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Dickson Discusses

April 12, 2017
Dickson Discusses

Azle Economic Development Director Karen Dickson addressed the Azle Area Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, April 4 about the city’s ongoing economic development efforts. Photo by Kim Ware

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Mayor Proclaims National Library Week

April 12, 2017
Mayor Proclaims National Library Week

After proclaiming the week of April 9-15 National Library Week in the city of Azle, Mayor Alan Brundrett (left) presents a certificate to Azle Library Director Curren McLane (center) and Sue Bonham, library assistant. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Milestone Anniversary

April 12, 2017
Milestone Anniversary

Don and Maxine Prater will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary and renewed their vows in a ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 23 in Azle’s Central Park. The couple has six children: Robert, Donnie, Viola, Jackie, Doris and Kay. They also have eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

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AHS Duo Honored at UT

April 12, 2017
AHS Duo Honored at UT

Two members of the Azle High School class of 2014 were honored Saturday, April 8th at the University of Texas at Austin for their academic performance at the university. Taylor Anderson (left) – daughter of Scott and Tonya Anderson – and Natalie Roberts – daughter of Brian and Kim Roberts – were recognized at the school’s annual Honors Day ceremony and received honors cords. To qualify, students must rank in the top 20 percent of their class in the college or school in which they are pursuing a major, and maintain a grade-point average of at least 3.50. Photo courtesy Brian Roberts

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School raises $12,000 for diabetes causes

April 12, 2017
School raises $12,000 for diabetes causes

Mariposa Montes (left) and Wyatt Hicks were the winners of the Silver Creek 1-mile Fun Run.

Student at Silver Creek battles disease

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Silver Creek Elementary helped raise an incredible $12,000-plus at its annual Field Day, 5K and Fun Run Friday, April 7.
Those proceeds will all go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) in support of finding a cure for people everywhere with diabetes – but especially for Corynne Barone, a fourth grader at Silver Creek.
Corynne was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 21 months.
She endures five-to-10 finger sticks every day to check her blood sugar; each time she eats, she has to calculate the carbs she eats and give herself insulin accordingly.… Read the rest

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Easter on Main Street

April 12, 2017
Easter on Main Street

Vendors lined Azle’s Main Street, great food was provided by several operators, and kids enjoyed a petting zoo and pony rides, all during the Azle Women’s Business Association’s Easter on Main Street event Saturday, April 8.
Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Blitz rehabs 6 Azle homes

April 12, 2017
Blitz rehabs 6 Azle homes

Scores of volunteers spread out over the area and repaired/upgraded six houses. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
Matthew 20:28
That scripture was lived out by real people all over Azle Saturday, April 8, when the 2017 Good Neighbors Spring Blitz brought out volunteers from all walks to revitalize six homes within the city.… Read the rest

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Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

April 12, 2017
Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

Azle Mayor Alan Brundrett, far left, proclaimed April 9-15 National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week in Azle. Brundrett is pictured with Azle public safety telecommunicators: (l-r) Somer Vaccarella, Angelque Scott, Heidi White, Dana Dowdle, and Michelle Abramski. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Forte 2nd overall at Spring UIL meet

April 12, 2017
Forte 2nd overall at Spring UIL meet

Forte brainiacs celebrate their second place finish overall at the Spring UIL Academic meet April 7-8.

One-Act Play takes 1st with The Cave Cat

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Forte Junior High took the second place overall trophy at the Spring UIL Academic meet April 7-8.
Big contributors to Forte’s success at the meet were the One-Act Play team, which took the top spot with its play The Cave Cat; Josiah Clark, who was named Best Actor; Daniel Padilla, who earned a spot on the All-Star Cast; and Morgan Cain and Makenlee Holmesly, who were named Honorable Mention.
In UIL Academics, the following students contributed to Forte’s second place overall win:

8th grade
Robert Caney earned the top spot in calculator competition.… Read the rest

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Reno Egg Hunt

April 12, 2017
Reno Egg Hunt

The Easter Bunny made a personal appearance at the city of Reno’s annual Easter egg hunt Saturday, May 8. Families enjoyed hot dogs and fixings for lunch, and kids of all ages scrambled to gather their share of more than 4,000 eggs. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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