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FM 730 S. Crash

March 25, 2015
FM 730 S. Crash

Serena Gale Beggs, 42, of Weatherford, was seriously injured in a crash in the 11100 block of FM 730 South about 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 18. Although a report could not be obtained from the Texas Department of Public Safety, a witness said Beggs’ red Ford Mustang was northbound when it appeared to crash into the rear of a Jeep that had stopped to wait for southbound traffic to pass so it could turn onto Ruth Lane. No one in the Jeep was injured. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

Serena Gale Beggs, 42, of Weatherford, was seriously injured in a crash in the 11100 block of FM 730 South about 5:15 p.m.… Read the rest

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Senior Spotlight

March 25, 2015

by Sue Turnipseed
The B. J. Clark Center was very active Tuesday March 17 during Open House with more than 70 seniors present to enjoy the activities and a nutritious meal.
Every member present went home with a gift donated by a business organization supporting the activities of seniors. Many wore green in recognition of St. Patrick’s Day.
There was a large class for the AARP driving class whose members were committed to refreshing their driving skills for safer travel.… Read the rest

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Briar-Reno VFD to host BBQ

March 25, 2015

By Natalie Gentry
The Briar-Reno Volunteer Fire Department will host its first annual barbecue Saturday, March 28 from 12-4 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post at 11875 Farm to Market 730 North in Azle.
In addition to the victuals, a silent auction and raffles are planned – music, too.
This is a family event for all ages.
For more information call 817-368-0888.… Read the rest

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It’s a Jungle Out There!

March 25, 2015
It’s a Jungle Out There!

Second graders at Liberty Elementary performed a musical program called It’s a Jungle Out There! for friends and family at 6:30 p.m. March 19. The program was directed by Liberty music teacher Megan Coronado.

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Movie, Music in the Park on tap

March 25, 2015
Movie, Music in the Park on tap

Azle’s Music in the Park Summer Concert Series is the hottest thing around on Friday nights in June and July. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

by Carla Noah Stutsman
The city of Azle’s Special Events Advisory Board is gearing up for its second Movie in the Park.
The success of the SEAB’s first movie – Disney’s Maleficent – created such a response the board could hardly wait until spring to announce its second outdoor film event.… Read the rest

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Azle man charged with molesting child

March 18, 2015
Azle man charged with molesting child

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
An Azle man accused of molesting a child is in custody in the Parker County jail.
Jerry Dewayne Allen, 31, was arrested March 3 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child, a first degree felony. He is currently held in jail in lieu of $25,000 bond.
According to a probable cause warrant obtained by The Azle News, the mother of a 3-year-old boy told investigators she questioned her son after he became reluctant to take his clothing off or bathe around men.… Read the rest

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Azle Police Blotter

March 18, 2015
Azle Police Blotter

Officers with the Azle Police Department arrested the following individuals during the week of Feb. 28-March 14:
• Zane Ross Porter, 29, of Azle, was arrested in the 800 block of Southeast Parkway and charged with assault family violence (choking). Porter remains in the Tarrant County jail where he is held in lieu of $15,000 bond.
• Jasmyn Whitney Hudson, 39, of Springtown, was arrested March 6 in the 1400 block of Highway 199 in Azle and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI). Hudson posted $4,000 bond and was released from the Azle jail March 7.… Read the rest

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Senior Spotlight

March 18, 2015

by Sue Turnipseed
This is the last week of winter and activity is increasing in the Azle Senior Center as the weather moderates.
Seniors meet in the B.J. Clark Community Center to socialize and have a nutritional meal at noon on weekdays for a suggested contribution of $2.
Last Friday there was a Food Handlers class at the Center which all who work with the food must complete before handling it. The class keeps the workers aware of what not to do and a better way to handle food safely. There were 22 who completed the class.… Read the rest

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Woman’s death under investigation

March 18, 2015

No reason to suspect foul play, police say

by Carla Noah Stutsman
The death of a woman found by Azle police deceased in her home Tuesday afternoon, March 10, remains under investigation, according to Azle Police Lt. Darrell West.
The body of Judy Hardee, 62, as well as her dog, were discovered in the 300 block of Lochridge Drive by police responding to a request for a welfare check made by a family member.… Read the rest

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Christian artifacts coming to Azle

March 18, 2015

A first edition King James Bible will be displayed at Azle Christian Church on March 21.
Called “The Great He Bible,” the book is part of a museum exhibit about the history of the Good Book.
Other artifacts like a page from the first book ever printed, the 1450 Gutenberg Bible, early Christian papyrus, and a complete Jewish Torah travel in the exhibit, “The Enduring Word.”… Read the rest

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