by Carla Noah Stutsman
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced Wednesday, Dec. 10, that state sales tax revenue in November was $2.66 billion, up 10.7 percent compared to November 2013.
The sales tax figures represent October sales reported by monthly tax filers.
Locally, only the town of Lakeside and the city of Pelican Bay recorded decreased revenues for the month of December when compared with December 2013.… Read the rest
Members of Azle High School’s Student Council, National Honor Society (NHS), Peer Assistance & Leadership (PALs), and Teen Leadership descended on the Azle Memorial Library Friday morning, Dec. 12 to perform a community service project. The students, including more than 130 freshmen involved with Teen Leadership, performed landscaping tasks and repainted fire lanes, among other projects. Student Council Advisor Chad Cooke and Community Service Chairman Morgan Ivie directed students which Cooke said would not have been possible without the support of AHS Principal Sam Robinson and a donation from Tarrant Regional Water District.… Read the rest
by Carla Noah Stutsman
Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) investigators continue to seek a suspect in the brutal aggravated robbery of the Briar Hill Grocery on FM 730 North in Briar.
Shortly after 7 a.m. Friday, Dec. 5, a young female clerk working in the story alone was struck in the head by a man who took an undisclosed amount of cash from the business’ cash register.… Read the rest
By Natalie Gentry
Azle resident Dr. Dean Posey has spent the last three decades sharing God’s unfailing love with his congregations.
He was the pastor at First United Methodist Church of Azle from 1999 to 2013.
The current senior pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church of Arlington has now taken another step to share God’s gifts with the publication of his book “12 Gifts We Can’t Afford to Lose.”… Read the rest
Always looking for ways to make their services more convenient to Tarrant County residents, the Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office has been working with Kroger grocery stores to provide vehicle registration renewals.
The Tarrant County Commissioners Court approved a contract in November adding 28 Kroger stores in Tarrant County to the list of 20 sites where residents can renew their vehicle’s registrations.
The nearest Kroger store to Azle is located at 9114 Camp Bowie West Boulevard in Fort Worth.… Read the rest
Ryan Clements will graduate Dec. 12 from Abilene Christian University summa cum laude with the distinction of Honors Scholar. He will receive a Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Ministry after three-and-a-half years of college.
Clements is the son of John and Meleasa Clements of Azle. He graduated from Azle High School in 2011 as the class valedictorian.
He is a member of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society and the Theta Alpha Kappa National Honor Society for Religious Studies and Theology.… Read the rest
Four suspects were arrested in two recent covert operations targeting heavy-duty truck thieves in Tarrant County.
Investigators with the Tarrant Regional Auto Crimes Task Force, in cooperation with the National Insurance Crime Bureau and the Arlington, Fort Worth and Grand Prairie Police Departments, initiated surveillance efforts after noticing a significant increase in heavy-duty pickup thefts across the county.… Read the rest