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TRWD offers help with lake debris disposal

June 17, 2015

Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) is providing access to dumpsters to assist shoreline residents in disposing of debris from the recent high water event. No hazardous materials, batteries, or oils should be placed in dumpsters.
If you have recovered hazardous or toxic materials as a result of the high water event, contact the local lake office for assistance at 817-335-2491.
At Eagle Mountain Lake:
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Senior Spotlight

June 17, 2015

BY SUE TURNIPSEED
Many activities are available for seniors at the Azle Senior Center, located in the B. J. Clark Community Center Monday through Friday each week beginning at 9 a.m.
Call 817-444-0070 to find out more details.
If you are looking for a safe place to enjoy fellowship with those near your age of 60 years or more then the place is the Azle Senior Center.
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Rainy Day Wreck

June 17, 2015
Rainy Day Wreck

On June 16, a blue Nissan Altima (above) hydroplaned in the 1600 block of eastbound SH 199. It struck the barrier and scattered debris in its path, but neither of its two female occupants were transported to a hospital. Tropical Storm Bill is expected to dump several inches of rain in the area through June 18, making mishaps like this one a concern.                                                           Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman… Read the rest

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AHS cheerleaders shine at events

June 17, 2015
AHS cheerleaders shine at events

Azle High School cheerleaders brought home the biggest awards from National Cheerleader Association camp in Galveston.

Varsity squad earns prestigious Herkie Team Award

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Any way you slice it, Azle High School has some of the best cheerleaders around.
And that’s not just an opinion.
At National Cheerleader Association (NCA) camp in Galveston the week of June 8, AHS varsity and junior varsity cheerleaders were lauded by instructors, judges, and their peers.
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June 30 team roping event will benefit Bettis’ children

June 17, 2015

Friends and family of Brad Bettis, an Azle native and community supporter who died here Dec. 21, 2014, are raising funds to help support Bettis’ children.
The Brad Bettis Memorial Team Roping is slated Saturday, June 20 at NRS Training and Event Center, four miles south of Decatur at 309 County Road 4228.
Books open at 9 a.m. and roping begins at 10 a.m.
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AHS Auto Tech Continues Tradition of Excellence

June 17, 2015
AHS Auto Tech Continues Tradition of Excellence

The 2015 Auto Tech program students at Azle High School earned 120 automotive certifications.… Read the rest

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Xtreme Lawn Care Ribbon Cutting

June 17, 2015
Xtreme Lawn Care Ribbon Cutting

The Azle Area Chamber of Commerce’s Ambassadors held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Xtreme Lawn Care June 3. Headquartered in Azle, Xtreme Lawn Care serves the greater Fort Worth area where it’s been creating healthy and beautiful landscapes for 20 years. Xtreme’s reputation for quality yard services, along with its goal to maintain a commitment to excellence and honesty has made the company a leader in the area. After using fertilizers matched to your yard’s needs, weed control, over-seeding bald areas, and pest control, all that’s left for you to do is water the yard. Xtreme Lawn care also provides full service landscaping to build the outdoor environment you want.… Read the rest

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Class of 2015 receives $1.84 million in scholarships

June 17, 2015
Class of 2015 receives $1.84 million in scholarships

Landon Pyle accepts the Chelsea Holder Scholarship from Dr Suzanne Murr.

More than $1.8 million in scholarships were awarded to graduating members of the Azle High School Class of 2015 in a special assembly at the AHS auditorium before school’s end.
Local scholarships in the amount of $134,700 topped all previous records. Outside scholarships from colleges and universities totaled $1,022,935, while the U.S. military awarded $684,000 to AHS seniors.
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Reckless Driver

June 17, 2015
Reckless Driver

Azle police were already responding to calls about a reckless driver on SH 199 Friday, June 12 just before 6 p.m. when that driver lost control of his vehicle and struck a tree in the center median of the highway. One witness observed Nathan David Orona, 28, of Fort Worth, driving a white, 2008 Ford Ranger pickup, and also saw him drop an alcoholic beverage from the vehicle when he exited. Orona was transported to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle with injuries deemed non-incapacitating. Alcohol was listed in the police report as a factor contributing to the accident, and a warrant could be issued for Orona’s arrest later.                       Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman… Read the rest

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A Weekend of Music and Art

June 10, 2015
A Weekend of Music and Art

Between the kickoff the Music in the Park Friday, June 5 and the inaugural, three-day Azle Main Street Festival & Tour, there was plenty of art and music to go around last weekend.      Photos by Mark K. Campbell and Carla Noah Stutsman

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