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Duo Honored by Shriners

December 28, 2016
Duo Honored by Shriners

Kip and Lynn Lemon of Time Rentals were recognized for their continued support of the Eagle Mountain Shrine Club on Friday, Dec. 16.

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Winter’s Grip

December 20, 2016
Winter’s Grip

With a high near 60, rain, not snow, is predicted for the area this Christmas Day. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Senior Spotlight

December 20, 2016

BY JACKIE ‘JJ’ JOY
Wow! Another year is slipping away and a New Year is just around the corner. A great way to start your New Year is to join us at the Azle Senior Center. Located at 601 Southeast Parkway in Ash Creek Park, we are easy to find.
As we close out 2016, we would like to express our thanks to all those who have supported us throughout the year. This includes Mayor Alan Brundrett, and City Manager Tom Muir, Parks, Recreation Director Kyle Culwell, and all the city council members.
A special shout out to Jackie of Azle Water Works who so graciously donates ice to us every week.… Read the rest

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Fake cop found guilty

December 20, 2016

Fred Couch convicted of impersonating Lakeside police officer

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The Couch family – infamous due to national coverage of son Ethan’s “affluenza” defense after four people were killed in a drunk-driving incident, the subsequent flight of Ethan and his mother, Tonya to Mexico, and Tonya’s brief job at a Reno bar – is back in the news.
This time, it’s Ethan’s father Fred’s antics making the news.
Frederick Anthony Couch, 51, was convicted on Dec. 12 on a class B misdemeanor charge of falsely identifying himself as a Lakeside police officer. His trial took place in Tarrant County Criminal Court 4.… Read the rest

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Extrication by SCVFD

December 20, 2016
Extrication by SCVFD

An Azle woman was taken to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth by LifeCare ambulance after being extricated from her car Dec. 14. Susan Zuniga Calhoun, 51, didn’t notice the silver 2011 Chevrolet Traverse that was stopped ahead of her, waiting to turn left onto Ruth Lane with its turn signal on. According to the accident report, Calhoun tried to stop and avoid colliding with the Traverse, but could not. Her white 2014 Nissan Altima struck the other vehicle, spun out of control, and went backwards through a pipe fence. Above, firefighters from Silver Creek VFD work to extricate Calhoun from her vehicle.

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Tarleton Grad

December 20, 2016
Tarleton Grad

Audra J. Hodgson graduated from Tarleton University Dec. 17. A 2013 Azle High School graduate, Hodgson earned a BBA in Business Administration with a minor in Management. She will seek a Master’s in Jan. 2017. Hodgson is the daughter of Ray “Ruehler” Hodgson and Stacey Soklusky and the brother of Layton Thompson.

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Azle man arrested twice in one day, fraud charged

December 20, 2016
Azle man arrested twice in one day, fraud charged

Mark Jefferson Dahl

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
A traffic stop Nov. 18 led to the arrest of an Azle man who was charged with fraudulent use or possession of identifying information of an elderly person, 10-50 items.
Sometimes called “identity theft,” the crime is a first-degree felony.
According to a probable cause affidavit obtained by the Azle News, a Parker County Sheriff’s deputy stopped Mark Jefferson Dahl, 40, of Azle, in the 1900 block of East Hwy. 199 near La Junta after a computer check showed an unconfirmed insurance status on Dahl’s vehicle.
During the stop, Dahl was arrested and charged with driving with an invalid driver license with previous convictions and with no liability insurance.… Read the rest

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Forte wind ensemble entertains at Azle Manor

December 20, 2016
Forte wind ensemble entertains at Azle Manor

Forte Junior High’s wind ensemble played holiday music for Azle Manor residents.

The Forte Junior High wind ensemble took a break from classes to spread some holiday cheer at Azle Manor.
The group of 20 eighth graders performed a wide variety of holiday music for a delighted audience in the dining hall of the retirement home.
The performance was followed by a well-deserved trip to Whataburger, where students placed their phones in the middle of the table so they could enjoy one another’s company.
The ensemble is under the direction of Renee Cantrell and Ben Eades and includes:
Nik Birkeland, Jacob Burton, Morgan Cain, Robert Caney, Paige Childress, Collin Clark, Celsea Colley, Monti Collins, Ian Deel, Brianna Gonzalez, Jessi Green, Aksel Hiros, Sam Holmes, Mackenlee Holmesley, Genna Peyton, Ranger Sprabary, Bonnie Thomas, Charles Ramon, Erika Shaver, and Kaela Westrup.… Read the rest

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Buckle represents Posse’s 70th

December 20, 2016

Parker County Sheriff’s Posse Captain Randy O’Neal presented Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler with a hand-crafted buckle commemorating the 2017 Parker County Sheriff’s Posse 70th anniversary.
A Sheriff’s Posse badge is set in the center of the buckle, surrounded by rubies and traditional western scrolls of silver, rose and yellow gold.
The buckle was made by Peaster-based buckle crafters Shea and Tyson Durfey of Shea Michelle’s Buckle Designs.
Captain O’Neal said the Posse’s role in the community includes keeping the western heritage and traditions of Parker County alive, just as Sheriff John Young did in 1947 when he established the Posse with 13 charter members who vowed to preserve the frontier west.… Read the rest

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Holiday Handiwork

December 20, 2016
Holiday Handiwork

Cross Timbers Elementary second graders decorated gift bags and created Christmas cards for the Azle Chamber Ambassadors’ Adopt A Grandparent project.
Photo by Tootie Hall

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