BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Murder suspect Tony Vincent Novello was taken into custody Thursday morning, Oct. 28, after he was shot by a Tarrant County Sheriff’s deputy.
He was apprehended in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 3000 block of Las Vegas Trail in west Fort Worth.
Novello, 24, was wanted in connection with the Oct. 25 shooting death of 21-year-old Alec Puente of Azle in the 7800 block of Jacksboro Highway, near Lakeside.
A dispute between Puente and Novello involving a vehicle led to a physical altercation that ended with Novello shooting Puente, court documents show.… Read the rest
When Azle officers arrived they were directed to a public restroom inside the hospital, where they found Zunaid Ragab Ali, 29, of Euless.
According to Azle Chief of Police Rick Pippins, Ali was in possession of what officers believed to be methamphetamine, as well as a substance contained in packaging consistent with K2/Spice – a highly-addictive form of synthetic marijuana.
Officers conducted presumptive field tests on both substances; those tests results also indicated the substances Ali possessed were methamphetamine and K2/Spice.… Read the rest
BY CURREN MCLANE
In 2007, the Azle Public Library, then located next to city hall on Southeast Parkway, was faced with a dilemma.
The Library had significantly outgrown the 30-plus year-old building, but remodeling efforts or funds to build a new one were not possible at the time.
Then something amazing happened: A caring and concerned citizen offered to build and donate a new library for the community.
While a single donor was responsible for the wonderful gift, when others in the community found out about the generous plan, they wanted to aid in the effort to buy new books, technology and other amenities for the library.… Read the rest
The Azle High School math and science team competed at the annual UIL tournament hosted by Highland Park High School Saturday, Oct. 29.
Although there were no team or sweepstakes awards given at the tournament, the Azle bunch brought home six individual awards.
Senior Shawn Kim finished in first place in the calculator applications contest.
Junior Jennifer Wang earned third place in the number sense contest. Sarah Wilson, also a junior, finished fifth in the calculator applications contest.
Sophomore Byron Anderson placed sixth in the number sense contest.
Freshman Brandon Burton placed fifth in the number sense contest and his classmate Annie Cole finished in fifth place in the calculator applications contest.… Read the rest
BY JACKIE ‘JJ’ JOY
We are looking forward to honoring our veterans Nov. 10. If you would like to come and help us with this celebration please call 817-444-0070 and sign up for our meal.
On Nov. 11, we will be celebrating all November birthdays and anniversaries. We have a lot of them and would love to have you join us.
Early voting will continue through Friday, Nov. 4, in room 4 at the B.J. Clark Annex building. If you don’t vote early, be sure to check where your precinct will be on Election Day, Nov. 8, so you can cast your ballot in this all-important election.… Read the rest
by Mark K. Campbell
Over 200 folks gathered to recognize the second class of the Azle ISD Athletic Hall of Fame Oct. 22.
After a banquet dinner, the first honoree was Azle’s initial state champion wrestler, Chas Skelly.
After an introduction by fellow AHS wrestler Brandon Lopez, Skelly said he considered Azle like another family.… Read the rest
BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
At an October meeting, four Azle High School seniors were picked as the Azle Rotary Club’s Students of the Month.
Earning awards were Hunter Jennings, Trent Creacy, Kassidy Hightower, and Juliann Boiles.
Jennings, son of Corbett and Elizabeth Jennings, is ranked No. 16 in the Class of 2017 with a grade point average of 102.0625.
He has held the position of being in the top five percent for his entire AHS career.
Strong in science and English, Jennings is considering business management and/or marketing in college.… Read the rest
A Springtown woman and her four-year-old daughter sustained non-life threatening injuries in a one vehicle crash the morning of Oct. 20.
Lacey Johnson, 41, was traveling westbound on Hwy. 199 between Azle and Springtown when a black vehicle of an unknown make and model pulled out in front of Johnson’s Honda.
According to Texas Department of Safety troopers, who responded to the scene at approximately 8 a.m. Thursday morning, the black vehicle failed to yield right-of-way and did not stop at the scene of the accident.… Read the rest