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Oncor contractor to trim trees locally

September 10, 2014
Oncor contractor to trim trees locally

Crews from Nelson Tree Service will begin trimming trees along local power lines beginning Sept. 10 – a project Oncor Electric Delivery, who contracted the tree service, expects to take six to eight weeks.
Tree-trimming will begin at Scotland Avenue at SH 199.
Working only on the southwest side of the highway, they’ll move northwest into the downtown Azle area before heading north on FM 730 North.… Read the rest

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Azle man given 25 years for filmed sexual assault

September 3, 2014

An Azle man was sentenced to 25 years in prison for aggravated sexual assault Monday, Aug. 25, in a Weatherford court room.
Andrew Murphy Howard, 30, was accused of videotaping the assault, during which he held a woman at knife- and gunpoint in November 2013.
Murphy pleaded guilty to the charge and accepted a plea bargain which the victim approved.
According to a press release issued by the Parker County District Attorney’s Office, the victim sustained a fracture near her eye socket and cuts and abrasions on her neck.… Read the rest

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AISD ALS Challenge

September 3, 2014
AISD ALS Challenge

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EML H2O OK

September 3, 2014

Azle’s water may taste, smell different due to algal bloom

It’s that bloomin’ time of year again.
Each year during the summer months, lakes and other surface water suppliers experience a natural event – an “algal bloom” – which can affect the taste and odor of tap water.
Algal blooms are common to surface water supplies in warm weather climate states like Texas.
But even if you do notice a difference in the taste and/or smell of your water, the City of Azle Water Department says the water is safe to drink.… Read the rest

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Azle Football Pageantry

September 3, 2014
Azle Football Pageantry

The annual Texas pageantry known as Friday Night Lights arrived across the state including Azle. The Hornets clobbered Granbury 69-7 in the opening football game of the 2014 season. STORY, PHOTOS ON PAGES 11-12A.                                                                                                                                                                   Photo by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest

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One injured in 2-car accident

August 27, 2014
One injured in 2-car accident

 

By Natalie Gentry
One person was injured Wednesday Aug. 20 in a motor vehicle accident in the 2700 block of Jay Bird Lane, according to Reno police.
The crash occurred when a blue Nissan Versa driven by Shelly Plumlee, 29, of Azle, was heading north on Jay Bird when the vehicle entered the southbound lane and struck a white Ford F150.… Read the rest

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‘Affluenza’ dad charged with impersonating Lakeside cop

August 27, 2014

by Carla Noah Stutsman
The arrest of Frederick Anthony Couch by North Richland Hills police Aug. 19 hit close to home.
Couch’s son, Ethan Couch, made national news in December 2013 when he was sentenced to 10 years’ probation for causing the deaths of four people in a drunk-driving crash in southern Tarrant County.
Ethan’s defense attorney claimed the 16-year-old was a victim of “affluenza” because his wealthy parents spoiled him to the point he did not know right from wrong.… Read the rest

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Boy, 14, charged in ‘Bay arsons

August 27, 2014

by Carla Noah Stutsman
A 14-year-old boy has been arrested by Pelican Bay police and charged with arson.
According to a press release from Pelican Bay Police Chief Jason Farris, his department has been investigating a series of four fires – all believed to have been intentionally set – that have occurred in Pelican Bay over the past three months.
In each case, Farris said a vacant mobile home was burned, resulting in total losses.… Read the rest

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A Night of Prayers

August 27, 2014
A Night of Prayers

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Railroad Commission proposes rule changes

August 27, 2014

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Almost 10 months after the first of more than 30 earthquakes shook the area around Reno, Azle, and Springtown, The Texas Railroad Commission (TRC) has proposed some changes to the rules that govern disposal well permits.
While the TRC is reluctant to admit any link between disposal wells and earthquakes, a series of more than 30 tremblers in the Reno, Azle, and Springtown area from November 2013 to January 2014 caused public outcry to the contrary.… Read the rest

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