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Music in the Park – Twice as Good

June 29, 2016
Music in the Park – Twice as Good

Music lovers got a two-fer from Music in the Park last weekend. On Friday, June 24 the Chinatown Band played. The next night, Canta Rhythm & Brass hit the Central park amphitheater stage.
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Construction on failed roadway, Hwy. 199 imminent, say officials

June 29, 2016

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Two updates, one provided by Azle Mayor Pro Tem Bill Jones, who serves on the Tarrant Regional Transportation Coalition board, and another provided by State Representative Charlie Geren, provide insight into two highway projects important to Azle citizens.
Jones said he’s been advised by Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) officials that bidding on the Jacksboro Highway/Hwy. 199 main lanes project from Hanger Cutoff Road/Tenderfoot Trail to Nine Mile Bridge Road will take place in August.
Once a contractor is selected, a groundbreaking event is expected to take place in October, with construction beginning in earnest shortly thereafter.… Read the rest

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Fireworks not legal in city, on TRWD land

June 29, 2016

With Independence Day quickly approaching, Azle Fire Marshal Kenny Wilson reminds citizens of the dangers – and illegality in places – of fireworks.
The city of Azle has an ordinance in place that prohibits the sale, possession, and discharge of fireworks inside the city limits, and a similar ordinance is in place on property owned by Tarrant Regional Water District, Wilson said.
“There are many professional fireworks displays across the area – Follow The Flag right here in Azle is among the best of them.
“We recommend taking advantage of those and letting the professionals handle what can be a very dangerous undertaking,” he saud,
Officers with the Azle Fire Marshal’s office will be on patrol on July Fourth; fines for fireworks violations can be as much as $200 per violation.… Read the rest

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Two Decades of Service

June 29, 2016
Two Decades of Service

Cpl. Billy Thomson of the Azle Police Department, left, was honored during the Azle city council meeting June 21 with a certificate presented by Mayor Alan Brundrett for 20 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Azle. Thomson has been in law enforcement for 31 years.
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On revitalizing a city

June 29, 2016
On revitalizing a city

All smiles after the approval of a 380 Agreement by the Azle city council are (front, l-r) Matt McClure and Paige McClure with Servolution TCAA; and (back) Troy Austin with 6 Stones, Jason Malewiski of Servolution TCAA, Azle City Manager Tom Muir, Azle Mayor Alan Brundrett, and Brian Cramer of 6 Stones. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

Azle, Servolution, 6 Stones unite to transform this town

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Crawl, walk, run.
Jason Malewiski says it all the time.
Now Malewiski, who leads Servolution TCAA (which stands for The Church at Azle) believes his organization is walking, and he can hardly wait to run.… Read the rest

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Animal Antics at the Library

June 22, 2016
Animal Antics at the Library

Kids thrilled at the critter performances – that sometimes required some comedic coaxing – at the Azle Memorial Library Tuesday, June 21. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Operation Dry Water at EML

June 22, 2016

Nationwide initiative highlights dangers of drinking, boating

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
In advance of the busy – and sometimes deadly – July 4th weekend, Tarrant Regional Water District’s Law Enforcement Division will step up patrols on Eagle Mountain Lake this weekend – June 24-26 – as part of a nationwide initiative to heighten awareness and enforcement of alcohol- and drug-related accidents and fatalities.
It’s called Operation Dry Water, and it’s coordinated by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA), in partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard as well as local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.
Locally, boaters can expect to see a few more officers on the water during peak boating times, but there’s no reason to stay home, according to David Geary, reservoir manager for Eagle Mountain Lake.… Read the rest

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Rockin’ the Park

June 22, 2016
Rockin’ the Park

Playing those classic tunes that just feel like home, Revolution 9 entertained a crowd that came for Music in the Park in spite of “feels like” temperatures in triple digits Friday, June 17. This weekend, Music in the Park offers a “two-fer,” with Chinatown Band Friday, June 24 and Canta Rhythm & Brass Saturday, June 25. Both concerts begin at 8 p.m. in Central Park.
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Work to begin this week on failed service road

June 22, 2016
Work to begin this week on failed service road

Area folks should begin seeing signs of work starting on the collapse roadway in the 1600 block of Southeast Parkway as early as this week now that an emergency contract has been approved. Photo by Carla Noah Stustman

Trapped water pushed retaining wall outward toward Hwy. 199

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Work is finally about to begin on a complete rebuild of the Hwy. 199 service road in the 1600 block of Southeast Parkway.
Brian Barth, district engineer for the Texas Department of Transportation’s Fort Worth office, said the emergency contract for repairs is expected to be executed this week – June 20-25 – and work will begin almost immediately.… Read the rest

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Pickup thief leads PC deputies on 20-mile pursuit

June 22, 2016
Pickup thief leads PC deputies on 20-mile pursuit

Christopher Paul Pinneke

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
A Springtown man is in custody in the Parker County jail after leading Parker County Sheriff’s deputies on a 20-mile pursuit in a stolen pickup Friday, June 17.
Christopher Paul Pinneke, 35, is charged with evading arrest or detention with a vehicle, unauthorized use of a vehicle, and possession of a controlled substance. He was also the subject of a Lake Worth PD arrest warrant for reckless driving.
According to a press release issued by Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler, Springtown Police alerted deputies that a red pickup was stolen from Kay’s Donut Shop in Springtown.… Read the rest

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