At the Texas Press Association’s annual newspaper contest, the News earned five awards, most for photography.
Carla Noah Stutsman took four of the six pictures that peers honored at a TPA state gathering in Houston June 22.
Competition focused on journalism from 2012.
Stutsman took second in “Feature Photo” with two photographs – one of band director Shawn Murphy silhouetted while conducting during a football game in the Sept. 6 issue and a war veteran being hugged by a cheerleader from the Nov.… Read the rest
Officers with the Azle Police Department arrested the following individuals during the week of June 9-22:
Mary Kathryn Landers, 48, of Waxahachie, was arrested June 12 in the 1800 block of Southeast Parkway and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI). Landers posted $2,500 bond and was released from the Azle jail.
Ashley Nicole Coleman, 27, of Azle, was arrested June 14 in the 600 block of Boyd Road and charged with DWI, her second such offense.… Read the rest
PC judge holds court in the Springtown countryside over fertilizer smell
by Mark K. Campbell
Sometimes you have to raise a stink to stop a stink.
That’s what the crowd gathered around the intersection of Hutcheson Hill Road and J.E. Woody Road was told on the morning of June 17.
Parker County Judge Mark Riley convened a special meeting of the commissioners court outdoors in front of a home at the intersection of the roads – ground zero for the smell controversy that has gotten area residents’ noses out of joint.… Read the rest
by Carla Noah Stutsman
Lt. Lee Blaisdell of the Azle Police Department has spent most of his 22-year career in law enforcement here in Azle, where he grew up and attended school.
Other than a six-year stint with the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office, Blaisdell has served the Azle community in numerous ways.
Azle Police Chief Randy Reed recognized the contributions Blaisdell has made in Azle and nominated him for a 2012 Law Enforcement Achievement Award for public service.… Read the rest
by Mark K. Campbell
A Collin County grand jury indicted a former Azle High School graduate on three counts.
On June 13, Kyle Austin Ware was indicted on multiple counts of continuous sexual abuse of a child, sexual assault of a child, and indecency with a child.
Ware remains in a Collin County jail where he has been since his April arrest.
He was detained at DFW Airport April 2 with multiple passports and a ticket to Paris, France, attempting to flee the country.… Read the rest