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One injured in 2-car accident

August 27, 2014
One injured in 2-car accident

 

By Natalie Gentry
One person was injured Wednesday Aug. 20 in a motor vehicle accident in the 2700 block of Jay Bird Lane, according to Reno police.
The crash occurred when a blue Nissan Versa driven by Shelly Plumlee, 29, of Azle, was heading north on Jay Bird when the vehicle entered the southbound lane and struck a white Ford F150.… Read the rest

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‘Affluenza’ dad charged with impersonating Lakeside cop

August 27, 2014

by Carla Noah Stutsman
The arrest of Frederick Anthony Couch by North Richland Hills police Aug. 19 hit close to home.
Couch’s son, Ethan Couch, made national news in December 2013 when he was sentenced to 10 years’ probation for causing the deaths of four people in a drunk-driving crash in southern Tarrant County.
Ethan’s defense attorney claimed the 16-year-old was a victim of “affluenza” because his wealthy parents spoiled him to the point he did not know right from wrong.… Read the rest

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Boy, 14, charged in ‘Bay arsons

August 27, 2014

by Carla Noah Stutsman
A 14-year-old boy has been arrested by Pelican Bay police and charged with arson.
According to a press release from Pelican Bay Police Chief Jason Farris, his department has been investigating a series of four fires – all believed to have been intentionally set – that have occurred in Pelican Bay over the past three months.
In each case, Farris said a vacant mobile home was burned, resulting in total losses.… Read the rest

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A Night of Prayers

August 27, 2014
A Night of Prayers

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Railroad Commission proposes rule changes

August 27, 2014

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Almost 10 months after the first of more than 30 earthquakes shook the area around Reno, Azle, and Springtown, The Texas Railroad Commission (TRC) has proposed some changes to the rules that govern disposal well permits.
While the TRC is reluctant to admit any link between disposal wells and earthquakes, a series of more than 30 tremblers in the Reno, Azle, and Springtown area from November 2013 to January 2014 caused public outcry to the contrary.… Read the rest

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City eyes tiny tax increase

August 20, 2014

Proposed hike is less than one cent

by Carla Noah Stutsman
As tax increases go, the one proposed by Azle City Manager Craig Lemin in order to fund operations of the city for fiscal year 2014-2015 is a dinky one.
At $0.0085 per $100 valuation, the proposed increase is less than a penny – 85 percent of one cent, in fact.
The Azle city council will hold two public hearings – on Aug. 26 and Sept.… Read the rest

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Friends hold prayer vigil for Brandi Dickey

August 20, 2014
Friends hold prayer vigil for Brandi Dickey

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Central Park in Azle may look like a sea of pink Saturday evening, Aug. 23, as friends and family of Brandi Dickey come together to pray for the Azle native who continues her five-year battle with melanoma.
Friends of Dickey, 32, have organized A Night of Love and Prayer for Brandi, and invite the public to gather in the park at 8 p.m. – wearing pink if possible – to show support and love for Brandi and her family and to offer prayer.… Read the rest

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AISD board adopts budget, tax rate

August 20, 2014

by Carla Noah Stutsman
When the Board of Trustees for the Azle Independent School District requested a $20 million bond package last year to finance a new competition gym, career and technology education center, and sprinkler system for Azle High School, Board President Bill Lane asked residents for “a couple of pennies” on the tax rate.
But at its regular meeting Monday, Aug. 18, the board adopted the proposed budget for fiscal year 2014-2015 along with a tax rate that’s just one-and-a-quarter cent higher than the current rate.… Read the rest

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Rollover kills teen girl

August 20, 2014

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Saturday’s intense thunderstorm proved deadly when a 13-year-old Palmer girl was killed in a one-car rollover on Farmer Road south of Azle.
According to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner, Cassidy Breana Fuller, 13, was pronounced deceased at the scene in the 2600 block of Farmer Road at 4:04 p.m. Aug. 16.
Fuller was a back-seat passenger in a 1994 Ford Explorer driven by Kristen Cherie Spencer, 27, of Willow Park, according to information received from Trooper Dub Gillum of the Texas Department of Public Safety.… Read the rest

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Water Main Break

August 20, 2014
Water Main Break

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