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Hunt out on bond

April 12, 2017

PC constable released April 7

BY CHRISTINA DERR
Parker County Pct. 1 Constable Charlie Hunt is out of jail on bond again after it was ordered that his bond be reinstated.
On Thursday, April 6, after the case against Hunt for continuous violence against the family was presented to the grand jury, the group voted to indict Hunt on the third-degree felony charge.… Read the rest

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City launches new mobile app

April 12, 2017
City launches new mobile app

Available on App Store and Google Play

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Whether you want to see what the Azle city council will do at its next meeting, look for a job with the city, find the phone number for Cross Timbers Golf Course or the Azle Memorial Library, or even just pay your water bill, now “there’s an app for that.”… Read the rest

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Aiding a Biker

April 12, 2017
Aiding a Biker

Miraculously, the rider of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle in the photo above had only scrapes, cuts, and bruises following an accident Friday afternoon, April 7, on FM 730 South just north of Veal Station Road. A Silver Creek VFD medic patched the rider up on the spot. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Bus driver fired

April 5, 2017

For ‘improper communication with a student’

BY CHRISTINA DERR
After officials with the Azle Independent School District received reports one of its bus drivers had improper communications with a student, that bus driver was fired, and the allegations were turned over to law enforcement.
James “Jim” Gregori was terminated from employment with the district early last week, AISD Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Human Resources Tanya Anderson confirmed.
“The administration received a report that a bus driver was having email communications with a student.
“We immediately terminated the bus driver, and the police were contacted,” Anderson said.
Anderson added that the district intends to fully cooperate with the Azle Police Department’s investigation of Gregori.… Read the rest

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Spring weather brings damage, heavy rains

April 5, 2017
Spring weather brings damage, heavy rains

Fallen trees took down power lines on March 29 as storms with wind gusts up to 80 miles per hour smashed into the area. Many in the Castle Hills neighborhood suffered damage while hundreds lost power. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

Two weather events very different

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The area took a one-two punch last week, as strong thunderstorms borne on wind gusts upwards of 80 miles per hour struck early Wednesday morning, March 29, followed by torrential rains early Sunday, April 2.
At first light Wednesday, twigs and small limbs were strewn upon lawns, structures, and roadways across town.… Read the rest

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Body recovered from Eagle Mountain Lake

April 5, 2017

Man last seen March 28

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
For the second time in a month, a missing person’s body has been recovered from the depths of Eagle Mountain Lake.
Unlike the case of Jim Bob Cook, who was missing for a month before his body and pickup were discovered in just eight feet of water on March 8, Douglas Robert Hodgson, 64, of Briar, was last seen Tuesday, March 28 – four days before a body believed to be his was discovered.… Read the rest

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Community Garden Goes In

April 5, 2017
Community Garden Goes In

The Azle Community Garden – a collaborative effort between Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle, Servolution Network, and First United Methodist Church of Azle (FUMC Azle), among others – is officially planted and growing. Planting raised garden beds with plants that will produce vegetables to help feed the community are: (l-r) Darrell Keen with Servolution Network, Dr. Scott Youngblood, Carol Elkins, Ken Leemon from FUMC Azle, and Deanna Keen with Servolution Network. Produce from the garden will supplement the needs of the Community Caring Center and Garden on the Go.
Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Man dies in early morning car crash

March 29, 2017

Vehicle ends up in Silver Creek

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
A Coppell man died in a one-vehicle crash south of Azle in the early morning hours of Sunday, March 26.
According to Staff Sgt. Richard Hunter of the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), Tajesh Bhakta, 38, was northbound on Church Road just before 2 a.m. in a 2015 Honda CRZ when the vehicle struck the Silver Creek bridge.… Read the rest

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Anderson ISD’s lone finalist for superintendent

March 29, 2017
Anderson ISD’s lone finalist for superintendent

The AISD trustees voted 6-0 approving Tanya Anderson as Dr. Ray Lea’s replacement as the district’s superintendent.

BY CHRISTINA DERR
For Tanya Anderson, it is all about the kids.
The current Azle ISD assistant superintendent – and soon-to-be incoming superintendent – has spent over 25 years focusing on the education of the students throughout the district, and that is where she said her focus would remain when she steps into her new role in July.… Read the rest

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Guzman breaks 2 glass ceilings with UT victory

March 29, 2017
Guzman breaks 2 glass ceilings with UT victory

Azle’s Alejandrina Guzman is the first differently-abled and first Latina student body president at the University of Texas at Austin. She won a runoff race to secure the elite position.

AHS grad is 1st differently-abled, Latina student body president

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
After the votes were tallied for a second time, an Azle High School graduate had handily won a high-ranking student position at the University of Texas at Austin.
Alejandrina Guzman of Azle was elected student body president at UT following a runoff election March 8-9.
Guzman and her running mate, Micky Wolf of San Antonio, led voting in the initial election March 1-2 with 4,098 votes or 39.11 percent.… Read the rest

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