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‘Bay man arrested, guns seized

November 5, 2014
‘Bay man arrested, guns seized

by Carla Noah Stutsman
A four-month-long investigation involving several law enforcement agencies has resulted in the arrest of a Pelican Bay man and the confiscation of 31 firearms.… Read the rest

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Boyd Road Wreck

November 5, 2014
Boyd Road Wreck

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Election projection: Voters approve street tax extension

November 5, 2014

BY Carla Noah Stutsman

While votes were still being counted in many races at press time, the News projects that Azle voters approved the renewal of a one-fourth of one percent sales and use tax for maintenance and repair of existing city streets.
At press time, the proposition was passing overwhelmingly by a vote of 1,568 for (or 87.2 percent) to 230 against (12.8 percent), Azle City Secretary Norma Zenk said.… Read the rest

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We’re No. 4!

October 29, 2014

City’s new rating may reduce insurance rates

by Carla Noah Stutsman
For years – actually decades – the Azle Fire Department has worked diligently to improve the city of Azle’s Insurance Services Office Inc. (ISO) Public Protection Classification (PPC) rating.
That rating impacts insurance rates in areas protected by the department.
Like most small towns, Azle – under the old “key rate” system used prior to the implementation of ISO – had a rating of 10 for many years.… Read the rest

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Halloween House

October 29, 2014
Halloween House

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Early voting ends on Oct. 31

October 29, 2014

Early voting continues across the state through Friday, Oct. 31.
When polls closed for the day Monday, Oct. 27 in early voting at the B.J. Clark Annex, 886 people had cast votes there in the Nov. 4 General Election.
Across Tarrant County, 99,967 early votes had been cast (including Azle’s 886) and 22,400 more recorded by mail.
Voters across Texas will decide numerous races for elected offices, including Governor, Lt. Governor and other state offices.… Read the rest

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Bronco Bustin’

October 29, 2014
Bronco Bustin’

Azle quarterback Jamie King is off to the races while Denton Broncos try to catch up Friday, Oct. 24. The Hornet rushed deep into Denton territory before getting hauled down. On the next play, Hornet back Chase Smith punched it in as Azle took control of District 5-5A with a 55-34 victory.                                                 Photo by Mark K. CampbellRead the rest

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Property owners move toward common goal

October 22, 2014
Property owners move toward common goal

Ranchoaks residents exchange information, ideas

by Carla Noah Stutsman
About 60 property owners in the Ranchoaks Addition Phase II (RAPII) attended a meeting at The Abbey Church Saturday, Oct. 18 to learn more about a lawsuit filed against them and to brainstorm for a solution.
RAPII resident Debbie Clark explained to those in attendance that a lawsuit filed in February by the owner of a single 40-plus acre lot located across a drainage easement from other lots in the addition seeks to exclude that lot from existing covenants and deed restrictions that currently apply to all lots in the subdivision.… Read the rest

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On quakes and injections:

October 22, 2014

SMU expert says ‘relationship plausible’

by Mark K. Campbell
Brian Stump, Ph.D, told Azle Rotarians Oct. 16 that a “plausible relationship” exists between local earthquakes and injection sites.
The SMU professor discussed a trio of recent quake activities – near DFW Airport in 2008-9, around Cleburne in 2009, and in the Azle area that began last November – and how information being gathered is leading to a mound of data.… Read the rest

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Briar VFD captain sentenced to 8 years

October 22, 2014
Briar VFD captain sentenced to 8 years

Reed convicted of indecency with a child

by Carla Noah Stutsman
A long-time captain for the Briar Volunteer Fire Department was sentenced Oct. 16 to eight years in the state penitentiary for fondling a young boy with whom he attended church.
Travis Jerrad Reed, 33, was convicted of indecency with a child, a second-degree felony, earlier the same day.… Read the rest

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