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Popcorn Players readying new play

August 26, 2015

The Azle Arts Association’s Popcorn Players are getting ready with another production.
This one is The Popcorn Player Variety Show – a behind the scenes look at “backstage calamity that produces an onstage calamity!”
Directed by veteran Scott Nurmela, Variety Show will reflect the spirit of TV’s The Carol Burnett Show with comedy skits, musical numbers, and some dancing.
The show opens Friday, Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m.
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Azle Singer Back Home

August 26, 2015
Azle Singer Back Home

Azle native and former rodeo competitor Wyatt Nations, now an up-and-coming Christian country music singer/songwriter, returned to his roots Sunday, Aug. 16, appearing at Cross Brand Cowboy Church in Boyd. With Nations (center) are back-up singer Trish Hawkins (left) and harp player Rendall Caviness. Nations’ first CD, No Greater Love, was recently released. His single release, “If It Satisfies You,” is currently climbing Christian Country radio charts. Photo courtesy Cassie Gilman

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Officers looking for drunk drivers over extended Labor Day holiday

August 26, 2015

It started Aug. 21 and runs through Sept. 7.
That’s the stretch – over the Labor Day holiday – where Texas law enforcement agencies are cracking down on drunk drivers.
Last year over the same period, 21 people were killed and 42 seriously hurt in 338 alcohol-related accidents.
Many communities are implementing “no-refusal” which means law enforcement officials can obtain blood samples from suspected drunk drivers and motorcyclists.
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Pregnancy center part of North Texas Giving Day

August 26, 2015

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
North Texas Giving Day is slated for Thursday, Sept. 17 from 6 a.m. to midnight, and a local charity is listed among the giving opportunities.
The online giving event for people in North Texas to come together and raise as much money as possible for local nonprofits in the 16-county region around DFW has pumped more than $86 million into the North Texas Community in just six years.
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Meet the Hornets!

August 26, 2015
Meet the Hornets!

The annual Meet the Hornets filled the AHS gym with this year’s sports, spirit and performing arts teams. Seniors were singled out for recognition at the electric Aug. 20 gathering. Photos by Carla Noah Stutsman… Read the rest

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Ribbon Cutting

August 26, 2015
Ribbon Cutting

The Azle Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for Guardian Home Inspections Thursday, August 13 at 404 W. Main St. in Azle. Guardian Home Inspection specializes in residential home inspections regardless if you are buying, selling, or even maintaining a home or property. Vaughn Santo is a fully licensed and insured professional home inspector. He services several counties including Tarrant, Parker, Wise, Dallas, Collin, Denton, and Johnson. He is also an animal lover and spends a great deal of time volunteering with local animal shelters and monthly adoption clinics. He is always looking to get furry friends adopted by loving families.

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Tarrant issues burn ban, all outdoor fires prohibited

August 26, 2015

Tarrant County Commissioners Court approved an outdoor burn ban Tuesday, Aug. 18.
The ban on all outdoor burning went into effect immediately and will continue for the next 90 days.
The unincorporated areas of Tarrant County have been determined to be under drought conditions by the Texas Forest Service, and those conditions prompted Tarrant County Fire Marshal Randy Renois to request the ban in an effort to protect lives and properties of the residents of Tarrant County.
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Scout Fishing Derby

August 26, 2015
Scout Fishing Derby

More than 40 kids and parents attended a fishing derby hosted by West Bay Marina Monday, Aug. 17 for local Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts in Troop 243. Those interested in Scouting in grades 1-12 were also invited. Photo courtesy Shareen Barrett

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Spanish church to be dedicated in conference

August 26, 2015

Aliento de Dios between Azle and Springtown

Aliento de Dios (Breath of God), a new Spanish-speaking church, will be launched with a three-day conference Aug. 27-30, with its dedication slated for Aug. 30.
Aliento De Dios will hold services at Cornerstone Community Church located at 2233 East SH 199 between Azle and Springtown.
Conference services will begin at 7 p.m. Aug. 27-29; the dedication starts at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30.
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Pairs from Azle, Springtown, and Poolville indicted

August 26, 2015
Pairs from Azle, Springtown, and Poolville indicted

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
A Parker County grand jury met Thursday, Aug. 20, in Weatherford to consider evidence in several criminal cases as presented by the Parker County District Attorney’s office.
The grand jury handed down 40 indictments against 34 defendants.
Among those, two live in Azle, two in Springtown and two in Poolville.
• Amanda Glee Lefan, 27, of Azle, was indicted for possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 3, 28-200 grams, a third-degree felony.
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