June 30 last day before collections can begin
BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The deadline to pay your 2016 property taxes is June 30, and Tarrant County Tax Assessor-Collector Ron Wright is urging those who have not yet paid their 2016 property tax bill to do so or to contact his office by that date to set up a payment plan.
“Property owners who elected to pay their 2016 property taxes in half-payments must pay the remaining balance by June 30, as well as, those taxpayers who owe delinquent 2016 taxes,” Wright said.
“By law, if the accounts are not paid in full, or a payment plan is not entered into, by June 30, we must turn them over to our collection attorneys.”
Accounts submitted to collection attorneys will be subject to an additional 15-20% fee, and may end in foreclosure, resulting in the delinquent property being sold at public auction.… Read the rest
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 days of May 26- June 5:
Reno Police officers arrested a 50-year-old Springtown woman May 26 for assault causing bodily injury to a family member. She posted her bond of $2,500 and was released from jail May 27.
A 42-year-old Springtown man was arrested May 26 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies on a parole warrant. As of June 7 he remained in jail.
Springtown Police officers arrested a 48-year-old Springtown man May 26 for possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 2-A.… Read the rest
Maria Camila Lopez Burbano
Maria is the daughter of Jesus Lopez and Rocio Burbano of Pasto, Columbia. She was part of the YFU Foreign Exchange program. Her favorite teacher was Miss Warren. After graduation, she plans to attend Pontifica Universidad Javeriana.
John Mark Burress
John Mark is the son of Mark and Susie Burress of Aledo. He played baseball, football, and basketball. He was a class representative. After graduation, he plans to attend college.
Jordan Wayne Davis
Jordan is the son of Misty Davis of Azle. He played football where he was Honorable Mention, basketball, and track. He was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.… Read the rest
A Summer Reading Kickoff Party June 3 will set the stage for Summer 2016 at the Azle Memorial Library.
Everyone who registers is eligible for a spin at the prize wheel – plus, there will be face painting and cake from 2-4 p.m.
Stop by the Library or log on to www.azlelibrary.org for complete information.
Children’s Summer Reading Club
Children’s Summer Reading Club participants birth through age 12 who read at least five books are eligible to receive a free ticket to the Ringling Brothers Circus, an ice cream treat, and a ticket voucher to the August 14 Texas Rangers baseball game.… Read the rest
BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
Jamie Westbrook has 25 years in social work and has spent 10 of those at Forte Junior High.
There, she oversees the Communities in Schools (CIS) program that focuses on keeping kids in school.
CIS is the largest drop-out prevention program in America, Westbrook said.
The days of “pushing college” to students are over. Now there are trade school options and that’s part of the strategy that helps keep seventh and eighth grade kids in school, she noted.
In Azle, CIS began 11 years ago with a single employee at the high school.
The program has grown, and Westbrook – who is not an AISD employee but gets half of her pay covered by the district which also provides her with workspace – works with junior high counselors.… Read the rest