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Azle PD now equipped with elite body cameras

April 22, 2015
Azle PD now equipped with elite body cameras

The Azle Police Department recently purchased 16 WOLFCOM 3RD EYE Police Body Cameras for $11,440.
The purchase included a two-year warranty and radio cables so officers can hook up their units to radios to utilize the radio speaker function.
According to a press release from WOLFCOM, Azle PD Lt. Bill Russell says the department has studied the issue of body cameras for about two years.… Read the rest

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Azle FCCLA tops in Sports Nutrition

April 22, 2015
Azle FCCLA tops in Sports Nutrition

The AHS Parliamentary Procedure team is comprised of (l-r): Leola Gonzalez, secretary; Natasha Carter, treasurer; Kristina Martinez; Justin Olson; Lauren Cordell, president; and Kerry Comeans; they took sixth place at state.

Jimmy Fager (left) and Ruby Ariosa took top honors in State FCCLA competition and advance to National competition in Sports Nutrition.

The Azle High School chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America – FCCLA, for short – competed in state competition April 9-11 in Corpus Christi.… Read the rest

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Liberty’s Baby Beluga

April 22, 2015
Liberty’s Baby Beluga

Liberty Elementary’s kindergarten performed its music program Thursday, April 16 for classmates, staff, friends and family. The program, Baby Beluga, was directed by Liberty music teacher Megan Coronado.

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AHS Winterguard

April 22, 2015
AHS Winterguard

The Azle High School Winterguard, competing against 121 groups in its class, placed 38th at World Championships in Dayton, Ohio April 16. The Guard’s preliminary score of 77.030 didn’t boost them into semi-final competition, but Director Debra Oldroyd said the team had its best performance of the season. While in Dayton, the AHS Winterguard watched other events with a keen eye toward their next season. They also took in some of the sights around Dayton, including the National Air Force Museum. Above, the Guard is pictured at NTCA Grand National Championships at Thomas Coliseum April 11. Photo courtesy Mark Jacobs

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Optimists honor two Azle High School achievers

April 22, 2015
Optimists honor two Azle High School achievers

Azle Optimist Club President Edwin Newton (left) along with Azle High School Principal Sam Robinson (right) presented April Student of the Month certificates to Colten Clearwater (second from left) and Taylor Bovea.

Clearwater, Bovea named Students of the Month

by Mark K. Campbell
A pair of Azle High School standouts, Colten Clearwater and Taylor Bovea, were picked as the Optimist Club’s April Texan and Tex-Anne of the Month.… Read the rest

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Woman gets 50 years for embezzlement…again

April 22, 2015

Witt was on parole after stealing thousands in Azle

A 45-year-old Fort Worth woman pleaded guilty April 15 in the 43rd District Court to embezzling nearly $50,000 from a Weatherford attorney she worked for as well as forging the signatures of a Dallas probate court judge and a Dallas county clerk on legal documents.
Julie Sue Witt, also known as Julie Sue Steen, was sentenced as a habitual offender, having been previously convicted of four prior felony theft cases and a felony money laundering case with prison sentences totaling 33 years, according to Assistant District Attorney Jeff Swain, who prosecuted the case.… Read the rest

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Elementary shines at math contest

April 22, 2015

Cross Timbers 3rd graders win

At the Tarrant County SUMDOG Math Competition, several classes were daily winners – and one took the title.
The third grade class taught by Michelle Hurst won the top prize of a 30-student subscription to SUMDOG.
Other third grade classes that were daily winners were led by teachers Rachel Rivers and Sheri Spikes.
Cross Timbers also had more students in the top 10 for a week than any other school.… Read the rest

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Hardin-Simmons Grad

April 22, 2015
Hardin-Simmons Grad

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Director Says Thanks

April 22, 2015
Director Says Thanks

New Senior Citizen Center Director Bill Reed presented Sue Turnipseed, interim director, with flowers in appreciation for her filling in for eight months after the retirement of Darlene Holmes.

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Parker County Arrests

April 22, 2015

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 between April 5-11.
• Thomas Leon Carlisle, 28, of Poolville was arrested April 13 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies for a Wise County warrant for possession of a controlled substance – penalty group 1, less than one gram, a state jail felony.… Read the rest

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