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Dunaway Gas Leak

March 11, 2015
Dunaway Gas Leak

A 2-inch gas line was accidentally cut Tuesday afternoon, March 10, in the 900 block of Dunaway Lane in Azle. The leak forced the evacuation of one home, and the Azle Fire Department requested others turn off power to their properties pending repair of the leak. Fire Chief Will Scott said the lower explosive limit (LEL) in the immediate area was between 26 and 30 percent. Scott said the area would be in the safe range when those LEL readings dropped below 10 percent. Dunaway Lane between Walnut and Elm Streets remained closed at press time Tuesday. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Senior Spotlight

March 11, 2015

by Sue Turnipseed
The weather has been making changes for the senior citizens who meet at the B.J. Clark Community Center with winter snow and ice causing the Azle Senior Center to close Thursday, March 5.
Friday, March 6 was food bank day and pet food day.  The participants received potatoes, onions, salad, chips and candy. Each had a bag full of food to help on the grocery budget.… Read the rest

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Mutton Buster

March 11, 2015
Mutton Buster

Layne Turner, 7, of Azle won the mutton busting competition at the Fort Worth Stock Show Jan. 21. He topped 22 other competitors with a score of 84. In 2014, Turner finished third and told his mother Melissa that he would definitely win this year. He did; Layne also got a gift card for a new pair of boots. He is the son of Bill and Melissa Turner and grandson of former PGA Senior Tour golfer Robert Landers.

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Azle Police Blotter

March 11, 2015
Azle Police Blotter

Officers with the Azle Police Department arrested the following individuals from Feb. 8-28:
• David Wayne Hodges, 60, of Azle, was arrested Feb. 9 in the 100 block of West Main Street and charged with his second driving while intoxicated (DWI) offense. Hodges posted $5,000 bond and was released from the Azle jail the following day.
• Melisa Dawn Broughton, 46, of Springtown, was arrested Feb. 9 in the 500 block of Central Drive and charged with DWI. Broughton posted $4,000 bond and was released from the Azle jail Feb. 10.… Read the rest

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Eliminated From Idol

March 11, 2015
Eliminated From Idol

American Idol fans in the area – across the Metroplex, really – were saddened when local favorite Trevor Douglas was one of eight contestants eliminated from the show last week. Douglas, who lives just outside Azle, received his Golden Ticket after auditioning in Nashville. He advanced through the group round to the Top 48, then into the Top 24. But in the first week of fan voting, he didn’t get the necessary votes to advance to the Top 16. Photo credit Michael Becker / FOX. © FOX Broadcasting Co.

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Auto Team Wins

March 11, 2015
Auto Team Wins

Pictured at District 4 SkillsUSA Leadership contest are: (l-r) Wyatt Alston, Fred Amyett, Christian Crawford, Colby Stinson, Morgan Dacy, Mark Honeycutt, Cody Zdyb, Roy Brinker, Caleb Minear, and Jedidiah Davis. The AHS Auto Tech students brought home several superior-rated blue ribbons, four Best of Show awards, and both silver and gold medals. They will next compete in the state competition March 26-28 in Corpus Christi.

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City leader, icon Clark laid to rest

March 11, 2015
City leader, icon Clark laid to rest

As sleet begins to fall, members of Azle Masonic Lodge #601 carry the flag-draped casket of B.J. Clark to its final resting place in Ash Creek Cemetery March 4.                              Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman… Read the rest

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Azle grad studies in Rome

March 4, 2015

Azle’s Rebekah Hernandez, a University of Dallas student, spent the 2014 fall semester studying abroad at the University of Dallas’ 12-acre Eugene Constantin Campus just outside Rome, Italy.
Since 1970, University of Dallas students have had the opportunity – usually in their sophomore years – to spend a semester in the Eternal City studying, traveling, and experiencing the art, architecture, literature, philosophy, and deeds that form the basis of Western civilization.… Read the rest

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Popcorn Players Rehearsing

March 4, 2015
Popcorn Players Rehearsing

The Azle Arts Association’s Popcorn Players are rehearsing for their next production, Opal’s Husband. The play arrives March 20-22 and 27-29 with Carol Braden, Rozanne Gann, Rita Davis, Ron Counts, and Jerry Hall starring. Visit azlearts.org or call 817-238-7529 for ticket info.

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Parker County Arrests

March 4, 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 during the week of Feb. 20-26.
• Mathew Daniel Read, 24, of Azle, was arrested Feb. 20 by Weatherford police for a Blue Mound warrant for aggravated assault, a second-degree felony.
• David Brian Coursey, 49, of Azle, was arrested Feb. 20 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies for a warrant for aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony.… Read the rest

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