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Freebirds

June 15, 2016
Freebirds

Little Skynyrd entertains the Music in the Park crowd June 10 at Central Park. Photo courtesy Martin Feminella

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They bought an Ark

June 15, 2016
They bought an Ark

A Heifer International representative (left) accepts a check from Azle Christian Church youth: (l-r) Erik Hensel, Brianna Lunsford, Logan Fraser, Brandon Piercy, Madison Howell, Emma Richardson, Haley Burkett, Isabelle Piercy, Taya Pope, Alex Pastre, Kaidyn Henderson, and Haley Schluter.

Youth group raises $5,000 for needy in Third World country

BY JULIE WALDOCK
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
This is the driving philosophy behind Heifer International.
An Arkansas-based organization, Heifer International aims “to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth.”
They focus on sustainable solutions, such as giving needy families animals in order to provide them with a steady food supply and income.… Read the rest

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Azle Lion earns elite award

June 15, 2016
Azle Lion earns elite award

Brandon C. Reese

Reese lands Grass Root honor

An Azle Lions Club member accepted a unique award from the group.
Brandon C. Reese was given the Grass Root Lion Award at the Pottsboro Tanglewood Resort and Conference Center.
The club’s District Governor Robert Carlson presented the certificate to Reese.
The Lions Club uses the honor to recognize “up and coming” members who have been in the club for less than five years but have been “exemplary to the spirit of Lionism” through work in the community and the club.… Read the rest

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Hams having a Field Day

June 15, 2016
Hams having a Field Day

Azle Mayor Alan Brundrett (right) presented members of the Tri-County Amateur Radio Club (l-r) Tom Kisner, Daryl Pate, and President Michael Burns with a certificate proclaiming June 20-26 Amateur Radio Week in the city. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

An opportunity for public to participate in radio ops; Scout merit badge class also

Tri-County Amateur Radio Club will operate ham radios at the annual ARRL Field Day event at the Azle Emergency Operations Center located at the Azle Fire Department, 900 Lakeview Dr. in Azle.
The event begins at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 25 and runs for 24 hours.
The exercise is designed to test the club’s ability to set up and operate individual operator’s equipment using non-commercial power in case of commercial communications failure.… Read the rest

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25 Years of Service

June 15, 2016
25 Years of Service

Kyle Culwell (left), parks superintendent for the city of Azle, was recognized for 25 years of service by Mayor Alan Brundrett during the June 7 council meeting.
Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Masons Honor Longevity

June 15, 2016
Masons Honor Longevity

The Azle Masonic Lodge honored longtime members: (l-r) W.M. Shane Vaughn, Clint Hall (25 years); Jake Bobo (25); Arthur Lange, Jr. (60); Lynwood James (60); David Patterson (40); Stanley Laxton (40); DDGM 89th district Greg Damron. Not pictured: Delmer Whorton and Johnnie Reaves, Jr. (50); Delton Chatham (40); and Eddie Shearer (25).

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Pack a TWU Grad

June 15, 2016
Pack a TWU Grad

Tiffany Pack, daughter of Kinny and Liz Pack, graduated from Texas Woman’s University with a degree in Family Science and Sociology. She plans to next obtain a teaching certificate.

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That Sinking Feeling…

June 15, 2016
That Sinking Feeling…

The collapsed roadway in the 1600 block of Southeast Parkway continues to sink to new depths and is now holding water after the weekend rains. TxDOT officials, at last word, anticipated a contractor would be on site to begin work in mid-June – any day now. Photo by Carla Noah Stustman

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Some AISD coaches hired, some still needed

June 15, 2016
Some AISD coaches hired, some still needed

New boys hoops coach James Crafton conducted a basketball camp at AHS this week. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Two head spots filled, one to go

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
Athletic Director Scott Anderson’s annual hiring of new coaches is not quite finished.
He has filled a pair of vacant head coaching jobs, but one remains.
Anderson also has reassigned some coaches to take care of other open slots.

Head coaches
Azle High School will see different faces directing boys’ basketball and volleyball this season.
James Crafton is the new hoops coach, replacing Eddy Prather who will still lead the girls’ golf program.… Read the rest

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Fire dept. turns 65

June 15, 2016
Fire dept. turns 65

Open house planned, t-shirt contest held

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The Azle Fire Department Foundation (AFDF) will mark the 65th anniversary of the Azle Fire Department with an open house at Central Station 52, 900 Lakeview Dr., from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, June 25.
The general public is invited to stop by that day for a tour of the station and to enjoy free hot dogs, chips, drinks, and snacks while learning about the history of the AFD as well as the Foundation that supports it.
In conjunction with the open house, the AFDF invited every student in the Azle Independent School District to enter artwork into a contest for the official emblem of the Azle Fire Department’s 65th anniversary.… Read the rest

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