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Group hopes to support, record history of AFD

July 29, 2015

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
If you admire the brotherhood of firefighters, there’s a new opportunity to support the Azle Fire Department.
A group of Azle citizens has formed the Azle Fire Department Foundation (AFDF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation, to support the Azle FD through fundraising as well as preservation of the department’s history.
“We want to promote the Azle Fire Department by keeping the community aware of what’s going on and all they do,” said Robbie Porch, president of the AFDF. “There is a lot of history in the department, and until now, there’s been no one to keep up with it all.”
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Inaugural Sports Hall of Fame class chosen

July 22, 2015
Inaugural Sports Hall of Fame class chosen

Derek Dorris won the district triple jump all four years and still holds the Azle High School record.
Photo by Mark K. Campbell

 

 

Seven former AHS standouts will be inducted in October ceremony

 

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
After numerous meetings covering months, a committee has chosen the inductees for the first-ever Azle Sports Hall of Fame.
Seven of the best athletes to ever represent AHS – during their years at Azle and afterward – will be honored at the Hornet football game, Friday, October 23 against Denton High.
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No Fun Zone

July 22, 2015
No Fun Zone

If you’ve been in Central Park since the big spring rains – maybe for Music in the Park or just for fun – you’ve noticed the playground is sealed off. The big storm that flooded the park swept away the “engineered wood fiber” from the playground. The city said the demand for the fiber is so great that new fill for the area cannot be obtained until mid-August.                                       Photo by Carla Noah StutsmanRead the rest

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Woman charged with child sexual assault

July 22, 2015
Woman charged with child sexual assault

Ashley Adams Whited

 

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
A 33-year-old Azle woman has been arrested and charged with the sexual assault of a child.
Ashley Adams Whited was arrested July 9 on an Azle Police Department warrant after an investigation found evidence of the sexual assault.
According to Azle PD detective Sgt. Kevin Rogers, Whited was allegedly involved in a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old boy that apparently began in November 2014 and continued until the situation was reported to police in June.
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Arrest solves 6 Azle burglaries

July 22, 2015
Arrest solves 6 Azle burglaries

Aaron Matthew Sams

 

 

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Azle police have solved at least six burglaries with the arrest of one man.
Aaron Matthew Sams, 21, of Azle, was initially arrested July 5 in the 600 block of Southeast Parkway and charged with public intoxication.
He received a citation and was released from the Azle jail the morning of July 6.
Azle PD detective Sgt. Kevin Rogers said Azle patrol officers arrested Sams again before noon – mere hours after he was released from jail – after observing him in the act of committing a burglary in the 1300 block of Southeast Parkway.… Read the rest

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AISD hires new MGP director

July 22, 2015
AISD hires new MGP director

Dimas Delgado is Azle High School’s new band director. He’s pictured here with his wife, Traci, and their 11-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son.

 

 

Delgado crossing the lake from Boswell HS

 

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The recent departure of three directors of Azle High School’s Marching Green Pride generated a flurry of applicants from far and wide, and Azle Independent School District officials said they felt sure they’d find “the right people to fill the positions.”
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Wreck kills teen mother

July 15, 2015
Wreck kills teen mother

The 15-year-old mother of a 3-month-old infant was killed in a violent crash on Jacksboro Highway at its intersection with Nine Mile Bridge Road Sunday evening, July 12. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
A 15-year-old girl who was the mother of a 3-month-old infant was killed Sunday evening, July 12 in a three-car accident in the 10100 block of Jacksboro Highway.
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MGP directors take Burleson positions

July 15, 2015

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The dynamic team that revived Azle High School’s Marching Green Pride, returning it to state contender status in four short years, has announced its departure from Azle.
Band director Shawn Murphy, his wife and assistant director Kim Murphy, and percussion director Richard Kearns, have accepted positions at Burleson Centennial High School.
Centennial was built in 2010 as a result of growth in the Burleson ISD, joining longtime Azle rival Burleson High to provide secondary education in that district.
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Just a little weed?

July 15, 2015
Just a little weed?

SCU investigators discovered a marijuana growing operation in a shipping container at the home of Travis Brent Woodruff who lives south of Azle. Photo courtesy Parker County Sheriff’s Office

Special Crimes Unit discovers marijuana growing south of Azle

An Azle area man was arrested July 9 by members of the Weatherford-Parker County Special Crimes Unit (SCU) in connection with a marijuana growing operation.
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July 4 blaze sends firefighter to Azle hospital

July 8, 2015
July 4 blaze sends firefighter to Azle hospital

Arriving fire units saw flames already through the roof in the 1600 block of Coral Road early in the morning of July 4. Several animals were rescued by fire personnel.                      Photo courtesy Matt Thomas

 

Puppies, other animals rescued from nocturnal blaze

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
A late-night house fire sent a firefighter to an Azle hospital as a precaution.
On the scene in the 1600 block of Coral Road early in the morning of July 4 were Briar-Reno VFD and Azle firefighters.
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