Ranchoaks residents exchange information, ideas
by Carla Noah Stutsman
About 60 property owners in the Ranchoaks Addition Phase II (RAPII) attended a meeting at The Abbey Church Saturday, Oct. 18 to learn more about a lawsuit filed against them and to brainstorm for a solution.
RAPII resident Debbie Clark explained to those in attendance that a lawsuit filed in February by the owner of a single 40-plus acre lot located across a drainage easement from other lots in the addition seeks to exclude that lot from existing covenants and deed restrictions that currently apply to all lots in the subdivision.… Read the rest
SMU expert says ‘relationship plausible’
by Mark K. Campbell
Brian Stump, Ph.D, told Azle Rotarians Oct. 16 that a “plausible relationship” exists between local earthquakes and injection sites.
The SMU professor discussed a trio of recent quake activities – near DFW Airport in 2008-9, around Cleburne in 2009, and in the Azle area that began last November – and how information being gathered is leading to a mound of data.… Read the rest
Reed convicted of indecency with a child
by Carla Noah Stutsman
A long-time captain for the Briar Volunteer Fire Department was sentenced Oct. 16 to eight years in the state penitentiary for fondling a young boy with whom he attended church.
Travis Jerrad Reed, 33, was convicted of indecency with a child, a second-degree felony, earlier the same day.… Read the rest
Azle could still move up in the 5-5A standings
BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
With three matches remaining in district play, the Lady Hornet volleyball team has secured a spot in the postseason.
Thanks to two more 5-5A victories, Azle (25-11, 7-4) ran a district wining streak to three matches – with a 3-1 win over Saginaw Chisholm Trail on Homecoming Night a vital victory.… Read the rest
Of all the cinematic genres, the Movie Man is less crazy about war movies. He’s not a big fan of Westerns or romantic comedies either, but war movies…meh.
But he’s seen a slew of them through the years. And, like all niche movies, there are good and bad in every genre.
Fury is a really good war movie.
About the film
The best war movie ever is Saving Private Ryan (1998, Movie Man No. 244, an 8 – the Movie Man gave Best of Year honors in ’98 to The Horse Whisperer [MM #234, 8], which was solid, but he now knows it’s no Private Ryan) followed closely by Apocalypse Now (1979) then Full Metal Jacket (1987).… Read the rest