Pelican Bay Police have arrested a 35-year old local man who is charged with indecency with a child.
Police Chief Jason Farris said the man, Charles Robert Odell, initiated an unwanted sexual relationship with a female juvenile. The series of offenses began in 2013 at a Pelican Bay residence.
“Right out of the gate we knew this offense was going to be tough to investigate given the time lapses and the fact all parties involved had moved away from the city,” Farris said.… Read the rest
Ground spraying conducted to kill mosquitoes
The Tarrant County Public Health Department (TCPH) has confirmed two new West Nile virus (WNV) positive mosquito samples in unincorporated Tarrant County.
One of those samples was collected on East Court off Moran Road just north of Azle.
The other was collected in the opposite corner of Tarrant County near Kennedale New Hope Road.
Ground spraying took place in both areas between 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15 and concluded by 5 a.m.… Read the rest
by Carla Noah Stutsman
An Azle man who repeatedly called 9-1-1 for help, then fought with an Azle police officer and attempted to take his weapon is now in jail.
James Roland Grigg, 42, of Azle, was arrested Sept. 2 in the 600 block of Alameda Road and charged with assault on a public servant, a third-degree felony, as well as with attempting to take a weapon from an officer, a state jail felony.… Read the rest
by Carla Noah Stutsman
Sometimes it just pays to protect your own stuff.
An Azle man who took a proactive approach to protecting his property helped police in locating his stolen motorcycle – and the two people who stole it.
Joseph William Cordell, 17, of Azle, was charged with theft of stolen property $1,500-20,000 related to the theft. He held was in the Tarrant County jail as of Sept. 9 in lieu of $15,000 bond.… Read the rest
Crews from Nelson Tree Service will begin trimming trees along local power lines beginning Sept. 10 – a project Oncor Electric Delivery, who contracted the tree service, expects to take six to eight weeks.
Tree-trimming will begin at Scotland Avenue at SH 199.
Working only on the southwest side of the highway, they’ll move northwest into the downtown Azle area before heading north on FM 730 North.… Read the rest
An Azle man was sentenced to 25 years in prison for aggravated sexual assault Monday, Aug. 25, in a Weatherford court room.
Andrew Murphy Howard, 30, was accused of videotaping the assault, during which he held a woman at knife- and gunpoint in November 2013.
Murphy pleaded guilty to the charge and accepted a plea bargain which the victim approved.
According to a press release issued by the Parker County District Attorney’s Office, the victim sustained a fracture near her eye socket and cuts and abrasions on her neck.… Read the rest
Azle’s water may taste, smell different due to algal bloom
It’s that bloomin’ time of year again.
Each year during the summer months, lakes and other surface water suppliers experience a natural event – an “algal bloom” – which can affect the taste and odor of tap water.
Algal blooms are common to surface water supplies in warm weather climate states like Texas.
But even if you do notice a difference in the taste and/or smell of your water, the City of Azle Water Department says the water is safe to drink.… Read the rest