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College Grad

January 4, 2017
College Grad

Brooklyn Karbo, 21, earned her Bachelor of Science from Tarleton State University Dec. 17. An early AHS graduate in 2013, Karbo, daughter of Mike Karbo, is now pursing a teaching/coaching position at the junior/senior high level.

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On the Patio Ribbon Cutting

January 4, 2017
On the Patio Ribbon Cutting

Azle Chamber Ambassadors welcomed On The Patio with a December ribbon cutting ceremony. The newly-opened restaurant at 501 North Stewart St. offers 40 HD televisions for patron viewing pleasure plus a big screen TV and 24 beers on tap. Photo by Tootie Hall

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Happy 101st Birthday!

January 4, 2017
Happy 101st Birthday!

Earlean “Sister” Overby recently celebrated her 101st birthday at Azle First Assembly of God with Pastor Tim D. Stevens, family and friends.

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Boat, grass fires keep FDs busy at holidays

January 4, 2017
Boat, grass fires keep FDs busy at holidays

 

Two men burned New Year’s Eve on Eagle Mountain Lake

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Fires of all kinds kept area firefighters busy through the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day.
A boat fire – complete with explosion – sent one man to Parkland Hospital in Dallas via CareFlite air ambulance with burns to his arms and head on Dec. 31.
According to Chad Lorance, spokesperson for Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD), the incident was reported shortly before 3 p.m. near Eagle Mountain Marina.

A boat fire near Eagle Mountain Marina destroyed a 1983 25-foot Chris Craft Cabin watercraft, injuring two men, on New Year’s Eve.

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FM 730 South Crash

January 4, 2017
FM 730 South Crash

Azle Fire Department medics treated one man for a cut above his eye at the scene of this traffic accident on FM 730 North Dec. 28. The man declined to be transported to a medical facility for further treatment. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

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Year in review: Part II of what happened in 2016

January 4, 2017
Year in review: Part II of what happened in 2016

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
Here’s what happened during the second half of 2016:

July
A private plane buzzed boaters and revelers on Eagle Mountain Lake on July Fourth. At least three times, the pilot dive-bombed a boat.
Scores of concerned citizens joined in support and prayer for local emergency personnel after five Dallas police officers were killed by a sniper July 7.
A sudden storm on July 9 brought 50 mph wind gusts upon boaters on Eagle Mountain Lake, damaging 10 boats; a case of near-drowning was also reported.
Randy Cobb took over as the principal of Azle High School. Gina Lee became Azle Elementary School’s principal.… Read the rest

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Boat, grass fires keep FDs busy at holidays

January 4, 2017
Boat, grass fires keep FDs busy at holidays

A boat fire near Eagle Mountain Marina destroyed a 1983 25-foot Chris Craft Cabin watercraft, injuring two men, on New Year’s Eve.
Photo courtesy TRWD Law Enforcement Division… Read the rest

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These were the top 10 sports stories of 2016

December 28, 2016
These were the top 10 sports stories of 2016

 

by Mark K. Campbell
Every year, there are thrills and heartbreak in local sports.
New coaches arrived at Azle High School in baseball, volleyball, and boys basketball – and one of AHS’ all-time top athletes, Derek Dorris, came back to coach.
The swim and track teams sent athletes to regional.
Austen Malone was the North Texas High School Rodeo Association bull riding champion.
Two Azle Youth Association teams won Super Bowls.
Several athletes signed scholarships to keep competing at the collegiate level.
Those were great achievements.
What follows are the 10 most memorable moments from 2016:

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Old-school lawman says goodbye

December 28, 2016
Old-school lawman says goodbye

Parker County Precinct One Constable Larry Nix retires Dec. 31 after 25 years in the position and 51 years in law enforcement, including stints in Azle and Springtown. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

After 41 years, 25 as a PC Constable, Nix set to retire

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
After 41 years in law enforcement – the last 25 as Parker County Precinct One Constable – Larry Nix is hanging up his badge and gun.
Officially, Dec. 31 is Nix’s last day on the job; Deputy Constable Precinct One Charlie Hunt, who was elected to the Constable’s office in November, will take over Jan.… Read the rest

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Duo Honored by Shriners

December 28, 2016
Duo Honored by Shriners

Kip and Lynn Lemon of Time Rentals were recognized for their continued support of the Eagle Mountain Shrine Club on Friday, Dec. 16.

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