Odor leads to pot arrest
by Carla Noah Stutsman
Deputies looking to assist what appeared to be a couple of stranded motorists noticed a strong odor that led them to investigate a little further over the weekend.
That investigation, in turn, led to the arrest of an Azle man and the confiscation of marijuana.
According to a press released from Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler, the deputies were on routine patrol in the 4000 block of Midway Road when they saw two men walking toward a vehicle about 2:30 a.m. Sunday, June 9.
The deputies stopped to see if they could lend a hand, but noticed the distinct smell of burned marijuana coming from both the vehicle and the two men.… 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 2-8:
Leslie William Carr, 49, of Springtown, was arrested June 8 by Department of Public Safety troopers and charged with driving while intoxicated. Carr remains in the Parker County jail Monday morning, June 10, with bond set at $1,500.
An 18-year-old Springtown man was arrested June 3 by Azle police and charged with possession of marijuana. He posted $1,000 and was released from the Parker County jail June 4.
Azle police arrested a 33-year-old Azle man June 3 for a Parker County warrant for robbery.… Read the rest
When the Parker County Grand Jury met Thursday, May 16, it returned indictments against 24 individuals for 29 offenses. Among those indicted were four Azle men and two from Springtown.
Michael Clinton Bedwell, 45, of Azle, was indicted for driving while intoxicated, third or more, a third-degree felony.
Michael Dwayne Cosby, 44, of Azle, was indicted for assault family violence (choking), a third-degree felony.
Jimmy Earl Freeman, 50, of Azle, was indicted for criminal mischief $1,500-$20,000, a state jail felony.
James Carroll Mathews, 43, of Azle, was indicted for criminal mischief $1,500-$20,000, a state jail felony.
Virgil Lee Bias, 70, of Springtown, was indicted for deadly conduct, a third-degree felony.… Read the rest
1. Sam Houston statue in Huntsville
2. Cadillac Ranch outside of Amarillo
3. McDonald Observatory near Fort Davis
4. The Bolivar ferry that goes to Galveston from the mainland
5. Tubing on the Guadalupe River
6. Balmorhea State Park pool in the foothills of the Davis
7. Port Isabel lighthouse near South Padre Island
8. The Lighthouse at Palo Duro Canyon SP
9. Monahans Sandhills SP west of Odessa
10. The Big Tree on the coast near Rockport
11. Big Shell Beach 18 miles down Padre Island National
12. Old Tunnel SP south of Fredericksburg housing millions
of bats… 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 May 26-June 1:
Carrie Alain Ellis, 36, of Springtown, was arrested by Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers May 27 and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI), her second such offense, as well as driving with an invalid driver’s license. Ellis also had outstanding warrants for two traffic offenses committed in Springtown. She posted $2,500 bond for the two new offenses and either paid fines or posted bond for the warrants and was released from the Parker County jail May 28.… Read the rest
The annual Miss Parker County Peach Pageant is set for June 22 in Weatherford.
Eight different divisions will be contested at the Harberger Hill Community Building, 710 Narrow Street in Weatherford.
The fee if $40 for ages participating in the beauty section only.
Those contesting for Miss Peach Queen (ages 17-21) and Miss Peach Princess (13-16) pay $60.
Queen and Princesses divisions include an interview, talent, and beauty sections.
An optional talent fee is $20 for those 4-12 and an optional sportswear cost for ages 0-12 runs $10.
To enter the photogenic category, fees are $15 for the first picture and $5 for each additional picture.… Read the rest
by mark k. campbell
Summertime in Texas is like nowhere else.
Accidents happen, even with preplanning. But advanced caution can help – if not in averting trouble, perhaps lessening it.
Certainly the massive storms are on our minds after the devastation left behind in Oklahoma, Cleburne, and Granbury in recent weeks.
Naturally, there is no preventing tornadoes, but you can be prepared.
Taking time for a family drill can save lives, says Roger Edwards of the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma.… Read the rest
The city of Springtown – like most cities in Parker County – relies on the county’s Emergency Management Coordinator (and Fire Marshal) Shawn Scott for information and instruction.
Janice Stroud, assistant emergency management coordinator for Parker County, said staff in her office constantly monitors weather, although the Emergency Operations Center is only activated during true or impending emergency situations.
When severe weather threatens, the National Weather Service activates storm spotters from all area fire departments, who continuously update the Parker County EMC, Stroud said.
Every city located within Parker County utilizes its EMC, but according to Texas law, the mayor of each city is designated that city’s Emergency Management Coordinator.… Read the rest