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Golf cart raffle benefits Azle FD Foundation

February 1, 2017
Golf cart raffle benefits Azle FD Foundation

Stop by Ace of Azle, 505 N. Stewart St., from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 and help the Azle Fire Department Foundation by purchasing a $20 raffle ticket for this electric golf cart.

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The Azle Fire Department Foundation (AFDF) supports Azle firefighters and their families, and preserves the department’s history.
You can help – and get a chance to win a Club Car electric lifted 4-passenger golf cart – by purchasing a raffle ticket to support the foundation.
The AFDF is conducting a raffle for the golf cart to support the foundation and its mission. Tickets, at $20 each, will be sold through Feb.… Read the rest

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Speed Limit Lowered at Site of Deadly Wreck

February 1, 2017
Speed Limit Lowered at Site of Deadly Wreck

A tragic accident Dec. 3, 2016 on U.S. 290 that took the lives of Azle’s Don Corley and Keith Hoover – as well as teen siblings from the Fredericksburg area – and critically injured four other Azle residents, has resulted in the speed limit being lowered from 70 to 60 mph between Fredericksburg and Stonewall. The Texas Transportation Commission voted Jan. 26 to make the change.
Photo courtesy McKenzi Wedel, Fredericksburgh Standard-Radio Post

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CWD offers 65-gallon recycling carts in Azle

February 1, 2017
CWD offers 65-gallon recycling carts in Azle

CWD began distributing 65-gallon recycling carts for Azle residents last week.

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Azle residents now have a choice when it comes to recycling.
Community Waste Disposal (CWD), who provides garbage, bulk, and recycling pickup service for Azle residents, has enhanced the city of Azle’s residential recycling contract.
The company’s contract was recently extended five years by the Azle city council.
Residents may now choose to keep their existing 18-gallon green bins or trade them in for a 65-gallon cart for Single Stream recycling. CWD anticipates the Single Stream recycling program will help increase the residential recycling diversion rate from the landfill between 20 and 30 percent.… Read the rest

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Spelling Bee Champs

February 1, 2017
Spelling Bee Champs

Zev King (left) was runner up, while Daniel Villa earned the first place trophy in the annual Cross Timbers Elementary spelling bee Friday, Jan. 13.

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AHS Math and Science Team Shines

February 1, 2017
AHS Math and Science Team Shines

The Azle High School math and science team competed at the annual Flower Mound UIL Academic meet in Lewisville Saturday, Jan. 14. AHS senior Shawn Kim placed fourth in the calculator applications contest. The students faced some tough competition and will continue to work toward achieving success at the UIL District meet in March, coaches noted. Pictured are team members: (front, l-r) Jenna Conner, Katie Peters, Skylar Ingram, Jennifer Wang; (back) Annie Cole, Kelly Jo Thetford, Davin Hill, Shawn Kim.

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Birth Announcement

February 1, 2017
Birth Announcement

Christopher and Jennifer Rushing of White Settlement announce the Dec. 9, 2016 birth of their daughter, Scarlett Reign, at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Scarlett weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and measured 20.25 inches. Her grandparents are Mark and Kim Rushing of Azle and Carolyn and David Stom of Fort Worth.

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AISD 7th annual Science Fair winners ‘better and better’

February 1, 2017
AISD 7th annual Science Fair winners ‘better and better’

For the seventh consecutive year, on Jan. 26, the Azle Independent School District hosted its annual Kindergarten-4th Grade District Science Fair.
First place winners from each of the district’s five K-4 campuses were interviewed by judges from the medical field, industry, and students from the Azle High School robotics class.
“Students apply the steps of the scientific method to their projects,” Assistant Superintendent Tanya Anderson said.
“Each year, the quality of the students’ projects gets better and better as their understanding of the scientific method also gets better and better.”
The K-4 Science Fair is a part of Azle ISD’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) program.… Read the rest

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Oh, Deer!

February 1, 2017
Oh, Deer!

Rae and Russell Holland, although stunned, sprang into action when a yearling doe burst through the glass storm door of their home into their living room about 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20. They corralled the young deer and Rae called 911 while Russell immobilized the creature until Azle police arrived. The doe was set free and immediately ran toward the front door of a home across the street before darting off into the woods.

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Fundraiser benefits AISD to tune of $91,000

February 1, 2017
Fundraiser benefits AISD to tune of $91,000

Kent Meyerhoeffer severed as auctioneer at the Azle Education Foundation’s annual Red Solo Cup fundraiser. The live auction portion of the evening raised $36,000 of the total $91,000 raised at the Jan. 28 event. Photo by Christina Derr

BY CHRISTINA DERR
The Azle Education Foundation (AEF) brought in over $91,000 at its annual Red Solo Cup fundraiser.
The event – held at the The Orchard the evening of Saturday, Jan. 28 – included a live auction which raised $36,000.
Bidders competed for seven packages including the use of the Hornet Field skybox and reserved parking for the 2017 football season and two custom, hand-crafted, stained-glass panels of the Azle mascot Buzzy.… Read the rest

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A Musical First: All-City Junior High Bands

February 1, 2017
A Musical First: All-City Junior High Bands

Members of the Azle Junior High and Forte Junior High bands combined to create the All-City Junior High Band Friday, Jan. 27.

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