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Golden Anniversary

August 5, 2015
Golden Anniversary

Pat and Dean White will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 15 from 1-4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 109 West Third Street in Springtown.

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Ribbon Cutting

August 5, 2015
Ribbon Cutting

The Azle Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors hosted a ribbon cutting for OEM Part Haus, owned by Tim and Rachel Bevan. OEM Part Haus has been in business since 2006 and specializes in providing original equipment and parts for guaranteed fitment and application accuracy – no painted junkyard parts or inferior knock-offs. They also provide accessories and performance upgrades. Enthusiasts themselves, their goal is to help you keep your European car on the road and performing at the high level that it should. OEM Part Haus is active in several automotive communities, including: BMW Car Club of America, Porsche Club of America, and Merkur Club of America.

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Rotarian/Veteran

August 5, 2015
Rotarian/Veteran

At the July 30, Rotary Club meeting, Fred Weir, a WW II veteran, spoke about the war and its affect on soldiers and all Americans. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Unofficial: Bridge could be finished by early Nov.

August 5, 2015
Unofficial: Bridge could be finished by early Nov.

Work is progressing daily on the South Stewart Bridge. A city official thinks the construction will conclude well ahead of its projected early 2016 date – maybe by November. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

TxDOT maintains early 2016 completion date

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) still projects the South Stewart Street bridge over Ash Creek will be completed in “early 2016.”
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Chamber hears about art at its monthly meeting

August 5, 2015
Chamber hears about art at its monthly meeting

 

Azle Area Chamber of Commerce members got an upbeat message from local pastor/author/optimist/art enthusiast Perrianne Brownback at the group’s Aug. 4 meeting.
Brownback reiterated the idea that Azle’s art community is thriving and that supporting the arts in turn supports area commerce.
A popular “spokes-puppy” made a visit, too. Sweetie, a 5-year-old beagle-Labrador mix, entertained the crowd.
“She’s the perfect

Perrianne Brownback spoke at the Azle Area Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting Aug. 4, but it was Sweetie from the Azle Animal Shelter who stole the show. Photos by Natalie Gentry

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Changing the Face of Azle

July 29, 2015
Changing the Face of Azle

With rain staying away for a while, construction is booming in town. A new ticket booth will greet visitors arriving from the west at Hornet Field (above). And workers are beginning to span Walnut Creek as the replacement of the Stewart Street Bridge continues. Photos by Mark K. Campbell

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Central Park Playground Open

July 29, 2015
Central Park Playground Open

Thanks to an unexpected arrival of an order of “engineered wood material,” the Central Park playground is now open – weeks ahead of expectations.

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News named top newspaper

July 29, 2015

At the West Texas Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest July 25, the Azle News took the Sweepstakes Award, the highest honor possible.
The paper won a trio of first place plaques.
Reporter Carla Noah Stutsman was deemed the best in News Writing.
Judges lauded her “excellent coverage” of the January 2014 earthquake meeting and also praised a story she wrote about a multi-agency response to find a lost 84-year-old woman.
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Man charged in fatal truck wreck

July 29, 2015
Man charged in fatal truck wreck

Daniel Scott Norfleet

by Carla Noah Stutsman
An accident in the 500 block of Northwest Parkway on May 12 killed David Lawrence Johnson, 64, of Springtown.
Now the driver of the black 1996 GMC Sierra C1500 pickup in which Johnson was a passenger faces charges related to his death.
Daniel Scott Norfleet, 57, of Boyd, was arrested July 23 after Wise County Sheriff’s deputies served him with a warrant issued by the Azle Police Department.
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Walk slated to support victims of rare spinal disorder

July 29, 2015

At least two local individuals are victims of a rare spinal birth defect called Klippel-Feil Syndrome (KFS), and a walk to raise awareness of that disorder is planned in Azle.
The #KFSummertime Stroll will take place in Azle’s Central Park Thursday, Aug. 6 beginning at 9 a.m.
Joanna Reasoner, a lifelong Azle resident who teaches at Eagle Heights Elementary, and Christian Spidle, a student at Walnut Creek Elementary, are both affected by Klippel-Feil Syndrome.
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