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Convictions of man who shot at APD reversed

April 8, 2015
Convictions of man who shot at APD reversed

John Berry Isbell

Jamie Rena Haney

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
A man serving time in the Texas penitentiary after being convicted of assaulting a public servant with a vehicle, assaulting a public servant with a shotgun, evading arrest with a vehicle, and deadly conduct will get a new trial.
John Berry Isbell, now 55, of Haltom City, was sentenced to 20 years for the evading charge; 20 years for the deadly conduct charge; and 45 years for each of the assault charges on March 26, 2014.… Read the rest

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Banks Runneth Over

April 8, 2015
Banks Runneth Over

Mother Nature wasn’t fooling when furious storms rolled through the area April 1, dropping as much as three inches of rain and hail right into the Eagle Mountain Lake watershed. Area creeks swelled and flash-flooding occurred in several spots around town. This creek near the intersection of FM 730 North and Sandy Beach Road rushed water toward the lake later the same day.
Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Moped Vs. Truck

April 1, 2015
Moped Vs. Truck

Reba Michelle Weigart, 24, of Azle, was critically injured about 6 p.m. Thursday, March 26 while riding a Moped-type scooter in the 11600 block of FM 730 North. According to the accident report filed by Azle police, Weigart was northbound when a southbound 2004 Fort F250 pickup driven by Brandon Dale Crosby, 24, of Azle, turned in front of her. Weigart’s scooter struck the pickup and she was ejected, landing on the roadway behind the pickup. AirEvac Life Team 68 transported Weigart to John Peter Smith Hospital. The roadway was closed in both directions for several hours as Azle police conducted an advanced investigation into the accident.

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Student ‘threat’ causes turmoil

April 1, 2015

AHS boy placed in ‘2nd chance’ program

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The Azle Police Department has concluded its investigation into an incident that occurred Wednesday, March 26 at Azle High School in which a threat was perceived.
A student at the school was suspended pending the outcome of the criminal investigation.
The student allegedly made a statement during the lunch period which at least one student interpreted as a threat.… Read the rest

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Azle ISD stunned by $2.4 million boost

April 1, 2015

Complex county deal injects district with a huge cash influx

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Several entities stand to gain financially from an economic development agreement in Parker County, but none more than the Azle Independent School District.
Although initial projections indicated the AISD could receive upwards of $2 million in each year of the five-year agreement, Texas’ school finance system may prevent the district from keeping much of that projected windfall.… Read the rest

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High Flying Hornet

April 1, 2015
High Flying Hornet

JV high jumper Jamie Stevens clears 5 feet, 10 inches at the Rough Rider Relays in Saginaw March 27. He finished second.
by Mark K. Campbell

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Paint it black…

April 1, 2015
Paint it black…

Auto dealer gets satisfaction when wild horses couldn’t stop authorities from recovering
repainted pilfered pickup; it’s all over now

You can’t always get what you want.
Neal Brister has operated Brister Motor Company, located in front of Azle Western Wear and across the parking lot from Dairy Queen, for as long as most people remember.
Friends and customers alike know him as an honest, trustworthy – and trusting – man.… Read the rest

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Let’s vote

March 25, 2015

Lawsuit settlement begets election

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Azle voters will go to the polls in the May 9 General Election to decide whether Laurel Mosier or Alan Brundrett will serve as mayor of the city for the next two years.
A lawsuit filed by Mosier against the city of Azle and its City Secretary Norma Zenk resulted in a March 16 compromise and settlement which was reduced to an Agreed Judgment and Final Order.… Read the rest

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World Class

March 25, 2015
World Class

The AHS Junior Varsity Winterguard brought home the bronze medal when it competed at the North Texas Colorguard Association’s Championships in San Marcos March 21.
Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

Winterguard, Indoor Drumline add to already record-breaking year at AHS

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The 2014-15 school year has already proven to be one of the greatest at Azle High School in terms of accomplishments.… Read the rest

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Garden of Hope taking applications for spring

March 25, 2015
Garden of Hope taking applications for spring

The Garden of Hope, located at Hope Lutheran Church at 4795 East Highway 199, offers gardeners several options to try their hands at gardening. Applications are being accepted for the 2015 season. Photo by Natalie Gentry

BY NATALIE GENTRY
The Garden of Hope community garden is accepting gardener registration for the 2015 growing season.
In addition to the 4×8-foot raised beds offered last year, 10×15 garden plots are a new option for gardeners.… Read the rest

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