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Taste Tour Entices Gourmonds

May 20, 2015
Taste Tour Entices Gourmonds

A finalist in Fort Worth Magazine’s Top Chef competition, Chef Charles Youts of The Classic at Roanoke conducted cooking demonstrations during the biennial Taste Tour benefiting the Community Caring Center May 16. The best part was the samples consumed afterward, patrons noted. Chef Julie Dunaway whetted appetites with Korean beef sliders.
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District removes water restrictions

May 20, 2015

Conservation still encouraged

The Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) has notified its wholesale customers that Stage 1 watering restrictions terminated effective May 18.
In turn, the city of Azle has lifted its Stage I watering restrictions effective the same date.
According to a press release issued by TRWD, the drought restrictions were put in place in June 2013 when its reservoirs fell below 75 percent capacity, limiting outdoor watering to twice-per-week.… Read the rest

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199 Rollover Injures Duo

May 20, 2015
199 Rollover Injures Duo

Eastbound traffic on SH 199 was diverted to the service road west of the Wells Burnett/Brookshire Avenue Bridge May 18, beginning just before 6 p.m. until about 10 p.m. while Azle police investigated a one-vehicle rollover. According to police, David Pierce, believed to be about 52, and his passenger, Audrey Bell Bryant, 57, of Lake Worth, were eastbound in a minivan they had just bought when for an unknown reason, the vehicle hit the concrete barrier. The minivan “rode” the barrier approximately the length of one section before returning to the main lanes and overturning. Bryant was transported to a hospital with critical injuries; Pierce was also taken to a hospital.

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Reno Swearing In

May 20, 2015
Reno Swearing In

Reno City Secretary Ramah Burns administered the oath of office to Mayor Lynda Stokes and council members Eric Hunter and John Basham after the votes were canvassed at the May 18 Reno council meeting.                             Photos by Natalie Gentry… Read the rest

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NW Parkway Death

May 20, 2015
NW Parkway Death

David Lawrence Johnson, 64, of Springtown, was killed Tuesday night, May 12, when the black 1996 GMC Sierra C1500 pickup in which he was a passenger hit a telephone pole in the 500 block of Northwest Parkway in front of Murphy’s gas station. The men were westbound on the service road when the pickup appeared to enter the entrance ramp onto SH 199 but then crossed the grass median, striking and knocking down a street sign before crashing into the telephone pole. The pickup’s driver, Daniel Scott Norfleet, 57, of Boyd, was transported to a Fort Worth hospital with incapacitating injuries.

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Sanctuary man jailed for shooting his son

May 20, 2015
Sanctuary man jailed for shooting his son

Duo argued then struggled

by Carla Noah Stutsman
A Sanctuary man sits in the Parker County jail in lieu of $50,000 bond after he allegedly shot his son in the leg.
Elbert Denny Smith, 56, was arrested May 13 and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a felony in the second-degree.
According to a press release issued by the Parker County Sheriff’s Office, the incident occurred about 9:30 p.m. May 13 in the 1900 block of Glendale Drive in Sanctuary.… Read the rest

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‘Monster’ with Aryan Brotherhood ties convicted in 2012 torture, murder near Azle

May 20, 2015
‘Monster’ with Aryan Brotherhood ties convicted in 2012 torture, murder near Azle

by Carla Noah Stutsman
A Tarrant County jury took 37 minutes to convict Staten William Corbett, Jr. for murder as well as for tampering with evidence Wednesday, May 13, in Fort Worth.
Fondly called “Monster” by friends and fellow members of the Aryan Brotherhood, Corbett was the first of three men accused in the heinous July 2012 torture and murder of Earnest Lackey to be tried.… Read the rest

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Azle Police Blotter

May 20, 2015
Azle Police Blotter

Officers with the Azle Police Department arrested the following individuals from May 3-16:
• Jared B. Batholomew, 21, of East Alton, Illinois, was arrested May 3 in the 200 block of West SH 199 and charged with driving while intoxicated with an open container as well as with unlawfully carrying a weapon. Bartholomew posted $7,000 bond for the DWI charge and $4,000 bond for the weapon charge and was released from the Azle jail the same day.… Read the rest

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Lakeside officer honored

May 20, 2015
Lakeside officer honored

Lakeside Police Officer Jennifer Bond accepts the Police Meritorious Service Award from Mayor Pat Jacob (left) and Police Chief Lee Pitts. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

Efforts to find elderly man lauded

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Lakeside Police Officer Jennifer Bond was honored with the Police Meritorious Service Award during the May 14 council meeting.
According to Lakeside Chief of Police Lee Pitts, Bond responded to a call Feb. 14 reporting that a Mr. White – an 89-year-old man who suffered from Alzheimer’s, high blood pressure, and very poor hearing – had wandered from his home.… Read the rest

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Buzz Off For Kids With Cancer

May 20, 2015
Buzz Off For Kids With Cancer

Christi Graham Reese, from Azle, shaved her head as a fundraiser for One Mission’s Buzz Off for Kids with Cancer. On April 26, she participated in the second annual event with hundreds of others at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Funds raised went to the Gill Cancer Treatment Center at Children’s Hospital in Dallas. Reese’s fundraising page can be found at secure.e2rm.com/registrant/FundraisingPage.

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