by Natale Gentry
Members of the Texas Health Harris Methodist Azle (THAZ) Auxiliary celebrated its 40th anniversary April 8.
The group gathered to recognize the volunteers among them who have dedicated innumerable hours to advancing the operation of the hospital in the community and to laud the rich history of the group itself.
The auxiliary was founded on Feb. 27, 1974 as the Eagle Mountain Area Suburban Hospital Auxiliary (EMASH).… Read the rest
Lakeside is exception with gargantuan leap
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced that state sales tax revenue in March was $2.09 billion, up 5.6 percent compared to March 2013.
“The growth in sales tax revenues was led by business spending in the oil and natural gas mining, wholesale trade and construction sectors,” Combs said. “Collections from restaurants were also strong. This marks 48 consecutive months of growth in state sales tax collections.”… Read the rest
The third Azle Arts Popcorn Players play of the 2014 season is ready to go.
AAPP will present A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court in late April and early May.
The play, directed by Carol Braden and Monica Goth, opens April 25 at the 1012 Southeast Parkway stage.
The adaptation of the Mark Twain story will continue to run April 26-27 and May 2-4.… 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 April 6-12.
A 52-year-old Azle man was arrested April 6 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies for a Tarrant County warrant for DWI with a blood alcohol level of greater than .15. He was released to Tarrant County authorities on April 7.… Read the rest
27 indictments returned against others, 5 from the area
by Carla Noah Stutsman
The Parker County Grand Jury returned a “no bill” in the case of Katherine Kuehner, 53, when it met to consider evidence in numerous criminal cases April 3 in Weatherford.
In other action three Springtown residents and two from Azle were indicted.
Kuehner was arrested by the Parker County Sheriff’s Office on September 23, 2013 for the murder of her husband, Curtis Kuehner.… Read the rest
Group will study water desalination
First earthquakes, now water woes.
State Representative Phil King (R-Weatherford) has been named to the Joint Interim Committee to Study Water Desalination.
The committee is charged with examining the status of seawater and groundwater desalination in Texas, as well as ways that expanded use of desalinated water could help meet Texas’ needs.
“Water continues to remain a top priority for Texas and for our community,” King said. “Looking at alternative solutions to address our future water needs is critical for ensuring a strong Texas economy.”… 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 March 30-April 5.
Springtown police arrested a 35-year-old Springtown man on March 30 for active Springtown warrants for failure to appear in court, driving with no driver’s license, and no insurance. He posted $880 bond and was released from the Parker County Jail on April 4.… Read the rest
7 are area residents
by Carla Noah Stutsman
The Parker County Grand Jury met Thursday, March 20, in Weatherford to consider evidence in numerous criminal cases filed by the Parker County District Attorney’s Office.
The Grand Jury returned 29 indictments against 23 individuals. Four of those individuals are Springtown residents, while three live in the Azle area.
• Robert Earl Carter, 42, of Springtown, was indicted for possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 1, one to four grams, a third-degree felony.… Read the rest
His fourth conviction for driving while intoxicated has garnered a Mexican national in the United States illegally a 10-year prison sentence.
Damian Galvan Hernandez, 39, of Parker County, was found guilty and sentenced to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine for a felony DWI charge in a jury trial that concluded Wednesday, March 26, in Parker County district court.
Evidence introduced during the trial by Assistant District Attorneys Robert DuBoise and Nikki Rhodes showed that on November 21, 2012, at approximately 9 p.m., a local business owner reported a possible drunk driver on FM 51 north of Weatherford.… Read the rest