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Don’t forget to spring forward Sunday, March 12

March 10, 2017
Don’t forget to spring forward Sunday, March 12

At 2 a.m. this Sunday, March 12 daylight savings time will begin.

The clocks will move ahead an hour and an hour of sleep will disappear, but sunlight will start to stick around longer in the evenings as a reminder that spring and summer are just around a corner.

Spring is set to officially begin in just 10 days, on Monday, March 20.

The hour of lost sleep will be regained in November when daylight savings time ends Sunday, Nov. 5.… Read the rest

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Unidentified body, missing man’s pickup recovered from EML

March 9, 2017
Unidentified body, missing man’s pickup recovered from EML

Location where authorities recovered a pickup and a man’s body on Eagle Mountain Lake March 8.

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN

A Ford pickup belonging to Jim Bob Cook, a 56-year-old Reno man who has been missing for about a month, was recovered from Eagle Mountain Lake Wednesday evening, March 8.
A Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) police officer discovered an object submerged in about eight feet of  water that afternoon.
Using sonar, TRWD police determined the object to be a pickup; the body of a man was recovered by divers about 4 p.m., according to authorities.… Read the rest

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Fiery Winter Sky

March 8, 2017
Fiery Winter Sky

The March 6 sunset was impossible to miss, igniting the westward sky. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Motor Home Fire

March 8, 2017
Motor Home Fire

The Azle and Fort Worth Fire Departments responded to a motor home on fire in the 10600 block of Jacksboro Highway Thursday, March 2 about 8:30 a.m. The occupant, who had been inside the motor home that morning, left for a few minutes and returned to find it filled with smoke. He called 911, but it was fully involved with flames when firefighters arrived at the scene. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Guzman in UT runoff

March 8, 2017
Guzman in UT runoff

Alejandrina Guzman of Azle and her running mate, Micky Wolf, are in a runoff election for student body president and vice president at UT-Austin.

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The suspense deepens as election for the offices of student body president and vice president at the University of Texas resulted in a runoff election.
With three candidate teams running, no single one garnered more than 50 percent of the vote.… Read the rest

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Azle High School’s SkillsUSA team on top again

March 8, 2017
Azle High School’s SkillsUSA team on top again


AHS SkillsUSA team members with their winning projects: (l-r) Summer Smart, Donavan Gossett, Asa Phillips, Tate Patton, Zachary Hobbs, Harlan Tunnell, Robert Kennedy, Brandon Piercy, Brandon Spigelmyer, Victor Pacheco, Justin Shaw, Ryan Villanueva, Joseph Villanueva, Matthew Moscini, Cody Curtis. Not shown are Adam Rodgers, and Jeremiah Alvarado.

Members of the AHS SkillsUSA team celebrate after the awards ceremony. They are: (l-r) Asa Philips, Jeremiah Alvarado, Donovan Gossett, Summer Smart, Ryan Villanueva, Harlan Tunnell, Triston Murphy, Brandon Piercy, Justin Shaw, Cody Curtis, Tate Patton, Robert Kennedy, and Brandon Spigelmyer.

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Once again, the Azle High School Automotive Technology SkillsUSA team placed in the gold and superior ratings in the district SkillsUSA competition held in Waco Feb.… Read the rest

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Senior Spotlight

March 8, 2017

BY JACKIE ‘JJ’ JOY
The Azle Senior Center is flying under a new flag – “Sixty & Better of Azle.”
We are a resource to help seniors live a fuller, healthier, better life. Our new logo states, “Healthy Aging Starts Here,” because we will help seniors find resources they need.
Just call us at 817-444-0070 for information.
Another group trip to Kiowa Casino is scheduled for Tuesday, March 28.
To make a reservation you may call the number above or come by 601 Southeast Parkway at Ash Creek Park.
Seats may be saved now, but reservations are not guaranteed until the $10, non-refundable deposit is paid.… Read the rest

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AHS Rotary Club names top students for March

March 8, 2017
AHS Rotary Club names top students for March

The Azle Rotary Club’s Students of the Month for March are (l-r) Kit Miller, Haley Patterson, Cristian Juarez, and Hunter Beck. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
Four Azle High School seniors were chosen and recognized as the Students of the Month for March by the Azle Rotary Club.
That foursome was Haley Patterson, Kit Miller, Hunter Beck, and Cristian Juarez.
Patterson, daughter of Paula Patterson, said she will attend Texas A&M University after her AHS graduation then enter the nursing field.
She is among the elite top ten percent of the 373 members of the Class of 2017; with a grade point average of 98.88461, Patterson sits No.… Read the rest

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AE Math, Science Team

March 8, 2017
AE Math, Science Team

Azle Elementary’s math and science team competed in the second of three state-qualifying meets Feb. 18 at Cross Timbers Middle School in Grapevine. Alaina Amato placed 18th in the science competition, while Rebecca Marx took 21st place in the calculator competition and 20th place in math. Nathan Quick qualified to compete at state, in number sense, math and science. The team is under the direction of Tresa Collins-Walton. In the picture are: (l-r) Mrs. McDaniel, Amato, Quick, Marx, and Walton.

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Ribbon Cutting

March 8, 2017
Ribbon Cutting

On March 4, Azle Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors welcomed the new Chevron (formerly a Valero) at 476 Northwest Parkway in front of Albertson’s. The new owners’ regional and district managers joined the Ambassadors for the traditional ribbon cutting.

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