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One Time at Band Camp…

August 17, 2016
One Time at Band Camp…

Forte Junior High Students celebrated “surviving” band camp Aug. 11 with a massive water balloon fight. Hundreds of balloons were laid out and they soon were flying on the scorching day.                    Photos by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest

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Most area taxing entities continue to enjoy increased sales tax take

August 17, 2016

Only Parker Co., P’Bay behind 2015 revenue pace

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Two taxing entities in the area remain behind in sales tax revenue as compared to August 2016 – Parker County and Pelican Bay – while all others continue to climb.
In Azle, August revenue of $231,587 is up 6.63 percent from $217,169; the city’s year-to-date totals are up 12.06 percent from the same time period in 2015.
Azle’s Crime Control and Prevention District banked August revenue of $43,450, an 8.24 percent increase from $40,142 in August 2015. The District is up 6.38 percent so far this year as compared to 2015 revenues.… Read the rest

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Hernandez on elite college roll

August 17, 2016

Rebekah Hernandez of Azle was named to the University of Dallas honor roll for the Spring 2016 semester.
She earned a semester GPA of 3.0-3.49.
Hernandez is majoring in Business.… Read the rest

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Hoist Away

August 17, 2016
Hoist Away

Corey Brannan prepares to haul up some eqiupment he needs to the roof of Azle High School to work on the HVAC units Aug. 16. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Former martial arts instructor sentenced for indecency with a child

August 17, 2016

Chandler gets 96 months deferred adjudication

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
An Azle man who formerly worked as a martial arts instructor was sentenced to 96 months’ deferred adjudication after allegedly sexually assaulting a child under the age of 14 on Aug. 1, 2014.
Branden Lee Chandler, 27, was indicted on the charge Aug. 25, 2015.
He agreed to the eight-year sentence on July 13 in the 371st District Court of Tarrant County, according to court records.
Chandler on April 29 rejected a plea agreement from the District Attorney’s Office, but later pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of indecency with a child by exposure.… Read the rest

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Ribbon Cutting

August 17, 2016
Ribbon Cutting

Azle Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors attend the ribbon cutting for Peacock Cleaning Service owned by Taran Peacock. Located at 7910 Portwood Road in Azle, Peacock Cleaning Service offers residential and commercial cleaning. Insured, they provide free estimates. The company cleans weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly in Parker and Tarrant County. Call them at 817-709-7610.

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Senior Spotlight

August 17, 2016

BY JACKIE ‘JJ’ JOY
With the hottest temperatures being in August, all seniors are encouraged to drink plenty of fluids and avoid being outside for long periods of time.
One place, however, to cool off is at the Azle Senior Center, located at 605 Southeast Parkway behind City Hall.
We have a volunteer who will be coming on Wednesdays to check blood pressures.
However, we still need folks to help in the kitchen. The only requirement is to have a food handler’s certificate. We will be glad to help you get certified.
It will be quiet around here on Monday, Aug.… Read the rest

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PC Arrests

August 10, 2016

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 during the weeks of Aug 1-7:
• Mark Phillip Good, 53, of Springtown, was arrested Aug. 1 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with injury to a child, elderly, or disabled with intended bodily harm, a third-degree felony. He posted $10,000 bond and was released from jail Aug. 4.
• A 25-year-old Azle man was arrested Aug. 2 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with driving with an invalid license, with no insurance and previous convictions.… Read the rest

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Reno National Night Out

August 10, 2016
Reno National Night Out

On Aug. 2, Reno celebrated the nationwide National Night Out. Citizens joined emergency personnel for food and fellowship at City Hall.
Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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AISD releases free, reduced price meal policy

August 10, 2016
AISD releases free, reduced price meal policy

The Azle Independent School District (AISD) has announced its policy for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under current income eligibility guidelines.
Each school/site or the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by anyone on request.
On Aug. 1, the AISD Child Nutrition Department began distributing letters to the households of the children in the district about eligibility benefits and any actions households need to take to apply for these benefits.
Applications also are available at the AISD, Child Nutrition office, 300 Roe St. in Azle, by calling 817-444-5115, or online at www.azleisd.net.… Read the rest

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