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AE Math, Science Team

March 8, 2017
AE Math, Science Team

Azle Elementary’s math and science team competed in the second of three state-qualifying meets Feb. 18 at Cross Timbers Middle School in Grapevine. Alaina Amato placed 18th in the science competition, while Rebecca Marx took 21st place in the calculator competition and 20th place in math. Nathan Quick qualified to compete at state, in number sense, math and science. The team is under the direction of Tresa Collins-Walton. In the picture are: (l-r) Mrs. McDaniel, Amato, Quick, Marx, and Walton.

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Ribbon Cutting

March 8, 2017
Ribbon Cutting

On March 4, Azle Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors welcomed the new Chevron (formerly a Valero) at 476 Northwest Parkway in front of Albertson’s. The new owners’ regional and district managers joined the Ambassadors for the traditional ribbon cutting.

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Dazzlers dazzle at local contests

March 8, 2017
Dazzlers dazzle at local contests

The Emerald Dazzlers celebrate their hardware haul from big wins at contests.

The Emerald Dazzlers of Azle High School brought home trophies throughout February.
At the Showtime International Metroplex Dance Showcase at McKinney Boyd High School Feb. 11, Brooke Ashmore was runner-up in the KickMaster competition, while Kayla Karnes was named High School Grand Champion Soloist and earned a scholarship.
The Emerald Dazzlers Officer Line received the Officer Sweepstakes and Judge’s Award (90 out of 100 on all routines entered), Officer runner-up, 1st place Jazz Officer, 1st Place Modern and Contemporary, and Officer Champions Circle.
The Emerald Dazzlers Drill Team received Team Sweepstakes and Judge’s Award (90 out of 100 on all routines entered), and as a team placed 1st in Hip Hop, Open, Novelty, and Pom.… Read the rest

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Think Through Math helps Hoover Elementary students excel

March 8, 2017
Think Through Math helps Hoover Elementary students excel

Hoover Elementary’s math and science team competed in the second of three state-qualifying meets Feb. 18 at Cross Timbers Middle School in Grapevine. Gilliam Brentz placed 20th in number sense; Scarlet Feemster took the 19th spot in science; William Ralph earned 17th place in number sense, 22nd place in calculator competition and 11th in science; and Adan Hernandez took 22nd place in math. Hoover student Brent Burgess qualified to compete at state in math, while Caiden Richardson will compete at state in science. Pictured are: (front, l-r) Hernandez, Ralph, Feemster, Brentz, and Patrick Pardue; and (back) coach Jacquie McDaniel, Burgess, Charles Westrup, Jack Clark, and coach Tresa Collins-Walton.

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Market Day at Silver Creek Elem. teaches financial literacy

March 8, 2017
Market Day at Silver Creek Elem. teaches financial literacy

Market Day at Silver Creek Elementary is always a hit with children and staff.

Third grade students at Silver Creek Elementary culminated their financial literacy unit with Market Day Feb. 17.
The students earned (play) money for good behavior, good work habits, and other daily chores. They could also lose money for late work and not following class rules.
Then, as Market Day approaches, students come up with an item people will want to buy and which will hopefully make a good profit.
Students must “rent” booths for the day, so they must incorporate it as part of a budget.
They work hard selling their products and services and when they need a break, they are able to “close” their booth for a bit, so they can shop and spend the money they earn on other students’ merchandise.… Read the rest

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Dog fetched from storm drain

March 8, 2017
Dog fetched from storm drain

Azle police officer Mike Johnson affectionately checks Lorelei out before handing her over to an anxious family.
Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

Azle police and fire depts. team up for rescue

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
A family from Lumberton who spent the night in Azle while traveling is overjoyed to have their French bulldog, Lorelei, back after she fell into a storm drain at Walmart Saturday morning.
Azle police officer Mike Johnson entered the drain system near the bottom of a retention pond and crawled more than 100 feet to try to reach the errant pup – but the drain led him to the wrong area.… Read the rest

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So it begins

March 8, 2017
So it begins

Stars mark future overpasses on Hwy. 199. Construction will run for at least two years with traffic diverted.

Hwy. 199 construction to run until 2019

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
On your mark.
Get set.
Slow down!
Yet again, the commute between Azle and Lake Worth will slow to 40 miles per hour as main lane traffic is diverted to the frontage roads.
It’s all in preparation for the next phase of construction on Jacksboro Highway between Western Center Boulevard and Nine Mile Bridge Road.
The $46.3 million project will improve safety and mobility on a key thoroughfare in Northwest Tarrant County, completing a five-mile section of Hwy.… Read the rest

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Car Vs. Tree

March 8, 2017
Car Vs. Tree

A woman escaped with minor injuries and a very frightened Chihuahua after losing control of her car on a rain-slickened Silver Creek Road Saturday, March 4. The car crashed through a homeowner’s fence and into a large tree. Passersby and family members at the home came to the woman’s aid since her doors were blocked preventing her from exiting the car until police and firefighters arrived. The accident report was not available at press time. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Azle ISD AD leaving

March 8, 2017
Azle ISD AD leaving

Scott Anderson, AISD athletic director, turned in his paperwork to retire June 30.
Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Anderson retiring in June

by Mark K. Campbell
After 32 years teaching and coaching in the Azle ISD – eight of them as the district’s athletic director – Scott Anderson is vacating the position.… Read the rest

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Dog fetched from storm drain

March 8, 2017
Dog fetched from storm drain

Azle firefighter Jon Reed steadies the ladder as Lt. Joey Liddick climbs out of a storm drain at the Azle Walmart. Liddick had just handed Lorelei, a traveling French bulldog, to Azle police officer Mike Johnson after fetching her from the depths of the drain. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman… Read the rest

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