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Ouch!

September 24, 2014
Ouch!

 Rookie officer hurt when suspect flees

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Just about six weeks into the training phase as Azle’s newest cop, Officer Kristen Smith is on light duty waiting for some minor on-the-job injuries to heal; an Azle man is in the Tarrant County jail as a result of causing her injuries.
Donnie Ray Beam, 19, of Azle, was arrested Sept. 17 in the 1700 block of Boyd Road behind Sandy Beach Mart and charged with assault on a public servant, a third-degree felony; evading arrest or detention, a class A misdemeanor; tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony; and possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 1, less than one gram, a state jail felony.… Read the rest

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Low water:

September 24, 2014
Low water:

Twin Points, deepest ramp on EML, shut due to drought

by Carla Noah Stutsman
If you’re still planning that last day of boating or fishing on Eagle Mountain Lake, listen up.
Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) officials announced Monday, Sept. 22, the closure of its Twin Points boat launch.
Touted as the deepest boat launch on the lake, its closure reflects the severity of the ongoing drought with a current water level barely shy of 10 feet lower than its conservation pool level of 649.10.… Read the rest

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Way cool!

September 17, 2014
Way cool!

Sting Fling draws crowd on early fall-like day

by carla noah stutsman
Historically, weather has been a determining factor in crowd size for the Azle Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Sting Fling – its biggest fundraiser each year.
Rains have plagued the event for the last several years, forcing it to close early.
This year, the Chamber elected to move the event from the last Saturday in September to the second Saturday in hopes of avoiding the rain.… Read the rest

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Shorty: RIP

September 17, 2014
Shorty: RIP

Wife sentenced to 18 years for killing, burying man in yard

by carla noah stutsman
For more than three years, Neola Robinson slept just 10 feet from the shallow grave where she buried her husband, Pleasant Ervin “Shorty” Robinson after killing him over Memorial Day weekend in 2010.
The 63-year-old Pelican Bay woman was sentenced to 18 years in prison for the murder Monday, Sept. 15, in state district Judge Robb Catalano’s court in Fort Worth.… Read the rest

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‘Bay PD charges man with sex crime

September 17, 2014
‘Bay PD charges man with sex crime

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

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WNV positive sample confirmed north of Azle

September 17, 2014
WNV positive sample confirmed north of Azle

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

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Ice Bucket Challenge

September 17, 2014
Ice Bucket Challenge

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Challenge Accepted

September 10, 2014
Challenge Accepted

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Man jailed for trying to take officer’s gun

September 10, 2014
Man jailed for trying to take officer’s gun

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

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GPS helps TCSO and PBPD PDQ

September 10, 2014

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

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