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EML Cleanup Day is May 16

May 13, 2015

The Eagle Mountain Lake Cleanup is set from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 16, at various points around the lake.
This annual event is a way for families and community groups to support their local water resources and keep their community lake at its very best.
Volunteers will receive supply kits provided by the Tarrant Regional Water District for the cleanup as well as a free t-shirt.
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City Honoree

May 13, 2015
City Honoree

Administrative Employee of the Year: Nancy Novak – Librarian. See more winners on Page 11A. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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City Honorees

May 13, 2015
City Honorees

Azle Public Services: Kerry Meints (Utility Maintenance Department) – Employee’s Choice Photos by Carla Noah Stutman

David Wilkerson (Utility Maintenance Department) – Public Services Employee of the Year

Elsie Plaunty – Civilian Employee of the Year

City of Azle Employee of the Year: Brad Geary – Water Plant Operator

Azle Police Department: Eric Scheid – Officer of the Year

Azle Fire Department: Joey Liddick – Emergency Medical Service Excellence
Lacy Rexroad (not pictured) – Fire Services Excellence

Somer Vaccarella – Dispatcher of the Year

Corporal David Poe – Supervisor of the Year

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City Proclamations

May 13, 2015
City Proclamations

Mayor Alan Brundrett made several proclamations during the May 5 city council meeting.

May 3-9 was Municipal Clerks Week in the city of Azle.

The week of May 3-9 was also Public Service Recognition Week in Azle.

May is Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month in the city of Azle.

Emergency Medical Services Week is May 17-23 in Azle.

Peace Officer Memorial Day is May 15 and National Police Week is the week of May 10-16.

May 17-23 is National Public Works Week in the city of Azle.

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Senior Spotlight

May 13, 2015

BY SUE TURNIPSEED
The Azle Senior Center meets in the B. J. Clark Community Center Monday through Friday beginning at 9 a.m.
The Senior Center offers  opportunities to participate in activities like games, bingo, computer classes, and exercise as well as a nutritious meal for a voluntary donation of $2. All activities are available free of cost to those over 60 years old.
May 1 was food bank day and many goodies were given to the qualified seniors who were present. To qualify for food distribution a participant needs to eat at the center four times between one food bank day and the next food bank day.… Read the rest

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Ribbon Cuttings

May 13, 2015
Ribbon Cuttings

The Azle Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for Altered Image Hair Salon Tuesday, April 28 at the salon, located at 12258 FM 730 South. Altered Image Hair Salon offers hair cuts, color, Brazilian Blowouts, up-dos and hair extensions, among other services. Call 817-270-8544 to make an appointment or for more information. You can also find additional information by emailing Amber Vaughn at alteredimagehairsalon@gmail.com or by visiting the salon’s website at www.alteredimagehairsalon.com.

The Azle Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for Kingdom Kutz Tuesday, April 28 at its new location at 12258 FM 730 South.

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AJH Math/Science at UT-San Antonio

May 13, 2015
AJH Math/Science at UT-San Antonio

Five Azle Junior High students qualified to compete in the Texas Math and Science Coaches Association state meet in San Antonio this year. Ryan Giles, Dalton Hevel, Megan Frank, Annie Cole, and Jenna Conner (l-r) competed at the University of Texas at San Antonio April 4, where Hevel, who won first place at the regional qualifying meet, received a score of 173, and won the 7th place trophy.

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Full At Last! Full At Last!

May 13, 2015
Full At Last! Full At Last!

Recent rains, with help from a pipeline that brings water from East Texas, have brought Eagle Mountain Lake from 10.5 feet low March 1 to conservation pool level at about 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 12. Shady Grove Park had several visitors Tuesday morning, including a few people who fished from rocks at the shoreline that were 100 feet from water a few short weeks ago. See Page 3B for a comparsion on how quickly the lake rose in just a month. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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This May’s Elections

May 6, 2015

City of Azle
Mayor: Alan Brundrett, incumbent
Laurel Mosier
Place 3: Bill Jones, incumbent
Place 4: Paul Crabtree, incumbent
Place 6: Lee Barrett, incumbent

City of Pelican Bay
Place 3: Sabra Swaim, incumbent
Place 4: Glen Oberg, incumbent
Carroll French
Place 5: Ruth Burch
City of Reno
Mayor: Lynda Stokes, incumbent
David Andrews
Gilbert Morrow
Place 2: Darrel Allen
John “JB” Basham
Carol Houlihan
Jody W. Works
Place 4: Eric Hunter, incumbent

A proposition to adopt an additional sales and use tax within the city at the rate of one-half of one percent (one-half cent) for the purpose of reducing property taxes.… Read the rest

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Young Engineers

May 6, 2015
Young Engineers

Azle Junior High students Isabel Pryor (left) and Abigail Clinton attended “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” May 1 at XTO Energy in Fort Worth. They engaged in hands-on activities, learned about plastics and polymers, and conducted experiments.

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