RSSFront Page

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

Continue Reading

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

Continue Reading

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

Continue Reading

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

Continue Reading

Not the Driveway

February 19, 2014
Not the Driveway

Read the rest

Continue Reading

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

Continue Reading

Shoreline Drive home burns

February 12, 2014
Shoreline Drive home burns

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Fire destroyed a vacant home in the 200 block of Shoreline Drive South in the early morning hours of Monday, Feb. 10.
A neighbor called 911 at 12:12 a.m. to report the fire, and the first truck arrived eight minutes later, Azle Fire Chief Will Scott said.
“The original call said it was unknown if there were any occupants in the house, but we were able to determine later that no one was inside at the time of the fire,” Scott said.… Read the rest

Continue Reading

SMU quake study ongoing

February 12, 2014
SMU quake study ongoing

Results could be years in coming

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Even though it’s now been three weeks since the U.S. Geological Society (USGS) has reported an earthquake in the Azle/Reno area, researchers from Southern Methodist University (SMU) say seismic activity continues here.
Heather DeShon, associate professor of geophysics at SMU and the lead researcher on the Azle area study says a network of sensors has detected numerous small quakes – too small to report to USGS.… Read the rest

Continue Reading

123 = $870K

February 12, 2014

Transfer students mean big money for AISD

Last year, the Azle Independent School District’s (AISD) Board of Trustees voted to allow open enrollment – a policy that allows students who live outside the district’s boundaries to enroll in AISD schools.
It’s a policy that has already paid off in a big way, according to Superintendent Dr. Ray Lea.
Students wishing to attend AISD schools must meet strict academic, disciplinary and attendance criteria in order to qualify, and are only accepted on a space-available basis.… Read the rest

Continue Reading

Many races uncontested as filing continues in general elections

February 12, 2014

by Carla Noah Stutsman
The cities of Azle and Pelican Bay, the town of Lakeside and the Azle Independent School District (AISD) are each prepared to hold elections on May 10.
The earliest day to file an application for a place on the ballot was Wednesday, Jan. 29. The last day is Friday, Feb. 28.
The final day a candidate may withdraw from the election is March 5.… Read the rest

Continue Reading