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
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
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
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
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
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