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From queen to president?

February 22, 2017
From queen to president?

Alejandrina Guzman, left, is pictured with Isaiah Robles moments after the two were crowned Azle High 2012 Homecoming Queen and King. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

Azle’s Guzman runs for president of UT student body

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
She was Homecoming Queen at Azle High School in 2012, and now she’s seeking a higher office – that of student body president of the University of Texas.
Alejandrina Guzman of Azle, along with Matthew “Micky” Wolf of San Antonio, announced their trailblazing campaign for UT’s highest elected student office on Feb. 15.
Their candidacy marks the first time a differently-abled student has ever run at the top of a student government ticket at a Big 12 university.… Read the rest

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Getting their man

February 22, 2017
Getting their man

Azle police officers and detectives leave the scene after Harvey Eugene Moore was arrested on Valentine’s evening. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

Fleeing Moore caught 4 days later

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Harvey Eugene Moore got away from Azle police on Feb. 10, fleeing on foot during a blinding thunderstorm.
But Tuesday, Feb. 14, Moore was trying to elude members of Parker County’s FAST task force when he ran into a private home in the 200 block of Victoria Avenue and skittled through a hole in the floor.… Read the rest

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Reno Rollover

February 22, 2017
Reno Rollover

The driver of a 2012 gray Mitsubishi Highlander was not injured Monday, Feb. 20 when he lost control of the vehicle and rolled it into a drainage ditch in the 4100 block of East Hwy. 199, just east of the Jaybird Lane intersection. Parker County Sheriff’s deputies and the La Junta Volunteer Fire Department responded to the accident. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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AISD, Reno, and Lakeside see races

February 22, 2017

Azle, Sanctuary, Pelican Bay could cancel elections

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Although the filing period to run for local offices ended Friday, Feb. 17 at 5 p.m., those who wish to run as a write-in candidate had until 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21 – after this publication was sent to the press – to file for a place on the ballot.
Unless there are late-filing write-in candidates, local elections are shaping up this way:… Read the rest

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From queen to president?

February 22, 2017
From queen to president?

Alejandrina Guzman of Azle and Micky Wolf of San Antonio are candidates for president and vice president of the University of Texas.… Read the rest

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One fine day

February 15, 2017

Pay warrants by Feb. 25 or face arrest

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
If you have an outstanding warrant due to an unpaid traffic citation (or for other reasons), the Great Texas Warrant Roundup is your opportunity to take care of it without risking arrest.
Representatives of law enforcement and courts from more than 300 jurisdictions across Texas have combined efforts to host the 2017 Great Texas Warrant Roundup to be held Saturday, March 4.
The Roundup is designed to target thousands of defendants with traffic, parking, city ordinance, penal code and higher charge warrants from participating jurisdictions.
It’s believed to be the largest joint operation of its kind with arrests expected to continue for several days.… Read the rest

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Azle ISD a leader in new cleaning technology

February 15, 2017
Azle ISD a leader in new cleaning technology

Chris Sides, director of product development for E-Mist, showed the Azle ISD board of trustees how his company’s technology disinfects surfaces at the Feb. 6 meeting of the board. Photo by Christina Derr

BY CHRISTINA DERR
It happens every year like clockwork.
Kids who were seemingly healthy through the three months of summer vacation come home within a few weeks of the start of school with their noses dripping like a leaky sink.
As the school year gets closer to Christmas Break, even nastier ailments such as strep throat, the flu, and stomach bugs make an appearance.
All illnesses are caused by one thing: pathogens – pathogens that can live on surfaces in school campuses from days to months, and in rare cases, even years.… Read the rest

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Parker Co. Pct. 1 constable charged with felony

February 15, 2017
Parker Co. Pct. 1 constable charged with felony

 

BY CHRISTINA DERR
Less than two months after being sworn in as constable for Parker County’s Pct. 1, Charlie Hunt has been charged with a third-degree felony.
After an investigation led by the Texas Rangers, a warrant for the arrest of the 43-year-old was issued by the 43rd District Court in Weatherford.
On Monday, Feb. 13 Hunt turned himself into the Wise County Sheriff’s Office and was booked into the Wise County Jail on a charge of Continuous Violence Against Family.
Hunt posted $15,000 bond and was released later the same day.
This is not the first time that Hunt has faced family violence related charges.… Read the rest

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Historic Azle home built in 1900 destroyed

February 8, 2017
Historic Azle home built in 1900 destroyed

The home suffered damage not just from flames, but from smoke, water, and foam, as well. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

Mishio family devastated by total loss

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
A historic home – among the oldest in the area – just outside the Azle city limits suffered a total loss after a fire Sunday afternoon, Feb. 5.
The home in the 1700 block of Scotland Avenue belonged to the Mishio family; Dr. Matt Mishio, chiropractor with Brace Chiropractic and Wellness Center on Azle’s Main Street, lived in the home, although he was not there when the fire started.
“It was built in 1900, and the family that built it moved into it in 1901,” Mishio said at the scene.… Read the rest

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Safe at home

February 8, 2017
Safe at home

Crime rate plunges over three years

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Violent and property crimes in the city of Azle have dropped substantially over a three-year period, according to Police Chief Rick Pippins.
Based on Uniform Crime Report (UCR) Part 1 offenses – which include violent crimes like aggravated assault, forcible rape, murder, and robbery, as well as property crimes like arson, burglary, larceny/theft, and motor vehicle theft – the city has seen a decrease of 27.53 percent since 2013, Pippins reports.
“These are Index Crimes, or UCR Part 1 crimes reported each year to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI),” Pippins said.… Read the rest

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