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Realignment unites Azle with Saginaw

February 5, 2014
Realignment unites Azle with Saginaw

Take the Lake game is back on in 5-5A

by Mark K. Campbell
The biennial University Interscholastic League realignment keeps Azle traveling to Denton and Wichita Falls just like the past two years.
However, for the school years 2014-15 and 2015-16, Azle will now just mosey over Eagle Mountain Lake to face the three Saginaw schools, too.
Throw in Brewer and the fact that all classifications were bumped up one notch now that there’s a 6A in Texas and this is the new 5-5A:… Read the rest

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Chamber honors Azle’s best

February 5, 2014
Chamber honors Azle’s best

by Carla Noah Stutsman
The movers and shakers of Azle’s business community gathered Friday night, Jan. 31, to honor those stars that shined the brightest among them in 2013.
Most luminous of all the awards is the Bright Star Award, or Citizen of the Year. This year, the award was shared by good friends Dawn Zuilhof and Debra Jenkins, who have collectively “raised millions of dollars” for the public good in Azle.… Read the rest

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Primary, general elections slated

February 5, 2014

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Election season is upon us and voters will be tasked with selecting statewide candidates in the upcoming primary election set for March 4, as well as electing representatives to local school boards and municipal councils.
Early voting in the Republican and Democratic primary elections runs from Tuesday, Feb. 18 through Friday, Feb. 28.
Specific dates and times are:
• Tuesday-Friday, Feb. 18-21, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.… Read the rest

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Quake concerns continue amid… a bubblin’ crude?

February 5, 2014
Quake concerns continue amid… a bubblin’ crude?

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Although the ground-shaking seems to have slowed down around Azle, area residents still have concerns about the recent string of 30 quakes in 60 days.
The last quake to occur in the Azle area was a 3.0 magnitude tremor Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 11:54 a.m.
Its epicenter was calculated to be almost perfectly centered in a rectangle formed by FM 730 North, Peden Road, Liberty School Road and Moran Road, just north of the dead end on Schantile Drive.… Read the rest

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Man with gun keeps police at bay

January 29, 2014
Man with gun keeps police at bay

Says he heard voices, fired into backyard

by Carla Roah Stutsman
In an incident that disrupted the daily lives of many nearby residents, a man with a gun kept police busy for most of Thursday, Jan. 23.
In the end, Shaylor Alan Lambert, 40, of Azle, was arrested and charged with felon in possession of a firearm.
At press time, Lambert remained in the Tarrant County jail in lieu of $15,000 bond.… Read the rest

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Woman arrested for arranging Azle assault

January 29, 2014
Woman arrested for arranging Azle assault

By Natalie Gentry
Rachelle Deann Martin, 23, of Springtown was arrested Jan. 22 on a first-degree felony charge of aggravated robbery.
According to the Parker County Sheriff’s Office, Martin allegedly helped arrange a Christmas Day assault and robbery of a man from whom she he previously requested a loan.
Sheriff’s deputies responded to an emergency call in the 1700 block of Flat Rock Road in Azle.… Read the rest

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A conversation with King

January 29, 2014
A conversation with King

State Rep calls on RRC to coordinate quake data

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Phil King pulled off I-35 Wednesday afternoon to make chatting by phone a less dangerous experience.
En route to Austin for more rounds of meetings, the State Representative for both Parker and Wise Counties said he’s learned a lot in the past 90 days and it’s almost all been about earthquakes.… Read the rest

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Azle bank foils check forgery scam

January 29, 2014
Azle bank foils check forgery scam

 

By Natalie Gentry
Horseshoer J.W. Heindricks had no idea that someone had gotten hold of his bank account information.
“We were on our way to Fort Worth, and we went through the drive through (at the Bank of Azle) to make a deposit,” Heindricks said.… Read the rest

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199 Rollover

January 22, 2014
199 Rollover

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Return to sender:Azle area folks, kids, even an Elvis interpreter implore Texas Railroad Commission to shut injection wells down

January 22, 2014
Return to sender:Azle area folks, kids, even an Elvis interpreter implore Texas Railroad Commission to shut injection wells down

by Carla Noah Stutsman
An estimated 100 people left Azle at 5 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21 – some in a chartered bus and others in a nine-vehicle caravan that followed.
Their objective: convince the Texas Railroad Commission (TRC) to shut down about 13 saltwater disposal wells in the Azle area believed by many residents to be the cause of 30-plus earthquakes that have occurred since Nov. 1, 2013.… Read the rest

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