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Wrestling Camp

June 7, 2017
Wrestling Camp

Azle is the home of an exceptional youth wrestling program as well as a stellar one at the high school level. So it’s no surprise that scores of local youth poured into the Azle High School wrestling room on June 6 for the annual camp run by the successful husband-wife AHS coaching team of Chris and Monica Allen. From learning the basics to being fit for the sport, future high school greats may have made strides toward a state championship this week on the AHS mats. Photos by Mark K.
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Making sure kids get fed this summer

June 7, 2017
Making sure kids get fed this summer

Anyone under age 18 can eat free – breakfast and lunch – at Springtown Middle School, 500 Pojo Road, through June 30. Breakfast runs from 7-8:45 and lunch from 10:45 a.m.-noon. Photo by Christina Derr

Local, state, federal programs feeding children

BY CHRISTINA DERR
For some children, the only meals they receive during the school year are what they eat at school.
While most kids will spend this summer wondering when they’ll get to go to the pool next, others will worry where their next meal will come from.
In an effort to combat hunger in children when they aren’t able to access the free and reduced lunches that are available to them in the school, several nonprofit organizations and governmental entities across the area, state, and nation are hosting summer programs to ensure that every child has enough to eat.… Read the rest

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Ten from area indicted by Parker County grand jury

June 7, 2017
Ten from area indicted by Parker County grand jury

Seven from Springtown area, three from Azle

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Four Azle residents and six people who live in the Springtown area are listed among 62 indictments handed down by a Parker County grand jury on May 18 and June 1.
The grand jury met both days in Weatherford to consider evidence in criminal cases presented by the Parker County District Attorney’s office.
Area residents who were indicted include:
• Matthew John Alexander, 20, of Azle, was indicted May 18 on a charge of criminal mischief $2,500-$30,000, a state jail felony. The grand jury also handed down indictments against Alexander for the following third-degree felony charges: deadly conduct – discharge of a firearm; assault of a public servant; obstruction or retaliation; and two counts of assault of a public servant causing bodily injury.… Read the rest

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Top educators honored

June 7, 2017
Top educators honored

Azle ISD honored its teachers of the year Monday, June 5. A teacher from each campus was chosen for the award, and an award was given to the district-wide secondary and elementary teachers of the year. The winners were (front, l-r) Kira Collins, Emiley Myslicki, Becky Morbach, Kayleigh Wasser, and Kim Vaughan; (back) Amber Freeman, Jaclyn Christian, Kenneth Cooke, Jaime Bybee, and Kimberly Wrick (not pictured).

21 from AISD with 420 years of service retiring from district

BY CHRISTINA DERR
At a ceremony held in the Azle High School auditorium Monday, June 5, the district named its teachers of the year, honored others for their years of service, and acknowledged those educators who are retiring.… Read the rest

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Group honors AISD teacher

June 7, 2017
Group honors AISD teacher

Becky Morbach

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The Azle Masonic Lodge #601 has named Becky Morbach of Eagle Heights Elementary its Teacher of the Month for June.
Morbach has taught second through fifth grades during her 15-year career. Her experience has been self-contained, subject oriented, English as a Second Language, and Gifted and Talented.
“Becky’s innovative teaching style has created a classroom that promotes differentiation. Students work on lessons in many ways including whole group, small group, and independent settings,” a recommendation from the school said.
“These various learning and instructional situations allow students to focus on their areas of personal interest.… Read the rest

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Scenes from a Graduation

June 7, 2017
Scenes from a Graduation

The Class of 2017 was celebrated at Azle High School’s June 5 graduation ceremony at Fort Worth’s Convention Center.       Photos by Carla Noah Stutsman… Read the rest

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Azle Christian School

June 7, 2017
Azle Christian School

 

Christopher Briggs
Christopher is the son of Randy and Michelle Briggs of Springtown. He was a four-year member of student council, of which he was the 2016-17 president and the 2015-16 secretary. He was also a two-year member of the yearbook staff. In addition, he made the “A/B” honor roll for four years and had perfect attendance. He also served as the athletic trainer for all ACS sports. After graduation, Christopher plans to attend Abilene Christian University and major in nursing.

Cooper Deak, III
Cooper is the son of Timothy and Christina of Fort Worth. He was a member of the baseball, football, basketball, and soccer teams.… Read the rest

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Lake Run Funds II

June 7, 2017
Lake Run Funds II

The Eagle Mountain Area Pregnancy Help Center (EMPHC) received a check for $1,500 from the Azle Ministerial Alliance (AMA) and the Azle Lake Run on June 5. Pictured at the presentation are: (l-r) Sheila Gibson with the Azle Lake Run, Nate Simmons, treasurer for AMA, Ray Ivey with AMA, EMPHC Executive Director Judity Ross, and Assistant Director of EMPHC Ember McDaniel.

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Lake Run Funds I

June 7, 2017
Lake Run Funds I

The Azle Ministerial Alliance (AMA) on June 5 presented the Community Caring Center a check in the amount of $1,500 from funds raised by the annual Azle Lake Run. Pictured are: (l-r) Ray Ivey with AMA, Sheila Gibson with the Azle Lake Run, Linda Williams, executive director of the Community Caring Center, and Nate Simmons, treasurer of the AMA.
Photos by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Fleeing police gets man 3rd-degree felony charge

June 7, 2017
Fleeing police gets man 3rd-degree felony charge

Dustin Marter

Man allegedly shoplifted at Azle Walmart

BY CHRISTINA DERR
What is alleged to have started as a shoplifting offense at the Azle Walmart, led to a police chase and a felony charge for one Springtown man.
Dustin N. Marter, 30, of Springtown was arrested in the early morning hours of Friday, June 2.… Read the rest

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