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Police Blotter

February 15, 2017

Officers with the Azle Police Department arrested the following individuals during the week of Feb. 5-11:
•A 21-year-old Springtown man was arrested Feb. 5 in the 3500 block of East Hwy. 199 for three Azle PD arrest warrants. He agreed to pay fines and was released from the Azle jail the same day.
•A 26-year-old Poolville man was arrested Feb. 6 in the 600 block of Southeast Parkway for two Azle arrest warrants. He agreed to pay fines and was released from the Azle jail the same day.
•A 40-year-old Sansom Park man was arrested Feb. 6 in Sansom Park for two Azle PD arrest warrants.… Read the rest

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Trio graduate from Texas A&M

February 15, 2017

Three Azle residents were among 4,600 graduates who were awarded diplomas during fall commencement ceremonies at Texas A&M University.
• David E. Newton graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Renewable Natural Resources.
• Jonathan F. Shaffer graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies.
• Zachary C. Wood graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Science.… Read the rest

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Reno, others take sales tax revenue hit

February 15, 2017
Reno, others take sales tax revenue hit

Some cities, districts see only modest gains

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Down and up.
Parker County, Azle’s Municipal Development District (MDD), and the city of Springtown saw small decreases in their February sales tax revenue as compared with February 2016, but the city of Reno took a big hit, bringing in only about two-thirds the amount it did a year ago.
Most other taxing entities in the area recorded increases for the month.

Taking a dip
Even with audit collections of $1,318 adding to its total, Reno’s February sales tax revenue of $14,522 is 33.83 percent less than its February 2016 revenue of $21,950.… Read the rest

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AHS trio All-State

February 8, 2017

Three Azle High School cheerleaders were named Academic All-State by the Texas Girls Coaches Association.
Danielle Long, Chelsea, and Sam Rodgers met established criteria for the honor.
All nominees had to be seniors with a grade point average of 94 or above for their high school careers.
AHS cheer coach Melissa McPherson nominated the girls.
At this year’s state competiton, the Azle Cheer and Muscle finished second.
In 2016, AHS won the first-ever gathering.… Read the rest

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Azle PD Gifts Springtown PD Rifles

February 8, 2017
Azle PD Gifts Springtown PD Rifles

Azle Chief of Police Rick Pippins, right, congratulates Springtown Chief of Police Tony Motley after the Azle PD transferred nine M16-A1 rifles to the Springtown PD Thursday, Feb. 2. The Azle PD acquired the rifles from the Defense Logistics Agency via the 1033 Program administered by the State of Texas. When the Azle PD recognized it had a surplus of the weapons, a number of them were returned to the DLA; however, Motley expressed to Pippins that the Springtown PD had a need for nine of them. The rifles will be used by the Springtown PD’s Rapid Response Team. “These weapons will strengthen our department by allowing us to respond to certain situations where we have to ‘hold the fort’ until backup arrives,” Motley said.

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Azle Grad Promotes in Navy

February 8, 2017
Azle Grad Promotes in Navy

Azle native Travis Murphy, who joined the U.S. Navy in 2013, was recently promoted to Petty Officer Second Class. Stationed in San Diego, Murphy is assigned to the Southern California Offshore Range Detachment at Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 3 as an avionics technician. Petty Officer Murphy, a 2010 graduate of Azle High School, is the son of Glyn and Lydia Murphy of Azle. He married the former Taryn Wright, daughter of Michael and Traci Wright, a 2009 AHS grad. Above, the couple is pictured at the promotion ceremony.

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Davidson On A&M Dean’s List

February 8, 2017
Davidson On A&M Dean’s List

Haley Davidson, a 2015 graduate of Azle High School, has been designated a Dean’s Honor Roll student at Texas A&M University in College Station for the fall semester. The Dean’s Honor Roll recognizes students taking at least 15 semester hours during the fall semester who have maintained a 3.75 or higher grade point (GPR) out of a possible 4.0. Haley is the daughter of Mike and DeAndra Davidson of Azle.

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Mostert retires after 31 years at Azle Church of Christ

February 8, 2017
Mostert retires after 31 years at Azle Church of Christ

Ian Mostert was honored for 31 years in the pulpit at Azle Church of Christ during a retirement celebration Jan. 29.
Photo courtesy Richard Spraggens

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
More than 300 people turned out Jan. 29 to wish Ian Mostert well as he retired following 31 years as minister of the Azle Church of Christ.
Mostert delivered his final message at the church that Sunday morning and was treated to a celebratory luncheon that afternoon.
He grew up in South Africa, where he witnessed poverty and political oppression that prompted his family to eventually immigrate to New Zealand.
That’s where he fell almost instantly in love after spying a “young American girl” – from Midland, Texas – trying to eat peas with a knife, Mostert recalled in an interview for a 1993 story for the Azle News written by Linda Brooks Goins.… Read the rest

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Police Blotter

February 8, 2017
Police Blotter

Thomas Russell Landers

Michael Jason Becquart

Michael Ray Cook

Phillip Ashley Redwine II

 

Officers with the Azle Police Department arrested the following individuals during the week of Jan. 22-Feb. 4:
• Thomas Russell Landers, 52, of Azle, was arrested Jan. 23 in the 300 block of Walnut Avenue for a “blue warrant” issued by the Texas Parole Board. He was transferred to the Tarrant County jail where he remained Feb. 6 with no bond set.
• Javier Errisuriz, 46, of Irving, was arrested Jan. 24 in an undisclosed block of Tenderfoot Trail and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI). He posted $6,000 bond and was released from the Azle jail Jan.… Read the rest

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Hammer Time at Silver Creek

February 8, 2017
Hammer Time at Silver Creek

Several classes at Silver Creek Elementary culminated their construction unit by building their own tool boxes recently. Students in Mrs. Skipper, Mrs. Kennedy, Mrs. Brewer, and Mrs. Moody’s classes used tool box materials, and pens donated by Home Depot in Lake Worth as well as hammers, paint, aprons, and goggles donated by Lowe’s in Lake Worth.

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