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Capturing wintertime right out the window

November 30, 2016
Capturing wintertime right out the window

A cardinal flies through the biggest snowstorm ever on Feb. 11, 2010. Photo by Paula Campbell

Don’t blink or you’ll miss it

by Mark K. Campbell
If you’ve read the paper for a few years, you’ve seen this picture before.
And it’ll pop up again as the endpiece in the Heritage magazine at the end of December.
The photo is over five years old.
Around here, we were seeing the snowiest day ever on Feb. 11, 2010. It just kept falling and falling; officially 11.2 inches came down – the first and only double digit snow ever here.
My wife – a frequent contributor to the paper back then – and I were having coffee in the sunroom, watching the white stuff pile up.… Read the rest

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Azle woman managing play

November 30, 2016

Azle theater veteran Selita Spunger will be behind the scenes at Weatherford’s Theatre Off the Square’s Steel Magnolias.
Spunger, who has acted in TOTS productions, is the upcoming play’s stage manager.
The popular Steel Magnolias runs weekends Dec. 2-18 on the stage at 114 North Denton St.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for students and 60-and-over. Matinees are $12 for all seats.
Special group rates are available by calling 817-341-8687.
TOTS is the only live theater in Parker County.… Read the rest

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Parker County Arrests

November 30, 2016

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 Nov. 14-27.
A 41-year-old Springtown man was arrested Nov. 14 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with public intoxication. He was released Nov. 16 for time served.
A 35-year-old Springtown man was arrested Nov. 14 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies on a commitment order for a previous charge of driving while intoxicated. As of Nov. 29, he remained in jail in lieu of $1,500 bond.
A 56-year-old Springtown man was arrested Nov. 14 by Reno Police officers and charged with possession of marijuana less than two ounces.… Read the rest

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Being Thankful

November 21, 2016
Being Thankful

When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.               Willie Nelson

Gratitude- Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
William Arthur Ward

Survival -We don’t develop courage by being happy every day.
We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.
Barbara De Angelis

Unity -In a time of domestic crisis, men of goodwill and generosity should be able to unite regardless of party or politics.
John F. Kennedy

Beauty-Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore.
There is always something to make you wonder in the shape of a tree, the trembling of a leaf.Read the rest

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A good run

November 16, 2016
A good run

Vera Beck is a longtime patient at Northwest Physical Therapy, where she sees owner and physical therapist Tom Reid at each visit. Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman

Reid’s Northwest Physical Therapy celebrates 30 years in Azle

BY CARLA NOAH STUTSMAN
Tom Reid’s eyes lit up as he removed a large book from a package on his desk.
“Vestibular rehabilitation,” he sighed with a certain awe, patting the book with a skilled hand. “I’m going to learn about it.”
After providing physical therapy services for patients in Azle, Springtown, and the surrounding area since 1986, Reid says he still learns something new every day, and he enjoys every minute.… Read the rest

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Supermoons!

November 16, 2016
Supermoons!

Nov. 13-14 were big days for lunar lovers. The rare supermoon – when the full moon’s orbit takes it nearest to Earth – visited. Above is moonrise on Nov. 13 and below is moonset on the morning of Nov. 14.
Photos by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest

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PC Arrests

November 16, 2016

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 Nov. 7-13.
A 38-year-old Springtown man was arrested Nov. 7 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies for an insufficient bond a previous charge of theft of property, $1,500-$20,000. As of Nov. 14 he remained in jail in lieu of $15,005 bond.
A 29-year-old Springtown woman was arrested Nov. 7 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies on bond forfeiture for a previous charge of burglary of a habitation. As of Nov. 14 she remained in jail in lieu of $20,005 bond.… Read the rest

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All the children of the world…

November 9, 2016
All the children of the world…

A child in Liberia is thrilled to receive a shoebox from Operation Christmas Child. The group has delivered 135 million boxes since 1993. Photo courtesy Samaritan’s Purse

Operation Christmas Child spreads joy one shoebox at a time

BY CHRISTINA DERR
The unadulterated joy expressed by children on Christmas morning is something that words fail to capture.
That jubilation is multiplied exponentially when the child is an orphan, or struggling to live in abject poverty, or is a victim of war or disaster, and is receiving a shoebox full of toys, hygiene products, and school supplies.
That immense amount of indescribable joy has been brought to millions of children across the world by Operation Christmas Child (OCC) since 1993.… Read the rest

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Parker County Arrests

November 9, 2016

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 Oct. 31-Nov. 5:
A 20-year-old Springtown man was arrested Oct. 31 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies for an insufficient bond on three charges of theft of cattle/horse/exotic livestock, less than $150,000. He posted $50,010 bond and was released Nov. 4.
A 22-year-old Azle man was arrested Nov. 1 on a commitment order for a previous charge of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, penalty group one, four-200 grams. As of Nov. 7 he remained in jail in lieu of $40,005 bond.… Read the rest

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Surviving the Battle of the Coral Sea

November 2, 2016
Surviving the Battle of the Coral Sea

This certificate mysteriously arrived at David Everett’s Baytown, Texas home after the war: His “membership” into the Shipwrecked Sailors of the South Seas.

Sailor was aboard the doomed Lexington

Editor’s Note: David Everett  is my 94-year-old father-in-law. I believe his story makes for memorable reading this Veterans Day.                           MKC

By Mark K. Campbell
A near miss and a direct hit – that sums up the World WarII naval career of David Everett…at least the first five months or so.
A Lake Whitney resident since 1961, Everett, 94, has lived his life around water.… Read the rest

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