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Up she goes!

February 25, 2015
Up she goes!

Windy conditions prevented Lakeside’s new water storage tank from being raised Friday, Feb. 20 as planned. It went up Saturday, instead. Photo by Natalie Gentry

New Lakeside water tower erected

by Carla Noah Stutsman
High winds prevented the town of Lakeside’s new water tower from going up Friday, Feb. 20 as planned, but the feat was completed the following day.… Read the rest

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AHS math, science team earns top honors at home

February 25, 2015
AHS math, science team earns top honors at home

Showing off the trophies and medals won at the AHS annual Math and Science Tournament are: (front, l-r) Nathan Redmon, Taylor Brown, Chris Caney, and Keni Martin; and (back) Ainsley McDonald, Skylar Ingram, Carl Bertsch, Jennifer Wang, and Shawn Kim.

Azle High School hosted its annual Math and Science Tournament Saturday, Feb. 14 and its own team and individual members shone in that tourney… Read the rest

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Election Filers

February 18, 2015
Election Filers

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AHS + WC = 3rd

February 18, 2015
AHS + WC = 3rd

The AHS calculus team competed against 100 students from 12 schools at the Weatherford College Math contest Feb. 6. The squad – (l-r) Bernie Duhan, Colten Clearwater, Collin Giles, and Taylor Brown – finished third overall. In individual contests, Clearwater finished fifth and Duhan seventh. Jeffrey Tschoepe, the AP Calculus instructor at AHS, sponsored.

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Young All-City Choir in concert Feb. 24 at AHS

February 18, 2015

For weeks, a select group of elementary students from across the Azle Independent School District has been practicing for a special performance.
The AISD All-City Choir Concert is slated for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24 in the Azle High School Auditorium.
Admission is free and includes musical performances from some of the best young voices in the area.
The AISD All City Choir is directed by Jane Greer, Azle Elementary; Valery Wiley, Cross Timbers Elementary; Heather Matteson, Eagle Heights Elementary; Connie Deweese, Hoover Elementary; Megan Coronado, Liberty Elementary; Leslie Stowd, Silver Creek Elementary; and Becky Marchand, Walnut Creek Elementary.… Read the rest

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Science Fair Winners

February 18, 2015
Science Fair Winners

Winners of the Azle ISD’s annual Science Fair were awarded their trophies during the February Board of Trustees’ meeting Feb. 6 in the Azle High School Library. They were: (l-r) Erin Owens, fourth grade, Eagle Heights Elementary; Ashlyn Gechter, third grade, Silver Creek Elementary; Elaina Conner, second grade, Cross Timbers Elementary; Corban Potter, first grade, Silver Creek Elementary; and Michael Voelkel, kindergarten, Silver Creek Elementary. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Spirit of Grand Central Station

February 18, 2015
Spirit of Grand Central Station

The Center for Learning and Development awarded nine campuses within the Azle Independent School District its Spirit of Grand Central Station Award. The award honors teachers and administrators who support struggling learners using the structure of Grand Central Station including research-based strategies, differentiated instruction, hands-on learning opportunities, professional collaboration and relationship-building. Principals and teachers representing those campuses received the awards during the Board of Trustees’ meeting Feb. 16, in the AHS Library. Pictured receiving their awards are: (l-r) Forte Junior High Principal Dianne Boone; Azle Junior High Principal Brian Roberts; Azle Junior GCS teacher Shannon Smith; Hoover Elementary Principal Joni Bettis; Liberty Elementary Principal Kella Rogers; Cross Timbers Elementary Principal Dee Gilley; Silver Creek Elementary Principal Heidi Nelson; Eagle Heights Elementary Principal Amy Rollman; Walnut Creek Elementary Principal Jessica Hanson; Azle Elementary GCS teacher Penny Weeks; and Azle Elementary Principal Erin Deel.

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High school Interact Club staying busy

February 18, 2015
High school Interact Club staying busy

By Mark K. Campbell
Five members of the Azle High School Interact Club spoke to local Rotarians at the Feb. 12 meeting of the Azle Rotary Club.
High school Vice-President Bradley Gibson, Secretary Jousie Juantos, and Stephanie Ledezma, Lauren Furr, and Adrianna Mielke took turns discussing their group’s contributions to the community so far this school year.
Interact members have taken part in the Azle Lake Run where they directed racers and provided encouragement.… Read the rest

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Parker County Arrests

February 18, 2015

The following individuals who list addresses in the Azle and/or Springtown areas were arrested by various law enforcement agencies and booked into the Parker County Jail between Feb. 8-12.
• Tonya Lee Gist, 46, of Azle was arrested Feb. 8 by Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers for a Tarrant County warrant for driving while intoxicated with an open container.
• Parker County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 34-year-old Springtown man Feb. 9 on a commitment order for a previous charges of possession of controlled substance, methamphetamine – less than one gram.… Read the rest

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Fairy Tale Ball

February 18, 2015
Fairy Tale Ball

First graders at Liberty Elementary boogie down at their Fairy Tale Ball Friday, Feb. 13. Here, physical education teacher Derek Neely leads the students in a rousing rendition of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” Photo by Natalie Gentry

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