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Garden of Hope taking applications for spring

March 25, 2015
Garden of Hope taking applications for spring

The Garden of Hope, located at Hope Lutheran Church at 4795 East Highway 199, offers gardeners several options to try their hands at gardening. Applications are being accepted for the 2015 season. Photo by Natalie Gentry

BY NATALIE GENTRY
The Garden of Hope community garden is accepting gardener registration for the 2015 growing season.
In addition to the 4×8-foot raised beds offered last year, 10×15 garden plots are a new option for gardeners.
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Is hope on the horizon for the lake?

March 18, 2015
Is hope on the horizon for the lake?

 

Completed repairs, El Niño  could raise Eagle Mountain

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Prayers for precipitation continue around Eagle Mountain Lake – along with rain dances, predictions of both continued drought and soon-to-arrive floods, and the ever-popular blame game.
Some say the city of Fort Worth is to blame while others fault Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) or Ross Perot.
A post on a popular local Facebook page pointed out that Cedar Creek Lake is currently at pool elevation – which means it’s full.
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Crash victim died of natural causes

March 18, 2015
Crash victim died of natural causes

Ricky Charles Hales, 58, of Azle died after crashing a pickup into a tree just off FM 730 South Thursday, March 12. His death was caused by coronary artery disease, according to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

Medical examiner says heart issue preceded accident

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
An Azle man who appeared to have been killed Thursday morning, March 12 when the pickup he was driving struck a tree actually died of natural causes, according to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office.
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Offering comfort

March 18, 2015
Offering comfort

Azle firefighter Jon Reed comforts a young seven-year-old accident victim with a stuffed bear and some gentle talk. The car driven by his mother, Amy Adrion, 31, of Weatherford, was knocked into oncoming traffic on FM 730 March 12. Two people, including Adrion, were transported to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle with injuries not believed to be life-threatening.
Photos by Carla Noah Stutsman

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City leader, icon Clark laid to rest

March 11, 2015
City leader, icon Clark laid to rest

‘Hometown Hero’ remembered for generosity, service, character

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Bobby Joe “B.J.” Clark couldn’t wait 90 days to join the love of his life.
Betty Clark, his bride of 69 years, passed away Nov. 30, 2014, and Clark followed suit Feb. 24.
Her favorite song, “You Are My Sunshine,” and a song anyone who knew Clark would agree describes him well – “My Way” – were sung at a funeral honoring the couple at Ash Creek Baptist Church March 4.
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Lawsuit limbo

March 11, 2015

Rejected applicant sues city, halts election process

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
A front page story in the March 4 edition of The Azle News reported – correctly, at that time – that Azle Mayor Alan Brundrett, as well as incumbents Mayor Pro Tem Bill Jones in Place 3, Paul Crabtree in Place 4 and Lee Barrett in Place 6 were each unopposed in their bids for re-election.
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Claws come out at council meeting over animal permits

March 11, 2015

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
A group of livestock owners, upset over having to pay an annual $25 permit fee as well as some wording in the city of Azle’s animal control ordinance, came to City Hall prepared for a fight.
That’s not what they got.
During the regular city council meeting March 3, several individuals in the group objected to the idea of paying an annual permit fee.
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Winter strikes Azle again!

March 11, 2015
Winter strikes Azle again!

A couple of inches of snow on Thursday, March 5 cancelled Azle ISD schools for the third time this winter. The white stuff, like this accumulation Ash Creek (above) mostly melted by nightfall, with an assist by city worker Rodger Cathey (below) who sent icy chunks flying off Central Park sidewalks.
MORE PHOTOS ON 5A! Photos by Mark K. Campbell

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Whizzing in a winter wonderland!

March 4, 2015
Whizzing in a winter wonderland!

The weatherman got it right Feb. 27 when 2 to 4 inches of snow fell in the area. School was postponed again and local folks poured outside to enjoy the precipitation – like this sledder at Shady Grove Park. And finding a picnic table at the park was no problem, either.
Photos by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Weather slowing AISD construction

March 4, 2015
Weather slowing AISD construction

Days being lost to icy conditions

by Mark K. Campbell
Students and teachers aren’t the only ones who get days off when a bad weather day is declared.
Ice and snow has hampered the erection of the two new buildings going up at Azle High School – the competition gym and the CATE, the Career and Technology
Education building.
AISD Director of District Operations Todd Smith said that because workers are toiling on masonry or concrete work at this stage of construction, that cold weather puts some of those workers at ease, too.
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