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Finding Dory swims to July 15 reset

June 28, 2017

The City of Azle and its Special Events Advisory Board will present Finding Dory at the amphitheater at Central Park beginning at 8:40 p.m. Saturday, July 15.
Initially slated as the spring Movie in the Park, the presentation was canceled due to heavy rains in April.
This family-friendly event under the stars features free parking, free admission, free popcorn, and water for all.… Read the rest

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Reno attorney: ‘work to-’frickin’-gether’

June 28, 2017

Contracts for city’s lawyer and administrator remain an issue for council

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The Reno city council met for the third time in June – first during a 5 p.m. work session followed by a regular meeting – on Monday, June 26 to consider a proposed ordinance “defining the powers and authority of the mayor and city council.”
The item was requested by Mayor Pro Tem Bonnie Black and council members Billie Steele and Ken Parnell for the June 12 meeting.
Newly elected Mayor Eric Hunter removed the words “and/or action” from the agenda item since the requesting members provided no document for the council to review.… Read the rest

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Senior Spotlight

June 28, 2017

BY JACKIE ‘JJ’ JOY
July has come to us very quickly and there are a couple of things you need to know.
First, the Azle Senior Center will be closed Tuesday, July 4.
We will be open Monday, July 3, and Wednesday, July 5.
Have a safe and happy Independence Day!
The next food bank grocery distribution for members of the Center is on Friday, July 7.
Participants must have eaten at the Center at least four times since the last food bank day.
AARP will teach a Safe Driving class in Room 4 of the B.J. Clark Annex building on Thursday, July 20.… Read the rest

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Police Blotter

June 28, 2017

Officers with the Azle Police Department arrested the following individuals during the week of June 18-24:
• Dustin M. Hess, 28, of Azle, was arrested June 19 in the 100 block of Southeast Parkway and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI), third or more. He posted $7,500 bond and was released from the Azle jail later the same day.
• Jonathan Williams Peters, 26, of Azle, was arrested June 23 in the 1000 block of Ferndale Avenue and charged with assault by choking, family violence. Peters posted $3,000 bond and was released from the Azle jail later the same day.
• James Arley Ussery, 28, of Azle, was arrested June 24 in the 1300 block of Hwy.… Read the rest

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Six from area indicted by TC

June 28, 2017

When the Tarrant County grand jury convened in Fort Worth in mid-June six local individuals – four Azle men, an Azle woman, and woman residing in Poolville – were indicted on various felony charges.
• Stephanie A. Olivarez, 29, of Azle, was indicted June 14 on a charge of unauthorized use of a vehicle, a state jail felony.
• Jordan Markus Doyle, 27, of Azle, was indicted June 14 on a charge of burglary of a habitation, a second-degree felony.
̉•̉Erica Dilcher, 23, of Poolville, was indicted June 16 on two counts of possession of a controlled substance in Penalty Group 1, one to four grams, a third-degree felony.… Read the rest

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North Texas Grad

June 21, 2017
North Texas Grad

Colson Blair, a 2012 graduate of Azle High School, graduated from the University of North Texas in Denton May 12 with a bachelor of science degree in geography as well as a certificate in geographic information systems (GIS). He is the son of Richard and Kristi Blair, and the grandson of Banty and Dianne Blair, Nina Vaughan, and the late Sammy Vaughan, all of Azle.

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Senior Spotlight

June 21, 2017

BY JACKIE ‘JJ’ JOY
Vacation time has arrived and many are taking trips and visiting family.
We at the Sixty and Better Senior Center of Azle hope you have (or had) a great time. However, don’t forget us when you return home.
Thursday, June 22, a representative from Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) will here at 11:30 a.m. to give out a Toolkit in a Box to those who are interested in doing the HealthforMe Chronic Disease program.
This is a take-home work kit that will give you all the information you would get by coming to classes. Call and let us know if you desire to come get a kit.… Read the rest

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Wreck Hurts Duo

June 21, 2017
Wreck Hurts Duo

Two people were transported to Texas Health Azle following a two-vehicle crash on FM 1542 (Reno Road) at its intersection with North Cardinal Road Thursday morning, June 15. According to the accident report filed by Reno Officer E. Beetler, a a gray 2007 Mitsubishi Raider pickup driven by Clyde Osborn Lackey, Jr. of Reno ran a stop sign while headed southeast on North Cardinal. Lackey’s pickup drove into the path of a gray 2005 Ford Explorer that was westbound on Reno Road. The driver of the Explorer was Debbie Wheeler Stone, also of Reno. Lackey received a citation for running a stop sign.

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Food Trucks a Hit

June 21, 2017
Food Trucks a Hit

Food trucks were introduced to Music in the Park this year and are popular. Playing at Central Park Friday, June 23 at 8 p.m. will be the Mars Hill Band, a “high energy dance band.” Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Wreck Causes Fire, an Injury

June 21, 2017
Wreck Causes Fire, an Injury

A white pickup veered off the roadway on Tenderfoot Trail near Little Leaf Court Wednesday, June 14, striking a pole, a culvert, and a railroad tie before shearing off an electrical pole and, finally, striking a mobile home. The leaning electrical pole sparked a fire in neighboring trees. The driver of the pickup was transported to a hospital. Further details were not available at press time.
Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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