Parker County Judge Mark Riley is the new Secretary of the Regional Transportation Council.
At the group’s June meeting, Riley, who has served on the council since 2008, was picked by the 43-member group.
Among those 43 members are elected and appointed officials from 12 Dallas-Fort Worth-area planning areas and representatives from each of the area transportation providers.
The group oversees allocating federal, state, and regional transportation funds for the region.
The board also recommends projects to the Texas Transportation Commission and helps coordinate providers services.
Riley said he considers the secretary position an honor: “I look forward to the opportunity to serves at such a critical time as we develop and implement plans to provide for future transportation needs in our region.”
His term will run one year then he will begin a climb up the leadership ranks.… Read the rest
An Arabian stallion in very poor condition as well as a gelding have been seized due to apparent neglect.
According to a spokesperson for the Parker County Sheriff’s Office, animal control officers responded to a call in the 3000 block of Agnes Circle west of Springtown on Wednesday, June 19, after a concerned citizen reported a horse had injured itself attempting to jump through a fence and had wandered onto her property.
Animal control officers arrived on scene and discovered a gray Arabian stallion in a state of obvious malnourishment, dehydrated, and suffering multiple scrapes and several deep cuts, which were infected.… Read the rest
The following individuals who list addresses in the Azle and/or Springtown areas were arrested by various law enforcement agencies and booked into the Parker County Jail during the week of June 16-22:
Lisa Ann Miller, 32, of Azle, was arrested by Azle police June 21 and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI), her second such charge. She was held in the Parker County jail with bond set at $3,500 as of June 24.
Edward Brent Erskine, 41, of Azle, was arrested June 16 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with driving while intoxicated. He posted $1,500 bond and was out of the Parker County jail 12 hours later.… Read the rest
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The Texas Comptroller’s office will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts their June local sales tax allocations totaling $556.8 million, up 8.3 percent compared to June 2012.
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said state sales tax revenue in May was $2.26 billion, up 7.9 percent compared to May 2012.
“Growth in state sales tax revenue was led by collections from the information services and construction sectors,” Combs said. “Restaurants also showed notable growth, while oil and natural gas-related activity remains a major source of strength.”
The June sales tax figures represent monthly sales made in April.… Read the rest
Many young local students enjoyed success at the annual Parker County Livestock Improvement Association Youth Fair.
Earning scholarships were:
Hannah Eubank, Springtown and Heather Henson, Poolville: Parker County Livestock Improvement Association (PCLIA) Merit Scholarships
Jared John and Lauren Westbrook Azle, Parker County Livestock Improvement Association Achievement Scholarships.
MaKayla Higgins, Springtown, Virgil Warren and Ross Bandy Scholarship.
Natalie Darden, Parker County Ag Teachers Scholarship.
William “Hunter” Ranspot, Poolville, Parker County 4-H Livestock Committee Scholarship.
Robbi Miller, Azle, First Financial Merit Scholarship.… Read the rest
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle has named Keegan Miller, D.O., as medical director of emergency services.
In his new role, Dr. Miller will continue to drive clinical integration, advance quality and patient safety, and improve overall patient satisfaction.
“Dr. Miller is an invaluable asset to the hospital,” said Bob Ellzey, FACHE, president of Texas Health Azle. “He is an active participant in our ongoing quality improvement activities. I know he will assume his new role with the same level of dedication and commitment that he has always given to caring for the people of this community.”
Dr. Miller joined the medical staff at Texas Health Azle in July 2011.… Read the rest
The following individuals who list addresses in the Azle and/or Springtown areas were arrested by various law enforcement agencies and booked into the Parker County Jail during the week of June 9-15:
Anthony Rodriguez, 20, of Springtown, was arrested by Springtown police June 13 and charged with driving while intoxicated. He was also wanted by the Springtown police department for multiple traffic warrants. Rodriguez remained in the Parker County jail as of June 17.
A 20-year-old Azle man was arrested June 9 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with possession of marijuana between 4 ounces and five pounds. Bond was set at $10,000, and the man remained in the Parker County jail as of June 17.… Read the rest
3 from Azle, 3 from Springtown
The Parker County Grand Jury met Thursday, June 6, in Weatherford to consider evidence pertaining to various criminal cases.
The Grand Jury returned 36 criminal indictments against 29 individuals.
Among those indicted are two Azle residents and three individuals who list Springtown addresses:
Joseph Aaron Caddell, 37, of Azle, was indicted for evading arrest with a vehicle as well as burglary of a building. Both charges are third-degree felonies.
Ransom Logan Ratliff, 17, of Azle, was indicted for evading arrest with a vehicle, a third-degree felony.… Read the rest