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AD’s comprehensive 5-year plan covers many bases

July 5, 2017
AD’s comprehensive 5-year plan covers many bases

New Athletic Director Becky Spurlock addressed the ISD board June 19. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

At her school board presentation, AD Becky Spurlock displayed potential branding options to those in attendance. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Spurlock envisions big changes for Azle sports

by Mark K. Campbell
Becky Spurlock more than impressed when addressing the school board June 19.
The new athletic director, along with other department heads, presented five-year plans for their specific areas to the trustees.
When Spurlock finished detailing her in-depth examination of Azle sports – including coaches and AISD’s facilities – President Bill Lane noted how impressive Spurlock’s presentation was.… Read the rest

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Welcoming home an injured veteran

July 5, 2017
Welcoming home an injured veteran

Azle High School graduate Adison Haas, injured in Iraq, was welcomed home July 1 with a procession by the Patriot Guard Riders (below, right) before he spoke at VFW Post 2137. Photos by Christina Derr

Bikers, townsfolk, family, friends, and vets honor AHS grad Haas

BY CHRISTINA DERR
When Staff Sgt. Adison Haas arrived in Azle on Saturday, July 1, things were a bit different from all of the other trips home he’d made in the past.
This time, the 2004 Azle High School graduate was greeted by nearly 100 applauding supporters and well-wishers when he and his wife Lindsay arrived at the B.J.… Read the rest

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Azle man indicted in Tarrant County

July 5, 2017
Azle man indicted in Tarrant County

Michael Paul Burton

As part of organized crime ring

BY CHRISTINA DERR
An Azle man is one of three individuals who have been indicted by a Tarrant County grand jury on multiple felony charges including engaging in organized crime.
Michael Paul Burton, 32, was indicted on the first-degree felony charge June 23 along with Irving resident April Sue Riley, 35, and Kimberly Renee Lindberg, 36, who listed an address in Whitney.
According to documents obtained from the Tarrant County District Clerk’s office, the trio is accused of being in possession of a total of 20 items of identifying information belonging to four separate individuals including the victim’s names, addresses, dates of birth, social security numbers, and several pieces of financial information.… Read the rest

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Minor Injuries in Hwy. 199 Wreck

July 5, 2017
Minor Injuries in Hwy. 199 Wreck

A woman rushes to her man’s side after he was slightly injured in a traffic accident in the 4500 block of East Hwy. 199 in La Junta Thursday, June 29. Details were not available at press time; however, the driver of another vehicle was not injured. Above, a state trooper discusses the accident with Officer Furr of the Reno Police Department. Traffic was tied up in the area for about 45 minutes as a result of the crash. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Azle Police Explorers ready for state contest

July 5, 2017
Azle Police Explorers ready for state contest

Members of Azle Police Explorer Post 203 are doubling up on their training to get ready for the 2017 TLEEAA State Competition July 27-31 on the UTA campus.

After FWPD Explorer Boot Camp Academy

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
With state competition looming, members of Azle Police Explorer Post 203 participated in the week-long Fort Worth Police Department Boot Camp Academy June 18-25.
Because both the Azle and Fort Worth Explorer Posts are chartered through Longhorn Council Boy Scouts of America, advisors were able to arrange for the boot camp to take place on the Sid Richardson Scout Ranch located in Bridgeport.… Read the rest

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AHS’ Kennedy earns gold medal at national SkillsUSA competition

July 5, 2017
AHS’ Kennedy earns gold medal at national SkillsUSA competition

Azle High School’s Robert Kennedy shows off the gold medal he earned in Action Skills competition at the 53rd Annual National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Kentucky.

In Louisville, Kentucky contest

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Azle High School’s Automotive Technology program has added to its storied history with a gold medal in national competition.
AHS Auto Tech student Robert Kennedy – who competed against 28 others in preliminary competition and 16 in the finals – earned the gold medal as well as a Skill Point Certificate during the 53rd Annual National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC) June 19-23 in Louisville, Kentucky.… Read the rest

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Scenes from the June 30 Music in the Park

July 5, 2017
Scenes from the June 30 Music in the Park

Hundreds turn out every Friday night for the popular Music in the Park event.        Photos by Carla Noah Stutsman… Read the rest

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Good News for Good N.E.W.S.

July 5, 2017
Good News for Good N.E.W.S.

Terry Bartlett (right) of Good N.E.W.S accepts a $285 check from Heather Holman of Eagle Crest Villa; residents there participated in a walk-a-thon to raise funds for seniors that live at home and need some community help.

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Ribbon Cutting

July 5, 2017
Ribbon Cutting

Spivey Capital Holdings joined the Azle Area Chamber of Commerce and was greeted with a ribbon cutting by Chamber Ambassadors. Spivey Capital Holdings is a real estate investment firm based in Fort Worth.

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Speaking for Kay

July 5, 2017
Speaking for Kay

At the June 29 Rotary Club meeting, Nick Stanley, a spokesman for Congresswoman Kay Granger, discussed her recent activities, including her position as chairwoman of the powerful House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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