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Azle man wins Will Rogers saddle making award in Irving

May 6, 2015
Azle man wins Will Rogers saddle making award in Irving

 

West hand-crafts leather, silver

Azle’s Troy West has received high kudos for his leather skills.
He won Will Rogers Cowboy Award for Saddlemaker from the Academy of Western Artists.
He received his award before a full house at the 19th Annual Academy of Western Artists Will Rogers Awards, held in the Grand Ballroom at the Sheraton Hotel in Irving in March.
West, who lives and works in Azle, has been building custom saddles for more than 35 years. The craftsman says he loves to create unique, one-of-a-kind pieces, whether it be a saddle or a hand-crafted silver buckle.… Read the rest

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Gator!

May 6, 2015
Gator!

This yearling alligator was spotted Monday, May 4, near the West Fork of the Trinity River between the Eagle Mountain Lake spillway and Lake Worth. A TRWD spokesperson said the critters are native to that area but stressed that there have been no sightings in Eagle Mountain Lake.

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With EML rising, Twin Points boat launch reopens

April 29, 2015
With EML rising, Twin Points boat launch reopens

Up about five feet since February, the water level at Eagle Mountain Lake has allowed the reopening of the Twin Points boat launch. Photo courtesy Tarrant Regional Water District

TRWD pipeline, Mother Nature credited with
restoring lake level

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Whether you’re more inclined to pray for rain or do a rain dance, chances are recent precipitation has encouraged you to double up on your efforts.… Read the rest

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National Award Winner

April 29, 2015
National Award Winner

Azle High School student and Texas Association of Future Educators member Kaitlyn Stinson won first place in Children’s Literature competition at the Future Educators Association National Conference in Washington, D.C. Stinson wrote and illustrated an original children’s story book. She competed among 33 contestants from across the nation.

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Council denies zoning change for hay business

April 29, 2015

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Following a public hearing during the April 21 Azle city council meeting at which two neighbors voiced opposition to a proposed zoning change, the council voted against the change.
Although the zoning change was recommended by the Planning and Zoning Commission, a motion made by Mayor Pro Tem Bill Jones and seconded by council member David McClure failed by a vote of 3 to 4.… Read the rest

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Early voting now underway, continues through May 5

April 29, 2015

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Early voting for the General Election to be conducted May 9 began Monday, April 27 and runs through Tuesday, May 5.
Locally, the cities of Azle, Reno and Pelican Bay are holding elections; the town of Lakeside, the city of Sanctuary and the Azle Independent School District have each canceled elections this year since no candidates in those races are opposed.… Read the rest

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Relay For Life

April 29, 2015
Relay For Life

Bad weather moved the annual Relay For Life event from Central Park to Azle High School. That didn’t hamper activities or enthusiam on April 24. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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SMU: Wells cause of earthquakes

April 22, 2015
SMU: Wells cause of earthquakes

The Newark East fault zone clearly runs adjacent to injection wells linked to a swarm of earthquakes here in 2013-14. Photo courtesy SMU report

Injection and extraction along ancient fault lines to blame

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
A team of scientists led by Southern Methodist University (SMU) researchers released its findings Tuesday, April 21, regarding a series of earthquakes in the Azle, Reno, and Briar area from November 2013 through January 2014.… Read the rest

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Teen cyclist seriously injured in hit-and-run on FM 730 N

April 22, 2015
Teen cyclist seriously injured in hit-and-run on FM 730 N

The somber sight of a teenager’s shoe still sitting on the shoulder of FM 730 North marked the site where a bicyclist was struck in a hit-and-run accident April 15. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The Azle Police Department is asking for help from the public to identify the driver and/or vehicle involved in a hit-and-run accident that occurred at 9:40 p.m. Wednesday, April 15 in the 12100 block of FM 730 North.… Read the rest

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Open book, open door

April 22, 2015
Open book, open door

Police Chief Rick Pippins came to Azle from Odessa and said he is happy to be here. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

New APD Chief Pippins talks shop with Rotary

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The trip from the tiny town of Tye all the way to Azle – by way of Odessa – took more than 30 years for Rick Pippins.… Read the rest

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