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Azle man charged felony injury to child

May 7, 2014
Azle man charged felony injury to child

by Natalie Gentry
Randall Jamal Sloan, 25, of Azle was arrested on May 2 and charged with first-degree felony injury to a child with intent to cause serious bodily injury or mental anguish after he allegedly broke the leg of a 4-year-old girl while she was in his care.
According to investigator Josh Pitman with the Parker County Sheriff’s Office, Sloan was watching his girlfriend’s 4-year-old daughter and the couple’s younger children at their home in the 100 block of Jody Lane when the incident occurred.… Read the rest

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Vote! Polls open Saturday

May 7, 2014

by Carla Noah Stutsman
The polls will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, May 10, as voters decide who will represent them in one seat on the Board of Trustees for the Azle Independent School District (AISD), three seats on the Pelican Bay City Council, and three places on the Reno City Council.
The city of Azle as well as the towns of Lakeside and Sanctuary canceled their general elections since no candidate faced an opponent in those cities.… Read the rest

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It’s a Double

May 7, 2014
It’s a Double

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Azle takes Day of Prayer to new level

May 7, 2014
Azle takes Day of Prayer to new level

About 150 people gathered at 404 W. Main Street Thursday, May 1, to observe the National Day of Prayer, sponsored by the Azle Ministerial Alliance.
Those in attendance were treated to a free Chick-fil-A boxed lunch and specially decorated cakes.
Following welcoming remarks by Kim Ware, who chaired this year’s event, emcee for the day Pastor Tim Stevens of the Azle First Assembly of God Church delivered the invocation.… Read the rest

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Azle couple leaves child in car at bar

April 30, 2014
Azle couple leaves child in car at bar

 

By Natalie Gentry
An Azle couple was arrested outside a bar in Reno on Friday, April 18 for leaving their 12-year-old son in the car while they were inside.
According to Parker County Jail records, both Brandon Matthew Murphy, 35, and Tracy Jane Murphy, 33, of Azle, were arrested on charges of abandoning or endangering a child and public intoxication.… Read the rest

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Two THAZ nurses on ‘DFW Great 100’ list

April 30, 2014
Two THAZ nurses on ‘DFW Great 100’ list

The annual list of the Metroplex’s Best Nurses is out, and two hail from Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle (THAZ).
The honorees from THAZ among the region’s Great 100 Nurses are:
• Kristine Hatfield, MSN/ MHA, RN, CNOR, director of perioperative and outpatient wound care services; and
• Bobbi Hardman, RN, BSN, CEN, patient care facilitator… Read the rest

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One-Car Rollover

April 30, 2014
One-Car Rollover

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Azle grad charged with sex assault

April 30, 2014
Azle grad charged with sex assault

by Carla Noah Stutsman
A 26-year-old Azle High School graduate was arrested Tuesday, April 22, charged with sexual assault of a child under the age of 17.
Kyle Reese Short, who now resides in River Oaks, was arrested by River Oaks police officers without incident.
He posted $50,000 bond and was released from jail.
The charge is a second-degree felony.… Read the rest

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Boyd Road Rollover

April 23, 2014
Boyd Road Rollover

An 11-year-old boy was seriously injured about 4 p.m. Saturday, April 19, when he was ejected from a black 2002 Cadillac Escalade. The boy was not wearing a seat belt, according to the accident report. The driver of the Escalade, 41-year-old Esteban Martinez, failed to yield the right-of-way from the stop sign on Boyd Court and was broadsided by a northbound 2011 Ford Mustang. The impact caused the Escalade to overturn and the child was ejected through the rear passenger window.… Read the rest

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What-a-deal!

April 23, 2014

Bond refi saves taxpayers more than expected

by Carla Noah Stutsman
A financial move intended to save the city of Azle more than $118,000 in interest on water and sewer bonds issued in 2004 was more successful than city officials anticipated.
In fact, the sale of the Series 2004 Waterworks and Sewer System Revenue Refunding and Improvement Bonds, which occurred Tuesday, April 15 – Tax Day – ended up saving the city $190,000 at today’s value.… Read the rest

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