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Church offers hot meals to needy

January 14, 2015

The Church at Azle, 1801 South Stewart Street, offers a free hot meal to anyone who needs or wants one every Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. The church’s desire is to help those who are struggling, especially in the cold winter months.
There’s no pressure to stay for evening services.… Read the rest

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Citizens Police Academy slated here

January 14, 2015

The Azle Police Department will sponsor a free Citizens Police Academy (CPA) beginning Feb. 2.
The CPA is open to individuals age 21 and older who reside or work in the city of Azle.
Pre-registration is required by Jan. 30 and a basic background check will be conducted on each applicant.
Completed applications should be returned to Detective Victoria Little at the Azle Police Department.… Read the rest

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Senior Spotlight

January 14, 2015

by Sue Turnipseed
The B J Clark Community Center is a good place to replace loneliness with fellowship and good food every Monday through Friday. The doors for the Azle Senior Center open at 9 a.m., so come on down and banish that loneliness.
Last Friday was food bank day and those who qualified received milk, cheese, potatoes, cabbage, bread, and many other food items to help with their grocery budget.… Read the rest

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Street sweeping begins Jan. 19

January 14, 2015

Beginning Monday, Jan. 19, Waste Partners will sweep curb and gutter streets in Azle.
Street sweeping will begin in Timberlake Estates and move north from there.
Azle residents are asked to help by removing all vehicles, basketball backboards and trash cans from streets.
Moving your car off the street on sweep day is important – a parked car on the street means that an area of almost three car lengths will be left unswept.… Read the rest

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Parker County Arrests

January 14, 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 Jan 2-10.
• Weatherford police arrested a 46-year-old Springtown man Jan. 3 and charged him with theft of property, $50-$500.
• Corey Brooks Kirkland, 24, of Springtown was arrested Jan. 3 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies for a Burnet County warrant for driving while intoxicated with an open alcoholic container. He was also off bond for a prior charge of theft of property, $50-$500.… Read the rest

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Sales tax revenue on the rise for most

January 14, 2015
Sales tax revenue on the rise for most

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Most cities and special purpose districts in this area saw healthy increases for January when compared with January 2014, but there are several some notable exceptions.
Parker County’s January sales tax revenue dropped 1.32%, from $577,429 in January 2014 to $569,796 this month.
And the town of Lakeside, which enjoyed a big boost in revenues in 2014 due to a one percent increase to its sales tax rate approved by voters in November 2013, saw its first decline in more than a year. Its sales tax revenue dropped 23.01 percent from $12,841 in January 2014 to $9,885 this month.… Read the rest

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2015 arrives clothed in ice

January 7, 2015
2015 arrives clothed in ice

New Year’s Day was greeted with a blast from Old Man Winter. While trees, cacti, grasses, rosebushes, and holiday ornaments were adorned in icy splendor, roadways remained passable thanks to the temperatures hovering between 30 and 33 degrees. Photos by Natalie Gentry, Carla Noah Stutsman, Paula Campbell, and Mark K. Campbell

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Azle’s DIY show airs on Jan. 9

January 7, 2015
Azle’s DIY  show airs on Jan. 9

By Natalie Gentry
The first episode of the DIY Network series Texas Flip and Move is scheduled to premiere at 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9.
“Old Houses Get New Addresses,” as the episode is named, will introduce viewers to the house movers as they compete to buy houses, move them, refurbish them, then auction them off for a profit.
The newly decorated houses on the show will feature art by local artists and furniture provided by local vendors as well.… Read the rest

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Free tax help offered locally

January 7, 2015

Area residents can get help with 2014 taxes from AARP volunteers.
Those volunteers have been trained and tested in current tax law using IRS materials to assist in filing basic income tax returns such as a form 1040 with schedules A, B, D, EIC, M, R, SE, and limited schedules C and E.
Locally, tax help will be available beginning Feb. 1 at the Azle Senior Center (817-444-0070) on Tuesdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and at the Azle Memorial Library (817-444-7216) Thursdays from 3-7 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.… Read the rest

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Fire destroys Bonita Oaks home

January 7, 2015
Fire destroys Bonita Oaks home

By Carla Noah Stutsman
A home on Mil Oaks Drive in the Bonita Oaks subdivision off Nine Mile Bridge Road is a total loss after a devastating fire.
Temperatures were in the low 20s when smoke alarms woke the occupants about 3 a.m. Monday morning, Jan. 4, according to Tarrant County Deputy Fire Marshal Keith Ebel.
“Fortunately, the smoke detectors woke them up and everyone got out with no injuries,” Ebel said. “Right now, we think the fire may have started near the back patio area, and we don’t believe it was intentionally set.”… Read the rest

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