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Three Reno council members walk out of meeting

June 14, 2017

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Three Reno city council members walked out of a Monday, June 12 council meeting, leaving an unfinished agenda and a chamber full of citizens scratching their heads in bewilderment.
They also left representatives from two separate law enforcement agencies that were there to make presentations to the council.
Mayor Pro Tem Bonnie Black insisted upon making a motion as soon as the pledges were said and before newly-elected Mayor Eric Hunter could begin the Mayor’s Announcements portion of the meeting.… Read the rest

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Celebrating 20 years of Good N.E.W.S.

June 14, 2017
Celebrating 20 years of Good N.E.W.S.

Following a 33-year career as a manager for McDonald’s, Neva Allen, right, now needs a little help. Good N.E.W.S. volunteers drive her to dialysis treatments three times a week, and provide help with household chores and lawn care. Terri Bartlett dropped by Allen’s home Tuesday, May 6, with a bag filled with household items.

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
For 20 years now, Good N.E.W.S. Living at Home/Block Nurse Program has been helping senior citizens in the Azle, Springtown, Briar and surrounding areas continue to live in their homes.
It’s been a labor of love for 17 years for Executive Director Terri Bartlett.… Read the rest

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Fleeing police gets man 3rd-degree felony charge

June 7, 2017
Fleeing police gets man 3rd-degree felony charge

Dustin Marter

Man allegedly shoplifted at Azle Walmart

BY CHRISTINA DERR
What is alleged to have started as a shoplifting offense at the Azle Walmart, led to a police chase and a felony charge for one Springtown man.
Dustin N. Marter, 30, of Springtown was arrested in the early morning hours of Friday, June 2.… Read the rest

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Defining ‘Head’ Coach

June 7, 2017
Defining ‘Head’ Coach

Azle High School head wrestling coach Chris Allen practices what he preaches when he tells campers to stand on their heads at the annual athletic camp. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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AHS seniors see more than $2 million in scholarships awarded

June 7, 2017
AHS seniors see more than $2 million in scholarships awarded

With help from the Emerald Dazzlers and some catchy tunes, the Azle Education Foundation handed out multiple scholarships.

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Seniors at Azle High School gathered in the school auditorium Thursday, May 25, with anxious anticipation.
The annual presentation of scholarships saw more than $2 million awarded to graduating AHS seniors.
Military scholarships totaled more than $414,000, while locally, businesses, organizations, families, and individuals donated $167,795 to help local students further their educations.
Add to those amounts $1,425,880 in scholarships from universities and colleges, and AHS graduating seniors benefited from $2,007,675 in total funds for higher education.
Emcee for the event was AHS counselor Amanda Terrell, who also presented a number of scholarships.… Read the rest

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Azle teen charged with murder

May 31, 2017
Azle teen charged with murder

Calvin Raleigh Pederson
… charged with murder

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
An Azle teenager faces a murder charge in the shooting death of a Weatherford man.
Calvin Raleigh Pederson, 17, is held in the Parker County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bond. He is accused of shooting David Malone, 26, about 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 26, in the parking area of a duplex in the 200 block of Joyce Street, just north of the Weatherford city limits.… Read the rest

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Marquart, Hightower lead AHS class of 2017

May 31, 2017
Marquart, Hightower lead AHS class of 2017

Hadassah Marquart, left, is valedictorian, and Kassidy Hightower, right, is salutatorian of the Azle High School class of 2017. Each will address graduating seniors during commencement exercises Monday, June 5, at 7 p.m. at the Fort Worth Convention Center. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

Seniors walk stage June 5 at Fort Worth Convention Center

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Azle High School’s 2017 valedictorian and salutatorian are as different as night and day, but they do have a common denominator: New York.
Valedictorian Hadassah Marquart spent her third grade year there when her father’s job relocated him temporarily.
Salutatorian Kassidy Hightower is headed to the Big Apple to attend Hofstra University in Hempstead on Long Island.… Read the rest

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Spring Drills Over For Football Hornets

May 31, 2017
Spring Drills Over For Football Hornets

Azle High School coaches monitor a play during the annual Green-White football game at Hornet Field May 24. The scrimmage ended 2017 spring drills as multiple squads competed in a bevy of gridiron situations. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Snakes alive!

May 31, 2017

Hospital has treated 5 bites locally in last 2 months

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Summer.
It’s the season for swimming, boating, barbecue, snow cones, and tons of Texas fun.
And snakes.
Emergency department physicians at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle see a number of snake bite victims each year.
“We have treated five patients in April and May for snake bites,” said Dr. Keegan Miller. “Only two required observation in the hospital.”
With summer – the most likely time of year for snake bites – quickly approaching, Dr. Miller offered some timely information and tips on what to do if you or a companion is bitten by a snake.… Read the rest

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Man’s death on Eagle Mt. ruled a suicide

May 24, 2017

Mysterious explosion rocked homes March 28

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
When a loud explosion shook homes and rattled windows in neighborhoods along the western shores of Eagle Mountain Lake the evening of March 28, speculation abounded.
Those who ran outdoors to look for signs of what may have caused the explosion found none.
“Somebody just shot off some tannerite,” one man said.… Read the rest

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