Photographer Natalie Gentry spied this pure white squirrel – presumably an albino – in Reno chowing down on its winter food cache and scurrying along a field Jan. 16. “I knew I had to shoot it (with my camera that is),” she said. On Jan. 21, she finally got the chance, although the wily white wonder did not like her getting out of her vehicle; the critter quickly scampered off. Photo by Natalie Gentry… Read the rest
A recycle truck emptied a bin at Azle Elementary Monday, Jan. 19 about 8:45 a.m., but with the sun in the driver’s eyes, the truck’s scoop clipped overhead electrical lines, shutting off power to the school and numerous homes, businesses, and churches. Worse, sparks from the electrical lines caught the truck’s contents on fire. The driver was able to move the vehicle away from the campus and dump his entire load in the middle of Church Street, where it blazed until Azle Fire Department personnel arrived to snuff the flames.
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At home in their former abode, now owned by friends, the Mowrey family is grateful to be safe after a devastating fire and for the vast outpouring of generosity from the community. From left to right are Hannah, Ginger, Hector, Madison, Ashley, and Jim. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman… Read the rest
LaJunta volunteer firefighter Matthew Thomas tends to the driver who lost control of a pickup Monday, Dec. 29, on Flat Rock Road near Dwayne Drive. The man was transported to an area hospital with unknown injuries. An investigation is underway to determine why and how he lost control of the vehicle, which traveled across the roadway to the opposite bar ditch, struck a culvert, a telephone pole, and a metal fence before it came to a stop. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman… Read the rest
Hornet Garrett Tidwell sacks Canutillo QB Javier Gomez as Azle’s Marshall Gilbreath (44) arrives to help. The Hornets lost the regional round game in Midland, 17-10, ending the winningest season ever by an Azle football team. STORY, PHOTOS ON PAGES 9A, 15A! Photo by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest