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Runaway Bay man dies in motorcycle crash

July 27, 2016
Runaway Bay man dies in motorcycle crash

A Runaway Bay man died about 24 hours after his motorcycle slammed into a pickup that turned in front of him in the 11500 block of FM 730 North Sunday afternoon, July 24. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

Man transported via helicopter Sunday but dies Monday

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
A Runaway Bay man died Monday from injuries he suffered in an accident in the 11500 block of FM 730 North Sunday afternoon, July 24.
Samuel Smith, 31, died at 3:11 p.m. Monday at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, where he was being treated for his injuries, according to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office.… Read the rest

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Rio-bound ‘Throw Princess’ Visits Fans

July 27, 2016
Rio-bound ‘Throw Princess’ Visits Fans

Shelbi Vaughan, 2016 Summer Olympian who will compete in Rio in the discus, ties her signature pink bows onto the pigtails of a young fan during a Meet and Greet event at Azle High School Wednesday, July 20. In a final tune-up before the Olympics, Vaughan won the NANAC Under 23 competiton in El Salvador July 16 with a throw of 187 feet, 8 inches. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Runaway Bay man dies in motorcycle crash

July 27, 2016
Runaway Bay man dies in motorcycle crash

 

A Runaway Bay man died about 24 hours after his motorcycle slammed into a pickup that turned in front of him in the 11500 block of FM 730 North Sunday afternoon, July 24. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman… Read the rest

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Camp Reflections

July 20, 2016
Camp Reflections

On courts, fields, and mats, local youngsters have been sharpening their skills this summer. A girls hoops camp is next, July 25-28 followed by a football camp Aug. 1-4. See www.azleisd.net for details.
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Hostess, artist are 50-year friends, neighbors

July 20, 2016
Hostess, artist are 50-year friends, neighbors

Elva Parker and Alice Doss have been neighbors and friends for almost 50 years.
Photo by Julie Waldock

by Julie Waldock
Overlooking the southern end of Eagle Mountain Lake stand two homes where adventurous artist Elva Parker and hard-working hostess Alice Doss – neighbors and friends for almost 50 years – live.

Elva Parker
Born July 2, 1923 in Lewistown, Montana, Elva Parker spent her early childhood in Chicago, where her father attended dental school.
Her parents then moved her and her three brothers to Longview, Washington where she went to high school.
In 1967 she settled in Fort Worth. She attended the University of North Texas and majored in art and journalism.… Read the rest

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It’s official! Pippins is now Chamber Director

July 20, 2016
It’s official! Pippins is now Chamber Director

After serving as interim director for the Azle Area Chamber of Commerce for three months, Shelia Pippins has accepted the position on a permanent basis.

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Just three months into a six month “interim period,” Shelia Pippins has been named executive director of the Azle Area Chamber of Commerce.
When Pippins agreed to take the job on an interim basis in March, she asked the Chamber board to give the new relationship six months before making a final decision.
It only took half that time for everyone to agree that Pippins fits the Azle Chamber like a glove.… Read the rest

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Celebrating Eagle Crest

July 20, 2016
Celebrating Eagle Crest

Tony Towles crooned several classic tunes July 14 for residents during the 18th anniversary of Eagle Crest Villa.

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Azle man gets 16 years after high-speed chase

July 20, 2016
Azle man gets 16 years after high-speed chase

George Wayne Brown, Jr.

An Azle man was sentenced to serve 16 years in the state penitentiary after leading law enforcement on a high-speed pursuit in January.
George Wayne Brown, Jr., of Azle, is accused of fleeing state troopers Jan. 24, resulting in a pursuit that spanned 28 miles and reached speeds up to 100 mph in northern Parker County and southern Wise County.
Brown chose to have a Parker County jury determine his punishment after pleading guilty to evading arrest with a vehicle July 11.
43rd District Judge Craig Towson presided over the trial.
The offense occurred after a trooper attempted to pull Brown over for speeding.… Read the rest

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New officers installed

July 20, 2016
New officers installed

Azle Masonic Lodge #601 installed new officers for 2016-17. They are: (top, l-r) Chaplain Chad Reece, Treasurer Claude Conwell, Steward Joe Bryan, Steward James Smith, Tyler Sam Horsman; (bottom) Magician Doug Burt, Sr. Warden Steve Todd; Worshipful Master Chad Gilley, Junior Warden Chuck Harrison, Marshall Bobby Hobbs, Secretary Stan Laxton. Not present: Master of Ceremonies Clint Hall and Senior Deacon Steve Silva.

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Azle Area Chamber of Commerce

July 20, 2016
Azle Area Chamber of Commerce

The Azle Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ground-breaking and ribbon-cutting ceremony for Dove Ridge Vineyard event venue June 16. Dove Ridge Vineyard is a 15,110 square-foot event venue on 56 acres offering spectacular views of Parker and Tarrant counties, as well as downtown Fort Worth. Located at 6000 Tucker Road south of Azle, the venue is booking events now in anticipation of a Spring 2017 grand opening. For more information, please go to www.doveridgevineyard.com. Photo courtesy Cynthia L. Ward

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