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Family makes quilt honoring son’s military service

July 30, 2014
Family makes quilt honoring son’s military service

A local couple recently finished an unusual but loving tribute to their son’s military service.… Read the rest

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Concert breaks event record

July 30, 2014
Concert breaks event record

Final Music in the Park band attracts 1,700

by Mark K. Campbell
Yeah, yeah, yeah it was hot, but the crowds started gathering early for the final concert of the 2014 Music in the Park series.… Read the rest

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West Shangri La Drive Grass Fire

July 30, 2014
West Shangri La Drive Grass Fire

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Rain helps EML inch up

July 23, 2014
Rain helps EML inch up

Wet El Niño predicted to emerge in coming months
by Carla Noah Stutsman
More than two inches of rain fell in Azle Thursday, July 17, but frankly, we got the short end of the rainfall stick that day.… Read the rest

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AISD shines in STAAR testing

July 23, 2014

The Azle Independent School District (AISD) continues to exceed state passing percentages in the majority of the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) and End of Course (EOC) tests included in the state accountability system.
Here’s how specific students who attend public schools in Texas are tested:
• grades 3-8: math and science
• grades 4 and 7: writing
• grades 5 and 8: science… Read the rest

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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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