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Senior Spotlight

June 8, 2016

BY SUE TURNIPSEED
The seniors meeting at B. J. Clark Community Center each Monday through Friday enjoy fellowship and games.
Some who like to put puzzles together but cannot at home have been enjoying working on a puzzle at the Center.
The June birthday and anniversary party is June 8, which is hamburger day.
The pet food should be here on that day for those on the list to pick up.
The volunteers were honored last Saturday with a lunch buffet at Pizza Hut. Manager Robert Johnson and his staff made sure all had a good time and were not hungry when they went home.… Read the rest

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Wheel of Good Fortune

June 8, 2016
Wheel of Good Fortune

After signing up for the Azle Memorial Library’s Summer Reading Program, young Logan Anderson got to spin a wheel for a prize as Barb Daily (left) and the library’s Nancy Novak, children’s and young adult librarian, look on. Logan won a sticker – and a chance to enjoy books all summer long. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Jacobs, Newton top Optimist students for May

June 8, 2016

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
The Azle Optimist Club honored Autumn Jacobs and Alex Newton as the May Students of the Month.
Jacobs, daughter of Mark and Chelle T. Jacobs, has plans to seek a double major in biology and psychology with a minor in marine biology.
She has been a four-year member of the AHS color guard and winter guard; after serving as the groups’ Special Officer and Captain, as a senior, she was the First Lieutenant weapons section leader.
Jacobs performed in the Marching Green Pride UIL contest that advanced to state in San Antonio.
She has been involved in robotics and is a member of PALs (Peer Assistance & Leadership).… Read the rest

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Howard on Austin College Dean’s List

June 8, 2016

Tanner Howard of Azle, the son of Clint and Rona Howard and a graduate of Lake Country Christian School, was named to the Dean’s List at Austin College for the Spring 2016 semester.
The Dean’s List recognizes the top 20 percent of students taking a minimum of three graded, full-credit courses. For Spring Term 2016, the Dean’s List recognizes 294 individuals.
“We congratulate the students on the Dean’s List and commend them on this accomplishment, especially given the rigor of the Austin College curriculum and the quality of their colleagues,” said Dr. Sheila Amin Gutiérrez de Piñeres, vice president for Academic Affairs.… Read the rest

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Azle Man at Colonial GC

June 8, 2016
Azle Man at Colonial GC

Azle’s Bill Shields (left) served as an honorary observer at the Dean & Deluca Invitational golf tournament at Colonial Country Club May 26. He was paired with pros Boo Weekley, Chez Reavie, and Derek Fathauer.

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UTA Grad

June 8, 2016
UTA Grad

Ashleigh Conner, AHS Class of 2005, earned her Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from the University of Texas at Arlington in May. She is the daughter of Erik Judge and Alison Jewell.

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Tarrant County property tax deadline nears

June 8, 2016

June 30 last day before collections can begin

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The deadline to pay your 2016 property taxes is June 30, and Tarrant County Tax Assessor-Collector Ron Wright is urging those who have not yet paid their 2016 property tax bill to do so or to contact his office by that date to set up a payment plan.
“Property owners who elected to pay their 2016 property taxes in half-payments must pay the remaining balance by June 30, as well as, those taxpayers who owe delinquent 2016 taxes,” Wright said.
“By law, if the accounts are not paid in full, or a payment plan is not entered into, by June 30, we must turn them over to our collection attorneys.”
Accounts submitted to collection attorneys will be subject to an additional 15-20% fee, and may end in foreclosure, resulting in the delinquent property being sold at public auction.… Read the rest

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Parker County Arrests

June 8, 2016

The following individuals who list addresses in the Azle and/or Springtown areas were arrested by various law enforcement agencies and booked into the Parker County Jail during the days of May 26- June 5:
Reno Police officers arrested a 50-year-old Springtown woman May 26 for assault causing bodily injury to a family member. She posted her bond of $2,500 and was released from jail May 27.
A 42-year-old Springtown man was arrested May 26 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies on a parole warrant. As of June 7 he remained in jail.
Springtown Police officers arrested a 48-year-old Springtown man May 26 for possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 2-A.… Read the rest

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AISD Showcase

June 1, 2016
AISD Showcase

The annual Azle ISD Showcase was again conducted throughout Azle High School with all schools represented. The event highlights hundreds of exhibits created by students of all ages. Photo by Carla Noah Stustman

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APD Promotions, Awards

June 1, 2016
APD Promotions, Awards

Angel Perez is the Police Officer of the Year. Presenting his award is Chief Rick Pippins and Mayor Alan Brundrett. Photos by Carla Noah Stustman

Longtime Azle School Resource Officer Patrick Bovea was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the Azle Police Department Tuesday, May 17. He’ll hit the streets as a shift supervisor in early June. Above, Bovea’s wife, Machele, gives him a congratulatory hug after pinning his Sergeant’s badge on his uniform.

Linda Thomson pins the Corporal’s badge on the uniform of her husband, 31-year law enforcement veteran Billy Thomson. Cpl. Thomson was promoted during the council meeting May 17 and will begin supervising his patrol shift in early June.

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