Updates – The Azle News https://azlenews.net Your Trusted Community News Source Azle, Texas Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:21:03 -0800 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.5 https://azlenews.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/cropped-Sailboat-Favicon-512-1-32x32.png Updates – The Azle News https://azlenews.net 32 32 Want to read the News free for 3 months? https://azlenews.net/front-page/want-to-read-the-news-free-for-3-months/ Wed, 10 Jan 2018 14:43:07 +0000 https://azlenews.net/?p=32719 You can see the entire Azle News online at no cost in January, February, and March! Yes, free!
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Sheriff’s office seeks help to ID robbery suspect https://azlenews.net/updates/sheriffs-office-seeks-help-to-id-robbery-suspect/ Wed, 27 Dec 2017 21:10:29 +0000 https://azlenews.net/?p=32593

The Parker County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division is seeking assistance in identifying and locating female suspects who committed aggravated robbery against a 17-year-old male on Christmas Eve.

The incident started when the victim posted a hoverboard for sale on the website “Offer Up,” according to Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler.

The suspect responded to the ad by text message and agreed to meet the victim at a convenience store parking lot in the 12000 block of South FM 730 in Azle.

The female suspect arrived at the gas station around 8 p.m. in a gold four-door passenger car, possibly a Dodge Stratus late 1990s model.

There she met the victim and his brother and looked over the hoverboard.

The victim followed the suspect to her car to pay for the hoverboard.

Upon reaching the suspect’s car, a second female was in the passenger seat. That is when the suspect reached into the center console and pulled out a handgun, ordering the victim to pretend as if he had been paid and that nothing out of the ordinary had occurred.

Act like he had the money and to walk away or she would shoot,” she reportedly said.

She threatened the victim a second time stating if he followed her, she would shoot him.

The suspect fled the parking lot heading north on FM 730. The suspect’s vehicle had a broken passenger window, covered with a tarp or plastic.

The suspect is described as being white or Latino, in her mid to late 20s, with a large tattoo on the right side of her neck, long brown hair in a ponytail/bun, weighing approximately 120 to 140 pounds, approximately 5’-5” tall, and was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and worn and cut jeans and black boots.

It’s a shame that these suspects found it necessary to rob these young men on Christmas Eve,” Fowler said.

We hope by distributing these photos that someone has the courage to come forward to do the right thing and report them.”

Those when any information about the crime are urged to contact the Parker County Sheriff’s Office at (817) 594-8845 or Parker County Crime Stoppers at (817) 599-5555.

Callers may remain anonymous when calling Crime Stoppers.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspects involved.

Businesses honor current and former military personnel with Veterans Day freebies, discounts https://azlenews.net/community/businesses-honor-current-and-former-military-personnel-with-veterans-day-freebies-discounts/ Wed, 08 Nov 2017 17:08:06 +0000 https://azlenews.net/?p=31749 Pelican Bay officer involved in Halloween night shooting https://azlenews.net/updates/pelican-bay-officer-involved-in-halloween-night-shooting/ Thu, 02 Nov 2017 19:41:13 +0000 https://azlenews.net/?p=31657
A Pelican Bay Police officer is on administrative leave and a 22-year-old man remains in the Tarrant County Jail following an officer-involved shooting Tuesday, Oct. 31.
According to a press release issued by the Pelican Bay Police Department, the incident took place at around 8:40 p.m. Halloween night.
“The incident started after a suspect fled from a traffic stop in his vehicle. After a short pursuit, the suspect jumped out of his vehicle and attempted to flee on foot.
“During the ensuing scuffle, the suspect attempted to attack the officer with a deadly weapon. The officer gave multiple verbal commands to drop the weapon, but the suspect failed to comply. After warning the suspect, the officer fired two shots, striking the suspect in the upper torso.
“The suspect was secured and immediate first aid was administered on the scene by officers of the Pelican Bay Police Department. The suspect was transported by ambulance to John Peter Smith Hospital,” the release states.
After he was treated at JPS for his injuries, the suspect was released to the custody of the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office, the release goes on to say.
“The suspect is currently being held in the Tarrant County Jail on felony charges of Evading Arrest and Resisting Arrest, with additional charges possible after further investigation. Per standard policy the officer involved is on paid administrative leave for the investigation, which is being coordinated by the Texas Rangers,” the release said. The department declined to name the officer in light of the ongoing investigation.
Sterling Myles Jonkheer, a resident of unincorporated Tarrant County in the Azle area, remains in jail charged with evading arrest or detention with a vehicle and resisting arrest, search, or transport with a deadly weapon, both third-degree felonies. His bond for the two charges has been set at $12,500, according to jail records.
Singing Successes https://azlenews.net/news/singing-successes/ Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:52:02 +0000 https://azlenews.net/?p=31418 Update to AHS Homecoming voting procedure https://azlenews.net/front-page/update-to-ahs-homecoming-voting-procedure/ Thu, 12 Oct 2017 18:29:31 +0000 https://azlenews.net/?p=31229 A story appeared on the front page of this week’s Azle News which detailed a new voting process for Azle High School’s 2017-18 Homecoming King and Queen.

After press time Tuesday, Oct. 10, a decision was made within the school district to revert back to the traditional voting procedures and not factor fundraising into the final results for King and Queen.

The top male and female fundraisers will still be acknowledged separately from the King and Queen selected by votes of AHS students at halftime of the Oct. 20 Homecoming football game.

AHS Principal Randy Cobb said of the decision to change the process back to the original method of a student body vote:

”Azle High School students are great kids with big hearts. We totally support our students wanting to raise money for two outstanding causes.

“We want to clarify that the money raised will still be donated to Hurricane Harvey relief and a local children’s hospital but will not be used in voting results.

“We will honor the Homecoming King and Queen elected by our student body as well as the male and female members of the Homecoming Court that raised the most funds for the two charities. Congratulations and thank you AHS students.”