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Rotary Builder’s Award

January 21, 2015
Rotary Builder’s Award

Azle Rotary Club former President Steve Parker (left) received the elite Builder’s Award from District Governor Larry Petrash at the group’s Jan. 15 meeting. The honor acknowledges expansive community and club work performed by the winner.
Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Ditmore on UCO honor roll

January 21, 2015
Ditmore on UCO honor roll

Azle graduate Emily Ditmore has earned a place on the elite President’s Honor Roll at the University of Central Oklahoma.
A perfect 4.0, “straight-A” grade point average is required to make the list.
Ditmore took at least 12 hours of on-campus hours at the Edmond, OK college, the state’s largest metro university.
The senior plays softball for the Division II Bronchos and will man first base for UCO for the second straight year.… Read the rest

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Azle grads on WC Dean’s Honor Roll

January 21, 2015

Thirteen Azle High School graduates were named to the Fall Semester Dean’s Honor Roll at Weatherford College.
The honorees: Katherine Carah, Kimberly Johnston, Melanie Lindsey, Janet Steed, and Linda Wynn.
Also: John Grant, Israel Morrow, Meghan Atherton, and Christian Poindexter.
And: Ashley Porter, Tristan Bradshaw, Carlee Lysaght, and Tabitha Parsons.
A grade point average of at least 3.5 is required for a berth on the elite roster.… Read the rest

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Azle Police Blotter

January 21, 2015
Azle Police Blotter

Officers with the Azle Police Department arrested the following individuals during the two-week period of Jan. 4-17:
• Ivan Robles, 22, of Azle, was arrested Jan. 8 in the 600 block of Alameda Road and charged with injury to a child/elderly/disabled, a third-degree felony. He was transferred to the Tarrant County jail, where he remains in lieu of $15,000 bond.
• Daniel Maze, 37, of Azle, was arrested Jan. 10 in the 500 block of Commerce Street and charged with driving while intoxicated, his second DWI. He posted $7,500 bond and was released from the Azle jail.… Read the rest

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THAZ adds new doctor

January 21, 2015
THAZ adds new doctor

Texas Health Azle has a new doctor. The hospital welcomed Kanayochukwu “Kanny” Aluka, M.D., FACS, to its medical staff as general surgery and wound care services medical director.
She is a fellowship-trained general surgeon whose areas of focus are advanced laparoscopy, breast pathology, and wound care procedures.
According to Dr. Aluka, deciding on a career in general surgery was a great fit: “Helping people restore health and wellness in their lives is something I take great pride in doing.”… Read the rest

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City Council Chooses Winning Art

January 14, 2015
City Council Chooses Winning Art

Describing a recent art contest for Azle ISD students to Azle city council members, Azle Mayor Alan Brundrett displays several entries. The council chose 31 to display on Big Belly recycling containers that will be placed in Azle parks. Photos by Carla Noah Stutsman

Members of the Azle city council review artwork submitted in a contest within Azle schools to decorate Big Belly recycling containers in city parks. Pictured are (l-r): council members, Lee Barrett, David McClure, Paul Crabtree and Rouel Rothenberger, administrative assistant Susie Hiles (seated), and Mayor Alan Brundrett.

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Red Solo Cup BBQ Bash arrives Jan. 24

January 14, 2015
Red Solo Cup BBQ Bash arrives Jan. 24

Volunteering as an auction spotter, Kent Meyerhoeffer coaxes bidders during the 2014 Red Solo Cup BBQ Bash. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

by Carla Noah Stutsman
In just two years, it’s become one of the most-anticipated events in Azle.
That’s partly because proceeds from the Azle Education Foundation’s Red Solo Cup BBQ Bash go toward scholarships, teacher grants, campus grants, and new teacher gift cards right here in the Azle Independent School District.… Read the rest

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Five Azle High School seniors honored by Rotary

January 14, 2015
Five Azle High School seniors honored by Rotary

The Azle Rotary Club recognized five students for their outstanding efforts at AHS: (l-r) Malachi Slick, Alaina Williams, David McGee, Kyle Buss, and Taylor May.
Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
More talented Azle High School twelfth graders were praised for their academic careers at the Jan. 8 Rotary Club meeting.
Earning certificates were Malachi Slick, Alaina Williams, Kyle Buss, Taylor May, and David McGee.… Read the rest

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‘Mathletes’ compete at Flower Mound

January 14, 2015
‘Mathletes’ compete at Flower Mound

Azle High School’s math and science team competed in the Flower Mound High School UIL Academic tournament Saturday, Jan. 10. Pictured are (front, l-r): Shawn Kim, Keni Martin, Jennifer Wang; and (back, l-r): Ainsley McDonald, Taylor Brown, Carl Bertsch, Christian McGill, Nathan Redmon.

The Azle High School math and science team competed in Lewisville Saturday, Jan. 10 in the annual Flower Mound High School UIL Academic tournament.… Read the rest

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Hams class in Saginaw Jan. 17

January 14, 2015

The Kilocycle Amateur Radio Club invites the public to free ham radio classes from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17 at the Saginaw Fire Station, 400 South Saginaw Blvd.
The class will include radio demonstrations and a PowerPoint presentation and will cover what you need to know for the FCC test to get a beginner ham license.
Register at the club website w5sh.org.… Read the rest

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