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Follow The Flag draws record crowd

July 9, 2014
Follow The Flag draws record crowd

 by Carla Noah Stutsman
Azle’s Fire Marshal Kenny Wilson wasn’t prepared to give an estimate of the number of people who attended Follow The Flag in Central Park on July 4, but called it “quite a crowd.”… Read the rest

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Former police chief retired after grievance filed

July 2, 2014
Former police chief retired after grievance filed

Incident during training session inflamed ‘hostile environment’

by Mark K. Campbell
An outburst of profanity during a training session led Azle Police Department personnel to file a formal complaint against now-retired chief Randy Reed.
According to records obtained by the News via the Texas Open Records Act, in early April 2014, several APD officers and at least two civilian employees, plus Reed, attended a class on the use of a new software system, Criminal Research, Information Management & Evaluation System or “CRIMES.”… Read the rest

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Scholarships for AHS graduates top $3 million

July 2, 2014

When an assembly at Azle High School May 22 was finished, graduating AHS seniors had been awarded $3,021,774 in scholarships.
Of that number, local scholarships accounted for $121,714, while outside scholarships – generally awarded by colleges and universities – tallied $872,240.
But the U.S. military contributed the lion’s share of scholarships, awarding $2,027,820 to graduating seniors in the AHS Class of 2014.

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Music in the Park

July 2, 2014
Music in the Park

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Juvenile sustains gunshot wound

July 2, 2014

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Law enforcement and first responders closed the roadway on FM 730 North in Briar Tuesday afternoon, July 1, so an Air Evac Lifeteam air ambulance could pick up a juvenile male who sustained a gunshot to the abdomen.
A spokesperson for the Wise County Sheriff’s Office said the case was in the very earliest stages of investigation about 2:30 p.m. that day.… Read the rest

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Latest quake forum sees low turnout

June 25, 2014
Latest quake forum sees low turnout

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Compared to the capacity crowd that attended a town hall meeting hosted by Texas Railroad Commissioner David Porter in January to address a series of earthquakes in the area, the crowd at a KERA/StateImpact Texas-hosted public forum at Azle High School Wednesday, June 18 didn’t even register on the proverbial Richter scale.
One news outlet estimated about 130 people in attendance, and that’s not far off if the estimate includes the panel, KERA/StateImpact Texas staff and crews, members of the media, Azle High School staff, and all their families.… Read the rest

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Brave son:

June 25, 2014
Brave son:

Azle grad receives Valor Award from law enforcement agency

by Carla Noah Stutsman
When the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) held its annual Law Enforcement Achievement Awards Ceremony at the State Capitol in Austin Wednesday, June 18, an Azle family had ringside seats.
Fifteen peace officers were honored for their accomplishments, public service, and valor – among them a 1998 graduate of Azle High School.… Read the rest

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7th Annual Seth Darnell Day is June 27

June 25, 2014
7th Annual Seth Darnell Day is June 27

Location changed, treats added

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Drought has taken the water level at Shady Grove Park so low that it just doesn’t make much sense to hold the Seventh Annual Seth Darnell Day there this year.
Dr. Randy Mask has announced the event will be held at Azle’s Central Park, located at 263 W. Main Street behind the Azle Memorial Library, from 6-8 p.m Friday, June 27. Attendees can then stay at the park for Music in the Park, if they desire.… Read the rest

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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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