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Bad boys in the hood

August 26, 2015
Bad boys in the hood

Teens terrorize Lake Ridge area; residents ask for curfew

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Teenagers are known for sometimes creating a ruckus, but a handful of them, neighbors say, have repeatedly vandalized and stolen property while eluding meaningful consequences.
That drew a standing room only crowd to the Azle city council meeting Tuesday evening, Aug. 18.
Azle resident Michael Newhouse led the charge with a sign made from a damaged door to his shop, from which burglars took more than $2,000 worth of tools.
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AHS grad Greer earns 2nd Dove Award nomination for Christmas recording

August 26, 2015
AHS grad Greer earns 2nd Dove Award nomination for Christmas recording

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Longtime Azleites won’t be surprised to learn of Andrew Greer’s second nomination for a Dove Award from the Gospel Music Association (GMA).
Here in Hornetland, Greer’s name is familiar to many.
He graduated from Azle High School in 2000, sang in church here, and his parents and brothers are well-known in the community.
But Greer went away to attend Belmont University in Nashville.
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Local VFDs getting funds

August 26, 2015

Seven volunteer fire departments in the area are among 86 departments across Texas receiving $145,000 from Texas Mutual Insurance Company, a policyholder-owned company, to improve their safety through the Firefighter Safety and Training Grant Program.
Departments receiving grants in Parker, Wise, and Palo Pinto counties include Springtown, La Junta, Mineral Wells, Peaster, Cool-Garner, Aledo, and Newark.
Texas Mutual, the state’s leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance, and Volunteer Firefighter and EMS Insurance Services partnered with the State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas (SFFMA) to manage the application process and select the grant recipients.
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Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer…Are Waning

August 26, 2015
Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer…Are Waning

Bearing the summer heat that came in July and remains in August, having Eagle Mountain Lake full was a blessing. However, It was back to school for thousands of Azle ISD students when the bell rang on Monday, Aug. 24. Of course, the unoffical end of summer is Labor Day – which comes as late as possible this year, Sept. 7. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Police department program aims to keep kids, pets out of hot cars

August 19, 2015
Police department program aims to keep kids, pets out of hot cars

Azle Det. Sgt. Kevin Rogers uses a heat gun to demonstrate how quickly and how high heat rises inside a car. His gun registered over 131 degrees after just a few minutes.        Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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‘Not in Azle!’

August 19, 2015
‘Not in Azle!’

Azle Det. Sgt. Kevin Rogers uses a heat gun to demonstrate how quickly and how high heat rises inside a car. His gun registered over 131 degrees after just a few minutes.        Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

 

Police department program aims to keep kids, pets out of hot cars

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Fifteen children and countless pets have died after being left in hot cars so far in 2015 across the United States, and three of those children died in Texas – one in Austin, one in Pecos, and one in Dallas.
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Latest samples test negative for WNV

August 19, 2015

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The city of Azle sprayed a targeted area around Ash Creek Park for adult mosquitoes on Aug. 7 after a sample collected in the park was found to be positive for West Nile Virus Aug. 5.
The city reports that mosquito samples collected at various locations in Azle all tested negative for the presence of WNV as well as Saint Louis Encephalitis on Aug. 10.
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Prayers for Azle

August 19, 2015
Prayers for Azle

Mary Orms

Move, Pray, Obey ministry to start at Central Park Aug. 24

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
An idea that came to a Springtown woman jogging years ago is about to spread to Azle.
Move, Pray, Obey was begun by Mary Orms on Aug. 26, 2013.
That was the first day of school in Springtown.
Now, MPO will kick off in Azle on the first day of school here, Aug. 24.
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Taking a Tour

August 19, 2015
Taking a Tour

Azle school board members tour the competition gym set to open in September. The group saw several high school upgrades on their tour.             Photo by Carla Noah StutsmanRead the rest

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Ash Creek Park mosquito tests positive for WNV

August 12, 2015

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
One tiny mosquito.
It may not sound like much, but when it’s collected in an Azle park and it tests positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) – well, it’s disconcerting, to say the least.
The city of Azle participates in the WNV testing program with Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH).
City officials were notified Wednesday, Aug. 5, that a mosquito sample collected at Ash Creek Park had tested positive for the virus.
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