by Darlene Holmes
We got the month of July started off right – we’ll be having a small Coke float right after lunch every Monday during July and August. It really hits the spot and everyone actually hangs around and waits for theirs.
We have a sign-up sheet at Betty’s desk and you can sign up for the Monday you want to bring in the ice cream and/or two-liter drink to mix with it.… Read the rest
If you just can’t wait to see the “Live Music Show Capital of the World” – Branson, Missouri – the Bucket List Travelers have a deal for you.
This group of people who simply enjoy traveling are inviting others to join them on an upcoming adventure.
Nov. 10-14, members of the Bucket List Travelers will leave Azle Walmart at 8 a.m. by motorcoach for a five-day, four-night trip they call the Branson Holiday Show Extravaganza.… Read the rest
Megan Waldock, 23, of Azle, has been accepted into the Peace Corps.
She departed for Guinea July 1 and arrived July 3 to begin training as a secondary education science volunteer.
Waldock will live and work at the community level to make a difference by teaching chemistry for grades 7-10.
“I love that normal, average U.S. citizens can have an impact on normal, average people around the world,” said Waldock. “Politicians and world leaders are important, but there is something to be said for the powerful foreign relations impact of simple human relationships formed through service and sharing life with one another.”… Read the rest
Report any contact to police, feds, officials say
People seeking fraudulent over-the-phone payments by falsely accusing Tarrant County residents of failing to appear for jury duty have added a new tactic lending them a false sense of authenticity, said Terry Grisham, Executive Administrator for the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO).
Those targeted by the scam should file a police report, said Grisham, adding that they may also want to report the matter to a federal agency that investigates Internet-related cyber-crime.… Read the rest
Thousands filled Central Park for Follow The Flag July 4. Pastor Tom Kolb of West Parkway Baptist Church sang Gospel tunes; families gathered under umbrellas; some people praised God; Richard Ray, Jr. recited original poetry; mother/daughter duo Cat and Lindsay Schlueter sang the National Anthem; and Mayor Pro Tem Bill Jones and Marilyn McClure laugh it up.
Photos by Carla Noah Stutsman… Read the rest
The Azle News had its best showing in 10 years at the annual Texas Press Association Better Newspaper Contest June 21 in Corpus Christi.
The News tied for first in overall points, but ended up second thanks to the tie-breaker, losing the coveted Sweepstakes honor to the Pleasanton Express.
The Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post joined the News and Express with 425 points.
The News collected most of its points via photography.… Read the rest