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One Injured in Fire

June 21, 2017
One Injured in Fire

One person was transported to a hospital by LifeCare ambulance as a result of a mobile home fire in the 200 block of Bryon Drive Friday morning, June 16. Parker County ESD1 firefighters from La Junta, Silver Creek, and Springtown fire departments responded to the blaze.       Photo by Christina Derr… Read the rest

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Summer Camp Fun!

June 14, 2017
Summer Camp Fun!

Scores of Azle youth enjoyed learning and sharpening athletic skills at the annual summer sports camps – including tennis, soccer, baseball, softball, and boys’ basketball. The next camp does not arrive until mid-July, a pair of volleyball camps. Those will be followed by girls’ basketball and, in early August, youth football. Photos by Mark K.
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Local youth succeed at Parker County show

June 14, 2017
Local youth succeed at Parker County show

Camryn and Hadley Slocum pictured here with their lambs were just two of hundreds of students who showed their animals at the Parker County Livestock Show.

Many win, place in annual Weatherford event

BY CHRISTINA DERR
Dozens of area students participated in the annual Parker County Livestock Improvement Association Youth Fair, and many of those saw their efforts pay off when the results were announced.
At this year’s June gathering, these Azle, Springtown, and Poolville students were among the top finishers in their categories:

Showmanship
Market Lamb – Summer Conway, Springtown FFA, 2nd in Junior class;
Payton Jennings, Poolville FFA, 3rd in Junior class;
Camryn Slocum, Springtown FFA, 4th in Senior class;
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McGone…For Now

June 14, 2017
McGone…For Now

There once was a McDonald’s on Hwy. 199 in Springtown and there will be again – but there’s not one there now. Where the popular old one is now completely leveled, a shiny new McDonald’s will soon be erected. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Music in the Park’s 2017 Debut

June 14, 2017
Music in the Park’s 2017 Debut

Infinite Journey performs for hundreds in the first Music in the Park presentaton of 2017. The event also marked the debut of food trucks at the event. This Friday, June 16, the free event will present the Chaz Marie Band beginning at 8 p.m. Bring chairs and coolers but no alcohol. Photos by Christina Derr

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APD Activity

June 14, 2017
APD Activity

Officers Angel Perez (center left) and David Walter (center right) received the Azle Police Department’s Life Saving Award during the city council meeting June 6. Walter and Perez saved the life of a man who attempted to commit suicide May 4 by jumping from a tree with a noose around his neck. Walter quickly grabbed the man’s lower extremities, relieving the weight off his neck, while Perez climbed the tree and worked to remove the rope from the young man’s neck. The man survived and is receiving treatment. The officers are pictured with Azle Police Chief Rick Pippins (left) and Azle Mayor Alan Brundrett (right) who presented the awards.

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Library Reading Kick Off

June 14, 2017
Library Reading Kick Off

From meeting Texas Rangers mascot Captain – like Alexander Aguirre (above) did – to spinning a prize wheel, the June 9 Summer Reading program kick off at Azle Memorial Library was a hit.
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Azle PD Promotion

June 14, 2017
Azle PD Promotion

Chance Kidd (center) was ceremonially promoted to the rank of sergeant with the Azle Police Department June 6, during the regular meeting of the Azle city council. Kidd was previously a corporal for the department, and was officially promoted on May 28. Kidd is pictured with Azle Police Chief Rick Pippins (left) and his father, Mark Kidd, who pinned on his sergeant’s badge.
Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Texas A&M Honor

June 14, 2017
Texas A&M Honor

Haley Davidson of Azle has been named to the Dean’s Honor Roll for the spring 2017 semester at Texas A&M University. Davidson, a 2015 graduate of Azle High School, is majoring in Child Professional Services.She is the daughter of Michael and DeAndra Davidson of Azle.

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Full speed ahead

June 14, 2017
Full speed ahead

Work on the Hwy. 199 project is tooling right along; however, the completion date is now sometime in 2019. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Hwy. 199 project about 1/8th complete

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
The headache so many suffer through several times a week – driving up and down Hwy. 199 between Azle and Lake Worth – is not ending any time soon.
But it is making steady progress, according to Scott Cooner, the “mobility coordinator” of the project.
His job is to keeping traffic moving along safely while Flatiron Construction crews work on the Jacksboro Highway expansion.
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