Pettigrew convicted of capital murder
by Carla Noah Stutsman
A 27-year-old Springtown man will serve life in prison with no chance for parole after he was convicted of capital murder in 415th District Court in Weatherford Wednesday, Nov. 19.
District Judge Graham Quisenberry presided over the trial.
Rodney Chase Pettigrew told investigators he sat his girlfriend’s 14-month-old son, Kamden Lee Bailey, on a kitchen countertop while babysitting at a residence in the 500 block of Jay Bird Road on Sept.… Read the rest
Presale tickets available now
by Carla Noah Stutsman
Performance dates and times for the highly anticipated Azle High School Drama Department production of The Wizard of Oz have been announced.
The production, which features a cast and crew from AHS with Munchkins played by younger students in the Azle Independent School District and a real, live “Toto,” will be in the AHS auditorium.
Performances are Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12 and 13 at 7 p.m.… Read the rest
BY SUE TURNIPSEED
The B J Clark Community Center is a good place for Senior Citizens to gather Monday through Friday mornings for fellowship and end the morning with a good balanced meal.
Nov. 19 was our Thanksgiving dinner. The dinner meals had to be ordered by Nov. 13.
Friday will be pet food delivery, so plan on coming by to get yours if you have signed up for this program. Due to the holidays, dates for delivery have been altered and the next delivery will be Dec.… Read the rest
A North Texas woman lost ownership of her home recently when a fraudulent deed was filed transferring ownership of her residence, according to news reports.
Because mortgage fraud continues to be a nationwide problem, Tarrant County offers a free service that can protect property owners.
“Foreclosures were once the preferred target for criminals trying to take property from homeowners unlawfully,” said Tarrant County Clerk Mary Louise Garcia. “However, as foreclosure rates plummet, criminals have modified their tactics.”… Read the rest
by Natalie Gentry
The Cross Timbers Elementary yearbook cover contest winners were awarded medals Nov. 21 by members of the Texas Air National Guard 136th Airlift Wing, Logistics Readiness Squadron.
Students were encouraged to create a picture that reflected one of three themes: “Cross Timbers Strong,” “Hornet Pride,” or “Azle For Life.”
The picture must have been completed by the student alone and could not include digital art or tracing.… Read the rest
Azle High School varsity cheerleaders Haley Davidson and Mikala Seeton will spend their New Year holiday in London, England.
Both girls are seniors and have cheered all four years of high school.
Seeton is the daughter of April and Mike Seeton of Azle. Davidson is the daughter of Mike and D’Andra Davidson, also of Azle.… Read the rest
800 children already on project’s list
The Azle Lions Club is once again sponsoring the Angel Tree Project for the 2014 Christmas Season.
The club, a non-profit service organization that serves and supports the Azle community, requests that anyone who is able adopt an Angel to provide Christmas presents to Azle area children who might not otherwise receive a gift.
Angel trees can be found at 21 different locations in town, with the main tree and donation drop off point at the Azle Memorial Library, 333 W.… Read the rest
Officers with the Azle Police Department arrested the following individuals during the week of Nov. 9-16:
• A 37-year-old Springtown woman was arrested Nov. 9 in the 500 block of Northwest Parkway and charged with criminal trespass. She was transported to the Parker County jail, where she remained Nov. 21 in lieu of $500 bond.
• Joe Glen Sampson, 43, of Azle, was arrested Nov. 10 in the 1000 block of Red Bud Drive and charged with driving while intoxicated with an open alcohol container.… Read the rest