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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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Fire destroys home in Reno

August 12, 2015
Fire destroys  home in Reno

Firefighters from La Junta, Briar-Reno, and Azle battled a blaze that destroyed a home in Reno Aug. 6.

8 year old causes blaze

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Juvenile fire play is responsible for a fire that destroyed a home in the 200 block of Overland Trail Thursday, Aug. 6.
Parker County Fire Marshal Kurt Harris said an 8-year-old boy with a curiosity about fire lit a sheet on fire and was able to blow the flames out.
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West Entrance Gate Rising at Hornet Field

August 12, 2015
West Entrance Gate Rising at Hornet Field

One benefit from the long stretch of no rain is that work on the new west entrance to Hornet Field is making great progress. It is projected to be completed before the first varsity home game Sept. 11. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Council considers 1.15¢ tax rate increase

August 12, 2015
Council considers 1.15¢ tax rate increase

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
If you live inside the city of Azle, your property tax bill and your water/sewer bill will likely go up a little next year.
But in the grand scheme of things, Azle residents still get that proverbial “whole lot of bang for their buck.”
The 2015 tax rate proposed to Azle’s city council by longtime City Manager Craig Lemin is $0.6795 – just shy of 68 cents per $100 of property valuation.
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Woman dies in Eagle Mountain boating accident

August 12, 2015

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The body of a Fort Worth woman was recovered from Eagle Mountain Lake about 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10, following a boating accident the night before.
The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the woman as Wendy Nugen, 46.
Capt. Cliff Swofford with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department said his agency received a call about 7:20 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, about a person missing in the water following a boating accident near Lakeview Marina in the northeast portion of EML.
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Azle grad shoots winning NFL photo

August 5, 2015
Azle grad shoots winning NFL photo

Tom Pennington’s photo “Take That” won him the Dave Boss Award of Excellence in the 47th Annual Pro Football Hall of Fame Photo Contest. The Azle High School graduate captured this shot last August at AT&T Stadium. Photo courtesy Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Pennington shot No. 1 in pro football contest

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Azle native Tom Pennington is pretty good with a camera.
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