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Man dies in inferno after car accident

July 22, 2015

By Carla Noah Stutsman
A 19-year-old Fort Worth man died in the early hours of July 15 in a one vehicle accident that resulted in a raging fire.
Ryan Nicolas Hoehn was westbound in the 9300 block of Ten Mile Bridge Road about 2 a.m. when the green Ford Taurus he was driving went off the roadway into the bar ditch.
Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Terry Grisham said the final investigative report was not yet complete July 20.
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Texas sales tax holiday Aug. 7-9

July 22, 2015

A sure sign school is about to start again: the annual Texas Sales Tax Holiday.
This year, it’s being held across the state Aug. 7-9, and smart shoppers can realize big savings on certain items priced under $100.
The law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies, and backpacks priced under $100 from sales tax, which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend during the weekend.
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Azle Police Blotter

July 22, 2015
Azle Police Blotter

Officers with the Azle Police Department arrested the following individuals during the week of July 5-18:
• Catherine J. Arnold, 48, was arrested July 5 in the 700 block of Boyd Road and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI), her second offense, as well as with possession of a controlled substance. Arnold posted $900 bond for the DWI charge and $2,000 bond for the drug charge and was released from the Azle jail July 6.
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VFW post donates to Wounded Warriors

July 22, 2015
VFW post donates to Wounded Warriors

The Azle VFW Men’s Auxiliary donated $2,000 to the Wounded Warriors Project. On hand: (l-r) Bill Vanderbilt, Frank Collins, Kenny Hodges, Terry Ashlock, Post Commander Joe Holder, Bill Beck, Donald Roland, Kim Smart, and Eddie McDoniel.

 

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2137 Men’s Auxiliary presented $2,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project.
The men gathered the money through a variety of fundraisers: yard sales, ham shoots, chili cook-offs, fish fries, and car shows.
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Ribbon Cutting

July 22, 2015
Ribbon Cutting

The Azle Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony July 9 for Stephani Spruill of Provision Energy-Ambit. Spruill is a regional consultant for the company who seeks the opportunity to help save you money on your current energy bill. Email Spruill at provisionenergynow@gmail.com; call her at 817-714-1132; or visit her website at www.stephanispruill.com.… Read the rest

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Hollow Hill Farm Event Center

July 22, 2015
Hollow Hill Farm Event Center

Hollow Hill Farm Event Center offers a timeless back drop for a wedding like no other. Rustic elegance and country chic meet a breathtakingly beautiful setting to create a unique event. Located at 1680 Mary Drive in Weatherford, Hollow Hill Farm is nestled in the rolling countryside of Parker County; it’s a hidden paradise. Contact the event center at 682-233-3065 or at www.hollowhilleventcenter.com and info@hollowhilleventcenter.com. They’re also on Facebook: www.facebook.com/oldtownathollowhillfarm.… Read the rest

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Oak Knoll Ranch

July 22, 2015
Oak Knoll Ranch

If you’re looking for a venue for a beautiful, rustic, Texas wedding, look no further than Oak Knoll Ranch. Towering oaks shade an outdoor pavilion near the “Red Barn” from which rolling hills, a pond, and marvelous Texas sunsets stun. Find Oak Knoll Ranch at 478 Three Skillet Road in Springtown. You can call them at 817-597-6557. You can visit Oak Knoll Ranch online at www.oakknollranch.com or send them an email at oakknollranch@live.com.… Read the rest

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Senior Spotlight

July 22, 2015

By Sue Turnipseed
The Azle Senior Center is a refuge from the heat for senior citizens in the community of Azle.
The Center opens at 9 a.m. each Monday-Friday and those who come enjoy a cool place, friends, and many other activities.
The AARP Driving Class will be Thursday, July 23 and the next class is in September.
Friday, July 24 will be Pet Food Day for those on the list.
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Najera earns honor

July 15, 2015

Azle’s Simon Najera claimed a rare award at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference at Louisville, Kentucky.
Najera, a student at Texas State Tech College-Waco, earned a Skill Point Certificate in automotive refinishing technology.
He won the honor by “achieving a high score as defined by the industry.”
The certificates – first issued in 2009 – were given in 86 different occupational and leadership areas.
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New Masonic Officers Installed

July 15, 2015
New Masonic Officers Installed

Azle Masonic Lodge #601 installed new officers in a ceremony Saturday, July 11. The Lodge will celebrate 131 years in December. Pictured are: (l-r) Chuck Harrison, Ray White, Tim Hall, Steve Todd, Ed Johnson, Claude Conwell, W. M. Shane Vaughn, 2015-2016 leader of the lodge, Sam Horseman, Chad Gilley, Don Beckman, Jack Dillard, James Silva, and Stan Laxton. Photo courtesy Darlia Hobbs

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