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The eye of the beholder

April 15, 2015
The eye of the beholder

Springtown native’s art on exhibit in Fort Worth gallery

 

Pieces in Testament investigate the spiritual labor of bearing weight and persistence. The photos will be displayed until May 23 in Fort Worth. Photo courtesy Jennifer B. Thoreson

BY NATALIE GENTRY
Jennifer B. Thoreson is a visual artist who creates staged imagery that is both artistically stylized and meticulously crafted.
The daughter of JB and Erma Perry of Springtown, Thoreson holds a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) from the University of New Mexico. She now lives and works in Albuquerque.… Read the rest

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AAA Texas tips to avoid roofing scams

April 8, 2015

• Make sure the roof damage is covered by your insurance policy.

• Be cautious about door-to-door offers of roof repair services and flyers or business cards that are left at your property.

• Obtain estimates from more than one roof contractor – including a summary of work to be done, time schedules, guarantees, and payment schedules in writing.

• Obtain everything in writing. The best way to avoid disputes over what is or isn’t expected from a home improvement/repair job is to write out the details in a contract.… Read the rest

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Up on the roof

April 8, 2015
Up on the roof

No, it’s not a newly-formed volcano that was discovered behind the News office after the recent storms. This is a colossal fire ant bed – one of many popping up in the area. Over a foot tall, the mound hides the dreaded stinging ants that are so troublesome and painful. Commercial and old school remedies abound on our Facebook pages – The Azle News and Springtown Epigraph – where folks are suggesting everything from fruit peels to granules to home mixtures containing detergent to professional pest companies. Just so you know, we don’t endorse these ideas, but feel free to join the Facebook conversation and put in your two cents.

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Watch the skies!

April 1, 2015
Watch the skies!

Trouble was a-brewin’ in March 2014 as a storm cloud began building an “updraft tower” on a moist spring afternoon. Storm spotters look for earmarks like “cauliflower” blooming peaks that alert them that serious weather could be on the horizon. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Storm spotters learn when trouble’s aloft

by Mark K. Campbell
They have their own secret language.… Read the rest

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PC indicts 3 from Springtown, 1 from Azle

April 1, 2015
PC indicts 3 from Springtown, 1 from Azle

by Carla Noah Stutsman
A Parker County grand jury handed down 21 indictments when it met to consider evidence in criminal cases presented by the Parker County District Attorney’s Office March 19.
Of the 21 individuals indicted, three are from the Springtown area and one is from Azle.
• Kenneth Lee Stembridge, 30, of Springtown, 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

March 25, 2015

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 between March 10-18.
• William Lawrence Hewson, 50, of Azle, was arrested March 10 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with possession of a controlled substance – penalty group 1, 1-4 grams.
• Parker County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 57-year-old Azle man March 10 on a motion to revoke parole or probation for a prior charge of driving while intoxicated, third or more offense.… Read the rest

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Local sales tax revenues show growth

March 25, 2015
Local sales tax revenues show growth

by Carla Noah Stutsman
The sales tax numbers remain mostly good for local towns, counties, and entities.
These tax figures represent January sales reported by monthly tax filers.
At the local level, Parker County saw a dip in its monthly check but remains in the black for the first quarter, when compared with 2014.
The town of Lakeside, on the other hand, saw a tiny increase for March but hasn’t earned as much in the first quarter of the year as it did in the first quarter of 2014.… Read the rest

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Feeding the need

March 25, 2015
Feeding the need

Volunteers Rocio Barboza (left) and Bob Tricht help with unloading meals from the van at Ash Creek Baptist Church in Azle. Photo by Misty Shaw

Prepared meals such as this are delivered to local residents in need by volunteers five days a week in Parker and Tarrant County. Photo by Misty Shaw

Lee Porter, owner of Azle Dental Care, volunteers weekly with Meals On Wheels in Azle. Photo by Misty Shaw

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Six area residents indicted by Parker County Grand Jury

March 18, 2015
Six area residents indicted by Parker County Grand Jury

by Carla Noah Stutsman
A Parker County grand jury met Tuesday, March 10 in Weatherford to consider evidence in criminal cases presented by the Parker County District Attorney’s Office.
The grand jury handed down indictments against 29 individuals.
Among those 29 were two Poolville residents, two from Springtown, and two who live in Azle.
Joshua Darrell Ross, 31, of Poolville, was indicted for theft less than $1,500 with two or more previous theft convictions, a state jail felony.… Read the rest

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Parker County Arrests

March 18, 2015

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 between March 3-9.
• Jerry Dewayne Allen, 31, of Azle was arrested March 3 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies for a warrant for aggravated sexual assault of a child, a first degree felony.
• Parker County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 45-year-old Azle woman March 3 on a commitment order for a prior charge of manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance – penalty group 1, one to four grams.… Read the rest

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