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AHS math, science team places

July 26, 2017
AHS math, science team places

At the 8th Annual “What’s Your Problem” summer camp at Texas Tech University are AHS math and science team members: (front, l-r) Sarah Wilson, Jennifer Wang, and Marlee Mazza; (back) Jenna Conner, Annie Cole, Byron Anderson, and Robert Caney.

At Texas Tech competition

The Azle High School math and science team participated in the 8th annual “What’s Your Problem?” UIL summer camp at Texas Tech University July 18-22.
Students attended classes to improve their math and science skills and ended the week with a competition, where several earned individual awards.
Senior Jennifer Wang finished in first place in number sense.
Senior Sarah Wilson placed seventh in calculator applications, while fellow senior Marlee Mazza came in ninth in number sense.… Read the rest

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Beach art

July 26, 2017
Beach art

Stephenville’s Joaquin Cortez has been busily working on a massive sand pile at Twin Points Park before the Sand Sculptors event. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

1st Sand Sculptors Extravaganza slated Saturday at Twin Points Park

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
A masterpiece is rising at Twin Points Park – one grain at a time.
Professional sand sculptor Joaquin Cortez is already at work on his sandcastle latest masterpiece.
The 15-foot tall structure will depict major area landmarks and popular Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) recreational areas, and will be the centerpiece of the park’s first Sand Sculptors Extravaganza.
Although the structure suffered major detail damage during heavy rains early Monday morning, Cortez was busy recreating it that afternoon.… Read the rest

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Inaugural Award Winner

July 26, 2017
Inaugural Award Winner

Azle resident and 2016 Olympian Shelbi Vaughan was presented with the first Azle Community Champion Award by Mayor Alan Brundrett Saturday, July 22 at On The Patio. The award is sponsored by the restaurant, Ain’t That Something Azle, Water Carved Creations, and Inkslingers T-Shirts, and will be given quarterly to an Azleite who has done “something outstanding and positive.” Each ceremony will also serve as a fundraiser for the recipient’s charity of choice. Vaughan chose to have proceeds donated to the Christian Shane Fonville Youth Foundation and combat veterans. The charities received $600 and $900 respectively from funds raised during the event.

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Alumni Play Set for AHS

July 26, 2017
Alumni Play Set for AHS

The Azle Theatre Alumni will perform its first annual summer production Friday and Saturday, July 28-29, in the Azle High School auditorium. Doors open at 6: 30 p.m. and performances begin at 7 p.m. both evenings. Daddy’s Dyin,’ Who’s Got The Will? by Del Shores is set in a small Texas town and will have you laughing, crying, and reliving your Southern roots. Admission is $5 at the door. The play is not recommended for children due to adult content and language.

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News No. 1 again

July 26, 2017

Journalists were impressed with News reporter Carla Noah Stutsman.
By winning numerous first place plaques, Stutsman helped the News take the top prize – the Sweepstakes award – at the West Texas Press Association Better Newspaper Contest.
Stutsman was named the Journalist of the Year.
In addition, her 2016 reporting on the Reno political situation claimed the coveted “Special Coverage” plaque.
A judge said, “I applaud Stutsman’s coverage of Reno’s council – especially the mayor. Well done.”
Stutsman also took first in Photography and News Writing.
Editor Mark Campbell earned plaques in Column Writing, Editorials, and Feature Writing.
Azle also won General Excellence and Advertising and took second in Sports.… Read the rest

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New Rotary Club President

July 19, 2017
New Rotary Club President

The new Azle Rotary Club president is Karen Dickson (right), the city’s economic development director. After receiving the gavel from outgoing President Debra Jenkins, Dickson addressed the group, outlining her goals for the next year. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Azle High teacher attends elite event

July 19, 2017

In June, an Azle High School teacher was selected to attend a prestigious professional development gathering.
Mary Heath, who teaches English at AHS, participated in “Writing Texas,” which took place from June 20-23.
“Writing Texas” drew 44 Texas teachers to the University of Houston campus for three-and-a-half days of presentations and seminars.
Heath expressed a deep appreciation for the faculty and their respective fields.
“Each of the professors and professionals that presented offered unique aspects of teaching their genre. I plan to incorporate the primary source materials they discussed to offer my students more unique and up-to-date pieces to study,” she said.… Read the rest

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US. Top 10

July 19, 2017
US. Top 10

Avery North became the first-ever Azle High School Future Business Leader of America student to place in the top 10 nationally. The sophomore qualified in three events – journalism, MOS Word, and MOS Excel – but could only compete in one category, according to contest rules. She chose MOS Excel and finished tenth at the national FBLA event held at Anaheim, California.

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Hwy. 199 Wreck Injures One

July 19, 2017
Hwy. 199 Wreck Injures One

A woman whose car struck the Ford sedan pictured above Monday, July 17 was transported to Texas Health Azle with minor injuries. Two women in the Ford were uninjured, and said the accident happened when a pickup stopped in the middle of the roadway in the 1600 block of West Hwy. 199 so its occupants could pick up items that had fallen off their truck. The injured woman could not see the stopped pickup and struck the Ford when she tried to stop suddenly. The occupants of the pickup fled the scene immediately after the accident, the uninjured women said.
Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Police Blotter

July 19, 2017

Officers with the Azle Police Department arrested the following individuals during the weeks of June 25-July 16:
• Douglas Reece Danford, 18, of Azle, was arrested July 4 in the 12500 block of FM 730 South for an Azle PD arrest warrant for possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 2, one to four grams in a drug free zone. He posted $2,500 bond and was released from the Azle jail July 5.
• Terry Joseph Rogers, 41, of Azle, was arrested July 9 in the 1100 block of North Stewart Street and changed with driving while intoxicated (DWI), his second such charge.… Read the rest

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