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Dickson Discusses

April 12, 2017
Dickson Discusses

Azle Economic Development Director Karen Dickson addressed the Azle Area Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, April 4 about the city’s ongoing economic development efforts. Photo by Kim Ware

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Police Blotter

April 12, 2017

Two teens caught burglarizing vehicles were among those arrested by the Azle Police Department during the week of April 2-8:
• A 17-year-old Boyd man was arrested in the 1000 block of Stribling Drive in the early hours of April 2. He was charged with burglary of a vehicle, a class A misdemeanor, as well as possession of marijuana less than two ounces. Bond was set at $5,000 for the burglary charge and $1,000 for the marijuana charge. The man was transported to the Tarrant County Jail. He was sentenced to 15 days in jail and a fine of $277 for the marijuana charge.… Read the rest

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Mayor Proclaims National Library Week

April 12, 2017
Mayor Proclaims National Library Week

After proclaiming the week of April 9-15 National Library Week in the city of Azle, Mayor Alan Brundrett (left) presents a certificate to Azle Library Director Curren McLane (center) and Sue Bonham, library assistant. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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City-wide cleanup is May 6

April 12, 2017

Azle’s annual city-wide cleanup day, called “Clean It Up – Green It Up,” is slated from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 6 at the city garage at 470 Denver Trail.
The city, in partnership with Community Waste Disposal (CWD), will conduct the free event to aide citizens who live inside the city limits with spring cleaning.… Read the rest

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Milestone Anniversary

April 12, 2017
Milestone Anniversary

Don and Maxine Prater will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary and renewed their vows in a ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 23 in Azle’s Central Park. The couple has six children: Robert, Donnie, Viola, Jackie, Doris and Kay. They also have eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

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Save the tax on emergency preparedness supplies April 22-24

April 12, 2017

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Severe weather season is here – now.
Are you ready?
If not, you can purchase certain emergency preparedness supplies tax free during the state of Texas sales tax holiday April 22-24.
“Unfortunately, we can’t predict when the next fire, flood or tornado may strike,” State Comptroller Glenn Hegar said. “But we can be prepared, and this tax holiday helps Texans save money while stocking up for emergency situations before they happen.”
There’s no limit on the number of qualifying items you can purchase, including the following if they are priced below $75:
• batteries
• first aid kits
• fuel containers•
• ground anchor systems and tie-down kits
• hatchets and axes
• mobile telephone batteries and mobile telephone chargers
• non-electric coolers and ice chests for food storage
• non-electric can openers
• portable self-powered light sources (hand-cranked flashlights)
• portable self-powered radios, including two-way and weather band radios
• reusable and artificial ice products
• smoke detectors, fire extinguishers and carbon monoxide detectors
• tarps and other plastic sheeting
• flashlights
If priced below $300:
• hurricane shutters and emergency ladders.… Read the rest

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AHS Duo Honored at UT

April 12, 2017
AHS Duo Honored at UT

Two members of the Azle High School class of 2014 were honored Saturday, April 8th at the University of Texas at Austin for their academic performance at the university. Taylor Anderson (left) – daughter of Scott and Tonya Anderson – and Natalie Roberts – daughter of Brian and Kim Roberts – were recognized at the school’s annual Honors Day ceremony and received honors cords. To qualify, students must rank in the top 20 percent of their class in the college or school in which they are pursuing a major, and maintain a grade-point average of at least 3.50. Photo courtesy Brian Roberts

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School raises $12,000 for diabetes causes

April 12, 2017
School raises $12,000 for diabetes causes

Mariposa Montes (left) and Wyatt Hicks were the winners of the Silver Creek 1-mile Fun Run.

Student at Silver Creek battles disease

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Silver Creek Elementary helped raise an incredible $12,000-plus at its annual Field Day, 5K and Fun Run Friday, April 7.
Those proceeds will all go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) in support of finding a cure for people everywhere with diabetes – but especially for Corynne Barone, a fourth grader at Silver Creek.
Corynne was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 21 months.
She endures five-to-10 finger sticks every day to check her blood sugar; each time she eats, she has to calculate the carbs she eats and give herself insulin accordingly.… Read the rest

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Easter on Main Street

April 12, 2017
Easter on Main Street

Vendors lined Azle’s Main Street, great food was provided by several operators, and kids enjoyed a petting zoo and pony rides, all during the Azle Women’s Business Association’s Easter on Main Street event Saturday, April 8.
Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Blitz rehabs 6 Azle homes

April 12, 2017
Blitz rehabs 6 Azle homes

Scores of volunteers spread out over the area and repaired/upgraded six houses. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
Matthew 20:28
That scripture was lived out by real people all over Azle Saturday, April 8, when the 2017 Good Neighbors Spring Blitz brought out volunteers from all walks to revitalize six homes within the city.… Read the rest

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