For more than a week, massive amounts of water have been flowing into the north end of Eagle Mountain Lake at Bobo Crossing off County Road 4868 south of Boyd. Anglers scooped up shad by the tub full for bait; see how they did it on Page 8A. Lesser – but still voluminous – amounts were being pumped from the EML spillway at the south end of the lake downstream to Lake Worth. Photos by Carla Noah Stutsman… Read the rest
Recent rains, with help from a pipeline that brings water from East Texas, have brought Eagle Mountain Lake from 10.5 feet low March 1 to conservation pool level at about 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 12. Shady Grove Park had several visitors Tuesday morning, including a few people who fished from rocks at the shoreline that were 100 feet from water a few short weeks ago. See Page 3B for a comparsion on how quickly the lake rose in just a month. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman… Read the rest
Azle High School’s Marching Green Pride got a big surprise – just in time for its Indoor Drumline’s trip to World Championships in Dayton, Ohio – when several local businesses chipped in to have the band’s 18-wheeler digitally custom-wrapped. The band was summoned to the front of AHS Monday afternoon, April 6 as the made-over big rig pulled up, honking. The Indoor Drumline left Tuesday evening for Dayton with the newly-wrapped rig hauling equipment.
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Reba Michelle Weigart, 24, of Azle, was critically injured about 6 p.m. Thursday, March 26 while riding a Moped-type scooter in the 11600 block of FM 730 North. According to the accident report filed by Azle police, Weigart was northbound when a southbound 2004 Fort F250 pickup driven by Brandon Dale Crosby, 24, of Azle, turned in front of her. Weigart’s scooter struck the pickup and she was ejected, landing on the roadway behind the pickup. AirEvac Life Team 68 transported Weigart to John Peter Smith Hospital. The roadway was closed in both directions for several hours as Azle police conducted an advanced investigation into the accident.… Read the rest
High and dry. That’s the phrase that’s been uttered for years now as Eagle Mountain Lake struggles with the drought. More than 10 feet low, things might improve with the resumption of water flow from Richland Chambers Lake – and an El Niño. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman… Read the rest