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AISD eyes gym, CATE center

March 27, 2013
AISD eyes gym, CATE center


Preliminary work has begun on two long-awaited projects at Azle High School: a new $1.2 million artificial turf surface and running track for Hornet Field and a $3.5 million stand-alone indoor practice facility.

Those facilities will be paid for in cash out of the Azle Independent School District’s reserve cash, so taxpayers needn’t fret about footing the bill.

The projects are slated to be complete in August and September, respectively. Read the rest

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Freak car accident kills Reno man

March 27, 2013

A Reno man was killed in a freak four-vehicle crash in the early morning hours of Monday, March 25.

Larry Mitchell Perkins, 56, died after being struck by traffic on Highway 199 about 6:15 a.m., according to Department of Public Safety Senior Trooper Gary M. Rozzell.

Perkins, driving his 2007 Ford Ranger pickup, was involved in a minor accident with a second vehicle as it tried to make a left hand turn, Rozzell said. Read the rest

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Woman assaulted, held captive for 3 days

March 27, 2013
Woman assaulted, held captive for 3 days

Azle man jailed

An Azle man is in the Parker County jail after his girlfriend reported he assaulted her and held her against her will.

Michael Dwayne Cosby, 44, is charged with assault family violence (choking) with bond set at $10,000. He is also held without bond for a parole violation warrant out of another county with no bond. Read the rest

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Ex-Azle QB signs with Philadelphia Eagles

March 20, 2013
Ex-Azle QB signs with Philadelphia Eagles

Azle’s favorite son James Casey is headed to the Philadelphia Eagles to continue his pro football career.

On March 12, the former Hornet standout signed a three-year, $14.5 million dollar contract, with $6 million guaranteed. Read the rest

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Tops in Tech

March 20, 2013
Tops in Tech

Wearing cowboy hats, members of Dawna McColl’s class at Hoover Elementary School conduct a live interview on the iPads with attendees at a ParentLink conference in Provo, Utah on March 8.

“What is going on in Azle?”

That’s what representatives of ParentLink – a Utah company that helps school districts build educational communities – wanted to know.

So they invited Skip McCambridge, Director of Operations for the Azle Independent School District, to be the keynote speaker at a recent training conference in Provo, Utah.Read the rest

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Man stabbed in equine dispute

March 20, 2013

An Azle man was being treated in a Fort Worth hospital for multiple stab wounds after a dispute over some horses led to a physical fight.

Although the victim’s name has not officially been released, The Azle News has learned he is Emmit “Bubba” Dickey, 56, a lifelong area resident.

Dickey was reported to be in critical condition Thursday morning, March 14, but further information about his condition was not available at press time Tuesday, March 19.Read the rest

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Mr. Awesome or miracle child?

March 13, 2013
Mr. Awesome or miracle child?

When Mary Boyd Sylva brought her newborn son, Logan, home from the hospital in 2005, she had no way of knowing it was just the first of many, many times to come. Read the rest

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Kemp receives hero’s welcome home

March 13, 2013
Kemp receives hero’s welcome home

Army Spc. Taylor Kemp visits with some of those who gathered at Eagle Mountain Cycles Saturday, Feb. 16 to welcome him home.

Army Spc. Taylor D. Kemp, 23, received a hero’s welcome home from a year-long deployment to Afghanistan Saturday, Feb. 16, at Eagle Mountain Cycles on Main Street in Azle.

Coordinated by David Vaughan of Azle, Kemp is the latest military honoree of Welcome Home a Hero, Vaughan’s project to provide such a welcome for any returning member of the U.S.Read the rest

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Jackpot?

March 13, 2013

Winning Lotto ticket has Azle connection

Maybe he’s a winner, or maybe he simply represents the winners as their legal agent.

Regardless of his connection, an Azle man representing a group of people who collectively held the winning ticket for the $16 million Lotto Texas jackpot held Feb. 20 appeared at Texas Lottery headquarters in Austin Wednesday, March 6, to collect. Read the rest

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Man arrested for Sunset Drive burglary

March 8, 2013
Man arrested for Sunset Drive burglary

 

A 19-year-old woman, home alone in the 600 block of Sunset Drive, called 911 Friday, March 1, after seeing a man she didn’t know in her backyard.

As the young woman spoke with dispatchers, she saw the man walk back to the front of her home and take an object from his pickup. Using that object, he began banging on the front door of the house. Read the rest

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