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Police Blotter

May 24, 2017

Officers with the Azle Police Department arrested the following individuals during the week of May 14-20:
•Danielle Marie Morrison, 21, of Azle, was arrested May 14 in the 700 block of Silver Creek Azle Road and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI). Morrison posted $4,000 bond and was released from the Azle jail May 15.
•Jenna Marie Henley, 32, of Azle, was arrested May 15 in the 1000 block of Jarvis Lane and charged with injury to a child, reckless bodily injury, a state jail felony. Henley was transferred to the Tarrant County jail, where she posted $9,000 bond and was released May 17.… Read the rest

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Site aims to aid Reynolds family

May 24, 2017

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Friends of Monty Reynolds, Azle High School Class of 1979, who died unexpectedly on April 18, have launched a GoFundMe page to help Reynolds’ family with expenses.
Reynolds is survived by his wife of 20 years, Amy, and two teenage daughters – one of whom will graduate AHS June 5.
“Monty never met a stranger and was a friend to everyone,” the page says. “He was raised in Walnut Creek Baptist Church. His favorite bible verse was Phil. 4:6.
“Monty always said ‘Don’t sweat the small stuff,’ but he had an embarrassing moment when he caught the family trampoline on fire.… Read the rest

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Deals on Books

May 24, 2017
Deals on Books

Scores of folks poured into the Azle Memorial Library for a May 12-13 book sale and found treasures special to them. All proceeds went to the Azle Library Trust fund. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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While higher, construction costs approved by Azle school board

May 24, 2017

For 2 elementary schools, security upgrades

BY CHRISTINA DERR
The Azle ISD board of trustees voted to accept the guaranteed maximum price (GMP) for the construction costs on two new campuses and the first phase security improvements at all AISD campuses Tuesday, May 23.
For the two campuses, Walnut Creek and Azle Elementary Schools, the board voted 4-0 to accept a combined GMP of $34,349,629.
Board members Sam Merck, Jeff Edwards, and Clay Doyle were absent from the meeting.
During early planning stages, the construction of the two schools was budgeted at $33.8 million making the GMP approximately $500,000 over budget.… Read the rest

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Tri-Cycling

May 24, 2017
Tri-Cycling

Participants in the inaugural Tri Fort Worth – a triathlon in which contestants swim, ride bicycles, and run – made their way through the city of Azle Sunday morning, May 21. Following a brief rain delay, triathlon contestants on bicycles wound down Wells Burnett Road, onto Southeast Parkway, then onto Boyd Road/FM 730 North before continuing on into Boyd. The Azle Police Department, with assistance from the Fort Worth Police Department and the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office, provided traffic control during the event.
Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Senior Spotlight

May 24, 2017

BY BARBARA ‘BABS’ BAGWELL
Sixty & Better Senior Center of Azle has many events, classes, trips and other activities happening. Please call (817) 444-0070 or come to 601 Southeast Parkway in Ash Creek Park, where the center is open from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays.
Lunch is served at noon Monday through Friday for a $2 donation. You will need to contact the Center before noon to order lunch for the next day.
The Azle Senior Volunteers and their families had an enjoyable time Saturday, May 20 at David Beard’s for lunch to show their appreciation.
Coming up this month are:
May 25: Chicken Foot, exercise, and yoga
May 26: Bridge, Funny Friday
May 29: Closed for the Memorial Day holiday
May 30: Bible Study, exercise, and yoga
May 31: Kiowa Casino Day Trip.… Read the rest

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Seven Habits Program

May 24, 2017
Seven Habits Program

Gina Lee (top), principal of Azle Elementary, and Joni Bettis (below) Hoover Elementary’s principal, told Azle Rotary Club members how they are instilling a program based on Steven Covey’s Seven Habits of Happy Kids to their schools. They noted that discipline issues have declined since the program’s introduction.
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City Awards

May 24, 2017
City Awards

Michelle Stevens (left) accepts the 2016 City of Azle Administrative Employee of the Year Award from Assistant City Manager Lawrence Bryant.

David Studebaker (left) accepted the 2016 Cross Timbers Golf Course Employee of the Year Award from course manager Keith Harris.

Municipal Court Clerk Felicia King, left, accepted the 2016 City of Azle Employee of the Year Award from City Manager Tom Muir.

Azle firefighter/paramedic Cliff Porch (left) received the 2016 EMS Excellence Award from Fire Chief Will Scott. Lt. Joey Liddick received the 2016 Fire Service Excellence Award, but could not attend and is not pictured.

Jeff Hines (left) was named Azle Public Services Employee of the Year for 2016.

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Creacy gets scholarship

May 24, 2017
Creacy gets scholarship

Trent Creacy

Trent Creacy, an Azle High School senior, has received one of 10 Jane and Peyton Carnes President’s Distinguished Scholarships to Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls.
From the award, he will receive $28,000 over four years of undergraduate study and is awarded to incoming freshmen who exhibit superior leadership abilities and encourages students to become campus leaders while at MSU.
Creacy is the son of Mysti and Todd Creacy of Springtown.… Read the rest

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WNV confirmed near Azle, ground spraying tonight

May 22, 2017
WNV confirmed near Azle, ground spraying tonight

Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) will conduct ground spraying in the area around Walter Smith Court after confirming the presence of West Nile Virus in a mosquito sample collected there.
The location is in unincorporated Tarrant County just south of the city of Azle off Florence Drive.
Weather permitting, TCPH will begin ground spraying efforts in the area tonight – Monday, May 22 – beginning at 9 p.m. and concluding by 5 a.m. Tuesday morning.
In an effort to inform the public, TCPH has issued a notification to neighbors in the area and will continue until the time of spraying. You can find the most current information on Tarrant County’s Be Mosquito Free webpage or its Facebook page.… Read the rest

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