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Indoor Drumline scores big win

March 12, 2014
Indoor Drumline scores big win

1st at Houston regional competition

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Members of Azle High School’s Indoor Drumline – and their director, Richard Kearns – are spending Spring Break in an unusual location.
It’s called Cloud Nine.
The merry band of percussionists returned just before sunrise Sunday from a huge win at the Winter Guard International (WGI) Regional Competition in Houston Saturday, March 8.… Read the rest

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‘Bay police bust meth lab, recover stolen property

March 12, 2014
‘Bay police bust meth lab, recover stolen property

by Carla Noah Stutsman
After a brief struggle, two men were arrested at a home in the 1400 block of Cardinal Terrace in Pelican Bay when a search warrant was executed by PB police officers late Saturday night March 8.
According to a press release issued by Chief Jason Farris, officers found a fully operational methamphetamine lab inside the home. The lab was actually in the process of producing the drug when officers entered, Farris said.… Read the rest

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Circus attracts thousands

March 12, 2014
Circus attracts thousands

Big Top stands tall at city’s center

by Carla Noah Stutsman
The flags above the Big Top caught the attention of almost 3,000 people Monday, marking the greatest attendance of the Carson & Barnes Circus in Azle’s history.… Read the rest

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Thou shalt not steal?

March 5, 2014

Break-ins plaguing local church

By Natalie Gentry
Solid Rock Bible Church on South Reno Road has experienced two burglaries in the past three months.
The first incident happened in November when the thieves kicked in the door to the pastor’s office and took all of the church’s computers.
The most recent burglary occurred on Feb. 20, and this time the thieves did much more damage… Read the rest

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APD detective says burglaries are up

March 5, 2014

Protect yourself and neighbors from thieves

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Burglaries are up.
Not just in Azle, but in a broader area that includes Azle, Springtown, Boyd, and unincorporated areas in Tarrant, Parker and Wise counties.
Azle Police Detective Sgt. Kevin Rogers says he’s up to his ears in burglary reports of homes, apartments, buildings, and vehicles.
For Rogers, the dilemma is often with those who make it easier for the criminals.… Read the rest

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Local elections take shape

March 5, 2014

Azle, Lakeside cancel elections, saving taxpayers thousands

by Carla Noah Stutsman
The deadline to file an application for a place on the ballot for the General Election slated for May 10 has come and gone, and there were some last minute filers.
The city of Azle will save almost $10,000 by canceling its election this year, since there are no contested races in town.… Read the rest

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199 Rollover

March 5, 2014
199 Rollover

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AHS grad gets 30-year sentence

March 5, 2014

by Mark K. Campbell
Days before he was slated for trial, Kyle Austin Ware pleaded guilty to four sexual crimes and was sentenced to 30 years in prison.
Ware, 31, received 30 years on three counts of continuous sexual abuse of a child and got 20 years for another count, indecency with a child by contact.
All counts will be served at the same time with no parole.… Read the rest

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Robbery suspect confesses to additional crimes

February 26, 2014
Robbery suspect confesses to additional crimes

Vehicle theft, Shoreline Drive house fire solved

by Carla Noah Stutsman
An Azle man is in the Tarrant County jail after he allegedly committed an aggravated robbery on Valentine’s Day.
While that’s a little out of the norm for Azle, what’s just as interesting are the crimes to which the suspect confessed before he ever made it to a jail cell.
According to Azle PD Lt. Bill Russell, Joe Floyd Coffee, 40, entered a convenience store in the 1500 block of Southeast Parkway late in the evening and began to play one or more of the electronic games inside the store.… Read the rest

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Burglaries solved: 8. Arrested: 5

February 26, 2014
Burglaries solved: 8. Arrested: 5

‘Bay PD executes search warrants in town, Reno

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Pelican Bay Police Chief Jason Farris has publicly vowed to tackle the crime the tiny town by the lake is known for, and thus far, he’s made good on his word.
Pelican Bay police executed a search warrant at a home in the 1400 block of Cardinal Trail on Jan. 31 after developing information related to a series of burglaries.… Read the rest

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