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Poet, songwriter, rancher… cowboy

October 15, 2014
Poet, songwriter, rancher… cowboy

by Carla Noah Stutsman
He may be most famous for his 1976 hit song “Lone Star Beer and Bob Wills Music,” but Red Steagall says the love of poetry has always been a part of his being.
Steagall, who lives on a ranch outside Azle with his wife, Gail, will host the 24th Annual Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering and Western Swing Festival in the Fort Worth Stockyards Oct. 24-26.… Read the rest

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Long live the king

October 8, 2014
Long live the king

Monarch conservation efforts take flight in Parker County

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PC grand jury indicts locals

October 8, 2014
PC grand jury indicts locals

by Carla Noah Stutsman
A Parker County grand jury met Sept. 18 in Weatherford to consider evidence in numerous cases presented by the Parker County District Attorney’s office.
Among those indicted were residents of both Azle and Springtown.
Jennifer Suzanne Buell, 19, of Azle, was indicted on two counts of possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 1, less than one gram, a state jail felony.… Read the rest

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‘Bay, Springtown, Azle men indicted

October 1, 2014
‘Bay, Springtown, Azle men indicted

by Carla Noah Stutsman
The Parker County Grand Jury met Aug. 28 and Sept. 4 in Weatherford to hear evidence presented by the Parker County District Attorney’s Office in certain criminal cases.
During those two meetings, the Grand Jury returned 63 indictments against 50 individuals, including three Springtown men, a Pelican Bay man, and two Azle men.
Those indicted include:
• Robert Cornelius Abbott, 56, of Springtown, was indicted for driving while intoxicated, third or more, a third-degree felony.… Read the rest

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Parker County Arrests

October 1, 2014

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 Sept. 21-27.
• Parker County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 28-year-old Azle woman Sept. 22 on a commitment order for a prior charge of theft $5-$500.
• A 20-year-old Springtown woman was arrested Sept. 22 by Springtown police and charged with criminal trespass.… Read the rest

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High performance Art

October 1, 2014
High performance Art

by Mark K. Campbell
Art runs in Steven Shaw’s family.
Shaw, 36 and the owner Advanced Automotive Performance in Azle, knows art.
His grandfather was famed sculptor Jack Bryant.
Aunt Cynthia Bryant’s detailed illustrations hang in Shaw’s office.… Read the rest

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Our national anthem turns 200

September 24, 2014
Our national anthem turns 200

‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ began as a poem

by Mark K. Campbell
The British were bombing Fort McHenry in Baltimore Harbor on Sept. 13, 1814.
Already in the War of 1812, the invaders had burned the U.S. Capitol, the Treasury Building, and the presidential home.
Now, watching The Battle of Baltimore from sea, Francis Scott Key, an attorney and amateur poet, was sure the British were about to claim another victory.… Read the rest

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Area men indicted in Tarrant County

September 24, 2014
Area men indicted in Tarrant County

Two now convicted, sentenced

Seven men who reside in the Azle and Springtown areas were indicted on felony charges by Tarrant County Grand Juries during the month of June.
Two of those men have since been convicted and sentenced, while the other five await disposition of their cases.
• Omer Jackson Elliott, 48, of Reno, was indicted June 12 for possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 1, less than one gram. Elliott subsequently pleaded guilty to the charge on July 14 and was sentenced to six months in a state jail facility.… Read the rest

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Parker County Arrests

September 24, 2014

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 Sept. 14-20.
• A 31-year-old Springtown man was arrested Sept. 14 by Springtown police and charged with resisting arrest, search, or transport; interfering with public duties; and giving a false report to a police officer.… Read the rest

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What’s in a drought?

September 17, 2014
What’s in a drought?

Recent rains not enough to shake North Texas water woes

by Mark K. Campbell
Ever wonder who decides who’s in a drought?
The National Weather Service (NWS) gathers data from numerous sites to make specific designations.… Read the rest

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