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Boyd Road Rollover

April 23, 2014
Boyd Road Rollover

An 11-year-old boy was seriously injured about 4 p.m. Saturday, April 19, when he was ejected from a black 2002 Cadillac Escalade. The boy was not wearing a seat belt, according to the accident report. The driver of the Escalade, 41-year-old Esteban Martinez, failed to yield the right-of-way from the stop sign on Boyd Court and was broadsided by a northbound 2011 Ford Mustang. The impact caused the Escalade to overturn and the child was ejected through the rear passenger window.… Read the rest

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What-a-deal!

April 23, 2014

Bond refi saves taxpayers more than expected

by Carla Noah Stutsman
A financial move intended to save the city of Azle more than $118,000 in interest on water and sewer bonds issued in 2004 was more successful than city officials anticipated.
In fact, the sale of the Series 2004 Waterworks and Sewer System Revenue Refunding and Improvement Bonds, which occurred Tuesday, April 15 – Tax Day – ended up saving the city $190,000 at today’s value.… Read the rest

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Recent rains don’t dampen drought

April 23, 2014
Recent rains don’t dampen drought

Stage One water restrictions remain in place

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Recent rains, while refreshing, are nowhere near enough to put a dent into drought-stricken North Texas.
With area lakes as low as they’ve been in years, both the city of Azle and Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) remain under Stage One of their identical Drought Contingency Plans.
For area residents both inside and outside the city limits, that means mandatory water restrictions – something a bit unusual for springtime in North Texas.… Read the rest

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Early voting begins April 28

April 23, 2014

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Early voting for the May 10 General Election begins Monday, April 28 across Texas.
Locally, the cities of Azle, Lakeside, and Sanctuary have canceled elections because no races in those cities are contested.
However, there is one race in the Azle Independent School District (AISD), and several in both Pelican Bay and Reno.
Regardless of which election you are voting in, locals should vote at a polling place located in the county in which they live.… Read the rest

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Officials, citizens unite in search for missing 84 year old

April 16, 2014
Officials, citizens unite in search for missing 84 year old

Woman found safe in bushes

by Carla Noah Stutsman
The sun was going down when the call first sounded.
An elderly woman suffering from dementia was reported missing from Azle Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center located at 721 Dunaway Lane Thursday, April 10.
She was found, hours later, safe and without injury, hiding behind some shrubbery in a courtyard located in the center of Azle Manor.… Read the rest

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Azle council approves city facility IT network upgrade

April 16, 2014

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Azle’s city hall – along with most other city facilities – is getting a much-needed and long-anticipated upgrade to its IT network.
The city council approved the measure during its regular monthly meeting held April 1.
At an estimated up-front cost of $76,000 plus a nominal increase to monthly access charges, the upgrade is something that would normally be brought up as an annual budget request, according to City Manager Craig Lemin.… Read the rest

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Relay reboot:

April 16, 2014

New location, schedule aim to boost participation in Azle Relay For Life

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Changes are afoot for the annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Azle and they’re expected to help make the event bigger and better than ever before.
A new location and shorter event time will contribute to the made-over Relay.
Slated for 6 p.m.-12 midnight Friday, May 16 in Central Park in Azle, opening ceremonies will begin promptly at 6, followed by the Survivor and Caregiver lap at 6:30.… Read the rest

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Lunar Eclipse Blood Moon

April 16, 2014
Lunar Eclipse Blood Moon

This series of photos taken April 15 shows the progression of the eclipse during different stages. From the whole moon (left) to the blood moon (right).
Photos by Ryan Burger

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Shearer cooks his way to a win at Final Four

April 9, 2014
Shearer cooks his way to a win at Final Four

Silver Creek PE teacher secures physical fitness grant

by Carla Noah Stutsman
When you tell someone a local elementary school PE teacher competed in a cook-off at halftime at the Final Four, they tend to look at you like you have two heads.… Read the rest

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State Champs!

April 9, 2014
State Champs!

AHS Indoor Drumline wows judges in College Station

by Carla Noah Stutsman

No. 1.
“You could feel the energy when you walked in – it was incredible,” Richard Kearns said. “The kids did a great job, but the amount of support we get from Azle is overwhelming. So many people drove down to support us.”… Read the rest

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