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Car Vs. Tree

March 8, 2017
Car Vs. Tree

A woman escaped with minor injuries and a very frightened Chihuahua after losing control of her car on a rain-slickened Silver Creek Road Saturday, March 4. The car crashed through a homeowner’s fence and into a large tree. Passersby and family members at the home came to the woman’s aid since her doors were blocked preventing her from exiting the car until police and firefighters arrived. The accident report was not available at press time. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Azle ISD AD leaving

March 8, 2017
Azle ISD AD leaving

Scott Anderson, AISD athletic director, turned in his paperwork to retire June 30.
Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Anderson retiring in June

by Mark K. Campbell
After 32 years teaching and coaching in the Azle ISD – eight of them as the district’s athletic director – Scott Anderson is vacating the position.… Read the rest

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Two State Champions!

March 1, 2017
Two State Champions!

Azle athletes shone at the annual state wrestling tournament. Two Lady Hornets won gold medals and two boys claimed bronze medals. Alexis Hanna jumps into the arms of 5A Girls Coach of the Year Monica Allen while boys coach Chris Allen smiles. Hali Davis, a junior, won her second consecutive state championship. Photos by Mark K. Campbell

Davis, Hanna earn gold

by Mark K. Campbell
Eight competing Azle athletes vied at the state wrestling tournament and five brought home medals – two golds, two bronzes, and a fourth place.
Plus one other athlete missed a shot at fifth place by a single match.… Read the rest

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City approves bond issuances

March 1, 2017

For automated water meters, refinancing Denver Trail Project

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Soon, water customers of the city of Azle will begin getting new, automated water meters.
The automated meter reading system will benefit both customers and the city.
Automation allows employees to no longer be diverted from regular duties for several days each month to manually read meters; the automated meters will also cut down on errors in meter readings.
Of course, the advancement comes with a cost.… Read the rest

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Azle’s Wood named Brownwood fire chief

March 1, 2017
Azle’s Wood named Brownwood fire chief

Eddy Wood keeps a watchful eye on students at the Wildfire Academy at Tarrant County College during a training exercise in Jan. 2015. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
For more than 25 years, Azle native Eddy Wood has fought fire.
A student of the fire service with a passion for serving others, he even teaches a course as part of Tarrant County College’s Wildfire Academy.
On Feb. 28, Wood was named fire chief and emergency management coordinator for the city of Brownwood in a unanimous vote of that city’s council.
Wood was selected from a field of 18 applicants.… Read the rest

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Hogs, frogs, Park & Pop top Reno council discussions

March 1, 2017
Hogs, frogs, Park & Pop top Reno council discussions

Greg Fox, representing the Northwest Tarrant Lions Club, presented Reno Mayor Lynda Stokes with the coveted Bullfrog statue, which she won in the bullfrog race at the Bullfrog West Fest last fall.
Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

Police chief OK’d for return to full duty

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
While some of it was a bit unusual – hogs, frogs, and the possibility of a fireworks park in the city – the Reno city council got down to business during its monthly meeting Monday, Feb. 27.
Departing from long-held tradition, Mayor Lynda Stokes did not call on council member Bonnie Black to deliver the invocation.… Read the rest

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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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