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PC Grand Jury indicts 3 Springtown, 1 Azle resident

February 11, 2015
PC Grand Jury indicts 3 Springtown, 1 Azle resident

When the Parker County Grand Jury met Feb. 5 in Weatherford to consider evidence in numerous criminal cases presented by the Parker County District Attorney’s Office, indictments were returned against 21 individuals.
Of those, three are Springtown residents, while one is from Azle.
• Tiffany Jean Cheek, 29, of Azle, was indicted for fraud with intent to obtain a controlled substance, a second-degree felony.… Read the rest

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Azle Police Blotter

February 11, 2015
Azle Police Blotter

Jennifer Louise Johnson

Officers with the Azle Police Department arrested the following individuals during the week of Feb. 1-7:
• Jose Alfonso Duarte, 38, of Fort Worth, was arrested Feb. 2 in the 700 block of Jarvis Lane and charged with assault  family violence (choking), a third-degree felony. He was also charged with a parole violation. Duarte was transported to the Tarrant County jail, where he posted $10,000 bond and was released.… Read the rest

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AHS quartet lauded by Rotary

February 11, 2015

At the Feb. 5 Rotary Club meeting, four Azle High School seniors earned kudos and certificates acknowledging their exceptional high school careers.
That quartet: Gracie Villapando, Jay Townsley, Joseph Gomez, and Desiree Dority.
Villapando is No. 19 among the 373 seniors in the AHS Class of 2015.
She has received the PSAT Hispanic Honorable Mention honor for her high score.
Villapando is the only band member in Azle who can play the alto clarinet, and she advanced to state in the instrument.… Read the rest

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Awards add up for AHS’ math, science team

February 11, 2015
Awards add up for AHS’ math, science team

Showing off their team first place plaques from the Joshua High School UIL academic tournament are: (kneeling, l-r) Jennifer Wang, Keni Martin, Skyler Ingram, Marlee Mazza, Madison Marchman, Taylor Cubbage and Ainsley McDonald; (standing): Shawn Kim, Chris Caney, Colten Clearwater, Taylor Brown and Carl Bertsch.

Azle High School’s math and science team brought home hardware from a pair of competitive events.… Read the rest

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PC Sheriff’s Office make animal cruelty arrest in Azle

February 4, 2015

Parker County Sheriff’s investigators arrested a man on an animal cruelty warrant Tuesday evening after deputies discovered a miniature 2-year-old Shetland pony which is believed to have been mauled by a pack of dogs earlier that day.

Sheriff’s animal control officers responded to a call in the 100 block of Arvel Circle in Reno and found the Shetland wandering along the roadway, having suffered severe injuries from an apparent dog attack.… Read the rest

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Senior Spotlight

February 4, 2015

By Sue Turnipseed
Azle has a good meeting place for senior citizens at the B. J. Clark Community Center, 609 Southeast Parkway in Azle. The doors open at 9 a.m. Monday through Friday giving seniors a place to meet and fellowship before having a good meal at noon.
Marcus Rockwell, Center Operations Manager, visited us Feb. 2 and announced a new director has been hired for the Azle Senior Center.… Read the rest

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Police Blotter

February 4, 2015

Officers with the Azle Police Department arrested the following individuals during the two-week period from Jan. 18-31:
Michael Wagner, 30, of Rhome, was arrested Jan. 31 and charged with driving while intoxicated with a child passenger as well as for causing an accident with injuries and causing an accident with damage.
According to two separate accident reports filed by Azle police, Wagner, with a 2-year-old child passenger, was at the wheel of a gold 2004 Toyota Corolla as he approached the signal light at the intersection of North Stewart Street and Northwest Parkway (west end of Stewart Street bridge near Taco Bell).… Read the rest

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Pesky pests: Rotary speaker gives hints to rid yards of critters, disease

February 4, 2015
Pesky pests: Rotary speaker gives hints to rid yards of critters, disease

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
Got mole woes?
Snake troubles?
Fungus funk?
Justin Berg, an owner at Xtreme Lawn Care, told Rotary Club members Jan. 28 that those pesky pests can be taken care of.
Berg, who sold his successful business in Boston and relocated to Azle bringing his parents and in-laws along with his own family, said there are remedies for all yard critters.
When he joined Xtreme Lawn Care four years ago, Berg took charge of the financial and expansion sides of the business and it has ballooned from 250 customers to 2,500.… Read the rest

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Frisbees and Jetpacks and Drums…Lots of Drums

February 4, 2015
Frisbees and Jetpacks and Drums…Lots of Drums

The Azle High School Indoor Drumline, under the direction of AHS Percussion Director Richard Kearns, revealed its 2015 competition show Up In The Air Jan. 29 in the AHS main gym. In the show, members of the drumline become part of a boy’s imagination as he dreams of flying. To the surprise of most, indoor kites and flying Frisbees are part of the fast-paced, innovative show. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Popcorn Players Launch 2015 Season

January 28, 2015
Popcorn Players Launch 2015 Season

The Popcorn Players will raise the curtain on their first play of 2015, The Last Round Up of The Guacamole Queens starting Jan. 30. Directed by Monica Goth, the play is No. 101 for the group. Other performances are set for Jan. 31-Feb. 1 and Feb. 6-8. The cast: (front, l-r) Susan Ooten, Cynthia Hall; (middle) Rita Davis, Carol Braden, Heather Stark; (back) Matt Demand, Scott Nurmela, Barry Ingle, Gwen Gibbons, BD Smith, Loura Shamblee, and Julie Donahew-Hege. Visit www.azlearts.org for more information.

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