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Summertime Flowers

June 26, 2013
Summertime Flowers

Summertime flowers are everywhere: a garlic seed pod (left), a lily (middle), and a spineless prickly pear cactus flower vie for attention in gardens throughout the area. Photos by Paula Campbell

 

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Riley named to lead council

June 26, 2013
Riley named to lead council

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.
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Stallion, gelding seized due to poor condition

June 26, 2013

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.
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Parker County Arrests

June 26, 2013

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.
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Sales tax revenues unstable for many local municipalities

June 26, 2013

by carla noah stutsman
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.”
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Youth shine at Parker County Livestock Show

June 19, 2013
Youth shine at Parker County Livestock Show

Jared Hicks stepped up and showed this swine for fellow Azle FFA member Kleg Smith who suffered an ACL injury. It won reserve class champion, Hicks said.

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
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Miller is new emergency director at THAZ

June 19, 2013
Miller is new emergency director at THAZ

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.”
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Parker County Arrests

June 19, 2013

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.
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Slitherin’ snakes!

June 12, 2013
Slitherin’ snakes!

Snake haters won’t like this. The current drought has the reptiles like this non-venomous rat snake on the move, searching for water. This type of snake does a world of good, getting rid of rodents – but that likely won’t matter to anti-snake people.
Photos by Mark K. Campbell

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PC Grand Jury indicts 36

June 12, 2013
PC Grand Jury indicts 36

3 from Azle, 3 from Springtown

George Louis Hernandez

Joseph Aaron Caddell

Jason Daniel Sarlow

Jerry Wayne Ehrenberg, Sr

Brandi Marie White

 

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.
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