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Full At Last! Full At Last!

May 13, 2015
Full At Last! Full At Last!

 

Recent rains, with help from a pipeline that brings water from East Texas, have brought Eagle Mountain Lake from 10.5 feet low March 1 to conservation pool level at about 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 12. Shady Grove Park had several visitors Tuesday morning, including a few people who fished from rocks at the shoreline that were 100 feet from water a few short weeks ago. See Page 3B for a comparsion on how quickly the lake rose in just a month. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman… Read the rest

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The ‘I’s’ have it:

May 13, 2015

Incumbents win all area elections including Azle and Reno mayors

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The old adage that says “don’t fix what ain’t broke” appears to apply in local politics.
Following the General Election Saturday, May 9, every incumbent in the municipal races in the cities of Azle, Pelican Bay, and Reno, as well as for the Tarrant Regional Water District board, every incumbent will retain their respective seat.
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APD’s Martinez leaps into lake to save man

May 13, 2015
APD’s Martinez leaps into lake to save man

Azle police officer Richard Martinez (standing, holding shirt) watches intently as Azle FD firefighters and medics tend to a fatigued swimmer Martinez had just fished out of Eagle Mountain Lake. Martinez rescued the struggling man who later refused treatment. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
His first assignment as an Azle police officer put him under cover to investigate drug activity at Azle High School in 1989.
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Multi-agency nocturnal water rescue a success

May 13, 2015
Multi-agency nocturnal water rescue a success

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
A Kenny Chesney anthem pays homage to the sometimes reckless days of youth, proclaiming:
Had no excuses for the things that we’d done,
We were brave, we were crazy, we were mostly young.”
That may be the case for six young people ages 18 to 22 who were rescued from the banks of Walnut Creek near Reno in the wee hours of Monday morning, May 11.
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Azle’s future

May 6, 2015
Azle’s future

Azle city council members: (l-r) Dr. William Chambers, David McClure, Mayor Pro Tem Bill Jones and Lee Barrett work on a list of priorities in preparation of the upcoming budget process for the city’s 2015-16 fiscal year during a workshop May 25. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

Priorities discussed at annual workshop

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
From economic development to infrastructure and drainage and from facilities to staffing and beautification, members of the Azle city council and key city staff brainstormed about priorities and possibilities during a workshop Saturday, April 25.
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Election Day is Saturday

May 6, 2015

Azle, Reno mayoral races hot, early voting way up

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Hotly contested mayoral races in Azle and Reno seemed to draw more than the usual number of people to vote during the early voting period from April 27-May 5.
Although incumbents Bill Jones in Place 3, Paul Crabtree in Place 4, and Lee Barrett in Place 6 are each running unopposed, two-term incumbent Mayor Alan Brundrett faces a spirited challenge from Laurel Mosier.
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Azle man wins Will Rogers saddle making award in Irving

May 6, 2015
Azle man wins Will Rogers saddle making award in Irving

 

West hand-crafts leather, silver

Azle’s Troy West has received high kudos for his leather skills.
He won Will Rogers Cowboy Award for Saddlemaker from the Academy of Western Artists.
He received his award before a full house at the 19th Annual Academy of Western Artists Will Rogers Awards, held in the Grand Ballroom at the Sheraton Hotel in Irving in March.
West, who lives and works in Azle, has been building custom saddles for more than 35 years. The craftsman says he loves to create unique, one-of-a-kind pieces, whether it be a saddle or a hand-crafted silver buckle.
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Gator!

May 6, 2015
Gator!

This yearling alligator was spotted Monday, May 4, near the West Fork of the Trinity River between the Eagle Mountain Lake spillway and Lake Worth. A TRWD spokesperson said the critters are native to that area but stressed that there have been no sightings in Eagle Mountain Lake.

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With EML rising, Twin Points boat launch reopens

April 29, 2015
With EML rising, Twin Points boat launch reopens

Up about five feet since February, the water level at Eagle Mountain Lake has allowed the reopening of the Twin Points boat launch. Photo courtesy Tarrant Regional Water District

TRWD pipeline, Mother Nature credited with
restoring lake level

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Whether you’re more inclined to pray for rain or do a rain dance, chances are recent precipitation has encouraged you to double up on your efforts.
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National Award Winner

April 29, 2015
National Award Winner

Azle High School student and Texas Association of Future Educators member Kaitlyn Stinson won first place in Children’s Literature competition at the Future Educators Association National Conference in Washington, D.C. Stinson wrote and illustrated an original children’s story book. She competed among 33 contestants from across the nation.

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