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Angels in waiting

November 21, 2016
Angels in waiting

The Angel Tree at the Azle Memorial Library is still loaded with kids’ Christmas requests. Photo by Christina Derr

Deadline for Lions Club project Dec. 6

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Only two weeks remain for area residents to make a difference in a child’s life by adopting an angel from one of more than 20 Angel Trees put up by the Azle Lions Club all over town.
Adopting an angel is easy to do – simply pick one from an Angel Tree located at schools and businesses across the area. Fulfill that angel’s Christmas list to the best of your ability.… Read the rest

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Here comes Santa Claus!

November 21, 2016
Here comes Santa Claus!

Christmas on Main Street slated Dec. 3

There’s still time to enter your organization or group’s float for the 2016 Azle Christmas Parade Dec. 3. These kids enjoyed riding in the parade last year on the Cookie Express. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman


Once the Thanksgiving feast has been cleaned up, the Christmas season officially begins for most of us.
But the Optimist Club of Azle, Azle Women’s Business Association (AWBA), the Azle News, Friends of the Azle Historical Museum, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle, Fidelity National Title, and the Azle Area Chamber of Commerce have been hard at work for weeks preparing for Azle’s annual Christmas on Main Street.… Read the rest

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Life times two

November 21, 2016
Life times two

Harold Dewayne Ferguson

Parker County speeder had 13 prior felony convictions

BY CHRISTINA DERR
A Springtown man has been given two sentences of life in prison for charges of evading arrest and possession of a controlled substance.
Harold Dewayne Ferguson, 58, led Parker County Sheriff’s deputies on a chase through northern Parker County on July 7, 2015.
The chase reached speeds of over 100 miles per hour.
Ferguson pleaded guilty to the felony charge of evading arrest with a vehicle and chose to have a jury decide his punishment.
After the trial concluded Wednesday, Nov. 16, jurors deliberated for approximately 20 minutes before they returned with the life sentence.… Read the rest

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Jacksboro Highway Geyser

November 21, 2016
Jacksboro Highway Geyser

A water main break in the 3400 block of East Hwy. 199, just west of Jaybird Lane, sent water as high as the overhead power lines around 3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18. LaJunta Fire Department’s Engine 51 and Springtown Fire Department’s Engine 48 responded to the scene. Photo by Christina Derr

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Here comes Santa Claus!

November 21, 2016
Here comes Santa Claus!

At last year’s Christmas on Main Street Parade, the Shriners light up Main Street with their festive float. There is still time to enter this year’s holiday tradition.              Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman… Read the rest

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Azle hits the mats

November 16, 2016
Azle hits the mats

Lauren Dale (left) and Hali Davis won their classes in an Arlington tournament.

The first outing of the year for AHS’ wrestlers sent athletes east to the Tom Roman Arlington High Invitational.
And things worked out nicely for Azle.
Coach Chris Allen said the boys team finished eighth out of 35 teams “and we only took eight of 14 weights.”
Three Hornets finished in the top three, Allen said.
The girls were led by state champs Lauren Dale and Hali Davis.
Both won their weight classes in Arlington, coach Monica Allen said.
The Coppell Roundup is next for Azle.… Read the rest

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Simants Signs with North Dakota University

November 16, 2016
Simants Signs with North Dakota University

Azle’s Jessica Simants, with parents Ron and Beverley Simants, signs to play golf for Minot State University in North Dakota. A multiple district champion, Simants inked her letter before a cheering crowd at AHS Nov. 9. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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ACS Standout Signs Softball Letter

November 16, 2016
ACS Standout Signs Softball Letter

Lady Crusader BaiLee Islas, daughter of Kevin and Donna Russell, signs a four-year scholarship to Oklahoma Panhandle State University in Goodwell. A pitcher for a select team, Isla maintains a 4.0 average and is No. 1 in her ACS class. With her are ACS Athletic Director Gary Rushing (left) and THESA softball coach Dallas Burk.

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World Championship No. 4

November 16, 2016
World Championship No. 4

Karen Kovach (right) earned her third and fourth World jujitsu titles – open and division – in San Francisco after defeating UFC fighter Sarah Kaufman in a submission triangle choke. Kovach teaches at The GEM where UFC fighter Montana Stewart trains as well as student Mason Woodward who just won his first World title.

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A good run

November 16, 2016
A good run

Vera Beck is a longtime patient at Northwest Physical Therapy, where she sees owner and physical therapist Tom Reid at each visit. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

Reid’s Northwest Physical Therapy celebrates 30 years in Azle

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Tom Reid’s eyes lit up as he removed a large book from a package on his desk.
“Vestibular rehabilitation,” he sighed with a certain awe, patting the book with a skilled hand. “I’m going to learn about it.”
After providing physical therapy services for patients in Azle, Springtown, and the surrounding area since 1986, Reid says he still learns something new every day, and he enjoys every minute.… Read the rest

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