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Ride honors Heard

July 23, 2014
Ride honors Heard

Proceeds help family with expenses

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Dammion Heard’s family doesn’t believe for one second the 20-year-old wrestling standout took his own life.
Now, proceeds from an 80-mile B-Heard Benefit Ride as well as a private, fundraising meal will help them continue to pay for a private investigation into Dammion’s mysterious death.
The ride is slated for Sunday, July 27, with signups beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Gary’s Paint and Body, LLC, 1341 East Highway 199 in Springtown.… Read the rest

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Bingo! Electrical con man arrested at Oklahoma casino

July 23, 2014
Bingo! Electrical con man arrested at Oklahoma casino

By Natalie Gentry
Gregory J. Long, an alleged con artist wanted by the Parker County Sheriff’s Office for the charge theft of property $1,500 but less than $20,000, was taken into custody July 10.
Quapaw Tribal marshals apprehended Long and two other previously unidentified associates at a casino in Ottawa County, Oklahoma after being alerted by the United States Marshal’s Service who was working in conjunction with the Parker County Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (FAST).… Read the rest

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Mayor Announcement

July 23, 2014
Mayor Announcement

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AHS construction projects come in under budget

July 16, 2014

by Carla Noah Stutsman
A special meeting of the Azle Independent School District Board of Trustees was called for July 10 at the district’s administrative offices.
Although some other business was conducted, the main purpose of the meeting was to discover and agree to the final price tag for a new competition gymnasium, career and technology education center, and sprinkler system at Azle High School.… Read the rest

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Wigged man with gun robs Subway

July 16, 2014

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Azle police have few leads in the armed robbery of the Subway store located at 913 Boyd Road early on the morning of Friday, July 11.
According to police, an employee at the store heard the door chime around 7 a.m.
When she turned toward the door, she said she saw a man pointing a gun at her.
The man was described as white and about 5-feet, 11-inches tall with a medium build.… Read the rest

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TRWD busy with several projects

July 16, 2014

New reservoirs on tap, EML levels a concern

by Mark K. Campbell
Tarrant Regional Water District Planning Director Wayne Owen has been doing plenty of planning.
And some of it is long range.
Speaking to the Azle Rotary Club July 10, Owen covered several near-future and distant topics.

TRWD history
The organization was created in 1924 and within eight years had built two lakes – Lake Bridgeport and Eagle Mountain Lake (EML) – in 1929 and 1932.… Read the rest

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Woman charged with shooting husband

July 16, 2014
Woman charged with shooting husband

by Carla Noah Stutsman
An Azle man is recovering from two gunshot wounds and his wife has been charged with shooting him after a disagreement between the two ended in gunfire.
The shooting took place Tuesday, July 8, as The Azle News was going to press. As reported in the July 9 paper, the incident occurred in the 1100 block of Pine Ridge Drive about 12:35 p.m.… Read the rest

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Boy recovering from accidental gunshot

July 9, 2014

13-year-old in good spirits

By Natalie Gentry
A 13-year-old Springtown boy has spent the last few days at Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth recovering from a gunshot wound he received July 1.
Carl Davis was at his friend’s home near Briar in Wise County at County Road 4764 Tuesday afternoon when he and his friends spotted a snake.
Tammy Davis, Carl’s mother, said the snake had bitten a friend’s dog, so Carl and one of his friends went inside to retrieve a gun to shoot the reptile.… Read the rest

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Shooting may be domestic dispute

July 9, 2014

Azle woman held; charges pending

by Carla Noah Stutsman
A shooting in the 1100 block of Pine Ridge Drive in Azle’s Lake Ridge Addition Tuesday, July 8, left a 52-year-old Azle man in a Fort Worth hospital and a 51-year-old woman in custody pending an investigation.
A 9-1-1 call came into the Azle Police Communications Center at 12:33 p.m.
Both police and first responders were dispatched to the scene.… Read the rest

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Heflin releases poetry book

July 9, 2014
Heflin releases poetry book

by Carla Noah Stutsman
After logging enough years on this earth to have several great-grandchildren, a beloved Azle woman has released her first book.
Love & Laughter – Poems, Analogies & Other Things Volume 1 by Ola Fay Denman Heflin – known by most simply as “Olie” – was released a few weeks ago and is now available for purchase.… Read the rest

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