The Parker County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the public’s help in identifying the people (above) and vehicle in these photos. They are believed to be responsible for an overnight burglary at the A to Z Grocery convenience store on FM 730 South a few miles south of the Azle city limits.
An early morning burglary of a convenience store south of Azle is this week’s Crimestoppers Crime of the Week.… Read the rest
Sexual abuse of 5-year-old continued five years
A Parker County jury convicted a 34-year-old Azle man of four counts of sexually abusing a young girl over a five-year period and sentenced him to life in prison without parole.
Charles Wayne Holbrook was convicted Wednesday, Sept. 25, in the 43rd District Court of continuous sexual abuse of a young child, aggravated sexual assault of a child, and two counts of indecency with a child. The offenses occurred from the time the victim was five years old and continued until age 10.… Read the rest
The 2013 Homecoming Court for Azle High School has been selected. Pictured above are (back, l-r): freshman attendants Natalie Smith and Kalya Arstingstall; sophomore attendants Stephanie Lopez and Eden Ware; junior attendants Katie Phillips and Julie Waldock; and senior attendants Maddie Miller and Devon Kleine; (front, l-r): senior queen nominees Erica Roberts, Diana Gomez, Crystal Martinez and Ashlee Taylor; and senior king nominees Glynn Evans, Bryson Jennings, Bruce Mikel and Cody Beam. The king and queen will be crowned during halftime festivities at the homecoming football game Friday, Oct.… Read the rest
9 constitutional amendments on Texas ballot
Texans will consider nine constitutional amendments in the Nov. 5 general election, so there is a lot of information voters need to know.
First of all, here are the proposed amendments we’ll be deciding:
Proposition 1 is the constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a member of the armed services of the United States who is killed in action.… Read the rest
Two adults and two children were injured when the 2005 Kia they were traveling in was struck from behind by a Ford F-350 pickup during Friday’s rains. The accident occurred on SH 199 near Reno Road. Photos by Carla Noah Stutsman
Area police, firefighters and emergency medical responders were kept busy during a full day of rain Friday, Sept. 20, with rain-soaked roadways contributing to numerous traffic accidents.… Read the rest
By Carla Noah Stutsman
An Azle man was killed Monday night, Sept. 23, in a crash in the 5200 block of State Highway 114 near its intersection with I-35W North and the Texas Motor Speedway.
The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s office website reports the victim is Richard Irelan, 55, who resided at an address north of Azle near Eagle Mountain Lake.
According to Northlake Police Sgt. Alex Arnold, the accident occurred moments before 8 p.m. and the first officer arrived at the scene moments after 8 p.m.… Read the rest
“God asked us to do one more book, and so we did.”
Reach Out Your Hand 2, the sequel, if you will, to Lew and Sandy Shaffer’s 2007 compilation of stories about the love of God, has been released.
The Shaffers invite the public to celebrate the release of their new book at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at Chicken Express, located at 529 N. Stewart Street in Azle.… Read the rest
By Carla Noah Stutsman
Traffic both north and south bound on FM 730 North was shut down for about 20 minutes Saturday evening around 9 p.m.
The road closure was not due to a traffic accident – something area residents are entirely accustomed to – but in order to land a CareFlite air ambulance to pick up a patient.
Parker County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call in the 1600 block of West Bill B Road in which a 47-year-old Azle man was accidentally stabbed.… Read the rest
Ann Huffhines and her fiancé, Jonathan Marquez, are spending lots of sofa time together as she recovers from five gunshot wounds and two surgeries. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman
Food, money for medical expenses sought
By Carla Noah Stutsman
An Azle woman, teacher, mother – and recent shooting victim – is asking for the community’s help with food and finances.
Ann-Marie Huffhines, 38, was a special education teacher at Azle High School for the last three years and had transferred to Azle Junior High to teach this school year.… Read the rest