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Cheers!

April 20, 2016
Cheers!

Selected for All-State Cheerleading honors by the Texas Girl’s Coaches Association are: (front, l-r) Lauren Fowler, 5A Academic All-State; Savana Downs, 5A/6A All-Star and 5A All-State; and Andrew Nadin, 5A/6A All-Star and 5A All-State; (back) Toni Barrow, Academic All-State, 5A/6A All-Star and 5A All State; Hannah Rogers, 5A/6A All-Star and 5A All State; and AHS cheer coach Melissa McPherson, 5A/6A Coach of the Year. Not pictured: Ruben Perez, 5A/6A All-Star and 5A All-State.

Six AHS cheerleaders, coach receive state honors

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
After being named State Champions in the first-ever Texas UIL Cheerleading competition, some members of the Azle High School varsity squad – and the team’s coach – continue to rack up awards.… Read the rest

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Early voting runs April 25-May 3

April 20, 2016

Multiple locations available

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Early voting begins Monday, April 25 and goes through May 3 for general and special local elections.
Voters in both Azle and Pelican Bay may cast ballots early at the B.J. Clark Community Center, Room 4, 603 Southeast Parkway, in Azle on the following dates and times:
•Monday, April 25-Friday, April 29, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
•Saturday, April 30, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
•Sunday, May 1, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
•Monday and Tuesday, May 2-3, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
To receive a ballot application or for more information, call Tarrant County Elections Administration at 817-831-8683.
Reno voters may vote early at any Parker County early voting site.… Read the rest

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Library book sale looms

April 20, 2016

Everything $1 or less

A chance arrives soon to buy a gently used book, CD, or DVD very cheaply.
Really cheap.
Like a dollar.
Or even less.
A two-day book sale is slated for the Azle Memorial Library, 333 West Main Street.
Day one is Friday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The final day, Saturday, April 30, has times of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The event, benefitting the Azle Library Trust, will be set up at the library’s Community Room.
Only cash or checks with IDs will be accepted.
For more information, call the library at 817-444-7216 or visit azlelibrary.org.… Read the rest

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Farewell to a Longtime Columnist

April 20, 2016
Farewell to a Longtime Columnist

Scores of folks stopped by the News April 14 to say goodbye to J’Nell Pate (left) who has written a weekly column in the paper for almost 48 years. Her column, “Pages from Western History,” will continue to run here, via reprints or the occasional new submission. Soon to marry, Pate said she plans on traveling. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Police Blotter

April 20, 2016

Officers with the Azle Police Department arrested the following individuals during the three-week period from March 27-April 16:
• James W. Naron, 20, of Azle, was arrested March 29 in the 400 block of Walnut Creek Drive and charged with assault family violence, choking, a third-degree felony. He was transported to the Parker County jail, where he posted $15,000 bond and was released April 9.
• Christopher Raymond Squyres, 37, of Azle, was arrested April 1 in the 800 block of Southeast Parkway and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI), third or more. The charge is a third degree felony. He was transferred to the Tarrant County jail where he remained at press time April 19 in lieu of $10,000 bond.… Read the rest

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Successful Students Lauded

April 20, 2016
Successful Students Lauded

Members of the Azle High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) who competed at state were honored during the Azle ISD board meeting Monday, April 18. Pictured are : FCCLA adviser Carolyn Schlueter, Johnny Perez, Samantha Morton, Sarah Wilson, Destiny Van Horn, Nicole Neumann, Kristina Martinez, and Marissa Myers.  Lucasz Laskus a Polish exchange student at AHS, and culinary arts teacher Michael Urbanek were recognized by the Azle ISD board also. Laskus won the state title in a cooking competition.
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Honored at the School Board Meeting

April 20, 2016
Honored at the School Board Meeting

Students from Walnut Creek Elementary led the pledges of allegiance to open the Azle ISD Board of Trustees meeting Monday night, April 18. Photos by Carla Noah Stutsman

Several Auto Technology students from Azle High School were honored – many others were at work and could not be there – by the Azle ISD Board of Trustees.

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Fundraiser to benefit children of slain woman

April 20, 2016

Event set for Deer Cove April 30

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The Lake Worth Police Department is sponsoring a fundraising event to benefit the children of Doris Andrews, who was killed in her home Jan. 8 in Azle.
The event is slated Saturday, April 30, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Azle Deer Cove Event Venue, 101 S. Pearson Street.
The event will feature:
• a photo booth
• a live auction with a “real” auctioneer
• live music
• food and drinks
• two face painters
• two balloon-animal-making clowns
• a Dunk-A-Cop Tank
• a bounce house
• and a caricature artist
More than 40 items will be raffled off.… Read the rest

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Azle’s Ball a Great 100 Nurse

April 20, 2016
Azle’s Ball a Great 100 Nurse

Jaime Ball was lauded for her nursing skills and named a Top 100 Nurse.

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The annual list of the Metroplex’s best nurses is out, and Jaime Ball, B.S.N., R.N., CCRN, from Texas Health Azle is among the region’s Great 100 Nurses.
The DFW Great 100 Nurses Inc. annually sponsors the “DFW Great 100 Nurses” to honor registered nurses in the area who exemplify excellence in the art and science of nursing.
Nurses are nominated by their peers, and may only be named to the list once in their career.
“I am honored to be a Great 100 nurse,” said Ball, staff nurse in the Intensive Care Unit at Texas Health Azle.… Read the rest

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Man with knife cuts woman, later arrested

April 13, 2016

BY NATALIE GENTRY
Matthew Paul Reiner, 21, of Springtown was arrested April 7 for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after allegedly slashing his girlfriend’s shoulder with a pocket knife.
Deputies with the Parker County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call from Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle staff at approximately 8:24 p.m. after a 29-year-old female came to the emergency room with a cut to her shoulder.
During the interview with deputies, she reportedly told them her boyfriend, Reiner, slashed her shoulder with a knife. She also said he was intoxicated.
Reiner did not resist when deputies arrived to arrest him at the house in the 3900 block of Hwy.… Read the rest

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