vehicle traffic accident at the intersection of Ashwood Street and Hwy. 199 at 10:20 a.m., Thursday, Sept.1.
Witnesses said the crash occurred when a woman driving a Cadillac sedan was heading eastbound on Hwy. 199 and attempted to use the highway’s crossover to turn onto Ashwood Street.
Trying to cross the westbound lanes of Hwy. 199, her vehicle was struck by a Ford Windstar traveling westbound on Hwy.… Read the rest

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Hall of Fame banquet set for Oct. 22 at AHS gym

September 7, 2016
Hall of Fame banquet set for Oct. 22 at AHS gym

The inaugural Azle ISD Hall of Fame banquet sold out last October. Tickets are now on sale for this year’s gathering. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
The second class to be inducted into the Azle ISD Hall of Fame has been chosen and the banquet date locked in.
The event is slated for Saturday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m. in the Azle High School gym.
After a meal, four new members will be inducted:
• Pat Holder – Class of 1967, a multi-sport athlete
• Terry Porter – Class of 1970, a two-time state champion pole vaulter and U.S.… Read the rest

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Top 10 reasons to be at Sting Fling 2016

September 7, 2016
Top 10 reasons to be at Sting Fling 2016

There’s plenty to do at the Sting Fling but you really don’t want to miss the Weiner Dog Derby at 10 a.m. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Excitement is building for Sting Fling 2016 this Saturday, Sept. 10, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Here are the top 10 reasons for all that excitement:
1. The FREE children’s area in Central Park, which will include a photo booth, petting zoo, coin dig, game trailer, crafts (come make your own maracas!), sand art, fingerprinting for kids, bounce houses, a train, and climbing wall, hair spray-painting, basketball games, and Xtreme bubble soccer.… Read the rest

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Totally Tubular

September 7, 2016
Totally Tubular

The Labor Day weekend provided a great time to hit the cool waters of Eagle Mountain Lake one more time this summer. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Event honors many at 9/11 event

September 7, 2016

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The second annual First Responders Appreciation Day, hosted by Servolution, is fast approaching – it’s this Sunday, Sept. 11, beginning at 5 p.m. at The Church at Azle, 1801 South Stewart Street.
First responders – including all police, fire, EMS, active and retired military, doctors and nurses – should RSVP by navigating to www.servolutiontcaa.com/event/911 as soon as possible to help planners ensure enough food for all who attend.
This year’s event will feature a free dinner, free concert and free raffle.
Those who plan to attend are invited to bring their immediate family and to wear their department shirts.… Read the rest

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Making a Difference

September 7, 2016
Making a Difference

Carmen Stewart gives blood at the Aug. 25 drive at Azle Memorial Library. She said she gives regularly and is also on lists for marrow and organ donations. “You can’t take it with you,” she said, “so you might as well do some good with it.”
Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Free city-wide clean-up Sept. 17

September 7, 2016

If you’re like most homeowners, you have a pile.
Maybe it’s brush. Maybe it’s old paint, tires, or electronics, even old paperwork you haven’t had the time to shred.
If you live inside the Azle city limits, there is a light at the end of your tunnel.
The city of Azle, in partnership with Community Waste Disposal (CWD), will conduct a free city-wide clean-up called Clean It Up – Green It Up from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at the city garage located at 470 Denver Trail.
Residents can drop off brush, furniture, bulky items, appliances, metal for recycling, and small amounts of construction materials from do-it-yourself projects.… Read the rest

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Senior Spotlight

September 7, 2016

BY JACKIE ‘JJ’ JOY
The Area Agency on Aging of Tarrant County, in cooperation with the Tarrant County Food Bank, provides a program to many organizations to help people with their nutritional needs. Azle’s Senior Center is but one that benefits from this program.
Twice a month, food is distributed to participants who have eaten at the center at least four times within the month since the last distribution. Call the center at 817-444-0070 for further information.
Whether you are looking for transportation services or in-home care, legal assistance or wound care, our center is a great place for resource information.… Read the rest

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