The city of Azle will hold a city-wide cleanup for residents from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at the city garage located at 470 Denver Trail.
The event is free to all Azle residents – bring your utility bill or driver’s license to show proof of residency.
Residents may dispose of brush, tires, concrete, furniture, bulky items, appliances, oil, oil filters and scrap metal. No electronics or chemicals are accepted.… Read the rest
The city of Azle’s Music in the Park summer concert series has been so successful that its Special Events Advisory Board will present the first-ever Movie in the Park at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, in the Central Park amphitheater.
True to its objective to provide family entertainment, the city will present the Disney animated film Maleficent.
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and relax under the stars while taking in a family-friendly movie – popcorn will be provided.… Read the rest
Backpack program gives hundreds of AISD children food weekly
by Mark K. Campbell
“You don’t learn when you’re hungry.”
That’s what Andy Rector told the Azle Rotary Club Oct. 30.
Thousands of Azle ISD children go home every weekend with food prospects low or almost non-existent.
That’s where Azle residents and groups rise up, trying to end that scourge.
Every Friday afternoon during the school year, more than 400 children receive a backpack full of enough food to get them through Saturday and Sunday.… Read the rest
City seeking police chief, economic director
by Carla Noah Stutsman
Two key positions within the city of Azle – one newly-created – remain unfilled, but the searches for the right individuals are well underway.
The Azle city council approved the creation of the new position for an Economic Development Director as part of the city’s 2014-2015 budget.
The administrative department will fund one-third of that position once it’s filled; the city’s Municipal Development District will fund the remaining two-thirds.… Read the rest
By Natalie Gentry
Paws for Aden will be hosting a Paws Party at the Azle Party Ranch and Day Camp, off FM 730 North, on Nov. 15 from 6-10 p.m.
This fundraiser will help raise money to provide 6-year-old Aden Witherell with a diabetic alert dog.
In addition to Type 1 Diabetes, Witherell is growing up with asthma, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and Asperger Syndrome.… Read the rest
Officers with the Azle Police Department arrested the following individuals Oct. 19 through Nov. 1:
• Cameron Michael Luttrell, 19, of Reno, was arrested Oct. 21 in the 11200 block of FM 730 North and charged with possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 1, 1-4 grams. The charge is a third-degree felony. Luttrell was also the subject of an outstanding warrant from the Azle PD. He posted $2,000 bond, was given additional time to pay the warrant and released from the Azle jail.… Read the rest
The Azle Arts Association’s Popcorn Players will celebrate its 100th production in November.
The Farndale Avenue Housing Estates Towns-women’s Guild Dramatic Society’s production of A Christmas Carol promises to leave the audience in peals of laughter.
The comedy, written by David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin, Jr., will be directed by Monica Goth and stars Rita Davis, Rozanne Gann, Carol Braden, Gwen Gibbons, Barry Ingle, Scott Nurmela and Terry Randolph.… Read the rest