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WOW! What a time was had at the ninth annual Senior Synergy Expo at the Will Rogers-Amon G. Carter, Jr. Exhibits Hall. Tarrant County Judge Glenn Whitley initiated this huge event with the help of many sponsors.

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When Mark Donahew asked the crowd at the May Azle Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon if they knew what the blue and gold star banners were for, very few hands were raised.

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The Azle Planning and Zoning Commission on April 21 approved a request for a zoning change for a housing development on the west side of town.

But the approval came after a decent amount of opposition from the public, as several residents spoke against the development during a public hearing. 

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Homeowners across Azle and Springtown — along with the rest of Tarrant and Parker counties — have been anxiously waiting for tax appraisals to start arriving in their mailboxes.

The Azle Police Department recognized 15 graduates of the Citizens Police Academy on April 19. All who participated got to have a hands-on experience with the department over the last several weeks, learning about the work they do and how citizens can help serve their community and law enfor…

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Azle City Council on April 19 approved giving the city the go-ahead to investigate implementing street impact fees for the city.

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Calm down.

Those two words are among the words and phrases a dispatcher answering a 9-1-1 call must be mindful of. They help illustrate what kind of attributes are needed when acquiring critical information and passing it along as quickly as possible to police during emergency situations.

With the May election dates approaching, — May 7 for General Election, May 24 for Primary Runoff — Parker County Elections is working to educate voters on mail-in ballots to ensure that every vote gets counted.

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Apurba Sitoula, 22, of Irving, and David Gurung, 30, also of Irving, are each charged with keeping a gambling place; gambling promotion; intentionally/knowingly operating a game room; and possession of a gambling device, equipment or paraphernalia. Each of the charges is a class A misdemeanor.

 The Texas Legislature approved two joint resolutions that proposed two constitutional amendments of the Texas Constitution. Voters will be able to make the decision on whether these amendments pass or fail during the upcoming May 7 election.

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Continued dry conditions, low humidity levels and gusty winds are teaming up against many parts of Texas, resulting in large-scale wildfires that are straining the resources necessary to fight the fires.

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McLane is the director of Azle Memorial Library. Patrons asking for recommendations on books is a standard question librarians receive on a daily basis, she said.

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Parker County Sheriff Russ Authier presented a Life Saving Award to Lorena Parker in today's Commissioner's Court Meeting for her heroic actions in saving the life of 7-year-old Conner Landers when he was viciously attacked by a dog on Jan. 21, 2022.

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Azle Independent School District Superintendent Todd Smith and Assistant Superintendent Matt Adams gave a presentation to members of the Long Range Facilities Planning Committee on Feb. 17, updating them on the progress of May and November bond projects.

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Area voters will go the polls to vote in primaries on March 1. Listed are the races and candidates that Parker County voters will decide. Names are listed just as they appear on the ballot. Propositions are put in quotes to indicate the exact wording on ballot.

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Members of the Azle City Council and Azle Planning and Zoning Commission in a joint meeting on Feb. 8 discussed an update to a document that was put into effect a decade and a half ago — the 2005 Comprehensive Master Plan. 

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Former Tarrant County Justice of the Peace Jacquelyn Wright on Wednesday was convicted of tampering with a government record, a news release from the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office stated.

Azle High School has been dealing with vaping on campus, so administrators have been looking for ways to help eliminate the issue and a new type of sensor might be the solution.

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Soon after the Optimist Club of Azle’s founding in 1979, Jackie Carpenter and other founding members of the organization began their quest to bring Christmas cheer and celebration to Main Street, Azle, Texas, USA.  Taking on the task to acquire and decorate a town Christmas Tree fit perfectl…

 The height of the pandemic changed the way companies and cities conducted business, and Azle was no exception, including in how it handled rental of city buildings.

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Reno City Council has appointed a new police chief. The council didn’t have to look far to find that new chief.

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As we get ready to give thanks with family and friends in a few weeks, I want to thank Azle ISD families for approving Proposition A on November 2 – and for helping continue our tradition of excellence in our classrooms.

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Every December, there is a holiday tradition observed around the world where thousands of Civil Air Patrol officers and cadets along with other community civil and charitable organizations gather in remembrance of those who have served our great county.

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 Azle multi-sport athlete Leah North became the girl’s district champion in cross country a week ago and qualified to compete at regionals over the weekend.

Hundreds came out to celebrate the dedication of the new Servolution Dream Center on Oct. 7. In attendance were Bob and Kelli Phillips from Texas Country Reporter, country star Tanya Tucker, and representatives from the city, county, and state.

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 Early voting for the Nov. 2 election runs from Oct. 18 to 29. Registered voters can cast their votes at any site in the county in which they’re registered.