by mark k. campbell
A major source of safety and security for women and children of the area is closing its doors – at least temporarily.
Liberty Lighthouse Women & Children’s Shelter, located in Springtown, said in a news release dated May 28 that the facility will “temporarily suspend services.”
The Lighthouse ministry began in May of 2008 to aid homeless women and children and those in abusive relationships. Then, the group offered food and clothes as well as utility help and counseling services.… Read the rest
The Azle Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary gave out a quartet of awards recently.
Azle High School instructor Bill Wyser was named the Teacher of the Year.
Wyser, a 10-year veteran of AHS where he teaches math, started the first ROTC program at Azle High in October 2011 – the Civil Air Patrol Cadet squadron – with help from the Azle VFW, the Azle American Legion, the Azle Lions Club, and the Azle Optimist Club.… Read the rest
Tarleton State University released its Spring semester prestigious scholastic lists and plenty of Azle students are on them.
Four from Azle made the ‘A’ honor roll which requires students to keep a 4.0 in the 4.0 grading system while taking at least 12 hours.
Two of that quartet attend TSU at the Stephenville campus: Kendal Lance (majoring in kinesiology) and Courtney Villanueva (Spanish).
Another duo are studying at TSU’s Fort Worth campus: Michael Foster (criminal justice) and Hannah Watson (business administration).… Read the rest
Azle police arrested the following individuals during the two-week period from May 5-18:
Cody William Kraatz, 28, was arrested May 9 in the 1000 block of Boyd Road and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI), his second such charge. He posted $3,500 bond and was released from the Azle jail.
A 17-year-old Azle man was arrested May 9 and charged with theft $50-500. He was transported to the Parker County jail.
A 21-year-old Weatherford man was arrested May 5 and charged with public intoxication.… Read the rest
The Parker County Commissioners Court is looking for applicants to fill a single vacancy on the Emergency Services District (ESD) 1 board.
Towns covered by ESD1 include Springtown, LaJunta, Silver Creek, Peaster, and following the May 11 election, Aledo.
Interested persons should submit a resume and brief cover letter detailing interest to Parker County judge project coordinator Joel Kertok at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application deadline is May 31; the court will make the appointment sometime in June at a meeting.… Read the rest