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Man’s death on Eagle Mt. ruled a suicide

May 24, 2017

Mysterious explosion rocked homes March 28

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
When a loud explosion shook homes and rattled windows in neighborhoods along the western shores of Eagle Mountain Lake the evening of March 28, speculation abounded.
Those who ran outdoors to look for signs of what may have caused the explosion found none.
“Somebody just shot off some tannerite,” one man said.… Read the rest

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Music in the Park season starts June 2

May 24, 2017
Music in the Park season starts June 2

A big hit at the 2016 Sting Fling, Poo Live Crew returns to the Central Park amphitheater stage to kick
off Music in the Park Friday, June 2.

Food trucks new addition this summer

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
From returning crowd favorites to some talent new to the Azle stage, Music in the Park’s 2017 Summer Concert Series promises something for everyone’s musical tastes.
This year, it also offers something everyone understands and appreciates – gourmet food and dessert trucks.
Music in the Park begins at 8 p.m. each Friday in June and July in the amphitheater in Central Park, 263 West Main St., next to the Azle Memorial Library, and features free admission, free water, and free popcorn.… Read the rest

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Smiths retire from ministry at Lakeside Church of God

May 24, 2017
Smiths retire from ministry at Lakeside Church of God

Rev. Carroll and Joyce Smith
… retiring from ministry at Lakeside Church of God

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
For 52 years, Rev. Carroll and Joyce Smith have served in full-time ministry, the last 31 years as senior pastors at Lakeside Church of God.
The Smiths’ retirement will be celebrated with a reception in the church’s activity center from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, June 4.
The Lakeside Church of God is located at 9396 Confederate Park Road in Lakeside.… Read the rest

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Thanks for Serving

May 24, 2017
Thanks for Serving

Outgoing Azle city council member Place 4 Paul Crabtree tries to figure out just what his parting gift is during the May 16 council meeting. Crabtree was honored for his 10 years of service to the city with a plaque, a gift – it was a set of pens – and cake and ice cream for all in attendance. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Weather Blows Through

May 24, 2017
Weather Blows Through

Wind gusts topping 60 miles per hour – but very little rain – Thursday, May 18, wreaked havoc across Azle. Area firefighters rescued a trapped person when the porch of a mobile home partially collapsed on West Timberlake Drive in Reno. Elsewhere several trees snapped or were uprooted in the area. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Memorial Remembers Officer with Azle Ties

May 17, 2017
Memorial Remembers Officer with Azle Ties

The Azle Police Department hosted a memorial service Monday, May 15, in Central Park, in observance of Police Officer Memorial Day. In addition to honoring fallen law enforcement officers everywhere, the service honored Abilene Police Officer Billy A. Rose, who died in a motorcycle crash while on duty in 1952. Rose had family ties to the Azle community. Cassandra Weaver, who sang the National Anthem for the service, watches solemnly with her children as a bagpiper plays “Amazing Grace.” Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Eagle Mountain Lake boat crash injures 5

May 17, 2017

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
At least five people were injured late Friday night, May 5, when two boats collided on Eagle Mountain Lake.
Four of the five were treated at area hospitals and have been released.… Read the rest

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Former AHS coach new AISD HR hire

May 17, 2017
Former AHS coach new AISD HR hire

Mark Kehoe

Kehoe returns to Azle after serving as principal at Lampasas HS

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
As AISD Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Human Resources Tanya Anderson prepares to assume her role as the next superintendent of Azle schools, the district has made a move to fill her current position.
Mark Kehoe, who has been tapped as the district’s human resource director, is no stranger to Azle.
He was a teacher and coach in AISD for six years from 1991-97.… Read the rest

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I swear – and I swear again

May 17, 2017
I swear – and I swear again

Parker County Precinct 1 Commissioner George Conley (left) administers the oath of office to Mayor Eric Hunter (second from left) and Larry Trammell (second from right) as their wives, Loretta Hunter and Helen Trammell, stand at their sides. Conley also administered the oath to John Basham immediately afterward as Basham’s wife Tammy held the Bible. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

Official dispute sees Hunter, Basham, Trammell take oath twice

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
After the votes were canvassed, newly-elected Reno Mayor Eric Hunter, council member Place 2 John “JB” Basham, and council member Place 4 Larry “Skipper” Trammell were sworn into their respective offices at the regular city council meeting Monday evening, May 15.… Read the rest

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An Eagle Mountain Morning

May 17, 2017
An Eagle Mountain Morning

The water is peaceful as a new day begins on Eagle Mountain Lake and boaters and anglers load up for outings. May 20-26 is Safe Boating Week. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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