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Springtown trio, Azle duo among those indicted

May 8, 2013
Springtown trio, Azle duo among those indicted

by Carla Noah Stutsman
When a Parker County Grand Jury met to consider evidence in several cases Thursday, May 2, it returned 37 indictments against a total of 22 individuals.
Three of them are residents of Azle, while an additional threesome live in Springtown.
Mark Jefferson Dahl, 37, of Azle, was indicted on three counts of burglary of a building, all state jail felony charges.
Melissa Ladean Jones, 33, of Azle, was indicted for possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 1, less than one gram, a state jail felony.… Read the rest

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Parker County Arrests

May 8, 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 April 28-May 4:
Gregory James Norris, 31, of Springtown, was arrested by Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers April 28 and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) with an open alcohol container. Norris posted $1,000 bond and was released from the Parker County jail later the same day.… Read the rest

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Local artist painting the town(s)

May 1, 2013
Local artist painting the town(s)

Darlia Hobbs is having a nice year.
An artist who specializes in mixed media, by month’s end, she will have 32 paintings displayed in galleries throughout the Metroplex.
Fifteen of those works will be shown at Gallery 6 in Fort Worth. A reception is planned for May 3 from 6-9 p.m. at 1300 Gendy Street.
Five more of her paintings hang in Gallery 3 at a “Pencils, Brush, and Scissors” exhibit.
Back in February, Hobbs, who lives on Eagle Mountain Lake, won an award at a juried event, the Trinity Arts Guild.… Read the rest

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EML cleanup May 11

May 1, 2013
EML cleanup May 11

The annual Eagle Mountain Lake Cleanup, sponsored by the Tarrant Regional Water District, is set for May 11.
Those participating in the event that runs from 8:30 a.m.-11:30 will receive “supply kits” from TRWD to help them clean various points of the lake.
Individuals, families, and community groups are encouraged to support their local water resources and keep their community lake at its very best.
Volunteers also receive a free t-shirt.
After the event, all participants are invited to a post-cleanup celebration that includes lunch, prizes, and entertainment from Radio Disney 620 AM.… Read the rest

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Hope centered in Parker County non-profit

May 1, 2013
Hope centered in Parker County non-profit

By Chase Carter
Weatherford-based Center of Hope is dedicated to offering services and resources to the impoverished of Parker County, hoping to break the cycle and do all they can to alleviate burdens.
Michelle Buchanan, the community projects director, recently spoke at the Springtown Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon about their mission.
“We are a Christ-centered ministry dedicated to helping others break the cycle of poverty through short-term assistance and long-term solutions,” states the mission on their website.… Read the rest

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Parker County Arrests

May 1, 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 April 21-27:
Allen Glen Wickham, Jr., 52, of Azle, was arrested April 23 by Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI), his third such charge. Wickham posted $10,000 bond and was released from the Parker County jail the following morning.… Read the rest

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Tucker homestead dedicates historical marker

April 17, 2013
Tucker homestead dedicates historical marker

by Carla Noah Stutsman

Years of hard work on the part of a few dedicated historians will be rewarded Sunday, April 21 at 2 p.m. when a State Historic Marker is unveiled and dedicated at the Tucker House, 6245 Tucker Drive south of Azle.
The public is invited to share in the celebration. A house tour and reception will follow the ceremony.
The Texas Historical Commission approved the marker a few months ago, but members of the Silver Creek Heritage Society, who applied for the marker, had to wait for the monument to be cast before making plans for its formal dedication.… Read the rest

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Sales tax revenues up statewide, down locally

April 17, 2013

State sales tax revenue in March was $1.98 billion, up 5.5 percent compared to March 2012 according to Texas State Comptroller Susan Combs.
“Sales tax revenue growth was seen in both the business and consumer sectors of the economy,” Combs said. “Collections grew in sectors such as manufacturing and retail trade. Sales tax revenue has now increased for 36 consecutive months.”
Combs will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts their April local sales tax allocations totaling $521.9 million, up 6.8 percent compared to April 2012.… Read the rest

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Parker County Arrests

April 17, 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 April 7-13:
David Lynn Martin, 24, of Azle, was arrested April 8 by Azle police and charged with driving while intoxicated. Martin posted $2,500 bond and was released from the Parker County jail April 9.
Parker County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 48-year-old Springtown man April 7 and charged him with public intoxication.… Read the rest

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Parker County Arrests

April 12, 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 March 31-April 6:
Miguel Rivas Ollervides, 36, of Azle, was arrested by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies April 6 and charged with driving while intoxicated, his second such charge. Ollervides remained in the Parker County jail as of April 8 with bond set at $2,000; however, he was also held without bond on an Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS) detainer.… Read the rest

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