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Azle Chamber of Commerce

June 5, 2013
Azle Chamber of Commerce

A golf tourney sponsored by the Azle Chamber of Commerce was such a big success that $3,000 was distributed at the monthly luncheon June 3. Receiving $500 each was Special Olympics, the Azle Lions Club, Azle Little League, Robert Landers Youth Golf Association, and the Azle Softball Booster Club. Getting $250 each was the Azle Youth Association and The GEM. Funds were provided through XTO Energy. Photo by Kim Ware

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Crime organization busted

June 5, 2013
Crime organization busted

Ring dealt meth, carried out area burglaries

by Carla Noah Stutsman
A cooperative effort among law enforcement agencies has resulted in shutting down a significant drug and theft operation with substantial local ties.
Since mid-October 2012, law enforcement agencies across northwest Tarrant and northeast Parker Counties investigated a rash of burglaries, thefts, drug activity and even a death one incident at a time, as they occurred.
Late in March, however, authorities began to realize there were complex relationships among at least 16 individuals involved in various aspects of the crimes being investigated.
As a result of the ensuing investigation into the criminal activities of those 16 individuals, 13 have so far been arrested and charged with crimes ranging from unauthorized use of a motor vehicle to burglary, forgery, manufacture and delivery of controlled substances (namely methamphetamine), and engaging in organized criminal activity.… Read the rest

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DPS names aircraft for Azle’s Texas Ranger Doherty

June 5, 2013
DPS names aircraft for Azle’s Texas Ranger Doherty

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Early in February 1978, Kelly Doherty was looking forward to graduating from Azle High School that May. Her brother, Buster Doherty, was ready to complete his junior year in high school.
Kelly and Buster’s mother, Carolyn, was grateful her husband Bobby’s recent promotion to Texas Ranger had not come with a transfer to another city. She liked living in Lakeside, close to her parents and hometown of Lake Worth.
But that all changed on Feb. 21 that year, when Texas Ranger Bobby Paul Doherty made the ultimate sacrifice.
Ranger Doherty was killed in the line of duty during a drug raid near Argyle that fateful day, shot dead by a drug dealer.… Read the rest

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Water restrictions now being enforced

June 5, 2013

The implementation of Stage 1 water restrictions began June 3.
Like other entities who purchase water from the Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD), such as the cities of Fort Worth and Springtown and the Walnut Creek Special Utility District to name a few, the city of Azle follows the dictates of TRWD edict to reduce water waste.
TRWD’s Drought Contingency Plan Stage 1 plan engaged on June 3. It was implemented because the district’s storage capacity has dropped to approximately 75 percent.
That means limitations on permitted watering.
When residents can water depends on the final digit of their home addresses.… Read the rest

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Fire destroys Dunaway Lane home

May 29, 2013
Fire destroys Dunaway Lane home

Burglary investigated as possible cause

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Fire gutted a home in the 900 block of Dunaway Lane Saturday night, May 25, and a burglary at the home earlier the same day may have played a role in the cause of the blaze.
Azle Fire Marshal Kenny Wilson said a state Deputy Fire Marshal was at the scene late Tuesday afternoon, May 28, with a canine looking for evidence.
For more than an hour-and-a-half after the fire was reported at about 10:40 p.m., neighbors, firefighters and police agonized over whether a young man who graduated from Azle High School in May 2012 might be inside the burning home.… Read the rest

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Summer concert expands lineup to eight weeks

May 29, 2013

Music in the Park runs June 7-July 26

Oldies. Southern Gospel. Jazz. Latin. Blues. Country. Disco. Rock ‘n Roll.
No matter your taste in music, the lineup for the 2013 Music in the Park summer concert series offers something that’s sure to get your toes tappin’.
The hit series is expanding from six weeks in years past to a full eight week run this year. Concerts will be each Friday night from 8-10 p.m. at the amphitheater in Azle Central Park located at 263 W. Main Street.
Bring your own lawn chairs, blankets, soft drinks (no alcohol is allowed in the park), and snacks each Friday evening and enjoy some eclectic entertainment under the stars.… Read the rest

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Backiel, Petter are AHS Val, Sal

May 29, 2013
Backiel, Petter are AHS Val, Sal

by Carla Noah Stutsman
The future of science and medicine may be in the hands of the 2013 Azle High School valedictorian and salutatorian.
Jamie Backiel, AHS valedictorian, will pursue a degree in actuarial science from the University of Texas at Austin.
Salutatorian Kyle Petter will attend Baylor University in Waco, where he will major in biology in preparation for medical school. He hopes to someday be a surgeon.
Both are intellectual, athletic, and civic minded young people who place high value in their families.
Backiel is the daughter of Terrence and Julie Backiel and has a sister, Jessica Elkins, brother David Backiel, niece Hannah Elkins, and a large extended family.… Read the rest

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City of Azle

May 29, 2013
City of Azle

Jeffrey Wise, left, accepts a plaque of appreciation for his two years of service in Place 6, Azle City Council, from Mayor Alan Brundrett during the regular city council meeting Tuesday, May 21.

R. Lee Barrett, left, takes the oath of office for Place 6, Azle City Council during the council meeting Tuesday, May 21. In the center, Butch Breed, an elder at The Abbey Church, holds the Bible at Barrett’s request as Mayor Alan Brundrett, right, administers the oath. Photos by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Head-on collision injures 2 women

May 22, 2013
Head-on collision injures 2 women

Judy Meek Mathews, 58, of Reno, was seriously injured when her black 2010 Scion XB was struck head on by a vehicle passing illegally Saturday, May 18, on FM 730 North near Peden Road.
Photos by Carla Noah Stutsman

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Two area women were seriously injured Saturday, May 18 about 12:50 p.m. in a head on collision in the 12400 block of FM 730 North just north of its intersection with Peden Road.
Valerie Nicole Traglor-Ellis, 24, was taken by AirEvac air ambulance to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth with incapacitating injuries, according to the accident report filed by Azle police officer J.… Read the rest

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Water restrictions begin June 3

May 22, 2013

City of Azle to follow suit

The Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) will implement Stage 1 of its Drought Contingency Plan on June 3.
Because the city of Azle has adopted an identical plan to TRWD’s, director of public services Rick White said Azle, too, will begin Stage I restrictions on June 3.
With the district’s overall system capacity hovering at 75 percent and the persistence of drought conditions in North Texas, the decision will allow the district and its wholesale customers to conserve water until conditions improve.
TRWD’s customers – including the cities of Azle, Fort Worth, Arlington, Mansfield and the Trinity River Authority – will implement a maximum two-day-a-week watering schedule and other water-saving measures.… Read the rest

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