Underground tire fire at site not to blame
BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
A raging fire consumed a vacant home on Samora Court Wednesday, Sept. 23, and the resulting column of black smoke could be seen for miles around Eagle Mountain Lake.
The home – which sits on a cliff high above the lake – has stood vacant for several years and was recently purchased by a new owner.
That individual had plans to raze the house and dig up a large cache of chopped-up tires and fencing materials that neighbors believe were buried on the property in the 1960s in an effort to prevent erosion.… Read the rest
Work on the new South Stewart Street Bridge over Ash Creek is progressing well, thanks largely to near-perfect weather. The city plans to repave both sides of the bridge before opening it to the public. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman… Read the rest
Azle police took part in a statewide effort to honor fallen Houston Police Officer Darren Goforth Sept. 5 at 11 a.m. by displaying the flashing red and blue lights on their patrol vehicles. The Azle Police Department did so atop the highly visible Loop 344 bridge across SH 199 known locally as “the Ski Jump.” During the one-minute display of respect, the officers gathered near the center of the bridge in salute to the fallen officer. Motorists on the highway below honked in support.
Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman… Read the rest
The 2015 Hornets storm the field in Granbury for the first game of the season Aug. 28. Azle, behind new quarterback Nick Davis, demolished the hosts 49-7. Next up for AHS is another game in the Dale Hansen Classic series in Waxahachie Saturday, Sept. 5. Photo courtesy Richard Spraggens… Read the rest
Likely, no one in this picture – or their parents – were around when the Beach Boys sang about loving your school in 1963. But you can bet the Marching Green Pride is true to Azle. The MGP debuted part of its program for the first time Aug. 21 during Friends and Family Night at Hornet Field. MORE PHOTOS ON 2A! Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman… Read the rest
Police department program aims to keep kids, pets out of hot cars
BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Fifteen children and countless pets have died after being left in hot cars so far in 2015 across the United States, and three of those children died in Texas – one in Austin, one in Pecos, and one in Dallas.
Azle Chief of Police Rick Pippins is leading the charge that says “Not in Azle,” and the community has responded in a big way.… Read the rest
Tom Pennington’s photo “Take That” own him the Dave Boss Award of Excellence in the 47th Annual Pro Football Hall of Fame Photo Contest. The Azle High School graduate captured this shot last August at AT&T Stadium. Photo courtesy Tom Pennington/Getty Images… Read the rest