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Parker County Arrests

November 19, 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 Nov. 8-14.
• A 37-year-old Springtown woman was arrested Nov. 8 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies for insufficient bond for a prior charge of evading arrest or detention with a motor vehicle.… Read the rest

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Indictments returned against area residents

November 19, 2014
Indictments returned against area residents

by Natalie Gentry
A Parker County grand jury met in Weatherford on Nov. 6 to consider evidence presented by the Parker County District Attorney’s office in a number of criminal cases.
Among others, the grand jury handed down indictments against two people who live in the Azle area.
• Mikeul David Fite, 65, of Azle was indicted for theft of property, $1,500-20,000, a state jail felony.… Read the rest

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Angel Band due in Azle Dec. 7

November 19, 2014
Angel Band due in Azle Dec. 7

Greer’s Christmas Tour stops at ACBC, TV special airs in December

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Azle folk will soon have a unique opportunity to fight hunger locally, enjoy world class entertainment in the form of a Christmas concert and – for many – meet up with an old friend.… Read the rest

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Parker County Arrests

November 13, 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 between Oct. 24 and Nov. 7.
• A 35-year-old Springtown woman was arrested Oct. 24 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with possession of a controlled substance – penalty group 1, 1-4 grams. She also had active warrants for failure to identify from Westworth Village and a   parole violation from Austin.… Read the rest

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Worldwide love: Area churches take part in Operation Christmas Child

November 12, 2014
Worldwide love: Area churches take part in Operation Christmas Child

by Natalie Gentry
For the tenth year in a row, First Baptist Church Springtown will act as a relay center for Operation Christmas Child (OCC).
Also, the week of Nov. 17-24 marks the fourth year that First Baptist Azle has collected shoeboxes for OCC – a program aimed at providing needy children all over the world with Christmas gifts.
The project – organized by international Christian relief group Samaritan’s Purse – began in 1993 and, since then, has collected and delivered more than 113 million gifts to poverty-stricken children in more than 130 countries on six continents.… Read the rest

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Area cities, districts enjoy bumps in sales tax revenue

November 12, 2014
Area cities, districts enjoy bumps in sales tax revenue

But Parker County sees drop from November 2013

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs distributed November local sales tax allocations totaling $723.1 million to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts across the state Nov. 5.
Statewide, the November 2014 allocations rose 10.5 percent compared to November 2013. However, in Parker County, the numbers dipped from a year ago.
With the single exception of Parker County, every local entity recognized an increase in its November allocations compared with November 2013.… Read the rest

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TRC adopts new rules aimed at reducing Texas earthquakes

November 5, 2014

by Carla Noah Stutsman
Almost a year after Reno, Azle and Springtown residents felt the jolt of the first-ever earthquake in the area, the Texas Railroad Commission (TRC) adopted amended rules directed at disposal well operations in areas of historical or future seismic activity.
On Tuesday evening, Nov. 5, 2013, the news spread quickly – the first known earthquake had occurred in the area.… Read the rest

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Local duo named HSU King, Queen

November 5, 2014
Local duo named HSU King, Queen

When Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene crowned its 2014 Homecoming King and Queen Oct. 17, both Springtown and Azle were represented.
HSU’s 2014 Homecoming Queen is Audrey Beth Heffington of Azle, a psychology major with a minor in Spanish who will graduate in May 2015.… Read the rest

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Parker County Arrests

November 5, 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 between Oct. 19-23.
• Parker County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 17-year-old Azle man Oct. 19 and issued him a citation for public intoxication.
• A 31-year-old Springtown man was arrested Oct. 19 by Parker County Sheriff’s deputies for a Hamilton County warrant for non-payment of child support.… Read the rest

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Veterans live together at Azle Manor

November 5, 2014
Veterans live together at Azle Manor

by Mark K. Campbell
Azle Manor is the home for 10 military veterans.
B.J. Clark served in the United States Navy from 1945-47.
He worked as a machinist during World War II.
In Azle, he used those skills to open Clark’s Precision Machine & Tool.
Prominent in community service for decades, the B.J. Clark Building is named in his honor.
John Duran served in the Air Force from 1959-1964.… Read the rest

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