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July 4 blaze sends firefighter to Azle hospital

July 8, 2015
July 4 blaze sends firefighter to Azle hospital
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Arriving fire units saw flames already through the roof in the 1600 block of Coral Road early in the morning of July 4. Several animals were rescued by fire personnel.                      Photo courtesy Matt Thomas

 

Puppies, other animals rescued from nocturnal blaze

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
A late-night house fire sent a firefighter to an Azle hospital as a precaution.
On the scene in the 1600 block of Coral Road early in the morning of July 4 were Briar-Reno VFD and Azle firefighters.
B-RVFD Firefighter D.J. Hammond exited the mobile home and had some issues at rehab, B-RVFD Chief Shannon Smithers said.… Read the rest

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Azle ready to celebrate this weekend

July 1, 2015
Azle ready to celebrate this weekend
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Fastlane, an Eagles tribute band, entertained hundreds June 26 at the Central Park amphitheater. This Friday, Aurora Bleu plays jazz and blues. The next day, thousands will fill the park for Follow The Flag.                 Photo by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest

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Locals Turn Out to Welcome Home a Wounded Warrior

June 24, 2015
Locals Turn Out to Welcome Home a Wounded Warrior
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Hundreds lined the route to welcome injured soldier Laramie Dockery home June 23.  Photo by Mark K. Campbell and Natalie Gentry… Read the rest

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Bridge out!

June 17, 2015
Bridge out!

After years of false starts, the South Stewart Street Bridge will be demolished June 18. The completion date is 2016.   Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Stewart St. span over Ash Creek to come down June 18

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
It didn’t happen on schedule, but South Stewart Street was closed to through traffic Tuesday, June 16 as preparation begins to replace the bridge over Ash Creek.
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) first announced it would close the bridge June 8, but then pushed the closure to June 15.
That day, plans remained to mill the roadway (remove the pavement) on Wednesday, June 17 and tear the bridge down Thursday, June 18.… Read the rest

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Eagle Mountain, Shady Grove Park open again

June 10, 2015
Eagle Mountain, Shady Grove Park open again

This barricade and all others came down Tuesday, June 9 when Eagle Mountain Lake was reopened to boat traffic after hundreds of thousands of gallons of water was released. Shady Grove Park was also reopened entirely. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

Water levels had forced closures

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
It’s not often in North Texas that people get excited about how many days we’ve gone without rain.
We’re usually complaining that it’s been too long – especially in the summer months.
And, we may get back to that point, but for now, North Texans are rejoicing about sunshine and full lakes.… Read the rest

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High water closes lake, park

June 3, 2015
High water closes lake, park

Eagle Mountain Lake was closed May 29 due to high water. On the afternoon of Monday, June 1, the picnic tables at Shady Grove Park could only be accessed by wading through calf-high water. Officials closed the park. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman… Read the rest

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Kayaker drowns in Trinity River

May 27, 2015
Kayaker drowns in Trinity River

Lake Worth man found in EML discharge pool

 

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
One of six kayakers who set out on the West Fork of the Trinity River near Eagle Mountain Lake Saturday evening, May 23, drowned after the group was overtaken by water being released from the lake.
The body of Joshua James Reed, 29, of Lake Worth, was recovered Sunday, May 24, at 2:49 p.m. by lake patrol officers with Tarrant Regional Water District and game wardens with Texas Parks and Wildlife.… Read the rest

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A Roller Coaster of a Showcase

May 27, 2015
A Roller Coaster of a Showcase

Thousands gathered at Azle High School Thursday, May 21 for the Azle ISD’s annual Showcase, where students from every campus and every grade demonstrate their best work of the school year. Above, AHS teacher Andy Zapata encourages a student demonstrating a roller coaster.   Photo by Carla Noah StutsmanRead the rest

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In One End and Out the Other

May 20, 2015
In One End and Out the Other

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

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Full At Last! Full At Last!

May 13, 2015
Full At Last! Full At Last!

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

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