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Public economic development meeting July 9

July 8, 2015
Public economic development meeting July 9

Azle City Manager, Craig Lemin, spoke at the Azle Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon July 7 about the city’s economic future and the Tax Investment Reinvestment Zone.                      Photo by Natalie Gentry

 

An Open House to discuss a Tax Investment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) is set for Thursday, July 9 at the Azle Memorial Library, 333 West Main Street.
The city is considering implementing a TIRZ as “a tool to help improve infrastructure and recruit new development and businesses.”
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Top chef road trip

July 8, 2015
Top chef road trip

The Garden of Hope has seen some amazing green beans – some nearly three feet long – growing in the garden this year. Here, Frank Swehosky holds a portion of the harvest.   Photo courtesy of The Garden of Hope

 

Garden of Hope guests offered a chance to visit 4-star restaurant

By Natalie Gentry
The Garden of Hope Community Garden Association has extended an invitation to the community to join them Wednesday, July 15 to visit Chef Charles Youts at the 4-star Classic Café, in Roanoke where he is the executive chef.
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Popcorn Players ‘MeloDrama’

July 8, 2015
Popcorn Players ‘MeloDrama’

The Popcorn Players annual ‘MeloDrama’ bows July 17 at the Azle Art Association’s playhouse at 1012 Southeast Parkway in Azle. Starring in the G-rated Male Order Brides or Big Harry Deal’s Scandalous Scheme! are (front, l-r) Rita Davis, Cynthia Hall, Linda Guiliani; (middle) Sonja Crocker, Susan Ooten, Casey Williams, Myra Coleman; (back) Matt Demand, Jenny Urquhart, Sarah Faulkner, Dee Gilmore, Veronica Rios. Not pictured: Bill Collins, Curt Lampkins. For ticket info, visit azlearts.org.… Read the rest

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New President

July 8, 2015
New President

On July 2 incoming Azle Rotary Club President Jessica Corley, vice-president at The National Bank of Azle, began her term replacing Bob Ellzey, president of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle.                            Photo by Mark K. CampbellRead the rest

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Engagements

July 8, 2015
Engagements

Alton and Stephanie Davis of Azle announce the engagement of their daughter, Baylee Davis, to Kellen Stephen Myers, son of Kip and Dawn Myers of Azle. Baylee is a 2012 graduate of Azle High School and received an Associate’s degree in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management from Tarrant County College. She is employed at The National Bank of Texas in Azle. Kellen is a 2010 graduate of Azle High School and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineer and Technology from the University of North Texas. He is employed with Martin Sprocket and Gear. The couple plan on a December wedding.… Read the rest

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CERT-ainly necessary

July 8, 2015
CERT-ainly necessary

Kit Marshall is the Community Response Team director and says Parker County’s CERT team is strong.   Photo by Mark K. Campbell

 

County volunteers vital during emergencies

 

By Mark K. Campbell
If you want to get Kit Marshall’s hackles up, try telling her that Parker County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members are “just volunteers.”
She said, “That really gets me going. They deserve respect.”
Marshall, who is also the mayor of Aledo and a member of a slew of committees, said CERT volunteers perform a variety of essential services during disasters and emergencies.
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South Stewart Street Bridge

July 8, 2015
South Stewart Street Bridge

The long process of replacing the South Stewart Street Bridge has begun. Detour signs are up and you’ll need them to get to Ash Creek Baptist Church or Cross Timbers Golf Course.     Photo by Mark K. Campbell Read the rest

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Cum Laude Graduate

July 8, 2015
Cum Laude Graduate

Kellen Myers earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering technology from the University of North Texas May 15. Myers, the son of Kip and Dawn Myers of Azle, graduated cum laude. He is employed with Martin Sprocket and Gear in Arlington.… Read the rest

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Ribbon Cuttings

July 8, 2015
Ribbon Cuttings

The Azle Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors welcomed The Hip Cat Clothing Store with a June 30 ribbon cutting. Owned by Heathur Dollar who hails from California, the store at 328 West Main Street, Suite 10 in Azle is a storefront for a business that Heathur – who has 14 years of retail experience – started out of her home. The Hip Cat Clothing Store offers tailoring and alterations. Call 817-444-3551 or visit the website at www.thehipcat.net.
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Shaffer Winner

July 8, 2015
Shaffer Winner

Rouel Rothenberger was this year’s winner of the Lew Shaffer Award, given out annually at the Follow The Flag celebration every July 4.
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