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Smiths retire from ministry at Lakeside Church of God

May 24, 2017
Smiths retire from ministry at Lakeside Church of God

Rev. Carroll and Joyce Smith
… retiring from ministry at Lakeside Church of God

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
For 52 years, Rev. Carroll and Joyce Smith have served in full-time ministry, the last 31 years as senior pastors at Lakeside Church of God.
The Smiths’ retirement will be celebrated with a reception in the church’s activity center from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, June 4.
The Lakeside Church of God is located at 9396 Confederate Park Road in Lakeside.… Read the rest

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Thanks for Serving

May 24, 2017
Thanks for Serving

Outgoing Azle city council member Place 4 Paul Crabtree tries to figure out just what his parting gift is during the May 16 council meeting. Crabtree was honored for his 10 years of service to the city with a plaque, a gift – it was a set of pens – and cake and ice cream for all in attendance. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Weather Blows Through

May 24, 2017
Weather Blows Through

Wind gusts topping 60 miles per hour – but very little rain – Thursday, May 18, wreaked havoc across Azle. Area firefighters rescued a trapped person when the porch of a mobile home partially collapsed on West Timberlake Drive in Reno. Elsewhere several trees snapped or were uprooted in the area. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Memorial Remembers Officer with Azle Ties

May 17, 2017
Memorial Remembers Officer with Azle Ties

The Azle Police Department hosted a memorial service Monday, May 15, in Central Park, in observance of Police Officer Memorial Day. In addition to honoring fallen law enforcement officers everywhere, the service honored Abilene Police Officer Billy A. Rose, who died in a motorcycle crash while on duty in 1952. Rose had family ties to the Azle community. Cassandra Weaver, who sang the National Anthem for the service, watches solemnly with her children as a bagpiper plays “Amazing Grace.” Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Eagle Mountain Lake boat crash injures 5

May 17, 2017

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
At least five people were injured late Friday night, May 5, when two boats collided on Eagle Mountain Lake.
Four of the five were treated at area hospitals and have been released.… Read the rest

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Former AHS coach new AISD HR hire

May 17, 2017
Former AHS coach new AISD HR hire

Mark Kehoe

Kehoe returns to Azle after serving as principal at Lampasas HS

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
As AISD Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Human Resources Tanya Anderson prepares to assume her role as the next superintendent of Azle schools, the district has made a move to fill her current position.
Mark Kehoe, who has been tapped as the district’s human resource director, is no stranger to Azle.
He was a teacher and coach in AISD for six years from 1991-97.… Read the rest

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I swear – and I swear again

May 17, 2017
I swear – and I swear again

Parker County Precinct 1 Commissioner George Conley (left) administers the oath of office to Mayor Eric Hunter (second from left) and Larry Trammell (second from right) as their wives, Loretta Hunter and Helen Trammell, stand at their sides. Conley also administered the oath to John Basham immediately afterward as Basham’s wife Tammy held the Bible. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

Official dispute sees Hunter, Basham, Trammell take oath twice

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
After the votes were canvassed, newly-elected Reno Mayor Eric Hunter, council member Place 2 John “JB” Basham, and council member Place 4 Larry “Skipper” Trammell were sworn into their respective offices at the regular city council meeting Monday evening, May 15.… Read the rest

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An Eagle Mountain Morning

May 17, 2017
An Eagle Mountain Morning

The water is peaceful as a new day begins on Eagle Mountain Lake and boaters and anglers load up for outings. May 20-26 is Safe Boating Week. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Two incumbents ousted by voters

May 10, 2017
Two incumbents ousted by voters

Eric Hunter
… elected mayor in Reno

Stokes out as Reno mayor; Kelleher no longer on TRWD board

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Voters went to the polls Saturday, May 6, to elect leaders in the town of Lakeside, the Azle Independent School District (AISD), Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD), and in the city of Reno.
Lakeside voters also decided whether to re-authorize a quarter-cent sales tax for maintenance and repair of municipal streets.
In Parker County, Emergency Services District No. 1 voters considered a sales and use tax to provide additional funding for the district.
All results are unofficial until the various entities canvass votes.… Read the rest

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Adios!

May 10, 2017
Adios!


Former and current Azle police officers were among many who came to wish Sgt. Richard Martinez farewell upon his retirement May 5. Pictured above are: (l-r) former Azle officer Jason DeBord, former longtime APD sergeant, lieutenant, and interim chief Lee Blaisdell, Martinez, APD Sgt. Steve Stutsman, and longtime APD officer, lieutenant, and interim chief, now Boyd City Manager Greg Arrington. The photo represents more than 130 years of law enforcement experience. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

Longtime Azle officer Martinez retires

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
With 28 years as a police officer under his belt – 26 and a half of those in Azle – Sgt.… Read the rest

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