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Church bazaar Nov. 19

November 16, 2016

At Azle Christian Church

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The Azle Christian Church will host its annual Christmas Bazaar from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, in the Fellowship Hall at the church located at 117 Church St. in Azle.
Parking is behind the church off Green Way.
This year, the Bazaar will raise money for local Christmas charities like the Lions Club’s Angel Tree, as well as for the international charity Eternal Threads, which helps women worldwide to escape human trafficking and poverty.
The Bazaar offers a local option for unique and seasonal gifts such as religious jewelry, costume jewelry, and other items.… Read the rest

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Cross Timbers Blue Ribbon Award

November 16, 2016
Cross Timbers Blue Ribbon Award

Dee Gilley (left) principal at Cross Timbers Elementary, Shannon Bernsen (right) Cross Timbers teacher, and Azle ISD Superintendent Dr. Lea (not pictured) traveled to Washington, D.C. Nov. 6-8 where they accepted one of just 329 National Blue Ribbon School awards for 2016 from the U.S. Department of Education. In celebration of the award, Azle ISD will host a Cross Timbers Elementary National Blue Ribbon Award pep rally at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, in the Azle High School gym.

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Police Blotter

November 16, 2016

Officers with the Azle Police Department arrested the following individuals during the week of Nov. 6-12:
• Yuridia Delgado, 18, of Jacksboro, was arrested Nov. 6 in the 500 block of Hwy. 199 East for a felony arrest warrant out of Jack County Sheriff’s Office for burglary of a building. She posted $6,000 bond and was released from the Azle jail the same day.
• Duane Dale Brookins, 51, of Azle, was arrested Nov. 9 in the 200 block of Denver Trail for an outstanding arrest warrant for driving while intoxicated (DWI). He posted $1,000 bond and was released from the Azle jail the same day.… Read the rest

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Walnut Creek Principal Honored

November 16, 2016
Walnut Creek Principal Honored

Jessica Hanson (middle), principal at Walnut Creek Elementary, received an award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an organization that is part of the U.S. Department of Defense. Hanson was recommended for this award by Jamie Austin (right), kindergarten teacher at Walnut Creek. Austin is a member of the National Guard and was deployed to Afghanistan last spring. Hanson ensured a smooth transition for the students in Austin’s class during her tour. Leon Tribble, representative from the ESGR said, “Ms. Hanson is a true patriot who went above and beyond to ensure that Ms. Austin’s job would be there upon her return.”

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Engagement

November 16, 2016
Engagement

Rev. and Mrs. Fred Himstedt, III of Cleveland, Georgia and formerly of Azle, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jennifer Lynne Himstedt to Clinton James McCarty, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Douthit of Waco. The couple will be wed at 4 p.m. Dec. 22, 2016, at Memory Lane Event Center in Dripping Springs. The bride is a 2005 graduate of Azle High School and a 2009 graduate of Baylor University with a degree in art history. The groom is a 2003 graduate of Vanguard College Preparatory School in Waco. He also studied music at McLennan Community College.

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Senior Spotlight

November 16, 2016

BY JACKIE ‘JJ’ JOY
Last week was full of party fun at the Azle Senior Center, located at 601 Southeast Parkway in Azle.
Thursday, Nov. 10, we honored veterans. Many were choking back tears as some of us expressed why it is important to honor our veterans.
Sue Turnipseed talked about what it was like being married to a veteran and what she learned from him. Sharon Johnson spoke of how proud she is of all her military family. She also shared she had only recently learned she was considered a veteran as she had served in the Civil Air Patrol.… Read the rest

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Ribbon Cutting

November 16, 2016
Ribbon Cutting

The Azle Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for Service First Mortgage during the company’s grand opening Nov. 8. Service First Mortgage is located at 328 W. Main St., Suite 7, and Cristina Calk, its senior loan officer, may be reached at 817-406-0290 or by emailing ccalk@servicefirstmtg.com. Service First Mortgage is a full-service mortgage lending entity at the top of production and customer satisfaction in Texas, Arizona and Florida. According to its website, Service First Mortgage is passionate about enriching the communities it serves and empowering its customers with the responsible financial management knowledge to promote smart financial habits.

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Giving thanks, Azle style

November 9, 2016

AMA sponsoring meal for 500 at Azle FUMC

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
For many, Thanksgiving is a joyful time when families gather to thank God for their blessings around the biggest feast of the year.
But those with no family nearby – or no family at all – and those who can’t afford the traditional feast because they don’t even know how they will afford their next meal, Thanksgiving can be a lonely and sad day.
That’s why the Azle Ministerial Alliance (AMA) will sponsor a Thanksgiving meal for 500 people on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24.
Hosted by Azle First United Methodist Church, those who might not otherwise have an enjoyable Thanksgiving are invited to join others for a meal and fellowship from 11 a.m.… Read the rest

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AHS FFA Visits Rotary

November 9, 2016
AHS FFA Visits Rotary

The Azle Rotary Club heard AHS Future Farmers of America students practice their fall competition project arguing both sides of an agricultural issue: WOTUS “Waters of the U.S.” Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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City approves lease

November 9, 2016

Eagle Mountain ambulance now working out of Azle Central Fire Station

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
For more than 20 years, the Azle Fire Department (AFD) and Eagle Mountain Fire Department and Ambulance Service (EMFD), whose headquarters is located on the eastern side of Eagle Mountain Lake, have worked together to provide emergency medical services (EMS) in the area.
Now, thanks to the approval of a lease agreement Nov. 1 by the Azle city council, the longstanding relationship between the two departments is solidified even further.
The lease agreement allows EMFD to house one ambulance and two personnel at AFD’s Central Fire Station around the clock.… Read the rest

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