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Learning to Cheer

August 19, 2015
Learning to Cheer

Azle Competitive Youth Sports (ACYS) Association held a cheer camp Saturday, Aug. 15 at the Azle High School gym. With help from the AHS cheerleaders, ACYS cheerleaders learned to cheers, dances, and techniques.… Read the rest

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Refreshed Pride

August 19, 2015
Refreshed Pride

Mark Laudenheimer, store manager at Brookshire’s Food and Pharmacy in Azle, and his crew brought a truckload of cold Gatorade to refresh hot members of the Azle High School Marching Green Pride during their practice Thursday morning, Aug. 13. The Gatorade was donated by Brookshire’s customers, and Laudenheimer says the donations will continue.   Photos by Carla Noah Stutsman

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APD urges caution with school start near

August 19, 2015
APD urges caution with school start near

APD reminds motorists that school zones will be active again on Aug. 24 with the start of school.           Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

 

 

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
School starts Monday, Aug. 24 in the Azle Independent School District and others, and the Azle Police Department needs your help to ensure a safe and incident-free school year.
Chief of Police Rick Pippins reminds the public that school zone speed limits, which have been inactive throughout the summer break, will once again be activated – and they’ll be patrolled.
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Parker Co. Extension Service offering 3 classes

August 19, 2015

Marriage license fees reduced, wedding wait time waived after completion of ‘Twogether’

As August ends, the Texas AgriLife Extension Service of Parker County is providing a trio of classes for residents.
All three take place at 604 North Main Street, Suite 200 in Weatherford.
First comes, on Aug. 25-26, Tools for Parenting.
Jim Morrow will lecture on “courageous parenting” and will cover tactical communication, “having a heart of peace not war,” secrets of a happy family, and the parenting pyramid.
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AISD builds momentum: Facilities, graduation rate, accountability, sports, ‘distinctions’ all shine

August 19, 2015
AISD builds momentum: Facilities, graduation rate, accountability, sports, ‘distinctions’ all shine

Azle school board members get a tour of a new Career and Technology Education Center and competition gym at Azle High School.             Photos by Carla Noah Stutsman

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Good news seems to radiate in every direction from within the Azle Independent School District these days.
With the start of another school year just days away, district officials lined up to report to the Board of Trustees Monday, Aug. 17.
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Senior Spotlight

August 19, 2015

By Jackie “JJ” Joy
Last week we suggested you contact your best friend to let them know you were thinking of them. If you have not, it’s never too late. Make that call today.
The upcoming week is Special Kindness Week. Is there someone you could be more kind with? Do you know someone who could use a kind word of encouragement?
If you enjoy music, The Azle Senior Center has an active ukulele group that practices on Mondays at 12:30 in the afternoon. They gather in the Emanuel Building and then once a month they go to Azle Manor and play for the residents.… Read the rest

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Anniversaries

August 19, 2015
Anniversaries

Willard Hazen Bone and Lillie Jo Hastings Bone are celebrating 70 years of marriage. The couple wed Aug. 18, 1945. Willard served in the U.S. Army and they spent the majority of their lives pastoring churches in several different states. Their family, Daniel and Marlene Bone, Douglas and Sherry Bone and Johnny and Judy Clayton, will host a celebration for the couple from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22 at Azle Christian Church.
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Battlin’ for the Ball

August 12, 2015
Battlin’ for the Ball

A pair of Hornets work hard during Azle’s ongoing two-a-day practices. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Area mobile home destroyed in blaze

August 12, 2015
Area mobile home destroyed in blaze

Area firefighters work to put out flames and hot spots at the scene of a mobile home fire on Gold Lane Aug. 8. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
A young couple and their toddler were lucky to escape a blaze about noon Saturday, Aug. 8, which destroyed the single-wide mobile home they were renting.
The fire in the 200 block of Gold Lane rendered the home a complete loss, according to Tarrant County Deputy Fire Marshal Keith Ebel.
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TxDOT: ‘We did not remove crosses’

August 12, 2015
TxDOT: ‘We did not remove crosses’

After disappearing a second time, crosses from the Lunsford memorial at the Denver Trail exit were discovered about 35 feet away in a grassy area.

Memorial items have disappeared twice

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The Aug. 5 edition of The Azle News had been out just hours – subscribers would not receive their copy in the mail until the next day – when two crosses were removed from a memorial to Brandyn and Matthew Lunsford located near the Denver Trail exit on eastbound SH 199.
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