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August 26, 2015

BY JACKIE “JJ” JOY
Last Friday we were met with some disappointment.  Due to some confusion with the Tarrant County Food Bank, produce was not delivered.  However; it was rescheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 26 and that put a smile on everyone’s face.
If you enjoy yoga, we have two levels of classes: low impact chair yoga and higher impact yoga classes. Chair yoga is on Monday and Wednesday at 11 a.m. The regular yoga classes are on Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
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Reno man using bayonet charged with stabbing murder

August 26, 2015
Reno man using bayonet charged with stabbing murder

Floyd Levi Nunley

BY NATALIE GENTRY
Floyd Levi Nunley, 49, of Reno was arrested Monday, Aug. 17, and charged with murder in the stabbing death of Shane Allen Veselka, 40, of Fort Worth.
According to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office, Veselka died at 5:33 p.m. that evening at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Azle due to stab wounds of the chest and abdomen.
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Rockin’ the Stewart Street Bridge

August 26, 2015
Rockin’ the Stewart Street Bridge

The replacement of the Stewart Street Bridge is moving along thanks to the long stretch of rain-free days. Abutments were scheduled to be placed Thursday, Aug. 27 according to onsite personnel. Before that happens, hundreds of these huge rocks – known as riprap – will be placed in the creekbed to help deter scour and water erosion on the bridge supports. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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MGP: Friends and Family Night

August 26, 2015
MGP: Friends and Family Night

Azle High School’s Marching Green Pride performed a special preview at its Friends and Family Night Friday, Aug. 21 at Hornet Field. A surprise finale had parents joining their students on the field for a quick marching lesson and ended with one dad being chosen in a raffle to direct the band as it performed the Hornet Fight Song and the AHS Alma Mater. Photos by Carla Noah Stutsman

Percussion Director Jack Baker


Director of Bands Dimas Delgado

Assistant Band Director Brandon Day

Colorguard Director Debra Oldroyd

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Azle Explorers train early to walk blue line

August 19, 2015
Azle Explorers train early to walk blue line

Members of Azle Explorers Post 203 got to sample real police training at boot camp.

 

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Young people interested in law enforcement have a great opportunity to learn more and to receive actual training through the Azle Police Department’s Police Explorer Post 203.
This summer, members of the post have been busy preparing for two major events in the Explorer world.

Fort Worth academy
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AISD adopts budget, leaves tax rate alone

August 19, 2015

Additional funds could arrive if drilling ‘windfall’ comes through

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Azle Independent School District Finance Director Monica Miller presented a Fiscal Year 2015-16 budget to the district’s Board of Trustees at its Monday, Aug. 17 meeting she called “conservative, with revenues based on zero growth.”
Even with a projected one-time, $2.4 million windfall from a deal with Trinidad Drilling, LLC brokered by Parker County Precinct 1 Commissioner George Conley, Miller isn’t counting any chickens before they hatch.
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Major General Addresses Rotary

August 19, 2015
Major General Addresses Rotary

Maj. Gen. Richard W. Scobee, commander of the 10th Air Force at Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, was the keynote speaker at the Azle Rotary Club Thursday, Aug. 13. Scobee, a command pilot with more than 3,400 flying hours in the F-16, including 248 combat hours, gave Rotarians an inside look at the USAF and military in general, with a concentration on its local impact. Scobee is the son of astronaut Commander Francis Richard “Dick” Scobee, who piloted the ill-fated Space Shuttle Challenger, which exploded shortly after taking off Jan. 28, 1986.… Read the rest

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Escaped sex offender found shot dead on a South Carolina beach

August 19, 2015
Escaped sex offender found shot dead on a South Carolina beach

Escaped registered sex offender, Brent Allen Jozefkowicz, was found dead from apparent a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

By Natalie Gentry
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), Brent Allen Jozefkowicz, 48, a registered sex offender that escaped from a Fort Worth halfway house Aug. 4 has been found dead in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
The report says the Myrtle Beach Police Department informed DPS that Jozefkowicz was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot on Saturday morning.
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Learning to Cheer

August 19, 2015
Learning to Cheer

Azle Competitive Youth Sports (ACYS) Association held a cheer camp Saturday, Aug. 15 at the Azle High School gym. With help from the AHS cheerleaders, ACYS cheerleaders learned to cheers, dances, and techniques.… Read the rest

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Refreshed Pride

August 19, 2015
Refreshed Pride

Mark Laudenheimer, store manager at Brookshire’s Food and Pharmacy in Azle, and his crew brought a truckload of cold Gatorade to refresh hot members of the Azle High School Marching Green Pride during their practice Thursday morning, Aug. 13. The Gatorade was donated by Brookshire’s customers, and Laudenheimer says the donations will continue.   Photos by Carla Noah Stutsman

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