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The 2022 Fall Basic Community Emergency Response Team class begins this week and continues for two more weeks, according to a news release from the Parker County Office of Emergency Services.

Spencer Norris was the only contestant who correctly guessed the winners of 10 of 11 games in this week’s football contest.

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White-tailed deer season is about to start, with bow hunting opening on Oct. 1 and rifle on Nov. 5. While hunters are preparing their gear and deciding on the best spots to hunt this season, Texas game wardens are also getting ready to ensure a fun, safe season for all.

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Upper Trinity Groundwater Conservation District's public hearing and regular board meeting are set for 5 p.m. Sept. 19 at the district office or via Zoom videoconference, UTGCD stated in a news release.

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The Reno city council voted at a special meeting on Sept. 6 to issue a limited tax note in the amount of $656,000, with proceeds from the note to be combined with a matching grant from the Texas Department of Agriculture in the amount of $500,000 to make long-needed repairs to the city’s wat…

The city of Azle set some records recently. But neither record had anything to do with the rain that fell last week. 

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Last week’s Azle City Council meeting gave the public a chance to discuss the proposed tax rate and budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

Reno City Council established a water task force to discuss and make recommendations on water infrastructure improvements.

Azle city leaders last week announced the release of the city's new redesigned mobile app as part of the city’s efforts to further enhance communication with the community and its visitors.

 The city of Azle has been awarded a certain designation from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and it’s a recognition that the water plant superintendent considers a “huge achievement.”

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A developer who sought to put 56 homes in the northwest part of Azle formally withdrew his application for a zoning change on the property, patrons and Azle City Councilmembers learned at the Azle City Council meeting last week.

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North Texans caught a bit of a break this week when temperatures hovered in the 90s and didn’t extend into the 100-degree range, which has happened for several days in June.

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Pam Malhotra and neighbors on the northwest side of Azle don’t want a new housing development that aims to bring in 56 lots on nearly 21 acres. 

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Azle City Council opted not to go out on a limb for a developer after it received a request that would require the councilmembers to go against a recent ordinance.

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George Navarro played Friday evening in the Music in the Park series at Azle's Central Park. Three more concerts are planned, including a makeup concert by Texas Flood at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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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.