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Rock Truck Wreck

June 18, 2014
Rock Truck Wreck

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Azle man gets 18 years

June 18, 2014
Azle man gets 18 years

Burglar given max sentence

by Carla Noah Stutsman
A 52-year-old Azle man was convicted Wednesday, June 11 in a Parker County courtroom for burglarizing an Azle home last year.
Jerry Shad Robbins was sentenced to 18 years in prison for the crime.
According to Parker County Assistant District Attorney (ADA) Jeff Swain, who tried the case along with ADA Abigail Placke, jurors listened to the 911 call made by a young woman inside the home on March 1, 2013.… Read the rest

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Azle school district: There’s no fun in fundraising

June 18, 2014

by Carla Noah Stutsman
From elementary school Parent Teacher Organizations (PTOs) to sports teams, bands, and clubs, cash is needed to fund school district activities, equipment, supplies and more.
We’ve all been asked to purchase anything and everything from cookie dough to candles, and from meats to seats, and it’s always for a worthy cause.
The item – 9. Discuss, consider and deliberate revisions to police FJ (local) Gifts and Solicitations – looked innocuous enough on the agenda for the Monday, June 16 meeting of the Azle Independent School District’s Board of Trustees.… Read the rest

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Bridge out ahead!

June 18, 2014
Bridge out ahead!

Silver Creek Road to close, 2nd bridge lacks funding for repair

Carla Noah Stutsman
Regardless of whether you’ve lived “in these here parts” your whole life or if you’re one who just got here as quickly as you could, you’ve probably traveled some back roads to avoid the treacherous Fort Worth traffic.
Or maybe you just prefer to drive off the beaten path for the prettier scenery.… Read the rest

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Duo injured in experimental plane crash near Lakeside

June 11, 2014
Duo injured in experimental plane crash near Lakeside

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Two men were hurt when a small plane crashed near the intersection of Confederate Park Road (aka FM 1886) and Silver Creek-Azle Road near Lakeside June 4.… Read the rest

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Smith is new AISD ops man

June 11, 2014
Smith is new AISD ops man

by Carla Noah Stutsman
For 20 years, Todd Smith has worked within a one-block area on Boyd Road in Azle.
He’s going to have to learn some new routes to get to work.
Dr. Ray Lea, superintendent of the Azle Independent School District, announced that Smith has accepted the position of Director of Operations for the district.
Smith replaces Skip McCambridge, who recently resigned the position to head to a similar one in Lake Worth ISD.… Read the rest

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West named Azle interim police chief

June 11, 2014
West named Azle interim police chief

by Carla Noah Stutsman
He is the ranking lieutenant within the Azle Police Department, and only one officer – Sgt. Bob Spohn – has served the citizens of Azle longer than Lt. Darrell West.
Wednesday, June 4, he was named Interim Police Chief by City Manager Craig Lemin; West replaces Randy Reed who retired abruptly May 30.… Read the rest

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The Stoneleighs

June 11, 2014
The Stoneleighs

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Azle Graduation 2014

June 4, 2014
Azle Graduation 2014

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PC woman arrested for shooting caged dog

June 4, 2014
PC woman arrested for shooting caged dog

BY NATALIE GENTRY
Parker County Sheriff’s investigators arrested a local woman June 1 in connection to an animal cruelty case.
Tammy Green Douglas, 44, of Parker County was arrested early Sunday morning, June 1, after a tip led investigators to her residence.

A gruesome discovery
The search for a suspect began early Wednesday, May 28, when a Springtown ISD bus driver called the Sheriff’s Communications Center after discovering a caged dog and puppies while on the morning route.… Read the rest

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