by Carla Noah Stutsman
Although it hasn’t been scientifically proven, 17 could easily be the average age of the members of the Azle High School Indoor Drumline.
Regardless, 17 is an important number to members of the drumline.
For one thing, the drumline program began at AHS exactly 17 months ago.
Most importantly, the group is now ranked 17th in the world after competing in the Winter Guard International World Finals Thursday and Friday, April 18-19 in Dayton, Ohio.
AHS percussion director Richard Kearns said he couldn’t be more proud of his merry band of percussionists.… Read the rest
Celebration marks end of decades of Girl Scouting at local camp
by Carla Noah Stutsman
Generations of Girl Scouts from all over Texas have come to Camp Timberlake on the shores of Eagle Mountain Lake to camp since the 1960s.
But a special event slated for Saturday, April 20 will mark the end of the dec
ades-long era of Girl Scout camping in Azle.
According to a press release from Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains (GS-TOP), “Camp Timberlake has been a beloved place for generations and although the camp will no longer be used for Girl Scout activities, GS-TOP invites all Girl Scouts and Girl Scout alumnae to honor the traditions and memories of Camp Timberlake at this special event, Treasuring Timberlake.”
“While this decision brings heavy hearts, it is with a spirit of celebrating years of great memories that Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains will say farewell to Camp Timberlake,” the press release states.… Read the rest
Carmen Miller, 56, of Boyd, was taken by CareFlite air ambulance to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth Monday afternoon, April 15 after a collision on FM 730 North near County Road 4770 near Briar. According to Trooper Zeb Siebeneck of the Department of Public Safety, Miller attempted to pass a Chevrolet passenger car driven by Cassie Barbie, 22. Barbie had slowed and signaled a left turn into the driveway of her residence when Miller, who was behind Barbie on his motorcycle, tried to pass her in a no-passing zone. Barbie was uninjured, but Miller suffered multiple broken bones and lacerations to his legs.… Read the rest
A demolition crew reduces a home located at 228 Shoreline Drive in Azle to rubble Friday, Feb. 15. The home and property are owned by the City of Azle and have been rented for several years. Because a sewer lift station is located on the property, and because the 50-year-old home needed extensive repairs in order to continue being inhabited, the Azle City Council recently voted to approve the demolition. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman… Read the rest
by carla noah stutsman
Almost eight months after he was robbed, beaten, and left bound in his own home for two days, an 82-year-old Wise County man has died from his injuries.
According to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s office, Marvin Zimmerman, who lived in the 1400 block of New Hope Road, died from complications of a subdural hematoma (a type of brain injury), dehydration, and renal failure due to having been assaulted, bound, and abandoned in his residence.
Zimmerman’s neighbors called 911 Friday, June 8, 2012, concerned because they had not seen him for several days.
Parker County Sheriff’s deputies who responded to the man’s home could see through a window that Marvin Zimmerman was bound and gagged on the floor of his home.… Read the rest
As the deadline to file to run as a candidate in several area elections looms, the ballots are still shaping up in local races.
General elections will be held Saturday, May 11.
The deadline for filing as a candidate or as a declared write-in candidate is at 5 p.m. Friday, March 1.
Early voting for the May 2013 election will run from April 29-May 7.The final day to register to vote in the election is April 11.Tarrant Regional Water DistrictIn the race for three available seats on the Tarrant Regional Water District, all three incumbents have filed to run.… Read the rest
by carla noah stutsman
It has solved many homicides and rapes, and it’s also freed a substantial number of unfortunate people wrongfully convicted of such crimes.
Deoxyribonucleic acid – more commonly known as DNA – is also helping detectives at the Azle Police Department solve the mystery of just who has been breaking into Azle area businesses, stealing everything from appliances to floor safes, and leaving plenty of damage behind, as well.
Detective Sgt. Kevin Rogers said as many as 16 burglaries of businesses in and around Azle are believed to have been committed by one man. Although Rogers is not yet ready to identify the man pending the issuance of arrest warrants, the suspect left behind identifying traces of his very makeup at several of the crime scenes, he said.… Read the rest
Homecoming queen a study in hope and optimism
By Chase Carter
Alejandrina Guzman, a senior at Azle High School, donned the crown and sash as the 2012 Homecoming Queen at the football halftime Oct. 26 – but the honor was only the most recent of many in the young girl’s life.
Those who don’t already know Guzman cannot miss her in the high school hallways. Between classes, she rides her motorized “purple bulldozer” wheelchair, followed by an entourage of friends.
Guzman was born with diastrophic dysplasia dwarfism, a genetic condition that affects her bone and cartilage development.
Because of the condition, she measures in at just over two feet and must use that motorized wheelchair to move around.… Read the rest