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Library Kicks Off Heroic Reading Clubs

June 3, 2015
Library Kicks Off Heroic Reading Clubs

Young reader Daniel Cohee joins forces with (l-r) Mia “Batgirl” Gordy, Brittany “Elastigirl” Culver, and Averie “Supergirl” Womack on the June 1 blast off day of the Azle Memorial Library’s summer reading programs. For more information, fly over to www.azlelibrary.org. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Try, try again

June 3, 2015

Bridge construction to close South Stewart St.

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
After 13 years of false starts, it appears that the Texas Department of Transportation will actually begin work to replace the bridge over Ash Creek on South Stewart Street in mid-June.
A planned start date of June 8 has already been pushed back about a week, and a completion date of November has likewise been adjusted to “early next year.”
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A Roller Coaster of a Showcase

May 27, 2015
A Roller Coaster of a Showcase

Thousands gathered at Azle High School Thursday, May 21 for the Azle ISD’s annual Showcase, where students from every campus and every grade demonstrate their best work of the school year. Above, AHS teacher Andy Zapata encourages a student demonstrating a roller coaster.
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Kayaker drowns in Trinity River

May 27, 2015
Kayaker drowns in Trinity River

Lake Worth man found in EML discharge pool

 

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
One of six kayakers who set out on the West Fork of the Trinity River near Eagle Mountain Lake Saturday evening, May 23, drowned after the group was overtaken by water being released from the lake.
The body of Joshua James Reed, 29, of Lake Worth, was recovered Sunday, May 24, at 2:49 p.m. by lake patrol officers with Tarrant Regional Water District and game wardens with Texas Parks and Wildlife.
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Enhancing Azle’s future: Plans in place to attract more businesses here

May 27, 2015
Enhancing Azle’s future: Plans in place to attract more businesses here

Caitlin Glenn

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
Caitlin Glenn likes to trumpet Azle – and its potential.
That’s her job as the city’s economic development director.
And she’s plenty passionate about making Azle more attractive to outside interests.
When voters approved the creation of a municipal development district, Tarrant County taxpayers began contributing one-half cent sales take on Oct. 1, 2013.
Speaking to the Azle Rotary Club, Glenn added that improvements will be made to the Parker County side of town, too.
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A Rare May Respite

May 27, 2015
A Rare May Respite

The storms just keep a-comin’ this May. There was a break in the action briefly over the city library May 19. But soon the clouds returned and the near-record-setting rainfall for the month returned. Eagle Mountain Lake is beyond full and so are local tanks. So much rain has fallen that not only has the years-long drought been banished, but even Lake Bridgeport – which feeds into EML – has reached its normal level after being down more than 24 feet as recently as last month. Water stands in parks and low-lying areas – and more rain is predicted for the month.

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In One End and Out the Other

May 20, 2015
In One End and Out the Other

For more than a week, massive amounts of water have been flowing into the north end of Eagle Mountain Lake at Bobo Crossing off County Road 4868 south of Boyd. Anglers scooped up shad by the tub full for bait; see how they did it on Page 8A. Lesser – but still voluminous – amounts were being pumped from the EML spillway at the south end of the lake downstream to Lake Worth. Photos by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Boy feared drowned found safe

May 20, 2015
Boy feared drowned found safe

Fort Worth Marshals, area game wardens, and members of SearchOne Rescue Team search on land and water utilizing sonar for a missing boy. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

Lakeside teen was missing 28 hours

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Many feared the worst – that 13-year-old William Cooper had drowned in Lake Worth.
But news came after 9 p.m. Monday night, May 17, that the boy had been found – safe and apparently uninjured – at an Albertson’s grocery store in Lake Worth.
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National Police Officers Memorial Day

May 20, 2015
National Police Officers Memorial Day

Azle Police Chief Rick Pippins and Chaplain Glyn Murphy led a ceremony commemorating National Peace Officers Memorial Day in front of Azle city hall May 15. Pippins shook each officer’s hand and welcomed members of the Azle Fire Department, as well. Cpl. David Poe and Det. Richard Lukowsky lowered the flag to half-mast in honor of those who have given their lives serving and protecting. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Teen killed on 199

May 20, 2015

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Azle police are asking for help from anyone who may have witnessed events that led to the death of a teenage girl on SH 199 after midnight Sunday, May 17.
Savanah Alexandria Moss, 16, was pronounced dead at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth at 2:39 a.m.
The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office preliminary report attributes the cause of death to blunt force trauma due to a motor vehicle vs. pedestrian collision and secondary overrun.
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