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April 9, 2014
Under attack:

Man wrecks city vehicle, injures two officers at Azle police station

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
A former employee of the Springtown Independent School District is held in the Tarrant County jail after he waged an attack on the Azle Police Department Saturday night, April 5.
A police vehicle owned by the city was damaged and two officers were injured in the wake of the attack.… Read the rest

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Former AHS wrestler dies in Colorado

April 9, 2014
Former AHS wrestler dies in Colorado

Heard grew up in Azle area

by Mark K. Campbell
Dammion Heard, a Texas high school state wrestling champion who honed his skills in Azle, died in Colorado.
The 20-year-old student-athlete at Western State University in Gunnison had just completed his freshman season.
Heard was last seen on the campus Saturday, March 29.
His body was discovered on Bureau of Land Management property about eight miles from Gunnison April 3.… Read the rest

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AISD AEDs batting 1.000

April 2, 2014
AISD AEDs batting 1.000

Teacher’s life saved by defibrillator

by Carla Noah Stutsman
It’s happened again, at a second Azle school.
An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) saved another life.
It’s no less miraculous the second time around – if you’re not inclined to believe that, just ask anyone who was there.… Read the rest

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Silver Creek students, faculty ready for Coaches Cook-off

April 2, 2014
Silver Creek students, faculty ready for Coaches Cook-off

Competing for $100,000 PE grant from LG

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Trey Shearer has been feeling a little pressure lately.
During interviews over Spring Break with representatives from LG and Project Fit America, he was told “if you don’t make the Final Four, it’s all on you – and if you do make it, it’s because of you.”
Shearer, Silver Creek Elementary’ s physical education teacher, channeled that pressure into positive momentum and was ultimately selected as one of four coaches who will compete in the for a $100,000 physical education grant in LG’s Coaches Cook-Off competition during the NCAA Men’s Final Four weekend.… Read the rest

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Man sentenced to 45 years for two counts of assault in 2012

April 2, 2014
Man sentenced to 45 years for two counts of assault in 2012

Isbell shot at Azle officer, motorist

by Carla Noah Stutsman
An armed man on parole for a violent crime who led police on two high-speed pursuits on two consecutive days in July 2012 has been sentenced to 45 years in prison.
A Tarrant County jury deliberated for several hours Wednesday, March 26, before convicting John B. Isbell, 54, of two charges of assault on a public servant and one charge of deadly conduct.… Read the rest

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Azle schools won’t make up all 8 snow days

April 2, 2014

TEA grants waiver for 6 or them

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Students who attend Azle schools – as well as their parents – can rest easy knowing they will only have to make up two of the eight bad weather days attributed to snowy, icy conditions during the 2013-2014 school year.
The two days that will be made up are the same two already built into the school district’s calendar – Friday, April 18 and Friday, May 30.… Read the rest

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Silver Creek Elementary makes Final Four

March 26, 2014

School to compete for $100K PE prize

by Carla Noah Stutsman
First they made the top 50.
Then the top 25.
Then the top 6.
Now, don’t stop holding your breath – Silver Creek Elementary has made the Final Four!
After weeks of essay writing, multiple interviews, and waiting to find out, Silver Creek Elementary, its Principal Heidi Nelson and Coach Trey Shearer have been named one of four North Texas schools who will compete for a $100,000 physical education grant in LG’s Coaches Cook-Off competition during the NCAA Men’s Final Four weekend in Arlington.… Read the rest

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Azle PD dents burglary ring

March 26, 2014
Azle PD dents burglary ring

Dramatic pursuit, two arrests may hinder thieves

by Carla Noah Stutsman
A police pursuit that began in Azle Friday afternoon, March 21, wound through Reno and back into Azle, and ending in a fiery crash, caught a lot of attention.
So have numerous daytime residential burglaries that have occurred across a wide area including Tarrant, Parker, and Wise Counties – and, of course, Azle.… Read the rest

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Viral video:

March 26, 2014
Viral video:

AHS grad and husband showcase talents singing Frozen song

by Carla Noah Stutsman

Wherever you go, it seems someone is singing music from the soundtrack of the hit Disney animated film Frozen.
But a 1999 Azle High School graduate and her husband are making big waves with their own version of Love Is An Open Door.… Read the rest

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City eyes ‘refi’ on water/sewer bonds

March 26, 2014

Move could save more than $100K in interest

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Saving money isn’t easy for most people, but when the opportunity arises, we all jump on it.
Azle’s city council is no different.
During its second regular monthly meeting Tuesday, March 18, the council heard from Finance Director Renita Bishop about an opportunity to save an estimated $13,543 annually for the next 10 years – a total of more than $118,000 in interest that would be off the taxpayers’ shoulders.… Read the rest

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