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City Awards

May 18, 2016
City Awards

Public Services: Employee of the Year, J. Baker, Utility Maintenance

City of Azle Employee of the Year, Beth Smith, Azle Memorial Library

Administrative Employee of the Year, Felicia King, Court Clerk

Public Services: People’s Choice, James Pipla, Street Dept.

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AHS Class of 1966 Reunites

May 18, 2016
AHS Class of 1966 Reunites

The Azle High School Class of 1966 gathered in Granbury May 14 for its 50 year reunion. Pictured are (front, kneeling): David Auvenshine, Larry Vantrease; and (standing, l-r): Mike Hulsey, Jodie Rider, Rita Brown Nickols, Kent Perkins, Rhonda Boyd Wiley, Linda Witherspoon Roderick, Candy Smith, Eddie Johnson, Robert Edwards, Jackie Messick Grayson, Dexter King, Roger Clark, Katie Seabrook Gauthier, Jerry Huskey, Carol Chavers Feemster, Gary Shipp, Harry Harris, Robietta Krichick Magill, Ronnie Feemster, Betty Shores, Tim Denson, Terry Green, Vicki Slauson Smith, Karen Green Passmore, Arthur Johnson, Helen Krichick Sheppard Johnson, Joe Patterson, Sandy Wyche Person, Shelby Mecewitz Benton, DeWayne Franklin, Linda Cotton Dabney, Jerry Crawford, Glorene Cherry Roden, Jack Cutshall, Nowanah Leatherwood Corley, Dale Erickson, Jimmy Rogers, Norlene Wright Carter, Gary Baldwin, Arlene Franklin, Lolabeth Johnson Jones, Jack Carlile, Richard Hall, Wade O’Donald.

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Azle Manor’s Choir

May 18, 2016
Azle Manor’s Choir

Azle Manor held its Spring Choir Concert at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at the facility located at 721 Dunaway Lane. The choir, comprised of residents at Azle Manor, was directed by Margaret Bolding and accompanied by Hudson Flaherty on piano.

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When Channel 8 came to town

May 18, 2016
When Channel 8 came to town

Photos by Carla Noah Stutsman

On Friday, May 13, WFAA-TV Channel 8 broadcast several times from Cross Timbers Golf Course. Meteorologist Colleen Coyle gave her weather forecast, Mike Castellucci reported, and Azle Mayor Alan Brundrett  – here with AHS senior Matt Derting– got some screen time, too.

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APD takes lead in Police Officer Memorial service

May 18, 2016
APD takes lead in Police Officer Memorial service

Azle police officers Alex Kuenzle, left, and Tim Davis, right, flank a Texas Ranger at a wreath during a Police Officers Memorial service Monday, May 16, at Azleland Memorial Park.  PHOTOS BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
In honor of Police Officer Memorial Day and National Police Week, the Azle Police Department took the lead in a memorial service Monday, May 16, at Azleland Memorial Park in Reno.
Azle police were joined by Texas Rangers from Company B, Department of Public Safety troopers, Reno police officers, deputies with the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office, and Parker County Constables.
Special recognition was given to Texas Ranger Bobby Paul “Bob” Doherty, who was killed in the line of duty in February 1978 while serving a warrant in Argyle.… Read the rest

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Lane lambasts court’s ruling

May 18, 2016
Lane lambasts court’s ruling

Bill Lane, school board president, did not mince words while discussing his disappiontment with a Texas Supreme Court ruling. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

AISD president says it will hurt the school district and city

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
It was a typical school board meeting for most of the evening of May 16.
After canvassing the recent election votes, one of the winners was current board president Bill Lane.
A chance came to address the crowd – and Lane certainly did.

The court decision
The May 13 ruling by the Texas Supreme Court – read about it on the second Editorial page on 9A – flew in the face of every lower court ruling, said Lane, a lawyer.… Read the rest

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Reno backtracks on annexation

May 18, 2016
Reno backtracks on annexation

Recieving the oath of office from City Administrator Joe Polino are (l-r) Bonnie Black, Billie Gay Kirchner Steele, and Ken Parnell. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

Mayor addresses multiple complaints

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
With very little fanfare, the Reno city council Monday night repealed two ordinances it enacted in November 2015.
Both ordinances annexed one-half mile strips of state roadways; one on FM 730 North and another on State Highway 199.
Reno City Attorney Walt Leonard told the council the problem with the ordinances is that they were based upon incorrect maps.
“If you annex partially incorrectly, it’s pretty much all wrong,” Leonard told the council.… Read the rest

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Twin Points Park is new and improved

May 18, 2016
Twin Points Park is new and improved

The swimming area at the reborn Twin Points Park is all rebuilt and can accommdate hundreds of swimmers. The Tarrant Regional Water District facility will throw open the gates May 27-29, Memorial Day weekend. Photo by Natalie Gentry

Expansive Grand Opening set for Memorial Day weekend

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
For decades, it was “the” place to be on Eagle Mountain Lake – whether you lived in Azle, elsewhere around the lake, or pretty much anywhere in the Metroplex.
But Twin Points Resort closed in 2007 after Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) decided not to renew its contract with longtime operators Bobby and Darlia Hobbs.… Read the rest

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Police Officer Memorial

May 18, 2016
Police Officer Memorial

Azle police officers Alex Kuenzle (left) and Tim Davis (right) stand at attention during the Police Officer Memorial service May 16. STORY, PHOTOS ON PAGE 2A.                                      Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman… Read the rest

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Aledo ends Lady Hornet softball season again

May 11, 2016
Aledo ends Lady Hornet softball season again

Action from the opening Area round game against Aledo on May 6:Azle third baseman Miranda Longbrake tags out a Ladycat on a throw from right fielder Sammi Tittle; Lady Hornet Logan Graham dives safely back into third; AHS second baseman Rayne Cottle catches an infield pop with shortstop Bailee Carter near. Photos by Mark K. Campbell

Azle year over in Area round

by Mark K. Campbell
For the third consecutive year, Aledo eliminated Azle from the softball postseasson.
The Lady Hornets (29-8) lost the best-of-three series 0-2 at Saginaw Chisholm Trail High School May 6-7.
After scoring a run in the first inning of the first game, Azle would not cross the plate again, falling to the Ladycats 5-1 and 1-0.… Read the rest

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