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March 5, 2014
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AHS grad gets 30-year sentence

March 5, 2014

by Mark K. Campbell
Days before he was slated for trial, Kyle Austin Ware pleaded guilty to four sexual crimes and was sentenced to 30 years in prison.
Ware, 31, received 30 years on three counts of continuous sexual abuse of a child and got 20 years for another count, indecency with a child by contact.
All counts will be served at the same time with no parole.… Read the rest

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Robbery suspect confesses to additional crimes

February 26, 2014
Robbery suspect confesses to additional crimes

Vehicle theft, Shoreline Drive house fire solved

by Carla Noah Stutsman
An Azle man is in the Tarrant County jail after he allegedly committed an aggravated robbery on Valentine’s Day.
While that’s a little out of the norm for Azle, what’s just as interesting are the crimes to which the suspect confessed before he ever made it to a jail cell.
According to Azle PD Lt. Bill Russell, Joe Floyd Coffee, 40, entered a convenience store in the 1500 block of Southeast Parkway late in the evening and began to play one or more of the electronic games inside the store.… Read the rest

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Burglaries solved: 8. Arrested: 5

February 26, 2014
Burglaries solved: 8. Arrested: 5

‘Bay PD executes search warrants in town, Reno

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Pelican Bay Police Chief Jason Farris has publicly vowed to tackle the crime the tiny town by the lake is known for, and thus far, he’s made good on his word.
Pelican Bay police executed a search warrant at a home in the 1400 block of Cardinal Trail on Jan. 31 after developing information related to a series of burglaries.… Read the rest

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Druxman pleads guilty to misdemeanor

February 26, 2014

Counseling ordered by judge

Moses Druxman, a former elected member of the Azle Independent School District’s Board of Trustees, pleaded guilty to a charge of indecent exposure Tuesday, Feb. 18 in a Tarrant County courtroom.
Druxman, who resigned that position in January 2013, was charged with soliciting the sexual performance of a child, a third-degree felony, but pleaded guilty instead to the B misdemeanor charge.… Read the rest

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Reno rejects all petitions, including de-annexation

February 26, 2014

By Natalie Gentry
Every petition presented to the Reno City Council Feb. 24 was rejected due to lack of required information – date of birth and voter registration number.
And in the case of a de-annexation petition, additional violations were discussed.
Reno City Attorney Walter Leonard, addressed the crowd at Monday’s City Council meeting.
“At the last meeting I was given the job of reviewing and reporting on the various petitions which were filed by Mr.… Read the rest

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Grubbs earns 2nd gold medal

February 19, 2014
Grubbs earns 2nd gold medal

Lady Hornet also named top wrestler at state tournament

by Mark K. Campbell
Another state tournament. Another gold medal.
Azle’s Jesse Grubbs not only repeated as a state wrestling champion but won the elite MOW – Most Outstanding Wrestling – title, too.
At Garland ISD’s Culwell Center Feb. 14-15, Grubbs began a quest for something that had never been achieved in AISD’s athletic history: back-to-back state gold medals.… Read the rest

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Bond package to cost taxpayers less than expected

February 19, 2014

Interest rate lowered

by carla noah stutsman
The $20 million bond package presented by the Board of Trustees for the Azle Independent School District at the November General Election passed by a wide margin, but it turns out the projected tax increase represented by the board were not exactly correct.
In fact, taxpayers will pay substantially less than the amounts projected prior to the election.… Read the rest

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Not the Driveway

February 19, 2014
Not the Driveway

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Filing continues, but most seats unopposed so far

February 19, 2014

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Just one individual stepped forward to run for office in the greater metropolitan Azle area this week.
That area includes the cities of Azle and Pelican Bay, the town of Lakeside, and the Azle Independent School District.

City of Azle
It’s still all three incumbents defending their seats in Azle.
Dr. William Chambers in Place 1, David McClure in Place 2 and Rouel Rothenberger in Place 5 each filed to run early in the filing period and so far, none faces a challenger.… Read the rest

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