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Music in the Park lineup announced

May 4, 2016
Music in the Park lineup announced

 

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Summer is quickly approaching and that means it’s time for Music in the Park, the free concert series at 8 p.m. every Friday night in June and July at the Central Park amphitheater.
The city of Azle’s Special Events Advisory Board has announced the lineup for Music in the Park 2016, and it’s one that will make a lot of people happy.
Again this year, tribute bands are a staple of the schedule.
Kicking off the series is

Crowds have increased year-by-year at Music in the Park, now in its sixth year. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Forte mathletes compete at state in San Antonio

May 4, 2016
Forte mathletes compete at state in San Antonio

Members of the Forte Junior High Math and Science Team who competed at state include: (front row, l-r) Nikolas Birkeland, Jacob Burton, Allison Roecker, and Jasmine Howard; (back) Ryan Thatcher, Ethan Cross, Noah Carlson, Angel Howard, and Robert Caney.

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Students with the Forte Junior High Math and Science Team competed at the TMSCA State Math and Science Team competition in San Antonio April 22-24.
The results:
Ryan Thatcher: 25th place in 8th grade science
Ethan Cross: 27th place in 8th grade science
Noah Carlson: 72nd place in 8th grade number sense
Angel Howard: 144th place in 8th grade science
Robert Caney: 73rd place in 7th grade calculator, 84th place in 7th grade science
Nikolas Birkeland: 49th place in 7th grade science
Jacob Burton: 107th place in 7th grade number sense, 119th place in 7th grade math, and 151st place in 7th grade science
Allison Roecker: 65th place in 8th grade calculator and 81st place in 8th grade science
Jasmine Howard: 68th place in 7th grade number sense, 103rd place in 7th grade math, and 44th place in 7th grade science
The Forte Math and Science Team is coached by Eric Brentz.… Read the rest

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Shoes for Those in Need

May 4, 2016
Shoes for Those in Need

The Azle Lions Club collected and donated over 90 pairs of shoes to the needy.

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Springtown duo dies in apparent murder-suicide

May 4, 2016

Couple discovered in recycle shop

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
The bodies of a Springtown man and woman were found inside a business Monday morning, May 2.
Their deaths are believed to be the result of a murder-suicide, according to authorities.
Captain Mark Arnett of the Parker County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division said the incident occurred in the 3000 block of East Hwy. 199 in Springtown at Collective Recycle.
An employee of the company arrived to work Monday morning, discovered the deceased couple and contacted the Sheriff’s Office.
When investigators arrived on scene, they discovered two people dead inside the recycling shop located on the property, behind a secured gate.… Read the rest

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Little big in math, science

May 4, 2016
Little big in math, science

William Little
…competing at state Math, Science meet

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
One member of the Azle High School Math and Science Team will compete in the State Math and Science meet in late May.
At the University Scholastic League Region 1-5A academic meet, AHS top 10 student William Little qualified in the Current Issues and Events contest.
Little, the son of John and Joy Little, placed third at the regional contest which qualified him for state.
He is also one the nation’s approximate 15,000 students to be qualified as a National Merit Finalist based on his scores on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.… Read the rest

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Rain Hampering Work on 199 Access Road

May 4, 2016
Rain Hampering Work on 199 Access Road

TxDOT has provided no further update, but to the untrained eye, it appears the roadway in the 1600 block of the Hwy. 199 service road (Southeast Parkway) has continued to sink since last week. The situation is not improved by additional rainfall, but one or more rain events have occurred each week since the failure started. Weather forecasters switched Tuesday’s forecast mid-day from “sunny” to a 30 percent chance for rain and it gently rained again. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Police Blotter

May 4, 2016

Officers with the Azle Police Department arrested the following individuals during the two-week period of April 17-30:
• Cody Lloyd Broderick, 24, of Azle, was arrested April 17 in the 1000 block of Timberoaks Drive and charged with assault causing bodily injury to a family member. He posted $3,500 bond and was released from the Azle jail April 18.
• Daniel Lewis VanHooser, 27, of Azle, was arrested in the 400 block of Sandy Beach Road April 18 and charged with possession of a controlled substance. He posted $1,000 bond and was released from the Azle jail April 19.
• Heather Marie Lunsford, 30, of Springtown, was arrested April 25 and charged with aggravated kidnapping, driving with an invalid driver license, and unlawfully carrying a handgun (licensed holder).… Read the rest

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Annual Ride for Randy May 21

May 4, 2016

Randy Horton continues to touch lives eight years after his death. Horton was a 38-year-old mentally challenged man from Springtown who lost a long, hard-fought battle with leukemia in October 2007.
Soon afterward, the first Ride For Randy took place, raising money in memory of the beloved young man.
Now it’s time for the 8th Annual Ride for Randy.
This year’s ride is slated for 11 a.m. Saturday, May 21 with a rainout date of May 28, all at the Springtown Square.
A raffle begins at 10:30 a.m. and riders will leave the Square at 11 a.m. headed to Jack’s Roadhouse TX Grill on Highway 4 in Santo.… Read the rest

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Free cleanup Sat., May 7

May 4, 2016

The city of Azle will host its semi-annual Clean It Up – Green It Up city-wide cleanup and recycling event from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 7 at the city garage located at 470 Denver Trail.
In partnership with Community Waste Disposal (CWD), the event is free to city residents.
Residents can drop off brush, furniture, bulky items, appliances, metal for recycling and small amounts of construction materials from do-it-yourself projects.
CWD will be on site to collect Household Hazardous Waste like paints, chemicals, cleaners, used motor oil and batteries; E*waste (computers, printers, electronic devices, old television sets), and used tires.… Read the rest

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Church hosting Honoring Our Heroes event

May 4, 2016

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
There won’t be any preaching at West Parkway Baptist Church from 10 a.m. Saturday, May 21-10 a.m. Sunday, May 22.
The plate will not be passed for an offering, either.
For 24 hours, members of the “Church on the Hill” will host its annual Honoring Our Heroes event, a way to “thank you” to the employees of the city of Azle, as well as police officers, deputies, and firefighters, current and former members of the military – and their families – from across Tarrant, Parker and Wise Counties.
According to Tom “Pastor T” Kolb, the best way to say thank you is with food.… Read the rest

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