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Christmas on Main Street

December 7, 2016
Christmas on Main Street

It was cold and rainy outside, but goodwill fueled 404 Main during the Dec. 3 Christmas on Main Street. Kids visited Santa, heard about AHS’ Annie, posed for photos – and some went  home with new bicycles. The chamber announced business contest winners: Best Lights, Country Cottage; Most Creative, Azle News; Best Theme, Red’s Burger House; Most Christmas Spirit/Best Overall: Rural Gas Supply Co. Honorable mentions: Brace Chiropractic, Tater Club, Brenda Price Trucking, Bahama Mama’s, Little’s Shop in the City, Law Office of Vera Bennett, Century 21 Alliance Properties, and Ain’t That Something. Photos by Carla Noah Stustman… Read the rest

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2nd Annual Forte Fun Fest, Craft Show Dec. 10

December 7, 2016

The first Forte Junior High Fun Fest and Craft Show was such a success the school has made it an annual event – and moved the date to accommodate Christmas shoppers.
The Second Annual Forte Fun Fest and Craft Fair is slated from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 at the school at 479 Sandy Beach Rd. in Azle.
It is a community-wide event that has something for everyone to enjoy.
Dozens of crafters and vendors will sell items; food and drinks will be available for purchase at the concession stand, and various school groups, including Forte’s choir, band, and the Azle High School Dazzlers will entertain attendees.… Read the rest

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City offers tips on managing cascade of autumn leaves

December 7, 2016

Leaves.
They’re everywhere this time of year, but the city of Azle offers some suggestions for ways to manage them.
Of course, you can break your back raking and bagging leaves. If you choose this option – and if you live inside the Azle city limits – CWD, the city’s garbage contractor, will collect them on your second collection day along with your regular garbage (no more than 10 bags of leaves).
Any amount of bagged leaves over 10 will be collected on your next week’s second collection day. If you have questions, please contact CWD at 817- 795-9300.
Here are some other ways you can manage fall leaves:
• Mowing – a light covering of leaves can be mowed, leaving the shredded leaves on the lawn.… Read the rest

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Man charged after rollover

November 30, 2016

Yet another wreck on 730S

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
A Springtown man has been charged with two offenses after a rollover crash that occurred just after 7 p.m. Nov. 14.
The accident occurred in the 12800 block of FM 730 South.
According to the accident report, Rene Christian Jasso, 19, of Springtown, was the driver of a black 2003 Nissan Xterra headed north on FM 730 South.
The Xterra drove off the road, onto a grass median, became airborne as it crossed a creek, landing on the other side on a dirt embankment. The momentum caused the Xterra to flip upside down onto its roof.… Read the rest

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Lions seeking old electronics

November 30, 2016

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Are you shopping for small electronics this Christmas?
As you’re making space for new ones by cleaning out older or outdated ones, remember the Azle Lions Club and its annual recycling project.
Drop off your unwanted electronic games, computers, VCRs, DVD players, small appliances and telephones at the Lions Club building located at 412 Commerce St. in Azle.
If you have plans to replace large appliances like washers, dryers, and refrigerators that still work, those, too, can be donated to the Lions Club at its annual garage sale in May 2017.… Read the rest

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Flutissimo to play holiday favorites Dec. 15

November 30, 2016
Flutissimo to play  holiday favorites Dec. 15

The all-flute group Flutissimo will play Dec. 15 at the Azle Memorial Library at 6 p.m.

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The Azle Memorial Library invites the public to a special holiday performance by the nationally-renowned, all-flute choir Flutissimo.
This holiday concert begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15 in the Community Room at the library, 333 W. Main St. in Azle.
Flutissimo will perform popular holiday selections.
Seating is limited, and it’s first come, first served, so come early to get your seat.
Light refreshments will be provided following the concert.
If you have questions, please call the Azle Memorial Library at 817-444-7216 or go to azlelibrary.org.… Read the rest

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One Flees After 730S Wreck

November 30, 2016
One Flees After 730S Wreck

The driver of a southbound gold 2000 Plymouth Breeze, Mandy Elaine May, 37, of Reno, abruptly swerved onto the shoulder of FM 730 South near South Stewart Street about 1 p.m. Nov. 21. According to the accident report, she just as abruptly attempted to make a U-turn to go north, striking a beige 1992 Cadillac Deville that was traveling behind her. Neither the two young men nor an 11-year-old boy in the Cadillac were injured, but May was transported to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth for treatment of her injuries. Witnesses told police a male passenger in May’s vehicle fled the scene before first responders arrived, the report says.

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Forte 2nd at math meet

November 30, 2016
Forte 2nd at math meet

Celebrating their 2nd place Sweepstakes finish at the AHS math and science meet are members of the Forte Junior High math and science team: (front, l-r) Sam Reese, Shane Simpson, Phoebe Passmore, Sammy Reyes; and (back, l-r) Isaiah Davidson, Jasmine Howard, Angela Heckert, Tristan George, Katie Ingram.

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The math and science team from Forte Junior High took second in Sweepstakes Nov. 12 at the annual Azle High School math and science meet.
The team finished first in number sense and mathematics competition and second in calculator and science, earning the second place spot in Sweepstakes.
In individual competition, seventh graders:
• Isaiah Davidson took second in both number sense and mathematics, fifth in calculator and seventh in science competition.… Read the rest

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Man OK, Truck Not So Much in Rollover

November 30, 2016
Man OK, Truck Not So Much in Rollover

Kevin Wayne Gorrell, 31, of Haltom City, was not injured when he fell asleep at the wheel of a red 2000 Ford F150 Nov. 19 in the 4900 block of East Hwy. 199, just west of Newsom Mound Road. According to the accident report filed by Reno Police Department, Gorrell was westbound in the outside lane when he drifted off the roadway and into the bar ditch, traveling 195 feet before crossing a driveway, and another 155 feet before striking a concrete culvert pipe under a second driveway. The pickup became airborne, struck a black 2004 Ford F250 parked – unoccupied – in a driveway, and then rolled three to four times before coming to rest upside down.

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Police Blotter

November 30, 2016

Officers with the Azle Police Department arrested the following individuals during the week of Nov. 13-26:
• Joseph Alexander Martinez, 25, of Azle, was arrested Nov. 13 in the 900 block of Boyd Road and charged with attempted theft, criminal mischief, public intoxication, and prohibited weapon knuckles. He posted $5,000 bond on the weapon charge, set the remaining three charges for trial, and was released from the Azle jail Nov. 14.
• Holly Chesna Cox Dulaney, 43, of Lake Worth, was arrested Nov. 15 in the 600 block of Boyd Road and charged with possession of a controlled substance. She was transferred to the Tarrant County jail, where she posted $5,000 bond and was released Nov.… Read the rest

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