An Azle man was shot and killed Sunday evening, Dec. 21, during an altercation between two men.
Azle police were dispatched to a disturbance in the 600 block of South Stewart Street at 5:54 p.m.
According to Interim Police Chief Darrell West, the initial 911 call reported a verbal altercation between two men.
But that disturbance escalated, West said, to a point where one of the men produced a handgun and shot the second subject multiple times.
Azle native Bradley “Brad” Clayton Bettis, 40, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Benny Aulvry Rogers, 47, surrendered to Azle police voluntarily, according to West, and was taken into custody without incident.… Read the rest
The clerk who was on duty at the time was reportedly struck in the head with an unknown object but has reported on the Azle News Facebook page that she is okay. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash from the store’s register before fleeing in a dark-colored four-door sedan. The sedan had a third brake light in the rear window, Grisham said.… Read the rest
Police need your help locating the suspect in an aggravated robbery that occurred about 7:15 a.m. Friday, Dec. 5.
Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office Patrol deputies were dispatched to the Briar Beer and Tobacco convenience store located at 14634 FM 730 North in Briar. According to TCSO spokesman Terry Grisham, a white male entered the store, assaulted the clerk and took an unknown amount of cash from the store’s cash register. The store surveillance video shows the actor fleeing the scene in a dark 4-door sedan displaying a third break light in the upper center back windshield. The vehicle did not have tinted windows.… Read the rest
The 2014 Azle football squad won more games than any other in AHS history, 11.
But the Hornets lost Saturday, Nov. 29 17-10 to Canutillo in Midland in the Region 1, Division 2 Regional game.
Both defenses were stellar.
Azle scored first in the second quarter on a short Chase Smith run.
But Canutillo tallied the next 17. Behind 17-7, Hornet kicker Dylan Tritton booted a field goal with less than a minute to play; AHS a trailed 17-10.
However, the Eagles recovered the onside kick and ran out the clock.
Read the full story in the next NEWS, Dec. 4.… Read the rest
Two teenagers were shot and a 24-year-old man beaten following an argument between several people attending a party Saturday night, Nov. 22, in the 400 block of Calhoun Bend Road south of Azle.
According to a press release from the Parker County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO), a 19-year-old male who suffered a gunshot wound to his left arm and a 17-year-old male who sustained a gunshot wound to his right shoulder were both believed to be in fair and stable condition Sunday afternoon, Nov.… Read the rest
The football Hornets used a 28-point third quarter to bury Burleson, win the Area round, and become the winningest team in AHS history with a 45-20 victory.
At Birdville’s ISD Fine Arts/ Athletic Complex, Azle (11-1) led 14-6 at halftime, a lead protected by a goal line stand.
Then came the big third period.
The Hornets will face Canutillo (11-1) at Midland’s Grande Communications Stadium Saturday, Nov. 29 at 4 p.m.
Full stories on Burleson and Cantillo in the Dec. 4 NEWS.… Read the rest
The News went to press at 11 p.m. Tuesday night, just minutes before the final Azle precinct reported its returns for Proposition 1, renewing an existing one-fourth of one percent sales and use tax to fund maintenance and repairs to existing city streets. The News projected the measure would pass based on returns from four of the city’s five precincts.
The measure did, in fact, pass, with 1,984 voting FOR the measure and 302 voting AGAINST.… Read the rest