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Volume 62, Number 28

Azle News

Wednesday, December 25, 2013


Azle man pens Alabama Christmas Page 1B on the River song

Hornets drop district hoops opener Page 8A

Appian Way home leveled by gas explosion

Firefighters quickly put out a fire that resulted from a propane explosion in the 6500 block of Appian Way Tuesday, Dec. 17. At least one dog was killed in the blast, but no other casualties were reported. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

Owner, feared lost, returned from shopping to find house gone BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN that if her vehicle was parked at her home, she was there. Barbara Pickard is lucky to be alive. Fortunately, that was not the case. The Azle woman, who lived in the 6500 block Pickard’s home was leveled by an explosion and of Appian Way, is known in the neighborhood subsequent fire Tuesday, Dec. 17, about 4:40 p.m. for her love of animals. The explosion was mistaken by people as far And neighbors were sure on Tuesday evening

away as Briar as another earthquake. ard told reporters. Pickard arrived later in the evening to find She’d taken off work early, treated herself to Appian Way blocked by fire apparatus from nu- lunch out, and gone Christmas shopping. merous agencies, all of which responded to the At one point, she saw the large plume of initial call of an explosion and fire. smoke that was ironically coming from her nowShe had done something she rarely does, PickPLEASE SEE PROPANE, PAGE 2A.

Wandering baby turned in at ‘Bay PD BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN In his 30-year law enforcement career, Pelican Bay Assist Police Chief Stephen Combs says he’s seen many things “turned in” at police departments. But never – until now – a baby. According to Combs, a woman ap-

peared at the Pelican Bay Police Department about 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16 with a 19-month-old baby boy she found crawling on a roadway. The woman told police she was driving in the 1400 block of Sheri Lane North when she spotted something in the roadway. As she neared the object,

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she began to realize it was a baby. The woman stopped, picked up the child, and looked around the area but saw no one outside. Her instinctive reaction was to take the baby to the police department just a couple of blocks away, she told police. At the time, there had been no children reported missing, Combs said. An arrest affidavit obtained by the Azle News says the child appeared to be in very good health other than being extremely dirty.

“The child’s diaper was dirty and when (the woman) sat the child down, live cockroaches came out of the child’s diaper,” the affidavit stated. The boy’s knees were also scraped, according to a press release issued by Combs, presumably from crawling on the asphalt roadway. At 3:35 p.m. a woman identified at Tiffany Jenkins, a Pelican Bay resident, walked up to the police department and asked if anyone had found her baby.

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Let’s get ready to rumble! TRC to hold earthquake Town Hall meeting in Azle BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN If you’ve been wanting to publicly express your opinion on the recent spate of earthquakes around here then you’re in luck. Texas Railroad Commissioner David Porter has responded to Azle Mayor Alan Brundrett’s request for a formal investigation into the cause of a series of a swarm of earthquakes that began occurring in the Azle, Reno and Springtown areas Nov. 5. Porter contacted Brundrett Tuesday to set up a Town Hall meeting in Azle. At that meeting, Porter will listen to Azle’s newest police officer was officially sworn in during the city council meeting Tuesday, Dec. 17. Above, Officer Alejandro resident’s concerns and outline what (Alex) Kuenzle, left, is congratulated by Mayor Alan Brundrett who he plans to do as Texas Railroad Comadministered the oath of office. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman missioner. Other state and local offi-

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cials will be in attendance. The Town Hall meeting hosted by Porter is slated for Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, from 5-7 p.m. at the Azle High School auditorium and is free to attend. The TRC is comprised of Chairman Barry T. Smitherman, Commissioner Porter and Commissioner Christi Craddick, along with a staff of 20. The Commission regulates the oil and gas industry, gas utilities, pipeline safety, safety in the liquefied petroleum gas industry, and surface coal and uranium mining in the state of Texas. And whether it’s true or not, there’s a widely-held belief that the area

earthquakes are somehow related to the oil and gas industry. Some blame fracking, but there’s more evidence to suggest the cause may actually be the disposal of saltwater from the fracking process into injection wells. That’s where the TRC comes in. Brundrett said that although Porter indicated he was responding to the request for a formal investigation into the earthquakes, such an investigation was not further discussed in the conversation. Anyone who wants information or has questions about the earthquakes is encouraged to attend this Town Hall meeting.

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Propane leak, ignition destroy local home ■ PROPANE, FROM PAGE ONE.

destroyed home, but thought to herself, “That’s a bad fire somewhere.” Deputy Tarrant County Fire Marshal Keith Ebel says a propane leak caused the blast, and results from pressure testing conducted by the Texas Railroad Commission may or may not narrow the exact location of the leak down. Large amounts of wood framing, entire window frames and insulation were blown across the street from where the house sat. A “garage apartment” behind the main home that was rented to an individual was not damaged in the incident. Pickard lost at least one of several pets in the explosion and fire, but three dogs escaped with minor injuries. Neighbors who found a pug Debris, including insulation, windows and framing, was blown across the street from the home and into a nearby dog singed in the fire took it to tree and fence.

Lake Worth firefighters take a few minutes to recover after working the fire.

their home and tried to comfort it with food and water. When they realized Pickard had returned alive and well, they brought the pug to her and she was overjoyed to see him. Firefighters from Azle, Lake Worth, LaJunta, Eagle Mountain, River Oaks, Parker County ESD1, and the Tarrant County Arson Task Force all responded to the scene. That Task Force is comprised of personnel from area fire departments who are trained and skilled in arson investigation, and each member volunteers for the duty. Azle Fire Marshal Kenny Wilson, Engineers John Behm, Jon Reed and Billy Johnson, and support member Paul Bales are all members of the Tarrant County Arson Task Force. Task Force members were also called to investigate a two-alarm warehouse fire in Haltom City in the wee hours of Thursday, Dec. 19.

Firefighters spray hotspots in the foundation of a home on Appian Way Tuesday evening after a propane leak cause the house to explode.

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Mother charged with endangering child ■ MOTHER, FROM PAGE ONE. old.

At this point officers contacted the Department of Family Services/Child Protective Services investigator to report the incident and they responded. After a complete investigation it was learned that Ms. Jenkins was in the front yard of her residence with her three other children when one of them injured a foot. Ms. Jenkins took the other kids into the house, but somehow overlooked the 19 month

While Jenkins and the other children were inside, the baby managed to get out of the yard and crawl down the street. He was found about 250 feet from the home. To give that distance some perspective, a football field is 300 feet long. The decision was made to file criminal charges against the mother for endangering a child, a second-degree felony. A warrant was obtained and

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Ms. Jenkins was arrested without incident Dec. 19. The children were removed from the residence by CPS investigators that evening and placed in the care of extended family members. “This just goes to prove what parents should already know – children have to be watched all the time, or they can get away from you,” Combs said. “This is a busy time of year for everyone, but children come first and foremost.”

MGP seats 26 in AllRegion Bands Area, then State berths eyed by AHS musicians BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN The Azle High School Marching Green Pride (MGP) placed 13th overall as a band in the Texas State Marching Band contest in November. Now, individual AHS band students are climbing the steps necessary to see who will make it to the All-Area and then the All-State bands. Those students started things off right at AllRegion auditions, with 26 individuals named to the All-Region band. Eight of those students will also advance to Area auditions. “These students have been working on difficult music for four months and did an outstanding job,” said assistant band director Kim Murphy. “We wish the best to those who will be advancing to Area competition in January in their quest to make it to the TMEA (Texas Music Educators Association) All-State band, the highest individual achievement for a high school musician.” Murphy added that freshman All-Region auditions will be held Jan. 13 at Denton Ryan High School and she’s confident some ninth graders will be added to the list once those results are posted. In the meantime, the following musicians are basking in the All-Region limelight: ● Makayla Almeida, flute, 5A Symphonic Band, advances to Area ● Kayla Karnes, oboe, Concert Band ● Geena Thompson, Eb clarinet, Symphonic Band, advances to Area

● Mackenzie Austin, Bb clarinet, Symphonic Band, advances to Area ● Keirstin Cage, Bb clarinet, Concert Band. ● Savannah Shafer, Bb clarinet, Concert Band. ● Gabryella Martinez, Bb clarinet, Concert Band. ● Grace Villalpando, alto clarinet, Symphonic Band, advances to Area ● Morgan Redmon, bass clarinet, Concert Band. ● Victoria Mauk, bass clarinet, Concert Band. ● Matt Derting, alto sax, Concert Band. ● Mary Potts, alto sax, Concert Band. ● Taylor Brown, tenor sax, Concert Band. ● Brady Carlson, trumpet, Symphonic Band, advances to Area ● Bruce Mikel, trumpet, Symphonic Band, advances to Area ● Devon Oliver, trumpet, Symphonic Band, advances to Area ● Daniel Vazquez, trumpet, Symphonic Band. ● Carter Loeffelholz, trumpet, Concert Band. ● Devin Starnes, trumpet, Concert Band. ● Lydia Bazan, French horn, Symphonic Band. ● Gabby Di Carlo, French horn, Concert Band. ● Jarred Williams, French horn, alternate, ● Jacob Derting, trombone, Symphonic Band. ● Dawson Tetts, bass trombone, Symphonic Band, advances to Area ● Colten Chancellor, tuba, Concert Band. ● Kyle Novikoff, percussion, Concert Band.

Carrie Rush, owner of CRush Boutique, embodied the spirit of Christmas when she delivered a couple sets of boot socks to an Azle woman who was unable to pick them up after a multiple sclerosis attack left her unable to drive. Photo by Natalie Gentry

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Play group’s 2014 schedule set Following the seasonal A Tuna Christmas, the Azle Arts Association’s Popcorn Players have announced the lineup of productions for 2014. The Players have performed a variety of productions over the years like melodramas, comedies, musicals, and dramas. The wide selection of shows the Players produce appeal to a broad audience and ensure there will be something for everyone to enjoy. Here’s the 2014 lineup: • Rex’s Exes by Jones, Hope & Wooten; directed by Monica Goth. Show dates: Jan. 31, Feb. 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9. • Opal is a Diamond by John Patrick; directed by Monica Goth. Show dates: March 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30. • The Popcorn Players’ Kernel Kids Return in: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain; directed by Carol Braden and Monica Goth. Show dates: April 25, 26, 27 and May 2, 3, 4. • Taming the Wild, Wild West in a Dress or... Let’s Give the Villain the Slip!! (Annual Melo-Drama!) by Billy St John; directed by Rita Davis. Show dates: May 30, 31 and June 1, 6, 7 and 8. Audition date: March 26, 2014 • 2014 Kernel Kids Workshop/performance, directed by Carol Braden and Monica Goth. Show dates: July 25, 26, 27 and August 1, 2, 3. Workshop dates: tentatively scheduled for July 13-24. • An Evening of Culture: Faith County II by Mark Landon Smith; directed by Barry Ingle. Show dates: Aug. 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24. • Bloody Murder by Ed Sala; directed by Carol Braden. Show dates: Oct. 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12. • Farndale Avenue... Christmas Carol by McGillivray and Zerlin; directed by Monica Goth. Show dates: Dec. 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14 To purchase tickets for an upcoming show or to purchase season ticket packages, go to php?org_id=20.

Chamber announces 54th Annual Awards Banquet, 2014 calendar Each year, the Azle Area Chamber of Commerce recognizes individuals and businesses that have made notable contributions to Azle. For the 54th consecutive year, the Chamber will present those awards at its Annual Awards Banquet slated for 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31 at The Main Place, 404 W. Main Street, in Azle. Tickets to the event are $50 each and may be purchased by contacting the Chamber at 817-444-1112. Chamber members are currently in the process of nominating individuals for Citizen of the Year, Business of the Year, Businessman of the Year, Businesswoman of the Year, the Shining Star Award, and the Rising Star Award. Winners will be selected from those nominated. The Chamber has also released its 2014 calendar. Besides monthly luncheons held on the first Tuesday of each month and board of directors meetings second Monday of each month, the Chamber will host a circus March 10; its annual clay shoot March 20; Taste of Azle April 1; golf tournament May 6; Art in Azle July 1; Sting Fling Sept. 13; Retail Christmas Dec. 2; and Christmas Parade Dec. 6.

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What is that thing?! Azle company building huge shipyard cranes for Miss. BY NATALIE GENTRY The skyline at Ace World Company at 10200 Jacksboro Highway has recently changed. The addition of an incredibly large yellow structure to the landscape has left many commuters wondering what the behemoth could be. The short answer is that it is a 20-ton gantry crane that will be used to build warships for the U.S. military. This is the fifth of nine structures that Ace World Company is constructing for Ingall’s Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi. This is the same shipyard where the USS New York was built from steel salvaged from the World Trade Center and the USS Cole was repaired after being attacked by terrorists in 2000. “When the shipbuilders have three or four of these cranes lined


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James “Jim” Brett Thomas 1956 - 2013

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tion, 2315 N. Main Street, Ste. 320, Fort Worth, TX 76107. Jim was born March 27, 1956 in Fort Worth to Claude and Iris Marie Thomas. He married the love of his life, Sherri Easley in Briar June 11, 1988. He was a loving and devoted husband and father. Jim loved his Lord and is now singing in heaven with the angels. He was a member of Walnut Creek Baptist Church. Survivors include; wife, Sherri Thomas; children, Cassidy Thomas, John Thomas, Joseph Thomas, Carli Thomas and Joshua Thomas; sisters, Linda Henderson and husband, Bob of Burleson and Barbara Sullivan and husband, Tom of Waco; several nieces, nephews and friends.

David Joseph Ballauer, 71, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, died on Monday, Dec. 16. Services were held Thursday, December 19 at Ash Creek Baptist Church under the direction of White’s Azle Funeral The Azle News, Home. Interment was in HogDec. 25, 2013 Edition gard-Reynolds Cemetery following the service. David was born to Joseph and Eileen Ballauer in Pontiac, Michigan on May 12, 1942. David moved with his family to Texas when he was 5 years old. He graduated from Azle High School in 1960 and went on to receive both Bachelor and Master’s Degrees in Education at the University of North Texas (formerly North Texas State University), where

he was also on the football and track teams. David was mostly known for his long career as a math teacher and football/track coach at many of this areas local high schools, including Azle, Boswell, Keller and Justin Northwest. He also served briefly at Graham and Gatesville early in his career. He was known for his quiet, stoic personality and dry humor. Loved by kids and fellow educators alike. He married his high school sweetheart, Rex Ansley Ballauer, on August 28, 1965, together forming a Christian household, with son, Jay, and daughter, Jan. He retired from education in 1995, finally having time to enjoy a life of gardening, woodworking and watching football games. Rex watched with him. David is survived by his loving wife, Rex; son and daughterin-law, Jay and Helen Ballauer; and daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Chris Young. He is also survived by a sister, Jane Brewer; his 5 grandchildren, William and Peyton Fadely, Sara Ballauer, London Haren, and Camden Young; and many nieces and nephews. The Azle News, Dec. 25, 2013 Edition

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7200 Robertson Rd. • Ft. Worth Sr. Pastor Frank W. Briggs 817-237-2758 Classic Service ..........................8:40 am Contemporary Service ... 10 & 11:30 am Lighthouse Christian Academy: Preschool, Private Kindergarten


1313 S.E. Pkwy, Azle 817-237-4822 Missouri Synod Worship Service ....................9:30 am Sunday School .....................10:45 am “Christians growing in Jesus, sharing His love with all”


2920 Azle Ave. • 817-624-2184 Daily Mass - Mon., Wed.,Fri........8 am Reconciliation .... Sat. 3:30 or by appt. Weekend Masses .......... Sat. 4:00 pm SUNDAY ......... 8:00, 10:00, 12:00 am & 1:30 pm (Spanish)

For All Your Storm Related Needs! HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA

Pastor: JoAnne Swehosky 4795 E. Hwy 199 - Reno 817-221-HOPE Sunday School .......................9:00 am Traditional Service ...............10:00 am


7955 Reed Road, Azle Directions: FM 730 N., 5 miles to Reed Rd. - turn & go 1/2 mile - church on right Pastor, Nancy Nold Ch. 817-444-0226 Morning Worship .................11:00 am Sunday School .....................10:00 am “Open hearts, open minds, open doors”

COMMUNITY BIBLE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH 1405 Reynolds Rd., Azle • 817-444-7117 Directions: 730 N. to 1542 .5 mi. right on Cardinal, left on Reynolds Pastor - Rev. Fred Weaver 817-444-3181 Rev. Faye Mote 817-220-5734 Sunday School .......................9:45 am Morning Worship .................11:00 am Sunday Evening .....................6:00 pm Wednesday Evening ...............7:00 pm Sunday Night Youth ..............6:00 pm


(Disciples of Christ) 117 Church St. • 817-444-3527 Senior Minister, Rev. Dr. Alan Lobaugh Youth Minister, Will Ryan Sunday School .....................10:00 am Morning Worship .................11:00 am

ST. ANNE’S CHURCH (Episcopal/Anglican) 6055 Azle Ave., Lake Worth 817-237-1888 Pastor, The Rev. Dr. Roger Grist Early Worship w/Communion... 8:00 am Sunday School (Adults-Jr.H.). ....9:15 am (Nursery Available) Choral Worship w/Communion.....10:30 am “Narnia” Children’s Church...........10:30 am

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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

First Six Weeks Honor Rolls

Azle High School

Mackey, Jennyfer Martinez, Cale McDonnell, Jon-Norman Montenegro, Solomon Moreno, Gunnar Motlagh, Couper O’Donald, Jenna Okubo, Autumn Oliver, Cataliena Pizarro, Jacqueline Ramirez, Anthony Riley, Bethanie Sellers, A Honor Roll Sheyanne Sheridan, Riley Sparks, Nathan Ulshafer, Colton West, Jared Wheeler, 9th Grade Taylor Anderson, Kayla Arstingstall, Savannah Asher, Brooke Ashmore, Anthony White, Kayleigh White, Toby Wright Madisen Baisden, Laurin Baker, Seth Bell, Mattie Bovea, Alexis Chapa, Trent Creacy, Jaimie Henson, Kassidy Hightower, Jeffrey Houk, Hunter Jennings, Robert Jobe, Jade Kamrowski, Kayla Karnes, Rachel Kay, Stephanie Ledezma, Brittany Leonard, Brianna Lunsford, Hadassah Marquart, Trevor McIntire, Brian Moore, Mikayla Newbraugh, Chelsea Padgett, Sandra Palma Ortiz, Haley A Honor Roll Patterson, Joshuah Riley, Matthew Riley, Samuel Rodgers, Tyler Ruelas, Kade 5th Grade Meagan Anderson, Olivia Anderson, Rachel Baumann, Kehler Boenisch, Scheller, Bethany Smith, Kaley Stewart, Andrew Swan, John Vining, Trenton Walker, Kevin Wheeler, Charles Wilson, Averie Womack, Emily Wynns, Ariel Kasen Browne, Trenton Burchett, Emily Cole, Sierra Davis, Tyler Davis, Jacee Dinkins, Paige Edmunds, Kristin Gable, Sabrina Garcia, William Gray, Lillian Zinkan Gregory, Trinity Hall, Cheyenne Hilbert, Landen Hobbs, Hailie Kent, Jorden King, Summer Lemoine, Jessica Lorenz, Hunter Martin, Logan McKelvey, Natalie 10th Grade Lydia Aispuro, Zachary Boemer, Samantha Bradley, Ty Broom, Amanda Milstead, Aubrie Norton, Michelle Parkison, Tori Patton, Macee Peterson, Evelyn Brown, Ellen Brown, Shelbi Burgett, Brady Carlson, Melissa Cashion, Trent Rodriguez, Samuel Rodriguez, Griffin Schroeder, Trinity Seals, Megan Smith, Dufrene, Kristarah Graham, Tyler Hopkins, Karlie Keener, John Lewis, William Garrett Stewart, Kalli Talmage, Emily Terrett, Grace Thomas, Allie Thompson, Little, Eric Loera, Ashley Madden, Wyatt Massey, Ida Mattsson, Javier Mejia Tristyn Vasquez, McKenna Watson, Jerilyn White, Megan Winborne, Gracie Escalante, Briana Moore, Kelbi Padilla, Madeleine Parkison, Zachary Petter, Wynns Kyle Pflug, Hannah Rodgers, Payton Springfield, Megan Taylor, Ayden 6th Grade Thomason, Samantha Tittle, Sarah Wynns, Kendall York Madison Aniasco, Abigail Ballard, Abigail Bradley, Emily Bradley, Shelby Bradley, Jackson Brown, Greyson Christian, Hope Clark, Annie Cole, Madison 11th Grade Mackenzie Austin, Sydney Bivens, Trevor Boiles, Taylor Bovea, Faith Cagle, Dusek, Jack Fairchild, Ashtyn Foster, Megan Frank, Kayla Green, Noriyah Hack, Abigail Cass, Joshua Cook, Christian Crawford, Haley Davidson, Stefanie Connor Hering, John Hopkins, Michael Ixchu, Jason Jeter, Peyton Kirby, Megan Davis, Desiree Dority, Kailyn Frazier, Garrett Gibbons, Josafat Gomez, Amelia Leonard, Austen Lloyd, Brionna Longbrake, Addaley Maness, Justina Meshi, Gutierrez, Blake Hall, Joyce Hoang, James Hoselton, Kendra Longbrake, Katelyn Kalea O’Gorman, Derek Petter, Lucas Phillips, William Ranck, River Reese, Elyse Lunsford, Keni Martin, Kathrin May, Taylor May, Krisha Mayhar, Sarah Mockler, Riggall, Emma Ritchmond, Kathrine Roper, Cristian Salazar, Ramsey Sawyer, Sarah Perna, Bethanie Phillips, Nathaniel Redmon, Justin Scarbro, Mikala Colby Schmitt, Ashton Seabourn, Kenneth Seals, Wesley Speck, Emma Stutz, Seeton, Misty Self, Chasity Sellers, Patchara Sirichom, Brooke Smith, Austin Dominique Szczepkowski, Sydney Thomason, Landry Thompson, Aidan Tune, Anthony Valdez, Keaton Vaughn, Ellyce Vickers, Anabela Vilchiz, Quinlan Strickland, Kristin Sutton, Elizabeth Verrett, Julie Waldock, Morgan Worley Wade, Samantha Weiss, Morgan Wells, James West, Jessica Williams 12th Grade Samuel Amyett, Taylor Anderson, Elvia Bazan, Cody Beam, Nancy AB Honor Roll Blomquist, Tristan Bradshaw, Andrew Burgasser, Holly Clements, Jonah Clifton, 5th Grade Nallely Alfaro, Hudson Anderson, Madigan Anderson, Connor Atkinson, Randy Cross, Tyler Flynn, Whitney Geary, Diana Gomez, Nicholas Greco, Molly Grover, Joseph Holt, Robert Hopkins, Christopher Hunt, Bryson Jennings, Nevaeh Baird, Cassidy Boston, Triniti Bowman, Braleigh Cato, Mia Collier, Daphne Johnson, Mary Keating, Alexandra Lamaster, Robert Landrum, Caitlin Benjamin Collins, Emily Dixon, Kadyn Dowdy, Hannah Elkins, Ashlee Frey, Latta, Alexandria McKee, Jennifer Miller, Madison Miller, Kayleigh Mize, Michael Garza, Savanna Geer, Noah Gordon, Garrett Hall, Nathaniel Cristian Moore, Tabithah Moreno, Jocelyne Navarro, Austin Palmer, Jeffery Hamilton, Kendal Hann, Michael Harris, Hailey Hart, Alexander Heath, Jasson Paul, Shannon Perry, Mary Potts, Celene Ramirez, Morgan Redmon, Jordan Hemmerling, Alexis Herfkens, Joselyn Hernandez, Cynthia Hoang, Morgan Remich, Natalie Roberts, Thomas Savage, Daniel Sawyer, Keaton Sherman, Howe, Savannah Huff, Rose Jernigan, Bailee Johnson, Madison Kinder, Jordon Jeffery Strother, Summer Thetford, Dana Tiedemann, April Townsend, Tiffany Kirkelie, Tiana Kirkelie, Payton Kolb, Gabriel Koontz, Debra Lester, Monika Tucker, Holley Turbeville, Maci Wilbanks, Brook Willett, Wesley Wise, Samuel Manrriquez De Hoyos, Jonathan Martinez, Noah Martinez, Jacob McElhannon, Saralyn McMullen, Tori McRay, Taryn Mikula, Dylan Moen, Maddison Moreno, Woody Ashton Morgan, Trista Mueller, Juliana Nery, Zachary Nobles, Brooklyn Norton, Travis O’Neill, Maria Orozco, Brooke Overton, Lauren Overton, Dylan Parker, Ernest Pate, Ashlynn Porch, Madison Pruett, Maximillian Quevedo, Ashlynn Ramsey, Madelynn Rezabek, Juandiego Rios, Chloie Robertson, Regan Sawyer, Kobe Schott, Jeremy Serak, Taylor Setliff, Nathaniel Shaw, Kella Simpson, A Honor Roll Trystan Simpson, Eryn Slimp, Alexys Smith, Madison Tamjidi, Kali Votaw, Sara 7th Grade Byron Anderson, Jaron Beck, Kinsey Blasingame, Kynleigh Browne, Mikala Walker, Tommy Walton, Caitlyn Weiss, Michael Wilkerson, Cambria Yanda Clarson, Chloe Cook, Bradley Crawford, Abigail Davis, Reagan Duckworth, Michelle Foster, Haylee Francks, Dylan Fuller, Ryan Giles, Brandon Graeber, 6th Grade Jacob Adams, Jasmyn Arriaza, Matthew Barrow, Carson Beck, Kambri Jacob Gutierrez, Miguel Guzman, Chrystyne Hart, Eramist Haskins, McKenzie Hobbs, Asher Hopewell, Kamrin Liptow, Marisah Mata, Emma Maze, Jenna Buchanan, Hailey Burkett, Courtney Caldwell, Shyanna Cannon, Jessica McKee, Candy Mesta, Brianna Moen, Daniel Ruelas, Lexi Sadler, Helena Chance, Dejanique Clemons, Jenna Conner, Taylor Crawford, Ethan Davis, Sheridan Dawson, Taevis Denning, Michelle Devilliers, Kearson Dominguez, Stevens, Tucker Tamjidi Garrett Drolet, Jennifer Duran, Logan Fisher, Danielle Fitzgerald, Christian Fonville, Leonardo Franco, Lesly Gallegos, Elizabeth Garza, Caleb Geer, Cody 8th Grade Lauren Ballard, Adam Brazell, Merry Cole, Chloe Conwell, Morgan Cope, Gilbert, Alexandria Green, Madyson Hamblin, Hillary Hernandez Marzili, Isabel Flores, Emma Garcia, Payton Geary, Alexis Gouyton, Logan Hutton, Pedro Hernandez-Nery, Dalton Hevel, Bethany Hinckley, Kayleigh Honeycutt, Brookelynn Light, Miranda Longbrake, Tyler McAlister, Ashley Mowrey, Hannah Erin Humphrey, John Jackson, Ryan Jordan, Rainy Kren, Gunnar Lefever, Mowrey, Madison Mowrey, Maria Parkison, Bennett Pinkston, Daniela Salazar, Jonathan Lester, Hayley Lindauer, Tori Locke, Haley Lockhart, Ethan Marquart, Gage Martin, Lucas Martin, Taylor Martin, McKenna Mason, William Massey, Taylor Trower, Jennifer Wang Jensen McCormick, Mackenzie McDonald, Juan Mesta, Peyton O’Neal, Evelyn Ochoa, Felicity Oran, Julian Orr, Trinity Page, Sydney Palmer, Rakshika Pandey, AB Honor Roll Cassidy Pate, Elizabeth Pederson, Isabelle Piercy, Jessica Plowman, Nelly Jo 7th Grade Porter, Reagan Porter, Memphis Powell, Carson Power, Nicholas Quevedo, Ethan Alexis Allen, Lacey Almeida, Morgan Ashmore, Scott Baird, Cameron Raborn, Olivia Rains, Dawson Robinson, Tristian Sarmiento, Blake Saurenmann, Baker, Ethan Barnard, Grace Bennett, Madeline Bennett, Kelsi Bernsen, Katelyn Joshua Schardt, Madison Sherman, Jacob Shew, Clifton Shoemake, Morgan Branscom, Joshua Bumgarner, Chance Campbell, Charles Campbell, Lauren Sisk, Javin Smith, Ashlynn Spidle, Logan Stults, Katherine Swonger, Jessica Campoli, Moriah Carrizales, Breann Collard, Matthew Collins, Hunter Corder, Talkington, Karl Taylor, Lisa Taylor, Madison Thomas, Jillian Tillery, Jose Torres, Matthew Cruz, Selma Dervisevic, Trevor Gibson, Emily Gomez, Hunter Hall, Seth Waliser, Quinn Whidden, Garrett Whitley, John Williams, Dennis Wilson, Reagan Hall, Abigail House, Haley Huchowski, Harley Humphries, Peyton Makayla Wisniewski, Jacob Woodard Ladner, Christian Leal, Jewel Lively, Myka Longmire, Kloey Luster, Jacob Martin, Kaylon Massingill, Alexa Maxfield, Jonathan McGuire, Payton McNeely, Halen Morris, Samantha Morton, Jayde Nabors, Kathryn Neely, Jaden O’Gorman, Jacob Porch, Sidney Reese, Ryan Reynolds, Barbara Rueda, Tatum Sapp, Peyton Setliff, Kristen Smith, Shannah Smith, Chanel Smith-Granger, Kade Springfield, Colby Stanley, Jacob Suddeath, Maddison Tate, Kaden Taylor, Logan Temple, A Honor Roll Gabrielle Tillery, Vanessa Tolbert, Kassidy Vann, Enrique Vazquez, Noah 5th Grade Nikolas Birkeland, Collin Clark, Celsea Colley, Monti Collins, Aksel Hiros, Vurich, William Webb, Jasmin Weldon, Torey Wood, Alan Zehntner Samuel Holmes, Jasmine Howard, Chase Smith, Ranger Sprabary, Kaitlyn Thompson, Kaela Westrup 8th Grade Callie Balderas, Deven Bates, Tyrus Beck, Taelar Bowman, Hannah Boyd, Katelyn Brothers, Gaven Buchanan, Trevor Cameron, Zoe Campbell, Tiffany 6th Grade Lance Brinkman, Cassidy Brown, Ryan Choate, Sierra Craig, Ivy Deel, Sean Cannon, Brody Carter, Colby Christian, Taylor Cobb, Samuel Collins, Mayson Cross, David Crotty, Katherine Davis, Britney Detray, Karli Dickinson, Alec Hunt, Kilian McDonald-Boyer, Cameron McDonnell, Jackson Penshorn, Caanan Dobbins, Jacob Dobbins, Bobby Doherty, Cody Donnell, Cody Drolet, Angela Revelle, Chelsea Rodriguez, Slade Simpson, Mason Smith, Richard Thomason, Elder, Dylan Flynn, Taylor Forsythe, Carmen Franco Valles, James Frank, Chloe Turner, Thomas Ward Jacob Fugate, Sarah Garner, Logan Graham, Gennifer Greco, Jesus Guzman, Katelyn Harris, Cameron Hering, Macey Hicks, Zachary Hobbs, Bryson Ingle, AB Honor Roll Antonio Ixchu, Joseph Johnson, Reagan Karnes, Dahlia Kautz, Payden Kell, 5th Grade Tyler Abbey, Andrew Allen, Aylisa Anthony, Ian Armstrong, Chase Beck, Brent Kennedy, Garrett Koiner, Hannah Kolar, Jack Kortokrax, Louis La Morte, Brooke Ledbetter, Tatum Lindahl, Julio Lopez, Lunalili Maldonado, Alfonso Michael Biron, Hadley Burgess, Jacob Burton, Morgan Cain, Cierra Christian, Manrriquez, Mikala Martin, Brandon Martinez, Eloy Martinez, Kailey Massey, Morgan Daniells, Misti Derego, Roddy Douthit, William Durham, Richard Jordan McNeely, Julianne Mills, Kolton Mooney, Gamble Moore, Stacie Moore, Esparza, Mason Fair, Rachel Ford, McCaleb Fuhrmann-Shasteen, Destinyann Avery Motley, Beck Newby, Jacob Norwood, Marilyn Perez-Botello, Brooke Garza, Tristan George, Kenna Glennon, Brianna Gonzalez, Angela Heckert, Phillips, Jordan Phillips, Jessica Pierce, Maddisen Pierce, Kalyn Pittman, Porsche Dylan Hinkle, Geraldine Hitt, Makenlee Holmesly, Runee Hossain, Colt Poteet, Charizma Ramirez, Chloe Ritchmond, Christian Rodriguez, Tristen Rush, Hutchison, Amaya Johnson, Raquel Juarez, Gregory Jungman, Jacob Karbach, Madison Rust, Samantha Sellers, Kirbea Singleton, Emily Sloan, Bryce Stokes, Maria Longoria Hernandez, Braelyn Martin, Henry Martinez, Emily McDonald, Zachary Talmage, Hollie Taylor, Mena Tehrani, Dylan Temple, John Thompson, Rebekah McLaughlin, Amy Michelli, Jessica Miles, Maria Nava-Plata, Riley Pepper Van Slyke, Trey Walcott, Spencer Wendell, Kendall Wilson, Jacob Winn, Norton, Kaden Pettie, Robert Phillips, Cameron Powell, Shelby Ramey, Abigail Reese, Matthew Rehbeger, Angelina Rivera, Jagger Roland, Coltyn Roys, Stella Yanda, Damien York, Forte Junior High School Vivianna Sandoval, Tori Sexton, Nathen Siegel, Jake Simpson, Jaxon Simpson, Brook Stamey, Lee Stimson, Isabella Strong, Andrea Tapia, Mauricio Vasquez, Tyler Vaughan, Abbigail Walsh, Dorryan White, Mariah Wilborn, Garel Woods

Azle Elementary School

Azle Junior High School

Hoover Elementary School

Forte Junior High School

6th Grade Ashleah Arrington, Ty Barnes, Sandy Bautista Sanjuan, Colton Biron, Savannah Bonner, Theron Bowman, Alexa Brinkman, Brandon Burton, Trinity Campbell, Noah Carlson, Jeffrey Carrier, Jordan Casarez, Martha Caudillo, Mendy Child, Cecilia Clark, Harrison Coviello, Isabelle Crabtree, John Cross, Caden Dale, Hayden Davidson, Hudson Davis, Trinity Dearing-Shields, Amaya Dials, Peyton Doggett, Reece Duncan, Markus Dyck, Zoie Frank, Arturo Galvan, Payton George, Brian Gibbs, Aziyah Gomez, Abigail Hawpe, Adrian Hiros, 8th Grade Kaleigh Baker, Brittany Beasley, Sierra Carlson, Jaymee Dalley, Dayton Eric Holzerland, Angel Howard, Bailee Kidd, Mackenzie Koiner, Erin Lankford, Hedgpeth, Kendallyn Hunt, Deanna Johnson, Benjamin Koiner, Jennifer Lara, Gabriel Laver, Pierce Loeffelholz, Preston Loeffelholz, Thomas Ludwig, Aubrey Andrew Lutz, Marlee Mazza, Ainsley McDonald-Boyer, Angela Sandoval, Macdonald, Corbin Madewell, Maxton Manker, Skylar Martin, Alison McAlister, Sadie McCambridge, Nicholas McKay, Lilah Mendoza, Shelbi Moorehead, Sydnee Stanley, Hannia Tapia, Kelly Thetford, Alyssa Westrup Lawson Nagel, Leilani Nutt, Emily Owens, Jayleigh Patterson, Bailey Pointer, Tymothy Ponder, Kalub Robinson, Megan Rodriguez, Allison Roecker, Haleigh AB Honor Roll Rogers, John Seay, Causen Shafer, Isaac Sipe, Matthew Sparks, Samantha 7Th Grade Sparks, Amee Spaulding, Evan Stover, Cameron Sutton, Alyssa Tetts, Ryan Ramiro Alvarez, Amanda Baney, Journey Bowman, Aaron Cass, Sheldon Thatcher, Brooke Thomas, Skyler Walkwitz, Gracie Weaver, Calvin Wilson, Chancellor, Ameri Clark, Savannah Cross, Hannah Curry, Kylie Dale, Thomas Alexis Wood Dang, Will Deshazo, Israel Diaz, Kasey Evans, Shelbe Freasier, Stacy Gonzalez, Brienna Hankins, Lathen Harris, Austin Hasty, Davin Hill, Havin Hill, Blake Horton, Elizabeth Hubbard, David Johnson, Laura Lara, Marlene Longoria, Avery Luig, Brandon Markel, Joshua McCaffrey, Cooper Moorman, Anna Newton, Taylor Pflug, Samuel Pierce, Kendra Porter, Autumn Powell, Nathanael Reese, Brooklyn Schnarr, Cameron Schultz, Isabella Seychel, Esmeralda Silva, Samantha Smith, A Honor Roll Christopher Sparks, Zackary Spidle, Karly Spigler, Estafany Tellez, Austin Thorn, 1st Grade Montana Bowshier, Destiny Brune, Libertie Cardwell, Jacob Carlson, Klaire Kolton Vangelder, Shirley Waldrop, Daniel Walters, Zachary Westbrook, James Carlson, Robert Collier, Elaina Conner, Natalia Espinoza, Cienna Feldman, Wilson, Chloe Witt, John Wywias, Kaylee Yates Nolan Grimes, Shane Grubbs, Damian Grunden, Molly Meyer, Pablo Neri, Vance Schulter, Vance Tuin, Adrianna Wiedeman, Olivia Williston, Temperence 8th Grade Janie Barnard, Allison Bell, Samantha Bell, Delaney Blagg, Jordan Brinkman, Wood, Chaz Woolsey, Brooke York, Lynden Zedrick-Privette Blake Burgess, Amber Bury, Julia Casarez, Trysten Cook, Rebecca Crabtree, Hayley Craig, Stephen Crotty, Emily Dang, Makennah Eager, Cameron 2nd Grade Mattalon Allison, Alysia Baugus, Elliott Blagg, Payton Blann, Dakota Brewton, Fitzcharles, Zachary Freeman, Rylee Glennon, Alexis Hanna, Elizabeth Harris, Jasmine Hasty, Joseph Hoselton, Jett Howard, Austin Hubbard, Diana Hubbard, Theodoro Chavez, Cathrynne Claunch, Caitlyn Colley, Carson Cooper, Payton Joshua Hubbard, Skylar Ingram, Chasity Jackson, Ethan Jobe, Autumn Johnson, Dekin, Kade Dowell, Ashlyn Gechter, Cheryl Grubbs, Abby Hardin, Mason Savannah Johnson, Emily Jungman, James Lochabay, Ethan Ludwig, Mackenzie Malewiski, Adam May, Austin May, Nathan McDaniel, Ivan Perez, Thomas Riley, A Honor Roll 7th Grade Elizabeth Alanis, Dayton Bryant, Breanna Chaney, Brooke Creacy, Nicholas Dang, Kaylen Holmesly, Alison Newton, Avery North, Kylee Scribner, Tara Sheets, Molly Stanfill, Joseph Thomas, Matthew Ulshafer, Payton Vaughn, Ema Waring, Harli Wilbanks, Seth Winn

Cross Timbers Elementary School

Katelyn Sagers, Aydon Sitton, Ryan Slinkard, Ezequiel Soria, Lane Springfield, Briseyda Torres, Aubree Trahan, Kevin Valenzuela, Kameron Weger, Allison Wright 3rd Grade Lane Autrey, Taylor Fischer, Mackensey Ford, Aiden Fuller, Dalyn Jackson, Maisie Locke, Luke McLaughlin, Luke Olmsted, Ayden Peavy, Caiden Richardson, Noah Rollins, Adam Ruelas, William Spratt, Adan Torres, Amanda White, Joshua Wiedeman 4th Grade Austin Bonner, Macie Cooper, Isaiah Davidson, Josephine Davidson, Lauren Giles, Ashlyn Hobbs, Kendall Klatt, Luke Klatt, Robert Matthews, Skyla Pantoja, Madeline Wilder AB Honor Roll 1st Grade Nathaniel Brookbank, Allissa Brown, Haley Carlson, Chandler Casey, Berlyn Degen, Mason Dye, Peyton Erwin, Carlos Garcia, Gael Gomez, Garrin Graves, Summer Hamblin, Ari-Elle Holt, Jordan Jackson, Madison Jentzen, Cory Kirkwood, Ariona Lester, Ian Loeffelholz, Ethan Main, Vanessa Malewiski, Keely Marshall, Sayge McCambridge, Valencia McClung, Conner Merrill, Alyssa Miller, Scott Miller, Bryan Moya, Pablo Neri, Abbeygayle Petty, Payten Plyler, Isaac Quintana, Austin Rickert, Taylor Rios, Brinley Robbins, Jakob Rollins, Miguel Rubio, Kristyn Sagers, Destiny Salazar, Camrin Spivey, Ally Wilson 2nd Grade Jennifer Antunez, Leslie Avila Rohan, Parker Brewton, Alexander Campbell, Salina Fischer, Emily Garcia, Kierra Garcia, Elena Garza, Hazel Gonzalez, Brayden Hayman, Alisha Henson, Adan Hernandez, Genesis HernandezCastro, Alainna Hillin, Jonathan Jacobs, Sydney Ketron, Anthony Lackey, Jeffrey Leonard, Gabriela Loera-Marin, Chevelle Miller, Jesse Moya, Jaden Neff, Alexis Nunez, Logan Patterson, Sarae Perez, William Roberts, Jovanni Rojas, Reed Slinkard, Elijah Turner, Cassidy Womack 3rd Grade Aubrey Abbott, Krystal Alvarado, Kadin Bailey, Ethan Blackmon, Jackson Brammer, Saige Butler, Lexie Cantrell, Kyndal Coker, Clayton Daniels, Jovanny Espinoza, Deziree Franklin, Jessie Heath, Gabriel Johnson, Brooke Johnston, Hunner Kane, Jami Lyons, Jacob Mobley, Iris Perazzo, Kyla Phillips, Pricilla Potter, Manuel Reyes, Haley Scott, Avery Smith, Miandra Thomley, Pamela Thomley, Alana Toro, Nicholas Villanti, Christopher Virag, Melody Wood 4th Grade Collin Ammerman, Stephen Ashlock, Natalie Barnes, Derek Bernsen, Hayli Cherryhomes, Hannah Cleghorn, Andrea Duran, Elizabeth Feldman, Nathaniel Gorman, Cooper Jenkins, Logan Malewiski, Cierra Martinez, Shauna McCambridge, Lucas Michel, Phoebe Passmore, Brooklyn Phillips, Juan Reyes, Stormy Siefkas, Brookelyn Smith, Lainey Trahan, Layla Turner, Eagle Heights Elementary School

Eagle Heights Elementary A Honor Roll 1st Grade Jose Abreu, Alexander Aguirre, Sofia Bateman, Davis Behaj, Breanna Bilger, Ryner Boenisch, Ryder Coleman, Koltyn Cox, Anahi Duran, Evan Elliott, Ryllon Farmer, Laney Fisher, Jack Gage, Jayden Gutierrez, Ethan Hadaway, Cailyn Halyard, Edith Howard, Peter Isom, Madi Johnson, Isaac Lalonde, Eyvinder Lefever, Noe Leon, Arely Licerio, Paige Macwhirter, Giovanni Maldonado, Glyn McDaniel, Jacob McGee, Tegan McKelvey, Jaydan McPhearson, Olivia Meyers, Sage Mikula, Aeden Moore, Jake Moreno, Luke Petersen, Addyson Reed, Gianna Schroeder, Scarlett Seabourn, Cheyanne Vickers, Kyleigh Vinson, Aundrea Wages, Brendan Yale 2nd Grade Alaina Amato, Victoria Benavides, Michael Bryant, Kevin Duran, Jorja Erwin, Braden Forsythe, Caydence Grnwalt, Colin Halyard, Melanie Harder, Catherine Hinojosa, Kristopher Hobbs, Nathaniel Hudman, Brynn Lee, Tatiana Krieger, Rebecca Marx, Austin Montgomery, Ava Moreno, Jade Robinson, Landri Seward, Braden Shildmyer, Elena Vantreese, Tyler Vaughn, Nevaeh Williams, Jett Wilson, Emmy Vickers 3rd Grade Jackson Abraham, Sean Albright, Anna Amato, Mason Arnwine, Calyn Baird, Emily Baird, Kerby Baker, Bailey Booth, Bailey Bradshaw, Meagan Brady, Elvia Ceniceros, Tucker Cross, Makenzee Fair, Samuel Garner, Sam Graeber, Madeline Green, Trinity Gregory, Henry Lalonde, Hayley Langeberg, Pella Lefever, Cristian Leon, Benjamin Martin, Ainsley McDaniel, Ashlyn Norton, Erin Owens, Alex Perez, Christiana Pitts, Laurel Ragland, Trey Thornton, Trinity Thornton, Eva Zohne 4th Grade Haylee Allphin, Cory Ball, Caden Christian, Aracely Flores, Dean Forsythe, Mariah Fraizer, Corey Hevel, Easton House, Noah Hudman, Robert Hyder, Holt Lee, Judith Martin, Eva Marx, Alina Meshi, Montanna Miller, Rosalia Nava, David Page, Sarah Russell, Angela Serrano-Almaguer, Melissa Wolosek, Westin Wyatt AB Honor Roll 1st Grade Ethan Addington, Garrett Bailey, Emily Baker, Stevendavid Barnes, Trinity Barnes, Kiersten Baucom, Ricardo Beltran, Claytin Bible, Kaitlynn Bradford, Aubrey Elder, Brayden Elliott, Cameron Gilbert, Audra Gilley, Chloe Hennessy, Hugo Hernandez, Markell Ingram, Aidan Knox, Lilly Langberg, Uriel Martinez, Jacob McCarroll, Kiera McKinney, Miller Morbach, Daisy Nava, Evian Nava, Leavy Owens, Ryker Owens, Maddox Pecina, Matthew Perkins, Jamie Ramirez, A.J. Randall, David Reynolds, Kyndal Robbins, Marylin Rodriguez, Leslie Rueda Frias, Isaac Segura, Dani Selvera-Teague, Lexie Smith, Crystal Soto, Natalie Trejo, Shaylinn Vickers, Phoenix Wilson 2nd Grade Daisy Aquirre, Ciara Arreola, Javier Avila, Rylee Barrow, Xander Bateman, Kelsey Bell, Zachary Berry, Matthew Burnett, Jack Coffey, Joanna De La Cruz, Allie Dow, Aubrey Hartford, Preston Hennessy, Jennifer Hernandez, Edgar Lino, Madison Lowery, Stephanie Manrriquez, Jayden McGee, Anthony Martinez, Jesus Martinez, Karla Marshall, Destiny Medders, Cristobal Mendoza, Jonathen Miller, Avery Pruitt, Sierra Ramirez, Baylee Reynolds, Sarah Robles, Crystal Rodriguez, Cash Russell, Dalia Saldivar, Madison Smith, John Paul Villegas, Zoe Waddel, Brice Watson, Kaylee Ziegenfuss 3rd Grade Aaliyah Adriano, Hayden Ash, Eric Balderas, Abbigail Barajas, Gavin Bell, Gustavo Beltran, Laura Beth Bryant, Jacob Casperaites, Tiffany Elliott, Charley Ellis, Lilie Russell, Isaiah Farley, Aiva Ferris, Angel Gallegos, Alysia Gray, Eduardo Gutierrez, Abby Harold, Rachel Johnson, Ezequiel Juarez, Sapphire Kren, Noah Lehr, Brandon Lingle, Braden Love, Connor McLain, Jesus Mesta, Amira Neri, Arely Perez, Elias Ramirez, Shelby Randall, Lance Rodriguez, Lily Rollmann, Graceson Sherman, Maddox Shumate, Riley Vowell, Takoda Wolosek, Kyle Yanda, Elizabeth Zamudio 4th Grade Blessing Albright, Stephanie Allen, Mackenzie Allred, Emilia Bazan, Ryan Berry, Angel Brown, Garrisyn Christian, Vivian Day, Ana Delacruz, Steve Duran, Brennen Eason, Logan Ford, Caden Garcia, Lillian Gilley, Jose Gonzalez, Garrett Gouyton, Morgan Gregory, Jaden Hartford, Marissa Hernandez, Angelina Jannise, Lauren Johnson, Brooke Jordan, Giovanni Juarez, Sophie Laudenheimer, Lindsay Lemoine, Keira Luster, Juan Maldonado, Britton Martin, Heather McAfee, Kollin Mooney, Jason Oran, Yomya Padilla, Isabel Perkins, Ariana Ramirez, Emma Riggall, Amanda Rodiguez, Alexander Tehrani, Carlos Valle, Summer Walls, Jaylin Wolosek

Liberty Elementary School A Honor Roll 1st Grade Ethan Alcala, Emmaleigh Cornish, Elizabuth Davis, Dryden Douglas, Riley Edelman, Dakota Grimes, Chandler Hunter, Kallie Parks, Danica Powers, Larissa O’Steen, Kenneth Riley, Savannah Thatcher, Willow Witherell 2nd Grade Jake Allen, Leila Barrett, Leanna Bartlett, Scarlet Feemster, Kamryn Hill, Aiden King, Brandon Lopez, Nathan McCrory, Kandace Reed, Brooklynn Steward,


Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Coaching Stresses

The Spirit of Christmas

The National Junior Honor Society at Forte Junior High School collected items and created Christmas baskets for residents at Azle Manor Nursing Home as a community service project. Students in the picture: (front, l-r): Brett Hoselton, Alyssa Westrup, Marlee Mazza, Kelly Thetford, and Jenna Okubo; (back) Angela Sandoval, Ainsley McDonald-Boyer, Sydnee Stanley, Brittany Beasley, Kayleigh Baker, Ben Koiner, and Andrew Lutz. Sponsors for NJHS are Sharon Davis and Anita Hatchett. Photo courtesy Forte Junior High School NJHS

Azle ISD athletic director Scott Anderson said he tries to see as many district sporting events as possible. Here, he’s watching the hoops Hornets play in Decatur.

Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Azle High School head basketball coaches Mitzi Marquart and Eddy Prather during recent games illustrate that coaching can be a tad stressful. Photos by Mark K. Campbell

First Six Weeks Honor Rolls

Caty Thompson, Lucy Vinson, Tyler Wall, Emily Wilson

Leonard, Emilee Norvell, Nova O’Neal, Louis Parra, Brandie Phillips, Dayton Robinson, Colton Vaughn, Carter Walters, Natalie Wasek, Cole Webb

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Ladies set for duals finals

The Lady Hornet wrestling team has a shot at the district duals championship after a strong showing in Weatherford. Azle lost to the hosts but beat Saginaw in a tie-breaker. That means AHS will face Byron Nelson for the district title. That’s impressive, coach Chris Allen said. “We were out-manned or out-woman-ed? They had a full lineup and we had six weights missing.” Five of six Lady Hornets got pins, tying Saginaw 30-30. Allen said three athletes did not participate due to “team violations.” The boys split their two duals matches. Azle beat Weatherford but lost to Saginaw. “We started slow and sloppy but started wrestling better,” he recalled. “We have to do the little things right because of how inexperienced we are.” Allen lauded the efforts of JV athletes Dylan Dale and Seth Bell. Next for the boys is a trip to the Oklahoma Invitational.

Guyer tough on Azle

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL Denton Guyer came calling to the AHS gym Dec. 17 and left with a pair of victories – each different. The Lady Hornets led the Lady Wildcats by as many as nine points in the second half. But missed free throws late and some key DGHS buckets allowed Guyer to rally. Azle (10-7, 1-2) still led in the final seconds. But a foul at midcourt with a mere two seconds remaining meant two freebies for Guyer; both were made and AHS was saddled with a crushing 49-48 defeat. Payton Berger led Azle with 15 points. Taylor Fulfer scored 10 and Valarie Matlock added 8 points. Next, the Hornets opened district play against the Wildcats, ranked No. 11 in 4A right now. Guyer won, 80-28. All of Azle’s points were scored by five players. Leading the way was Billy Stevens who netted 11. Jason Templeton scored 9, Peyton Smith 5, Jesse Salisbury 2, and Ty Fair 1. Both AHS squads play in the Castleberry holiday tournament Hornet Ty Fair (5) races a Denton Guyer Wildcat to a loose ball. Azle’s Dec. 17 District 5-4A opener happened to be against the No. 11 4A team in the state. Photo by Mark K. Campbell Dec. 26-28.

Azle swimmers compete at invitational meet The Azle High School Swim Team sent six athletes to the Texas Interscholastic Coaches Association North Zone 4A Invitational on Dec. 13. Only swimmers with quali-

fying times in their events are invited, AHS coach Steve Griffin said. Several Azle athletes set personal best times, the coach recalled.

The boys 200 freestyle relay The 400-yard freestyle relay team of Jordan Gill, Ryan also set a PR. In individual races, Gill reLloyd, Alex Bridge, and T.J. Savage sheared 4.09 seconds corded a personal best time of off its previous best, down to 3 1:14.98 in the breaststroke. Lloyd swam his fastest 100 minutes, 51.97 seconds.

AHS JV, 9 wins The Lady Hornet JV hoops squad saw Kailey Read shine in several games. She scored 21 points in a 4529 loss to Northwest then got 24 in a 60-45 win over Springtown. Read added 14 twice, in a 4329 loss to Byron Nelson and a 33-31 defeat to Lake Dallas.

butterfly, clocked in 1:03.85 at the Frisco natatorium. The AHS squad has one more meet before the district event. On Jan. 11, Azle will vie in the New Year’s Invitational at

the Carrollton-Farmers Branch pool. District arrives Jan. 25 in Denton. Success there sends swimmers to regional Feb. 7.


Other scoring standouts were Nicole Aniasco, Allison Thomason, Miranda Davis, and Samantha Bradley. The boys 9th popped Alvarado 49-34 to win consolation at a Decatur tourney. Ricky Aregullin led with 14 points. Clayton Long scored 9 and Trevor Hill added 8 points.

FORTE JUNIOR HIGH Hoops The 8th boys A lost to Azle. The A led early but late foul trouble led to the loss, coaches recalled. The 8th B fell to AJH. James Lochabay led with 5 points. Jacob Beck scored 2. The 7th A got a 21-16 victory over Azle. Peyton Vaughn was the offensive MVP while David Johnson led the defense. The 7th B beat Azle 23-21. Leading Forte were Austin Thorn and Cooper Moorman. The 8th girls lost to AJH 24-21. Maddison Toombs, 10 and a Walnut Creek Elementary “We played a great game,” student, took her first buck Dec. 15 in Parker County.

coaches said. The 8th B fell 35-13 to AJH. Shining were Amber Bury and Alexis Hanna, coaches noted. The 7th A beat Azle JH 29-25. Avery Luig led with 15 points and Harlee Wilbanks added 13. Brooke Creacy “played like a possessed person on defense,” coaches said. Also lauded: Avery North and Kylee Schribner. The 7th B fell 28-15 to AJH. Krista Medlock (6 points) and Syd- Junior Hornet linebacker Johnny Crow was an Honorney Glenn and Amanda Westbrook able Mention All-State 4A pick by the Texas Associated (4) were named top players. Press Sports Editors. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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ack in the old days, you actually bought people Christmas presents. A gift card is as lazy as “wrapping” a present by tossing it into a bag. (Having said all that, I’m fine with gift cards in my old age; however, even today I never choose a bagged present at a gift exchange. Surprises are supposed to be unwrapped.) With the current gift card frenzy, it’s very easy and tempting to snatch up a Starbucks/Red Lobster/iTunes card at a grocery store register and – voila! – a major chunk of your Christmas shopping is done. (One reason why we might not have given gift cards much back in the pri-

People literor millennium is that they were slips ally stood in of paper called “gift certificates” and line for hours were easily lost; plus, they weren’t as for just a cool as the current credit card-y look.) chance at one. My daughters are both in their 30’s The dolls were now and they’re OK with gift cards, the iPhones of too. But back in their childhood, the the ‘80’s. Bride and I waded amongst the masses I was a Tarfor whatever primo present was hot geteer – I that December. There was no orderworked parting it online while lounging around at at a Hurst breakfast and some truck pulling up a ON YOUR time Target – and few days later, bringing the hottest gift when word right to your doorstep. MARK got out that a No, you got up and forced your way into Target or Walmart for that essen- Mark K. Campbell single box of dolls might be tial present. Obtaining a Cabbage Patch doll in arriving on the truck, employees were forbidden to let anyone know, even 1985 took a Christmas miracle.

family. You’d be surprised at the kind of clout a retail stock boy can wield when it’s Dec. 23 and the final box of dolls was just pulling in. Still, I scored a couple of Cabbage Patches for my six and four year olds while many grown adults, thwarted, frantically rushed away, heading off to the next store that was rumored – in those pre-cellphone days – to be getting a shipment. (Today, I think those beloved dolls are in some box out in our remote workshop, somewhere – patiently waiting for the pendulum to swing and for Cabbage Patches to come back in style once more.) In later years, we fought for Pound

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My dogs wish you a Merry Christmas


ave you heard on the “I,” said the donkey, shaggy and radio, or seen on You- brown, “I carried His mother up hill Tube, dogs and cats and down; I carried her safely to singing Christmas Bethlehem town. I,” said the donkey, songs? They are kind shaggy and brown. of cute the first time! After that…not so much. “I,” said the cow all white and red, I know that some people are con- “I gave Him my manger for His bed; I vinced that their animals can talk to gave him my hay to pillow his head. I,” them. Maybe I’m just not a good dog said the cow all white and red. whisperer, but I don’t get what they are saying most of the time. And I “I,” said the sheep with curly horn, don’t spend a lot of time speculating. “I gave Him my wool for His blanket There is a little Christwarm; He wore my coat on mas song that does some Christmas morn. I," said speculating on what some the sheep with curly horn. animals might have said if they were present at the “I,” said the dove from birth of Jesus. the rafters high, “I cooed “The Friendly Beasts” Him to sleep so He would (also known as “The Gifts not cry; we cooed him to of the Animals” among sleep, my mate and I. I,” other titles) has been resaid the dove from the rafcorded by such notables as ters high. Harry Belafonte, Johnny Cash, and Garth Brooks. Thus every beast by some The song is thought to LIFE MATTERS good spell, in the stable originate in 12th century dark was glad to tell of the France. It was originally Gerry Lewis gift he gave Immanuel, the written in Latin as a part gift he gave Immanuel. of the Donkey’s Festival which celebrated the flight of the Holy Family This song speculates that the aniinto Egypt during Herod’s persecution mals gave to Jesus what they could. (see Matthew 2:13-15). The modern What will you give this Christmas to words were written in the 1920’s and the One who came for you because attached to this ancient tune. your life matters to Him? Will you In this fourth in our Life Matters offer Him yourself? Will you make “ADVENTageous” series during De- room in your family gathering for Him cember, let’s speculate on what ani- to be the center of attention? mals might have been present when By the way, if you hear my dogs Jesus was born (the Bible doesn’t barking during the night, I’m sure they mention any), and let’s pretend that are wishing you a Merry Christmas. we can understand their account of That’s my story and I’m sticking to this most significant of all births. Ap- it. proach it with childlike wonder.

LETTER Kudos to those who served during the ice storm Dear Editor, The ice storm in Azle did not stop everyone! Our daily delivery of mail and the Star-Telegram never stopped. With the streets, driveways, and yards solid ice, the carriers were able to get to our house each and every day. We want to thank our carriers and all those who had to be out in such dangerous conditions. Kudos to those whose jobs most go on! Thankful citizens, Monte & Debra Moore Azle

Jesus our brother, kind and good, was humbly born in a stable rude. And the friendly beasts around Him stood, Jesus our brother, kind and good.

Azle resident Dr. Gerry Lewis – author, blogger, church consultant, and leadership coach – serves as Executive Director of the Harvest Baptist Association headquartered in Decatur. The opinions expressed in this column are his own and may not represent the views of HBA.

Influence of Scots on history is tremendous


hen students arrive at school in the fall, many teachers ask them to write an essay on “What I did during my summer vacation.” This column is my essay on “What I did while iced in for five days in December.” Among other things I read a book entitled, How the Scots Invented the Modern World by Arthur Herman. I was amazed. This explanation may get a bit deep, but I will try to tell it as simply as possible. Because of 16th century Reformation preacher John Knox, Scots were taught that political power came from God, not to kings, but to the people. Another Scot, George Buchanan, wrote a book stating that philosophy in 1579. (This was long before John Locke, our founding fathers, and our Declaration of Independence, folks.) This democratic spirit in Scotland took a century to grow, but in 1696 Scotland's Parliament ordered that a


school be established in every parish. By 1750 nearly every town had a lending library. It was the Scots who published the first Encyclopedia Britannica in 1768. Scotland's literacy rate rose higher than any other country in the world by the end of the 1700s. Between 1720 and 1840 their number of college students tripled, partly because a university education was fairly reasonable. Universities in Glasgow and Edinburgh for the first time gave courses in history, botany, medicine, law, natural sciences and mathematics. Prior to that universities taught only theology. In 1707 Scotland had become a part of the British Commonwealth, which gave Scots a broader influence than they otherwise would have enjoyed. Scottish students benefiting from the educational system included Adam Smith whose book Wealth of Nations appeared in 1776. Smith said, “Whenever capital [money] predominates, industry prevails, which increases the real wealth and revenue of all its

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enjoyed. What gave the Scots a great deal of influence worldwide was their immigration to various parts of the British colonies: Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Canada, and, of course, what became the United States. James I

settled Protestant Scots in Ulster in Northern Ireland. Their descendants, came mostly to the American South. At least one-third of the signers of the Declaration of Independence were of Scot heritage. When Highland lords could not make a living anymore with their peasants and land, they turned to sheep grazing, clearing out the settlers. These “clearances” sent many poor Scots abroad. In America their values of pride and hard work served them well. Part of their success came because, even though poor, they enjoyed a better education than immigrants from other countries. Some influential Americans with Scot ancestors were: Patrick Henry, Andrew Jackson, John C. Calhoun, Francis Scott Key, John Paul Jones, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, Jim Bowie, Daniel Boone, William Clark (of Lewis and Clark fame), Sam Houston, General Winfield Scott, Kit Carson, James Marshall (who discovered gold at Sutter's Fort in Califor-

nia), Samuel F. B. Morse (telegraph), Alexander Graham Bell (telephone), President Rutherford B. Hayes, Andrew Carnegie (steel magnate) and President Woodrow Wilson. Scots who did not come to America but influenced the world nevertheless, were James Watt who perfected the steam engine, James Lind, who discovered that citrus fruit would cure scurvy. John McAdam's crushed stone roads were called “macadamized,” but when tar or asphalt was later added they were “tarmacadam” or “tarmac.” Robert Lewis Stevenson was a great contribution to literature as was Robert Burns. On my bookshelves I have Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America by James Webb and How the Scots Made America by Michael Fry. All these three books have convinced me. Retired history professor J’Nell Pate of Azle has authored several books, many of which are on sale in the lobby of the Azle News.

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ov. Rick Perry on Dec. 19 announced the appointment of Nandita Berry of Houston as the 109th Texas Secretary of State, effective Jan. 7, 2014. She succeeds John Steen, who was appointed by Perry in November 2012. As secretary of state, Berry will serve as the state’s chief elections officer, the governor’s liaison on border and Mexican affairs and Texas’ chief protocol officer for state and international matters. The Secretary of State’s Office also serves as the formal repository for official and business records, publishes government rules and regulations, keeps the state seal and attests to the governor’s signature on official documents. Berry, the governor’s office noted, is “the first Indian American to fill the post.” She is a senior counsel at the law firm of Locke Lord LLP. She is a member of the State Bar

of Texas and Houston Bar Association. She is a past member of the University of Houston Board of Regents, and past board member of the Houston Zoo Inc., South Asian Chamber of Commerce, Houston Area Women’s Center, and the Community Family Center of Houston. Berry received a bachelor’s degree from Mt. Carmel College in Bangalore, India, a bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston and a law degree from the University of Houston Law Center.

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Request for aid is made Gov. Perry on Dec. 13 issued a state disaster declaration for certain Central Texas counties following extensive flood damage related to storms that occurred from Oct. 30 to Nov. 16. Counties named in the declaration are: Bell, Caldwell, Freestone, Guadalupe, Hays, Travis and Williamson. Perry also requested a presidential disaster declaration, Monthly revenue increases Texas Comptroller Susan which if granted would bring in

Combs on Dec. 11 reported that state sales tax revenue in November was $2.41 billion, up 2.8 percent compared to November 2012. State sales tax revenue continues to grow at a moderate pace as expected, Combs said, and sales tax collections have increased for 44 consecutive months. Cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts will receive the December local sales tax allocations totaling $579.6 million, up 5 percent compared to December 2012, Combs said. State recommends vaccination With flu season on the upswing in the Lone Star State, the Texas Department of State Health Services in a Dec. 17 statement offered this tip: Everyone six months old and older should get vaccinated; people should talk to their health care provider about the best type of flu vaccine for


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This just in: 2nd Anchorman painfully unfunny Comments from Will Ferrell pictures are not alone in inserting themselves into the Movie Man family. Like with many other films, Movie Family picks up comic sayings and they become part of the Family’s historical record. About the film That’s happened twice with Ferrell. No one can go swimming anymore with Movie Family and not hear “Cannonball!” from the first Anchorman picture (2004, Movie Man No. 568, 5). An even more repeated line from a Ferrell movie is “Did you hear that?!” from Elf (2003, MM #534, 7) said after a very long, soft drink-induced burp. It’s too early to tell if this latter, lesser edition of Ferrell’s Ron Burgandy and his pals adventures will inspire anything else in the general or Movie Family vernacular. From the Movie Man’s first look at Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, that’s not likely since nothing really stood out. One thing about Ferrell: He’s not shy. He promoted Anchroman 2 incessantly, even taking part in “real” newscasts. He surely knows the allure of the Anchormans and, for some reason, the woeful Step Brothers (2008; the Movie Man passed on it, choosing instead that late July 2008 X-Files 2: I Want to Believe [MM #783, 5]). Ferrell’s Anchormans are silly-dumb. Now, there’s funnysilly-dumb and just silly-dumb. Great examples of the former are the Naked Gun movies. Superbad (2007, MM #732, 2) is a classic case of silly-dumb which equals unfunny.

eos) picks only Applegate. That breaks up Ferrell’s marriage. A stint at SeaWorld goes poorly. However, he’s approached and offered a job in the new field of 24-hour cable news. Accepting, he rounds up his previous team: reporter Brian (Paul Rudd), weatherman Brick (Steve Carell), and sportscaster Champ (David Koechner). They head from San Diego to New York to begin the broadcasts only to discover they’ve been relegated to the graveyard shift of 3-5 a.m. The primo prime time spot went to Lime (James Marsden). Ferrell’s crew breaks the rules by veering away from hard news and issuing pap – animal stories, entertainment fluff, and car chases. They become a huge success, much to the surprise then delight of boss Linda (Meagan Good). Eventually, Ferrell and his boys fall out; plus he can’t find time for his son. And, oh yeah, he also goes blind. Later, Marsden’s crew ambushes Ferrell, ready for a fight. Rudd, Carell, and Koechner show up. But so do news teams from Canada, the BBC, MTV, ESPN, and, confusingly, the History Channel, armed with a Minotaur and the ghost of Stonewall Jackson (John C. Reilly). A battle royale begins as Fer-

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rell struggles to get to the hall per with Good’s family; she’s to see his boy’s piano recital. black and his offensive converThanks to a former pal and the sation is painful/funny to hear. Carell gets a couple of laughs doofus Carell, he makes it. for being so off the wall. His brief scene in the stinger (at the What works There are exactly two funny end of the final credits) is funny-silly-dumb. sequences in Anchorman 2. Koechner’s early scenes reThe first comes at the end where all the news teams ap- united with Ferrell are also unpear, an expansion of the battle settling in their intimacy. from the first movie. Among the fighters: Will Smith, Liam Nee- Best scene Ferrell and the gang, driving son, Jim Carrey, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Kanye West, Sacha to New York in a big RV, sit on the back couch seats with no Baron Cohen, and Ford again. The second and best scene is one driving since it’s on cruise control. Next to them are a box under, duh, Best Scene. There are some occasional of bowling balls and deadly decent bits that pop up. Ferrell scorpions in a glass terrarium. The rig turns over and bespews some racially uncomfortable lines when he has sup- gins to roll. In incredible slow

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Al Burkett, of Azle, wrote a song celebrating a community Christmas tradition in his old stomping grounds of Demopolis, Alabama. Photo by Natalie Gentry

Azle man pens Alabama Christmas on the River song BY NATALIE GENTRY The 1950’s was a time of introductions for current Azle resident Al Burkett. The songwriter lived in Demopolis, Alabama then and he was introduced to his son’s mother as well as the local holiday festival, Christmas on the River (COTR). “I’ve been around Demopolis almost all of my life and my son still lives there,” Burkett said. “A couple years ago we went to Christmas on the River and it was wonderful.”

According to the Demopolis Chamber of Commerce website, over 40,000 people visited the town during COTR last year. In fact, the festival has been featured on HGTV and the Food Network. “It never dawned on me to write a song about COTR,” Burkett said. “Then I kept thinking ‘Why not?’” Once the decision had been made the work began. “I spent hours and hours researching the event,” Burkett explained. “I wanted to get it

right.” According to A&E TV, Demopolis is the fifth ranked ultimate holiday town in the U.S. because of COTR. The week-long event begins with the lighting of the love trees at the local hospital and progresses with evenings devoted to events like a live nativity, a tour of antebellum homes, the Alabama State Champion ship BBQ cook-off, an arts and crafts show, parades, and fireworks. The festival culminates with the COTR dance.

Many of these events are mentioned in the song. “I try to write songs about real things,” Burkett said. “This song is about a town celebrating Christmas in a way that also helps local children.” COTR began in 1972 when two men, Nem Webb and Barry Collins, organized the festival to help raise money for a child from the community who had a disability or rare illness. “It is so wonderful that everyone in the town comes together for this,” Burkett said. “I just knew I needed to write

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about it. “I got into songwriting as a type of therapy, he explained. “I was going through some hard times, and just wrote it down. “Now it is really important that I feel about whatever I’m writing,” he continued. “And if you can’t feel about helping children and Christmas – well, you’ve got a problem.” The song is a fast tempo tune sung by artist country Lou Watson in the vein of Merle Hag-

gard. “I love the songs with the old country flavor,” Burkett said. “Since I wrote this song I’ve made a lot of good contacts,” he said. “I’ve had about seven other cities – including the ski resort village of Angel Fire in New Mexico – contact me about writing songs for them. “This has been so wonderful; I just can’t thank everyone enough who has helped me out.”

Dear Santa, Can you give me a b.b gun becuase my grandpa has one? Can you give me a 3ds becuase all my friends have one? I need more feaver medicine bcuase I had the feaver last year. I need shoulder to stop hurting because when I run my shoulder stats hurting. My friend Kade wants pokemon becuase he is into pkemon. My dad wants moder-sikell lices becuase he wants a modersikel. By the way I have binn good Truthly, Thomas R We called Santa and told him we had an important letter for him, so he sent Rudolph down to pick it up! It’s on its way - AirMail!

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BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN The Parker County Grand Jury met Thursday, Dec. 5 to consider evidence in several criminal cases. Although they dismissed early due to weather conditions, the Grand Jury did indict 21 individuals for 23 criminal charges. At least three of those indicted were from Springtown. William Austin Black, 52, of Springtown, was indicted for driving while intoxicated, third or more, a third-degree felony. Clifton Wayne Ervin, 48, of Springtown, was indicted for driving while intoxicated, third or more, as well as for continuous violence against the family. Both are third-degree felonies. Brice Alexaxon Johnson, 19, of Springtown, was indicted

for aggravated assault, a second-degree felony. Jose Gamaliel Martinez. 49, of Weatherford, was indicted for tampering with a governmental record and for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. Both are third degree felonies. Jennifer Lynn Snow, 35, of

White Settlement, was indicted for burglary of a habitation, a second-degree felony. In addition to those above, another 16 individuals were indicted for one count each of possession of a prohibited substance in a correctional facility. In each case, the charge is a third-degree felony.

Each of the cases were presented by the special prison prosecutor and occurred at the pre-parole facility in Mineral Wells. Those 16 individuals, although indicted, must still be arrested; therefore, their names are not being released at this time.

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bond and was released from the Parker County jail on Dec. 19. Parker County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 53-year-old Azle man on Dec. 16 on a warrant for assault causing bodily injury of a family member. He posted $2,500 bond and was released from the Parker County jail on Dec. 17. A 47-year-old Azle man was arrested on Dec. 17 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies for an Eastland warrant for DUI. As of Dec. 20 he was still on the Parker County jail in lieu of $4,000 bond. A 27-year-old Azle man was arrested on Dec. 18 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies on a motion to adjudicate guilt for a prior charge of burglary of a habitation. As of Dec. 20 he

was held in the Parker County jail without bond. Parker County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 42-year-old Springtown man on Dec. 18 and charged him with manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, penalty group one, more than four grams, but less than 200 grams. He also had multiple Reno traffic warrants As of Dec. 20 he was still in the Parker County jail with no bond set A 41-year-old Springtown woman was arrested on Dec. 18 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies for bond insufficient on a previous charge of possession of a controlled substance penalty group one, less than one gram. As of Dec. 20 she was in the Parker County jail in

BY NATALIE GENTRY You can be a last-minute Christmas hero. As the holiday draws near, many people are searching for ways to reach out to children in need in an effort to make this time of year a little brighter. The City of Reno Christmas Angel Tree is one great way to help. There are nine Angels on the tree who still need to be adopted. Anyone interested in sponsoring an angel may do so at City Hall during regular busi-

ness hours. In addition to the Angel Tree, the city will provide the families most in need with a Christmas dinner, as well as essential outer clothing and a gift for the children. There are 14 families who need help this year. A $50 donation provides a whole family with a dinner, but donations of any size are truly appreciated. To help these families, contact Scott Passmore, Director of Public Works, at 817-221-2500 extension 24.

lieu of $15,005 bond. A 37-year-old Springtown man was arrested on Dec. 18 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with possession of a controlled substance, penalty group one, less than one gram and displaying a fictitious motor registration. He posted $8,000 bond and was released from the Parker County jail on Dec.19. Springtown police arrested a 24-year-old Springtown woman on Dec 18. for Springtown municipal court warrants for bail jumping, failure to appear, and no driver’s license. She posted $1,181 bond and was released from the Parker County jail on Dec. 19. A 31-year-old Springtown man was arrested on Dec. 18

by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with driving with an invalid license and no insurance. He posted $750 bond and was released from the Parker County jail three hours later. Parker County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 29-year-old Springtown man on Dec. 18 on a motion to adjudicate guilt on a previous charge of theft of property $1,500-$20,000. As of Dec. 20, he was being held in the Parker County jail in lieu of $3,000 bond. A 23-year-old Springtown man was arrested on Dec. 19 by Weatherford police and charged with public intoxication. As of Dec. 20, he was still in the Parker County jail in lieu of a $197 fine.

PARKER COUNTY ARRESTS The following individuals who list addresses in the Azle and/or Springtown areas were arrested by various law enforcement agencies and booked into the Parker County Jail during the days of Dec. 15-19. Dustin Allen Thompson, 23, of Springtown was arrested on Dec. 15 by officers from the Department of Public Safety (DPS) and charged with DWI, second offense. In addition, he had multiple outstanding Tarrant County warrants for failure to appear and a wide variety of traffic violations. He posted $4,928.63 bond and was released from the Parker County jail on Dec. 16. Lacie Danielle West, 28, of Springtown was arrested at 12:45 a.m. on Dec. 15 by Springtown police and charged with abandoning or endangering a child, a second-degree felony. As of Dec. 20 she was still in the Parker County jail in lieu of $15,000 bond. A 26-year-old Azle man was arrested on Dec. 16 by Parker

County Sheriff’s deputies for two warrants for driving with an invalid license. As of Dec. 20 he was still in the Parker County jail in lieu of $900 in fines. Parker County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 28-year-old Azle woman for county warrants for driving with an invalid license and failure to appear in court. She posted $687 bond and was released from the Parker County jail two hours later. A 27-year-old Azle man was arrested on Dec. 16 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies on a motion to revoke probation or parole for a prior charge of possession of a controlled substance penalty group one, more than one gram but less than four grams. He posted $15,000

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5207 E. Hwy. 199, LaJunta 817-221-3989 IGLESIA BAUTISTA Nueva Jerusalen 6640 Midway Rd., Springtown 817-677-2907 HARVEST TIME APOSTOLIC INDIAN OAKS PRIMITIVE 1 Block N. FM 2048 in Keeter 817-433-8220 BAPTIST CHURCH 3229 Shawnee Trail, Lake Worth ASSEMBLY OF GOD 817-237-8441 FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD LAJUNTA BAPTIST 114 Porter Drive, Azle Hwy. 199 in LaJunta 817-237-4903 817-221-3989 FELLOWSHIP OF LAKE WORTH LAKE WORTH BAPTIST 4024 Dakota Trail, Lake Worth 4445 Hodgkins, Lake Worth 817-237-9433 817-237-4163 NEW BEGINNINGS CHURCH LIGHTHOUSE BAPTIST 810 Goshen Rd, Springtown 6409 FM 730 S., Azle 817-523-4462 817-444-4311 OUTREACH OF LOVE METROPOLITAN BAPTIST Hwy. 199 W. at FM 2257, Azle 6051 Azle Ave., Fort Worth 817-221-2983 / 817-221-5760 817-237-2201 BAPTIST MIDWAY BAPTIST ASH CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH 4110 E. Hwy. 199, Springtown 300 South Stewart, Azle 817-221-LOVE 817-444-3219 NEW HOPE BAPTIST AGNES INDEPENDENT BAPTIST 782 New Hope Rd., Reno area 350 Agnes N., Springtown 817-221-2184 817-523-7271 NORTHWEST BAPTIST BETHEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST 5500 Boat Club Rd., Lake Worth 408 S. Ash St., Springtown 817-237-6063 or 817-270-8476 817-220-4238 SILVER CREEK BAPTIST AZLE AVENUE BAPTIST 730 S. & Veal Station Rd., Azle 2901 Azle Ave., Fort Worth 817-444-2325 817- 626-5556 NEW BEGINNINGS BAPTIST CHURCH BRIAR FIRST BAPTIST 3605 Jacksboro Hwy., Azle West of FM 730 N. at sign, Briar 817-707-2741 817- 444-3484 PLEASANT GROVE BAPTIST BROOKSHIRE BAPTIST FM 2048 and CR 4677, Boyd 114 Brookshire Ave., Azle 940-433-5477 817-237-0892 SPRINGTOWN BAPTIST TEMPLE CALVARY HEIGHTS BAPTIST 201 J. E. Woody Rd., Springtown 1 block off Hwy. 199, 817-523-0376 east of David’s Patio, UNION BAPTIST CHURCH Springtown, 817-221-2241 3451 Sarra Lane, Springtown CENTRAL BAPTIST 817-613-1441 4290 Old Agnes Road - 817-594-5918 WALNUT CREEK BAPTIST CHRISTWAY BAPTIST 220 W. Reno Rd. in Reno 7673 West Hwy. 199, Agnes 817-221-2110 817-220-9133 or 817-220-3581 WEST PARKWAY BAPTIST CLEAR FORK BAPTIST 836 NW Parkway, Azle Corner of FM 730 & Ragle Rd., Weather- 817-444-3752 ford, 817-594-1154 PRIMERA IGLESIA BAUTISTA COTTONWOOD CREEK BAPTIST 301 S. Stewart, Azle 10905 Jacksboro Hwy., Fort Worth 817-523-0074 817-238-8269 817- 237-8113 BIBLE CROSSWAY BAPTIST CHURCH COMMUNITY BIBLE FELLOWSHIP 1355 Northwest Pkwy., Azle 1405 Reynolds Rd., Reno 817-691-0000 817-444-7117 CROSSROADS BAPTIST CHURCH CROSSING FELLOWSHIP Corner of FM 730 South & FM 1886 1177 Southeast Parkway, Azle 817-270-8476 817-381-5888 · 817-381-5808 EAGLE MOUNTAIN BAPTIST NORTHWEST BIBLE CHURCH 8780 Eagle Mtn. Circle, Azle 5025 Jacksboro Hwy., Fort Worth 817-237-4135 817-624-2111 FAITH BAPTIST FELLOWSHIP SOLID ROCK BIBLE CHURCH 1411 Carter Road, Springtown 591 S. Reno Rd., Springtown 817-220-5828 817-221-3444 FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF AZLE CATHOLIC 1017 Boyd Road HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC 817-444-4828 800 Highcrest Dr., Azle FIRST BAPTIST CASTLE HILLS 817-444-3063 401 Beverly Rd., Azle CHRISTIAN 817-237-3891 THE CHURCH AT AZLE FIRST BAPTIST LAKE WORTH 1801 S. Stewart, Azle 700 Charbonneau Tr., 817-444-9973 west side of Effie Morris Elementary 817-237-2624 AZLE CHRISTIAN (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST) FIRST BAPTIST LAKESIDE 8801 Jacksboro Hwy., Lakeside 117 Church St., Azle 817-444-3527 817-237-8113 AZLE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP FIRST BAPTIST BRIAR 35 West Forty Estates., Azle 6 miles N. of Azle on FM 730 817-688-3339 817-444-3484 CENTRAL CHRISTIAN FIRST BAPTIST COTTONDALE 1602 S. Main St., Weatherford 1 block N. of FM 2123, Cottondale 817-594-3043 940-433-5539 FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH FIRST BAPTIST PEASTER 4th & Main, Paradise FM 920 in Peaster GREATER VISION FELLOWSHIP 817-596-8805 1801 S. Stewart St., Azle FIRST BAPTIST POOLVILLE 817-825-0485 1 block W. of FM 920, Poolville LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN 817-594-3916 FELLOWSHIP FIRST BAPTIST SPRINGTOWN 404 Main St., Azle 5th & Main Street, Springtown 817-308-2557 817-523-7011 THE ABBEY CHURCH FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST 10400 Jacksboro Hwy., Azle 801 Friendship Rd., 9½ miles S. of 817-238-1404 Springtown off Hwy. 51 S. 817-594-5940 or 817-599-4917 VICTORY CHRISTIAN CENTER 737 Boyd Rd., Azle FUNDAMENTAL BAPTIST 817-444-LOVE 5th & Main in Springtown 817-523-5477 WORD OF FAITH CHRISTIAN CENTER 1¼ mi. S. of LaJunta GRACE BAPTIST 817-677-2577 3 miles N. of Springtown on Hwy. 51 across from Radio Tower CHURCH OF CHRIST HERITAGE BAPTIST CHURCH AZLE CHURCH of CHRIST 3577 FM 51 N., Weatherford 336 NW Parkway 817-564-3946 817-444-3268 HILLTOP FAMILY CHURCH BRIAR CHURCH of CHRIST 1227 Old Cottondale Road, 109 W.N. Woody Rd. Springtown, 817-220-7177 (½ block west of FM 730 N. in Briar) LAJUNTA BAPTIST 817-444-7102

MIDWAY CHURCH of CHRIST 6400 Midway Rd. 817-221-2107 NEWSOME MOUND ROAD CHURCH of CHRIST 1460 Newsome Mound Rd. 817-677-3290 NORTHWEST CHURCH of CHRIST 6059 Azle Ave., Fort Worth 817-237-1205 POOLVILLE CHURCH of CHRIST West of FM 920 in Poolville 817-594-4182 SOUTHSIDE CHURCH of CHRIST 130 W. Bradshaw Lane, Springtown 817-221-2799 SPRINGTOWN CHURCH of CHRIST Just west of Hwy. 51 North 817-523-4419 TRI-COUNTY CHURCH of CHRIST 525 Hwy. 199 W., Springtown 817-538-8209

4300 Williams Spring Rd., Fort Worth 1 mile west of 820 on Jacksboro Hwy. JOHN KNOX PRESBYTERIAN 4350 River Oaks Blvd, River Oaks 817-642-9265


“Serving Springtown Since 1977” NORTH SIDE OF SQUARE 817-523-7227 Metro 817-220-7927

11480 FM 730 S 2 miles south of Azle


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• New & Used Tires • State Inspections • Roadside Assistance • U-Haul Rentals

Joe Rider

113 Denver Trail • Azle 817-444-3249 Fax 817-444-3275 STUDIO - 1 bath , 350 sq. ft. ONE BEDROOM - 1 bath, 450 sq. ft TWO BEDROOM - 1 bath, 642 sq. ft.



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636 Profit St., Azle, Tx

Azle Vision Source

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Clarks Precision Machine & Tool

BETTER LIFE COMMUNITY CHURCH 3131 E. Hwy 199, Spt 817-677-2300 CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY Specializing in Family Eyecare CHURCH 2233 Hwy 199 East, Springtown Therapeutic Optometrist 817-221-LIFE (5433) FAMILY CHURCH 9 miles S. of Springtown on Hwy. 51 601 B 817-599-7655 NW Pkwy • Azle FOUNTAIN OF FAITH 4397 E. Hwy 199, Springtown 817-304-4739 GRACE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH CHURCH OF GOD ABUNDANT LIFE CHURCH of GOD 2964 W. Hwy 114, Paradise 940-969-2427 4800 East Hwy. 199, Suite 7 Springtown, 817-677-3208 HARVEST FOR CHRIST CHURCH CHURCH OF GOD of LAKESIDE 1108 NW Parkway (Hwy 199), Azle 9500 Confederate Park Rd. (FM 1886) 817-740-5774 817-237-5500 or 817-237-7837 THE HOUSE OF PRAYER EPISCOPAL 1356 Reno Rd., Springtown ST. ANNE’S EPISCOPAL 817-221-2551 6055 Azle Ave., Fort Worth JUBILEE HOUSE 817-237-1888 11210 Hwy. 199 W., Poolville PROVIDENCE REFORMED 817-271-8008 EPISCOPAL 405 Bowie Dr., Weatherford LIBERTY LIGHTHOUSE 817-596-7476 120 S. Main St., Springtown ST. ELISABETH EPISCOPAL 817-523-0222 5910 Black Oak Lane, River Oaks OASIS CHRISTIAN CENTRE 817-739-0504 CHURCH & HEALING SCHOOL Celebrating over 25 years in business GOSPEL 1121 S.E. Parkway, Azle CENTRAL FULL GOSPEL POWERHOUSE OF PRAISE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH 3009 Delaware Tr., Lake Worth AZLE 1649 S.E. Parkway, Azle 817-237-7919 817-319-7364 JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES Rodney Gatlin, D.C. KINGDOM HALL OF JEHOVAH’S BRANDED CROSS COWBOY CHURCH 400 Boyd Court WITNESSES 3282 FM 2048, Boyd 76023 212 Pearson Lane, Azle 817-221-2242 940-636-9158 LUTHERAN SECRET PLACE MINISTRIES GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN 112 Optimist Rd., Springtown (MISSOURI SYNOD) 682-229-1433 1313 SE Parkway, Azle SPRINGTOWN 7TH DAY 817-237-4822 ADVENTIST HOPE LUTHERAN (ELCA) Hwy. 199 4 miles west of Springtown 4795 Hwy. 199, Reno GOSPEL GATHERING FELLOWSHIP 817-221-HOPE 7315 Silver Creek Rd at Flatrock Rd, Azle METHODIST 817-313-1793 BOYD UNITED METHODIST GOSPEL WAY COWBOY CHURCH FM 730 North in Boyd 420 Jaybird Ln. (FM 2257/ Hwy 199) 940-433-5334 EAGLE MT. UNITED METHODIST Springtown, 817-225-8755 7955 Reed Rd., Azle LIGHTHOUSE HARBOR CHURCH 817-444-0226 1960 Long Circle, Pelican Bay FIRST UNITED METHODIST 817-444-3547 200 Church St., Azle JESUS NAME HOUSE OF PRAYER 817-444-3323 2813 E. Hwy. 199, LIGHTHOUSE FELLOWSHIP third drive past Boyd Feed Store 7200 Robertson Rd., Fort Worth 817-237-2758 817-221-4426 SILVER CREEK NEW LIFE FAMILY FELLOWSHIP UNITED METHODIST 525 W. Hwy. 199, Springtown 2200 Church Rd., Azle 817-523-2045 817-444-1382 NEW LIGHTED WAY FIRST UNITED METHODIST 624 Harbor Dr. Circle, Azle Hwy. 51 N & 3rd Street, Springtown 817-444-1577 817-523-7874 NORTHWEST TEMPLE OF PRAISE GARVIN UNITED METHODIST 3 miles West of Boyd on C.R. 4699 6781 Jacksboro Hwy., Lake Worth POOLVILLE UNITED METHODIST PRECIOUS FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH 1 block W. of FM 920 8601 Hwy. 199 @ Vance Godbey’s (behind Poolville Post Office) SPIRIT FILLED CHURCH 817-599-3601 603 SE Parkway, Azle THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS 817-444-3058 THE HOUSE OF PRAYER (THE MORMONS) 1356 Reno Rd., Springtown THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST 817-221-2551 OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS UNIVERSAL LIGHT OF CHRIST 1010 Timberoaks, Azle 6117 Graham St., Lake Worth 817-237-5075 817-881-3889 PENTECOSTAL REAL FAMILY FELLOWSHIP GRACE CHAPEL 202 Pearson Lane, Azle UNITED PENTECOSTAL CHURCH AMERICAN STANDARD - GOODMAN 3508 Shawnee Trail, Lake Worth 817-677-5963 817- 237-4844 SOULS HARBOR IGLESIA CRISTIANA JUDA 11701 Jacksboro Hwy., Azle 1649 S.E. Parkway, Azle 817-726-2065 TACLB021367C PRESBYTERIAN WESTERN HARVEST GRACE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN FELLOWSHIP CENTER 606 Mockingbird Lane, Weatherford 6577 Old Springtown Rd., Weatherford 817-594-2744 817-523-2855 or 817-995-9087 ORTHODOX PRESBYTERIAN SHEPHERD’S HEART CHURCH CHURCH OF FORT WORTH 14435 FM 730 N • Azle Meeting at Northwest YMCA 940-577-1954 5315 Boat Club Road, Fort Worth 817-989-9800 WESTERN STAR COWBOY CHURCH CONVENANT ORTHODOX 790 CR 3696 • Springtown PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 817-880-5488

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302 Palo Pinto 1088 E. Hwy 199 Weatherford Springtown 817-594-3888 817-220-5959 Front Row (L-R): Anita White, Bob White, Kari Wright and Mark Reynolds Back Row (L-R): Jim Cleaver, Bruce Duncan, Richard Woodman and Jay Morrill

Full Service Funeral Home Cremation Services • Pre-Need Plans Azle • Springtown • Mineral Wells • Weatherford 817-596-4811 •

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Complete Automotive, Light Truck & Diesel

“We are making drivers smile”


Wednesday, December 25, 2013 THE

COMMUNITY Ad Classifi cations 24................... Electrician 25............... Equipment & Tool Rental 26 ................. Excavating 27............. Exterminating 28 ........ Farm Equipment 29 ...................... Fencing 30 .................... Firewood 31 .............................Free 32 ...................... For Sale 33 .................... Furniture 34.............. Garage Sales 35 .........Garden, Mowing Service 36........................ Hauling 37...............................Hay 38.............Health/Fitness 39 ............... Help Wanted 40 ...Home Improvement 41 ..........House Leveling 42.......... House Cleaning 43.................. Income Tax 44....... Janitorial Service 45................. Job Wanted

003 Appliances Electric stove top; double oven; washer & dryer...and misc. furnishings. 817-929-0503.

004 Appliance Repair ABSTEIN’S APPLIANCES. I’m back! All major appliance repair. 817-5285030.

006 Asphalt Paving

A sphAlt & G rAvel


46................Legal Notice 47.............. Lost & Found 48 Maintenance/Repairs 49...................... Masonry 50 Mobile Home Service 51................ Motorcycles 52.........................Movers 53.. Musical Instruments 54........... Music Lessons 55.............Miscellaneous 56........................ Notices 57........... Pets, Livestock 58..............Piano Service 59................Pool Service 60................Professional Services 61...................... Personal 62.....................Plumbing 63...............Public Notice 64............... Photography 65........................Printing 66........................Roofi ng 67.................... Recycling 68........................Storage

Get rid of those yard cars, as well as good used cars. Arvin 817-9258768. 1998 Ford Contour, 4-door, a great beginner car, $1,500. 817-221-3548.

Up to 16 words, first insertion:

Combo (Azle & Springtown) Only $8.00! Over 16 words, add 20 cents per word • Discounted rates for additional insertions available if no weeks are skipped and words do not change

(All ads must be paid in advance unless you have previously established credit)

Auctions 035 Garden/Mowing Service


Auction begins at 10AM • Preview at 7AM


Carports and Patio Covers. All steel construction. Off-duty firefighter. 817-925-0922.

019 Cement Work Kiley Chesney Construction Dirt & Concrete Work

J.A.M. Concrete

All Types of Concrete, Building Pads, Driveway, Patios, Walk Jim McKiel 30 yrs. exp.

ARK CHRISTIAN LEARNING CENTER has a loving place for your child. Ages 2 weeks-12 years, ABEKA pre-school, 3 meals, 2 snacks. Service to all Azle schools and SES. Mon-Fri, 6A-6:30P. 817237-3711; 817-994-5228.

024 Electrician BULLDAWG ELECTRIC CO. All types of electrical services and MH hook-ups. Free Estimates. 817-675-4921 TECL#25253.

026 Excavating


KILEY CHESNEY CONSTRUCTION All Types Fences - Tractor Work 817-846-6645



Seasoned split firewood: half cord, $125; full cord, $225. Will deliver. Call 817-808-2873. Cheap wood, my place, 2 miles east of Springtown. Oak & Pecan, $10/ car, $20-$40 pickup load. Cord split, $200, Cord logs, $120. Call 817475-9884. FREE FIREWOOD AVAILABLE. You cut and haul. 817-444-3777. FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Seasoned oak firewood for sale. Delivered. 817-715-5754.

For Sale

Bobcat & Tractor Service

Also .. Sand • Top Soil • Gravel

817-523-7248 • 817-239-6215

2011 Chevy Silverado Crewcab, 3/4 ton, 6.0 gas, low mileage, $25,000. 817-609-5042.


Sand, Dirt & Gravel Qualified Family Business Since 1938

☺ All types materials delivered ☺

014 Campers & Trailers

Excavation—Final Grade—Demolition We Shape the World to Fit Your Needs! You have a Friend in the Business!

Cliff Hall

For Sale or Trade: 1986 Bounder MH, very clean, have to see to appreciate. $6,000/OBO. Call David 817-363-0245.

PLACE AN AD IN THE CLASSIFIEDS TODAY! 817-270-3340 817-220-7217


TOM'S 444-5069


• Small jobs accepted • Rough landscaping • Jobsite clearing


Dump Truck Hauling


NOW OFFERING: Brush Hog Services

Pete Garcia • Joe Garcia


Chad's Tree Service


Trimming • Removals - Stump Grinding Systemic Feeding • Brush Chipping • Cable Bracing

817-221-2201 • 817-246-5943 Insured for your protection Best Lawn Guarantee in Town Landscape Dependable and Reliable Online Account Sprinklers Management Lawn Care


• Sod • Stone Work • Flower Beds • Fencing • Clean Up • Trees


LI 19046

Campfire Lawn & Garden Trees trimmed-removed Full lawn care & haul-offs

Insured • Azle since 1962 Compare Prices

No Job Too Small


Tanks • House Pads • Clearing

•Clean Up • Mowing • Edging • Weedeating •Rake & Bag Leaves •Tree Trimming


RAY’S FENCE CO. Free Estimates, 817-444-2146, raysfencecompany@



Lawn & Garden Maintenance

All types fences and metal buildings built and repaired. Portable welding, 817-444-6461. BOBBY’S FENCE. All types, free estimates, over 23 years experience 817-444-3213.

Best Prices in Town!

FREE E stimat es Estimat stimates


• Lot Clearing • Driveways/Parking Lots • Pasture Mowing

2005 Ford Diesel, great work truck, runs good, well maintained, $7,988. Possible trade, call or text 817-937-3013.

Sell It In The Classifieds!


021 Child Care

1960 Thunderbird, 352 auto, rebuilt engine, new brake system, $5,500. 817-629-3153.

FREE ESTIMATES. Mowing, weed eating, scrap haul off, property clean up. Call Brett 817-881-2357.

Nobody does it better!



2002 Ford Focus, mint condition, dependable car, $3,295/OBO. 817-220-4095.

Most ads require payment in advance, but we do accept VISA, MASTERCARD OR DISCOVER by phone.

Reach more than 8,000 households with combo advertising in the Azle News and the Springtown Epigraph.

• Boxed display ads also available


Driveways • House Slabs • Garages • Add-ons Small Land Clean-ups • Gravel Driveways Kiley Chesney, Owner Springtown, TX • Mobile 817-846-6645

2006 Honda Civic, 4-door w/ moon roof, new tires & breaks, excellent condition, $7,500/OBO. 817-821-6377.



69................ Sand/Gravel 70................Septic Tanks 71..... Sewing/Alterations 72.............Sewer Service 73......................TV/Radio 74... Too Late to Classify 75.................. Upholstery 76....... Vacuum Cleaners 77........................ Wanted 78.................Well Drilling 79....................... Welding 80.............. Lots/Acreage 81..................Business & Commercial Property 82.......... Resort Property 83.......... Houses for Sale 84............. Mobile Homes for Rent 85............. Mobile Homes for Sale 86.... Mobile Home/RV Lots 87...........Rent Furnished 88....... Rent Unfurnished 89 .......... Wanted to Rent

Auctioneer: Ross Bandy • TX License: 15216 • (817)304-1052 Seal Coating, Pot Hole Repairs, Crack Filling Exterminating Carports 027 817-907-7410 • 817-221-2125 015

008 Autos, Trucks

Springtown Epigraph THE

817-270-3340 - Azle - classifi 817-220-7217 - Springtown -

CLASSIFIED 1. Air Condition/Heating 2. ......................Antiques 3.................... Appliances 4..........Appliance Repair 5.....................Arts/Crafts 6............. Asphalt Paving 7........................ Auctions 8................ Autos, Trucks 9..... Auto Repair Service 10.........Backhoe Service 11............. Boats, Motors 12...............Bookkeeping 13..................... Business Opportunity 14........ Campers/Trailers 15...................... Carports 16...... Equipment Repair 17............ Carpet Service 18 ......................Catering 19...............Cement Work 20.................Ceramic tile 21................... Child Care 22................... Cosmetics 23...Computers/Services


14’ Welding Trailer with top rack, $1,700/OBO. Call 817-523-4191.

Terms Available 817-444-0861 A.W. Teater All major credit cards accepted

817-690-4011 cell

HQ Sweet Sixteen quilting machine with instructions and attachments, $3,500. 817-221-3548. Home entertainment center, $100; roll-top desk, $50; dining room set with 4 chairs, $50. 817-781-2151. 250 gallon propane tank; commercial grade dog runs; registered Chihuahua puppies, $250/ each. 817-237-7035.

Interested in buying used bikes and bike parts. Please call 817-233-1126 leave message.

035 Garden/Mowing Service

STUMP GRINDING Don’t dig it! Grind it! 1 or 100 - We can do it. $65 minimum


Commercial & Residential EM ST

SY Sprinkler Installation & Repair UR Landscaping & Design · Drainage YO

Rock & Stonework · Landscape IZE Lighting R Sod & Hydromulching E

NT I SENIOR WDISCOUNTS • FREE ESTIMATES Family Owned & Operated Since 1989 O ET


Residential • CommeRCial tRee Removal • topping pRuning • Feeding

817- 220-1141 817-444-9574


Horse quality square bales in barn, $8.00/bale, minimum 20 bales. No checks, cash only. 817-694-5554. HAY SALE Fertilized Coastal 4x5 Round Bales $75 each 817-221-3320 Fertilized horse quality Coastal hay, $70, first cut; $80, 2nd cut. Call Randy at 817-851-9700.

039 Help Wanted LVN & CNA needed for Lake Worth Nursing Home. Contact Jon 817319-9073. Business is Booming! Now interviewing servers. Apply in person, Shinola’s Texas Cafe, Springtown. NOW HIRING: 2 Openings at group homes located in Azle. 1 parttime & 1 full-time position. Both positions require working weekends. Must have clean criminal & driving records. Training will be provided. Please text or call 817-443-2494, Monday-Friday, 9A-5P. Vance Godbey’s Restaurant is now hiring Dishwashers and Caterers for part-time work. 817-237-2218. Creative Dimensions Hair Salon Stylist Wanted. 817-658-3946. Carpet Shampoo Trainee. Company seeking men & women to help fill contracts. Above average earning potential based on production. $300+ weekly to start, per company agreement. Call or Text Now! 817448-7177. Bartender needed. Apply in person at Honky Tonk Woman, 11509 FM 730 N., Azle. 817-444-6569. One Experienced Telemarketer needed early AM hours, smoking ok. Call 817-677-5134 before noon, ask for Ms. Wright. Looking for Licensed Plumber with construction/remodel experience. Looking for seasoned Crew Leader for residential, remodel & light commercial. For interview call 817444-3100. Experienced and qualified Job Foreman for Structural Steel Erection company. Must have references. Call 817-444-7239 or apply in person at 11840 Dale Street, Azle. MAINSTREAM (group home for adults with developmental disabilities) is hiring Part-time Direct Contact Staff for 17 hour weekday shift (2nd & 3rd shift) or 24 hour weekend shifts. Paid training. Starting pay is minimum wage. Good potential for full-time employment. Call Sandra or Carole at 817-2702747, Mon-Fri, 9A-3P.

Wise Regional Health System Affiliated with Baylor Health Care System

Experienced & Competitive Prices

817-270-0544 • 817-379-0545



Irrigation Repair Licensed Professional Services include Wire & Valve locates, Pipe repair, Head adjust or replace, System Design


For all of our available job opportunities, visit A Not-For-Profit Hospital • EOE Decatur, TX • Job Line: 940-626-2525

Trucking Company


“Class A” Flat Bed Drivers and Frac Sand Haulers. 2 years of verifiable driving exp. $500 BONUS after 90 days, plus Benefits. 817-444-7711 • 817-444-7774

Help Wanted Continued next page...



Wednesday, December 25, 2013

817-270-3340 - Azle 817-220-7217 - Springtown 039

Help Wanted

Activity Director Assistant Fun, outgoing person to assist Activities Director in an active activities program Acitivites Director Certificate Preferred Salary commensurate with experience

Azle Manor


721 Dunaway Ln. Azle • 817-444-2536


Help Wanted


Class A CDL Drivers

040 Home Improvement

Steve Feltman Painting

Paid Weekly, Insurance, Aflac, Paid Vacations and much more

• Interior & Exterior • Bed • Commercial Residential • Texture • Tape • Seal & texture • Sheetrock repair/replace • Remove old wallpaper/seal & texture • Pole fence painting • Pressure washing Cabinetry/Wood Work/Staining

Call Daniel 1-800-448-6323

Call Steve

with 2 years experience Oilfield/Environmental Construction Transportation


Sebastian Enterprises Remodeling & New Positions


817-239-9571 817-237-9571

NOW HIRING: • Internet Sales Consultant • Service Advisor


Internet Sales Consultant Excellent Earning Potential, Sales Experience a plus, will train. $24k - $80k Commission & Bonus Opportunities, Paid Holidays, Vacation & Training.


Many Happy Local Customers Since 1978

Service Advisor Must be Sales Driven, committed to Customer Satisfaction, Honest & Hard Working. Base Pay plus Commission $24k - $80k Commission & Bonus Opportunities, Paid Holidays, Vacation & Training. EEOE

Mr. Sweeps Chimney Cleaning Service Keep your home safe. Call Parker/Wise County’s oldest chimney sweeping company, Mr. Sweeps

Ramping Up! Employees needed for 2014 opening of New Dealership!

NOW HIRING • Sales Associate • Lube Technician • Automotive Technician

Lube Technician Our Lube Tech was Promoted! Automotive Experience a plus, will train. Must be dependable and committed to customer satisfaction. Valid drivers license required. 5-Day Work Week, Paid Holidays, Vacation & Training

Automotive Technician

Experience in Automotive Repair Required ASE Certification Required Chrysler Experience Preferred, Tools Required Valid Drivers License, Paid Holidays, Vacation, & Training 5 Day Work Week, Rotating Saturdays EEOE

Karl Klement Properties, Inc. General Office Assistant Must be honest, dependable and able to multi task in a fast paced environment.

For consideration of all positions apply to:

Jodi Dusek, H/R Mgr.

605 N. Business 287, Suite 102, Decatur, Texas 940-627-6362


Home Improvement

Before you buy vinyl siding or windows, call Jimmy for a free estimate 817-444-5270; 817-2967567. Keith Hays Construction Company. All types cement work, carpentry, roofing and metal buildings. 817-220-7201 WILLIE SIMON TILE & WOOD. Shower, Tub Surround & Backsplashes. 817-366-4555. Let my 40 years of experience work for you. Integrity and quality work at affordable prices. BOBBY MCWILLIAMS PAINTING 817-8216377. PAINTING, REMODELING, CARPENTRY. Home Improvement Special: $100 off any job of $1,000 or more. Painting, carpentry, sheetrock, storage buildings, porch covers, decks. 36 years experience. Call Bill Rosser now for a Free Estimate. 817-374-2566; 866-3743559.

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040 Home Improvement DEVIN’S HANDYMAN SERVICE. Carpentry, cement, rock, granite, tile, painting, siding, insulation, kitchen/ bath, roof/gutters, powerwashing, decks. WINTER SPECIAL: 20% Off w/this Ad! 817-629-9608. WORKHORSE HANDYMAN SERVICES. Bathrooms, kitchens, roofing, remodels, mobile home repair and roof repair. Quality at a reasonable rate. 817-874-6109. CHIP’S CONSTRUCTION. Fencing, metal buildings, welding, carports, decks, farm & ranch repair, general construction. 817-372-9472.

exterior & interior remodeling, patio covers, drywall repairs

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Pets, Livestock

Pool Service

As the leaves fall, we’ll be there to catch them all. GANNON SWIMMING POOL SERVICE. 817230-3838.

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Windows: Complete Remodeling Lowest Prices: Best Material Free Estimates: Since 1963 817-991-6815


062 1986 Harley Sportster, very nice, custom with sidecar, 16” spokes, $6,500/OBO. 817-270-0647.

House Cleaning

T&M CLEANING. Cleaning done the way you want. 15 years experience, reliable, references. 817-333-8786.

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ROOFING & METAL BUILDINGS 817-220-1794 817-304-4224 Tired of always replacing your roof? Call us for a metal roof quote.

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Your Cleaning Service

our pros may be out chasing fairy dust

LANDERS Drains Cleaned

SPECTACULAR HOUSE CLEANING. I do it all. Ceiling fans to windows. Senior Citizen Discounts. Call Jodeana 817-812-9459.

Professional Cleaning since 1989 Phone hours: Mon thru Fri 7 am - 1 pm: 817-237-9848 PLEASE LEAVE VOICE MAIL


Plumbing Repairs

Serene GREEN Cleaning. Residential & Commercial. All Natural & Safe Products, Family Owned & Operated, Fully Insured & Bonded, Free Confidential Estimate. 817602-1696. serenegreencleaning@

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Will pay top dollar for grazing and hay leases. Call 940-389-1936.


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Local Breeder Selling Parakeets & Love Birds; Parakeet, Love Bird & Parrot seed and different size cages, plus millet spray. 817-715-2446, 9A-6P.

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Masonry Since 1989

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Climate Controlled Kennels Dog Runs, Large Yard Where Pets are Pampered


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817-270-3340 - Azle 817-220-7217 - Springtown 068




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Driveway gravel, top soil, septic rock, tandem dump trucks. Grady Mansell 817-713-7495.


SAND • DIRT • GRAVEL Dozer and Tractor Work



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Quality Family Business Since 1938 CALL Cliff Hall

(817)221-2681 We go the extra mile to ensure you get more for your $. On House Pads, Driveways, Lot Clearing & Tractor Work, Etc.



QUALITY UPHOLSTERING. Free Estimates. Pick-up and Delivery Service. 817-727-6836.


Well Drilling

Need a quality water well at a fair price? Also pump sales and installation. Kelvin’s Pump and Well Service, 817-221-4300.



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Last Puzzle Solution N S C H O E A D E D S P R E S S A L C A L L H A N D O N D S M S P H E S L U O C I E T N O L A T N A H A G E N E




9 acre hayfield w/haybarn. Springbranch & Knob Road, Springtown. $75K cash or Owner Finance. Payments, if financed, $702/mo. Shirley 903-517-8045.

081 Business/Commercial 40x50 building for rent 3 miles west of Springtown 817-713-7495. Great building for Lease, industrial area in Azle. The building is 12,000 sq. ft., bathrooms and office area with heat and A/C. Majority of the 12,000 sq. ft. is shop, concrete floor, loading dock, big overhead door, plenty of parking space. For information call 817-360-3627. Commercial Leasing: 328 W. Main Street, Azle. Suites starting at $.90 per sq. ft. 817-235-2284; 817-6820838. 3 acre gravel lot in Springtown area for lease. 817-657-5682. Professional office spaces for lease, newly repainted, 800 sq. ft. & 1,000 sq. ft. Suites 101 & 103, 1230 E. Hwy 199, Springtown. 817-2202150. 40x60 metal building, fronts Hwy 199, $500/mo., located between Azle and Springtown, 817-992-9570. FOR SALE: 30+ acres, Commercial, w/5,000 sq. ft. metal building, between Azle/Springtown on Hwy 199. 817-798-2645, please leave message.


084 Mobile Homes For Rent 2-2 MH, 1.5 acres, fenced, 2-car garage, Boyd ISD, No Pets, $750/ mo. $750 deposit, water/trash service included. 940-433-5542.

owner Rodney Vick 817-220-3044 fax 817-523-7639 cell 817-253-1614

RV, Boat or Trailer Spaces Available

Deadline: 5:00 PM Monday

Houses for Sale

MUST SELL! 4 BR 2 BA plus den on 1 acre! Huge island kitchen! New appliances! Will help with financing! 817-385-7892. NEW HOME: 4 BR 2 BA on 1 acre lot! Owner financing available! Cheaper than rent! New appliances! 817-385-7892. New Home MUST SELL! 3 BR 2 BA on 1 acre lot! Will help with financing! Affordable payments! 817-385-7892. PEASTER ISD: New home, 3 BR 2.5 BA, gameroom, 2 story on 1 acre lot! New appliances! Will help with financing! 817-385-7892. New, Energy Efficient Homes in Boyd ISD, REDUCED 3-2-2; 101 Laree NOW only $139,900. 103 Laree NOW only $154,900, MUST SEE, with Realtor Bonus! Call Billy and ask about our Holiday Special! 817-597-6443. FSBO: 3-1 home on large fenced lot in Azle, stone fireplace, great starter home. 817-808-1994. HORSES OK!!! Cowboys Too?? New 4 BR 2 BA, 2 LA, $500 down $873/mo. VERY EZ QUALIFY. Call 940-784-3207. BIG HOUSE ON PRAIRIE. 5 BR 3 BA Mini-Ranch, acres with privacy, $622 down $771/mo. Hurry! 940-784-3207. KOZY KOTTAGE. 3 BR 2 BA, fireplace, gingerbread-like. Move in Before Christmas! $389 down $622/ mo. 405-834-1259. REINDEER PROPERTY. 4 BR Custom Model. Special Promo: $500 DOWN FURNITURE INCLUDED!!! $909/mo. EZ QUALIFY. 405-834-1259.

084 Mobile Homes for Rent Units starting at $450/mo., trash service paid. 817-221-3112; 817235-2284. Pelican Bay: 1524 Partridge, 1-1, S&R, CH/WU, $295/mo. $200 deposit. Owner/Broker 817-9889954. 2-2 MH, very nice. 111-A E. Bradshaw Road, Springtown, $750/ mo. $600 security deposit. 817-2204095.

PELICAN BAY: 1628 PELICAN COURT, 3-2, $585/$400 deposit. Gene Thompson & Associates, 817246-4646. Hablamos Espanol. 3-2 SW on 1 acre, Springtown ISD, $550/mo. $350 deposit. 817-3609318; 817-360-9363.



Mobile Home/RV Lots

Texas Star RV Park Inc.

14504 FM 730 N. • 6 miles North of Azle • Large Lots RV Spaces by • Nice & Clean Day, Week or Month 30 amp - $325/mo. Laundry Facilities 50 amp - $350/mo. - Free Internet (Electric, Water & Sewer included)

FOR RENT: 3 BR 2 BA mobile home on 2 wooded acres, large covered front porch and 2-car carport, $650/ mo. $200 deposit, $35 application/ background check fee. 817-8467084.


MIDWAY MOBILE HOME PARK AFFORDABLE COUNTRY LIVING 2 or 3 bedroom mobile homes for rent. Also, RV lots & rentals and mobile home lots for rent.

817-221-2002 085 Mobile Homes for Sale TURN TO THE EXPERT In Financing Mobiles on Acreage & Land. Quick & Easy with No Credit Check or Qualifications. Any or No Credit. 817-994-3730 7 days til 11PM Pictures Available SPRINGTOWN: 5 BR 3 BA on 1 acre! Huge living room, home like new. Will help with financing! Affordable payments! 817-385-7892.

Pecan Acres RV Park Inc. 12667 FM 730 South • 1 mile south of Azle

RV Spaces by Day, Week or Month We now have Pull-Throughs! • • • • •

Large Shaded Lots Nice & Clean Electric, Water & Sewer included Laundry Room & Shower Facilities Wi-Fi

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SPRINGTOWN: 3 BR 2 BA on 1 acre lot! Affordable payments. Will help with financing! 817-385-7892. WEATHERFORD: 3 BR 2 BA on 1 acre! Owner financing available and affordable payments! 817-385-7892.

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4272 E. Hwy 199 · Springtown, TX 76082 · Lic. #35875 In Business 10 Years · Open Monday - Saturday


Rent Unfurnished

PELICAN BAY: 1576 REEF, 3-2-1, $685/$300 deposit; 1568 REEF, 3-2-1, $645/$300 deposit; 1837 PELICAN DRIVE N., 3-2-1, $665/$300 deposit; 1831 PELICAN OVAL, 2-2, $595/$400 deposit. Gene Thompson & Associates, 817-2464646. Hablamos Espanol.

793 Robin Ct, Springtown Wonderful 3-2-2 home on almost half acre lot W/D hookups Huge covered patio large fenced backyard Springtown ISD $1,395/mo. 1 mo. security deposit 1 year Lease. Available Now! For more info or photos call Jill 817-751-9000 or Darrell 817-713-4059.

Crestwood Apar tment Homes Apartment 525 Commerce St. 817-444-0030 Mon-Sat 9-6 • Sun 1-4 1, 2 & 3 Large Bedroom Floor Apartments Plans Pool • Water paid

From $565/mo.


APARTMENT 700 JARVIS • AZLE 817-444-1712

SPRINGTOWN APARTMENTS, 624 East 3rd Street. 2 bedroom 1 bath, clean, new carpet, $600/mo. includes water, trash service & basic cable, $500 deposit. 817-875-8406.


2 & 3 bedrooms, 2 bath duplexes, 1 car garage, fenced backyard, all appliances, all brick, great location. Stewart Bend Duplex Homes in Azle. 817-444-2362. 2-1, Eagle Mountain Lake front, $800/mo., bills paid. 817-237-2852. UPSTAIRS EFFICIENCY APARTMENT: 1 BR 1 BA, no pets, $600/mo. plus deposit. 817-9254343. Two 2-1 houses in Reno, with appliances, carports, AC/heat. No dogs. 817-874-5392; 682-220-4731. For Lease in Pelican Bay: 3-2 on 1/2 acre, newly renovated, very spacious, $825/mo. Available Dec. 30th. 817-988-7382.

For Rent

1/1 - $475 & Up

Tiny Houses RVs

Rent Unfurnished

1 & 2 Bedroom Unfurnished

Azle Creek Apartments

PELICAN BAY: Mobile Home Lots for rent: 1405 PELICAN DRIVE, $185/mo. $50 deposit; 1708 GALE DRIVE, $155/mo. $50 deposit. Gene Thompson & Associates, 817-2464646. Hablamos Español.


4-plex, 2-2, Azlewood, $695/$400 security deposit, WBFP, walk-in closets, box windows, large kitchen w/pantry, 1,100 sq. ft. 817-3603039.

PLACE AN AD IN THE CLASSIFIEDS TODAY! 817-270-3340 817-220-7217

086 Mobile Home/RV Lots


Rent based on income. TDD:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


1 & 2 Bedrooms



519 West Main St. • Azle


(Water, Trash & Sewer Included)

• Newly Remodeled • Friendly & Quiet Community • Laundry On Site

Pet Friendly! (size restrictions and additional fees apply)

Call for appointment


Covered & Uncovered RV Spaces

AZEL RV PARK 5 MI. W. OF AZLE ON HWY 199 817-677-2160

HERITAGE RV PARK 5 MI. S. ON FM 730 817-444-3760

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Duplex Homes For Lease 2 & 3 Bedrooms • 2 Bath • 1 Car Garage Stewart Bend Court, off South Stewart Street close to Cross Timbers Golf Course in Azle

(817) 444-2362 PUBLISHER’S NOTICE

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5-2 DW ON 20 ACRES, nice coastal pasture for your animals or bale for hay. $109,900 13.38 ACRES with 2 separate apartments. 30x50 garage converted to party/dance hall! Great for entertaining! 20x30 workshop. $249,900



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16.91 ACRES, wooded lot with 450 feet road frontage, fenced. $105,000 13.58 ACRES lot inside city limits. Excellent and convenient location for business. $169,000 0.81 ACRE lot in town. Pecan and fruit trees. Storage building. $35,000 1.634 ACRE lot, heavily wooded. Secluded. $16,900 16.91 ACRES, Boonesville. Texas Vet Loans Available. $105,500 1 ACRE restricted lot on cul-de-sac. $18,500 1.26 ACRES on restricted cul-de-sac. $18,500 13 ACRES, WILDLIFE EXEMPTION! $97,500 4.510 ACRES with water, septic and electric, ready for your home and animals! Slidell ISD. $42,500



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Azle News 122513  
Azle News 122513  

The December 25, 2013 edition of the Azle News published in Azle, Texas.