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December 22, 2014
City Lights

Much needed rain brought out the colors of the season on Boyd Road. Even with this late in the year precipitation, 2014 remains one of the driest in recorded history. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Williams sentenced to death for Kaufman murders

December 22, 2014

AHS grad a former local cop

by Carla Noah Stutsman
For the second time in less than 10 years, members of the Azle High School Class of 1985 have learned that a classmate has been sentenced to death for multiple murders.
On Feb. 27, 2006, a Tarrant County jury sentenced Stephen Dale Barbee to death for the Feb. 19, 2005 murder of Lisa Underwood, 34, and her 7-year-old son, Jayden, at their Fort Worth home. Underwood was seven months pregnant at the time of her murder.… Read the rest

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Non-profit helps with childhood literacy

December 22, 2014
Non-profit helps with childhood literacy

by Mark K. Campbell
“Literacy is correlated to poverty.”
That’s what Lester Meriwether told Azle Rotarians Dec. 18 at the group’s weekly meeting.
Meriwether is the executive director of the non-profit Literacy ConneXus, an organization that focuses on getting books into young children’s hands.
The Books for the Border and Beyond program began in 2008 in Eagle Pass, part of Fort Worth Western Hills Baptist Church’s outreach program.… Read the rest

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AHS’ Oz brings down the house

December 17, 2014
AHS’ Oz brings down the house

Taylor May delighted audiences with her splendidly evil portrayal of The Wicked Witch of the West in the AHS production of The Wizard of Oz. MORE PHOTOS ON 15A! Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

Drama Club presents famed musical to thousands of local patrons

by Carla Noah Stutsman
It’s been all the buzz around Azle for weeks: Azle High School (AHS) Drama Department’s production of The Wizard of Oz.… Read the rest

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Silver Creek Bridge closed

December 17, 2014

by Carla Noah Stutsman
We all know that scenic shortcut from Lakeside, around the west side of Lake Worth, and on into the White Settlement area.
But we’ll have to kiss it goodbye – until next summer, that is.
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), in partnership with the City of Fort Worth, began work on the Silver Creek bridge reconstruction project Dec. 1.… Read the rest

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Gym, CATE center construction moves along

December 17, 2014
Gym, CATE center construction moves along

The new competition gym, still on pace to open August 2015, is beginning to rise on the north side of Azle High School. Photo by Natalie Gentry

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Trustees for the Azle Independent School District (AISD) heard an update from Derek Herschberger, project manager with Buford-Thompson Company, the construction manager for the competition gymnasium, Career and Technology Education (CATE) center, and campus-wide sprinkler system at Azle High School.… Read the rest

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Hero’s Homecoming

December 17, 2014
Hero’s Homecoming

U.S. Army Pvt. Drake Seymour of the 1-504 Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, is home in the Azle area on 30 days leave. Pvt. Seymour served one tour in Afghanistan. He received a Welcome Home a Hero reception at Larry’s Carpet Saturday, Dec. 13, courtesy David Vaughan and his merry band of patriotic riders. Seymour is the son of Lauralee McGinlay and the grandson of Jim and Dottie McGinlay. His brothers Kade and Dawson were also happy to welcome him home. Vaughan and friends are always eager to do the same for any member of the U.

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‘Bay hands FD the boot

December 10, 2014
‘Bay hands FD the boot

With Reno Mayor Lynda Stokes perched atop it, Briar Volunteer Fire Department’s Engine 33 — now called Engine 49 or Engine 249 — rang its bells, flashed its lights and blew its siren as it traveled down Main Street during the Azle Christmas Parade Saturday, Dec. 6. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Ministry dinner event shines

December 10, 2014
Ministry dinner event shines

David and Daniele Shaffer provide leadership and direction with servants hearts at Son Shine Ministries. Photo by Larry Marx

Evening Son Shine, held Thursday evening, Dec. 4, at 404 West Main St., was the first fundraising event ever conducted by Son Shine Ministries – and thanks to the many friends in the Azle community, it was a “shining” success.… Read the rest

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Glenn named to new city post

December 3, 2014
Glenn named to new city post

Caitlin Glenn

As Economic Development Director

by Carla Noah Stutsman
When the city of Azle began its search for an Economic Development Director, officials knew they wanted someone “top notch” for the position.
The job opening was posted statewide on both the Texas Municipal League and Texas Economic Development Council websites.
“We had applicants from all around the state,” City Manager Craig Lemin said. “We are beyond happy with the candidate we’ve chosen for this position.”… Read the rest

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