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Azle Indoor Drumline ranks 17th in world

April 24, 2013
Azle Indoor Drumline ranks 17th in world

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Seventeen.
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.… Read the rest

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Treasuring Timberlake

April 17, 2013
Treasuring Timberlake

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

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FM 730 Accident

April 17, 2013
FM 730 Accident

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.… Read the rest

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Eagle Mountain Lake swarmed by pelicans

March 27, 2013
Eagle Mountain Lake swarmed by pelicans

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Spring Break

March 20, 2013
Spring Break

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Rubble on Shoreline

February 20, 2013
Rubble on Shoreline

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

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Elderly victim in June robbery dies

February 20, 2013
Elderly victim in June robbery dies

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.… Read the rest

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Ballots begin to take shape as filing deadline nears

February 20, 2013

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.… Read the rest

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Burglary suspect’s crime spree nears end

January 30, 2013

by carla noah stutsman
Deoxyribonucleic acid.
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.
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More than recent royalty

November 1, 2012
More than recent royalty

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.… Read the rest

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