Chandler gets 96 months deferred adjudication
BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
An Azle man who formerly worked as a martial arts instructor was sentenced to 96 months’ deferred adjudication after allegedly sexually assaulting a child under the age of 14 on Aug. 1, 2014.
Branden Lee Chandler, 27, was indicted on the charge Aug. 25, 2015.
He agreed to the eight-year sentence on July 13 in the 371st District Court of Tarrant County, according to court records.
Chandler on April 29 rejected a plea agreement from the District Attorney’s Office, but later pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of indecency with a child by exposure.… Read the rest
BY JACKIE ‘JJ’ JOY
With the hottest temperatures being in August, all seniors are encouraged to drink plenty of fluids and avoid being outside for long periods of time.
One place, however, to cool off is at the Azle Senior Center, located at 605 Southeast Parkway behind City Hall.
We have a volunteer who will be coming on Wednesdays to check blood pressures.
However, we still need folks to help in the kitchen. The only requirement is to have a food handler’s certificate. We will be glad to help you get certified.
It will be quiet around here on Monday, Aug.… Read the rest
The following individuals who list addresses in the Azle and/or Springtown areas were arrested by various law enforcement agencies and booked into the Parker County Jail during the weeks of Aug 1-7:
• Mark Phillip Good, 53, of Springtown, was arrested Aug. 1 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with injury to a child, elderly, or disabled with intended bodily harm, a third-degree felony. He posted $10,000 bond and was released from jail Aug. 4.
• A 25-year-old Azle man was arrested Aug. 2 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with driving with an invalid license, with no insurance and previous convictions.… Read the rest
The Azle Independent School District (AISD) has announced its policy for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under current income eligibility guidelines.
Each school/site or the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by anyone on request.
On Aug. 1, the AISD Child Nutrition Department began distributing letters to the households of the children in the district about eligibility benefits and any actions households need to take to apply for these benefits.
Applications also are available at the AISD, Child Nutrition office, 300 Roe St. in Azle, by calling 817-444-5115, or online at www.azleisd.net.… Read the rest
What a busy week we have had! With the Emanuel Building under repair, the exercise and yoga classes have been relocated to the B.J. Clark Building.
This has given us a lot of extra people coming into our midst.
Until construction is complete, if you wish to participate in these classes, you will need to come to 305 Southeast Parkway (B.J. Clark Community Center).
Since you are planning to come to these classes, why not call by noon the day before and schedule to have lunch with us?
Lunches next week include smoked sausage on Monday and Asian ginger diced chicken on Thursday.… Read the rest
No one was injured in a two car accident Friday, Aug. 5 on west Hwy. 199 just east of Azle. According to the police report, the accident occurred when a Ford Sport-Trac changed lanes in front of two other vehicles causing them to collide. Lacey Gregg, pictured here, was unable to slow in time to prevent her Nissan Altima from running into the rear of the Chevy Impala in front of her. Photo by Natalie Gentry
Barrett addressed California gathering
Azle’s R. Lee Barrett was one of five keynote speakers set to speak at a gathering of coin enthusiasts.
As part of the Maynard Sundman/Littleton Coin Co. Lecture Series, Barrett discussed “A History of Women Medallic Sculptors in America.”
Barrett, a member of the Azle city council, Place 6, presented his address Aug. 10 in Anaheim, California.
He said, “My paper and presentation examine the women sculptors, engravers, and bas-relief artists of the last 100-plus years that have had some impact on numismatics.”
Barrett gave his one-hour speech at what was billed as the “largest and longest” running coin show in the country.… Read the rest