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Reno citizens push back after walkout

June 21, 2017

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Reno city hall was packed with citizens Monday night, June 19, in response to a walkout at the previous Monday’s meeting by a quorum of the city council.
Mayor Pro Tem Bonnie Black and council members Billie Steele and Ken Parnell walked out of the June 9 meeting, leaving no quorum to do city business, following a motion by Black to move items up on the agenda.
When, early in the June 19 meeting, Black again asked to move specific items ahead of the Citizen Presentation portion, she was shouted down by citizens.
But Steele seconded the motion, and Walt Leonard, city attorney, supported voting on it.… Read the rest

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Azle school board meeting gets hairy

June 21, 2017
Azle school board meeting gets hairy

Tanya Anderson sat in the superintendent’s chair for the first time June 19. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Beards on students inspire prickly discussion

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
New superintendent Tanya Anderson settled into her seat on the Azle ISD board for the first time.
And she stayed there for three hours.
After honoring Hornet Academy graduates at Azle High School, board trustees reassembled June 19 at their usual locale at the Azle Instructional Support Center.
The bulk of the meeting concerned Director of Finance Monica Miller’s preliminary budget report for the upcoming 2017-18 school year as well as hearing various long range – five year – projections by technology, transportation, maintenance, and athletics department heads.… Read the rest

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Hornet Academy honors 36 graduates

June 21, 2017
Hornet Academy  honors 36 graduates

Azle ISD Trustee Tim Brown congratulates a Hornet Academy graduate at the June 19 ceremony. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
Another class of Hornet Academy graduates walked the stage at Azle High School June 19.
Receiving diplomas were 36 new grads – including two who are 41 years old.
The ceremony began before a large audience in the AHS auditorium as the graduates filed in.
Academy Principal Susan Adams welcomed the gathering and introduced several board members and Superintendent Tanya Anderson.
AISD President Bill Lane gave congratulatory remarks.… Read the rest

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Mother of drowned infant arrested

June 21, 2017
Mother of drowned infant arrested

Mom was distracted by Facebook

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN

The mother of a Reno infant who drowned in a bathtub last week was on Facebook while her child died, according to the Parker County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO).
Cheyenne Summer Stuckey, 21, of Reno, was arrested Wednesday by Parker County Sheriff’s investigators.
Charged with injury to a child, Stuckey remained in the Parker County jail Thursday morning.
Although her bond has not yet been set, it has been recommended to be $50,000, according to jail records.… Read the rest

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Man killed in Jacksboro Highway rollover

June 14, 2017

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
A young Reno man lost his life while his passenger received only minor injuries in a rollover crash late Wednesday night, June 7.
Brandon Jay Martin, 21, was pronounced dead at the scene in the 1300 block of Northwest Parkway, near the west city limit of the city of Azle.… Read the rest

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Full speed ahead

June 14, 2017
Full speed ahead

Work on the Hwy. 199 project is tooling right along; however, the completion date is now sometime in 2019. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Hwy. 199 project about 1/8th complete

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
The headache so many suffer through several times a week – driving up and down Hwy. 199 between Azle and Lake Worth – is not ending any time soon.
But it is making steady progress, according to Scott Cooner, the “mobility coordinator” of the project.
His job is to keeping traffic moving along safely while Flatiron Construction crews work on the Jacksboro Highway expansion.
When completed, Hwy.… Read the rest

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Three Reno council members walk out of meeting

June 14, 2017

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Three Reno city council members walked out of a Monday, June 12 council meeting, leaving an unfinished agenda and a chamber full of citizens scratching their heads in bewilderment.
They also left representatives from two separate law enforcement agencies that were there to make presentations to the council.
Mayor Pro Tem Bonnie Black insisted upon making a motion as soon as the pledges were said and before newly-elected Mayor Eric Hunter could begin the Mayor’s Announcements portion of the meeting.… Read the rest

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Celebrating 20 years of Good N.E.W.S.

June 14, 2017
Celebrating 20 years of Good N.E.W.S.

Following a 33-year career as a manager for McDonald’s, Neva Allen, right, now needs a little help. Good N.E.W.S. volunteers drive her to dialysis treatments three times a week, and provide help with household chores and lawn care. Terri Bartlett dropped by Allen’s home Tuesday, May 6, with a bag filled with household items.

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
For 20 years now, Good N.E.W.S. Living at Home/Block Nurse Program has been helping senior citizens in the Azle, Springtown, Briar and surrounding areas continue to live in their homes.
It’s been a labor of love for 17 years for Executive Director Terri Bartlett.… Read the rest

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Fleeing police gets man 3rd-degree felony charge

June 7, 2017
Fleeing police gets man 3rd-degree felony charge

Dustin Marter

Man allegedly shoplifted at Azle Walmart

BY CHRISTINA DERR
What is alleged to have started as a shoplifting offense at the Azle Walmart, led to a police chase and a felony charge for one Springtown man.
Dustin N. Marter, 30, of Springtown was arrested in the early morning hours of Friday, June 2.… Read the rest

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Defining ‘Head’ Coach

June 7, 2017
Defining ‘Head’ Coach

Azle High School head wrestling coach Chris Allen practices what he preaches when he tells campers to stand on their heads at the annual athletic camp. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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