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Azle woman set on fire, boyfriend charged

June 4, 2014
Azle woman set on fire, boyfriend charged

Victim is in critical condition

by Carla Noah Stutsman
An Azle woman is being treated in a Dallas hospital for life-threatening burns covering 30 percent of her body after her boyfriend allegedly set her on fire Sunday, June 1.
The woman, identified as Leticia Gomez, 37, of Azle, is believed to be in critical condition with first and second degree burns on her legs, back, abdomen, forearms, buttocks and genital area, according to a press release issued by the Parker County Sheriff’s Office.… Read the rest

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Earthquake meeting at AHS June 18

June 4, 2014

Rep. King, Reno Mayor Stokes on panel

KERA and StateImpact Texas, “a reporting project of NPR” radio stations, will host a free public event to explore the issues surrounding a series of 30-plus earthquakes that occurred in and around Azle and Reno from November 2013 through January 2014.
This public forum is slated for 7-8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 18, in the Azle High School auditorium, 1200 Boyd Road.… Read the rest

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Future Hornet

June 4, 2014
Future Hornet

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‘One bite at a time’

June 4, 2014

City pays off another chunk of golf course debt

by Carla Noah Stutsman
During the regular meeting of the Azle city council held Tuesday, May 20, Mayor Alan Brundrett asked a pointed question and then answered it himself.
“How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.”
He was referring to the city’s debt (the elephant) for Cross Timbers Golf Course and its successful efforts to reduce both the debt and the time it takes to pay off that debt.… Read the rest

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Reed retires as chief of police

May 28, 2014
Reed retires as chief of police

Replacement yet to be determined

by Mark K. Campbell
Azle will soon need a new police chief.
Chief Randy Reed, who took the Azle post after serving for years on the Arlington police force, turned in his retirement letter to Azle City Manager Craig Lemin last week.… Read the rest

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Man, riding with fellow bikers, killed on Hwy. 199

May 28, 2014
Man, riding with fellow bikers, killed on Hwy. 199

by Carla Noah Stutsman
One man was killed around 9:10 a.m. Wednesday morning, May 21, in an accident involving a motorcycle in the 1600 block of Northwest Parkway (also considered SH 199) in front of Allsup’s Convenience Store.… Read the rest

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Walking the Grid

May 28, 2014
Walking the Grid

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Paradise man arrested in Bay

May 28, 2014
Paradise man arrested in Bay

Recent parolee charged with online solicitation

by Carla Noah Stutsman
A Paradise man staying with friends in Pelican Bay was arrested May 16 and charged with online solicitation of a minor.
According to a press release from the Pelican Bay Police Department, Shane Franklin Sanders, 35, was recently paroled from a Texas prison.
He is now held in the Tarrant County jail with no bond as a result of violating the terms of his parole. An emergency protective order has been issued to protect the girl and her family, as well, according to the press release.… Read the rest

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Savage, Clements top AHS Class of 2014

May 21, 2014
Savage, Clements top AHS Class of 2014

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Their grade point averages are off the charts. Extracurricular activities abound, as do both community service and volunteerism.… Read the rest

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2 fires displace 19 at apartment complex

May 21, 2014
2 fires displace 19 at apartment complex

Hot tar to blame for second blaze

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Two fires in as many weeks at the Azle Oaks Apartments in the 700 block of Jarvis Lane have displaced a total of 19 residents in one building, according to Azle Fire Marshal Kenny Wilson.… Read the rest

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