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Property owners move toward common goal

October 22, 2014
Property owners move toward common goal

Ranchoaks residents exchange information, ideas

by Carla Noah Stutsman
About 60 property owners in the Ranchoaks Addition Phase II (RAPII) attended a meeting at The Abbey Church Saturday, Oct. 18 to learn more about a lawsuit filed against them and to brainstorm for a solution.
RAPII resident Debbie Clark explained to those in attendance that a lawsuit filed in February by the owner of a single 40-plus acre lot located across a drainage easement from other lots in the addition seeks to exclude that lot from existing covenants and deed restrictions that currently apply to all lots in the subdivision.… Read the rest

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On quakes and injections:

October 22, 2014

SMU expert says ‘relationship plausible’

by Mark K. Campbell
Brian Stump, Ph.D, told Azle Rotarians Oct. 16 that a “plausible relationship” exists between local earthquakes and injection sites.
The SMU professor discussed a trio of recent quake activities – near DFW Airport in 2008-9, around Cleburne in 2009, and in the Azle area that began last November – and how information being gathered is leading to a mound of data.… Read the rest

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Briar VFD captain sentenced to 8 years

October 22, 2014
Briar VFD captain sentenced to 8 years

Reed convicted of indecency with a child

by Carla Noah Stutsman
A long-time captain for the Briar Volunteer Fire Department was sentenced Oct. 16 to eight years in the state penitentiary for fondling a young boy with whom he attended church.
Travis Jerrad Reed, 33, was convicted of indecency with a child, a second-degree felony, earlier the same day.… Read the rest

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Controlled Burn Snuffed

October 22, 2014
Controlled Burn Snuffed

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Azle Colorguard

October 15, 2014
Azle Colorguard

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Habitual drunk driver arrested again

October 15, 2014
Habitual drunk driver arrested again

Man’s arrest for DWI is his 5th in Azle

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Azle police officers arrested a 58-year-old Lake Worth man Sept. 27 and charged him with driving while intoxicated (DWI) after the man crashed his pickup through a residential fence.
They soon learned that David Thomas Smith has a lengthy record of driving under the influence of alcohol.
The Azle News has learned that Smith’s latest arrest in Azle is his fifth DWI arrest in this city alone.… Read the rest

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Library gala nets $135K

October 15, 2014
Library gala nets $135K

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Love for the Azle Memorial Library – often called the “hallmark of Azle” – crosses all economic boundaries.… Read the rest

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Student health, safety lead school closure decisions

October 15, 2014
Student health, safety lead school closure decisions

AISD procedures outlined

by Carla Noah Stutsman
The weather forecasting community is predicting the winter of 2014-2015 to be both wetter and colder than average, which points to the possibility of more snow and ice.
Across the nation, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is infecting more and more people, mostly infants, children and teenagers, and causing respiratory difficulties and flu-like symptoms.
Then there is the first Ebola case in the nation – in Dallas, just 50 miles from Azle – that resulted in the death of a Liberian man.… Read the rest

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Addition embroiled in lawsuit fallout

October 8, 2014
Addition embroiled in lawsuit fallout

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Since February, more than 160 land owners in a local neighborhood have been the subject of a lawsuit filed by a fellow property owner.… Read the rest

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Burn ban issued in Tarrant County

October 8, 2014

Restrictions to remain in place until Jan. 2015

by Carla Noah Stutsman
At the request of Tarrant County Fire Marshal Randy Renois, the Tarrant County Commissioners Court approved a ban on all outdoor burning Tuesday, Oct. 7.
The ban became effective immediately upon approval and prohibits all outdoor burning; it will be in place for the next 90 days or until approximately Jan. 7, 2015.… Read the rest

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